My 12V Dewalt drill is no longer functioning due to the the two Nicad batteries no longer lasting more than 2 minutes after fully charged. I bought some instructions off Ebay on some magical RVD process that would revive the batteries, tried them and did not make a difference. So now my options are to get two new batteries - which of course are very expensive and I suspect one year from now I would be in the same situation.
I read about Lithium Ion batteries lasting longer and does not have this memory effect. So now I am considering just getting a brand new lithium ion battery drill.
I do have a Makita corded hammer drill which I use, but when I am up in the attic doing framing repair, or cutting holes in the top plate to drop wiring down, or out in the yard repairing wood fences or on a ladder repairing soffit etc...there is nothing better than a cordless.
Would appreciate if someone can share their cordless drill experiene.
Is the decision to go with a lithium ion drill instead of getting two new batteries a correct one?
If getting a lithium ion drill what is a good one to get? I am thinking Milaukee because I like the sawzall I got from them.
What kind of torgue do I get from a 18v lithium ion drill? The old Dewalt 12V I remember having problems driving 3" wood screws into 2x4s.
Thanks in advance,