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Which 18V Drill should I buy?

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

  1. Dec 27, 2013 at 5:08 AM
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    Noelie84

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    Kidding aside, I bought my set close to 10 years ago, and everything still works. I've added batteries so I've got 4 in rotation and two chargers, and I've worked all day and never run out of juice. Plenty of torque for just about any job, and I can't even count how many times I've knocked the drill driver off of high places and had to climb down and get it. Nothing has broken, needed repair, or fallen apart.

    Plus, they've got a TON of tools as part of the C3 platform.
     
  2. Dec 27, 2013 at 5:11 AM
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    However, that said, the Makita's have the power and massive torque, it is all in the gearing and super efficient motor....


    The Homey version is not bad either, lifetime warranty through HD, can't go wrong, I have one of their workforce tile cutters from years back, just keeps on working, good stuff...
     
  3. Dec 27, 2013 at 7:44 AM
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    Thanks to all of you for posting your feedback. However, there's still no clear leader. I've decided to but all 4 sets and run them through some tests at home. I'll be looking at the following:

    1. Ergonomics
    2. Practical use
    3. Extras (radios, batteries, clips, etc)
    4. Ease of use
    5. Charge time
    6. Battery life
    7. Power/Torque
    8. Warranty

    Am I missing anything? Is there anything else I should be looking out for?
     
  4. Dec 27, 2013 at 7:48 AM
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    Read the reviews.
    Oh, and anything that catches fire should be out.
     
  5. Dec 27, 2013 at 7:53 AM
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    I like Milwaukee
     
  6. Dec 27, 2013 at 7:56 AM
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    12DblCab I don't know what to write here

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    Buying all 4 sets and testing them is a little overkill, in my opinion. You said you're a DIY guy, not a pro, so most drills will probably suit you. Family Handyman (magazine) and several other companies have already compared many drills. FH chose DeWalt as their top choice.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2013 at 8:27 AM
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    HD has a deal going on right now. Buy a drill/impact set for $300 and get a bare tool or radio for free. Oh ya makita FTW.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2013 at 8:29 AM
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    I prefer Makita or Milwaukee. I currently have the Dewalt 4 pc kit from Depot and a two pc impact driver and drill from Milwaukee. I grew up using Makita's. I had the Dewalt set for years and like it but all of the tools in it are heavy as hell. I haven't touched them since I got the impact driver from Milwaukee. I needed to hang a single cabinet over my head in the laundry room. Didn't feel like building anything to hold it and I couldn't hold it up with one hand and fasten it to the wall with the other with my Dewalt. Not enough leverage. I bought the impact driver and it drove a 3" #1 Robertson one handed like butter, it was amazing. I also used it when building my deck to drive 8-10 3/8"x4" lags for the handrail posts. Worked great.

    I love that thing.

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Dec 27, 2013 at 8:42 AM
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    buzzard1992

    buzzard1992 Yep

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    I bought the rigid combo and the first time I used the drill it stripped the gear. They replaced under warranty and is fine now. The impact is great. But I also bought the 20v dewalt lithium impact and drill(hammer drill) and it's bad ass
     
  10. Dec 27, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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    The dewalt link you had was for a 20v. Just get the regular 18v kit with the 1/2" chuck regular and impact drills. You can get it on sale a couple times a year at ace hardwar or lowes.

    I like my 18v dewalt, its been beaten to hell and back, still works...
    Can't go wrong with dewalt or milwaukee
     
  11. Dec 27, 2013 at 9:13 AM
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    I have this set as well as the newest makita 3 speed brushless impact driver. The makita leaves the Milwaukee in the dust. I used and abused my Milwaukee set for over a year and now the brushes are shot. I should post up a comparison video later if i get the chance. When it was brand new the Milwaukee was awesome, but now it is slow and loud, and does not have as much torque as my makita.
     
  12. Dec 27, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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    One thing to consider is that the milwaukee set is not brushless. Brushless drills are a lot more powerful and efficient, but out of my price range.
     
  13. Dec 27, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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    If they're for homeowner purposes, brushless drills aren't worth the extra expense (IMHO).
     
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    That doesn't surprise me considering the price. I would expect the brushless Makita to be a damn nice tool. I use the hell out of my Milwaukee, had it for almost two years, and it hasn't missed a beat. I would think for a contractor/professional the Makita would be well worth the money but for a home owner or even someone who does a fair amount of stuff around the house the Milwaukee would be fine.
     
  15. Dec 27, 2013 at 2:08 PM
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    Milwaukee has a brushless 3 speed impact driver too and it blows my regular 18v makita impact out of the water.... got to compare apples to apples ;)

    I agree though brushless is expensive and not necessary for around the home occasional use but it kicks ass on the job site.
     
  16. Dec 27, 2013 at 2:19 PM
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    OZ-T Did you get your precious photos ?

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    Get the Blue Makitas not the Black and White ones
     
  18. Dec 27, 2013 at 2:30 PM
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    I just bought the blue set for my dad for x-mas and got a free cordless skillsaw :bananadance: Have you had issues with the white ones? My buddy dropped his from waist height and the head completely seperated from the rest of the drill.
     
  19. Dec 27, 2013 at 2:46 PM
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    My 18V Makita set up is an impact driver , hammer drill , circular saw , reciprocating saw , flashlight and a 4' concrete vibrator

    http://blogs.toolbarn.com/2006/11/makita-18v-lithium-ion-drills-white-vs-blue/
     
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    Saskquatch11 TRUCK YEAH

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    not gonna happen for $200
     
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