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Pekoecat

04:26AM | 02/13/04
Member Since: 01/27/04
26 lifetime posts
Bvtools
I am looking to purchase some power tools such as a cordless drill and a cordless screwdriver.
Is there a place here that can tell me what to look for? Also, is a higher volt better? Should I just look at price and assume the more expensive the better?
Thanks,
Angela

retisin

09:37AM | 02/13/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Depending on what you are wanting to do with it,I use mine for alot of various tasks and it works just fine.It is a Ryobi 14.2 volt came with a set of other tools too and a charger and extra battery for a decent price forgot how much though,just remeber that it was a good deal.
I think a 18 volt or higher is more for contractors or people who are going to use it quite a bit.

Pekoecat

02:06AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 01/27/04
26 lifetime posts
Thanks for your input.
That sounds like a good way to go.
I'll check into that.
Angela

Pekoecat

04:59AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 01/27/04
26 lifetime posts
Well thank you very much. Your posting is very helpful. I will take that info to the store with me.

Pekoecat

05:41AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 01/27/04
26 lifetime posts
Thanks (again).
We don't close until Feb. 27th.
This is my first time going through the whole process of buying a place. It was so confusing and different from back home (Canada).
It's been a real learning experience.
I have been dying to go and buy some power tools but didn't even know what to look for so that's why I posted this.
Thanks again. I love this site.
Angela

retisin

08:53AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
K-2,is right obviously Makita,Milwauke,and Dewalt are the best out their and 18 volts are heavier duty.
Thats why depending on what you are doing,need to think of the weight too and such.
I am an owner of painting company I use my Ryboi all the time for past 4 years and live in MN where it gets -30 below and up too 100 degrees and that drill stays in the inclosed trailer all year long,it has been dropped,paint spilled on it,and other abuse.
It still works well grabs the bits all the times with no slipping.Has plenty of power for mixing paint in 5 gallon pails (spraying 60 gallons=12 pails handels it with ease.
Im not knocking what K-2 has said just stating what this drill has done for me.Gives you just an insight of how and what I use mine for.

[This message has been edited by retisin (edited February 16, 2004).]

Pekoecat

09:04AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 01/27/04
26 lifetime posts
Thanks again.
Basically I'm looking for something in the middle.
Nothing too heavy but strong enough for drywall and other "around the house" type of jobs.
Thanks to all.
Angela - Michigan

Pekoecat

09:38AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 01/27/04
26 lifetime posts
ha ha ha "Honey do list"
I'm the type of women who likes to be right in their where the action is.
I will let you know what I end up buying.
Thanks again!

retisin

11:12AM | 02/16/04
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
My dad has a wood working shop he likes Skil,and has a Black and decker,but on the same token he has a dewalt 9.6 for heavier duty jobs.I had a Skil 9.6 but lost the charger it seemed pretty good,but for the $$ to replace the charger,I just got a different one.
Porter Cable is a very good quality brand too,they are almost up their with dewalt.
dewalt being a BMW/Lexus and Porter Cable being a Saab/Caddy both really nice,but the other 2 being just a little more in $$ and more features.
Good luck it is something you do want to shop around on at different stores,they do range in alot of price ranges depending where you go.

Pekoecat

02:08AM | 02/17/04
Member Since: 01/27/04
26 lifetime posts
ha ha ha I hate the painting part.

Thanks for all the advice.

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