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Need a drill to go with my new Dremel 4000, I need one that is powerful enough to drill through my case and doesn't cost alot lol.

Also for M3 screws, what size drill bit so that the screw can go through and screw into the radiator? I hear 1/8" drill bit?
post #2 of 26
3/16" drill bit.
Ive always used DeWalt. Ever since I was woodworking when I was 5 with my dad.
    
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Don't go with a cheapo brand like Black & Decker or Ryobi, they aren't really strong enough for much more than picture hanging.

I personally have a lot of Bosch tools and love them, other quality brands are DeWalt and Milwaukee.
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Dewalt is really good.
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post #5 of 26
I have a Craftsman set that hasn't let me down yet. But if I were to buy a new one right now I would definitely go with Makita.
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post #6 of 26
DeWalt are good, but they're just upper-clasd Black & Decker.

Festo (Festool) are the most premium Drill Drivers and Cutters I've ever used, but they cost it too.

Makita and Bosch (professional range), are the best for heavy duty and low range stuff, some Hitachi are good too.
Milwakee/Atlas Copco are also good, but Makita are the best all-rounders at good prices and reliability in my honest opinion.

You can get a set of Makita NiCads for pretty cheap now, 14.4v is fine for case modding and minor works. Their Li-Ion 18v are brilliantly balanced, powered and they last a nice amount if time, coupled with 22min rapid chargers. Best money I've spent on tools.
 
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post #7 of 26
Dewalt used to be much better than what it is now. Battery life is not that great and they cost a fortune to replace.

I like Mikita, Milwaukee and Porter Cable. Pretty durable and will last you a long time.
   
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post #8 of 26
I have a old (5+years) Makita MXT 14.4 Drill, I love it. The batteries are dieing, but that is to be expected (only took 5 years.) Once I have new batteries it will be good to go.


So buy a used Maktia drill, the batts are hard to kill. I have seen just the drill and charger for $20, the batteries cost from $40-60(new) each sometimes you can get a pair for $90(new). (used classifies, and Canadian prices.)
post #9 of 26
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Thanks guys, what about drill bit size for m3 screws?
post #10 of 26
Hitachi for the lifetime warranty, all the ones above are nice but most only have a 2-3yr warranty.
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