If I buy a cordless drill, what volt model should I buy?

A 12-volt model will handle the needs of most d-i-yers. For bigger projects, a 14-volt or higher model is a good choice. For lighter duty, a 9.6-volt model should be sufficient. For extended use, you should get two battery packs.

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