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what is the best 18v cordless drill out there?

i try to stay away from the cheap ones. for the electrician or equipment installer. i was looking at getting the Makita 18V BHP454, but am sometimes confused with the massive selection of 18v drills to choose from. anyone have experience with the Makita BDF452HW?

Asked By: ▐▐▐▐ ★ Captain Jack ★▐▐▐▐ - 12/12/2009
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I own a ryobi for almost 3 years and its works for me in many ways: first price, 2nd the battery its can be use for other tools such as reciprocating saw( my favorite) and circular saw ( least favorite) and other tools. the battery pack is cheaper than other brand. I also have a milwaukee and because i dint use so... More
Answered By: Jose A - 12/12/2009
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dewalt is best. ryobi is best for casual users
Answered By: john z 1934 - 12/12/2009
 
makitas are good tools..used them allot...black & decker and some other brand names arent bad...but if want real power and longivity...go with makita... i also had a career repairing electric hand tools..
Answered By: I 8 HER - 12/12/2009
 
I've found that the weak link on all of them is the battery. And, once it is a year or so old, you may as well as replace the entire drill... More
Answered By: Barry in Seneca - 12/12/2009
 
i hate to say it but dewalt is the best
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Answered By: Eric - 12/12/2009
 
A Panasonic by far. A 15.6 volt Panasonic has more torque than a Dewalt 18.
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Answered By: Oxoboxo - 12/12/2009
 
If the only tool you need is a drill (and you're not worried about using the same batteries for multiple tools), the Panasonic is allegedly the way to go. I've only used one a couple of times, but they always get phenomenal reviews - great torque, and long battery life.
Answered By: Freddy Savage - 12/12/2009
 
Milwaukee has always made the best and most durable drills on the market
Answered By: I cant believe this website - 12/12/2009
 
I'll give you a little advice from what experience I've accumulated over the years of owning and using about a dozen different types and models of driver/drills. I've owned three different battery size drills, 9.4 volt, 12 volt and 18 volt. The 9.4 volt worked quite well for a number of years, for most everything... More
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Answered By: Corky R - 12/12/2009
 
i prefer dewalt. ryobi no thanks
Answered By: Charles M - 12/12/2009
 
DEwalt or the makita are some of the best it depends on what your using them for
Answered By: Seth - 12/13/2009
 
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