All right - things are getting out of control now. Today I actually
had to remove some wood screws BY HAND - thus putting my self at risk
of blisters, carpal tunnel and god knows what other debilitating
maladies. The problem was that the baking sheet cupboard is so
stinkin' narrow I couldn't get my 18-volt, torque spewing monster of a
drill in there to unleash the fury. As such I'm in the market for
a new drill......
I've been googling, and it appears that Dewalt, Makita and Hitachi all
make cordless right angle drills (I'm not even considering a corded
unit). I know that Dewalt is just repackaged Black & Decker and
Hitachi is the cheap green crap - but I've heard that some folks have
used Makita for literally_months_before they break.
Which direction do you think I should go, cordless angle drillwise?
Just Phishin' a little.....TIA
I had a tough time justifying the $199.- plus tax that Lowes wanted for the
DeWalt unit. Since this is a "special use" tool for me and not in use all
that much, I drove across the street to Sears and picked up theirs for $79.-
including two batteries, a charger, and a nice case.
For a limited use a 3/8'' ANGLE DRILL ATTACHMENT WITH JACOBS® CHUCK
this might do the trick. And it's only $12.49.
Never used one, but always curious about how well they work. If you
go that route will you please report back.
If you hate HF, you can google on "ANGLE DRILL ATTACHMENT" - there's
scads of them - but probably much like HF's.
If you already have a cordless drill, I would suggest your right angle drill
be corded. I have had a right angle cordless drill for close to 20 years.
A Makita BTY. Anyway I only use the drill when the need dictates. It is
not particularly the drill you would want to pick up for typical every day
use. The reason to get the corded over the cordless is that you will not
have to worry about charging batteries on a drill that you may not use very
much and you will not ever have to worry about replacing batteries 20 years
from now. I have to recharge my battery every time I pull the drill out.
Basically I do not think that the battery option on this style drill is
warranted unless you actually plan to use this drill often and not near a
Custom cabinetry is the meat and potatoes of the operation, so this
drill will probably be used daily. I'm leaning towards a 9.6 volt
because of the weight and because it's primary use will be vix bit
pilot holes and half inch screws. I gotta figure a 9.6 has more than
enough oomph. Maybe I'll see if I can a good deal for right around
full retail on eBay! : )
Thanks for the replies all. I'll let you know what I go with and how
Well if you are using it daily, that might be a case for cordless. Still,
you cannot beat the power of a corded model. And, Souix and IIRC Milwaukee
make the models that will be more comfortable to use and that will last.
They are corded however.
Otherwise, 9.6 should be fine. So far I have only used 9.6. But,,,;~)
consider that 9.6 is starting to become harder to find. 12 volt might be
easier to find replacement batteries for down the road...
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