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Old 08-01-2011, 12:34 AM   #1
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I just searched for about an hour, but didn't come up with anything specific. I just started finishing my basement and my corded drill is driving me crazy. It's slipping everywhere, but that might be the phillips bit. I think those little ones that act like mini impact guns might be good. Not sure what they are called. I see them on Holmes on Homes. They seem to impact the screw instead of just torquing it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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I just searched for about an hour, but didn't come up with anything specific. I just started finishing my basement and my corded drill is driving me crazy. It's slipping everywhere, but that might be the phillips bit. I think those little ones that act like mini impact guns might be good. Not sure what they are called. I see them on Holmes on Homes. They seem to impact the screw instead of just torquing it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
A impact driver is most excellent at driving screws! A cordless drill driver in low gear works well too! As for your corded drill; what rpm is it? The Low speed 0 - 500/600 rpm work best ad screw drivers! Higher speed corded drills are harder to control!

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Impact drivers are by far the way to go. I have a hilti that is a beast. More affordable but also in my bag is a makita that I bought from home depot with an included drill for around $150. I burned the drill up in three months but I've driven dozens of half inch lag screws with the impact gun and it is still as powerful as the day I bought it.
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Thanks guys. Just checked prices and they are all way up there. Would a 12v do the job as well? I'm really only using this to frame my basement. Something like this?

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
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Broughton, that $150 makita from Home Depot, did it include the battery or charger? Do you know the model number? Thanks.
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http://www.sears.com:80/shc/s/p_1015...3&blockType=G3

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Thanks guys. Just checked prices and they are all way up there. Would a 12v do the job as well? I'm really only using this to frame my basement. Something like this?

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
I have the 12volt delta work's for me. The ridgid has a life time warrenty on the drill and the batteries .
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Mikegp, I meant to type $250, I'm not too good on this iPhone. Here is a link to the combo I bought. I looks like it has gone down a bit to $214.

http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardw...atalogId=10053
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The new 12 volt DeWalt sets are pretty darn nice, I just bought one to keep around the house. Probably more than enough for the average DIY and great for a second small set. I have a friend that loves them, uses them for everything and barely picks up his 18 volt anymore. With the small size and weight they are very handy. I have the drill, driver, impact, flashlight, four batteries and two chargers, so far they have been great.

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCK211S...2238723&sr=8-2
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Thanks for the suggestions. I picked up the Makita one from Home Depot for $214 this morning. It's doing a great job so far. Thanks again.

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