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Cordless 14v v 24v drill driver

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by zanwan, 3 Sep 2010.

  1. zanwan

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    What would be the deciding factor if i had to chose between an 14v and 24v cordless drill/driver? I'm looking to add new tools to my plumbing arsenal and this is a key bit of kit i'm missing.

    I basically want a cordless drill/driver but only really for the screw driving facility. I'd use a corded sds drill for all/most of the drilling that would be required.

    I'm going for the Direct Power Range from screwfix due to very limited budget.

    They have a 24v and a 14v version. Can you guys advise me on which one would be more suitable for my needs? Does it make a big difference if i buy the 24v drill even if i want to use it almost exclusively for drilling?
     
  2. namsag

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    You not buying the one off jayne now.
     
  3. twgas

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    I'd go for the best you can afford, you'll soon get peed off with trailing leads, and the such like, especially for 1 or 2 holes.
     
  4. big-all

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    you realy need both as in
    a 10.8- 14.4v screwdriver dependant on type off work
    and 18-36v hammer drill

    trying to get one will always be a compromise if your diy or medium to light trade then you may get away with ryobi but would suggest dewalt bosch or one off the big boys toys
     
  5. zanwan

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    lol well thought it best not to after "Jayne" got banned from the forums!

    I was hoping to get the 24v Direct Power tool from screwfix, priced 39.99. Could this one be used as a screwdriver or is the 24v too powerful to work as an effective driver?
     
  6. big-all

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    if your using it once or twice a week for an hour or so then fine if your using it most days then its realy a toy

    i realy think you should broaden your horizons is it buisness or pleasure use you are planning on
     
  7. tamz

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    Spend your 40 quid on something better than a shyte 24 volter. It will have plastic gears that will strip the first time you put a bit pressure on it.

    If you just want to use it for driving don't get anything bigger than a 14v. It will have all the power you need for driving. A 24 is too heavy to use as a screwgun unless you have BIG wrists.

    Always buy the best tools you can afford as buying cheap is false economy and if you can't afford anything decent wait until you can.

    Personally i like my yankee and rawlplug tool ;)
     
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    amazon have good prices for power tools.
     
  10. StaticPhilly

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    as said above, 24v are basiclly just added weight to the drill,

    i always tend to go for 18v cordless now, there light enogth not to deading your arms after drilling 80 holes one after another and do the job well.

    If your using it just for driving then a 14 would do the job, most if not all cordless drills have touge settings, this will stop you driving the screw to far into the wood or your workpeace (once it hits a certin tightness it stops driving)
     
  11. zanwan

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    you cannot drill into brick concrette or masonery with that drill you need a hammer drill

    but that drill is ideal for screwing and small to medium holes
     
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