questionscordless drill recommendation?

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you just missed a cordless drill on the woot-off about 5 minutes ago =(

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@devexityspace: yep...missed it by 5 minutes. That's what reminded me.

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I have a Craftsman C3 series 19.2v drill. It was a wedding gift from my brother in law. I have had it for 4 years now and it has been fantastic. I've built a covered porch, mixed grout and mortar, mixed paint, drilled numerous holes, put in new subflooring -- I've used this thing nearly every day for the past 4 years. I've left it out in the rain on an occassion or two and there is no sign of it giving up or slowing down yet. It's nicd, but the batteries still hold a charge great (the key is to leave them off of the charger until you are ready to use them -- maybe a day or so before you plan to use them).

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@capguncowboy: I'll check that one out....and thanks for the battery tip!

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Batteries are still available if that is all that you need...
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_10?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=dewalt+12v&x=0&y=0&sprefix=dewalt+18v#/ref=nbsbnoss?url=search-alias%3Dtools&field-keywords=dewalt+12v+battery&rh=n%3A228013%2Ck%3Adewalt+12v+battery

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I have had two Bosch drills and one Bosch driver over the last 18 years. I have been extremely impressed with their construction, performance and battery life. They (just like most of the competition) have vastly improved design and battery life. My most recent drill was actually a set that included a 18 volt drill, circular saw and reciprocating saw. My newest driver is a small, 12 volt driver that is tough as nails (dropped 10+ feet on to concrete shop floor a dozen times without a crack)has an amazing amount of torque will drive screws all day long with the two batteries included and fits in your front pocket.

Take a look at the CPO Bosch website for sale items and refurbished; you can't go wrong.

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+1 for the Bosch. my wife got me one a couple years ago and i love it!

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Thanks for the responses. Simply replacing the batteries was the first thing I looked at and the original ones seemed expensive and I'm leery of the 3rd party selections.