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Electric Drills Brand Preference


Who do you think offers the most reliable & affordable corded electric drill?

  • Black & Decker

    Votes: 7 5.4%
  • Craftsman

    Votes: 16 12.4%
  • Dewalt

    Votes: 52 40.3%
  • Milwaukee

    Votes: 54 41.9%

  • Total voters
    129

ForOffRoadDriving

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ive always been pleased with the performance of my makita tools so recently i bought a 12v makita from my work after my 10+ year old Ryobi 14.4v drill crapped out on me mid project. in the ryobis' defense it was pieced together from 4 or 5 broken drills that my dad brought home from the dumpster at work so after a couple hours of testing and tinkering i had a decent working drill and a spare drill that worked sometimes. i know a 12v isnt very big for a cordless drill, but i mostly use it for interior work where i need a small drill to fit under the dash and for small jobs requiring small bits. when i need to do bigger stuff i have 2 drill presses and a bunch of corded drills to the job.

 


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ive always been pleased with the performance of my makita tools so recently i bought a 12v makita from my work after my 10+ year old Ryobi 14.4v drill crapped out on me mid project. in the ryobis' defense it was pieced together from 4 or 5 broken drills that my dad brought home from the dumpster at work so after a couple hours of testing and tinkering i had a decent working drill and a spare drill that worked sometimes. i know a 12v isnt very big for a cordless drill, but i mostly use it for interior work where i need a small drill to fit under the dash and for small jobs requiring small bits. when i need to do bigger stuff i have 2 drill presses and a bunch of corded drills to the job.

Makita was the first brand I looked at when it came time to upgrade from my 18v ryobi drill. It was a great drill for the money and had all the features I was looking for. The batteries charged up fast, it had plenty of power and it felt GREAT in hand. Unfortunately I had to return 3 different drills because they all had chucks that didn't spin straight. After the 3rd one I gave up and bought my Milwaukee, which I got a good unit on the first try. If I had stuck with it and found a Makita with a good chuck, I'm sure I'd have loved it.


Side note, I just discovered today that my Milwaukee impact driver has enough force to take off lug nuts. Talk about making life easier.
 

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Side note, I just discovered today that my Milwaukee impact driver has enough force to take off lug nuts. Talk about making life easier.
lugs off what? car? they wouldnt take them of the F550:D but they came flying off my dads stratass lol + the milwauke has that cool batt indicator so u kno if u should swap it before go away from the charger. and as for the batt life ill go through the week on 1 charge. and the drill is BEAST! the guy i work with used it to bore out a bat cable and ended up ripping the skin off his finger pretty bad.. RESPECT THE TOOL!
 

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For the price, I can't beat craftsman. I have an old one that's STILL going after all the abuse I've gave it.
 

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Makita 18V li-on hands down.

Our whole tool fleet at work is Makita....nothing else holds up to the abuse of commercial contractor work. We've had dewalt, milwaukee, ryobi and hilti. So far Makita has served us the best at my job.
 


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