• Regor
    4
    Anyone have an opinion as to a good powerful cordless drill that retains charge well, charges fast, etc.. And perhaps one that comes on sale at your local friendly retailer… Are the Mastercraft or craftsmen ones any good or should one stick with non store brands? Should you not consider anything less than 20v drills? Thanks!
  • Dhuhn
    93
    I use dewalt and have had good luck with them over the years. I would stick with dewalt, makkita or Ryobi. I dont think you would go wrong with any of these. I would also make sure you buy an extra battery so while using one, the other can be charging.
  • Ray
    1.1k
    I've had this Mastercraft for a number of years now and use it often, for rear stabilizers and tons of repairs and projects around the RV. Has been good.
    https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mastercraft-20v-max-li-ion-cordless-drill-1-2-in-0543118p.html

    I also bought their 1/2 impact driver for tire lug nuts, and it has worked fine and gave me an extra battery. It has nowhere near air tool type torque but saves a lot of manual wrenching.
    https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/mastercraft-20v-max-li-ion-cordless-impact-wrench-1-2-in-0543121p.html

    I just waited until Canadian Tire had one of their deep discount sales on them. I think it was like half price.
  • Regor
    4
    Ok thanks. You will see the drill/impact driver combos on sale fairly often but wasn’t even sure what the impact driver was for.. So maybe worth getting the combo…
  • Lisa's RV Experience
    69
    I learned a trick from another YouTuber, get a 12 volt drill with openings on the battery so you can connect 12-volt items to test them. Cool idea isn't it?
  • Nitehawk
    8
    Take a look at home depot Rigid brand.... life time guarantee on the tool and Battery. they sell Ryobi as well with many other tool options using the same battery..
  • Herb
    196
    here’s another input as if you need anymore… as an older dyi guy. I was a 3rd generation Craftsman tool guy until a few years ago after 3 drills went south. I spent a fair amount on a good Milwaukie. Since then have numerous Milwaukie tools with no regrets. They’re build for tradesmen. I’m not a pro or tradesman. Ryobi is their homeowners line. Now do not confuse a drill; hammer drill and impact drill driver and impact wrench. An impact wrench is for removing nuts off bolts or tire studs. Not to make holes. The others do that. They may all look the same ( some impact drivers are much larger) but the arbor on a impact wrench will not accept a drill bit. They take sockets. Stronger type socket s than a hand socket wrench. If you’re wanting to use a hand power tool to raise and lower your scissor jacks you need a impact wrench. A drill more than likely won’t work for that.
  • Ray
    1.1k
    I have some Milwaukee tools that use the little M12 Fuel batteries, a multitool, a hackzall, and a fluorescent light, all have worked well! :)
    As far as the scissor jack goes I find my Mastercraft 20V drill is fine for that if I use it on the low speed as it has enough torque to do the job. I use a special Camco bit. Less annoying sound-wise than my impact driver.
  • Zenitrame
    14
    Over the years I’ve bought several brands but the decisions were made based on need. Well, also on how much could I afford. I’m currently switching over to Dewalt but have had Craftman as well.

    One that you might be interested in is the inexpensive Black & Decker “Matrix,”. It’s a 20v drill that allows you to switch out the drill head to an impact drill head. It also allows you to switch the heads to a small circular saw, jigsaw, sander…. Most people don’t go toward the Black & Decker” brand but as mentioned, it is inexpensive. Now, if I were a mechanic or construction worker I would go with the higher-end brands. If you’re just looking for something to get you by, this could be an option.

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  • Leftie Canuk
    9
    I am with Nitehawk on the Rigid brand. The lifetime battery warranty is only on the batteries that come with a tool, not on their batteries purchased standalone. Weird. Anyway, my son has already collected on his battery warranty at the local Home Depot, with no hassle.
    The advantage of the Rigid battery warranty is that cordless tool batteries eventually fail, the timeframe being mainly dependent on the number of times they have been recharged, and of course the original build quality.
  • George
    10
    I used to buy Craftsman tools all the time. I stopped when Sears sold the name to another company. Since then i haven't bought Craftsman. Now that Sears is closed in Canada , I can't buy them anyway.
    I have used Milwaukee tools at work for years. I found that they will work outside in snow at -15c.
  • Nitehawk
    8
    Whatever battery drill you use be very very careful as when it get to the end it can twist your wrist and give a good sprain,possible break it... take it stow!,
  • UTNative
    4
    I use Makita tools at home but to be honest I’ve been afraid to take that in the trailer. Too afraid of them becoming “lost” while on the road in the trailer. I have an older Porter Cable Drill/Impact Driver set that I’ve placed in the Trailer. Works fine for the stabilizers and various small projects so far. This season I plan on mounting the charger in the pass-through, near an inverter outlet. Hopefully that will simplify battery charging.
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