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I'm trying to finish getting everything I need to finish the setups I have and I need a drill. What should I look for in a wireless drill intended for use with electronic and computer projects? I assume an adjustable speed setting or at least a speed that's not too high, right?

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I would never use a drill on computers and electronics. The screws are tiny.


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Thanks, I won't use it for the computer then. I still need a drill, though! I guess I just need a good wireless drill since I won't be using it for computers and stuff, thanks. :)

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Then it just comes down to how much you want to spend. Get a minimum of 12V. 18V drills have more power. Makita, Dewalt and Ridgid are all very good brands. Milwaukee is also very good, but they are usually on the professional side. Mikita and Dewalt have professional lines too, especially if you start looking at their 18V lines.

 

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What's the difference in battery life like?

Thanks!

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It's a wash. 12V don't have as much power, so they last just as long as 18V. That's one thing that will improve as you spend more money. You can compare the battery ratings.

I have a 12V Ridgid and I'm very happy with it. One thing I am salivating over are the professional Makitas that the contractors use. They are really light. My Ridgid is pretty heavy. The Makita also has a light built in near the chuck so it illuminates the area you're working on. I'll upgrade to a Makita when I get the money.

If you think you'll be getting more tools, you should also keep in mind that pretty much all brands offer a complete line, so you can share the battery packs among all your tools. The contractors I mentioned all use Makita. They have a few tools in the line and swap batteries.
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A wash? I don't understand.

I'll be getting more tools but I don't think I'll need more power tools. I don't exactly trust myself with a portable saw. :P

Thanks! :)

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I was wondering if you'd know that term. :lol: "A wash" means that something isn't one way or another. In this case, there isn't a big difference in battery life, as far as I know.


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Ah, okay. Thanks! Time to go drill shopping!




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