-- love 'em. Probably the biggest advance in tool design in many years -- no need, any longer, to provide the power for the drill by virtue of a lengthy chunk of wire. It's all right there in the handle. And if you elect a lithium-ion battery for your power source, you're going to get a lighter weight, more compact tool with an extended battery run time before charging, a fairly rapid recharge rate, and no problems with battery memory.
This Dewalt 12 Volt Cordless Drill
is for the bigger jobs requiring multiple (and high) torque speeds -- 22, in this case -- and a variety (3) of bit rotation speeds. The charger will top up the extended run-time batteries in about an hour, and the locking, 1/2" drive will handle just about any standard bit or driver made. The cordless unit
, although good-sized, is well-balanced for easy operation during long working periods.
Another 12 volt tool, the Bosche Cordless Drill
-- this guy has a state of the art lithium-ion battery to allow you to keep knocking out the work without frequent interruptions to change batteries. The drill
is both lightweight and compact, meaning you can operate it for long periods, in confined spaces, and not have to slap on the heating pad in order to work out the kinks in your shoulder and back muscles. 21 clutch options, a hefty 3/8' drive, battery use monitor -- great idea -- 2 speeds, LED work light mounted below the bit collar; includes a spare battery, rapid charger, and carry case.
Now then -- if you want an all-around cordless
that will handle just about any task that involves putting holes in something, you should take a look at the Makita Hybrid 4-Function Cordless Drill
. Hammer, impact, driver, or drill; handles them all with ease. Attached LED work light, 18 volt, long-run, no-memory batteries, and 45 minute charger with an on-board cooling fan. At about 7 1/2" in length and just shy of 4 pounds, it won't wear you out while it's knocking holes in stuff. Nice.
-- because it gets really old hauling an extension cord
around all day.
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