So after doing more research. Looks like I just need a simple drill driver. Can someone recommend a good one please. Not going to be used for advanced stuff. Simple stuff around the house.
For light/medium-duty household stuff, something about the level of Ryobi or Craftsman (not Sears) should be fine. A bit better are Metabo (Hitatchi) and Ridgid. Higher up there's Bosch, Milwaukee, Dewalt, and Makita. Stay away from house brands (Kobalt, Huskey), the bargain-bin stuff like Black & Decker or Skil, and anything from Harbor Freight. Try to find a brand that's available at a few locations near you (because some day the battery pack will die at an inopportune moment).
Features I'd recommend:
- 18/20 V lithium ion (12 V is too limiting)
- Brushless (brushed is less efficient and wears faster)
- 1/2" chuck (more robust)
- Variable clutch (for (not over-) driving screws)
- 2-speed transmission
I did a quick look at a couple sites, and found a few good deals:
Check the local ads, there should be some Labor Day sales going. And check Amazon, sometimes they'll have good sales on the same kits.