Cordless drill a great Father's Day gift

How to find right model for the 'weekend warrior'

A few weeks ago we wrote about how Kevin helped a customer at the Home Depot find the right bit to drill a hole in ceramic tile. As often happens, the answer raised another question from one of our readers, Dave, who wrote:

"Since you mentioned drill-buying in this week’s column, do you think a Makita 12-volt cordless drill would handle most small to medium home projects? Is going up to 14.4 volts excessive for occasional use?"