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Old 06-15-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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I'm looking to buy an impact drill, cordless. Which is better: Dewalt, Milwaukee, or Bosch.
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Old 06-15-2012, 01:38 PM   #2
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Your going to get many different opinions......

All of those are good brands.....I would buy the one on sale or who's battery is the same as any of your current batch of cordless tools.

Key point here.....what every brand you decide on....try to stick with it so that you can use the rechargable batteris on all the tools.

Nothing worse than having 5 cordless tools that use 5 different batteries and 5 different chargers.

I have Ryobi....They have held up fine.
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I have Ridged (Home Depot Brand) and it has a lifetime warranty even on the battery.

It has never let me down and the Lithium Ion battery last forever and only takes about 10 minutes to fully charge..

The only thing I dont like is even though there is a battery indicator, you do not know when the battery is going low, there is no power reduction what so ever, so you can be in the middle of drilling and it just stops and the battery indicator starts flashing, I wish it would go into a reduced power mode just so I could finish what I was doing..
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finding an impact drill


Thanks to all. Your help is much appreciated.
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good to know. I didn't know they had a lifetime warranty on batteries. I've replaced all my 19.2 batteries on my Porter Cable stuff. Soo expensive.

I think I'll go the lifetime way next time.


Oh, if you get multiple batteries I'd suggest numbering them maybe with a sharpie.
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only takes about 10 minutes to fully charge..
That's fantastic! My Bosch takes about an hour to fully charge, so I have to have two batteries on the go.
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I have to look into that lifetime too. I often wonder who's lifetime, mine or the items. I always suspect that when an item dies after 3 months they will say "Oh well, too bad, that was its expected lifetime. These days I have seen what looks like fine print, for the fine print.
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