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Re: Cordless drill for building tin
« Reply #20 on: November 21, 2020, 12:07:09 PM »
If you have a helper give them a drill driver with the clutch turned wayyyy down and you use the impact. Yes there is a story behind this  :D

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Re: Cordless drill for building tin
« Reply #21 on: November 21, 2020, 04:09:26 PM »
I think this constantly upping the voltage on hand tools is/was more for advertising than actual performance, I put in lots of roofing screws with a 9.6V Makita. Since Milwaukee seems to be staying with the 18V lineup I wouldn't mind moving in that direction.
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Re: Cordless drill for building tin
« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2020, 04:25:45 PM »
I got the M18 drill kit as a B-day present from the wife; tell ME she isnít sweet and we will step outside. I also picked out an M18 grease gun because I have an oddball project that holds about 8 tubes of grease. (Please donít ask, I will just agree that if all is correct, you shouldnít use lubricant like that in this application.) Itíll dump a new tube in about 90 seconds, it sure beats doing it buy hand, and now I donít have ANY reason for making sure that anything with a fitting isnít greased!

She might even get the ALWAYS starting M18 chainsaw to ride with her for those strange times that she needs one, she is a rural route postal worker, (rain, sleet, snow or night, the mail MUST go through. And rarely a tree or large branch!). She has expressed interest of a saw of her own, but Iím reluctant because I canít even get her to listen to me about PPE; or technique!
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Re: Cordless drill for building tin
« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2020, 06:59:10 PM »
The M18 tools are quality tools.  I have an M18 drill and impact driver that I received as a gift.

I also have a about 7 or 8 Dewalt 20V Max tools.  I got started with the Dewalt tools and batteries years ago.  Itís hard to switch lines once you get hooked into the batteries which is where the cost is.   Right now Home Depot has a two battery kit with charger for $199 and you get a ďfreeĒ tool of your choice.  The batteries are 4ah and 6ah and there are 6 or 7 tools to pick from.  
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Re: Cordless drill for building tin
« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2020, 09:26:29 PM »
I also picked out an M18 grease gun because I have an oddball project that holds about 8 tubes of grease.


Do you have a "Lock-N-Lube" on the end of that?  Makes it twice the tool it is to begin with.  
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Re: Cordless drill for building tin
« Reply #25 on: November 22, 2020, 08:01:33 AM »
Southside, yes!  That alone, does great things for ANY grease gun.
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Re: Cordless drill for building tin
« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2020, 06:43:11 PM »
I finished a  tin shed a few weeks ago.  Used my old 18 volt dewalt drill and a 18 volt impact. Kept one battery on the charger, drilled the holes with the drill and drove all the screws with the impact. It is a loafing shed for cattle, 12' x 20', with a 3' overhang on the south side, which allows a few more cattle to get out of the rain.  Left a vent on the low side about 8", and let the roof overhang the vent by about a foot. It is about venting out the stale air when cattle crowd into a shed in cold weather.  Sometimes a calf can smother in that putrid air.
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Re: Cordless drill for building tin
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2020, 11:25:12 AM »
I've got friends who have the Milwaukee M18 or the M12. They all like them. The only tool I have of Milwaukee's is my old Sawzall, corded.
Early in my maple tapping days I chose DeWalt, in 18V. I likely have 5-6 tools in that. Then I started getting the 20V, mostly because the batteries can be put on charge from any state of charge, the NiCad batteries need to be run to dead before recharging or their capacity is reduced. Because I at one time had 5 helpers plus myself tapping I own 6 drills and more than 12 batteries. I used to think the 4, 5 and 6AH batteries were best, but then I started using 2 and 3 AH , they are enough lighter to make the tool easier to handle all day. I now own 4 impact drivers (1/4") and a 1/2" impact for removing the lugs on my motor home, if needed. I also have an oscillating saw, a circular saw, a polisher, and a miter saw, all cordless DeWalt. I now buy tool only deals because I have enough batteries, plus, my tapping maples is down so that it is usually just 2 tapping, maybe 4 on an occasional Saturday when my oldest son and his girlfriend come to help. I also recently bought 2 adapters so I can use the 20V batteries to power the 18V tools. I also have a 4 port fast charger, when needed I charge 4 at a time of the 20V.
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Re: Cordless drill for building tin
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2020, 11:52:23 AM »
I used a 20V DeWalt with the 5A batteries for metal roofing.  Tools came with 2A but the run time was too short before charging. I can find a 2 pack of 5A for around $100 during "tool sale".  I found that pre drilling was a lot easier than driving straight into the galvy, even using the prescribed washered factory screws. Up on the roof you end up in some odd positions for driving, and it will flat wear out your arms. With a small pilot hole, it was a cinch 

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Re: Cordless drill for building tin
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2020, 11:56:26 AM »
When those adapters first came out they were limited to the smaller Ah batteries.  Is that still true?  Nice way to upgrade to Lithium batteries when the tools still work fine.  

I don't want to buy any more NiCads, but most of my Dewalt 18V tools are still fine - even though I've had most of them for nearly 20 years of hard duty.  
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Re: Cordless drill for building tin
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2020, 12:43:50 PM »
Just finished (well just about anyway) this 60 x 64 last month with a Makita 18v impact, they are less then 3 lbs and comes in a kit for under $200.00 (always a sale somewhere going on), charger, two batteries, 1/2" drill and 1/4" impact, batteries charge faster then the impact can kill them.  We also stack and gang drill or punch all our metal before hanging, just easier, cleaner and a whole lot faster.  We are typically really hard on our tools, so at the price of these with the overall performance of them, it works for us pretty well.  We have several other Dewalt, Milwaukee, Porta Cable, Rigid, etc. etc. tools so its not a Ford or Chevy kind of stuck on brand deal, just what fits the niche for us. 



 


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