I bought the set with case, tool, battery & charger. The charger has a UK plug, and is spec’d at 240 volts only.
Fortuitously, I have a Dremel 8220 that uses the same battery (Bosch bought Dremel a few years ago). The chargers look identical from the outside, but the Dremel is spec’d at 120 volts only.
So of course I took them both apart.
I need to take a closer look, but so far I can’t see any difference between them. The boards have the same part numbers, and the components look the same. I’m wondering if it’s really a a 120/240 VAC charger, and is just labeled differently according to region.
I’ll take a much closer look before I try a smoke test.
But if you happen to have a 12V Li-ion Dremel, you can save money by buying the bare tool.
@Kidsandliz I may have told this tale before, but many years ago a co-worker was cutting branches with a chainsaw. He said to himself: “Maybe I shouldn’t cut that one, if it swings wrong it will hit the ladder”. “Naw, I’m sure it will be ok.”
(First off, he still has all his appendages.)
Of course it swung wrong, and knocked the ladder out from under him. On his way down he whacked the underside of his left arm, between the armpit and elbow, about half a dozen times. Then the blade caught his fingers, and somehow spun them so he had nearly 360 degree cuts around a couple of them. But didn’t cut them off.
With a death grip on the chainsaw, the tip of the bar was the first thing to contact the ground, and he broke his right wrist. He also broke his shoulder blade somehow.
When the paramedics arrive, they look at his chewed up left hand, and say: “Wow, that looks bad, we better get an IV in”, and grab his (broken) right wrist.
On the way to the hospital the ambulance hit a bump or swerved, and one of the paramedics lost his balance. And caught himself with a hand on each of our lumberjack’s shoulders. Remember the broken shoulder blade?
So they make it to the ER, and that crew looks at him, and says: “That hand doesn’t look good, we better get an IV in.”
@blaineg@RiotDemon My sister says a girl can’t have too many flashlights. Her husband says a man can’t have too many screwdrivers. I guess you are saying a person can’t have too many “interesting” and potentially useless - oh wait you can modify it to be a table saw - tools?