Category: Drill

Makita Sub-Compact Drill/Driver and Impact

Talk about reinventing the drill/driver and the impact, Makita did just that with their new Sub -Compact tools.  Now before you jump on my case and say these aren’t the most powerful 18V drill/driver and impacts on the market, that isn’t what Makita is going for with these two new tools.  Let’s face it, most of the time you don’t use a drill/driver or impact to it’s fullest extent and you don’t need all that power.  So with that said, why carry all the extra weight around with you all day?  Why fight the added power and the added weight...

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Bosch Compact Drills – 18V of Power in your Hand

Drills have come a long way over the years.  We have gone from tool-less chucks to cutting the power cord.  Batteries have increased in power and motors have become more efficient over time.  So with that said, it’s only natural that with all the technology, companies would start creating more compact drills for those who need a fair amount of power, but don’t need a ton of power that is offered with the bigger drills.  So here is the complication, they need to create a tough drill, that is compact, but not too small.  The drill has to have...

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Kobalt 24V Cordless Power Tools

You may remember a while back we were fortunate enough to take a trip to Vegas and learn about the new Kobalt 24V line of power tools.  If you shop at Lowes, you are familiar with Kobalt tools since they are the house brand for Lowes.  I have to admit that when I heard Kobalt was coming out with new tools, I didn’t have high expectations.  Not that Kobalt was bad, it just wasn’t at the top of my list with their older version.  Awhile back they came out with some power tools, but then you never really heard from...

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Porter Cable 20V Drill and Impact

I am not sure how you feel about Porter Cable, but for me, I have a hard time figuring out where it fits in.  When I say that, it’s not a knock against them.  I just don’t know if they are hitting the homeowner or the pro.  As an example, the new drill and impact we are going to talk about today.  In my opinion, both the drill and impact are quality tools, but with a price tag of only $150 with 2 batteries.  While I think this drill and impact can be used by the pros because I truly...

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Makita FD07R1 12V MAX Brushless Cordless Driver-Drill

We have worked with Makita in the past, but this is the first time we had a chance to check out their new 12V drill driver.  The Makita FD07R1 is a 3/8″ drill/driver that has a ton to offer.  Before being introduced to this drill, my go to 12v drill was the Bosch 12V.  I think both of these 12V drills leave the competitors in the dust.  I know I will get some slack for that, but let me explain.  With a 12V drill, I don’t want the biggest, baddest drill.  I don’t want all that extra weight and...

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