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Cordless Drill..... 1/2" or 3/8"?

Which do you like better for household/automotive use and Why?

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I have both a dewalt 1/2 and a makita 3/8ths. i use the dewalt more only because of extra batteries.

For what I have used the drills for, 3/8ths would have been fine.

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I just bought a 1/2 inch DeWalt that's why I was asking. But I am sure I'll be okay.

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I just bought a 1/2 inch DeWalt that's why I was asking. But I am sure I'll be okay.

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If you plan on doing big jobs you'll be happy. Either way you didn't do yourself any harm, you maybe just paid a little extra that's all.
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I just bought a 1/2 inch DeWalt that's why I was asking. But I am sure I'll be okay.

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You will... That's the one I have. IMO, it's better to get the 1/2" for the chance that you might need the 1/2" a few times, than get the 3/8" and then be up the creek if/when you need 1/2".

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That's pretty much what I was thinking except for I was unsure of the 1/2 inch being able to hold small bits. Have you had any issues with this at all?

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Got my new drill in the mail yesterday....Damn is this thing Powerful....

NEW DeWalt 14.4V 1/2 in, 2 Batteries/Charger/Case ~ 160.00 shipped on Ebay..

Cannot wait to start putting holes in **** .

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