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UFownstSECsince1950
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Member since Dec 2009
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What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?

If you had to buy a new drill (set) this weekend and it’s all you’ll use for the next couple decades, what brand are you going with?

And this is strictly for around the house duties, nothing commercial.


The Eric
USA Fan
Louisiana
Member since Sep 2008
20826 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
Strictly house duties? Dewalt or ryobi.

For strictly home use, I doubt it matters. Just make sure you get all tools using same batteries.


Bayou
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CenLA
Member since Feb 2005
36380 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
DeWalt


LSUtigerME
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Walker, LA
Member since Oct 2012
3766 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
Dewalt


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GrizzlyAlloy
Liberty Fan
Member since Aug 2020
1521 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
Don't sleep on Makita or Milwaukee

Eta: Ryobi is the brand of choice for the pintrest crowd.
This post was edited on 9/24 at 10:04 am


armsdealer
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Feb 2016
11408 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
Honestly Ryobi is probably good enough.

I am mostly dewalt but I have been expanding my Ryobi collection. It started with a brad nailer and now includes 3/8 and 1/2 impacts, a rotary tool, shop vac and even a track saw. The Dewalt tools are better... but most of the tools that I picked up in Ryobi are 2X-3X more expensive in yellow.

For a drill specifically good bits makes all the difference. Look into getting some Fisch bits, they are affordable and cut amazingly well.


OYB
South Louisiana
Member since Dec 2018
132 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
I have Dewalt and Ryobi. Dewalt tools are better but the batteries have short lives. My Ryobi batteries last forever. Dewalt has replaced my shitty batteries with shitty batteries.


kengel2
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Member since Mar 2004
30139 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
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Eta: Ryobi is the brand of choice for the pintrest crowd.


Well that's just stupid.


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Jon A thon
Houston Astros Fan
Member since May 2019
1514 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
I'd personally get a Festool set, but I am relatively serious about my woodworking hobby.

I currently have a Ryobi impact driver and would recommend it to anyone for around the house stuff.


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weadjust
Member since Aug 2012
14996 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
For home use most any brand will do. I bought Rigid due to the Lifetime battery warranty. The tools/batteries must be registered within 90 days to get the lifetime warranty.


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sleepytime
Member since Feb 2014
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re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
I’d go with Milwaukee just because the batteries are so good and they have the broadest lineup if you plan on adding to it.


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bbvdd
Alabama Fan
Memphis, TN
Member since Jun 2009
24659 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
Never mind. Misread
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turkish
Member since Aug 2016
1641 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
I just bought this. Pretty solid deal, I think.

LINK


BoogaBear
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2013
5374 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
I have DeWalt and it's been great. One of those things I felt sort of forced into, got a bunch of DeWalt tools and batteries as a wedding gift, so it made since to keep expanding but damn is it higher than Ryobi.

I find myself looking at all the different Ryobi tool offerings and wanting to make the switch.


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jmon
USA Fan
Mandeville, LA
Member since Oct 2010
8360 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
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Don't sleep on Makita or Milwaukee


In my business we use these exclusively, and the warranty service on Makita puts it above the rest. Replacing with Makita as Milwaukee's die out. Dewalt and others fail miserable with the use we put them through.


Peytonknows
UNO Fan
NOLA
Member since Nov 2006
16060 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
Dewalt tools are fine for around the house. I’ve put their tools through hell and they keep ticking. Where they fail is normally the battery. It really just depends what type of projects you’re doing. Hell I’ve had subs use Kobalt or Craftsman tools and they work just as well. Milwaukee is the Mercedes of tools and Craftsman is the Dodge Neon. They’ll both get you from point A to point B, but you can either arrive in style or get dropped off around the block.


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laslabjohn
LSU Fan
bossier city
Member since Mar 2008
167 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
Check out flex at lowes, New to the US. But german made and very very good battery technology.


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baseballmind1212
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2011
3226 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
I like the idea of Milwaukees 12 volt line.

A home owner is never going to have to do anything more than screw a few screws, drill holes smaller than half inch, etc.

The only exception would be if youre in to diy automotive. Then an 18v 1/2" impact wrench is a must.


turkish
Member since Aug 2016
1641 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
Just for more info, in heavy industrial applications, all the corded power tools I see are Dewalt. Cordless are Milwaukee Fuel.


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Clames
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2010
16401 posts

re: What drill set are you getting for the next 20+ years?
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Dewalt tools are better but the batteries have short lives.


The original 20V 4Ah batteries that came with my DeWalt kit are still going strong, over 10 years old too. Considering DeWalt, Ryobi, Makita, Milwaukee, and everyone else pretty much use the same cells when building their battery packs it doesn't make much sense to pick one brand over another simply on batteries.


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