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Tips For Purchasing Cordless Drills

Well Drilling Spokane Tips For Purchasing Cordless DrillsTips For Purchasing Cordless Drills : there are a wide variety of cordless drills on the market, each with different features. Regardless of the model you choose, make sure it is comfortable in your hand. Try several in the store to find one that fits you best. A few different hand grips are available and only by trying them will you know which you prefer. Look at the position of the controls to find one that will be easy to operate.

Features of Cordless Drills

Look for variable speeds. Harder materials require lower speeds. Softer materials require higher speeds. An adjustable clutch is an excellent feature to have on a cordless drill. These change automatically with the density of the materials being drilled. This feature is great for beginners, as it takes out the need for guessing about the right clutch position.

Consider the power level of the drill. Voltage ranges from two to twenty four volts. Consider your needs when choosing the right drill. Higher volts are needed for drilling heavier materials. Always choose a drill with slightly higher voltage than you think you’ll need to be sure you will have enough power.

The battery is another important consideration. The battery life varies widely among drills. Look for a model with two batteries. With this feature, you can be using one battery while the other is charging. You won’t need to stop working to charge the battery, as you would with only one. Change the battery as soon as you notice the power level drop.

Manufacturers of Cordless Drills

A Makita cordless drill is popular in woodworking shops. This company was one of the first to offer cordless models and continues to advance its technology. These drills are durable and have a long life. A variety of different models are available. Features like variable speeds and multiple torque settings make them versatile. The batteries have the latest technology. Many models come with two batteries and some come with a fifteen minute fast charger.

The Makita 18 volt ½ inch cordless drill is a compact drill with good power. The ergonomic design makes these comfortable to operate, with efficient power. Features like variable speed and a shift lock drive system make drilling easier and more efficient. This drill comes with two long life batteries.

The Ridgid ½ inch drill has 18 volts for sufficient power. This model comes with high capacity batteries and a dual charger that allows both to be charged at the same time. Features such as a two speed transmission and 24 position clutch make this drill an excellent, heavy duty tool.

Ridgid tools also make a great 3/8 inch cordless drill with 14.4 volts. This drill is powerful, but tends to be heavy. It weighs five pounds. Features such as variable speeds, reversible speed and a 24 position clutch make this a versatile tool. Two battery packs are included with this model.

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Things to Consider When Purchasing a Drill

Things to Consider When Purchasing a Drill Well Drilling Jacksonville FLThings to Consider When Purchasing a Drill : if you are in the market for a new drill, this brief article points out some facts you may want to consider before you spend your hard-earned money on a new drill.
1) With Cord or Without?

This is your first  decision to come to. There are several advantages and disadvantages to each type of drill:

– Cordless drills are almost always more convenient. They can easily be used anywhere quickly without having to deal with extension cords and power outlets; so long as the battery stays charged. The  asset of corded drills is that there is no limitation on how long they can be used. When using a corded drill, you will never find yourself waiting for batteries to charge.

– While it may sounds strange, cordless drills tend to be lighter than corded drills. But, if you select a high-power cordless drill (18V and up), these models are sometimes as heavy or heavier than their corded counterparts.

– Cordless drills are safer as there is no cord acting as a trip hazard.

– If high torque and long run times are needed, a corded drill will perform better. While there are many high-power models obtainable for cordless drills, corded drills will always be able to supply more torque, and they will be able to provide it for a longer period of time.

– Even good batteries have a limited lifetime. You should expect that the batteries in your cordless drill will only last two to three years at most. Batteries  are very costly to buy; it is usually cheaper to just purchase a new cordless drill than  to purchase two new batteries. If you are buying a cordless drill, expect to be getting a new drill in a couple years time. For comparison, if you choose a corded drill your drill should last for a good 10 years or more.

– If you are going to buy a cordless drill, make sure to get one with Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) batteries; do not buy a drill with Nickel-Metal-Hydride (NiMH) batteries. Li-Ion batteries are better; they are more powerful, they have longer lifetimes, they do not have “memory” issues, and they are better for the environment because they contain fewer harmful metal elements.

2) Pick a Chuck

he chuck is the part of the drill that holds the bits in place. There are two picks to make here: size and type.

Standard chuck sizes are 1/4″, 3/8″, and 1/2″ with the standard size being 3/8″. If you want to be able to use bigger drill bits, opt for the 1/2″ chuck since many  bigger drill bits will not fit in a 3/8″ drill. But if you do not need or want the ability to use larger drill bits, the 3/8″ chuck is a better option since you typically can get higher bit speeds in these type of drills.

There are two different types of chucks: keyed and keyless. For drills with a keyed chuck, you use a mechanical key to tighten and loosen  drill bits. With the keyless chuck, the drill bit is tightened into the chuck by holding the chuck with your hand while powering the drill. The mechanical advantage of the keyed chuck makes it able to hold bits tighter so there is less chance of the drill bit slipping in the chuck. The advantage of the keyless chuck is that it is  quicker to change  bits, and there is no key to lose or keep track of.

3) Important Features

To get the most usage from your new drill, make sure  it has these important features:

– A reverse mode. Even if you don’t plan to use your drill for driving screws, reverse is key feature to have for removing drill bits that get stuck. If you are getting a drill with a keyless chuck, it will always have reverse (otherwise there would be know way to get the drill bit out), so you only need to check for the presence of this feature if you are getting a drill with a keyed chuck.

– Variable speed. If you plan to use your drill to drive screws, this is key feature. If not, this is still an important feature to have since it makes it much easier to drill clean holes since different materials require bit speeds.

– Two speed ranges. This  is really only needed if you plan on driving screws using your drill. If that’s the case, this  is very important to have. Having the lower speed range makes it much simpler to drive screws without stripping them.

– A torque clutch. Again, this is really only required if you are driving screws. The clutch lets you set a maximum torque  after which the drill will stop driving. This is really handy when  driving screws to guard against over-driving the screw into the material. If you are putting in large amounts of screws (like on a deck for example), this feature is worth its weight in gold.

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