Alright boys, I need recommendations for a good heavy duty 1/2 inch corded drill. I need it for general purpose including mixing, driving hundreds of screws for rebuilding my deck, etc. Please do not bother with a cordless rec! Thanks, Tom Rhoads
I was an electrical contractor, my residential teams, used Makita drills, the reserving switch built into the trigger was great when rough in houses. Never had one fail. The men would change the brushes on a regular basis.
Well I'm such an a==hole, I bought a youth shooter a Browning XT, & I bought 2 clubs complete Erad systems-- I care for my fellow shooters---not the system, since the mom & pop stores when away, to hell with the big box stores-- that no one knows who you are and they care less.
Learn how to play them as much as they play you !!!
I've been very pleased with my Milwaukee 1/2" corded drill, which has a 360* forward grip and a depth stop. I've had it for several years. I was using it recently with a long 1" auger bit to core deep holes in fresh stumps for decomposing chemicals. Had no problem swiss cheesing the stumps. I've had numerous jobs that stall out portable drills. Then the Milwaukee comes out.
I won't pass judgement on anyone (unless they are a mentally challenged liberal) but the big stores will not go the way of the mom and pops. Their volume is too big. They simply raise prices for everyone on everything to cover losses. ed
Be careful with Milwaukee. They used to be the top of the heap. Now the local stores have a bunch of cheezy red china crap that is stickered as Milwaulkee. I don't mind paying the money but a red plastic case on a $21.00 chinese drill does not make it a quality $210 drill. My 30 year old Milwaukee makes these new one look like childrens toys.
I would like to think the USA made high quality Milwaukee tools would be found in the commercial supply places, but they are not at the chain stores.
This from a now retired carpenter--Bosch, fairly slow speed 750RPM with speed control right in the trigger, power---well you better have a good grip because if you don't you're going to have awful sore- beat up hands & knuckles. Have had mine 15\18 years drove a ton of screws--rail bolts--lag bolts with it, still going strong. Milwaukee is no slouch either have used them also, you can't go wrong with either one just make sure it's made in USA. They're not cheap but they are GOOD. Ross Puls
Okay! I thought I knew the lingo but obviously not!? What in the hell is the difference between a drill, drill/driver and hammer-drill driver?! I want to drill normally, drive a bunch of screws if I rebuild my deck, and occasionally drill holes in concrete?! What in the hell do I need?! Thanks, Tom Rhoads