Corvair DiagramCorvair Photo
Corvair Center
home forum corvairs calendar links Corvair Podcast
California Corvairs
Clarks Corvair
Clarks Corvair
“CORSA"



Chevy Corvair License Plate
Chevy Corvair Chrome Wheel
Corvair Center Forum :  Corvair Center Phorum The fastest message board... ever.
Corvair Center 
Pages: 12Next
Current Page: 1 of 2
OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: PGVair ()
Date: May 06, 2019 02:38AM

I'd like to find out if anyone has a recommendation for a cordless drill. 3/8" would suit my needs. I have a Dewalt 12 volt, but I'd like to find one that the batteries last longer and possibly has more torque. I see Harbor Freight has a 3/8" 12 volt lithium (#64370) for $65 and a 1/2" 20 volt lithium (#63381) for $85. Does anyone have any thoughts about either of these? Any other brands you suggest? This would be used for doing projects around my home, not contractor use.

Thanks,
Wade Lanning

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: detroitdude ()
Date: May 06, 2019 02:48AM

I bought this one on Amazon
and I really like it. I just
use it around the house. Lots
of torque and it's only $55.00

BLACK+DECKER LD120VA 20-Volt Max Lithium Drill/Driver with 30 Accessories [www.amazon.com]

Dan Dood
69 Monza Convertible
66 500 Coupe

Detroit, Michigan

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: john.jackson ()
Date: May 06, 2019 03:44AM

Consumer Reports likes the Lowes brand Kobalt KDD 1424A-03 as a best buy in the 18-20 volt class at $119.
[www.lowes.com]

In the 12 volt class they say a best buy is the Ridgid R8205K at about $100
[www.amazon.com]

Best of the Harbor Freight products is Bauer 1791C-B1 It is rated #16 out of 22 in the 18-20 volt class. But the price is $69
[www.harborfreight.com]

Use a 20% off coupon on the HF drill and the price drops to about $55

Hope this helps.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/06/2019 03:52AM by john.jackson.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: May 06, 2019 10:21AM

HF 20% coupons don't work on Bauer. The list of things they don't work on is really long.
I like my 20V brushless DeWalt.

Joel
Northlake, TX
5 Ultravans, Lost count at 100 Corvairs...




Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/06/2019 10:22AM by joelsplace.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Kyle_in_Mich ()
Date: May 06, 2019 10:56AM

Been doing a lot of projects around the house and about a year ago upgraded from a Craftsman 19.2 volt drill to a combo kit from Rigid.

A 1/4" impact and drill/driver combo with batteries and charger was a great buy (by my book) and I managed to wait until they offered a deal where if you purchased a combo kit they would include another bare tool for free.

here is a link to the basic kit which is likely about right for your needs based on what you described- Rigid Drill combo kit

CORSA Member
Traverse City,MI
Daily driver- Bicycle
Fun driver/project- 65 Corsa 140/4 speed

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 06, 2019 11:14AM

joelsplace Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> HF 20% coupons don't work on Bauer. The list of
> things they don't work on is really long.
> I like my 20V brushless DeWalt.


X2!
I gotta go with the 20V Dewalt.
We have the two piece Drill/Impact-Driver kit that we use abuse at work and it has been working like a Timex!
(Takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin')

.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: May 06, 2019 12:40PM

I have the brushless Rigid Drill, that is actually also a hammer drill.

It has put my Mikata, Dewalt and Milwakee drills to shame! It works better than my chorded hammer drill.

[www.homedepot.com]

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: May 06, 2019 12:44PM

toms73novass Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> I have the brushless Rigid Drill, that is actually
> also a hammer drill.

>
> It has put my Mikata, Dewalt and Milwakee drills
> to shame! It works better than my chorded hammer
> drill.
>
> [www.homedepot.com]
> -Ion-Cordless-Brushless-1-2-in-Compact-Hammer-Dril
> l-Kit-with-2-2-0-Ah-Batteries-Charger-and-Bag-R861
> 16K/206596560


I did not bother to mention that feature on the Dewalt.
I thought that was a standard feature of cordless drills now days, no?
Anyway, yes, the Dewalt 20V has hammer drill option too.
Three speed/torque settings.
And 11 pressure over ride settings when you bottom out a screw. (not sure what that is properly called)

.
-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-+-
WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 A/C Moredoor Monza - 140 4-spd. driver
.
non-vair
'04 Dodge Cummins Quad Dualy, approaching 400K
17'Terry

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: May 06, 2019 12:58PM

I like my Dewalt 20V brushless cordless as well, lots of power and run time. Light weight and easy to handle. That being said I picked up an 18V Warrior at HF during a super sale, this this works great for the $$$$. $20 something at the time [www.harborfreight.com]

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa


Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 06, 2019 01:29PM

Almost all my 9.5V Makita batteries have died.

I'm converting everything to 20 volt Dewalt.

Already own a half dozen of their 20V tools.

Just bought the wife their mini leaf blower.

It kicks butt and she is all in love with it.

Getting ready to buy the 20V XR jig saw.

To cut out the driver side lexan window.

Lowes is giving free charger & battery.

With any all by itself tool purchase.

Until July 31st...free item #262889.

Read fine print under the jig saw.



[www.lowes.com]

Attachments:
Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 06, 2019 01:35PM

One more thing about 20V Dewalt.

They offer two size of 20V batteries.

Buy the big one...more is always better.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: May 06, 2019 02:11PM

Phil,
All of my Dewalt tools are the 18V variety and have held up well as "Work" tools.

I bought the harry homeowner drill, reciprocating saw, 7-1/4" circular saw, and flashlight as a kit back around 2010.
Eventually I then upgraded the drill from the harry homeowner version to the heavier version that includes the hammer drill feature as I often need that feature.
About a year later I purchased the Jig Saw as a "Tool Only". So far I have been happy with all these tools.
Initially I thought the flashlight was a useless tool, but it has proven to be useful on several occasions.
When Dewalt started going to the 20V system, I purchased an extra heavier version hammer drill to have as a spare.

More recently at work, we have been purchasing some of the 20V tools and I have learned through research that the 20 Volt batteries come in several different "Amp Hour" configurations.

The lowest I believe is the 3 amp hour, then 5, 6, & 9 amp hour battery options are available individually or in packages of two. There is even a "Flexvolt" battery that can operate 20V thru 60V in 6,9, & 12 amp hour versions which could come in handy for your leaf blower or weed wacker.

For what it is worth, Dewalt also offers an adapter to use 20V batteries with the 18V tools.

Here is a link for the Dewalt site related to batteries [www.dewalt.com]

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 06, 2019 02:44PM

Andria: Good info about Dewalt Batteries!!!

I'm thinking 18V tools will be at yard sales.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Caraholic4life ()
Date: May 06, 2019 03:07PM

I just remembered that I also bought a 1/4" impact driver that came in real handy when using a 3/8" socket adapter on it.

I used it last summer when I removed the suspension from the Corvair. It had enough torque to do what was needed and the impact action may have helped prevent breaking the six bolts that held the front suspension, and seven of the the eight bolts that held the rear trailing arms.

Attached is a photo of the impact driver mentioned, a photo of the adapter to use 20V batteries in 18V tools. It is part number DCA1820
The third photo represents the socket adapter for the impact driver.

1962 95 F.C. Van
1965 Monza Coupe
Westminster, Maryland

MID ENG enthusiast &
prior Kelmark owner.

Attachments:


Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 06, 2019 03:23PM

Everything I own is the slide in type battery.

Attachments:
Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: May 06, 2019 03:55PM

Also...Napa has a Dewalt tool trade in program.

[knowhow.napaonline.com]

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Richard ()
Date: May 06, 2019 03:59PM

I had a Dewalt 12V drill years ago. I was a very good drill, but during the time I had it they redesigned the 12 volt batteries (changed formats). In the end the drill was still good, but I couldn't find new batteries. To be honest, I think the batteries were better than the charger technology at the time. The batteries weren't that expensive, but the number of charge cycles seemed to be very limited.

I Bought a 18 volt Milwaukee drill and several other 18 volt tools, ten years ago. They are constantly coming out with new 18 volt tools, but they steadfastly stick to that same 18 volt format.

They do have a 28 volt lime of tools, but in no way have they shown signs of ever abandoning their 18 volt format. They now have 18 volt chain saws, pole saws, line trimmers and hedge trimmers using the same 18 volt battery. While staying with the same 18 volt format, they now have a 12.0 Amp 18 volt battery.

I do think my Son's Rigid drill has more power than the Milwaukee, but as long as Milwaukee resists playing games with new battery formats I'll stay with them.
I've read that Dewalt is getting rid of their 18 volt line, which sounds like the same old crap that they did with their 12 volt platform.

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: May 06, 2019 04:23PM


Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: VairKing ()
Date: May 06, 2019 05:59PM

I used 18v Dewalt tools for years. Now I’m using the 20v dewalt drill and impact driver, and have the adapter to put new 20v batt on my old 18v tools. My old 18v hammer drill is quite a bit more powerful than the new brushless drill, but the new one is much lighter.

_________________________________________
Ryan Counterman (Moderator)
1965 Corsa Kelmark V8 400 HP ///1965 Monza Sedan 110/PG /// Ultimate Corvair Hauler/// Don Eichstaedt's 1965 Corsa Racecar
West Michigan Corvair Club /// 1966 Corsa GTP Convertible Mid Engine 3.8L Supercharged project stalled

Options: ReplyQuote
Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: May 06, 2019 06:08PM

We used the Dewalt 18 volt line at work for 15 years. Went through several drills, they would run slow then smoke. But, of course, they were not treated with
respect!

We also have been using the Milwaukee 28 volt series for bandsaw, drill and circular saw. Works great.

Now instead of going with 20 volt Dewat to replace the 18 volt series, we are buying the Milwaukee Fuel 18 series. Great so far, which is only a few months. Gave all the 18 volt Dewalt tools and batteries to another department.

Personally I still use my Makita 12 volt tools. I have broken open the batteries and replaced the cells from time to time. Had them since 2002. Not as much drill power as the 18-28 volt stuff, but OK for me. Their 12 volt impact srives lots of screws. Of course, if there is AC power, I use corded tools! If there is air, I use air tools. Never need to buy batteries for them!grinning smiley

Use a drill for drilling, buy an impact tool for driving screws! Much less cam out of screw heads.smileys with beer

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

Options: ReplyQuote
Pages: 12Next
Current Page: 1 of 2


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
This forum powered by Phorum.