I have 2 Bosch drills, a 14.4 volt 1/2" (NiCad) and the 12 volt 3/8"
(Lion) mini. The 14.4 volt is a workhorse. It has so much power, I
rarely need a corded drill. But, as I have aged, it seems to get
heavier. So, my grab and go drill is now the 12 volt mini for most
projects. I'm really surprised at how much power it has and how long
the relatively small batteries last, before charging.
IMO, little difference amongst the better brands. I've used PC,
Panasonic (my favorite), DeWalt, Bosch, Ryobi
Buy what you need and not a larger, heavier drill that will be harder to
use for simple chores. Most homeowners only need a 14V for 99.5% of the
hobs they do.
Not a drill, per se, but can be used as drill.
Rockwell 3Rill, with LIFETIME warrantee on batteries
Shape and weight are perfect.
Has Forward/Reverse, variable speed, variable torque, chuck for anything,
has sockets, screw drivers, drills, wood chippers, etc
Get the whole tool set, comes with two batteries - recharges flat battery,
less than an hour, have never run out of power, worth it.
with primacell ya gotta pay shipping both ways which adds
$$, last time I checked it was like 15 bucks a battery
I've used batterydepot a couple of times and so far so good.
I'm getting ready to order a battery for my old 14.4
Milwakee hammer drill thats been down for a while and I sure
I don't think you'll like the difference between the
Rockwell after using Bosch for so many years <g>
also watch CPO Tools, they have some great deals sometimes.
i picked up a 18v milwakee impact driver for 75 bucks with
no battery, but I've got 3 18v batteries so it worked out
I have a Black & Decker 12 volt cordless I bought at Grainger in 1993
and have replaced the batteries once. The drill is identical to the
Dewalt 12 volt cordless except it's black not yellow. The drill was
manufactured before the Black & Decker drills became the cheap consumer
drills and the heavier duty drills turned into Dewalt. I had to repair
the charger when an inductor came loose from the circuit board because
of the pounding it received bouncing around in the truck but other than
replacing batteries, that's been the only trouble I've had with it and
it's received a lot of use. I suppose the only thing I can tell you
about which cordless tool to purchase, is to look for quality, take good
care of the beast and never, never loan it out. ^_^
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