Best Battery drill?

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It doesn't have regular screws, has like odd shaped tamper proof ones or something.

Oh one other mildly annoying thing with it is the batteries are often are an absolute **** to try and pull out.
 

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Long time ago Panasonic was the Rolls Royce of battery power drills becauce what was available to the public was 2nd or 3rd generation technology developed by Panasonic/NASA as they were the first commercial company to use drills in space. The competition has caught up and many brands have passed them.

If price is a factor and you're a a bit of a handyman/serious hobbyists Ryobi is a perfect choice, for the more serious handyman and tradie, Makita, Dewalt and Milwaukee are hard to go past. Festool, Hilti and Mafell are for those who want a high end product at a high end price.

The main thing to look at is get a combo kit first up, it's the cheapest way to get into a particular brand, that way you have a charger and a few batteries then buying future skins is more economical.
 

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Started out with Makita and bought a combo kit (standard drill, impact driver and 2x 3A batteries), slowly bought up to their heaviest version drill, SDS hammer drill, grinder and a radio. Ended up sending the heaviest version hammer drill back 3 times - trigger wouldnt come back out and then the next one let the smoke out and the final time it just wouldn't work. It's now making grinding noises when the trigger is in and last week my battery charger **** the bed.

Used a guys Bosch gear while away for work a few months ago and loved it. Felt good in the hand, isn't heavy, has some serious torque and power behind it and the bloke couldn't fault them at all. Decided i'm going to change to Bosch and just bought this: https://www.totaltools.com.au/power...-2-piece-8-0ah-brushless-combo-kit-0615990l24

Got the free grinder with the redemption clause and selling my 4 year old Makita stuff to a guy at work for $400, going to go and buy the Bosch hammer drill next and maybe a smaller battery as the 8's are good for lasting but pretty inconvenient with how large they are.

Oh and also comes with a 6 year warranty.
 

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Started out with Makita and bought a combo kit (standard drill, impact driver and 2x 3A batteries), slowly bought up to their heaviest version drill, SDS hammer drill, grinder and a radio. Ended up sending the heaviest version hammer drill back 3 times - trigger wouldnt come back out and then the next one let the smoke out and the final time it just wouldn't work. It's now making grinding noises when the trigger is in and last week my battery charger **** the bed.

Used a guys Bosch gear while away for work a few months ago and loved it. Felt good in the hand, isn't heavy, has some serious torque and power behind it and the bloke couldn't fault them at all. Decided i'm going to change to Bosch and just bought this: https://www.totaltools.com.au/power...-2-piece-8-0ah-brushless-combo-kit-0615990l24

Got the free grinder with the redemption clause and selling my 4 year old Makita stuff to a guy at work for $400, going to go and buy the Bosch hammer drill next and maybe a smaller battery as the 8's are good for lasting but pretty inconvenient with how large they are.

Oh and also comes with a 6 year warranty.
Great drill, and the anti kickback is brilliant, shame it's not standard on all decent drills.
 
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Question, what are de Walt drills like these days? Was thinking of buying this.

https://www.bunnings.com.au/dewalt-...r-drill-kit-with-2-x-3-0ah-batteries_p0036587

Would only be for a lot of house maintenance, small electrical jobs for mates/family atm but do need something decent enough in case I did go back to being a full time sparky.

Also I've never used an impact driver, how useful would it be? Very nearly bought the above drill with one of those include at the Easter sale for $300, did only have 2ah batteries and no hard carry case though.
https://www.totaltools.com.au/dewal...jmLCH5J8No_ye4ULi4fucCZ-v21O1G_QaArsVEALw_wcB

Actually might go this, for only an extra $140 get a better drill with a metal chuck I think, impact driver and better batteries. Even free postage out to the country for me.

Massive overkill for us but I can afford it and should 100% cover us for anything for years hopefully.
 
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