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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: drills... how many are enough?
« Reply #30 on: June 06, 2020, 04:53 PM »
I can only chime in with my tiny bunch.
I have 3 Festool 18V, the CXS and a wired PD20/4.

...and an old wired Metabo for lending out if someone asks if I can lend them a drill. :D

Looking at the TID 18 currently, since apparently, impacts don’t count. ;)

Doh, forgot all about drills with wires. New rule, they don’t count either.

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Offline rst

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Re: drills... how many are enough?
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2020, 07:47 PM »
I work more with aluminum than wood and plastic, I drill more with my Milwaukee Surge and their impact drills than anything else.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: drills... how many are enough?
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2020, 08:23 PM »
Not counting impacts here but I depend on them too.

Started using this one in the early eighties, mostly for small pilot holes and those long screws that would rapidly deplete a 9.6v NiCad under 2 amps.

You can tell it’s old just by looking at it. Clearly designed by a tool designer and not one of the sneaker designers they brought on in the 21st century.

Offline mrB

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Re: drills... how many are enough?
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2020, 05:16 AM »

CXS/Tid 18+3/impact (July 1)

Considering getting a PDC or BHC (screaming good deal right now In Canada).... anybody have a preference over the other? I realize they accomplish 2 totally different things with 2 different chucks, perhaps the PDC is redundant owning the T 18+3 already??


Personally I would say that if you own a T18 the PDC is kind of redundant unless you really need That little more power and/or drill speed. But the drill is definitely a little less refined and heavier and ‘clunkier’ than the T18.
 The hammer drill in the PDC is surprisingly junk. Worse than the average 18v Makita hammer (combi)  drill imo.
I don’t do a whole lot of brick/concrete drilling, but every time I do I smile at my BHC investment 3-4 years ago. It’s great at what it does and without a battery attached it’s a really tiny drill to throw in with your kit for the job. .
there's nothing like the right tool for the job