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post #1 of 81 Old 11-28-2007, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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I am gonna get the old man a new cordless drill for christmas. He's had the same 18V DeWalt for many years, and was really happy with it and likes the name. I want a good quality drill that will work hard and last a long time, what are your takes on drills?

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I have probably about 12-15 working craftsmen 19.2 volts, they work great never fail, good battery life. But i also have about 10 deWalts they also work great. But I dont think you can go wrong with any of them. I seem to think deWalts hold up better to nature. but the craftsmen is cheaper. so its preference.



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I like my craftsman 19.2v cordless drill. In my opinion a drill is a drill. If I was getting my dad a new one I would look at those three piece sets. Craftsman has one out it has like 5 pieces, cordless drill, circular saw, reciprocating saw, jig saw, sander, a bunch of differnt things that run on the same batteries. But the kit I was looking at has the drill, circular saw, and reciprocating saw.


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I have probably about 12-15 working craftsmen 19.2 volts, they work great never fail, good battery life. But i also have about 10 deWalts they also work great. But I dont think you can go wrong with any of them. I seem to think deWalts hold up better to nature. but the craftsmen is cheaper. so its preference.

I kinda aggree with this. I think the big names Craftsman, Dewalt, Kobalt, Porter Cable, Makita, Milwaulkee are all about the same as for performance goes. I would stay away from Black and Decker, Skill, and the other ones that are sold at walmart, miejers, kmart and other stores though.


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^agree. The kit comes in handy. Plus you get extra batterys.



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Go with a Ridgid from Home Depot. They are a well constructed drill and have a lifetime warrenty, even on the battery. Every drill I have ever had the first thing to go was the battery, it is usully cheaper to replace the drill than the batteries.

I work with a few contractors that have switched all there drills to Ridgid.

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Go with a Ridgid from Home Depot. They are a well constructed drill and have a lifetime warrenty, even on the battery. Every drill I have ever had the first thing to go was the battery, it is usully cheaper to replace the drill than the batteries.

I work with a few contractors that have switched all there drills to Ridgid.
Thats a good point, my Dad is on his 3rd battery, and now the drill is finally slowing down. Ill check out the rigids, thanks for the input!

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if you guys have a batteries plus u can get used ones there for like 15 bux. the new ones are lithium ion supposed to be lighter the dewalt 24v lithium is lightas the 14.4 dewalt

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I like dewalt. 18V cordless was my best friend for several months when I was sub contracting a few years back. Never had a single problem with it.

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ive used many drills for work... my most favorite but very expensive is the HILTI brand... they are super light weight with the same strength as the other brands... but i also own Dewalt and craftsman..... Craftsman i use for home use and the Dewalt for construction... they tend to last longer when used daily
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