My wife loves me!
My old 14.4v Milwaukee 1/2” drive drill is about to give out after it’s second set of batteries and nearly 15 years. I won’t mention why I had to purchase it in the first place.
Yesterday, the wife went to our local True Value and got me a spankin’ new “DeWalt 18V Cordless 1/2 drive VSR 2 speed drill. It will be a great replacement for my trusty old friend, the Milwaukee 14.4V Cordless 1/2” drive VSR 2 speed drill. There aren’t many drills even at 24V that could beat it, but I think the brushes are about worn out. It has run anything from a 1/16” drill bit to a 6” hole saw. It’s just time for the old fella to retire.
It won’t die and be trashed, I’ll build a new set of brushes for it and use it in the mini lathe I am designing. The machining on it has always been that accurate.
-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!