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Drill and more. What brand and what kind?

I want to buy a drill that has more functions, for my hubby. What is the best thing? He needs a drill and a screwdriver. Any suggestion is welcomed.

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I take it he is an amateur or he would have

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one or more already. I suggest a home model like Ryobi or Black & Decker.

The 10-18 volt model drill/drivers are really handy. The 24V models afford great power at the underpowered work site, but are very heavy for use around the house.

A good selection of bits would be more useful than 2 more Volts IMHO. Maybe a cheaper drill/driver with a bit set?

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I love my ...

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... Dewalt 18V Cordless. It came with an extra battery and it's a good combination of power and weight (pretty light). Don't forget a magnetic screw guide!

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Gave my wife a Ryobi in a case with 2 batteries

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for Mothers' Day 2 years ago. I've never been safe since. V. Good Drill/Power screwdriver, 12.4 v., haven't run out of power (as opposed to battery) yet. Batteries charge in about 2 hrs.


All the name brands are worthwhile, even Black and Decker at the upper power/price levels. Makita, DeWalt, Ryobi. I always ask the oldest salesperson available about reliability and troubles. So far so good.

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I work electrical construction

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and I only buy Ryobi. It works well and it's inexpensive so if it breaks (which hasn't happened) less painfull to replace than Milwaukee or Dewalt.
Go for the 18 volt The best most economical choise

Don Erickson
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