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Well my stepson decided he wanted his cordless drill back so I am in the market for a new one. I think I would prefer 18V Litium Ion unless someone can convince me that's not what I need.
I have three corded drills, one with only forward drive, one with reversing drive and a reversing hammer drill. I want a cordless drill for quick drilling and screwing (you know what I mean). I have a little cordless that only accepts hex shank bits. I need something with a real drill chuck.
Lets not break the bank, this is only an "accessory" tool. But I don't want some Asian import where the battery is useless in 3 months. I have one of those I let the spouse use.
So what are you folks using?
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Well my stepson decided he wanted his cordless drill back so I am in the market for a new one. I think I would prefer 18V Litium Ion unless someone can convince me that's not what I need.
I have three corded drills, one with only forward drive, one with reversing drive and a reversing hammer drill. I want a cordless drill for quick drilling and screwing (you know what I mean). I have a little cordless that only accepts hex shank bits. I need something with a real drill chuck.
Lets not break the bank, this is only an "accessory" tool. But I don't want some Asian import where the battery is useless in 3 months. I have one of those I let the spouse use.
So what are you folks using?
Well, I bought the B&D with niCad last august for the same reason, quick drilling, etc.. Wish I had bought the LiOn. Will do as soon as I need to replace the batteries in this thing. Don't think it will be to long either.

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Hi, Deb. I bought the (Green) Ryobi 18V Lion set with the charger and 2 bats from Home Depot. It isn't cheap, but if you have other cordless Ryobi tools the charger will work with the reg. battery's also. It also has an automatic clutch that will engage when you need more torque for screws.

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George what did it cost you? I see it listed at HD here for 179.00. Looks like the best bang for the buck on the HD site.
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Hi Deb

Like many wood workers I have been down that road,,I must have tons of the cordless drills,,not say anything about the batteries for them , my buck goes to the DeWalt ,..they are not cheap that's true but they stand up for me...

I have 3 of the 18 volt, 1/2" chuck ones,with all the normal stuff..


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Well my stepson decided he wanted his cordless drill back so I am in the market for a new one. I think I would prefer 18V Litium Ion unless someone can convince me that's not what I need.
I have three corded drills, one with only forward drive, one with reversing drive and a reversing hammer drill. I want a cordless drill for quick drilling and screwing (you know what I mean). I have a little cordless that only accepts hex shank bits. I need something with a real drill chuck.
Lets not break the bank, this is only an "accessory" tool. But I don't want some Asian import where the battery is useless in 3 months. I have one of those I let the spouse use.
So what are you folks using?



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BobJ I like it BUT 229.00 here in Canada. If I was going that high I'd consider the Ridgid Autoshift which is like my "dream drill" Even the Ryobi was more then I was considering but close... I wanted to find something around 150.00 or less! I can wait for a good sale...just need something to watch for. I will certainly keep an eye out for the DeWalt on sale! Thanks.
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HI Deb

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DeWalt Cordless Drills from DeWalt Tools.

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BobJ I like it BUT 229.00 here in Canada. If I was going that high I'd consider the Ridgid Autoshift which is like my "dream drill" Even the Ryobi was more then I was considering but close... I wanted to find something around 150.00 or less! I can wait for a good sale...just need something to watch for. I will certainly keep an eye out for the DeWalt on sale! Thanks.



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I have 5 Makita 9.6 volt drills and one 14.4. I have used most of these drills for 20 years and only had to replace 2 batteries. You can find these for sale cheap anymore, and new batteries or rebuilds are available everywhere. Something to consider.

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Deb, another place to consider is Rona. I bought one of their house brand drills, 18v w/2 batteries and 1 hour charger 3 years ago and so far, so good. It was a discontinued last years model, think I paid about $60 for it.

Another thing to consider is do you really need the 18v model? I know, you're only drilling a half a dozen pilot holes and driving the screws and putting it down so you won't notice the weight... but just wait 'till you do something foolish and hang drywall for a day. The weight of the 18v gets pretty heavy after a while. My next one will probably be a 14.4v or something similar as I've found I just don't need the extra power as often as I thought.

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Hi Mike

hahahahaha how would you like 6 or 8 more with chargers and all with dead batteries hahahahahahaha


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I have 5 Makita 9.6 volt drills and one 14.4. I have used most of these drills for 20 years and only had to replace 2 batteries. You can find these for sale cheap anymore, and new batteries or rebuilds are available everywhere. Something to consider.



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