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Cordless Drill Suggestions


I need some ideas for a "decent" cordless drill.  Every year around Christmas I get the same questions from my family "What do you want for Christmas?" and I usually say "anything connected with tools or hot rods" which is usually followed by more questions.  So this year I want to be ready for them and I'm wanting a Cordless Drill.  I surely don't need anything hi priced or hi tech but I want it to be at least 18volt and dependable.

ANY SUGGESTIONS OUT THERE?

"Happy Holidays"

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my neighbor has a couple cordless drills that work a good while and are purdy dang powerfull. all i know is they have lithium batteries.

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yup, Mego, Lithium is a definite must have for me for sure - - - - there are so many different brands and prices these days but since I'm not a Contractor I don't need the best.

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Mello Yello wrote:

yup, Mego, Lithium is a definite must have for me for sure - - - - there are so many different brands and prices these days but since I'm not a Contractor I don't need the best.


 You can go 'cheep' and reasonably decent with a Harbor Freight and what I carry on the camper or ...... get something that will get passed on to your kids and get a Bosch. Between them is a Hitachi(tho closer to Bosch in quality).

The HF drill that I have surprised me with the power level though it's not lithium. Yeah, in comparison, it's a rattling clunk '49 Chebbie vs a '15 Caddy. My Bosch too is old enough that it too is not a lithium drill, but it is as smooth as silk. As far as real power, none have equaled my blown clutch Porter-Cable but now that they are part of Stanley - Black & Decker, the quality has taken a huge hit. Many contractors use DeWalt - again, part of Stanley-Black & Decker and not what they were (besides that, I really dislike yellow tools that look cruddy 10 minutes out of the box).

Ryobi's are decent, Milwaukee's overpriced but great, Ridgid (Home Depot) are decent. Crapsman - hohum nowadays

 

Caveat - all comments above are my opinion



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I guess I have  bought and used just about every cordless drill on the market, and De Walt gets my vote,, I still have a bunch that was left from when we sold out, still working great, The 18 V will screw  anything screwable,, quick recharge, etc,,, but really its up to the guy buying the drill, all the other brands are probably just as good,, B&D has kinda relapsed recently,,, but of course I havn't bought any drill s for probably 10 15 years,,,

so it all depends on how much money you want to spend really



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Wish I could help, but alas, my last acquisition in that vein was an expensive set of Makita, Hammer drill-drill-driver, and impact driver - they are great, but, expensive.

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Thanks Amigo, I"ll tell "them" to take a look at the DeWalt and then, if that's too high, get back to me for a second choice.



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