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Bought a black & Decker. A few years ago. Not happy with it. Looking at De walt and ryobi
 

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What are you unhappy with? I find you get what you pay for more than the brand. I have a better B&D that has been great.
 

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Strong recommendation for Milwaukee brand cordless tools. They are beasts and outperform most other brands I've tried.
 

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What are you unhappy with? I find you get what you pay for more than the brand. I have a better B&D that has been great.

I made the mistake of buying off Amazon. Never again when I make an investment like that
 

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I think all the best cordless drills were those made before the Clinton administration (that is, before 1993), just my two cents.

Some of my favorites from back then include...
Porter-Cable 9852
Black & Decker Univolt 2665K
Black & Decker Kodiak 2651K
Black & Decker Kodiak 2666K
Makita 6095DW
Milwaukee 0394-1

These models all have a removable battery pack, which allows you to use a second battery pack while you charge the first one.

But, the problem with finding one of these used cordless drills now is the situation of nickel cadmium batteries, which most of these oldie cordless drills had used. You also had to use them until they ran out of battery power, in order to make effective use of the charging ritual. On newer models using nickel metal hydride (the "Nimh" batteries) there is no memory and therefore you do not have to wait so long between recharges.

~Ben
 
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