So You Want To Buy A New Cordless Drill?
A cordless drill is simply an electric drill that has switched the cord for a battery. The cordless drill became so popular because of its ease of use and convenience. When working at a work site or on a project at home, electricity can often be hard to get. This usually means getting out the long extension cords or generators. All that hassle was eliminated once the cordless drill showed up. The cordless drill does have a few drawbacks though; it is only good it their's a charge in its battery, you have to recall to charge it and usually left waiting while it charges, a battery will gradually wear down and need to be replaced and lastly, cordless drills usually do not have as much torque as the electric drill. Like all technology, the rechargeable drill has been advanced through the years and most of this has to do with the battery. The first cordless drill used by most contractors came with the 7.2v nickel-cadmium battery pack. The nickel-cadmium battery can take 12 hours to fully charge up and can has only about 90 minutes of work time. They are usually a bit heavy and unfortunately their charge is lost relatively quickly. Today, we have the best-selling 18V lithium-ion battery. It has a nice light weight, recharges in a rapid 15 minutes, will provide four times the charge to work ratio and can hold a complete charge for up to two years. The lithium-ion does have a few drawbacks also; they do need to be replaced faster than the nickel-cadmium, they are a bit more costly and their function decreases in cold temperatures. What is the Top Selling Individual Makita Drill? The current top-selling rechargeable drill is the Makita LXFD01CW 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless 1/2' Driver-Drill Kit. This Makita drill is sturdy enough for the day-to-day use of the professionals and simple enough for the do-it-yourselfers. It weighs a mere 3.3 pounds and is usually completely charged in around 15 minutes. The combination of its size, power and performance make it the perfect tool for HVAC, plumbing, remodeling, woodworking, or electrical. The kit includes an 18V compact lithium-ion battery with the ENERGY STAR rated Makita Rapid Optimum Charger. What is Their Top Selling Combination Kit? Makita introduced the first rechargeable drill in late 1978. It was a 7.2V nickel-cadmium rechargeable drill and quite a few of them are still in use today. Drills have of course advanced quite a bit over the thirty odd years and Makita has recently presented its latest line of 18V lithium-ion cordless drills. Their top-selling combination kit is the LCT300W Compact Drill 18V Lithium-Ion Cordless three-piece Combination Kit. Even though it is a cordless drill, it still produces a lot of torque, offering 450 in/lbs of Max Torque. This kit provides a 1/2 inch Driver-drill, a powerful Impact-Driver drill as well as the 18V compact lithium-ion battery, ENERGY STAR rated Makita Rapid Optimum Charger.