I need a cordless drill *updated&resolved* - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-28-2008, 10:16 PM   #21
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 19,038
Total Cats: 407
Default

i sold my 12v dewalt to newb-brad last year.

my 18v set is rock solid.

when you shop for off-brand ones though, check the charge times. my dad got me a harbor freight cordless impact... FIVE HOUR CHARGE. i still haven't used it.
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2008, 10:31 PM   #22
Elite Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lexington, SC
Posts: 2,084
Total Cats: 0
Default

for anything heavy duty i just use my corded dewalt, i mean its not that big of a deal, and is a lot easier to manage then an air hose
mazda/nissan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2008, 10:38 PM   #23
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
paul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Point Pleasant, NJ
Posts: 2,957
Total Cats: 2
Default

i've never liked the dewalts i've had for work. makita guy. for home i just bought the 18v lithion ion Makita and it's awesome. i am sad when at work and using my standard Makita.

cost was like $200 though
paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 08:47 AM   #24
Junior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 419
Total Cats: 9
Default



450 in. lbs. of torque and weighing only 3.5 lbs

http://www.toolbarn.com/product/makita/BDF452HW/

I bought a few of these for work and will say that it is the nicest cordless I've used to date.

/thread
fourwhls is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 09:12 AM   #25
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
cjernigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 8,147
Total Cats: 6
Default

I'm kind of considering something like this. Maybe a smaller "kit" just because I don't need the other stuff at this point in my life.
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...19+501763+1688
cjernigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 09:16 AM   #26
Ben
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (33)
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: atlanta-ish
Posts: 12,689
Total Cats: 99
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Nah. Hammer drills are for drilling concrete. For wood or metal, you want a standard drill.
You can turn the hammering off when not needed Joe. And I have used it and found it beneficial to get through tough studs.
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 09:18 AM   #27
Ben
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (33)
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: atlanta-ish
Posts: 12,689
Total Cats: 99
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fourwhls View Post


450 in. lbs. of torque and weighing only 3.5 lbs

http://www.toolbarn.com/product/makita/BDF452HW/

I bought a few of these for work and will say that it is the nicest cordless I've used to date.

/thread
Looks pretty bad ***. I assume they have flashlights that share the rechargeable battery. Only thing that is stupid is they made it white?? ****'s gonna get dirty lookin fast, but function>all
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 09:30 AM   #28
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Atlanta93LE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Marietta, GA
Posts: 2,198
Total Cats: 1
Default

My 14.4V DeWalt has been a champ. Wood, metal, concrete, it's done it all. The batteries are starting to show their age (>10 years) as they don't hold a charge as long anymore, but hell, they charge in 10-15 minutes, so who cares?
Atlanta93LE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 09:43 AM   #29
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
cjernigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 8,147
Total Cats: 6
Default

That makita does look awesome. I grew up using the makitas with the real long battery that filled the handle. They pretty much sucked and were all replaced with Dewalts of various volt ratings. Only thing I don't like about dewalts besides semi high initial cost is replacement batteries might as be made of gold. ($80 versus $40 of most other companies.)
Still watching ebay though.
cjernigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 09:50 AM   #30
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
paul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Point Pleasant, NJ
Posts: 2,957
Total Cats: 2
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fourwhls View Post


450 in. lbs. of torque and weighing only 3.5 lbs

http://www.toolbarn.com/product/makita/BDF452HW/

I bought a few of these for work and will say that it is the nicest cordless I've used to date.

/thread
thats the one i have. they have one that has a longer laster battery that is green/black but it was another $100 or so i think and only 2 speed trans vs 3(according to lit)

but this thing is awesome.
paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 09:51 AM   #31
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
paul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Point Pleasant, NJ
Posts: 2,957
Total Cats: 2
Default

i bought a ryobi 14volt cordless 2 weeks before christmas. then after using it one day i went and bought the Makita. gave the ryobi to my mom.
paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 09:57 AM   #32
Ben
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (33)
 
Ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: atlanta-ish
Posts: 12,689
Total Cats: 99
Default

One of my installers had his Ryobi's battery catch on fire when using his drill.
I'll pay a little extra for the DeWalt.

That Mak's Li battery probably ain't cheap neither.
Ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 09:57 AM   #33
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
cjernigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 8,147
Total Cats: 6
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by paul View Post
gave the ryobi to my mom.
If all the other good info in this thread doesn't convince me to buy a good name brand drill that statement will.
cjernigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 10:31 AM   #34
Elite Member
iTrader: (21)
 
paul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Point Pleasant, NJ
Posts: 2,957
Total Cats: 2
Default

i do like to help
paul is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 05:00 PM   #35
Senior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Odenton, MD
Posts: 713
Total Cats: 0
Default

i prefer to use Ridgid. My work uses DeWalt, and they're not strong enough in my opinion. I personally use a 24v Ridgid Hammer Drill, and it works flawlessly drilling inch and a half holes through studding.
Dow.tom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 06:09 PM   #36
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 885
Total Cats: 2
Default

i have the ryobi "one" set of cordless **** that my girlfriend got me for christmas last year. I've been very happy with them so far. I don't think the individual stuff is that expensive, over at HD, and you can usually find ways to get discounts online for buying gift cards to there...
devin mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 06:11 PM   #37
Senior Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: MA
Posts: 885
Total Cats: 2
Default

end of the day, if you're not doing crazy **** with it all the time, you can get away with something like what i have. if you're a heavy duty user, get a more heavy duty tool.
devin mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2008, 01:13 AM   #38
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
miataspeed1point6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Detroit
Posts: 1,235
Total Cats: 0
Default

I bought the Makita set with the cordless impact and flash light. Works great, it wasn't too expensive. The cordless impact is worth it's weight in gold.
miataspeed1point6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 01:36 PM   #39
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
cjernigan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 8,147
Total Cats: 6
Default

Bought this last night. For $300 like new, drill has been used once apparently. Everything is absolutely perfect. Guy needed cash to pay his lawyer so his wife doesn't take everything in his divorce or something stupid like that.

Came with a drill, sawzall, circ saw, work light, and 2 batteries. He included an extra charger and a "bad" battery(found out when i got home and tried to charge it.) He also included this sweet drill/driver set, it includes all the super cool quick change adapters and whatnot so i'm pretty happy with my purchase.

So i made the big purchase and hopefully these tools last me a long time. I'm pretty happy with my buy i figure i saved atleast $300 off retail when you include the extra pieces. Thanks for all the advice and info guys.

/thread
cjernigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-2008, 01:48 PM   #40
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Trent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,625
Total Cats: 5
Default

Nice.

My Dewalt 18v drill is one of the best tool purchases I have made to date.
Trent is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bunch of NB stuff - mspnp2, begi intake mani, injectors mikeflys1 Miata parts for sale/trade 12 05-01-2016 10:51 AM
My solution for Oiltemp and Oilpressure input into Megasuirt (MS3) Zaphod MEGAsquirt 41 01-24-2016 01:25 PM
Back to Stock Part Out!! Turbo Parts, MS2 Enhanced 01-05, Suspension, and MOAR! StratoBlue1109 Miata parts for sale/trade 16 10-02-2015 10:39 AM
Coolant port on intake side of head Sirnixalot Engine Performance 3 09-20-2015 10:45 PM
Stripped clutch slave bell housing threads. EricJ Suspension, Brakes, Drivetrain 6 09-13-2015 10:44 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:45 AM.