1. Post #1
    Flumer's Avatar
    August 2011
    40 Posts
    Looking for a reliable power drill kit. Any suggestions? Cordless/Cord doesn't matter.

  2. Post #2
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    metallics's Avatar
    September 2005
    4,952 Posts
    Estimate of your price range?

    Edited:

    And for drilling what?

  3. Post #3
    Flumer's Avatar
    August 2011
    40 Posts
    I'd like to keep it between $50-100. And drilling things such as hard plastic and wood.

  4. Post #4
    Sonydude's Avatar
    August 2007
    695 Posts
    http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...5427_200365427

    I have a very similar one to this and its great.

    Check garage sales too.


    I just realized you asked for corded/cordless assuming you dont want a drill press. Northern tool has those as well.

  5. Post #5
    Serj22's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,274 Posts
    I'd like to keep it between $50-100. And drilling things such as hard plastic and wood.
    You're talking porter-cable or black&decker stuff. Expect them to strip tips and have little or no transmissions. I wouldn't start looking at drills till you had at least $250 or more to spend, and they usually come in a set of 2. An impact and a motor. Makita had a set for a while that was around $260 and may still be on sale.

  6. Post #6
    chipset's Avatar
    November 2010
    2,261 Posts
    You're talking porter-cable or black&decker stuff. Expect them to strip tips and have little or no transmissions. I wouldn't start looking at drills till you had at least $250 or more to spend, and they usually come in a set of 2. An impact and a motor. Makita had a set for a while that was around $260 and may still be on sale.
    Jesus man he's not becoming a professional carpenter, he's gonna do hobby stuff.
    I got a $30 Meec+ power drill with a small battery to make it less cumbersome to use and a $20 set of drills. The drill has two speeds and is still working after about a year of periodic usage.

    OP just get whatever seems nice from a reasonably known brand. Yeah it's not gonna last a decade but it'll do you fine. Oh and don't get titanium/TIN coated drill bits they are completely useless and go dull in about 2 minutes.
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  7. Post #7
    Reserved Parkin's Avatar
    October 2011
    636 Posts
    I got this cheap Milawaukee Impact drill that works fine for all kinds of work. Can even do good in Contractor work. The only thing is the bits are kind of short, so you might want to invest in some extensions.

    http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CEsQ8wIwAQ

    Only $86 online.

  8. Post #8
    Serj22's Avatar
    April 2009
    1,274 Posts
    I got this cheap Milawaukee Impact drill that works fine for all kinds of work. Can even do good in Contractor work. The only thing is the bits are kind of short, so you might want to invest in some extensions.

    http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CEsQ8wIwAQ

    Only $86 online.
    Actually Milwakee isn't bad, and for an impact that's rather cheap. They sell a set of impact tips by milwakee for $20. I just picked them up and they range from single bay to triple length, pretty nice set.
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