I think the Milwaukee and the Makita are probably dry wall screw guns, at
leas that's the way the Makita looks and those do usually run very fast.
The B&D and the Ryobi do run pretty slow for corded drills. My Makita
cordless will run up to 1300 and IMHO for drilling 3/8" and smaller holes
that is too slow for me.
Think of what the tool is to do.
I bought a corded hammer drill. It is intended to do a lot of hammering and
drilling under a lot of back pressure. Cord is best. Even if a generator is
Now the hand drill that runs around the house and backyard and shop and
truck.... that is handy in battery.
When doing a roof - air or cord. Nice to have cordless but volume demands cord.
I think the gas controlled nailers and such are neat. I have air nailers and a
gas tank on a short hose for back yard fence or the front drive fence.
To me, it means how many batteries I'll need to do a job. If there are a number
and that takes time swapping and charging -
I have 4 100' hoses. They are not long enough to reach from the shop to the
the house, or fence. They can reach the other barn but that is a lot
of hose to haul around - long length means high impedance or restriction
to air flow. I had to have a local tank for storage. Lots of trouble.
I got the gas and mini hose at Home Depot and it works anywhere I walk.
Yes there is a hose on the gun, but a short one.
My Dad's B&D from the early 1960's is still going strong, and I'm not
about to part with it. On occasion I still use it today, but the
chuck is a 3/8", double metal insulated, heavy, small, powerful, no
plastic parts. The one cordless I bought in 1995 went to the trash a
long time ago.
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