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Postby DIYvirgin1975 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 10:31 am

I'm thinking about buying a 18v makita cordless drill but their is somany variations.

What things i need to look for if i want a decent battery drill ?
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Postby ericmark » Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:43 pm

It all depends what you want to do with it.
1 Torque setting if used as screwdriver and reverse.
2 SDS if drilling walls
3 Rotor stop if sinking socket boxes and chiseling.
4 Extra batteries may also be required.
5 You may need to charge from 110 volt
6 You may need car charger
7 If using grinding wheels etc. SDS may mess things up as often the chuck can float back and forth.
And often the chuck with SDS models is an extra.
I used cheap drills as a screw driver and expensive one for SDS so I could give it time to cool down. Drilling 25mm holes through a wall takes a lot of power and drills get hot so we would drill so long move to other job then return when cooled. Which is best all depends what you want to do.

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