My 24v Firestorm seems to get heavier with each job, so I've spent some
time at the Borg looking at the li-ion drills. Makita has a a drill and
driver set for about $250, which was marked down to $199 for Black
Friday. Limited quantities of course. Sears also had a C3 at $69. A
bit heavier and I would rather have had the set.
However, Sears opened first at 4 a.m. and there I was with the rest of
the idiots waiting in line. By 4:45 I was out the door with the drill
heading for the nearby Borg, which I thought was going to open at 5 a.m.
Nope, 6 a.m. Ah, but Mick D was open across the street and I elected
to have a bit of breakfast (important fact for later on).
At 5:45 a.m. I am standing in line freezing my butt off when all of a
sudden the sausage and egg muffin starts talking to me. I don't want to
lose my place in line and figure I can hold out for 15 mins. Ten
minutes later I am cursing McDonalds as my plumbing is churning waiting
for me to pop the clutch.
Doors open and I made a beeline for the drills. They've got about 15
sets out. Now, I know I can't take the box into the head, but I also
know there is no way I am going to make it through the cashier, back to
the car and then to the head.
So I race to the head, find relief, race back to the drills and find
Happy with both. The driver handled 3 in deck screws nicely. A little
concerned about battery life, but time will tell.