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Old 08-09-2010, 07:48 PM   #1
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Which drill/driver to buy?


I'll be installing some kitchen cabinets and related work soon and wanted to get a lighter cordless drill/driver than my 18 v. Hitachi (I really like it for power and endurance, but a bit heavy using it all day).
I saw a Hitachi WH10dfl ($119) at Lowe's and a Bosch PS20-2a ($99). Couldn't find a one:one review on-line. SOme reviews said the light on the Bosch is at the trigger and shines where not wanted whereas the Hitachi's is right at the correct spot. Other than that, unsure as to which way to go.
Will want it to drive screws through cabinets into wall studs and to each other as well as some other work. ANyone know if these are powerful enough to do this? Hitachi has no variable torque setting but has a much higher torque rating. I've never used an impact driver and wonder if it will make it easier or harder to do the cabinet mounting work?
Any thoughts/opinions are welcomed.
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Old 08-10-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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Not quite the product I was discussing but I appreciate your efforts.

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Old 08-10-2010, 04:14 PM   #3
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I don't know about hanging cabinets. It seems like anything less than 18v would either not be able to do it or would drain quick. You might want to get on Dewalt's website and send them an email. They usually respond within 24-48 hours.
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I have a craftsman 1/4 inch battery operated 19.2 V driver impact it takes the square bits that lock in.. man that thing will drive 3" screws in like butter. Oh , the 3/8 battery 19.2 will also drive 3" screws .. I just built a deck down the shore on the trailer 10'x 27' and used the 3/8 driver for the whole thing at least 1000 screws minimum.. what I did was had 2 battery's and always had one charging while using the other one.
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This Bosh 12 volt driver has good reveiws, The bosh PS21 Pocket Driver has a small body and 2- 12 volt lithium batteries plus 2 speeds and has incredible torque. plus a light too. boschtools.com

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if you predrill everything you should be fine. For the money I would go with the 19v by craftsman. it thinks it under 100. I have the boschs 14v and 19, parter cable 14v, dewalt 14v and paid nearly 200 for these some were more. They are all dead yet my craftsmen is still going.
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I have a craftsman 1/4 inch battery operated 19.2 V driver impact .
I use my impact driver all the time, screws go in very fast and less chance of camping off the heads. Only use the drill for drilling. I am sure Hitachi makes one which, if purchased without a battery, will be fairly inexpensive.

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