I'm using a $40, 18v cordless from HF (Warrior) and very surprised at how well it does the job. The battery is not detachable but that's not an issue for me. Had the budget allowed, I might have purchased a Milwaukee. Definitely 18v and Kobalt even has 24 volt tools.I am gathering tools and materials for my conversion of my City Cargo Van. I will need to purchase a drill. Any recommendations to use or advice on what to avoid? I could use corded or cordless. Thanks!
If he's fastening two pieces of wood together, he's going to want an impact. The DeWalt also has a setting that lets you use it as a driver and not have it impact. Oscillating multitools are interesting. I don't remember the last four things I've used mine for, but I know that there wasn't another tool that would have done those tasks.That is a good deal, but you are not likely to need the impact driver for anything van related. Also not sure how much if at all you would use the multi-tool.
I have an old brushed Dewalt Lithium driver and drill set. I use them all the time and they are solid. Drove 1000's of screws on a fence project a few summers ago and they have held up like champs. My wife and I just got the above set as a housewarming present for our son who just bought a house . . . he will have plenty of fixing to do. . . Red vs. blue vs. yellow. . . .
Thanks for the advice. I will look for an 18v.Cordless ⅜" chuck - 18v minimum don’t waste your $ on 12v junk
I have a circular saw, reciprocal saw, and small electric bandsaw. I will need to get some saw horses, though.If he's fastening two pieces of wood together, he's going to want an impact. The DeWalt also has a setting that lets you use it as a driver and not have it impact. Oscillating multitools are interesting. I don't remember the last four things I've used mine for, but I know that there wasn't another tool that would have done those tasks.
A jigsaw is good for a van, too. Curves everywhere.
Great call on saw horses with slots for 2×4! Didn't think of that.I've been using my drill all the time for the past 6 months and still don't know what "3/8" chuck" means. I thought chuck has something to do with where it grips the bit, but that thing is adjustable. Ok I looked it up and it means the max size. My cheapo drill is 1/2" and it definitely comes in handy for larger bits.
I got the cheap plastic sawhorses similar to these and they are great. I don't see how one would get away without the notches on top that hold the 2x2s in place. The notches on the sides are nice too for an extra shelf below, but I usually just put my stuff on one end or the ground.
As for tool color, I went with lime green to be cheap, but kinda wish I went with yellow or red now that I realize I'm using these ALL THE TIME. But I did get the cheapest green available. Funny I got this cheapo 5 pack and they are all fine except the vac which is weak and I never use. I bought a jigsaw and hand router separately and these are the ones giving me (a bit of) trouble. They work though. If I went into woodworking I'd get better.