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I'm in the market for an 18V cordless drill. I was looking at
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Not it but have two of "old-style" 18V Milwaukee Red -- _it_ I like a
lot and recommend highly. This one, not yet seen...

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Haven't used that one, but it is hard to go wrong with milwaukee.
Here is a link to a test of 18 volt cordless drills from march
of last year. You might find some helpful info the

http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/indus...ticleID=501521

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could give me their opinion.

Thanks,
bonnie jean


Milwaukee tools is now owned by a China Company as is Rigid Tool
Company. I use Dewalt and don't know who owns them, but you can't
beat DeWalt.
Don't buy a 3/8 inch drill motor but the 1/2 inch one. The 18 volt
DeWalt XRP 1/2 inch is commonly used by contractors and is the best on
the market.
Mine is made in Mexico. It is almost impossible to find tools made in
the USA. I have used my XRP for 8 hours on one battery charge for
installing metal roofing screws.
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Milwaukee tools is now owned by a China Company as is Rigid Tool
Company. *I use Dewalt and don't know who owns them,


DeWalt is Japanese Black and Decker. It's pretty decent, maybe a
little crude compared to Milwaukee. Of the maybe 20 brands of tools in
my shop, Milwaukee and (are you ready for this?) Makita seem to get
the job done best, Bosch next, Hitachi, Panasonic (hard to find),
Porter Cable (sanders mostly), and down on the list Craftsman power
tools. Pretty high on the list, Craftsman's hand tools, made by
Danaher, the people that also make Matco professional tools. FWIW...

Joe


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bonnie jean


Have you thought about getting one with a hammer feature for drilling
into concrete, just in case you have to.
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On Mar 20, 9:23 am, bonniejean wrote:

I'm in the market for an 18V cordless drill. I was looking athttp://tinyurl.com/2g9bkl and was wondering if anyone has it and
could give me their opinion.


Thanks,
bonnie jean


Have you thought about getting one with a hammer feature for drilling
into concrete, just in case you have to.


That would be real nice but I am interested in this particular drill
because of it's weight (light) and the fast charging battery. DeWalt
doesn't make one like that. Makita does but it doesn't seem to get as
good reviews as the Milwaukee. I have recurring carpel tunnel and a
regular weight drill makes my wrist ache.

I also have a small hand, even for a woman. In reading customer
reviews about this drill, women seem to really like it's small
outline. (My boyfriend bought me a "ladies" Glock 45 for my birthday.
Very very comfortable.)

But I don't think they make this "version" with the hammer feature.
Actually they don't make any other tools that will use this battery.
That is a negative but Milwaukee says they will be coming soon.

I knew a bunch of you guys would start in about this brand vs that
brand. ..makes me smile. But I'm not that much into the finer points.
Now if you wanted to talk about knitting...

bonnie



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could give me their opinion.

Thanks,
bonnie jean


Its a nice drill if its the Li-Ion battery, Milwaukee has a new Li-Ion
12v minature drill driver out, if weight is a concern, it also fits in
your pocket. Ridgid has a new line of Li-Ion 18v and minature 12v.
Ridgid has a lifetime warranty even on batteries.
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http://tinyurl.com/2g9bkl and was wondering if anyone has it and
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Thanks,
bonnie jean


No experience with Milwaukee, but --

Craftsman -- decent tool, but batteries die quickly and are expensive to
replace -- plus they have several different types of 18V batteries which are
not interchangable
Ryobi -- Light weight, but batteries don't hold charge for very long and
need to be swapped frequently
Ridgid -- Heavy tool, but batteries seem to provide power for extremely long
time, plus all parts (including batteries) have a life-time guarantee.

The biggest operating expense for cordless tools seems to be the replacement
batteries, so the Ridgid guarantee is important to me. I bought several of
their 18V tools and batteries (to always have charged ones on hand) and
if/when a battery can't be recharged I send it back to them and they send me
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On Mar 20, 9:23 am, bonniejean wrote:

I'm in the market for an 18V cordless drill. I was looking
athttp://tinyurl.com/2g9bkl and was wondering if anyone has it and
could give me their opinion.


Thanks,
bonnie jean


Have you thought about getting one with a hammer feature for drilling
into concrete, just in case you have to.


That would be real nice but I am interested in this particular drill
because of it's weight (light) and the fast charging battery. DeWalt
doesn't make one like that. Makita does but it doesn't seem to get as
good reviews as the Milwaukee. I have recurring carpel tunnel and a
regular weight drill makes my wrist ache.

I also have a small hand, even for a woman. In reading customer
reviews about this drill, women seem to really like it's small
outline. (My boyfriend bought me a "ladies" Glock 45 for my birthday.
Very very comfortable.)

But I don't think they make this "version" with the hammer feature.
Actually they don't make any other tools that will use this battery.
That is a negative but Milwaukee says they will be coming soon.

I knew a bunch of you guys would start in about this brand vs that
brand. ..makes me smile. But I'm not that much into the finer points.
Now if you wanted to talk about knitting...

bonnie


As an electrician, all my power tools used to be Milwaukee, as they were the
standard in the industry... Then they became crap... I use mostly Dewalt
now.. and they're pretty much crap too, but hey, there are only so many
companies to choose from. Regardless of the make, I prefer 14 volt tools, as
they have pretty much the same power as 18 volts, but are lighter and more
manuverable. I just replaced one of my crap Dewalt driver drills with a
model DC730, which, despite being crap, is really nice and small and light,
certainly worth looking into







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On Mar 20, 9:23 am, bonniejean wrote:

I'm in the market for an 18V cordless drill. I was looking
athttp://tinyurl.com/2g9bkl and was wondering if anyone has it and
could give me their opinion.

Thanks,
bonnie jean

Have you thought about getting one with a hammer feature for
drilling into concrete, just in case you have to.


That would be real nice but I am interested in this particular drill
because of it's weight (light) and the fast charging battery. DeWalt
doesn't make one like that. Makita does but it doesn't seem to get as
good reviews as the Milwaukee. I have recurring carpel tunnel and a
regular weight drill makes my wrist ache.

I also have a small hand, even for a woman. In reading customer
reviews about this drill, women seem to really like it's small
outline. (My boyfriend bought me a "ladies" Glock 45 for my birthday.
Very very comfortable.)

But I don't think they make this "version" with the hammer feature.
Actually they don't make any other tools that will use this battery.
That is a negative but Milwaukee says they will be coming soon.

I knew a bunch of you guys would start in about this brand vs that
brand. ..makes me smile. But I'm not that much into the finer points.
Now if you wanted to talk about knitting...

bonnie


As an electrician, all my power tools used to be Milwaukee, as they
were the standard in the industry... Then they became crap... I use
mostly Dewalt now.. and they're pretty much crap too, but hey, there
are only so many companies to choose from. Regardless of the make, I
prefer 14 volt tools, as they have pretty much the same power as 18
volts, but are lighter and more manuverable. I just replaced one of my
crap Dewalt driver drills with a model DC730, which, despite being
crap, is really nice and small and light, certainly worth looking into






aren't the lithium powered drills lighter for the same or even higher
voltages? And they have the useful benefit of not losing charge in storage
for up to 6 months,for those who only use them sporadically.

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Have you thought about getting one with a hammer feature for drilling
into concrete, just in case you have to.


That would be real nice but I am interested in this particular drill
because of it's weight (light) and the fast charging battery. DeWalt
doesn't make one like that. Makita does but it doesn't seem to get as




Short charging time = short run time so make sure you have at least two
batteries.

Check out this Makita - doesn't weigh much at all:
http://www.makita.com/menu.php?pg=pr...t&tag=BDF452HW it doesn't have
the long-life battery that my Makita does, but it is much lighter and
according to the site, .5 pound lighter than the Milwaukee.

The hammer feature .... good thing you don't want it, you're not missing
much. If anyone wants to drill in concrete, they're better off with a true
hammer drill.

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On Mar 20, 9:23 am, bonniejean wrote:

I'm in the market for an 18V cordless drill. I was looking
athttp://tinyurl.com/2g9bkl and was wondering if anyone has it and
could give me their opinion.

Thanks,
bonnie jean

Have you thought about getting one with a hammer feature for
drilling into concrete, just in case you have to.

That would be real nice but I am interested in this particular drill
because of it's weight (light) and the fast charging battery. DeWalt
doesn't make one like that. Makita does but it doesn't seem to get as
good reviews as the Milwaukee. I have recurring carpel tunnel and a
regular weight drill makes my wrist ache.

I also have a small hand, even for a woman. In reading customer
reviews about this drill, women seem to really like it's small
outline. (My boyfriend bought me a "ladies" Glock 45 for my birthday.
Very very comfortable.)

But I don't think they make this "version" with the hammer feature.
Actually they don't make any other tools that will use this battery.
That is a negative but Milwaukee says they will be coming soon.

I knew a bunch of you guys would start in about this brand vs that
brand. ..makes me smile. But I'm not that much into the finer points.
Now if you wanted to talk about knitting...

bonnie


As an electrician, all my power tools used to be Milwaukee, as they
were the standard in the industry... Then they became crap... I use
mostly Dewalt now.. and they're pretty much crap too, but hey, there
are only so many companies to choose from. Regardless of the make, I
prefer 14 volt tools, as they have pretty much the same power as 18
volts, but are lighter and more manuverable. I just replaced one of my
crap Dewalt driver drills with a model DC730, which, despite being
crap, is really nice and small and light, certainly worth looking into






aren't the lithium powered drills lighter for the same or even higher
voltages? And they have the useful benefit of not losing charge in storage
for up to 6 months,for those who only use them sporadically.

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Sure, but as yet they don't seem to have them for all the voltages. I'll
wait until Li-on is the only type available, then hopefully, they won't
cost lung to buy


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Milwaukee tools is now owned by a China Company as is Rigid Tool
Company. *I use Dewalt and don't know who owns them,


DeWalt is Japanese Black and Decker. It's pretty decent, maybe a
little crude compared to Milwaukee. Of the maybe 20 brands of tools in
my shop, Milwaukee and (are you ready for this?) Makita seem to get
the job done best, Bosch next, Hitachi, Panasonic (hard to find),
Porter Cable (sanders mostly), and down on the list Craftsman power
tools. Pretty high on the list, Craftsman's hand tools, made by
Danaher, the people that also make Matco professional tools. FWIW...

Joe


Funny how those China tools just disappear or break within the first
half hour. I guess us all American electricians just don't know how
to use them.
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On Mar 20, 9:23 am, bonniejean wrote:


I'm in the market for an 18V cordless drill. I was looking
athttp://tinyurl.com/2g9bkland was wondering if anyone has it and
could give me their opinion.


Thanks,
bonnie jean


Have you thought about getting one with a hammer feature for
drilling into concrete, just in case you have to.


That would be real nice but I am interested in this particular drill
because of it's weight (light) and the fast charging battery. DeWalt
doesn't make one like that. Makita does but it doesn't seem to get as
good reviews as the Milwaukee. I have recurring carpel tunnel and a
regular weight drill makes my wrist ache.


I also have a small hand, even for a woman. In reading customer
reviews about this drill, women seem to really like it's small
outline. (My boyfriend bought me a "ladies" Glock 45 for my birthday.
Very very comfortable.)


But I don't think they make this "version" with the hammer feature.
Actually they don't make any other tools that will use this battery.
That is a negative but Milwaukee says they will be coming soon.


I knew a bunch of you guys would start in about this brand vs that
brand. ..makes me smile. But I'm not that much into the finer points.
Now if you wanted to talk about knitting...


bonnie


As an electrician, all my power tools used to be Milwaukee, as they
were the standard in the industry... Then they became crap... I use
mostly Dewalt now.. and they're pretty much crap too, but hey, there
are only so many companies to choose from. Regardless of the make, I
prefer 14 volt tools, as they have pretty much the same power as 18
volts, but are lighter and more manuverable. I just replaced one of my
crap Dewalt driver drills with a model DC730, which, despite being
crap, is really nice and small and light, certainly worth looking into


aren't the lithium powered drills lighter for the same or even higher
voltages? And they have the useful benefit of not losing charge in storage
for up to 6 months,for those who only use them sporadically.


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Sure, but as yet they don't seem to have them for all the voltages. I'll
wait until Li-on is the only type available, then hopefully, *they won't
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If you wait till Liion is the only type offered you wont ever buy one.


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could give me their opinion.

Thanks,
bonnie jean


Milwaukee has a good reputation for tools. For an 18V, that one is light.
Most 18V are too heavy unless you truly need the power. Often you can get
away with much less. I love my Panasonic 15.6V because of the size and
weight. If you decide to get it, I don't think you'll be sorry.


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i have one of these from milwaukee - li-ion 18v hammer drill and it came
with an impact driver and two batteries for under $300 at toolup.com.
definitely liking it so far, though i haven't used the hammer function yet.
one thing to note about them is that they are heavier than some of their
counterparts. depending upon what you're using them for, that may be a
factor. the makita impact driver is nice, but the battery dies too quickly
because it's too small.
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I'm in the market for an 18V cordless drill. I was looking
athttp://tinyurl.com/2g9bkl and was wondering if anyone has it and
could give me their opinion.

Thanks,
bonnie jean


Have you thought about getting one with a hammer feature for drilling
into concrete, just in case you have to.


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not sure what you're using it for, but maybe this one is more up your alley:
http://www.milwaukeeconnect.com/weba..._192142_192137


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On Mar 20, 9:23 am, bonniejean wrote:

I'm in the market for an 18V cordless drill. I was looking
athttp://tinyurl.com/2g9bkl and was wondering if anyone has it and
could give me their opinion.


Thanks,
bonnie jean


Have you thought about getting one with a hammer feature for drilling
into concrete, just in case you have to.


That would be real nice but I am interested in this particular drill
because of it's weight (light) and the fast charging battery. DeWalt
doesn't make one like that. Makita does but it doesn't seem to get as
good reviews as the Milwaukee. I have recurring carpel tunnel and a
regular weight drill makes my wrist ache.

I also have a small hand, even for a woman. In reading customer
reviews about this drill, women seem to really like it's small
outline. (My boyfriend bought me a "ladies" Glock 45 for my birthday.
Very very comfortable.)

But I don't think they make this "version" with the hammer feature.
Actually they don't make any other tools that will use this battery.
That is a negative but Milwaukee says they will be coming soon.

I knew a bunch of you guys would start in about this brand vs that
brand. ..makes me smile. But I'm not that much into the finer points.
Now if you wanted to talk about knitting...

bonnie





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the li-ion batteries by milwaukee have an internal counter which count the
number of times the batteries have been charged. they are warrantied up to
2,000 charges so that's pretty damn good.
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I'm in the market for an 18V cordless drill. I was looking at
http://tinyurl.com/2g9bkl and was wondering if anyone has it and
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Thanks,
bonnie jean


No experience with Milwaukee, but --

Craftsman -- decent tool, but batteries die quickly and are expensive to
replace -- plus they have several different types of 18V batteries which
are not interchangable
Ryobi -- Light weight, but batteries don't hold charge for very long and
need to be swapped frequently
Ridgid -- Heavy tool, but batteries seem to provide power for extremely
long time, plus all parts (including batteries) have a life-time
guarantee.

The biggest operating expense for cordless tools seems to be the
replacement batteries, so the Ridgid guarantee is important to me. I
bought several of their 18V tools and batteries (to always have charged
ones on hand) and if/when a battery can't be recharged I send it back to
them and they send me a free replacement. Regards --




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I'm in the market for an 18V cordless drill. I was looking
athttp://tinyurl.com/2g9bkland was wondering if anyone has it and
could give me their opinion.


Thanks,
bonnie jean


Have you thought about getting one with a hammer feature for
drilling into concrete, just in case you have to.


That would be real nice but I am interested in this particular drill
because of it's weight (light) and the fast charging battery. DeWalt
doesn't make one like that. Makita does but it doesn't seem to get as
good reviews as the Milwaukee. I have recurring carpel tunnel and a
regular weight drill makes my wrist ache.


I also have a small hand, even for a woman. In reading customer
reviews about this drill, women seem to really like it's small
outline. (My boyfriend bought me a "ladies" Glock 45 for my birthday.
Very very comfortable.)


But I don't think they make this "version" with the hammer feature.
Actually they don't make any other tools that will use this battery.
That is a negative but Milwaukee says they will be coming soon.


I knew a bunch of you guys would start in about this brand vs that
brand. ..makes me smile. But I'm not that much into the finer points.
Now if you wanted to talk about knitting...


bonnie


As an electrician, all my power tools used to be Milwaukee, as they
were the standard in the industry... Then they became crap... I use
mostly Dewalt now.. and they're pretty much crap too, but hey, there
are only so many companies to choose from. Regardless of the make, I
prefer 14 volt tools, as they have pretty much the same power as 18
volts, but are lighter and more manuverable. I just replaced one of my
crap Dewalt driver drills with a model DC730, which, despite being
crap, is really nice and small and light, certainly worth looking into


aren't the lithium powered drills lighter for the same or even higher
voltages? And they have the useful benefit of not losing charge in
storage
for up to 6 months,for those who only use them sporadically.


--
Jim Yanik
jyanik
at
kua.net


Sure, but as yet they don't seem to have them for all the voltages. I'll
wait until Li-on is the only type available, then hopefully, they won't
cost lung to buy- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


If you wait till Liion is the only type offered you wont ever buy one.

When everyone is screaming that they're the best thing since sliced bread...
I'll buy one




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the li-ion batteries by milwaukee have an internal counter which count the
number of times the batteries have been charged. they are warrantied up to
2,000 charges so that's pretty damn good.
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Thanks,
bonnie jean


No experience with Milwaukee, but --


Craftsman -- decent tool, but batteries die quickly and are expensive to
replace -- plus they have several different types of 18V batteries which
are not interchangable
Ryobi -- Light weight, but batteries don't hold charge for very long and
need to be swapped frequently
Ridgid -- Heavy tool, but batteries seem to provide power for extremely
long time, plus all parts (including batteries) have a life-time
guarantee.


The biggest operating expense for cordless tools seems to be the
replacement batteries, so the Ridgid guarantee is important to me. *I
bought several of their 18V tools and batteries (to always have charged
ones on hand) and if/when a battery can't be recharged I send it back to
them and they send me a free replacement. *Regards --- Hide quoted text -


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HDs ridgid has a lifetime wattanty on the tool and batteries
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On Mar 20, 9:23 am, bonniejean wrote:


I'm in the market for an 18V cordless drill. I was looking
athttp://tinyurl.com/2g9bklandwas wondering if anyone has it and
could give me their opinion.


Thanks,
bonnie jean


Have you thought about getting one with a hammer feature for
drilling into concrete, just in case you have to.


That would be real nice but I am interested in this particular drill
because of it's weight (light) and the fast charging battery. DeWalt
doesn't make one like that. Makita does but it doesn't seem to get as
good reviews as the Milwaukee. I have recurring carpel tunnel and a
regular weight drill makes my wrist ache.


I also have a small hand, even for a woman. In reading customer
reviews about this drill, women seem to really like it's small
outline. (My boyfriend bought me a "ladies" Glock 45 for my birthday..
Very very comfortable.)


But I don't think they make this "version" with the hammer feature.
Actually they don't make any other tools that will use this battery.
That is a negative but Milwaukee says they will be coming soon.


I knew a bunch of you guys would start in about this brand vs that
brand. ..makes me smile. But I'm not that much into the finer points..
Now if you wanted to talk about knitting...


bonnie


As an electrician, all my power tools used to be Milwaukee, as they
were the standard in the industry... Then they became crap... I use
mostly Dewalt now.. and they're pretty much crap too, but hey, there
are only so many companies to choose from. Regardless of the make, I
prefer 14 volt tools, as they have pretty much the same power as 18
volts, but are lighter and more manuverable. I just replaced one of my
crap Dewalt driver drills with a model DC730, which, despite being
crap, is really nice and small and light, certainly worth looking into


aren't the lithium powered drills lighter for the same or even higher
voltages? And they have the useful benefit of not losing charge in
storage
for up to 6 months,for those who only use them sporadically.


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Sure, but as yet they don't seem to have them for all the voltages. I'll
wait until Li-on is the only type available, then hopefully, they won't
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If you wait till Liion is the only type offered you wont ever buy one.

When everyone is screaming that they're the best thing since sliced bread....
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Today they are the best thing, but every so many years battery
technology gets better.
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For most stuff a good 12v drill is fine. I have a 12v Makita and it will
screw in about 50 3" deck screws on a charge. By then the spare battery is
recharged. 12v weighs less so it is less tiring to use.


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I'm in the market for an 18V cordless drill. I was looking at
http://tinyurl.com/2g9bkl and was wondering if anyone has it and
could give me their opinion.

Thanks,
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On Mar 20, 9:23 am, bonniejean wrote:


I'm in the market for an 18V cordless drill. I was looking
athttp://tinyurl.com/2g9bklandwas wondering if anyone has it and
could give me their opinion.


Thanks,
bonnie jean


Have you thought about getting one with a hammer feature for
drilling into concrete, just in case you have to.


That would be real nice but I am interested in this particular drill
because of it's weight (light) and the fast charging battery. DeWalt
doesn't make one like that. Makita does but it doesn't seem to get
as
good reviews as the Milwaukee. I have recurring carpel tunnel and a
regular weight drill makes my wrist ache.


I also have a small hand, even for a woman. In reading customer
reviews about this drill, women seem to really like it's small
outline. (My boyfriend bought me a "ladies" Glock 45 for my
birthday.
Very very comfortable.)


But I don't think they make this "version" with the hammer feature.
Actually they don't make any other tools that will use this battery.
That is a negative but Milwaukee says they will be coming soon.


I knew a bunch of you guys would start in about this brand vs that
brand. ..makes me smile. But I'm not that much into the finer
points.
Now if you wanted to talk about knitting...


bonnie


As an electrician, all my power tools used to be Milwaukee, as they
were the standard in the industry... Then they became crap... I use
mostly Dewalt now.. and they're pretty much crap too, but hey, there
are only so many companies to choose from. Regardless of the make, I
prefer 14 volt tools, as they have pretty much the same power as 18
volts, but are lighter and more manuverable. I just replaced one of
my
crap Dewalt driver drills with a model DC730, which, despite being
crap, is really nice and small and light, certainly worth looking
into


aren't the lithium powered drills lighter for the same or even higher
voltages? And they have the useful benefit of not losing charge in
storage
for up to 6 months,for those who only use them sporadically.


--
Jim Yanik
jyanik
at
kua.net


Sure, but as yet they don't seem to have them for all the voltages. I'll
wait until Li-on is the only type available, then hopefully, they won't
cost lung to buy- Hide quoted text -


- Show quoted text -


If you wait till Liion is the only type offered you wont ever buy one.

When everyone is screaming that they're the best thing since sliced
bread...
I'll buy one- Hide quoted text -

- Show quoted text -


Today they are the best thing, but every so many years battery
technology gets better.

Unfortunately, despite a tremendous need, new battery technology seems
pretty slow. I use my driver drill virtually every day, and generally rotate
four batteries. The usable life, for me is about two years, which translates
to about six months per battery. It works out OK because in two years the
driver drill is toast, and I buy a new one and two additional batteries and
start over. If the Lion batteries are good for several thousand full
charges, I wouldn't have to buy the extra batteries. That's worth about $100
to me


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I'm in the market for an 18V cordless drill. I was looking at
http://tinyurl.com/2g9bkl and was wondering if anyone has it and
could give me their opinion.

Thanks,
bonnie jean


Look closely at the lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery drills. These will be as
powerful (comparing like voltages, of course) as the NiMH and NiCd drills but
lighter.

Ryobi makes a nice tiny (green!) 12v drill for $80 I've seen at Home Depot.
Milwaukee and Rigit also make small drills.

I suggest looking at these before buying to see if they are a big advantage
for your (small) hands. :-)

Good luck,
FBt



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Esther & Fester Bestertester wrote in
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I'm in the market for an 18V cordless drill. I was looking at
http://tinyurl.com/2g9bkl and was wondering if anyone has it and
could give me their opinion.

Thanks,
bonnie jean


Look closely at the lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery drills. These will be
as powerful (comparing like voltages, of course) as the NiMH and NiCd
drills but lighter.


One really nice feature of the Li-ion system is that it retains a charge
for many months in storage. The two other battery chemistries both have
self-discharge rates that deplete the pack by the next time you want to use
it,and then you have to spend an hour or more recharging a pack.


Ryobi makes a nice tiny (green!) 12v drill for $80 I've seen at Home
Depot. Milwaukee and Rigit also make small drills.


Ridgid,you mean.

I suggest looking at these before buying to see if they are a big
advantage for your (small) hands. :-)

Good luck,
FBt





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