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Old 09-24-2009, 08:42 PM
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Default Best cordless drill for a Socket Jenie?

Any ideas? I am leaning toward a Dewalt cordless (ready to upgrade from my 10-year old 18 volt) but still uncertain about the model I should get. I will use this to raise a Fleetwood E-3. Thanks for your suggestions and advice.

FWIW, I already have a heavy duty corded hammer drill but I doubt that electric will be available at most spots I visit.

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Old 09-25-2009, 08:05 AM
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Nothing wrong with a Dewalt, personally I use the Milwakee gear, only problem I ever had was a battery pack let go...
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:26 PM
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AMCDeac,

I use a DeWalt XRP (DC 920 KA) 18 volt drill to lift the roof of my E3. The one thing I had to do was replace the chuck with a keyed version.
BTW The drill can be used to do a lot of other things

Hope this helps.

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PS I would not use a hammer drill to lift the roof. It can damage the lift system on your PUP.
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Thanks, Rudie. Any thoughts on what it takes to replace the chuck with a keyed version (or can you order them this way)? Will it still work without the mod?

I will check out the Milwaukee gear, too.

Have a good weekend.

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Old 09-25-2009, 08:21 PM
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AMCDeac,

You are welcome.

No you can't get the drill with a keyed chuck but it will work without one. I can't recall anyone else needing or wanting to replace the original chuck. My experience was that I kept having to re-tighten the original chuck and then one day it just seized up. So if you buy the DeWalt I would try it as is and see if it works out for you.

Replacing the chuck is very easy... just read and follow the instructions. You can get a key chuck at any major hardware store.

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