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Old 06-17-2013, 06:56 PM   #1
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I need a 18volt cordless drill for carpentry projects, I am wondering do I need one with a hammered function?

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I would if I was you. They ten to be more heavy duty and only cost a few bucks more. We use the hammer feature a lot when drilling for Tapcon screws. It also will do a decent job drilling up to 1/2" holes for shield anchors and such.

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I don't know... but I want to see the responses,,,, I don't really understand why they are any advantage..

Also... Just as a suggestion... I think the primary consideration is the battery and battery replacement, and keeping all your battery tools in the same battery (and charger).

I don't know if they still do, but Ridgid used to have a lifetime replacement on the battery.

I started with Craftsman and kinda locked in now, and replace my batterys every two-three years, but I have to buy the extended guarantee.

They are a good quality DIY tool, but they do get overused by me and I do have to exercise the replacement quite often.

I don't know what will happen when Sears finally goes out of business.

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I may be mixed up with what drill you are refering to... isn't there a hammer drill, with a very little up/down cam, for basically concrete drilling.
That's not what I was refereing to (I have a Bosh Bulldog that zips thru concrete)

There is a new type drill that just has a impact effect (no up/down). I don't know what they offer ... maybe a little more torque effect, but I find low gear on my regular 19.2 to handle most everything.
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Looking at the new Makita, Bosch, or DeWalt.
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Looking at the new Makita, Bosch, or DeWalt.
Cool... go quality... your battery replacements will get costly thru time though (I eat'm up).

Not quite sure on the Dewalt though. I have several corded old DEWalts I love, but Black Decker got Dewalt several years ago, and I just don't know about them anymore. Check it out
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Try this thread- Cordless drill help???
There are a couple other threads in the tool board as well addressing drills.
I use Ryobi around the house and for light duty at work.
Just bought their hammer drill and I find myself reaching for it to drill simple holes- but then my other drill is about worn out
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CJ---You need two battery drills---

first and most useful is a drill--just a regular drill

That will make holes and drive screws---get that one first.

Next would be an impact gun---They are great at driving screws --but not much good for anything else---and they are small--another nice thing .

Skip the battery hammer drill---seldom used by a carpenter--and usually not very good ,as hammer drills go---when you need a hammer drill,get a corded one---Bosch makes a dandy one.

As to brands of battery tools? I like Ryobi---it has no snob appeal and will not let you brag about the thing---but the batteries are half the price of other brands---I've never killed one---and they are cheap enough that I have about 5 of them. (Handy when installing cabinets--one drill for every different bit or driver)
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CJ---You need two battery drills---

first and most useful is a drill--just a regular drill

That will make holes and drive screws---get that one first.

Next would be an impact gun---They are great at driving screws --but not much good for anything else---and they are small--another nice thing .

Skip the battery hammer drill---seldom used by a carpenter--and usually not very good ,as hammer drills go---when you need a hammer drill,get a corded one---Bosch makes a dandy one.

As to brands of battery tools? I like Ryobi---it has no snob appeal and will not let you brag about the thing---but the batteries are half the price of other brands---I've never killed one---and they are cheap enough that I have about 5 of them. (Handy when installing cabinets--one drill for every different bit or driver)
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I have been a carpenter for 30 years. I have many drills corded and cordless. I use the hammer feature quite often on the cordless. Reading many of CJ;s posts, it is obvious that he intends to use his drills on the job as well as at home. Like I stated earlier, the price difference is minimal and in my opinion, well worth the difference.
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Might be a good point--I've always had a corded hammer drill--so I never got a battery one---When you need a hammer drill,there is no substitute--

I would still suggest a corded hammer drill---
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Personally I think those impact drivers are over hyped. There loud and slow. I can screw off a deck much faster with my cordless drill driver and without waking up the neighborhood.

The impact driver is certainly an improvement when it comes to phillip head screws but the days of stripping phillips all but disappeared when the torx screws hit the market.

Another issue I've seen with the impact when it comes to deck screws is occasionally knocking some of the coating off the head of the screw (ya I know it's the screws fault).

I do like how compact the impacts are though, I'd sure would like to add one of the little right angle ones to my box.
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for framing purposes using a cordles hammer drill only really works in concrete that is still green i.e. one month old or less. if you get into a renovation situation where your trying to drill into 60 year old concrete a cordless will hardly dent the concrete. you need a sds hammer
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Ron, I have a cordless angle drill---I don't use it very often,but boy am I glad that I own it--there are times it is the best or only choice.
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I've had this little corded one for years, it's one of my favorites. Don't use it often but when you need it, it can save the day.

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those right angle drills are really handy actualy but its more a specialized item.. two buddies of mine specialzie in hardwood stair installs and commercial millwork instals. they both have the cordless right angle impact from makita. they need them to be able to screw glue blocks in place for stair installs so they have no visable fasteners in the face of the risers or treads. everything is done from behind

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