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Old 01-03-2007, 11:36 PM
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Cordless drill question

I had a Craftsman drill charger die on me so I have to purchase a new drill. I see that Walmart has a 18v Skil drill for $20 but with one battery. I think it is a clearance deal.

I need your opinions. I do not use it alot but not sure if I should do 3/8 or 1/2 or which brand. I hate to spend to much but I want your info.
What should I do?
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:44 PM
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I had a Craftman drill charger die on me so I have to purchase a new drill. I see that Walmart has a 18v Skil drill for $20 but with one battery. I think it is a clearance deal.

I need your opinions. I do not use it alot but not sure if I should do 3/8 or 1/2 or which brand. I hate to spend to much but I want your info.
What should I do?
First, quit ruining your laptops, next, go to a real store and buy a cordless drill

3/8" would be my choice, have an older DeWalt and a newer Makita, never used the Skil brand so my comments are worthless
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:51 PM
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I'm with Pendo, I bought a $20 drill and it was pitiful. Gathers dust while I just bought another battery for my 7 yr old Black and Decker 12v Firestorm. Have used it a lot and love it.

You can get replacement chargers and batteries if you like the drill.
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:55 PM
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I think Skil is made by Bosch. Black n Decker makes DeWalt. I think there is some new ion Lithium Batteries coming out.
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:57 PM
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I would go with the Skil. I don't think it is all that bad of a brand. Not nearly as bad as the "Wen" brand 18V drill that I got on a Thanksgiving doorbuster. It has about as much power as my 12V Skil.

I have had a few Craftsman drills and the problem is when the batteries run their course it is cheaper to replace the whole drill than it is to buy new batteries. So I just get a new $40 Craftsman every 2 years or so. I think 3/8" is more than adequate for most jobs that don't require a corded drill.
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:03 AM
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you are right about the price of batteries ... it's like buying ink/toner for a printer ... are they all adjustable as to the "clutch" thing where you can adjust the ammount of torque so that you don't strip a screw?
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:05 AM
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just bustin' yer balls about the Skil, to some people the brand of tools is like the brand of truck you drive ... for $20 it is probably worth it

like etakk alluded to, if you need a 1/2 ", you probably couldn't get by with a cordless, at least not a $20 cordless, it will run out of juice before you finish with a 3" holesaw bit thru a 2X4
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:11 AM
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Try www.batteries.com bought my B&D 12V for <$25 shipped recently.
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Old 01-04-2007, 12:14 AM
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See if Sears has a factory outlet near you. They may have some chargers. Ebay may have something, too.

Open it up and see if there's a fuse or loose wire.
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Old 01-04-2007, 07:22 AM
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I'm with Pendo, I bought a $20 drill and it was pitiful. Gathers dust while I just bought another battery for my 7 yr old Black and Decker 12v Firestorm. Have used it a lot and love it.

You can get replacement chargers and batteries if you like the drill.
For the money the B&D Firestorm is a good choice. Craftsman has always been a POS.
There are virtually a ton of choices, it all depends on how much you want to spend and how much you will use it.
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