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Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: PGVair ()
Date: May 06, 2019 06:22PM

Frank, I was wondering when you would reply.

Thanks to all of you for your insight. Maybe I should get several brands & voltages!

Wade Lanning

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Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: May 06, 2019 08:18PM

I use the 20v DeWalt drill that Phil and others talk about. It is the best battery drill that I've owned.
The previous Black and Decker 12v I have is still in service, but the battery loses its charge quickly.

That being said, the DeWalt is slightly heavier, but worth it, IMO. The adjustable torque settings are easy to use.

I still have a bunch of 9v and 12v setups that I should get rid of because they're useless...

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: joelsplace ()
Date: May 06, 2019 08:40PM

FYI - the Dewalt 20V stuff is actually 18V. Read the fine print. Just information so no one thinks their 20V stuff is better than someone else's 18V just because of the advertised voltage.

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

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Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: sweet66monza ()
Date: May 06, 2019 08:50PM

Personally, my next drill will be a milwaukee fuel m18 cordless drill. I already have the sawzall , impact and die grinder and love the hell out of em. I haven't used the drill yet, but I dont think I'll be let down based on my other m18 fuel experiences

Cody Hurley
North Idaho (Post Falls)
66 Monza convertible 140/PG, loaded with factory options
66 Corsa turbo coupe, 3rd owner fully documented [corvaircenter.com]
65 Monza coupe daily driver 110/4
Also 2 Ford f350 IDI diesels, seven Jeep FC 170s, 1966 Jeep CJ5A, 03 neon, 4 Rokon Trailbreakers, Honda xr350s, and thousands of parts


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Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Wills69 ()
Date: May 07, 2019 07:51PM

I use my Makita impact daily at work.
Makita dewalt and Milwaukee are all good.

Will
Grayslake il
69 500

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Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: ROD ()
Date: May 07, 2019 08:23PM

Team DEWALT over here

Rod Tetrault
El Cajon , CA
65 Corsa Yenko Clone / 65 Corsa EO Creampuff Vert
66 Corsa "JIMISH" Mid engine Turbo LS1 currently 2nd fastest Corvair in the USA
Class 5 Corvair powered Baja
61 Vintage Rampy
Corvair powered Buggy x 3
Enough hidden parts to build a space ship

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Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: FLSteve ()
Date: May 08, 2019 06:00AM

I watch this guys YouTube videos for good and bad products. Sometimes the cheaper one will suffice for what I need other times I need something better. I saw a battery adapter that Dewalt sold to use newer batteries on the old tools, this did work very well.

There is nothing worse than having 5 tools and all different batteries and chargers.

[www.youtube.com]



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Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Paulsgt ()
Date: May 08, 2019 12:56PM

That guy "BOLTR" is hilarious! I love watching his videos.

BTW, my Makita LTX 18V system is awesome! Does everything I need it to do and never felt like it wouldn't hold a charge long enough. There are also several different sizes of batteries.

Paul Sergeant
CORSA Central Division Director / CORSA Treasurer <-new title
Lee's Summit, MO
CORSA since 1975
Member – HACOA, Corvair Minnesota, CORSA, Little Indians, POCI



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Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: 19sixty5 ()
Date: May 09, 2019 07:09PM

I have no hesitation in recommending DeWalt. I have had this (DW987) drill for quite a few years, a bit beat up, but no issues at all. I also have a DeWalt 1/2", 3/8" and a 1/4' drive impacts, all part of their 20 volt line I have an adaptor to use the 20 volt batteries on my drill and 3/8" impact. Whatever you buy, think of what you may purchase in the future, it sure is nice to have common batteries.

65 Crown Hardtop

Huntsville, AL

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Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: May 11, 2019 01:55PM

I had bought a collection of different brands over the years, mostly with NiCad batteries. Although sometimes the NiCads can be rebuilt, it usually costs about the same as a new (cheap) tool. I found myself drifting for drills, Impact wrenches, spare batteries. Finally, I made the decision to go with one of the Systems, with the interchangeable 18Volt Lithium Ion batteries. I checked the DeWalts, the Milwaukee - and I finally settled on Bosch. I now have 4 tools, two drills and two impacts, three chargers and a few extra batteries. The actual drills themselves, are top notch. The spindle is locked with no power on, that makes it very easy to changed drill bits. Torque is adjustable, so you can use them as a driver. The drills have a small LED that focuses on the drill/work spot. And they stand up (like most brands do) on the battery, so they take up less real estate. There are a couple of different sizes of batteries, but they all interchange. Upon doing the conversion, I got rid of all my old battery powered drills. There are two other 18V powered Bosch tools I will be buying, One is the plunge saw, the other is a 6 1/2" circular saw. The tools are often available with out batteries or chargers, which can save you money if an add-on. All use the same batteries. Note, I am not using any of these for true industrial use. This is home hobbiest stuff. But I am very pleased with the tool quality.

Seth Emerson

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Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: May 11, 2019 09:37PM

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Seth
One is the plunge saw,

OK, what does the rest of America call this California term plunge saw?grinning smiley

Plunge cutting is starting in the middle of the workpiece, which I can do with any circular saw, Festool type saw and my Bosch jigsaw. Bosch makes a jigsaw and blade that you can start the tool in mid air and slam it through nominal 1 x pine boards. I saw it demonstrated and bought it on the spot. Later I took it to work to say "hey guys, watch this"!smileys with beer

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: May 13, 2019 08:32AM

Okay it is a "reciprocating" saw, Frank - is that more descriptive?

Seth Emerson

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Re: OT: Cordless Drill Recommendation
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: May 13, 2019 12:31PM

Very descriptive. aka Sawzall invented by Milwaukee.

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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