Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Which power drill to buy?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Which power drill to buy?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm looking at Black & Decker power drills, and I'm wondering what I should be looking for.

I'm going to be doing PC modding, so nothing super heavy duty. Just want one with good long lasting battery/motor life.

What should I be looking for? Keep in mind Im trying to get a good bang for the buck, I don't wanna cheap out and get the lowest end models, but I also don't want to spend $40 more on an upper model just because of some feature I won't make use of.

Here's a link to the drills: http://goo.gl/5c1OH (Amazon)
post #2 of 12
http://www.amazon.com/Black-Decker-LDX120C-20-Volt-Lithium-Ion/dp/B005NNF0YU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1369912280&sr=8-2&keywords=Cordless+Drill

that's my vote of course I would actually end up getting

This is an amazing price on an amazing drill and you would end up with 2 batteries and a flashlight. http://www.amazon.com/Hitachi-DS18DSAL-18-Volt-2-Inch-Driver/dp/B001N2NTEI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369912378&sr=8-1&keywords=hitachi+drill#productDetails

I paid a whole heck of a lot more for my hitachi drill and impact driver kit. I believe my drill is the same one in that kit. I never use the light because the dewalt light has this snake flex thing on it that lets you set it down and then aim it or wrap it around a pipe or anything like that.

But either would be great... just the cost of a second battery with the black and decker would get you close in price to the hitachi.

As far as life of the motors... I use a 12yr old heavily used and abused DeWalt and the only repairs ever where new brushes. We have 20+ yr old blue hitachi cordless drills that use a big stick like battery that still work fine. I don't know anything about the motor inside the black and decker but shouldn't be much different... unless they went with a brushless motor then I don't know.
Silence
(20 items)
 
Secondary Rig
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7-5820k  ASRock x99 extreme 4 AMD R9 290X AMD R9 290X 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
ballistix ddr4 dual channel Samsung 850 EVO 500GB DT 5noz CPU Waterblock XSPC Razor Full Cover GPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Razor Full Cover GPU Block 4x120 Black Ice Xtreme GTX480 Swiftech MCP655 Danger Den Monsoon Pump/Reservoir 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair Link Fan Controller Windows 8.1 Nixeus 2560x1440 Logitech G15 
PowerMouseMouse PadAudio
Kingwin PF-850 Ttesports Level10M Razer Vespula Sennheiser HD590 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500k gigabyte z68xp-ud4 Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming DDR3 1600 4x2GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB w/ Intel RST... Corsair H100 Windows 8.1 1920x1200 HP 
Power
PC P+C 1000w 
  hide details  
Reply
Silence
(20 items)
 
Secondary Rig
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7-5820k  ASRock x99 extreme 4 AMD R9 290X AMD R9 290X 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
ballistix ddr4 dual channel Samsung 850 EVO 500GB DT 5noz CPU Waterblock XSPC Razor Full Cover GPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Razor Full Cover GPU Block 4x120 Black Ice Xtreme GTX480 Swiftech MCP655 Danger Den Monsoon Pump/Reservoir 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair Link Fan Controller Windows 8.1 Nixeus 2560x1440 Logitech G15 
PowerMouseMouse PadAudio
Kingwin PF-850 Ttesports Level10M Razer Vespula Sennheiser HD590 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500k gigabyte z68xp-ud4 Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming DDR3 1600 4x2GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB w/ Intel RST... Corsair H100 Windows 8.1 1920x1200 HP 
Power
PC P+C 1000w 
  hide details  
Reply
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
I was thinking the 112 rather than the 120.

What would the 120 provide me with?

$20 more gets me..?
post #4 of 12
Nothing wrong with that. It will weigh less. The battery is going to last longer on the other one and it will have more torque. If you ever end up having to actually drill through something like steel you would probably appreciate the 20v drill. If all you are going to be doing it screwing in screws then I would recommend using a screw driver.

If all you will be doing is drilling through aluminum then it will be fine. It will drill through steel too just take longer. I had to drill through an old soyo dragon case and believe me it takes a little longer. Strike that it takes a LOT longer to drill through steel! and that with a 20v drill smile.gif

I don't really know what your going to really be putting that thing through.
Silence
(20 items)
 
Secondary Rig
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7-5820k  ASRock x99 extreme 4 AMD R9 290X AMD R9 290X 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
ballistix ddr4 dual channel Samsung 850 EVO 500GB DT 5noz CPU Waterblock XSPC Razor Full Cover GPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Razor Full Cover GPU Block 4x120 Black Ice Xtreme GTX480 Swiftech MCP655 Danger Den Monsoon Pump/Reservoir 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair Link Fan Controller Windows 8.1 Nixeus 2560x1440 Logitech G15 
PowerMouseMouse PadAudio
Kingwin PF-850 Ttesports Level10M Razer Vespula Sennheiser HD590 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500k gigabyte z68xp-ud4 Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming DDR3 1600 4x2GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB w/ Intel RST... Corsair H100 Windows 8.1 1920x1200 HP 
Power
PC P+C 1000w 
  hide details  
Reply
Silence
(20 items)
 
Secondary Rig
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7-5820k  ASRock x99 extreme 4 AMD R9 290X AMD R9 290X 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
ballistix ddr4 dual channel Samsung 850 EVO 500GB DT 5noz CPU Waterblock XSPC Razor Full Cover GPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Razor Full Cover GPU Block 4x120 Black Ice Xtreme GTX480 Swiftech MCP655 Danger Den Monsoon Pump/Reservoir 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair Link Fan Controller Windows 8.1 Nixeus 2560x1440 Logitech G15 
PowerMouseMouse PadAudio
Kingwin PF-850 Ttesports Level10M Razer Vespula Sennheiser HD590 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500k gigabyte z68xp-ud4 Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming DDR3 1600 4x2GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB w/ Intel RST... Corsair H100 Windows 8.1 1920x1200 HP 
Power
PC P+C 1000w 
  hide details  
Reply
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
I have a Phantom 630 case atm. The case uses nice steel, not very thick. Im going to be taking out rivets, and I wont use it for taking out screws if thats not good haha, I only meant for like the chassis screws that hold the parts of the case together. Im going to be cutting a side window, although that's with a rotary tool & jigsaw.

I think Id need a drill for removing the rivets right?

I may or may not drill some holes, most likely not as I would not make any unnecessary modifications that ruin the aesthetics of my case, and if I did cut any holes, it's be nicely cleaned up and all.

Im thinking maybe just skip the power drill? If it could save me $40+ and I could do everything I need to without a power drill, that'd be nice.
post #6 of 12
I don't know your financial situation so $40 to you could be very little or it could be the difference between eating or not. If that $40 is going to end up as bear or cigarette money then I would highly recommend you buy a drill. You can have this drill for 20+ years. That is no joke. My DeWalt was given to me when I was 18 and now I am 30.

You will want a drill for taking out the rivets... it won't matter what drill it is because the rivets are usually pretty flimsy and you only have to drill the top of them off which is very thin metal. You could truly use any drill (even a hand drill LOL).

Anyways when I first read this I had the impression you where going to be modding cases as a hobby and that it would be multiple cases.

For what you are doing if you truly have no interest in owning a drill for other reasons then I recommend you borrow one.

Otherwise for just simple around the home stuff the 120 you where looking at will be fine for everything but brick/masonry/concrete (no hammer action) and although it will be a real pain in the but if you have to drill through steel you can do it but it will take a while. Steel is a different beast than aluminum and if you are not using a fast drill and a good bit which is also expensive then it will take you a long long time. Especially parts of the chassis which serve as structural support.
Edited by givmedew - 6/1/13 at 12:30pm
Silence
(20 items)
 
Secondary Rig
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7-5820k  ASRock x99 extreme 4 AMD R9 290X AMD R9 290X 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
ballistix ddr4 dual channel Samsung 850 EVO 500GB DT 5noz CPU Waterblock XSPC Razor Full Cover GPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Razor Full Cover GPU Block 4x120 Black Ice Xtreme GTX480 Swiftech MCP655 Danger Den Monsoon Pump/Reservoir 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair Link Fan Controller Windows 8.1 Nixeus 2560x1440 Logitech G15 
PowerMouseMouse PadAudio
Kingwin PF-850 Ttesports Level10M Razer Vespula Sennheiser HD590 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500k gigabyte z68xp-ud4 Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming DDR3 1600 4x2GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB w/ Intel RST... Corsair H100 Windows 8.1 1920x1200 HP 
Power
PC P+C 1000w 
  hide details  
Reply
Silence
(20 items)
 
Secondary Rig
(9 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel i7-5820k  ASRock x99 extreme 4 AMD R9 290X AMD R9 290X 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
ballistix ddr4 dual channel Samsung 850 EVO 500GB DT 5noz CPU Waterblock XSPC Razor Full Cover GPU Block 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
XSPC Razor Full Cover GPU Block 4x120 Black Ice Xtreme GTX480 Swiftech MCP655 Danger Den Monsoon Pump/Reservoir 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Corsair Link Fan Controller Windows 8.1 Nixeus 2560x1440 Logitech G15 
PowerMouseMouse PadAudio
Kingwin PF-850 Ttesports Level10M Razer Vespula Sennheiser HD590 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i5-2500k gigabyte z68xp-ud4 Gigabyte GTX 970 G1 Gaming DDR3 1600 4x2GB 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Velociraptor 300GB w/ Intel RST... Corsair H100 Windows 8.1 1920x1200 HP 
Power
PC P+C 1000w 
  hide details  
Reply
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Oh no, I definitely am doing modding on an enthusiast lobby level and I plan on doing it until I'm old and weak smile.gif!

I just didn't know if I'd need a power drill for now, I'm not a cheapo guy, I mean the hardware plus the materials and tools that are going into my build are well over $5,000 worth of stuff, I'm not rich, but I'm not cheap either. I just didn't know if I'd want to invest in a power drill at this time, but it definitely looks like I should just avoid buying one since popping out rivets is not that hard. I'm also buying a mouse sander, rotary tool, jigsaw, etc

Hehe
post #8 of 12
With PC modding you will need something more compact, than those.

I recommend a Milwaukee M12 Drill / Driver
http://www.milwaukeetool.com/power-tools/cordless/2411-22

I work as a Electrical / Security Tech, and I use one of them everyday, It keeps on going and can get into any situation. (And get me out of any) And has been perfect with my PC set-up.

These drills will do everything you need for a PC case. Unless your planning to cut a 140mm hole in the case, Even then a corded drill would be better for that.

Also I've never seen a Black and Decker product last more than a year....
post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
I've actually heard very good things about Black & Decker. Maybe not for super heavy duty but Im sure they hold up just fine with casual use.
post #10 of 12
I've got a black and decker, just a very standard model and it was done everything I've asked it to (a lot), and it was very reasonably priced. They make good reliable power tools, so any of their models you buy you'll be safe with
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Case Mods
Overclock.net › Forums › Case Mods & Cases › Builds & Case Mods › Case Mods › Which power drill to buy?