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Posted on I May Be Going To The Dark Side, 18V ;)

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#1 posted 12-20-2009 03:54 PM

BlankMan – I’m with you about 14.4v being all I ever needed. I do have larger but find myself reaching for the 14.4v 95% of time. Now for the controversy, mine are all Craftsman, crapsman as many refer to them. I just have never had any issue with them, they’re cheap, they’re as precise as I’ve ever needed and you can buy damn near as many as you need on e-bay for $30-$40 range if you’re patient. I built a charger station with 3 chargers & a timer. The chargers do everything for 7.2v to I think 24v. I got a couple 12V, 3 or 4 14.4v and a couple 19.2V on e-bay over the last year. I don’t think I paid over $35 for any of them and they all looked brand new when I got them. Most came with 2 batteries, some with chargers, some not. As to the Impact driver, it’s probably my favorite for doing any kind of screw driving, the torgue is amazing. My brother swears by Bosch and several other high $ tools but for 8-10x more than I’ve been paying, I can’t see it. I can buy 6 or 7 for he pays for 1. I think I lost 2 batteries in the last couple years. Get whatever you’re comfortable with, but no matter which you go with, you will love the impact driver!

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