It may sound strange to some, but I've decided I can live with a few of
them--no concern about
whether the battery is charged and how much so, no concern about how much
the next battery
is going to cost or whether it will still be available when I need it, more
power, lower cost.
I have a wireless drill as well (a little on the wimpy side). Whether
wireless is better "just depends".
Depends on what? It's only better if you NEED it. I've found there is
very little where "I" need a cordless drill enough to make it's
shortcomings acceptable. All those concerns listed by the poster
Anywhere a cord is not a serious drawback, a corded tool beats a
cordless hands down - weight/power/performance/cost.
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*trim: list of cordless drill shortcomings*
I said the same thing... until I got my Makita. The corded drill still
has its place, but it's usally in the drawer. The impact driver weighs
less than the corded drill and drives screws better..
I tried a friend's Panasonic a few weeks ago, and understand why guys
like it. It would sometimes purr like a Tribble.
Never teach your apprentice everything you know.
On 18 Apr 2010 02:57:38 GMT, Puckdropper
I've got/had Makita, Ryobi, and Craftsman. The Craftsman was the best
over-all. But my corded drill is the same weight as the heaviest of
the 3 and will throw me off the ladder if it gets jammed where none
of the battery units is in any danger of affecting my balance or my
Just bought a new 1'2" Makita - corded.
A cord is always a drawback to me. Not serious but.............
I have a bad habit of tripping over cords.
That plus my cords are alive and inevitably tangle themselves.
I like my cordless drills.
I have more than I need but not as many as I want.
That would be a very limited selection. I have looked a number of times and
could only find a single model that was much more than I wanted to pay. I
bought an independent clutch that I chucked into my corded drill and used
that for many years. It was something I picked up at a lumber yard. But my
makita cordless is much better. So I tossed it.
Not, strictly speaking, a *drill* but a very useful screwdriver, the
Milwaukee 6580-20 is great.
I have one.
But with my acquisition of the Makita 18V Li-ion cordless, I hardly ever
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