I decided to give the Makita line of Lithium Ion Drills a try. Currently I have a 12V and 19.2V PC drivers (not a huge fan of them) and just added a green 18V LXT Makita Impact driver to the mix. I love this tool and now I am thinking about adding a matching Makita Lion drill driver. So, my question is should I consider the white version driver? I know the white one has less torque, but I will be just using it for drilling and I very rarely drill big holes. I also know the batteries are half the size with half the run time, but as the green batteries are interchangeable with the white batteries, I can always mix and match, and use the light batteries in shop and the other batteries when I will not be close to my charger.
Of course I could just buy a Green LXT drill/driver with no battery for cheap, but I like having two chargers and two sets of batteries as I tend to use a one tool for drilling pilot holes and the other for driving, so batteries on each tools tend to die about the same time.
The other option is I could just buy new batteries for my PC drills, but I find it hard to spend that money as I never really liked them (or the in particular the batteries for them, and sadly the NICAD batteries on the 19.2v drill cost way more then the LION batteries for the Makita.