Light and Powerful
I've been using this unit commercially for 11 mos. and it does the job well. Not made for driving decking lag screws all day but it has enough power to perform 95% of tasks required on a daily basis. Good hand feel after hours of use and the built in light has helped out on more than one occasion. Battery life is good and the quick charge keeps the 2nd ready to re-clip in :15. The only downside I find is the high/low switch, seems to have a hitch if not forced into position.
September 5, 2012
My wife gave me this drill for Christmas to replace another brand that I grumbled about all last summer. Unlike my old drill, it hasn't let me down once. This is what I expected from a good-quality lithium-ion battery. The battery charge has excellent staying power between weekends at the cottage and the drill has had plenty of power for anything I've out it through. Recharging is very fast. I'd highly recommend it.
September 5, 2012
Great Tool !
I purchased this tool in April of this year (2012), and have put it through some varied jobs. This tool comes with 2 advanced slim pack batteries, and I have been very impressed with how much work I can accomplish with just one battery. I was able to completely clean and wax 1/2 of a 25 ft. sailboat on just one battery. In previous years I have done the work by hand, so I know how much effort this saved me. The drill has also been used to drive 2 inch lug bolts to secure a new metal roof. I never needed the second battery, and I didn't even need to switch into "low gear" to drive the bolts. The drill had plenty of power. On one job I did need to switch into "low gear". This was to drive 5 inch mounting bolts into a wall. I really had to hang onto the drill to do it, but the bolts went into the wall without needing any pilot holes. Impressive for such a small light drill! Needless to say, it also works great driving regular screws and drilling holes. The adjustable cluch is great so that you don't strip the smaller, more delicate screws.
August 11, 2012
Great tool for the handyman
I like the indicator for the battery charge. Nice to know when the battery is about to be discharged.
The light is handy for darker areas.
July 15, 2012