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Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by FYS777, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,305

    I am asking about what type of cordless drill is best for the buck??? commercial grade!!! volts, battery, brand????? input please. what kind of price can i expect..

    Thanks , DAVE
     
  2. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    You will be pleased with either a Milwaukee lithium or Dewalt lithium. The lithium batteries last longer and are more powerful than the traditional Ni-Cad. 14.4 volt is enough, although sometimes I wish I had an 18v.
     
  3. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
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    How much use do you give it per week???
     
  4. davido30093

    davido30093 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 13

    18V for sure. Lithium is far better than the others. $60 to $80 depending on brand and place of purchase.
     
  5. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    When I worked for the carpenter, I'd go through a battery a day, then rotate them. Now, I barely use it. Just when I'm making shelves for the shop or side on my truck, or something like that. I do have a 3/8" ratchet adapter which makes it nice, but you can get that for any drill.
     
  6. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 37,804

    $60 to $80? No offense, but you can't get any good decent brand like Dewalt or Milwaukee for under a couple hundred, especially with the lithium ion batteries.
     
  7. SLR

    SLR LawnSite Gold Member
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    I would'nt touch anything under 18V.
     
  8. Dstosh

    Dstosh LawnSite Senior Member
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  9. clipperslawnservice

    clipperslawnservice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    Makita-lithium
     
  10. FYS777

    FYS777 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,305

    thanks for the in-puts, i'll check your recommendations out,
     

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