I’m a long time lurker, so thanks for opening this forum! I need advice on buying a new tool for my use, and I’d like to know your thoughts:
- Basic DIY drilling (hanging, fastening in the house, errant fixing)
- More advanced garden work (building a shed, fixing up chicken coops, etc).
- Fun super-amateur “projects” - tables with leftover wood, ec.
I am willing to spend basically whatever, within reason - I want cordless, brushless, durable and long lasting. Doesn’t have to be the most powerful thing in the world, as my uses are limited to the above. I believe in “buy it right the first time” and not replace things just for fun. From poking around here, seems I’m looking at either Milwaukee, DeWalt, Bosch (and mabye makita?). The Festools seem a little bit too pricey, but I’m opened to being convinced.
Now my first question, do I want an impact drill or just a “normal” drill?
Second, are ANY of the “combo” multi-tools worth it (eg B&D MATRIX), as having a jigsaw addition would be great (I don’t own a saw, I just borrow a circular saw the few days of the year I need it).
Thanks in advance!