So my husband finally went and did it and splurged to get me a "proper" drill - chose the Mikita cordless drill/impact driver set. Was great for a short while. After spending quite a few hours with it (many battery charges) on a couple pretty good projects (like building custom cages, for example), something is going wrong - it wont' hang onto a bit for long, drills wobbly holes, etc. Not what I expected from what I thought would be a quality, long-lasting tool. It's been MAYBE a couple months at the most.
Before I try to take it back I'd like to know if this is a fluke and I should just get a replacement Makita, or just say heck with it and trade in for another brand of tool?
At first I wondered if I could have done something wrong in using it, but I don't think I'm THAT inept (plus, my cheap corded drill that I had before lasted me YEARS without issue until the cord frayed from me keeping it in the stupid case it came in. THAT was a dumb me thing, but it had nothing to do with my USE of the thing).
What are others' experiences with these Mikita drills and any thoughts?