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hey everyone. I am in the works of adding a high torque drill driver hammerdrill for use with larger hole saws in the range of 4 to 6 inches. i have looked at the bosch litheon and milwaukee 2611 models. any recommendations or reviews on either. I need it for a wide variety of work. Any thoughts
 

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For a little more than one of those, you could get a V18 combo kit on Amazon. $349 with Circ/Flashlight and Sawzall.

I have been very satisfied with my Milwaukee V18 line. It's not the new M18 line, but I really don't know the difference. I know the batteries are not interchangable. You can still buy a bunch of V18 bare tools to add to the kit. The M18 you are looking at has a much broader range of available tools, though. So it depends on how much you plan on expanding the kit in the future.

You can't go wrong with Bosch either, though. Amazon has the 36V Litheon hammer drill with two batteries on sale for $169.99 here if you do a search.
 

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I don't think any cordless drills will be great at 4 to 6 inch hole saws. They obviously can do it, but they don't do it as well as a cord.
 

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I have looked at both models for jobs that are upcoming, where power is somewhat of an issue and where accesibility is key. One is at Olympic Village in Vancouver , Canada and the other is in the near by area. It won;t be used all day, maybe 2- 5 holes per day, so I wont be killing it( I hope )
 

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I've got Some of the M18 line and like the tools A lot(Impact,Drill/Hammer/Driver,Sawzall) but I dont think I would plan to do 6" holes whith the drill unless it was something like sheetrock. I also could not see the point of the light. I dont think the skillsaw would be worth owning either.
 

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Work inside of a cabinet and you will see the point of the light.
 

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Why do they change the batteries and chargers every year on cordless tools? Drives me nuts.

I bought the 18v ridged set about 2 years ago. The drill only works if you shake it, so I looked for a drill to replace for the set, all the batteries are different.

Everything else in the set, works perfect.
 

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Why do they change the batteries and chargers every year on cordless tools? Drives me nuts.

I bought the 18v ridged set about 2 years ago. The drill only works if you shake it, so I looked for a drill to replace for the set, all the batteries are different.

Everything else in the set, works perfect.
Check E-bay, they sell new old stock there all the time.
 

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Just a quick question, what should I expect in terms of holes per charge on either the milwaukee m18 or the bosch 18 litheon. ( material... 3/4 maple ply or 3/4 particle brd )
 

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If you want to get more holes out of your drill under a high load condition use the low speed. More torque, but slower.
 

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For a 5"? I would think at least 10 if not more from the M18.

3/4" or 1/2" ply? I was going to sat pilot hole and jig saw but, I remembered the whole power thing.
Battery powered jigsaw :whistling
 
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