Any recommendations for my first drill

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Old 06-10-09, 06:21 AM
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Any recommendations for my first drill

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I am going to buy my first drill and after reading this forum I have decided that I should buy a corded drill as i will be using the drill infrequently.

I am hoping to use the drill on woods and interior & exterior walls.
If I can use the drill as a screw driver, that would be nice.

Can you please recommend any drill under 40.

Also, does every drill come with relevant drill bits, or do I need to buy the bits seperately?

thanks very much
 
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Old 06-10-09, 06:30 AM
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Drill should have variable speed, reverse, and adjustable torque settings. Drilling in masonry requires a hammer drill.
 
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You don't have to have a hammer drill to drill masonary but it will make drilling masonary easier.

Bits are usually sold seperately [either single or sets] You definetly want the variable speed and reverse. Higher amp motors is usually an indication of a better power tool.
 
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I would also say that you might want to consider adding a cordless one to your collection soon; I use my codless one about 80% of the time.
 
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thanks for the replies. it will definitely help me to choose a better one.

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I use my codless one about 80% of the time.
Where do you buy those kind
Sorry TG - couldn't help myself

I also use my cordless drill more than my corded ones but if I only had one, I'd want it to have a cord.... no issues with dead/low battery and over all the corded drill will have more power.
 
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Old 06-10-09, 01:57 PM
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Yeah, I really like those CODLESS drills, too!

I got a Hitachi DS12DVF3 Cordless for Christmas and I really like it. It comes with 2 battery packs, takes only about an hour to charge up, and it holds the charge forever. If I haven't used it in a while, I always expect it to need recharging, but no matter how long it's been, it's still charged up.
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All drills are codless...never had to cram a fish in any of mine...lol

I couldn't help myself either.
 
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"If I haven't used it in a while, I always expect it to need recharging, but no matter how long it's been, it's still charged"

The batterries work great when they are new! It's when they get some age on them that they start loosing charge or run down quickly. I need new batteries for my sears 19.2 volt. Sears has them on sale this week, 1/2 price.... but they were sold out when I got there
 
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drill recomendation

May be too late to add my opinion but.....don't go with a keyless chuck. Yes they are convenient, but I find over time, they won't hold tight.
 
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