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Old 06-05-2014, 09:37 AM   #1
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I am thinking of buying a cordless power drill to make it easier for my husband to lift our 1007 tent trailer. What would I need? Good or bad idea?

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Old 06-05-2014, 09:51 AM   #2
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I used one to lower and raise the rear jacks on our fifth wheel. Worked very well. Only drawback is if there is a long period of time (weeks) between use the battery could drain down. The lithium battery drills are not as prone to that problem. I would get an 18 volt Lithium drill for the jacks

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Old 06-05-2014, 11:24 AM   #3
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DeWalt 1/2" 18 volt or higher. Get the flashlight that uses the same battery....very handy.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:33 AM   #4
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Anytime I need a power tool, I buy either Milwaukee or DeWalt. mcfarmall's right on - I like those two brands because I can always add "bare tools" later that use the same batteries. Flashlights, radios, saws, etc. Lots of potential!

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Old 06-09-2014, 10:58 AM   #5
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I use an 18volt black and decker for lowering and raising my jacks and it works great!
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Old 06-09-2014, 11:11 AM   #6
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I own DeWalt tools and have always said they were the best. However, last year I was gifted a 20 volt Lithium Porter-Cable drill and it out works my Dewalt.
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:10 PM   #7
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I have a few Porter Cable battery powered tools. 18v works for me.

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