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Old 07-24-2008, 11:20 PM
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Hello, My name is Jack, and I'm a complete tool whore, a true hopeless cause. .....
So Jack, I only had 3 working cordless drills - not counting the 4 with expired battery packs - so when son Steve told me about the HodePo deal he ran across for the Milwaukee 18v L-ion I just had to take a look.

1. Here's the deal: one model 00824-20 hammer drill, two 18 volt Lithium-ion battery packs and the charger on sale for $219. Comes in the very nice carrying case (which I will probably never use.) It also has the clamp-on side handle, hi-low range (0-450 rpm low speed, 0-1700 rpm on high speed) and ratcheting action chuck.

2. But wait - there's more. You also get a bonus 0881-20 impact driver and that was the tipping point for me. I don't need a 28v for the light kind of work I undertake, nor did I want the extra weight/bulk but I love these little cordless impact drivers and I am definitely sold in L-ion batteries.

These appear to be stout little machines. My little Ryobi's have served me well for the price but well dammit, you just can't have too many good cordless tools and I think Milwaukees are pretty hard to beat.

This was some kind of closeout or limited stock item. When Steve found them there were only 3 sets on the display and he bought one of them. I had a couple more hours of work that day that day so I doubted there would be any left by the time I got there. There was - I got the last one still in the box on the end cap. Later Steve told me there were 2 more on the over head shelf around the corner on the tool aisle so that took a little of the "specialness" off the deal.
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Old 07-25-2008, 06:17 AM
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thats a good deal,what store had those on sale?
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:02 AM
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HoDePo - Home Depot, the one at 50th & Boston.
The west 50th street store didn't have any.
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There was - I got the last one still in the box on the end cap. Later Steve told me there were 2 more on the over head shelf around the corner on the tool aisle so that took a little of the "specialness" off the deal.

If you didn't see the others they weren't there.
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If it helps your mind any, I drove by there and looked.


Didn't go in mind you, but I did look...
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cutter,
thats about $75 cheaper than anywhere on the net. The drill and batteries at that price are a fairly reasonable price, but since you got the impact driver, thats a steal.
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Does the impact driver say how much torque it puts out, Cutter? Looks lke a good deal.


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The manual is 90% safety & CYA b.s., Dave but I happened to notice on the outside of the sleeve that's now back on the never-to-be-used carrying case that it says 1400 maximum inch pounds. According to Click'nConvert that translates to about 116 ft lbs but I'm not quite sure what "maximum" means.
I haven't used it enough to know what to expect but I have broken several seized/rusty 1/4inch bolts with a Ryobi & that really suprised me the first time.
These things are not meant for doing tires with the little 1/4" drive but for most of what I do around the shop & house they're really handy.
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thats about $75 cheaper than anywhere on the net. The drill and batteries at that price are a fairly reasonable price, but since you got the impact driver, thats a steal.
Ryan, I felt like I was getting the drill set for a Home Depot sale price and the driver was just gravy. I was pretty well set for run of the mill cordless tools but this deal was good enough I didn't want to pass it up.
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Hello, My name is Tom, I am a complete tool whore as well and beyond the assistance afforded by any 12 step treatment. I hear there is no known cure for this affliction. Unfortunately, I am also a gun-slut, to which there is even less research available. I am able to continue my existence through procurement of tools and firearms I could easily do without but, for reasons not yet understood by modern medicine, continue to get anyway.
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