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I decided to upgrade to a quality cordless drill. Problem was I was overwhelmed by the number of choices that are available. The last time I bought a cordless drill was a Makita about 20 years ago. Would appreciate suggestions on buying a new "modern" cordless drill.

Thanks in advance.

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I have used several different name brand drills and Dewalt has been the one that has lasted the longest for me
18 Volt 1/2" Cordless Compact Li-Ion Drill/Driver Kit
I bought this last fall and just love it. Battery does not have memory effect like the NI-Cad batteries do and lasts a long time! Plenty of power.
I like DeWalt 18 v but you no if you did not want to spend that kind of money I could suggest a real inexpensive yet great tool and it is Harbor Freight 18 volt. They are about as good as anything on the market for the price range. I used one for about three yrs and it was 30.00.Finally I had to be a hero and up graded o DeWalt cordless set.
Yes I no it sounds to cheap for a tool but they have lifetime warrenty as long as you own tool
Manny, I featured your question on our Kreg Jig Facebook fan page... so there are lots of answers there as well. You can see the responses here:

Good luck in your search!
I bought a Makita 18 v last year at HD it was a piece of trash, Dosent hold a charge and very week on power. I have a 18v Ryobi and a 18v Dewalt, both work well and hold a charge. Bought the Ryobi to have a second drill and replaced the Makita. Gave it to my son.
I've got a DeWalt 18V that I got about 5 years ago as part of a set and I love it.
I have found that the purchase of new tools is a lot work than one thinks, What ever the tool is I 1st go to the computer and do a lot of looking for reviews and not from the company that makes the power tool, then I check around to my friends and ask them if they know someone that may have that type to tool, then check out where the dearler that can do the repairs if needed, and by then it only comes to the dollar valve of what you want to spend. After all that you should have narrow it down to a couple of choices. And hopefully it comes on sale. That is what I do, and it works for me. Ed
I use a panasonic 14v cordless drill.

The kit came witha spare battery and a 15 minute charger.

I find this works great for all applications and the best part that Irene liked was the balance and the small handle.

The problem with a lot of cordless drills was the size of the handle but the panasonic crossed all the squares.
if you have the cash get the dewalt, if you dont but still want the same kind of performance get the ryobi 18v cordless.
I have a Ryobi 18v.drill to a miter saw and they all do well.
I had a DeWalt for years but then the clutch started slipping. I have had a Ryobi since (bought a started set)
and have not noticed much difference in performance. The money I save allowed me to buy other tools and
extra batteries.
I think the brand isn't as important as the battery. Make sure you get one with a lithium ion battery. They last longer and have a longer "shelf live".

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