I am looking at a cordless Firestorm Drill - either the 12 or 14.4 V models. (Yes, I'm aware of concerns about B&D reliability, but this will be for light household project use (eg putting together a sandbox)- probably once or twice/month - and the B&D factory store is very convenient for me, whereas taking any other brand in for repair would be very inconvenient). Also replacement batteries for B&D models seem much more reasonable than other brands.
The 12 V model is lighter and is being offered in a great deal with a laser level, but does not have the dual speed/torque range offered on the 14.4 V model or the quick change chuck. I figure I can get a quick change system to make up for the chuck, but obviously not the speed range. I would appreciate comments on whether the low speed range is worth the extra money for this kind of use. If I go for the 12 V model, will I regret not having the 0-400 rpm range for driving screws?
Thanks for your help.
Michael Jasper michael firstname.lastname@example.org