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Looking to buy a value for money driller/driver set

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Sr. Member
Sep 10, 2017
729 posts

Looking to buy a value for money driller/driver set

I am in market for a value for money or a steal deal for a drill drive set. Branded ones don’t come cheap and cheap ones don’t last long. So looking to hit the mid segment which is a good value for money in terms of performance, maintenance. Not sure if battery operated is better as compared to the wired ones. Need help from the experienced ones. Thanks in advance.
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Deal Expert
Aug 2, 2001
16215 posts
Ryobi makes homeowner level quality equipment that lasts. So does Mastercraft. What I like from Ryobi is that they have a HUGE system to use the batteries in.

If you're looking to step it up a notch then Rigid (Home Dept brand) is good because it offers lifetime warranty on everything, including batteries. The Rigid lineup has comparable tools, for a homeowner, to any of the other brands you would likely consider at that price point or higher.

Ryobi tools often come on sale - just keep an eye on the Hot Deals forum.
Deal Guru
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Mar 8, 2002
11728 posts
I was in the same situation as you about 6yrs ago and got myself one of these ... 1000851801 . It's as good as the day I bought it. Plugging it in can be a pain but you work around it and you never fart around with charging batteries.

I have since acquired ( didn't pay) a cordless DeWalt ( looks like the one mentioned above) and tbh I do use it more than the corded. There's a cheaper version of the cordless, not sure the diffs ... 1001311468

Go to Home Depot or Lowe's and check them out.

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May 28, 2012
10389 posts
I had a good experience with Dewalt customer service. Bought the cordless drill set and one of the batteries was a dud and they sent out a replacement free of charge, no questions asked. I didn't even need to send them a copy of my receipt.
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Sep 10, 2017
729 posts
There are different batteries for the cordless ones. Which is the appropriate one for household ones. 1.5, 2 or 4 amp? Drilling/driving through studs, concrete walls, Assembling furniture. I am not doing this full scale on daily basis. Might need to do these activities occasionally, so I would prefer something that does the job with less maintenance and more ease. Some brands have expensive 1.5amp combo kits as compared to others having 2 amp or 4 amp kits at the same price. I am confused at this point. Additionally if someone can suggest a tool kit that goes with this combo kit then that would be super helpful. Thank you.
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Dec 6, 2012
316 posts
Montréal, QC
batcave wrote: I've had this Milwaukee hammer drill / impact driver set for almost ten years. I use them on a regular basis and the batteries are still going strong.

It is usually $250 but goes on sale for $200 on a regular basis. ... 1000755643
I have the same in 12V plus the LED light and the ratchet (I have 2 small batteries and one big), still works fine and perfect for a homeowner.
Sr. Member
May 20, 2010
788 posts
Same on here - it's been a work horse for me around the house - deck, fence, complete basement development. Still runs great 6 years later.