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Unread 08-17-2014, 02:48 PM   #1
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cordless drill

looked for a tool section on here, but i guess there aren't any even though it would be a good idea.

anyways, looking to buy a coordless drill mostly to be used on my jeep and looking for recommendations. 18- or 20-volt, up to $150, tough/reliable

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Unread 08-17-2014, 02:54 PM   #2
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I've got an older 18v Dewalt XRP at home that I like but it is heavy.

I also recently got an 18v Milwaukee M18 for work, the lithium batteries are very nice and it is around the price you're looking for.
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I have a small set of older blue ryobi tools (drills, spotlights, handheld vacuum) and I like them. Lithium batteries are available but I haven't had to get any yet. BTW they are 18 volts.
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Unread 08-17-2014, 07:24 PM   #4
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I personally like dewalt. My dewalt 18volt xrp has lasted roughly 10 years and a lot of that was abusive to it. Honestly any of them will do a good job if you don't get sand or dirt in the motor batteries do die after awhile or improper use. If your wanting something to work on it at home get a corded drill.
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Unread 08-17-2014, 07:38 PM   #5
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found this Dewalt DCD780C2 at Lowes that looks good, a little more than i wanted to spend though, but i might get it.
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Ive got a Porter Cable 18v nicad that has been reliable for a few years. Recently purchased a 12v lithium dewalt for "around the house" kind of jobs. I really like the 12v for its light-weight and find that that is my go-to for most jobs.
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Unread 08-18-2014, 10:20 AM   #7
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I used to have an 18v black & decker that was awesome; had it for close to ten years until it fell off the roof and was killed. I replaced it with the newer B&D model that was closest and that one sucks in every way. Weak, poor battery life and not balanced.

Since then I took advantage of one of the package promo deals and switched all my cordless stuff to 18v Makita. Could not be happier with all of it.
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Honestly, I wouldn't go smaller than an 18v, but it really depends on how many RPM's the drill can put out. For instance, a Ryobi might put out less RMP's than a Dewalt of the same volts. Then you are stuck with a stalled chuck halfway through some quarter inch steel. I used a Chicago Electric 18v to punch through my procomp bumper, not sure the RPM's it had as it's long gone in the trash. . For reliability and toughness, I would go with Porter.

More IS more when it comes to drills. Get a powerful one with adjustable speeds, and you can tackle anything. If you are looking for nut driving, I would get an electric impact. 2pennies.
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Honestly, I wouldn't go smaller than an 18v, but it really depends on how many RPM's the drill can put out. For instance, a Ryobi might put out less RMP's than a Dewalt of the same volts. Then you are stuck with a stalled chuck halfway through some quarter inch steel. I used a Chicago Electric 18v to punch through my procomp bumper, not sure the RPM's it had as it's long gone in the trash. . For reliability and toughness, I would go with Porter.

More IS more when it comes to drills. Get a powerful one with adjustable speeds, and you can tackle anything. If you are looking for nut driving, I would get an electric impact. 2pennies.
the amount of RPM is only dependent on what you are drilling.

You can go under 18 volt but check the amp hours. You might be looking at two 18 volt drills but they wont be the same. get something with 3 amp hours.
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Stay away from the cheap ones. Buy a Dewalt and never look back. Sometime they can be found on sale at Home Depot.
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Don't go with Ryobi. We have a set and they only lasted a couple of years. We have a Rigid set and they're awesome. We also have a Milwaukee set and its pretty good. We have a Makita 18v Impact and driver, and it's my favourite impact of them all. We use it for everything. Even drywall. Lol
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Milwaukee M18; have used dewalt, Mikita, and Milwaukee. Company traded all dewalt and Mikita and now we only use Milwaukee and will never look back. Batteries last longer, charge faster, they are more rigid and can stand a beating!
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I think I've got 4 or 5 various cordless drills in my garage. Mikita, Dewalt, and Milwaukee come to mind. My corded one is a porter cable. I like them all... can't go wrong with any of those brands.
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Unread 08-20-2014, 03:44 AM   #14
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I've used my Milwaukee 2450-22 12-volt Impact Driver hard for 3 years and still love it! I've drilled, lagged into rafters, assembled countless pieces of RTA furniture, and so much more. It packs plenty of oompfh yet is light enough that my (then) 7 yr old son could wield it for our Spring Break 2013 project:



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Unread 08-20-2014, 07:26 AM   #15
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thanks for everyone's opinions. anyone have long term experience with Kobalt? i recently bought one of their impact wrenches and seems pretty solid. since i shop at Lowes i'll be looking at them and they have a lot of Dewalt's that i'm looking at.
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