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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 3:42 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Was there a $200 budget ? Guess I missed that , my bad
     
  2. Dec 27, 2013 at 3:45 PM
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    Nice link. I have a mix of milwaukee, makita, dewalt. I am slowly switching over to all makita cordless. Next on the list is a cordless jigsaw, then multitool, then maybe sawzall.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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    Saskquatch11

    Saskquatch11 TRUCK YEAH

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    $289 is the cheapest I could find, which isn't bad considering that includes $200 worth of batteries.
    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-1...RCH=RV-_-RV_gm_pip_rr-3-_-NA-_-202614509-_-N#
     
  4. Dec 27, 2013 at 3:51 PM
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    I have had nothing but great luck with makita...had my drill for about ten years and thing still works like a champ..... might want to also consider craftsman , heard their power tool line is a craftsman shell with dewalt guts, i have a craftsman impact driver and it works great for my needs and it didn't break the bank.....
     
  5. Dec 27, 2013 at 3:58 PM
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    I have to vote for Makita. I have this kit of theirs and it does not disappoint.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-18-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Compact-Combo-Kit-2-Tool-LCT200W/100596872#

    I had used cordless drills years ago and never found them to be powerful enough but these drills almost seem too powerful. Albeit I just use them for around the house stuff they continue to impress.

    I also received this circular saw as a present for Christmas and I was very impressed with the power behind it.

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-1...ess-Circular-Saw-Tool-Only-BSS611Z/202229529#
     
  6. Dec 27, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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    I've used a Channel lock 18V drill with no issues for over 2 yrs.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2013 at 4:07 PM
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    does turning tires to black wall out count? How bout added snug top rebel.
    I've been using the Dewalt 20v for two years with no issues at all. Long battery life, crazy torque, 1005 satisfied.
     
  8. Dec 27, 2013 at 4:18 PM
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    i have both dewalt and porter cable both are 20volt lithium I use every day. both are great but love the feel and comfort of the porter cable. also I don't think hd sells porter cable.
     
  9. Dec 27, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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    Definitely not gonna stay under $200 that way!
     
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    I'm looking to do the best I can with the $200.
     
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    This is a timely thread!


    Just yesterday I picked up the Milwaukee combo from HD; a Hammer drill/driver and Impact Driver, 2 batteries (M18 Red-lithium XC), charger, and fabric case. The icing on the cake is that Milwaukee was offering an additional bare tool FREE with the purchase of the combo. I opted for the cordless 4 1/4" grinder. I thought it was an great deal @ $299.


    Obviously they haven't 'stood the test' yet but they seemed to be very well built, were not too heavy, felt great in my hand, and featured some nice options


    I have generally been a DeWalt guy but I'm optimistic about this new purchase. Starting a big job the first of the year and will really put these guys to work
     
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  14. Dec 29, 2013 at 3:59 PM
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    We have been running DeWalts at my shop for a long time, but the few recent items we use didn't last a year. I am slowly converting my shop at work with Milwaukee 18v lithium units. I was very impressed with how they handle the abuse. I also picked up a few of the smaller 12v lithium drills and they perform very well also.
     
  15. Dec 30, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    I ended up purchasing the Ridgid combo with free tool!
    I paid $269 but received a reciprocating saw with it as well.
    This, combined with the lifetime warranty sealed the deal!
     
  16. Dec 30, 2013 at 9:09 AM
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    Brushless is the way to go. Makita, Milwaukee, or Dewalt are the way to go. I personally have the brushless Dewalt that I use at work every day. No problems. Milwaukee is always out with the new technology first though and offers many more tools in the brushless department.
     
  17. Dec 31, 2013 at 7:37 AM
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    I would agree that for a pro/daily use brushles is the way to go. However, I'm a DIY'er, meaning I use it for light projects around the house. In my case, brushless would be over kill and I really dont feel like spending the extra money to have the drill just sit around.
     
  18. Jan 1, 2014 at 3:34 PM
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    I also like Milwaukee... But I noticed your avatar... Local 8 here.
     
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