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I've been wishing I had a drill for large holes when doing plumbing, etc...but don't do enough to really justify a full blown Milwaukee or whatever. Saw this on Amazon and wondered what y'all think...it's got good reviews.
TruePower HD Compact Industrial 2-Speed 5/8" Right-Angle Drill by TruePower http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004PLIQWY/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_IHUvtb1VEXYZG
 

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I'm gonna play devil's advocate here...it's a 100 bucks and comes with a warranty. Buy it and let us know how it works.
 

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Well, generally I buy the best tools I can...but this is one I really don't think I'd use a whole lot. I figure if I find that I use it a lot, I can upgrade. Not sure if my pride will let me do it though...
 

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I've got a Ridgid R7122 mud mixer that I bought to, well, mix stuff with. The thing has a ton of torque, though, and can do some heavy drilling. Around $170.00 and has a lifetime warranty.
I thought we were talking about RADs, and the ability to drill between studsandwhatnot :blink:
 

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The first picture looks like a Harborfreight drill. What destroys right angle drills is using a hole saw, running it on the hi RPM setting, and having it grab. Severe grabbing is usually more of a problem cutting for toilet rough ins. If it has a cheap gear box, it will strip out gears - no telling how many times before the gears go.

I wouldn't think twice about using one of those for electrical and smaller holes (up to 3-4 inch) in solid wood.
 
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