For the Dreel users, which drill are you using and more importantly, why do you use that particular drill. I have used both my old black and decker timberwolf and my Milwaukee hole hawg. Both spin at 300 rpm in low gear and 1200 rpm in high gear. I prefer the timberwolf, but it finally died a couple weeks ago and it needs parts that Dewalt no longer makes. The reason I prefer the timberwolf is that it is more comfortable in my hands when using the side handle. The Hole Hawg also performs very well, but does not feel as comfortable in my hands, especially on long runs. It is murder on my wrists! I am considering 3 different drills as a replacement: the Milwaukee super hawg, the makita DA4031 (makita's version of the timberwolf), and the ridgid R7122 (the new version of Gene's famed Edith). The ridgid has a triple gear train just like the timberwolf style drills, but the does not have a slip clutch. I have found that the cable will bind up before the slip clutch engages , so I am not too worried about that with the ridgid. For $169 I figure it's worth a try. What have you all found in your experiences? -Chris
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