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  • Power screwdriver: Any recommendations?

    I am looking for a new power screwdriver. Anyone has any recommendations?

    I saw one made by Dewalt for about $99. Is this unit any good. And what makes the dewalt much better than others to justify the cost?

    - Jimmy

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    I have a milwaukee and like dewalt it is pricey. I learned the hard way why the cost is justified, I previously had a craftsman(a gift) and some very very cheap off brand. Both would lose peak power quickly and were useless in less than two years even with a new battery. My milwaukee is about 4 years old and works as good as new after being dropped dozens of times. I've used makitas many times and those seemed to be of equal quality as milwaukee.
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    • #3
      I have a Sill with replaceble batteries (Gift) and it is the most gutless thing I have. Got a Ryobi 3.6 volt and it is working very well. If I need something more or bigger I get a Drill/Driver out.I had an offbreed one for about 8 or 9 years and I loved it, but it died when the battery smoked. Rick

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      • #4
        what is an example of a drill/driver? Would my craftman 12V cordless drill considered a drill/driver? or are u referring to something like a Dewalt cordless drill?

        Can u please clarify?

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        • #5
          I would consider any 9,6 volt or lighter a Drill/Driver (capable of both without being to heavy). Would you not agree? Just my nickels worth this A.M. Rick

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          • #6
            I would consider any cordless, or corded for that matter, drill that has multiple clutch settings and speed adjustment to be a drill/driver. The lighter weight of the 9.6V and smaller models would make them more desireable for driving/screwing.
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            • #7
              Thank you for your input B Dave. You put it like I attempted to. I just did not put all my thoughts in the responce. Rick

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              • #8
                If your looking for a corded srugun ,well the dw268 is a very good one. or the milwk.6793-1 is good. cordless thats a toss up . milw.0514-20. dw ,well for home use dw972 .or even the new ridgid for home use should be good.

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                • #9
                  Well I'll throw a recommendation into the ring. Metabo makes a mean little 4.8v screwdriver. And don't let the small voltage fool you it is a serious machine. Comes with a clutch, spare battery (2hr. charger), a spindle lock for manual tightening/loosening (where necessary) kit box to hold eveything in and some kits come with a flashlight attachment. I really like mine. Oh and to put it into perspective it will drive apx. 240 8 x 1 1/4" screws. It's called the Power grip, model # 02410

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                  • #10
                    oh and keep in mind that the metabo screwdriver I meantioned is only a power screwdriver, not a full fledged drill.

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