My Mother purchased a Dwalt cordless drill for me for my birthday......the
sales guy sold her a drill that is so big you could build a skyscraper with
it........way to big....nice drill though...the thing must way 5 plus
pounds.......what would you suggest for household and general use....some
thing I can also use for tightening or inserting small screws, drilling
wood, etc.......I realize there are bunches and bunches of them.....thanks
I love my Ryobi drill. In fact, I received the whole set of cordless
tools for Christmas from my husband. I find that they aren't too heavy
but pack alot of power. My favorite of the set is the circular saw.
In alt.home.repair on 30 Nov 2004 08:23:15 -0800 "new england gal"
Is it true that the circular saw was invented by a woman? That's why
I've heard, (but I've learned not to believe (or disbelieve, usually)
things the first time or two that I hear them.) According to what I
heard, she was a Shaker woman. Shakers lived in northeast Ohio, near
Shaker Heights I assume, and one of their major ways of making money
was making furniture.
Anyhow, I finally started using my 5 inch one, in addition to the
bigger one, and the five inch one is great. (I hope to find my
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Shakers were very progressive with technology. They had simple lives and
were also advocates of herbal medications. If you ever have the opportunity
to visit a Shaker village/museum you'll find it very interesting.
High quality, medium price: Makita, DeWalt, Milwaukee, Hitachi
Lower quality, low price: Ryobi, Black & Decker
You don't need more than 9.6v or 12v for most household applications. I've
got a Makita 9.6V that I have had for years. I use it for everything from
drilling holes in masonry to screwdriving.
It sounds like he sold her a heavy duty drill. She needs a light duty
drill. Just exchange it for a 9 or 12 volt model. DeWalt is not bad, lower
price than most and a little less quality, but a good choice for the use.
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