In recent years new compact 12V cordless tools – impact drivers, drills, saws, multi-tools, and so forth, have been flooding the market, and the selection of new tools keeps growing and growing. While they’re not suitable for all tasks, we have accepted that these compact tools are capable of handling many low to medium duty applications.
There was recently an interesting poll over at Tool-Rank asking whether readers think 12 volts is enough power for cordless tools.
Thus far, the poll results show that people are rather accepting of these compact 12V tools alongside standard 18V tools. Following are the current results, and bear in mind that the poll is still open, so go ahead place your vote right now.
Q: Do 12 volt tools offer enough power.
Options (votes/total voters):
- It has its place, but I am not selling my 18 volts (25/71)
- It depends on the tool (21/71)
- Yes, for light duty work (17/71)
- Nope, not at all (4/71)
- Yes, I replaced my 18 volt tools with them (4/71)