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Old 09-02-2009, 01:00 AM   #1
 
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i work as a residential electrician but im looking for a drill my 18 volts broke so i need to get a new one i saw a few od other electricians using a makita i think its 10.8 volts are those good? or is there something better outthere. something newer? give me ideas on what model to get.

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Old 09-02-2009, 03:37 AM   #2
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Makita is a good brand, and has had a lot of good compliments about their newest line.

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I just bought the Ryobi Li-Ion 12v compact drill. The battery lasts a month and it's perfect for trimming out. It was $79 at the Depot.
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The battery lasts a month and it's perfect for trimming out.
Is that how long it takes you to trim out?

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Is that how long it takes you to trim out?

Sometimes.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:25 PM   #6
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I got a Milwaukee M12 driver free with my Milwaukee camera and it's pretty neat for putting devices in and the odd small hole. I've never really felt the need to specially buy a compact drill, but I'm happy with the Milwaukee M12 drill; particularly since it was free.
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I've got the Bosh's. The drill, impactor and right angle drill. They all have their uses but the regular drill gets used the most by far. The impactor IMO is way overrated and the right angle will get used way more than you think it will, especially in residential.

Other brands have more power but the Bosch is lighter for carrying.

If I were to get one now I'd probably get the Milwaukee because they've got the little hackzall and camera.
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I just purchased the makita 18v lithium and could not be happier. The battery lasted and when it does need a charge it only takes 15 mins for a full charge. Was able to get a good deal on drill driver and 2 batteries. J.M.O.
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You don't really believe that, do you?
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Craftsman drills, while not the best in any category, get the job done. The selling point is they are cheap( last I heard) and they are replaced under warranty... as long as you are a homeowner, and you used your drill for homeowner type stuff.
One budget minded journeyman I know had his replaced three times before sears said "no-sorry".
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I just bought this kit about a month ago. The impact is nice for driving screws into hardened wood. The drill is nice for tight spaces and great for trimout.

The impact has 840 in/lbs of torque vs the 100 in/lb for the Milwakee.

About $150 at Lowes.

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I just bought this kit about a month ago. The impact is nice for driving screws into hardened wood. The drill is nice for tight spaces and great for trimout.

The impact has 840 in/lbs of torque vs the 100 in/lb for the Milwakee.

About $150 at Lowes.

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You may need glasses. The Milwaukee M12 Impactor delivers 1000 in/lb.
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