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I need a new portable drill (old Makita 9v died).

I have a Panasonic 14v but need another. Would like the power of the Panasonic, but want a lighter unit.

Any recommendations? :thumbsup:
 

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I have a dewalt 12vL ion set and for the size it is really surprising. 9 times out of 10 I reach for the 12v stuff over my 18 and 24v tools, all are dewalts. I bought my drill and 1/4 impact driver as a set for around $125 I think.
 

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I agree on the 12 v stuff for lighter duty use. I have a craftsman 12v Nextec set and an 18v dewalt set, I find myself reaching for the Nextec stuff way more often.
 

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Very happy with my Milwaukee 12V set. Compact, solid, strong. Almost bought the DeWalt but these were on way too good a sale. The shape of the DeWalt battery pack allows it to stand rather than lie down when not in use but that was the only reason to go yellow when I compared. I got the drill and impact combo.
 

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Like john, I bought the Makita 18V Lion a few years ago. I still use the older Makita 12V NiCad, too. Like them both.
 

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I agree on the 12 v stuff for lighter duty use. I have a craftsman 12v Nextec set and an 18v dewalt set, I find myself reaching for the Nextec stuff way more often.
Totally agree. That 12v NexTecc is one great little drill. Plus several other items powered by the same battery. I also use it far more than my 20 volt. In fact the 20 volt seldom gets used anymore.

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Which other tools do you use George? I have the multi tool and love it...
 

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I have a dewalt 12vL ion set and for the size it is really surprising. 9 times out of 10 I reach for the 12v stuff over my 18 and 24v tools, all are dewalts. I bought my drill and 1/4 impact driver as a set for around $125 I think.
I have the 12V Li Ion also. Drill and drivers. I haven't found anything better for the money.

I came into a NIB PC 20V that I gave to the kid. My 12V work just fine.
 

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Check out the new Milwaukee M12 Fuel Brushless models. I am very happy with the power, weight and battery life on the M12. I have the Fuel M18 also and I like the light weight of the M12 for most needs.


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Check out the new Milwaukee M12 Fuel Brushless models. I am very happy with the power, weight and battery life on the M12. I have the Fuel M18 also and I like the light weight of the M12 for most needs.

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Yes the M12 those are the same ones I was talking about
 

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Which other tools do you use George? I have the multi tool and love it...
I I also have the multi-tool and also think it is great. I have however, mistreated it a bit. I used it a lot to clean barnacles off the running gear on my boat. The last time I used it I forgot to remove the blade and thoroughly clean it. The blade retaining bolt rusted in place. Lots of salt water soaking in that operation.

I had to drill the bolt and use an easy out to remove. Had me worried for awhile. Gave it a good WD-40 bath and all well now. Did not want to have to buy new own through my own fault.

I also have the flashlight.

George
 
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