Update to Li-Ion drill review

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Forum topic by TheWoodNerd posted 12-10-2009 08:01 PM 948 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-10-2009 08:01 PM

It was pointed out to me that the Dewalt drill didn’t seem to be the right shape. In fact, it turns out that Lowes had shipped the wrong drill to me, they look identical except for the battery shape. I now have the correct drill, plus another that wasn’t available when I did the original review, so I’ll run these two new drills though the same tests and update the article in a couple days.

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#1 posted 12-13-2009 12:06 AM

The revised review is up. The new Dewalt L-Ion was terribly disappointing, the Ryobi was surprisingly good, and I still can’t figure out which drill I want.

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#2 posted 12-13-2009 03:02 AM

I prefer the small AA batteries in the makita set personally. I use it daily for everything from installing cabinets to installing exterior doors. It’s lightweight and recharges in 15 minutes.

Mine is now about 18 months old which is where li-ion batteris start to fade, so I will be taking the pack apart and resoldering a new set of AA batteries in the packs. It’s much cheaper this way, and I can actually upgrade the power of the pack that way.

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#3 posted 12-13-2009 07:34 AM

Good post thanks.

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