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Thinking of buying some drills. Milwakee or makita any good quality.
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Both good brands . We recently started using the Milwaukee drills at work , the 20 volt brushless version and there the best we've ever used

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Ok ,I never insulate
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Thinking of buying some drills. Milwakee or makita any good quality.
corded.... Milwaukee...
cordless... Bosch....

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Used all. Prefer my Makita 18v lion. Lighter than the Bosch's it replaced. Good general shop drill. For job site the Milwaukee is hard to beat, tough tool. Always good to have a corded drill cause there are just some tasks that cordless is just not well suited for. (ie: Kreg jig). My corded is a 20 year old Dewalt. The newer, higher voltage, drills are better for job sites but get heavy if you are building cabinets all day. It really boils down to personal choices. For hobby use you can go cheap but for all day long use spend the extra bucks.
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I've been using a cordless Dewalt and it works really well. But it's actually an impact driver.
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I've been using a cordless Dewalt and it works really well. But it's actually an impact driver.
I use both the lithium ion 20 volt dewalt drill and impact at home . Those impacts are the best thing they ever invented

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Haven't bought any new corded drills for years but the Milwaukee magnum I've had for years was and is a good drill. That said, I need 6 Milwaukee cordless in order to keep 2 running. The guy I work with and I have 9 cordless drills and 9 cordless impacts that do the lions share of work for us. We started buying them 7or8 years ago and have only burned up one of the drills- probably from abuse. We have bought about a dozen or so batteries tho.
These are all 18 volt li-ion Makita tools. I would highly recommend them for cordless tools.
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Gio are you looking for corded or cordless and will it be for hobby use or commercial? Also how much power do you need or what jobs do you need them to do?

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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re: IMPACT DRIVERS. They are great for driving screws but the drill is for making the holes for the screws. Nice to have both if you can.

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