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Picking a Makita or Bosch Cordless Drill

Are you struggling to decide which cordless drill would work the best for you? We have many customers who ask for our recommendations and expertise when deciding which cordless drill they should buy. There are a few things that you should consider when buying a cordless drill. You will want to address battery life, battery size, the weight of the drill, the main use of the drill, the handle, speed and the brand of the cordless drill.

Battery Life & Size: The first question you should ask about the battery life of a drill is how long does it usually last? The second question is how long does the battery take to recharge? If the battery has a short life, you will want to have a couple of spare batteries to replace a “dead” one. You must also consider the need to have to constantly recharge the cordless drill’s batteries. If a battery can last a little longer than other batteries, you’ll be able to make it through a project or work day on just one or two batteries.  This is efficiency at its best!

Weight of Drill: The weight of the drill and battery combined are important. Even if you are used to handling power tools, by the end of a day your arms and body will be tired if you are using a heavy cordless drill. Your efficiency on the job and possibly your livelihood depend on investing in a product that will extend your energy a little further.  A cordless drill should also be purchased with one user in mind. In the ideal world, every person on a crew will have a cordless drill that fits their body and individual capabilities.

Use of Drill: There are many uses for different types of cordless drills. Chapman offers a wide range of Makita cordless drills and tools. Some types of cordless drills and tools offered by Chapman are: the Makita Impact Wrench, Impact Driver, Hammer Driver Drill, and the Makita Driver Drill.

Make sure you are purchasing the correct drill for your needs. This is an opportunity to vary the size of the drill you want to use. Is the drill you are considering for on the job or for every day use? Or is the drill simply for hanging pictures and completing light projects around the house? If the drill is for home projects, then investing in a drill that has a lower cost and short battery life would be acceptable.  A drill used for a full day of work or for heavy-duty projects requires a stronger drill, with extended battery life or rapid-charging capabilities.

Handle: The handle of the cordless drill is also an important thing to consider. If the handle of the drill doesn’t fit properly in the hand of the main user, the person handling the drill will end up wasting time and energy. Carefully examine the drill’s handle.  Is the handle appropriate for the size of the user, who might have smaller or larger hands? Is it ergonomically designed with complete comfort in mind?

Speed: Another important consideration when purchasing a cordless drill is the speed of the drill. Can you adjust the speed or does the drill work at the same speed throughout its use? Being able to adjust the speed is important when you are working on projects that take greater precision and care.

Brands: Chapman Electric supplies a wide variety of different brands of cordless drills. Picking which brand you want is as important as the other factors of the drill, but many people will pick a brand and usually stick with it.  Electrician tools are similar to buying a Chevy or a Ford. Once you buy one brand, you usually don’t switch brand types.

Chapman offers cordless tools form Bosch and Makita along with numerous accessories to make your cordless tool do your job better. Selecting the right cordless drill for you or the job isn’t too complicated, but it helps to be educated on some of the things you should consider.

Contact Chapman Electric Supply to learn more about the cordless drills they offer. They will gladly provide you with insight on picking the cordless drill that is right for you!

 

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