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Old 08-10-07, 02:07 PM
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Question "screwdriver-drills"

I am in the market for a new drill, I have had a cordless in the past, but wasn't really thrilled about it re: batteries, charging and limited use that gets more limited as the batteries get older.
I want a corded drill. I have seen "scredriver drills", but I do not know anything about them, my 2 local hardware stores do not carry them and the bigbox store help is really no help at all.
I have not found out to much info on the internet, but maybe I am looking in the wrong places.
I guess what I want to know is are they really drills? or are they "torqued" down powerwise to be just used as a screwdriver??
I could use both "modes" for my next project, replacing rails and posts on my elevated deck.

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Old 08-10-07, 02:34 PM
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I have a Black & Decker D1000 Drill that I have had for years. I use it with both drill bits and screwdriver bits and it works great everytime I need it. Even used it with the "mixer" attachment for stirring up tile mortar & grout (kinda like a giant kitchen beater...imagine the desserts I could whip up).

It's corded and has a chuck (so don't lose it), but I love it. It fits up to 3/8 bits.

Have fun with your new toy!
 
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Old 08-10-07, 02:48 PM
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Mark,
Are you maybe referring to a drywall screw gun?
 
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Old 08-10-07, 03:15 PM
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No I have seen drywall screwdrivers, but I am referring to what are billed as "driver-drills.
If you go to any tool site ie B&D, Porter, Makita etc and to the corded drills you will see them.
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Old 08-10-07, 03:50 PM
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I tried to edit my post but I forgot to light the BBQ and time expired
If you go to any Tool sight ie B&D, Makita, Porter etc and look at corded drills you will see them listed as "drill-drivers"

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Old 08-10-07, 04:10 PM
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I too am at a loss to explain the difference. Maybe a drill/driver has a slower speed selection or maybe a clutch to set the torque
 
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Old 08-11-07, 05:22 AM
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For $40 this Ryobi at HomeDepot has been a good deal..
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10051&langId=-1&catalogId=10053&productId=100061746&N=10000003+90401+500859+1688&marketID=401&locStoreNum=8125
 
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Old 08-11-07, 07:11 AM
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Drills

Driving screws for a deck project would call for moderate speed while drilling holes would warrant high speed. I would suggest a variable speed or a high/low speed drill.
 
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