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Which 18V Drill should I buy?

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by OCTaco, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Dec 26, 2013 at 4:53 PM
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    HolyHandGrenade

    HolyHandGrenade I'm not worthy...

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    Oh, and the radio isn't dumb at all. I have one for my Ryobi batteries. I use it all the time.
     
  2. Dec 26, 2013 at 4:57 PM
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    medic2230

    medic2230 Ditch Doctor

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    If you buy the ridgid make sure you get the paperwork in on time or you lose the lifetime warranty. I've got a dead battery pack and didn't get it in on time so it's on me to rebuild the pack. Drill is great though. I don't have the lithium set though.

    Friend of mine has the Milwaukee set and loves it. Great set, I wouldn't hesitate to buy a set.
     
  3. Dec 26, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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    Frkypunk

    Frkypunk Jesus thinks you suck too

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    Wash it,not a lot....but I do wash it
    I would go makita, Milwaukee, dewalt...in order of how well they work. I own Hilti impacts and drills but I am not sure if they still sell them there. Makita has a clip that I wish every tool I own had.
     
  4. Dec 26, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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    SSG665

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    Ridgid for the Lifetime Batteries..
     
  5. Dec 26, 2013 at 5:07 PM
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    na8rboy

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    Panasonic...
     
  6. Dec 26, 2013 at 5:15 PM
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    Frkypunk

    Frkypunk Jesus thinks you suck too

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    Wash it,not a lot....but I do wash it
    Only problem I have ever had with batteries was freezing or not using them. Normally my tools are shot long before the battery gives up. I believe he said its just for around the home so lifetime batts would be a nice benefit.
     
  7. Dec 26, 2013 at 5:17 PM
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    maxamillion2345

    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    They smell funny!
     
  8. Dec 26, 2013 at 5:20 PM
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    Makita . But I'm buying Milwaukee now a days .
     
  9. Dec 26, 2013 at 7:39 PM
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    isu2014

    isu2014 RAT Products

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    I bought a porter cable 1/2" drill and impact combo this go around. It was cheap and has a 3 year warranty. In 3 years some new fangled thing will be out that is a ton better, so if it outlasts the warranty I will be happy. I had a dewalt older model and the batteries all sucked so I was glad to get rid of it. Dewalt and porter cable are both black and decker anyway.
     
  10. Dec 26, 2013 at 7:54 PM
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    12DblCab

    12DblCab I don't know what to write here

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    I love my Dewalt XRP combo. I have the hammer drill with light and reciprocating saw. The batteries charge in an hour. I bought a corded circular saw because I didn't think it would last too long on batteries.

    My only complaint about DeWalt is that their radios are too expensive for what you get. I really wanted a rugged shop radio that would charge my batteries, but there are other brands (Bosch?) that have a lot more features (more outlets, sound inputs, better sound, etc) for a lot less cash. I've even seen reviews where people said they bought different brand radios and connected a DeWalt charger to them. I'm disappointed every time I look at them at Lowe's. C'mon DeWalt!!!
     
  11. Dec 26, 2013 at 8:02 PM
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    My DeWalt tools don't smell at all. :confused:

    To the OP, some of the newer drills have a belt clip on the bottom so you can hang it on your belt while you go up a ladder. You might want to check that out as well. I've been thinking about adding one to my kit. Trying to carry a drill and whatever you're working on up a ladder at the same time isn't fun.
     
  12. Dec 26, 2013 at 8:24 PM
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    Saskquatch11 TRUCK YEAH

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    just got an M18 Fuel hammer drill/impact combo kit
     
  13. Dec 26, 2013 at 8:28 PM
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    User Name01

    User Name01 I leave on a donkey and come back on a horse

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    Whatever you end up getting, buy it from Lowes. You can return it after you soak it in water and get a new one. I worked there.
     
  14. Dec 26, 2013 at 8:30 PM
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    TrdSurgie

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    Ryobi with the new lithium batties fits perfect then.
     
  15. Dec 26, 2013 at 8:31 PM
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    Mine smell too. I'm selling my used Dewalt tools if anyone would be interested. Cordless. Used. Going to get me rigid.

    I work in the plumbing industry and we go thru Dewalt and Ryobi like water thru paper. Porter cables and rigid last us longer
     
  16. Dec 26, 2013 at 8:36 PM
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    "OldManTan" Now my Taco is bloody Red, ewww

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    My votes for the Dewalt. I have the 20v hammer drill and it is awesome. It can break your wrist I swear. I have the bigger battery so it seems to last forever on a charge. I use mine almost daily at work, and don't treat it gently, drops bangs etc. Tough as nails, and I'd buy another in a heartbeat.
     
  17. Dec 26, 2013 at 10:12 PM
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    I used to swear by Panasonic , just recently replaced it all with Makita
     
  18. Dec 26, 2013 at 10:40 PM
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  19. Dec 27, 2013 at 4:37 AM
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    I didnt know panasonic made power tools
     
  20. Dec 27, 2013 at 4:56 AM
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    IMHO makita makes the best cordless drills/impact drivers. Get a impact with a brushless motor if you use it alot
     
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