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cordless drills
#331146 Wed Oct 31 2007 07:30 PM
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I had posted this in another forum and was advised to try it in this forum as well.
I am looking to purchase an 18v cordless drill and was looking for some opinions from the forum. I am looking for all I can get with the least amount of expense. The Dewalt drills look good. I was also looking at the Makita BDFA452HW drill. It is very light weight and charges in 15 minutes. Does anyone have one of these and if so how do you like it?
Thanks for any an all replies.


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Re: cordless drills
tntcoop #331189 Wed Oct 31 2007 08:36 PM
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Tom,

We've got a Makita at work, not sure of the model number, it works OK not the torquer my Dewalt is, but not bad.

depending on what you want to do the drill you may want to look at Ridgid. I just bought a miter saw from them and was reading the lifetime warranty paperwork and remember something about lifetime warranty on the rechargeable batteries. if that's true you will save in the long run.

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Re: cordless drills
CenTex 52 Chevy #331247 Wed Oct 31 2007 11:43 PM
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You have a good point about the lifetime battery. I think Home Depot sells Ridgid tools?... thanks


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Re: cordless drills
tntcoop #331290 Thu Nov 01 2007 01:02 AM
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I'm a building contractor and we have been through lots of tools over the years. We've been very happy with Bosch tools and several guys on the crew have the 18 volt drill. I gave up on Dewalt a couple of years ago they spent more time being repaired than on the job it seemed. Makita and Hitachi have also been dependable. A lot of these 18 volt drills have a hammer setting which I doubt would be handy working on a truck but is great with concrete, stucco etc.
So many of the tools coming out these days are made to be thrown out when they breakdown instead of being repaired, it's depressing. Martin

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I do a fair amount of carpentry and repair work around my house, but nowhere near the amount a construction worker would. I have all DeWalt tools and I've never had a problem with any of them.

Regardless of what drill you get, buy an extra battery. When you're working on something and making progress even 15 minutes is an eternity.


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Re: cordless drills
Czechman #332550 Sat Nov 03 2007 07:50 PM
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I purchased a Dewalt 18 volt drill a couple of yrs. ago.It has worked very well for me and the batteries stay charged for a long time.I had a 14 volt Craftsman prior to that,and there is no comparison between the two.I am not telling you to buy a Dewalt,just that my experience with them has been very good.

Re: cordless drills
dale937 #333233 Mon Nov 05 2007 01:36 PM
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Bought a Craftsman last year, Power up the A but battery will die half the way thru most jobs.

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gazim #333295 Mon Nov 05 2007 04:07 PM
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I've had 4 Craftsman 19.2v. The trigger seems to be flaky as one has failed, and one going bad.

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Re: cordless drills
LGriffin #333442 Mon Nov 05 2007 09:11 PM
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I don't believe that Craftsman guarantees any of their power tools They wouldn't take back a 4in disc grinder for me.

Re: cordless drills
gazim #334014 Wed Nov 07 2007 01:40 AM
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You would never guess it, but the Panasonic drills are awesome. I did a lot of research before I bought my last cordless drill and am very happy that I got a Panasonic. It has so much torque it can break your wrist (well maybe sprain very badly) if you're not careful. Very solid construction, good battery life, etc.


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