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Old 01-16-2015, 03:33 PM   #21
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For medium duty around the house I've become a fan of the Craftsman 12V NEXTEC. I've also got 19V "pro" tools but find myself grabbing the smaller & lighter 12V for most fix-it jobs. Just $50 with LiIon battery & charger.

Craftsman 17586 NEXTEC Drill/Driver: Power Up With Deals at Sears
I got that one as a freebie when buying the Nextec right angle impact driver. The freebie offer was one of those redeem the receipt things for a free drill. I had almost passed up on the offer too (too lazy to go receipt hunting and entering codes online) but am glad I chose not to.

It's nice to have a lightweight drill for the time working in tighter spaces like in a cabinet. Plus that Nextec has enough power for around the house too.
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:12 PM   #22
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I have the Dewalt DCD771 which is a 20V that comes with 2 Lithium Ion batteries. The batteries stay charged for long periods of time and it is a joy to use. It even has a LED that shines on your drilling area when it is in use. Got it for under $100 about a year ago. IMHO there is no comparison with B&D as I gave away a couple of those drills after I got this one.

Spring and summer I use the drill for garden projects like building trellises and repairing planting boxes at a community garden. The rest of my use is typical homeowner stuff so not a heavy user, but I like nice tools.

A wants $115 + shipping and HD wants $119 w/free shipping so a bit higher than when I bought.

Amazon.com: Dewalt DCD771C2 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 inch Compact Drill Driver Kit: Home Improvement

DEWALT 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver Kit-DCD771C2 - The Home Depot
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As the title says...for home use; need to drill wood where electricity not available. Under $100 preferred.
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I bought this 20v very nice and light cordless drill and really like it: Amazon.com: Black & Decker LDX120C 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill/Driver: Home Improvement

It's $50 and you can use the 20v battery for the full line of B&D products. I also own a leaf blower, and hedge trimmer that use this. There are over 800 reviews on Amazon that give this a 4.5 star average.
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My Ryobi brand is lousy. Be warned!
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For the casual user, this is a good choice:

Cordless Drill/Driver with Keyless Chuck, 3/8", 18 Volt
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A friend who does a lot of carpentry recommended the Dewalt 18V cordless drill to me over ten years ago. I got one and still use it constantly. Love the thing!

Plenty of torque, long lasting battery, quick and easy to switch to a fresh battery when needed (the spare is always in the charger). Completely reliable, and working just like new today after more than ten years.
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Probably pricier than what OP is looking for, but I love this Milwaukee with lithium batteries in the handle. It is much lighter and less awkward to use than a typical cordless drill but has amazing torque.

http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-2407...cordless+drill
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I've had good use out of Ryobi, and they are inexpensive.

Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Starter Drill Kit-P1810 - The Home Depot

I have a ryobi also that has served me well - don't know the model but it was one step up from the cheapest one if I remember


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I carry mine concealed, in a shoulder holster.
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I'm not a guy, but I do like my drill!
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I carry mine concealed, in a shoulder holster.
Do you carry an extra battery or just roll with one?
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I've had several different brands and models of cordless drills over the years. I was fairly happy with my Sears/Craftsman models, and better satisfied with my last Black & Decker model (I don't remember the model, but it was a 12 volt model.) the B&D was reaching he end of it's long, very well used life, and I replaced it a couple of years ago with a top of the line Dewalt 18 volt XRP hammer drill that cost about $280. It was a bundle of cash, but I use it a lot! Plus Dewalt has a whole line of cordless XRP tools that use the same batteries, and I also own a couple of those.

For the OP, my recommendation would be a reasonably priced B&D cordless.
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Why is it lousy? Could you elucidate?
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What does the 3/8", 1/2", etc. refer to and is it significant?

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What does the 3/8", 1/2", etc. refer to and is it significant?

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Those are the diameter of the chuck (the slot that you put the drill bit in). Normal bits used by homeowners are typically 1/4 or 3/8, so a chuck 3/8" or larger would probably be fine for you. Usually, also, the larger the chuck is, the more powerful the drill motor is.
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Do you carry an extra battery or just roll with one?
Got two in a speed loader.
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That is the largest shaft diameter of the drill bit that can be "chucked" (held) in the drill. So if you were to use drill bits that a larger than 3/8" diameter, you would need a 1/2" chuck size. Most homeowners that are doing routine jobs rarely need to drill holes larger than 3/8" diameter.

Drills that are chucked for up to 1/2" are noticeably heavier than a 3/8" size too.
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