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I've narrowed my search for my next project tool, down to two models.
Milwaukee models 0234-6 and 0299-20 1/2 inch drills. Not sure why
they would offer too similar models, unless maybe one is being phased out.
They are the same price at my local supplier. Physical size isn't an
issue, RPM is the same, variable reversing is the same.
Other than the current rating (8 amps (more torque?) and 5 amps and the
detachable cord) which is the better choice.
I don't need or care for a detachable cord or quick change brushes. The
only tool I've ever worn out the brushes on was my Dremel tool.I need
the drill for this project, and I don't ever want to have to buy another
1/2 inch drill again.
One is marked (the one I favour) Made in USA, the other is marked "Made
by Milwaukee tools, Brookfield WI". To me, this is usually a sign that
it's made elsewhere. I'd rather buy American, than off shore.
I think I read somewhere that Milwaukee has been sold, or is that Porter
Cable, to an offshore company.
I really just want a really good tool, before they are all gone. It's
not for commercial use, only around my house (and probably the kids
I'll be using it to drill holes in landscape and railway tires (less
than 60 ties) for nails and rebar (to keep the retaining wall in place).
Thanks for your comments.
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