Ego power drill seems logical

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This battery platform is so versatile, I can only hope that a 2.0 a/hr battery pack can be used on a handheld drill/skill saw/framing nailer in the future.
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No way would I want a drill or a circular saw to use such a  large battery.   I've already got a perfectly usable Makita cordless saw, as well as a couple of Makita cordless 18V drills.  At some point, battery size such as the Ego's is just too large for certain tools.
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With the open Arc-Lithium shape, dual-molded impact resistant case, PCM cell wraps and 14 cells, the Ego 2 and 2.5Ah packs are roughly twice the weight and three times the size of a typical High Capacity (3,4,5Ah 10cell) 18V power tool battery.

Milwaukee and DeWalt have both announced 15 cell packs, but these are largely being marketed for larger handheld and/or benchtop-style tools (like miter saws).  DeWalt's packs are backward compatible with their hand tools, but I seriously doubt anyone will favor adding that much weight and size to a drill... maybe for rare instances of high and sustained power output, like mixing large buckets of wet product, but certainly not for normal handheld use, and those packs are still significantly lighter and smaller than the Ego packs.

Having said that, the Ego pack is designed the way it is for heat management.  The 15 cell power tool batteries will not handle sustained high power output and rapid charging like the Ego packs do.  They will simply not have any way to shed the heat efficiently.

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I agree that it is a large pack and not optimized size wise for a drill.. That said, if the put out a took pack that I could utilize with the batteries I already have instead of a myriad of different companies and non convertible packs , I'd go for it. I'd love to see a wetvac and skillsaw setups as well.
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Backpack with quick detachable cords would be handy on job sites where you don't have power and need long run time. Would be a niche market but if you could power any number of devices using adapters off the same pack I could see it being useful.