|Forum topic by Beeguy||posted 12-24-2010 08:53 PM||1135 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
12-24-2010 08:53 PM
Although I have an 18V drill, its use is has been limited. I generally use cordless drills for driving screws and still prefer a corded tool for drilling. I don’t see any disadvantage in corded tools at the workbench. Outdoors or away from the shop is a different story. I find that the 18V is just too heavy to use when I can get more power and less weight with a corded counterpart. But for assembly or just driving screws I don’t think you can beat a cordless drill, but I want one that is not too heavy.
I have to replace my smaller 12V and am pretty sure I am going with the Hitachi combo set; drill and impact driver. I have found mostly favorable reviews and for the price (around $150) it seems like a good deal. Most of the negative comments were around power, or lack of, but it always seemed to be in situations where I would not reach for this tool in the first place. This is my first Hitachi tool but they don’t sound like they are a bad purchase for the price. I know there are better tools available but not in the same price range.
I kept leaving hints the past few weeks, but I don’t see anything under the tree that looks like anyone paid attention. I even went as far as uttering a few choice words when using the 18V to assemble my granddaughter’s presents. All that got me was a lecture on cussing a gift for the baby.
So first question, has anyone had really bad experience these drills in particular or Hitachi tools in general? And for discussion, am I the only one who avoids the heavier 18V tools in favor of lighter 12V or corded models?
-- Ron, Kutztown, PA "The reward is in the journey."