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Old 06-18-2015, 10:32 PM   #1
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Home Depot is having a sale on these.

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/dewa...mbo-kit/913440

Both drill and driver with 2 NiCad batteries for $159.99. As a second year apprentice I don't need a drill on the job site yet, but at this price the combo seems like a pretty good deal? Should I just wait for the Lithium Ion models to go down in price even though they are almost double this combo price?
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Personally I would wait for a Makita deal but......that model of DeWalt was usually pretty tough and would likely last a long time for you.
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Like a wedding ring??
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Like a wedding ring??
Actually, I somehow convinced her to buy both hers and mine, which is unusual because I am a lousy negotiator .

I did get to keep the BMW after the divorce

....except it was old and rusty and you could see the road through the holes in the floor .
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Actually, I somehow convinced her to buy both hers and mine, which is unusual because I am a lousy negotiator .

I did get to keep the BMW after the divorce

....except it was old and rusty and you could see the road through the holes in the floor .
You are lucky. When I got rid of mine I could see all of the holes punched in her and I am not talking about the car.
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Someone has to say it... *cough* MILWAUKEEE *cough*
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good price for that set
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IMO buying NiCad cordless tools is an investment in yesterday's technology.


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Home Depot is having a sale on these.

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/dewa...mbo-kit/913440

Both drill and driver with 2 NiCad batteries for $159.99. As a second year apprentice I don't need a drill on the job site yet, but at this price the combo seems like a pretty good deal? Should I just wait for the Lithium Ion models to go down in price even though they are almost double this combo price?
If you like that tool and we all know the price is right, treat yourself.
Run the crap out of them and then buy the latest and greatest when you are a journeyman.
I prefer the Milwaukee Fuel but, not a thing wrong with the Dewalt at that price.
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I think these were problems with NiCads (correct me if I'm wrong):

Drill got slower as the battery discharged (I know a Fuel will go full blast and suddenly die).

You were supposed to fully discharge the battery before charging.

Old technology but the price is hard to beat.
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If it is not a hammer drill just leave it alone and wait.
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I agree.

You can get the Makita set on sale for a few dollars more than that with Li-ion. Much better investment IMO.
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Is it too early to get a drill? I'm not sure if the company would replace it if it was broken. I think they do for Journeymen. I don't use a drill that much now but a driver would sure come in handy.
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Also found this today

http://www.homehardware.ca/en/rec/in...ss+drill&Num=0
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For two hundred bucks I would buy this. It's not Fuel but it's a kicka$$ deal. Your employer can supply the drill for going through the gnarly chit.

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/m12-...mbo-kit/856073
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Is 12v good enough?
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Is 12v good enough?
Absolutely. The employer should be supplying the 1/2" drills. A 12V drill/driver is great for finishing work, better than an 18V.

You get a drill/driver, an impact, a Hackzall and a light for $200.00. That's a great deal.

And it's red, not yellow, so you won't get laughed off the jobsite .
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We supply all the cordless tools to our guys but I bought one of those the other day and gave it to an apprentice to try it out. He is very happy with it. First DeWalt tools I have bought in years.

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Absolutely. The employer should be supplying the 1/2" drills. A 12V drill/driver is great for finishing work, better than an 18V.

You get a drill/driver, an impact, a Hackzall and a light for $200.00. That's a great deal.

And it's red, not yellow, so you won't get laughed off the jobsite .
Oh you Milwaukee fan boys are hilarious.
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