- I do own a cordless (24v B&D), and like it, but it was a $25
impulse purchase off the remainder table at the borg, marked down from
Not for nothing, but I wouldn't expect a $60 cordless drill, even a
24V model, to be able to handle even the smallest of jobs. Perhaps
that's why it was on the remainder table.
My wife went to the B&D store at an outlet mall. She wanted to
surprise me with tool so she asked the salesman for some help. When
she told him that most of my tools are Dewalts, he suggested she go
buy me a shirt or something! He didn't want to sell her anything B&D
because the quality is so inferior to Dewalt.
NO, it is NOT. NOT NOT NOT.
Wait a minute.
Am I saying yes or no?
MNSHO is that Black and Decker is an average tool for the minimal user, and
is basically a throw away.
YM (and opinion) M (and probably does) V
-- I thought B&D owns DeWalt or vice versa?
They do. But why does that matter in terms of what the B&D salesperson
told my wife?
Ford sells Neons and Ford sells F-350's. If my wife was looking at a
Neon for me and told the salesman I'm used to driving F-350's, I'd
hope (and expect) that the salesman would steer her away from the
Neon. I might actually go back to a saleman that understood my needs
and didn't try to sell me (or the wife) something just to make the
Get a corded drill. For the price you want to pay, they're better. You can
find a pretty decent one for $50-60 or so and it will last many many years.
I believe the Makita drills have replaceable brushes, so for $5 every 10 or
20 years, you can keep the drill going.
However, most corded drills don't have a "pistol" grip like the battery
powered drills do. Corded drills have the grip at the end of the drill,
which (IMO) isn't as good as the battery powered drills since it's not
Yes the cord can be a hassle, but for a drill it doesn't need to be the
heavy-duty kind. In fact even 'light-duty' would do the job just fine.
On Sep 22, 10:52 am, email@example.com wrote:
re: "occasional weekend use"
What will these "occasional" uses be?
Many here have suggested a corded model which might make sense if your
occasional use won't be on a ladder 2 stories up. In other words,
think about what you will be using the drill for and picture that use
with an extension cord in the mix.
Oh yeah - If you go corded, make sure your drill budget includes the
cost of a decent gauge exterior-use extension cord that either
includes or can reach a GFCI outlet if you plan to use the drill
My drills? A 20+ YO corded Skil 599 Xtra-Tool Hammer drill and a
Dewalt DC759 18V drill. The *only* time I use the Skil is if I need a
hammer drill which lately has only been a few times a year. I use the
Dewalt for everything from removing outlets to mixing paint. On
occasion I'll even drill a hole with it. ;-)
BTW - I also bought the Dewalt circular saw and flashlight - tools
only - for use with the 18V batteries.
First, identify your needs: Will you be drilling soft woods? Hard steel?
Concrete? Drilling 1/8" or 5/8" holes? Will you be running in hundreds of
2" drywall screws? Lots of self tappers?
If you could rate your intended use on a scale of one to ten, ten being the
worst heaviest use, where would you estimate it?
You have asked an unanswerable question. If you want to cover all bases,
buy a high dollar 18v. DeWalt, and never look back. It will do whatever you
want to do every day you want to do it. But for all the extra $$$ you might
be spending, you could get a lighter drill, a nice pack of bits, a nice
assortment of accessories, etc, and still have some bucks left over.
Your quandary seems to be you don't know what you NEED, and that is the
worst position. If you buy a light one, and burn it up, you might as well
pile your money in an ash tray and set it afire. You'll be back at the
store in a few months buying a heavy one, and getting nothing for the old
one. Take the time now to nail down what you NEED, then it's a simple
matter of shopping price. (as in sales, closeouts, etc.)
If you're going to use this for a long time, think long term, and buy a good
one. You won't be throwing away money and buying another in a year or two.
For occasional use, you're wasting money with a battery drill. Get one that
plugs in to 110 volt.
Harbor Freight has some super cheap drills for occasional use. Wait until
you catch a sale; nearly everything at HF goes on sale eventually.
I have a numerous Ryobi tools and I like them, they're not made for a
professionals use or for someone who wants to build their own house. But for
the occasional weekend user they are very good. The $75 for reconditioned is
outrageous the new one with charger is only $79. Plus if you want to add
other tools Ryobi has a huge selection of cordless tools, again for the
occasional weekend user.
Watch for the bounce.
If ya didn\'t see it, ya didn\'t feel it.
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