Help!! Men, (Or anyone) I need to pick your brains..About Power Drills!

@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
United States
November 18, 2008 5:51pm CST
Hi! I asked my husband what he wanted for Christmas and he said a 18-19.2-24 volt cordless drill.. So I went online and searched and they are so many to choose from now the problem is choosing and choosing the best one,to see if it is worth the price and if it will get the job done. He wants one he can use for work that is durable since he is a carpenter. It has to come with a charger and battery. I found one at a reasonable price, Has anyone heard of Black Max 24 volt Cordless Drill brand? Have you ever bought one and was it durable? Would you recommend it? There are tons of brands out there Makita,Panasonic,Craftsman,Dewault,Milwaukee,Black Max and many more. What brands do you use? Is a Cordless drill on your Christmas/shopping list?
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@urbandekay (18308)
19 Nov 08
As he wants to use it for work, I would recommend Dewault or Makita. You do not say if it needs to have hammer action or not, which you would need to take into consideration. all the best urban
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@urbandekay (18308)
19 Nov 08
Oh and go for NiMh or Lithium battery not NiCads all the best urban
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
19 Nov 08
Thanks for the information I have written it down so it will help me in my search. I think he would prefer the hammer action. He would be using it from room to floor in building houses from inside to out, So I think the hammer would be useful. Thanks.
@urbandekay (18308)
19 Nov 08
Ok, just to clarify the hammer action is only used when drilling into masonry, concrete, etc. Should have said that before. If he doesn't need the hammer action then I would go for an 18v as 24v can be a little cumbersome for some tasks. I used a Makita 9v, best balanced drill ever and rarely have to use a more powerful drill, unless I'm going into masonry or metal all the best urban
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
19 Nov 08
sorry I don't know the first thing about power drills,
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
20 Nov 08
Hey winterose thanks for stopping by in my discussion I appreciate it alot. I did search eBay and found some for $59-$65 and bid even then later last night I went in search of when the Black Friday Sales were going to be happening and seen the ssame Craftsman drill for $39.99 and not have to pay the steep price of shipping and handling from eBay. I have bid but I am holding steady and hoping that someone bids more..lol otherwise I will have to get it.again thanks for stopping by.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
20 Nov 08
good for you hon, americans keep talking about black friday I have no idea what that is.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
30 Nov 08
Black Friday is a sale that stores has that has people krushing to spend money on great deals and they sell so much so fast that it puts most stores from the red into the black hence the name Black Friday.