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Thread: Which cordless drill to buy????

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    Which cordless drill to buy????

    Hi guys, to all you tradies...which drill to buy for round the house DIY.....Bosch....Dewalt.......Wilwaukee....?

    which one NOT to buy.....?
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    never a millwaukee, i found out the hard way
    millwaukee, ryobiand aeg are all out of the techtronics factory in taiwan/china
    father in law likes his dewault gear, best drill i ever had (and it got used hard daily for over 5 years) was a bosch 36v cordless
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    Opted for dewalt after having a good run with one in the past, been very happy with the set up but sure not the cheapest...

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    Iv got a Milwaukee fuel 18v with impact driver kit, it's pretty good. As a ex tradie it ticks all the boxes.
    Best cordless I ever had was the Hitachi 18v it is a bit more compact.

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    @VTF. i've got the same kit, its been a disaster. 4 battery fails in the first year, clutch fail on the drill ( drilling 6mm holes in timber at the time). impact driver failed as battery wiring fell to bits.
    never ever again

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    I was a Makita fan - but ended up with a new Dewalt set from a FM on here and now think Makita is #2

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    hitachi, get the mean one and never replace it. look after the batteries.
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    Use enough gun

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    I am pretty invested in Milwaukee (Canada), and Makita (NZ) few battery failures, I use the 3/8 and 1/2 inch impact guns every day, sum times for several battery changes, support and battery price, is something worth looking into, locally, before you by, only brand ive had a poor run is Dewalt, and the cheep China brands.

    One thing to bear in mind, there is often two grades of tools, professional and home grade, Cause its a business right off, I buy pro grade on most everything, Ive got grips and housings worn and missing, on my impacts, grinder and 1/2 hammer drill in Canada, still keep running,

    Sure beats dragging a flippen, air hose around in the mud and snow. ah the old days.
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    @southernman impact drivers are bloody amazing, use them on the snow grommers at work so much nicer than skinning knuckles using a socket set. Nice and quick when your lying in the snow with hydraulic oil dripping on your face
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    Hmmm guys, all the usual suspects, i should be able to get discount if i use my factory pass to buy a 'professional grade' one @southernman

    always wanted a Dewalt......buy once cry once
    While I might not be as good as I once was, Im as good once as I ever was!

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    Dewalt or makita.

    The makita 18v range of tools is awesome. My van is starting to resemble a mobile makita cordless showroom

    Try to get brushless versions of the tools, wel worth the extra $. Less battery use.
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    Used Metabo at work. Pretty spendy but seem solid.
    At home I use Bosch green and haven't had any issues, but then small home jobs aren't very testing. Even with a 2.5 amph battery.
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    Dewalt or makita.

    The makita 18v range of tools is awesome. My van is starting to resemble a mobile makita cordless showroom

    Try to get brushless versions of the tools, wel worth the extra $. Less battery use.
    Massive range of tools from Makita too.
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    Another option is to wait until October (so I was told) as Hitachi are in the process of being rebranded to Hioki.
    They are supposed to be releasing a new series or (drills,grinders,jigsaws,drops saws etc) that will be dual voltage capable.
    They will be able to be run by battery and 230ac.
    Could be a very good option, time will tell!
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    Panasonic. still using it every day but batteries are no longer available so nearly time for replacement. I also have a makita 18v brushless which is a total piece of shit given what it cost.

 

 

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