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I'm shopping for a cordless drill - with a light - have looked here in town plus online and cannot get an answer to suit me.

WHY do some drills include the word "driver" in the description. I asked the clerk at Sears this a.m. and it was very obvious he had no idea . . . maybe he thought I was asking how to make duck soup.

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You guys got any idea?

Thanx

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Let me throw a WAG at it: they have an adjustable clutch so that screws etc. don't get over-torqued when driven with the drill motor.
 

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Sounds reasonable to me. Being a department store I wouldn't count on the employees at Sears having a great deal of knowledge about the products they're selling.

If you know roughly what models you're interested in it might be worthwhile to see if you can find any reviews online.

I'm using a Milwaukee 18V drill that's about 8 years old now. It was my work drill and has taken a lot of abuse over the years.

It's still going strong. No light but I've never found that to be a problem.

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My 18 volt Dewalt drill is a driver drill. As Gordon said it uses a clutch to keep from over torqueing and stripping screws and as LilysDad said it has 2 speeds. I use it on high and the clutch locked for drill bit work and low speed with low clutch settings for wood screws. My Dewalt also has a light. This drill has seen heavy use. It's been around construction sites when I was working and around the home for all my projects. Its over 10 years old.

Milwaukee, Dewalt, Makita, Rigid & Bosch all make a fine driver/drill. As with everything else U get what U pay for. The contractors I worked for were always trying to save a buck and most learned the hard way the cheaper tools didn't hold up.

One thing to remember is the replacement batteries on all these drills are a bit on the salty side. So try to get one with 2 batts one to work with and one on the charger.
 

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Just picked one up the other day a Bosch 18 volt, light, and two lithium batteries. Great unit.
 
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Clarification: I'm not in the market for a driver/drill (necessarily) - I want a cordless drill, would prefer 3/8" chuck, (2) lithium batteries, carrying case and a light. I'm not too concerned about the mfg - as long as it's a name brand.

There: How's that? Any suggestions now?

I've been buying Craftsman tools at Sears for 30+ years and most of the time their sales people are very helpful. Not true yesterday.

So helpful I gave one of them a cane last Feb. It's my firm belief that those people need to know their products and this man did.
 

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You can fined a number of drills with a light on Amazon norson.
 

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I thought most came with a 1/2" chuck these days. I think pretty much any of the better brands will work fine for you. Just pick one with the features you like and that fits your hand.

One other thing. Make sure you show us what you end up with. :)

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The drill/driver has a two-speed gearbox for drilling or driving at LO or HI speeds. Use LO speed for high powered and high torque applications and HI speed for fast drilling applications. When using the drill/driver in the LO speed range the speed will decrease and the drill/driver will have more power and torque. HI speed is better for drilling wood and for using abrasive and polishing accessories.

CRAFTSMAN C3 ½" DRILL/DRIVER
Model No. 5275.1
Purchased Friday, January 8, 2016
"KIT" included drill/driver, with variable speed trigger, work area built in LED light, two Lithium batteries, charger and soft carry case. I thought it was a bargain at $130.00
 

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