I was just in Home Depot last night and saw their DeWalt 20V cordless drill with the lithium ion battery. Incredibly lightweight! Anyone have any experience with these? I've got an 18V Dewalt and it's great, would this one be as good? Same, or more, power?? It would be nice to have a powerful cordless that's that light. And, Christmas IS coming up! Hey Santa!!
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You either need it or you don't.|
Posted by: Cliffjrs on Nov-20-13 12:29 PM (EST)
What's Christmas have to do with it ?
Not DeWalt, |
Posted by: Jackl on Nov-20-13 1:06 PM (EST)
I have a Black and Decker 20V with the Lithium battery and am very impressed with it.
Posted by: thebob.com on Nov-20-13 1:47 PM (EST)
Had exact same experience with Dewalt cordless drill batteries as jackl. For what they want for replacement batteries; they should give you the drill for free.
Drills and tools in general|
Posted by: 72hw on Nov-20-13 2:18 PM (EST)
Have a DeWalt table saw I am pleased with, but I have never liked their drills. I find Milwaukee stuff to be much more dependable, powerful and ergonomic with Makita a close second.
Posted by: tktoo on Nov-20-13 2:21 PM (EST)
No kidding. Best of the lot. Costs considerably more and worth it.
Posted by: 72hw on Nov-20-13 2:25 PM (EST)
I've heard this but never had a chance to use one. How do they compare to similar Festool models - love me some Festool, just can't afford it!
Festool makes awesome stuff|
Posted by: tktoo on Nov-20-13 2:43 PM (EST)
Posted by: zzz on Nov-20-13 2:46 PM (EST)
I'm an Alpine ski race coach, and use a Panasonic 18V drill with a huge bit to put holes in the ice/snow for the gates. I've used other brands, but the battery life and durability of the Panasonic is far superior to anything else I've seen. Especially when it's below Zero outside.
My son has one|
Posted by: leob1 on Nov-20-13 4:16 PM (EST)
When my son went to work for an electrician(hopefully he stays on that path), we bought him the Dewalt 20v drill and impact driver combo. He tells us that the crew he works with will use his drill and drive because they are more powerful than anything else they have. I used the impact driver once, it had no problem putting 3/16 lag bolts into a 2x4.
you are a clever one|
Posted by: slushpaddler on Nov-20-13 4:48 PM (EST)
...asking that question at the right time!
When slamming a brand, include battery|
Posted by: Yanoer on Nov-20-13 5:11 PM (EST)
type - Lithium Ion, NiCad, NMMH, etc.
it depends if|
Posted by: radiomix on Nov-20-13 5:23 PM (EST)
You are actually going to use it. If it is an everyday tool, then spending the money on better tools is fine. But for my money, a porter cable or husky drill set works just fine. I use my tools as my job, and I get a few years out of a drill and battery set.
Can't go wrong at HD on black Friday|
Posted by: mickjetblue on Nov-20-13 7:17 PM (EST)
I'm waiting to see if they put a cordless 1/2" drill on special for black Friday. They did last year, but prices have gone up since then. Going for over 400 in. of torque to have some reserver power.
Newer brushless - try the Milwaukee Fuel|
Posted by: Kanoo on Nov-20-13 10:22 PM (EST)
I personally am waiting for the new Fein drill/drivers to make it to the states. But the M18 Fuel is king of the hill right now, IMO.
Posted by: CEWilson on Nov-21-13 10:34 AM (EST)
Posted by: plaidpaddler on Nov-22-13 10:53 AM (EST)
If the original poster has an 18v DeWalt that he likes and it works well; a solution is to buy an 18v DeWalt lithium-ion powered tool. Something different from what he has now. If he has a drill, buy the 18v Impact driver with Lithium ion batteries and charger. The batteries will work in any DeWalt 18v tool and then he has the versatility of lots of batteries and tool heads.
I recently purchase a set of 20v|
Posted by: yaknot on Nov-22-13 3:41 PM (EST)
De Walt drills at Costco. My experience with Li Ion batteries is that they last a long time and have no memory problems like Ni cad batteries. My Black and Decker drill Ni Cad batteries died a while back and was reluctant to replace it since batteries don't last forever and are expensive to replace. However, I got tired of using long extension cords when working outside so bought the replacement drills. Love the impact driver. Didn't own one before and didn't know what I was missing.
Porter Cable 18V|
Posted by: vk1nf on Nov-23-13 11:51 AM (EST)
Lithium batteries - really like it - light and lots of power. One battery did die after about 2 years - local Home Hardware had a drill/2 batteries/charger/case on for 1/2 price - $115 Cdn - so i got it - both batteries wouldn't take a charge (backstock about 3 years!)Contacted Porter-Cable, shipped batteries off to 'em, got two new ones FOC - so now two drills, 2 chargers, three batteries...
Posted by: shiraz627 on Nov-24-13 5:38 AM (EST)
I have a Dewalt 9.6v with a pair of nicd batteries. It's basically a POS. I also have a Porter Cable 18v with Lion batteries and it's awesome. Keep in mind the stuff sold at the box stores is typically made to there specs to fit a price point.
Looks like Lowe's put the 20v Dewalt|
Posted by: mickjetblue on Dec-01-13 8:00 PM (EST)
with 2 lithium batteries on special this year.