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    Default DeWalt 18V Driver - A Good Option ?

    I saw this DeWalt DCD776S2A at a local Hardware going at a good price. It comes with 2x 1.5Ah batteries.

    I know DeWalt is a good buy in general. How is the lifetime of those batteries.
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    I bought it about 6 months back, very happy with it.

    Comfortably drills 6mm masonry holes, hung all my pictures in our new place and drilled about 30 holes.

    Battery life is ok, can't tell you how long they last but with the second battery its not an issue. Also charges in about 30mins
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    Default Re: DeWalt 18V Driver - A Good Option ?

    I have had two or three of those units out on the mines for about a year now. No complaints.

    Whats the good price you talking about??
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    Default Re: DeWalt 18V Driver - A Good Option ?

    I see this is the outgoing model . It is on special everywhere for just over R3000-00. (BWP 2600-00 over here)

    The new model DCD796P2 comes with 2x 5Ah batteries. Going at >R7000-00

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    Default Re: DeWalt 18V Driver - A Good Option ?

    Yip, damn good price
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    Default Re: DeWalt 18V Driver - A Good Option ?

    I was just looking at a similar product this morning... Bosch GSB18VLI Impact Drill and Battery (18v)

    Price at Builders (Product code 586232) is R2650-00

    My thinking is what else shares the same batteries and system. What one, the Bosch or DeWalt, has the better options and service?

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    If you can grab the DeWalt at R3k, I'd suggest that. They have service centres in the major centres and their products are good. I have a drill/rattle gun combo set and the drill is better than my old Snap-On one was.
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    Default Re: DeWalt 18V Driver - A Good Option ?

    I'd go with Dewalt, a bit more expensive than most Bosch but I prefer the ergonomics and styling, and who doesn't want buttercup yellow power tools.

    To the op, the Li-ion cordless tool batteries are awesome, big upgrade on nicad and they probably will last longer including the capacity/runtime.

    Just keep them regularly charged up as the management systems on some batteries can brick the battery if the state of charge on the cells goes to far out of balance, or that's one scenario that will do that.

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    I got a DeWalt 12V a few months ago at a very good price. Great tool. Light and balanced and sturdy materials. Cannot comment on the reliability really, because I do not work it that hard.
    I specifically went for a 12 V, because when the batteries die one day, I can just hook it up to any 12 V battery.
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    Default Re: DeWalt 18V Driver - A Good Option ?

    Dewalt is supposed to be good quality and the same as makita power tools so should be fine just make sure the batteries are interchangeable with there other tools like the grinder and jigsaw ect

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    Default Re: DeWalt 18V Driver - A Good Option ?

    This afternoon I went back to my favorite Hardware store it town . https://www.haskins.co.bw

    Got myself this 18V appliance. BWP2394.99

    Here it is. 42Nm in low range.

    It just works .
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    Default Re: DeWalt 18V Driver - A Good Option ?

    Worked at Tool Hire place...DeWalt after sales service not as bad as made out to be....
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    Default Re: DeWalt 18V Driver - A Good Option ?

    Kobus, I'm surprised you weren't able to twist your own arm and buy a matching tool that shares the same battery and charger... that would be nice... did you look?

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    Default Re: DeWalt 18V Driver - A Good Option ?

    I bought this Stanley last week on takealot for R1999. Comes with 2x 2.0Ah batteries and normally goes for R3300. I am very happy with it and the build quality and torque is impressive.

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    Default Re: DeWalt 18V Driver - A Good Option ?

    DeWalt is very good quality. I looked at it 2 years ago, and settled with Makita power tools, as it's battery is universal to their tools. Have a drill, angle grinder and small chainsaw and 2 batteries. The chainsaw takes 2 batteries, and work amazingly well.


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    Default Re: DeWalt 18V Driver - A Good Option ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarcR View Post
    Kobus, I'm surprised you weren't able to twist your own arm and buy a matching tool that shares the same battery and charger... that would be nice... did you look?
    I already had to twist my own arm just to get the drill.

    I didn't really look for other devices. Most tools I have in the wired 220V version. No real need to duplicate them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusT View Post
    I bought this Stanley last week on takealot for R1999. Comes with 2x 2.0Ah batteries and normally goes for R3300. I am very happy with it and the build quality and torque is impressive.
    That Stanley looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MariusT View Post
    I bought this Stanley last week on takealot for R1999. Comes with 2x 2.0Ah batteries and normally goes for R3300. I am very happy with it and the build quality and torque is impressive.
    Are those still available
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