My Ryobi cordless drill went out a few weeks ago and I was shopping for a new one. I used Consumer Reports and they said that the Hitachi DS18DMR cordless drill was the best one out there. So, I went to Lowe's and picked one up over the weekend.
I have not opened it yet, but was wondering if I should or if I should return it. I've heard mixed reviews....more better than worse though. My main concern is that the DS18DMR at Lowe's has a Ni-Cad battery while the Consumer Reports review had a NiMH battery. I read somewhere that the 'big box' stores have to keep the prices down so they sell cheaper versions of the product. The Ni-Cd batteries are cheaper so that is why they sell it at Lowe's.
But my problem is that Lowe's is the only place I could find the drill. So, I was wondering...should I keep the DS18DMR with the Ni- Cd's or return the drill and look for a NiMH battery one...or just look for a different drill all-together.
Thanks in advanced...