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

Hard to tell about that drill since they do not give the torque. I have a 9.6 volt Dewalt that had 200 inch pounds of torque and it does fine. I also have a 14 volt Craftsman that has less torque. I have a 12 volt Milwaukee that has 250 inch pounds of torque. Don't go by the volts, go by torque. Many posters here have said get a 18 volt drill. That is fine if it has at least 200 inch pounds of torque. However, I do not like to handle a heavy 18 volt drill when my little 12 volt Milwaukee drill has as much power. With drills, as with so many other things, you get what you pay for. My Milwaukee drill has full power up until the battery stops, it doesn't get weaker as it discharges like most other drills do. Spend $150 and get a good drill.


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I use a 1/2 " I got about three years ago from Sears. 18 Volt and qworks like a champ. Doesn't even break a sweat and power is adjustable.


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I use a Dewalt 18v for a good reason, it is a top tier tool


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K Charles wrote:

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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I have a lot of 18v Ryobi tools and their 3 speed 1/2" drill with a Ni-Cad battery would work fine for that job. The Li-Po batteries are much more expensive and intended for extended use between charges. Not really needed for the jacks. Home Depot sells Ryobi. Most RV parts stores have a socket made for the jacks and a drill.

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Do you use a standard socket, and if so, what size socket, or do sizes vary?


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Mine take a 3/4" socket.

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Some of the jacks on older trailers have a ring instead of a 3/4" hex. In that case, use a modified screw-hook in the drill chuck.


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never use one as we are in no hurry, that is why we RV! So it takes me 4-5 minutes instead of 1-2 minutes. sure I'm a little wore out after 4 stabilizers, but that is what the chair and the beer is for!

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beemerphile1 wrote:

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 Ryobi Tools brand is owned by Techtronic Industries of Hong Kong, an original equipment manufacturer for brands such as Craftsman. RYOBI, and RIDGID).[1][2]
In the United States and Canada, Ryobi and Ridgid Tools are sold exclusively by The Home Depot; in Australia and New Zealand, they are sold exclusively by Bunnings Warehouse.



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