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Drills in 2019? My DeWalt 20v has taken up smoking

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Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:56 pm

I have a Dewalt Hammer Drill (DCD995) I bought it in 2014 and have been giving it a hard life ever since and only recently eased it's work load by purchasing a drill press. Last night I was drilling a 1-1/4" hole through 1/2" steel and my drill started a habit of smoking.

I have Milwaukee's 12v drills too but they don't cut it as far as torque goes and I only use them for tight spaces.

What are the best options in 2019 for battery drills?

I have Milwaukee and Dewalt batteries but I'd consider another brand if it's that much better.


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Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:17 pm

Ilciryen wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:56 pm
I have a Dewalt Hammer Drill (DCD995) I bought it in 2014 and have been giving it a hard life ever since and only recently eased it's work load by purchasing a drill press. Last night I was drilling a 1-1/4" hole through 1/2" steel and my drill started a habit of smoking.

I have Milwaukee's 12v drills too but they don't cut it as far as torque goes and I only use them for tight spaces.

What are the best options in 2019 for battery drills?

I have Milwaukee and Dewalt batteries but I'd consider another brand if it's that much better.
Hi Todd

You'd at least need an 18V drill.

The higher the voltage = more torque to overcome resistance. The only downside is that 18V tend to weigh more.

Makita or Dewalt are better for heavy drill users (trades/hobbyists) whereas Ryobi is decent for the average user who needs to do occasional work around the house.

Then there's ergonomics, which is what you'd find more comfortable to hold.


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