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Power tool kit help!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Masada, Feb 10, 2010.

  1. Feb 10, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    Masada

    Masada [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Ok so I'm closing on a house today and I need some advice on some basic hand tools. I'm a total noob when it comes to this stuff, so I don't want to buy some really crappy stuff, but at the same time I can't afford a $200 drill.

    I've been looking at cordless stuff and notice the volts are all different. Are higher volts better than lower? IE 17.5V vs. 19.2V...


    stuff I'm looking at:
    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_...s&cName=Portable+Power+Tools&sName=Combo+Kits

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Black-Decker-18V-4-Tool-Combo-Kit/9714679

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_36099-79992...rentURL=/pl_Combo+Kits_4294857540_4294937087_

    http://www.lowes.com/pd_39443-79992...RL=/pl_Combo+Kits_4294857540_4294937087_?No=0

    http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hard...splay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

    http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hard...splay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

    http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hard...splay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053
     
  2. Feb 10, 2010 at 7:49 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Personally, I would get an ABS sensor for a second gen first. :p
     
  3. Feb 10, 2010 at 7:54 AM
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    SC4333

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    Out of all the kits you have listed, If it was me, I would be going with the porter-cable Lithium Ion kit. Although it costs more, you will be getting a much higher quality kit, and the batteries will last quite a bit longer than the NiCd. If you are one that will take care of your tools, they should last you quite a long time.

    The higher the voltage, generally the more power you will be getting out of the same tool. You will also not need to work the tool quite as much to get the same result. 18v is now pretty much the industry standard. For commercial work you can even get 36v cordless stuff, but that would be pointless for your application. As for the Ryobi stuff, it will get the job done, but for how long? You get what you pay for, as with most things in life.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    It depends on what you plan on doing with your drill. The smaller volt drill tend to be lighter and easier to hold over a longer period of time but they dont have as much power or battery life as the larger volt drills. If you aren't going to use it that much then I would just suggest buying one of the cheaper drills...
     
  5. Feb 10, 2010 at 7:56 AM
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    doug355r

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    I can tell you this...don't get the black and decker. I have one and it feels like a toy.

    I would go with the Ryobi or the Craftsman
     
  6. Feb 10, 2010 at 7:59 AM
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    Masada

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    That's not what tax credits for buying a house are for. Besides, Scott and I have worked out a solution unless you know something I don't?

    Thanks SC, that helps out...like I said, I'm a total noob when it comes to this stuff, I just don't want to buy something crappy but at the same time I don't need something that a home builder is going to use everyday.
     
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