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    Hello Everyone, I'm new here in Pinoy Handy Man. Can anyone recommend me a good reputable portable lithium ion powered drill brand and model? Since all of my tools are electric powered, I want to have a backup drill just in case the jobsite that I go to doesn't have electricity. Basically going to use it for woodworks installation.

    Thanks in Advance

  • #2
    Re: Recommendations of a reputable portable drill

    since you are already a powertool user, i can assume you know the better brands.

    wag ka na magpanggap.

    V
    The devil will find work for idle hands to do.-[I]Morrissey[/I]

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    • #3
      Re: Recommendations of a reputable portable drill

      Originally posted by violaine View Post
      since you are already a powertool user, i can assume you know the better brands.

      wag ka na magpanggap.

      V
      I"m just new here and this is the response I get, Didn't know people here are so rude. Yes I am a powertool user, but never had any portable power tools experience. Why couldn't I get any opinions or recommendations? Added knowledge is always better and I don't know everything. I guess your a type of person who knows everything. Too bad.

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      • #4
        Re: Recommendations of a reputable portable drill

        Hello there idv14,

        First of all brad, My apologies for the rudeness of the co member who replied first on your query, probably he just had a rough time from work or kidding you or whatever. So sorry for the negative reply you got and perhaps the negative impression you will be thinking of PHM. Basically this community is a very friendly one trying to help and share with other members specially newbies, its just that we have to understand also, we have thousands of members with different backgrounds, characters, attitudes and opinions that we have to balance and dance with, so do please have the patience and flexibility to face assorted opinions or replies.

        Since you are new here in the forum and with your new post, let me WELCOME you first here sa PHM community. We are glad that you finally decided to register and be part of this forum. Let me assure you, PHM community is a friendly forum and the admins, moderators will see to it that this forum stays that way specially for pinoys.

        Now to answer your question, you can select from these brands, MAKITA, METABO, BOSCH and DEWALT, these brands produces power tools that are industrial and professional grade power tools, only they are a bit pricey compared to the other brands available in the market.
        Bro, IMHO, no one or nobody here is a master of the power tools we purchase, we are all DIYers here, buying/acquiring assorted/several tools for our usage and really learning how to operate them correctly in the best and safest way we can, then share the knowledge, experiences and learning with other members. Anyway since you said your tools are usually electric, same as mine too, what brand/s are you using, maybe they belong to the DIY type use only or at least with your current assorted power tools you will be able to decide which is a better brand.


        Hope this reply can be of help !!!

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        A litte OT here bro :

        idv14, since you are new here, can you introduce yourself in the forum, just say somethings about yourself, your interest or hobbies, what you love doing during spare times, do you do DIYing stuffs too? well just nothing to personal, we would just like to know you better as a person and as a new member. Oh, are you an architect or a professional contractor, just curious. You can scroll down the index page and under the GAZEBO Forum is the MEMBERS INTRODUCTION, so there it is you can post your introduction in this forum. THANKS !!
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        • #5
          Re: Recommendations of a reputable portable drill

          Originally posted by idv14 View Post
          I"m just new here and this is the response I get, Didn't know people here are so rude. Yes I am a powertool user, but never had any portable power tools experience. Why couldn't I get any opinions or recommendations? Added knowledge is always better and I don't know everything. I guess your a type of person who knows everything. Too bad.
          Good am idv14,

          Welcome !!! That is how we normally greet someone new regardless of background or expertise. Forgive our co-member's initial response. Whatever possessed him to greet your post in such a form I am assuming he is just joking or perhaps in a not so pleasant mood. Nevertheless don't be discouraged as most of us in this community take your posts with utmost respect and reply urgently to aid you in your quest for DIYing. If I may, here are several things I consider in your query as a co contractor:

          1. Budget
          2. Grade of usage; heavy duty, light duty etc.
          3. User training - a lot of site workers have the ability to destroy even the most unbreakable brands
          4. Brand affinity - we as DIYers have our own preference but for job site users you may have to factor in site abuse in your deliberation.

          Now, here are tried and tested brands in my 17 years as a heavy user of local brands:
          Metabo, Makita, Hitachi, and Bosch. You may also try to use the surplus brands like RYOBI. They aren't as heavy duty but they do get the job done especially for budget conscious people like me. I could not speak for the famous imported models 'coz God knows how much they cost to make them work on my sites (110V transformers) and how my workers would love to give them a whack Keep your posts coming and we will try to answer them in the best form we can. Have a nice day!

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          • #6
            Re: Recommendations of a reputable portable drill

            I do have a few Bosch, Makita and Metabo cordless drills. Based on your post probably an 18V Drill Driver would be the better choice as backup for your wood works installation. I would not even be surprised if it replaces your corded drill for this purpose.

            Any of the three brands mentioned above would be good choices.

            Here check out these models designed for professional / commercial applications.

            http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-HDH181-0...V+hammer+drill

            http://www.amazon.com/Metabo-SB18-LT...mmer+drill+18v
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            • #7
              Re: Recommendations of a reputable portable drill

              I want to have a backup drill just in case the jobsite that I go to doesn't have electricity
              what caught my attention is the statement you had above. no matter what the brand is, invest on spare batteries.

              personally i'm 50-50 on battery operated tools, yes they do provide additional muscle when needed, not to mention the amount of time cut when being used. most true when you do a ton of screwing and drilling ahead of you. what keeps me out of these tools is tha word itself - battery.

              you can't go wrong with the know brands: bosch, metabo, makita, dewalt, hitachi, etc...

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              • #8
                Idv4,welcome to the forum and same here newbie sa forum.

                I'm using ozito cordless 14.4v bought outside the country with extra battery included. Been using it for more than 2 years and still working

                The brand is a cheapo brand that you can search sulit. com (my apologies kung bawal mag commercial ng website) but it works for me.

                If you have the ₱₱₱, you can go wrong with known brands.

                Enjoy!




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                • #9
                  Re: Recommendations of a reputable portable drill

                  Hello Rosy, Willyfernando, JayL, Spyghost, kevlar.

                  Thanks for the warm welcome. No problem on what happend and thanks for explaining, I guess I was also excited this morning when I woke up on the feed backs I was going to get, all of sudden I get that response. Anyway moving forward I hope I learn new tips and information here in PHM.

                  Thank you all your help and recommendations. Reason why I want your recommendation is because I have no experience with battery operated portable drills and of course I'm a type of person when I purchase something I want it to be a bang for buck feeling. I guess you guys know what I mean hehe. Will let you guys know what I get and will give you feedback on how the performance etc. is.

                  I was thinking of getting power tools in amazon since I have a lot of relatives who come visit here in Manila but the thing is I'm not sure if the battery power tools in the U.S. is autovolt or 110V?

                  Thanks

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                  • #10
                    Re: Recommendations of a reputable portable drill

                    Battery chargers in the US are often 110v only and not autovolt, get your cordless locally since Bosch has a lot to choose from. You get after sale service and warranty a US tool wouldn't have when brought here.
                    Batteries are quite reliable nowadays, not trying them is like not wanting to use a computer since you don't know, don't want to try and don't want to learn how to use them... You're missing a lot in technology. Having said that, not all tools, batteries or chargers are made with the same technology.... Some better and some really bad, choose a good one. Most of us have 18v drill/drivers with hammer function for drilling concrete.... Ask ernie what he uses and I will recommend that too.

                    click my signature and it will take you there........

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                    • #11
                      Re: Recommendations of a reputable portable drill

                      Originally posted by idv14 View Post
                      Hello Rosy, Willyfernando, JayL, Spyghost, kevlar.

                      Thanks for the warm welcome. No problem on what happend and thanks for explaining, I guess I was also excited this morning when I woke up on the feed backs I was going to get, all of sudden I get that response. Anyway moving forward I hope I learn new tips and information here in PHM.

                      I was thinking of getting power tools in amazon since I have a lot of relatives who come visit here in Manila but the thing is I'm not sure if the battery power tools in the U.S. is autovolt or 110V?

                      Thanks
                      There are a lot of imported models suited for your desired use but it will boil down to how you will manage warranty claims. A suitable transformer or a high capacity car inverter to provide AC power for your charging needs may work for 110v models. As Spyghost has mentioned, an investment in extra batteries will help you a lot.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Recommendations of a reputable portable drill

                        after the respected members of this forum flooded your inquiry thread, i must say my apologies.

                        in the past there were too many poseurs in this site but i am not that quick to reply for a rebuttal.

                        for the kind words of Rosy and WillyF, my rude words melted with me..they were rude yes and was intentional, and i hope youd forgive me.

                        this is a friendly site and for what i did id bury my head deep in the sand.

                        V
                        The devil will find work for idle hands to do.-[I]Morrissey[/I]

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                        • #13
                          Re: Recommendations of a reputable portable drill

                          Originally posted by violaine View Post
                          after the respected members of this forum flooded your inquiry thread, i must say my apologies.

                          in the past there were too many poseurs in this site but i am not that quick to reply for a rebuttal.

                          for the kind words of Rosy and WillyF, my rude words melted with me..they were rude yes and was intentional, and i hope youd forgive me.

                          this is a friendly site and for what i did id bury my head deep in the sand.

                          V
                          Hahaha... no need for sand Doc, kusot nalang. Seriously, we know you by heart and we know how much you are dedicated in protecting this community specially with the recent spate of intrusions. I'm sure idv14 will get to know our dear friend and colleague the way we know and respect you. Also try to cut down on coffee if you can. (just kidding) Take care my friend.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Recommendations of a reputable portable drill

                            good morning guys and admin!

                            yours is a sane man now and cut on my grumpiness...must the getting old thing hah!

                            i sent a message to our dear admin but i am not sure if it went through..likewise i sent a message of apologies to our new bro, idv14 but i guess as a newbie is not entitled yet to receive pms ( as was stated in the screen after i hit the submit button).


                            @WillyF,

                            well youre right, must be the coffee thing...oh where did i misplace that juicer formulas you gave me a long time ago must be under the heap of files on top of my workbench..: )

                            thanks thanks

                            V
                            The devil will find work for idle hands to do.-[I]Morrissey[/I]

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                            • #15
                              Re: Recommendations of a reputable portable drill

                              Hello again V,

                              My good friend V, don,t worry bro about our new friend idv14, everything is cool and the situation have been explained to him na, so OK na. He has made his formal introduction and he'll be participating soon, I guess in the future when time permits. I also learned that he is a friend of bro Ernie Serrano, a contractor also and recommended him to join the PHM community, but that was last year pa. Hahaha, good thing he remembered.

                              Anyway everything has been ironed out, its fine and nothing really serious to give special attention to, just consider it a mis judgement in the past and let's just move on forward. Oh yes I got your PM my friend, like I said its past and just simply move forward.



                              CHEERS bro and have a peaceful day ahead plus stay safe always !!!
                              CIGWELD Weldskill 250 amp Mig Welder
                              AHP Alpha-TIG 200X welder
                              HITRONIC 300 Amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
                              YAMATO 300 amp AC Stick Welder
                              YAMATO 200 amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
                              DeWALT Chopsaw
                              HOBART and ESAB Welding Helmets


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                              MS 070 chainsaw

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