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good, inexpensive corded drill?

Any recos for a good, inexpensive corded drill?

Ideally lighter weight since I'll be carrying an extension cord with it, and/or with a case where there's room for the extension cord.

I'm really tired of batteries dying after a couple of years and costing more than I paid for the drill. Face With Tears Of Joy
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I have a CT mastercraft 5amp drill/driver unit as a backup, weights like 2lbs and is well under $100. The weight will depend on what you need it to do.
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pdipps wrote: Any recos for a good, inexpensive corded drill?

Ideally lighter weight since I'll be carrying an extension cord with it, and/or with a case where there's room for the extension cord.

I'm really tired of batteries dying after a couple of years and costing more than I paid for the drill. Face With Tears Of Joy
Rigid brushless cordless - battery and tool have lifetime warranty
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l69norm wrote: Rigid brushless cordless - battery and tool have lifetime warranty
Really? what's the warranty process like? Do I have to pay for shipping?
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pdipps wrote: Really? what's the warranty process like? Do I have to pay for shipping?
home-depot-ridgid-18v-brushless-hammer- ... #p32573322
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"Warranty" must be properly registered/ activated within the timelines.

When the battery in the kit dies, the kit needs to be taken/ sent to a local ridgid service centre

If you have a dead battery,
1. this place can refurbish it with new cells
http://www.chansbattery.ca/
2. Chinese clone batteries are now available, but quality ?
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l69norm wrote: home-depot-ridgid-18v-brushless-hammer- ... #p32573322
home-depot-ridgid-18v-brushless-hammer- ... #p32566499

"Warranty" must be properly registered/ activated within the timelines.

When the battery in the kit dies, the kit needs to be taken/ sent to a local ridgid service centre

If you have a dead battery,
1. this place can refurbish it with new cells
http://www.chansbattery.ca/
2. Chinese clone batteries are now available, but quality ?
Interesting! Thanks for the links!
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In the times of NiCad batteries yes they died quick, you might want to give Lithium ion batteries another shot. They hold charge well and last a long time, and so much better than hauling an extension cord around.
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pdipps wrote: Any recos for a good, inexpensive corded drill?

Ideally lighter weight since I'll be carrying an extension cord with it, and/or with a case where there's room for the extension cord.

I'm really tired of batteries dying after a couple of years and costing more than I paid for the drill. Face With Tears Of Joy
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Yea I just used my new Ridgid Octane to put up my garden hose reel and the thing drilled through masonry like butter. Way cool.. was done in 10 min. Drill .. and the used the driver with 1/4 tapcons.
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mcmax20 wrote: In the times of NiCad batteries yes they died quick, you might want to give Lithium ion batteries another shot. They hold charge well and last a long time, and so much better than hauling an extension cord around.
I've gone through quite a few Li-ion devices. Battery degradation already sucks because you get less time, but also, less consistent power. After replacing my electric razor with corded, I really avoid cordless tools as much as possible.

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