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Cordless Magnetic Work Light
#1274626 Wed Aug 01 2018 06:56 PM
Joined: Feb 2013
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Shop Shark
I'm just looking for some recommendations about which one or ones you have used and like. Any preference between battery and rechargeable? LEDs best? Bigger is better? Thanks in advance. Jim

Re: Cordless Magnetic Work Light
Eureka Jim #1274636 Wed Aug 01 2018 07:39 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,572
ace skiver
Rechargeable - good idea
LED - good idea

I have bought cheap one of various sizes, with hanging hooks and magnets - from Harbor Freight, Northern Tools, Jegs, etc

I have never had one go bad (all foreign manufacture, no doubt).


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Cordless Magnetic Work Light
Eureka Jim #1274640 Wed Aug 01 2018 08:05 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,108
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
I use the coupon from Harbor Freight to get the free magnetic/hanging LED work light. As Tim says work good and no problems. For larger jobs I would probably go with a professional rechargeable light.šŸ› 


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Re: Cordless Magnetic Work Light
Eureka Jim #1274648 Wed Aug 01 2018 09:59 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,572
ace skiver
https://www.harborfreight.com/27-led-portable-worklight-flashlight-67227.html
144 lumens - 27 LEDs - magnetic
mine is at least 6 years old

https://www.harborfreight.com/215-lumen-pocket-worklight-63935.html

Other HF LED work lamps.

I got 2 of these about 6-7 years ago.
They are bright and they are handy and they are rechargeable - they are long - good under the hood, but unwieldy in tight places..


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Cordless Magnetic Work Light
Eureka Jim #1284511 Mon Oct 22 2018 08:00 PM
Joined: May 2015
Posts: 2,969
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I've been using a Pelican LED flashlight with an adjustable head and STRONG magnet recently. The angle head works well with the light stuck to the sheet metal.
Light
I probably wouldn't have bought it myself, but someone gave me a gift card that I had to spend. wink It's intrinsically safe, so you could use it while doused in gasoline big_eek and wouldn't make things go boom! It uses AA batteries. I've found that rechargeables are sometimes hard to get when they finally go bad.The only thing I don't like about it is that getting it to change from spot to flood takes a bunch of tries clicking the on-off switch (timing is touchy). It defaults to both LED's on, which sucks the batteries down a bit faster than just one.


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Re: Cordless Magnetic Work Light
Eureka Jim #1287563 Thu Nov 15 2018 06:16 PM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,847
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Workshop Owner
With Black Friday a week away, I too am looking for a good deal on a good LED rechargeable work light. I have a Black & Decker- Bright Bar and it is finally on it's last legs. It has been a good light for me as I ended up buying two (one at work and one for home). The weak point is the batteries and charger. If you overcharge it, it will kill the battery.

To me, an ideal light would be very similar to the Bright Bar, but would use a battery from a drill or similar rechargeable tool.

John


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Re: Cordless Magnetic Work Light
Eureka Jim #1287569 Thu Nov 15 2018 07:31 PM
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 3,044
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
They exist, but as far as getting a deal.......

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Re: Cordless Magnetic Work Light
Eureka Jim #1287621 Fri Nov 16 2018 02:23 AM
Joined: Nov 2004
Posts: 1,847
J
Workshop Owner
The fact that they keep changing the batteries doesn't make it any easier. I'm sure that deals will be tough or impossible to find, but I will still be watching the ads just the same.

John


J Lucas





1941 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1942 Chevy 1.5-Ton SWB
1959 Chevy Apache 31 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Apache 32 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Viking 40

My Flicker Photos! [flickr.com]

Re: Cordless Magnetic Work Light
Eureka Jim #1287625 Fri Nov 16 2018 02:34 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,232
Boltergeist
Got a Kobalt from Lowes about 4-5 years ago and it is still holding a charge. Swivel head, magnet and you snap the end out and plug it straight into the outlet. Its my go to light but I'll never find another that will last that long!


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Re: Cordless Magnetic Work Light
Eureka Jim #1287692 Fri Nov 16 2018 03:51 PM
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 70
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Wrench Fetcher
Caught one of these on sale last year. So far it's been a really good deal. Nice and bright with a couple different light level settings and it bends. Rechargable also.Light


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