Which drill set to acquire



  • Ive not had a decent drill set since i moved out of my dad's house nearly 20 years ago.
    I was just lookng on amazon and the two most popular(maybe not the best i dont know) are
    This Dewalt
    or
    This B&D

    I just want to have something in case i need it. I live in an apartment so ive not needed one for the most part.
    The Black & Decker one comes with more accessories and costs a less. I already have many of the tools it comes with(not the same brand though). There is another Balck and Decker option for a bit more that has 109 piece kit. The Dewalt has many more reviews, looks like it is more powerful, doesnt come with accessories. However i can get 2 accessory addons for another 30 dollars.
    I am sure some of you here have an idea which one is better.


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    @momurda why get one with tools you have.

    Buy one just with bits.

    Black & Decker LD120VA 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver with 30 Accessories https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006V6YAPI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_TRXYybRNP499W

    Dewalt is a good brand, and all I used when I was an alarm installer. Now I use a B&D for everything.

    An entire home remodel in fact.



  • Lots of people like B&D, but they are definitely at the lowest tier.

    Dewalt is fine, but our family is primarily Milwaukee, then Ryobi.


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    @BBigford said in Which drill set to acquire:

    Milwaukee

    I have never had a good cordless basic milwaukee, always shit. Their real power tools are awesome.

    Have not used Ryobi enough to rate.

    But @momurda is not going to be using this much. A basic drill and bits are more than sufficient.



  • This is what I have, and it sure beats the hell out of anything I have ever tried: Makita, black & Decker, Dewalt, etc don't compare imho.

    Mine is a couple years old, using the 4.0 battery. This is the 5.0. Closest I could find.

    M18 FUELâ„¢ 1/2" Hammer Drill/Driver Kit - 2704-22

    Home Depot link

    I did a TON of research before buying it, very happy with it.

    I took a picture of mine real quick for comparison:

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  • I own both DeWalt and Ryobi, and the Ryobi is a POS.



  • Ridgid. These are awesome. Got these on sale with a kit with some other tools. Driver and drill. Batteries last forever, and are replaced for free under warranty when they stop working properly.0_1489752302281_IMG_1925.JPG



  • @fuznutz04 said in Which drill set to acquire:

    Ridgid. These are awesome. Got these on sale with a kit with some other tools. Driver and drill. Batteries last forever, and are replaced for free under warranty when they stop working properly.0_1489752302281_IMG_1925.JPG

    Rigid is the way to go. Cheap, and they just work. Have a Dewalt drill which is just awful compared to the Rigid one I got for half the price.



  • @coliver Right. I bought a Dewalt set, over 12 years ago when they still used NiCAD batteries. Finally decided to buy into the the Ridgid brand. There are different models of each drill, that on the surface, look very similar, but there is a big cost difference. Go for the middle of the road stuff that has better internal parts, LED lights, and battery level indicators. Makes a big difference IMHO.



  • @fuznutz04 said in Which drill set to acquire:

    @coliver Right. I bought a Dewalt set, over 12 years ago when they still used NiCAD batteries. Finally decided to buy into the the Ridgid brand. There are different models of each drill, that on the surface, look very similar, but there is a big cost difference. Go for the middle of the road stuff that has better internal parts, LED lights, and battery level indicators. Makes a big difference IMHO.

    Yep, got the middle of the road stuff as part of a kit that had a cordless sander, drill/driver, and a radio. The set cost me ~as much as the Dewalt did, maybe $10-20 more.



  • @coliver Nice. I got those 2 drills, a recip saw, a full size circular saw, and 2 extra batteries. It was a crazy sale around Christmas.



  • Dewalt is own by B&D.



  • I've owned Makita, Milwaukee & Hilti...& some other garbage like Harbor Freight.

    The best one's for me have been this Panasonic and this Festool



  • I've been using Craftsman battery powered for 20+ years. I've never had a tool fail yet, but have upgraded because of batteries.

    At xmas, you can often get the tool free with a battery purchase.



  • Thank you all for the suggestions!
    I have just bought the B&D with 30 bit accessory pack for 55.


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