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Re: Which 18V+ cordless drill does the forum like?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 08, 2020 08:01PM
I wonder how tough the reciprocal saw in the $200 Ryobi special is.
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Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: June 08, 2020 08:10PM
I got the Li battery starter kit, two 4A batteries and charger for $99, and accidentally found that you could add one of several options, so I got the jigsaw.

This was what I wanted last time, and unless the deal is cancelled (again) I'll be quite happy.


On a sad note, while digging through a stack of hard plastic storage cases I found a blueish-teal case that was out of place.

Inside was a 9.6cal Makita drill with two batteries and a charger.

The pristine kit had been there for years, so naturally the batteries are dead.

Put them in the charger and the LED goes red, stays red, and the charger warms up. The battery - nada.

And Makita doesn't make them anymore.

There's ebay,\ but just looking at the pics, one can see the build quality is several levels below Makita's.

But it's that or toss the drill, and I just can't do that.

I'm going to have to make sure the batteries get charged on a regular basis, whether or not the kit gets use.




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Re: Which 18V+ cordless drill does the forum like?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: June 08, 2020 08:57PM
.....drill with protection.....if you drill too hard......you will have a family......



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Re: Which 18V+ cordless drill does the forum like?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: June 09, 2020 02:01AM
These guys seem to like Milwaukee.





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Re: Which 18V+ cordless drill does the forum like?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: June 09, 2020 06:34AM
A hammer drill allows the user to add a slight vibration/hammering to the drill bit. This is useful when drilling into masonry or concrete, like a small jackhammer. It can usually be turned off allowing the drill to be used normally.

An impact drill increases the force being used to turn the bit. As the bit encounters resistance turning, the drill reduces and then increases power to jerk its way through the material - kinda like a sideways jackhammer

A normal drill applies consistent power throughout the drilling process regardless of any resistance it may meet.



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Re: Which 18V+ cordless drill does the forum like?
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: June 09, 2020 01:23PM
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Dennis S
I wonder how tough the reciprocal saw in the $200 Ryobi special is.

I have that saw. It works well. I also have a corded Milwaukee reciprocal. I haven't ever had to change from cordless to corded because the Ryobi couldn't handle it.

I had the Milwaukee first, but love grabbing the cordless for quick cuts. Great for tree pruning.

Of course a good sharp blade always helps,

Steve
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Re: Which 18V+ cordless drill does the forum like?
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: June 09, 2020 05:07PM
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kurtzie
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Dennis S
I wonder how tough the reciprocal saw in the $200 Ryobi special is.

I have that saw. It works well. I also have a corded Milwaukee reciprocal. I haven't ever had to change from cordless to corded because the Ryobi couldn't handle it.

I had the Milwaukee first, but love grabbing the cordless for quick cuts. Great for tree pruning.

Of course a good sharp blade always helps,

Steve

Thanks, that's good to know. Do you have a tree cutting blade you'd recommend for 6" and over limbs?
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Re: Which 18V+ cordless drill does the forum like?
Posted by: btfc
Date: June 09, 2020 06:06PM
“Do you have a tree cutting blade you'd recommend for 6" and over limbs?

I use a reciprocating saw quite a bit for trimming lodgepole and cottonwood branches and saplings; both are relatively soft woods, and 6” is about as big as I go. They make 9” blades but they tend to bend more and tend to use up battery life more than the 6” blades that I prefer. You can get blades that are designed for pruning but I use a thicker, coarse tooth demolition blade.



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Re: Which 18V+ cordless drill does the forum like?
Posted by: kahuna1342
Date: June 10, 2020 06:27PM
This kit showed up on Slickdeals. I have both of these tools that I got in a larger kit and they both work great. Slickdeals - DeWalt Drill/Drive at HD





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