March 25, 2006Ryobi has held up for me. Have the 18 volt set (and adding more to it whenever I can)
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March 25, 2006I use a craftsman 19.2 volt, it has worked great for me for the past two years. I bought the combo kit with the sawzall, light, circular saw, nailer, and two different drills with 2 batteries, and they havnt failed me yet. I dont use them every day, but have taken on alot of projects with them...and they have worked like a charm every time I bust them out.
March 25, 2006i have the 18v dewalt and i love it . a lot of the tradesmen i know in the carpentry and building trade have them
March 25, 2006Another DeWalt guy here. 12v and a 14.4. both going strong. hopefully i'll be adding a right angle drill soon.
March 25, 2006I have a Black & Decker 18V. It works for me everytime. I use for everything from drilling holes to screwing things together to raising and lowering my stabilizer jacks on my travel trailer!!!
March 25, 2006I have a 2 year old 18V Dewalt I use everyday at work, it still runs great except the batteries dont hold much of a charge anymore, so I bought 2 new ones and shes still running strong. I also run them down and charge them everyday at work, so they lasted for me!
March 25, 2006I've never used a DeWalt, but their reputation is top notch. For a pro, it's probably worth the premium in price. For the casual homeowner handyman, I've been real happy with with my $99 Skil from Lowes. It came with 2 18V batteries and a charger.
Actually, if I had it to buy again, I'd keep an eye out for one of the sets with a drill-driver, circular saw, recip saw, etc. They're probably $200, but all the batteries interchange.
March 26, 2006They cost a little more money, but DeWalt is the way to go
I work in the hardware department at sears when college is in session. We carry dewalt, makita, and of course craftsman. Dont sell many makitas, mostly craftsman and dewalt. The only good craftsman drills are the professional series (red drill). The black series which includes the 19.2 is good, inexpensive, very versatile, and has great power, but doesnt compare to the dewalt cordless. I do returns and hear complaints about craftsman drills every day, and only see about 1 Dewalt drill a month come back, and the company is great to deal with.
March 27, 2006DeWalt is the only way to go.
March 27, 2006DeWalt and Porter Cable is the only way to go with power tools. I have 2 Dewalt drills both over 7 years old and never a problem, have had a few Craftsmans and they suck, switches go bad and they dont have the torque the Dewalt and Porter Cables do.
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