everyone by now probably has a battery powered drill and they are good
but i need some more power so i am looking for a corded hand held drill
what is the creme of the current crop
i think i should go half inch
Pfaugh. If you really want a drill with power, forget the
Magnum and get one of Milwaukee's compact drills, like the
(you _do not_ hand-hold those drills when doing serious work.
You thread a length of 3/4 pipe (*) into the hole provided on
the drill body, and make sure it's securely braced against
some convenient structure before you start.)
(* on the railroad, we always called a length of pipe used
for leverage a "swedish extension". No idea why.)
FWIW, I needed to set some anchor ties a while back. I'd drilled that
slab before with a half-inch cordless hammer drill and it was slow
going. So this time I took a chance on a Harbor Fright SDS hammer and
it went through the concrete like a drill press through balsa. Probably
won't last too long but I doubt I'm going to drill a hundred more holes
in concrete in the rest of my life and it was cheaper than renting one,
so I'm happy.
I have mostly Milwaukee corded and cordless drills.
1" Spline Drive
D-handle right angle
D-handle long reach (same as right angle)
Several pistol grips
2 18V Cordless drill/screw/hammer
I do have a few other corded drills for in between stuff.
SDS plus drive Makita
Pistol Grip Makita
Pistol Grip Rigid
They are all decent, and none of them were on the discount shelf.
For a drill I'd probably go Milwaukee as my first choice, just like Skill is
my first choice for a worm drive saw.
I have learned to always keep one corded drill around. That said, I
couple years ago I was looking for a decent no-frills corded drill but
wasn't finding anything in my cheap price range. A friend found a
'going-out-of-business' sale and picked up a DeWalt D21002 that he
gifted me for xmas. It's a nice drill but I cannot use it for what I
had intended as it does not have a trigger lock. It still sits new in
the box. My friend was sorry. He just assumed they all had trigger
locks these days and didn't think to look.
Anyway, I have a fair amount of DeWalt stuff (and other brands) and
they seem to work really well for me.
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