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Old 06-07-2013, 08:22 AM   #16
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Cordless drill help???

Originally Posted by funfool View Post
All ya all quit picking on me

I do think the hammer action for drilling holes in concrete with a cordless drill is worthless.
I can use my 1/2" dewalt corded drill on slow speed and drill a hole in concrete faster then my dewalt cordless on hammer.

I do think the hammer action is good for drilling screws, but the rpm is to slow to make a decent screwgun.
Fun is your Dewalt a newer one? My neighbor has a new one and with the cordless saw he has trouble cutting a 2x4. My Ridgid drill has 2 speeds 1 is slow and has more torque for driving screws 2 is a lot faster it is for drilling and I can use the hammer in either one. Just my opinion but I think the newer Dewalt tools have really went downhill.


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Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk View Post
its not bad.. just make sure you get the 3.0 amp batteries or the new 4 amp batteires. the slimpacks have very little run time on them..

one other thing to mention is to make sure you put the drill into low speed when drillling holes larger than 1" so that its using a lower gear that will deliver more torque.. the milwaukee drills are bad for the gears stripping on them.....

i dont want to see a resonse to use the ryobi's instead because its the low end line from the same parent company as milwaukee...
I disagree that the Milwaukee "slim pack" batteries have very little run time. I got 2 of those batteries with my Milwaukee impact driver and drill kit. I just built a fence with them and drove a ton of screws. Those packs last a very long time and recharge in 30 minutes. Easy to rotate them and the 30 minute charge means you'll always have a fresh one ready to go, as it's pretty hard to drain a whole battery in less than 30 minutes.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:59 AM   #18
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Cordless drill help???

i had one of the drills and we had 4 more in carpenters shop i worked out of at a local university 2 years. ago. the run time on them doesnt even come close to my makita 3 amp lxt batteries


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