I bought a Porter Cable 12v drill kit at the Sam's Club here in
Houston for $89. It has 330 in/lbs of torque, 2 Amp-hr batteries (2),
a 1 hr charger, and a bonus 3.6v screwdriver. It's a very sweet deal
if you can find it...I checked the Sam's last week in Ohio while on
vacation, and they didn't have it.
Lowe's sells the Hitachi 14.4v kit for $89, which I hear is a great
bargain. My father had a 9.6v Hitachi for several years, and he loves
Quality and cheap don't often go together :-)
That being said, the last drill I bought was a Skill 3/8" VSR corded
drill for $30. I'm sure it's not finest piece of drilling machinery
ever devised by man, but it works fine for utility use in the shop and
for $30 how can you complain?
I never said that I wanted it for free. I suppose I should have stated that
I would like to find a low priced drill that will hold up. The thing is
that I want to buy it NEW online not from an auction. This will be a gift.
I went to Sears' web site and looked at a number of their corded drills.
The more expensive Craftsman drills carry a one year warranty. With the
cheaper Craftsman drills the warranty isn't stated. Of the number of
Craftsman drills I looked at I didn't find one with a two year warranty.
Buffalo, NY - USA
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Crapsman, you mean? :)
I wouldn't be afraid to buy a drill from them. Mostly it's a matter of if
you bought the thing wearing its native brand name from some place else,
you'd get a molded plastic case and some extra bits or something for less
money than the plain drill wearing a Crapsman sticker. They're just not a
Having said that, I have a 7 amp Crapsman drill, and it kicks ass. I don't
miss the molded plastic case, or the cheap bits, and nobody around here was
selling anything like it wearing any other brand name. I needed a drill, I
bought a drill, and it really kicks ass. Who cares if someone wants to
look down his nose at me because my kick ass drill is a Crapsman?
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Here's a 1/2" hammer-drill on sale for $10:
I don't know how good the quality is but I have bought a few items
from Homier and they've worked fine. I picked up one of their
3HP plunge routers for $50 that's worked great.
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