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  1. countryhog

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    Got couple 18v xrp batteries and a charger and am looking to buy a hammer drill. Looking at ebay theres a regular alphabet soup of models. Can someone give me a clue regarding which of the dcd950, dc725, dc725k2, dc925, dc988, dc989, and other models is the more powerful, lighter weight, newest, etc.
    Really preciate the schooling
     
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    Need to make sure the batteries are good they are very expensive. Tools are cheap compared to batteries.
     
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    I'm still using the same dewalt 18v bought new when they came out with them.Had to change the brushes last year. Ive learn to store batteries inside fully charged in winter.Ive bought two new batteries since Ive owned it.Also picked up a newer Dewalt hammer drill version at a garage sale for 20.00 guy was selling because he wanted all the same manufacturer cordless tools think he said ryobi.
     
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    The new brushless are much better than traditional.
     
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    Just looked at the hammer drill I got at the sale its a DW989 heavy duty its a good one.
     
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    Whats the difference between a dc988 and a dw988?
     
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    Dw were the older model frames that only took the ni cad batterys i believe.all new housings are the dc i believe thst take ni cad and lithium batterys all mine are dw series.ive replaced housing on my impact driver 3 times there bout 25 bucks
     
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    I will buy em used ans beat to death all day.you can take em to dewalt factory serv center and you will get it completely rebuilt for like 80 bucks and look brand new with case motor chuck whatever it needs and a new battery for like 30 bucks
     
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    I have a Dewalt 18 volt hammer drill no batt or charger.
     
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    Watcha gonna do with it
     
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    Hell if I know, what you thinking?
     
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    Not sure just kickin rocks lol
     
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    The little ones,DeWalt 18 volt are nice if you only need to drill a few holes .More you need a corded drill ,I have several .1/2" Milwaukee ,SDS Hilti and a TE 80 Hilti SDS max that could run a 4" core bit if I had one .That one doesn't see much action thank heavens .
    Story time .The two Hiltis I got from work on a scrap pass,they didn't work .I made a set of brushes for the small one .The big one needed the idler gear and an armature . I was at an auction that had a disassembled TE 72 in a box,cost me all of 2 dollars which had the parts I needed .I knew a TE 72 and a TE 80 are the same drill only one was blue the other red . Works great .
     
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