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Forum topic by rolfeskj posted 02-03-2014 10:52 PM 941 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-03-2014 10:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill driver impact dewalt milwaukee

I need some help on perchasing a new drill / driver tool set. Currently I own a Ryobi set but I have out grown it and I am looking for something better. The problem is that there are too many choices. I currenly like the DeWalt 20v DCK281D2 compact drill and impact driver kit but I have heard great things about Milwaukee M18 Fuel drill / impact driver kits.

I do want Brushless as it comes with the bigger 2.0 batters vs the old 1.5, not to mention it is a better technology. I also want the compact drill, I dont need the huge/heavy full size drill. I also heard DeWalt 20v has issues charging below 40F, is there any truth to that? My charger would be in the garage which gets down to 20-30F at times. Can anyone help me with a choice on these, or provide any information on a better choice for a drill / impact driver kit and can expand on? Thanks.

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#1 posted 02-03-2014 10:53 PM

I have the Ridgid drill/impact driver set for several years and I am delighted with it.
I very strongly recommend it

-- Bert

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#2 posted 02-03-2014 11:51 PM

My recommendation would be the Festool Ti15 set. I have a C12 (non impact) and absolutely love it! Excellent quality and great customer service. Would be worth taking a look at.

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#3 posted 02-04-2014 12:01 AM

What is Ridgid’s newest set? They seem to have 18v and X4 18 volt. But the batteries that come with the X4 18 volt set say they are already discontinued on the HD website.

HD shows new Ridgid 2.0 and 4.0 batteries but no Ridgid set seems to come with them.

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#4 posted 02-04-2014 12:21 AM

I was given a Milwaukee M12 this winter, my shop hovers at 40 on the worsts of winters only because I have Heat and Air. It is a compact strong little tool that gets into tight spaces and is easy on my bad wrist. Mine came with 2 batteries so charging is not an issue.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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