March 30, 2006Thanks guys, for the recommendation's. yeah i'v been using Craftsman's & the longest they have lasted was probly a yr & 1/2 before battery starts failing ( not holding charge for very long ) after about screwing in 20 screws, battery would die
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March 30, 2006At the machine shop I work at, we use about 5 Milwaukie 18v drills. The batteries seem to last a long time, and they have lots of torque.
April 1, 2006I've got to agree that the Dewalt is the way to go if your going to use it very much. I build houses and have been using them for about ten years. We use them and use them hard. They're great drills!
April 5, 2006Got Dewalt,Craftsman,Makita, but give me the ones with cords cause they got more power and don't give up in the middle of the job....
April 16, 2006I use my Milwaukie ( 3 ) 18v everyday. And I wouldnt have paid the price if they werent working for me. They will twist your arm off if you let them.
April 16, 2006the new milwakee & makita lithum ion are supposed to be great
April 23, 2006i preffer makita over anything else. ive had dewalt and the charger caught fire so never bought another. i use my makita day in and day out as an installerand never any issues except for wea. ive had 3 in the past eight years but like i said every single day, i used for everything, i dont really remember what it is like to use a screwdriver anymore.ive drill through so much stuff and they still keep goin, also they were all 9.6v drills.puls they are smaller for gettin into tight places, all of the above memntioned drills are all way to big.
May 20, 2006Don't know if you've made your purchase or not yet, but I do recommend dewalt or porter cable. Both more expensive, but I too went through several black and decker and craftsman cordless drills before taking the plunge. I've had my dewalt 18v for 3+ years now and recently had to replace the batteries because they weren't holding a charge anymore, but the drill is like new again now. The replacement dewalt batteries are outragous. $90 a piece at lowes/homedepot. I found 2 on e-bay for $100 and went with that. Happy so far.
May 20, 2006the makita lithium.....you will be happy for 10 years...the 18v dewalt is going to get schooled by this thing....just as strong....sooooooo light.....so small......ohhhhhhhh i want it
May 20, 2006by the way i have a panasonic that is as close to the makita as your gonna get.....and my beater is a dewalt 18
May 24, 2006craftsman (livetime no questions ask warranty)
Black & Decker
u want go totally wrong w/ any of these. just be sure to check out warranties.
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