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cm11599ps

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Posted: 01/21/13 12:09pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My parents are getting a new trailer and I was wondering about a cordless drill to run the stab jacks. I bought the correct drill bit for my brothers camper and he just brings along his heavy duty cordless drill. I'd like to buy a basic cordless drill for my parents new camper so that they can use it as the dedicated stab jack drill.

Would something like this be OK?

Like I said, this would only be used for the stab jacks and nothing else.





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Needs to be 18v or more. Look at one with higher torque.

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I would get a 18v drill at the very least.
I once tried it with a 12v and it really struggled.

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12 volt minimum, 18 volt would be better. My 18 volt Dewalt doesn't even blink, just does the job.


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Posted: 01/21/13 12:19pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had a 7.2 once...it worked what the TT was brand new....once some rust set in...NO WAY...get an 18v and be done with it


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Thanks guys. He might just opt for the power jacks so I'll have to wait it out anyway. I'm sure this post will help out someone else too.

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One thing to watch out for using a cordless drill is that it may bend the shaft that the chuck attaches to. It just takes a small amount and then the drill is useless to drill holes with as the bit then wobbles around the amount that the shaft is bent. I would recommend one of the impact drivers instead of a drill for this task. They offer more torque and will not bend the shaft.


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After going through three 18Volt (NiCd), under $40, drills and being very dissatisfied with their performance, I finally 'bit the bullet' and popped $150 for a Ryobi 18Volt (Li-Ion) drill.

It is worth every cent I paid for it at Home Depot.

If you want the same drill, you may be able to find one at a pawn shop for about half of retail price.

* This post was edited 01/21/13 01:35pm by camperpaul *


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cm11599ps wrote:

...I'd like to buy a basic cordless drill for my parents new camper so that they can use it as the dedicated stab jack drill.

Would something like this be OK?...


That B&D (Black&Decker) piece of junk wouldn't be good for anything but a paperweight.

I use a Ryobi Li-on 18v from Home Depot. It is the cheapest drill I would recommend. For a top of the line drill it is hard to beat Dewalt.

FWIW Dewalt is owned by B&D but the tools are nothing alike. Ryobi is owned by Home Depot according to a sales rep at the store.


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The wife didn't like the drill on the jacks with our last trailer. The power jacks on our current trailer are much better. She says they don't bend her wrist like the drill did.





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