I am very new to the whole power tool scene and I am needing to start getting a few different ones now because I can't rely on my dads stuff. I went to Home Depot yesterday to get a drill. I also bought some 2x4s and a sheet of plywood and some 3in deck screws. Well it turns out the drill that I purchased is not powerful enough to handle this kind of work. I bought a Black & Decker 12v Max cordless drill. It was $60 and it seemed handy with its chuck-less bit holder and variable speed. I am trying to make a work bench with the wood and I can't get these screws all the way in without this drill making that "Ratcheting" sound. I have the torque setting all of the way up and I am applying good sturdy pressure straight into the drill. I have used my dads wired drills a lot before and I was able to drive screws into stuff with ease. I guess I just chose a weak drill. So I am going to try and return the drill and get a different one. Which one should I get that will be a bit more powerful for under $100?
I need a drill with...
- Variable speed (I am going to be drilling glass)
- Everything it needs to run including battery (If it is cordless)
- Enough power to get some bigger screws into 2x4s etc.
What I would like...
- Chuck-less bit holder
- Cordless (It doesn't have to be)
Thanks in advance for you help! I am 17 and I need to learn more about power tools as you can tell.