DeWALT 12V Cordless Compact NiCad Drill/Driver
Great drill!!! I really recommend this cordless drill.
June 3, 2013
go with a higher volt dewalt cordless
For my liking the battery ran out a bit too quick and this drill was lacking in power, I would highly recommend upgrading to atleast 18V
June 3, 2013
Did a gread job building my 12X16 deck
I have a cheap KingCraft 18V that doesn't hold a charge (even when not in use). We build a 12 X 16 deck recently and used my fathers drill (which is the same as this one).
I was very happy with this drill, its got a LOT of power (compared to my cheap drill anyway) and is more then capable of screwing a long screw in the deck and it does so with great power and speed. The one hour quick charge was very handy as of course we couldn't finish the full project on only one charge, not that I would expect any cordless drill to be able to so so even for a 18V drill but I'm no expert on drills..
Anyway, overall I was very satisfied with this drill and don't feel I would need anything bigger then this, if your a carpenter and use these tools on a daily basis I can understand how one would want the best but for the weekend warrior this drill will do just fine!
For the entire project we didn't have to wait for the 2nd battery to finish charging when the first one was drained, by the time it was drained the other one was done charging.
Save your money and get this drill while on sale! :) And spend the remaining money you save from buying a 18V on other tools!
Now that its on sale I'm getting one for myself!
June 2, 2013
You can't beat DeWALT
Durable, Long lasting battery and Power to spare. I used to buy cheaper cordless tools but decided to spend a little extra on this tool when my old one died. Will never buy cheaper tools again.
May 3, 2013
I found the battery doesn't last long and the drill sounds like there is gravel in the gears. Not exactly what I would expect from DeWalt.
March 28, 2013
So yellow and shiny!
So much power in this little guy. Think that's due to the colour. With extreme power comes extreme possibility, like the most intense electric toothbrush you've ever seen! Great price too,let's say you have an extra 100$ laying around from some fantastic rebate.... you could buy TWO of these!
January 16, 2013
Good but want 18V now
I bought the 12V drill three years ago...it worked well for odd jobs around the house, but the batteries drained fast when I tried doing larger jobs. I now need a new drill because the batteries do not last even a simple job now. I will be getting a Dewalt 18V drill instead of 12V...it is worth the extra money in the long run.
November 15, 2012
Decent for small jobs
I have had this drill almost a year now, lots of power for any task you can think of but I find the batteries seem to die pretty quickly. As long as you are doing small jobs around the house or close to a plug in to charge up the extra battery its a great little drill.
September 2, 2012
Great Drill for the occasional work load
i bought the on sale from CT (like everything i buy) about a year ago. i have since then bought a house and have had to take on serveral jobs. i am by no means a Pro, but i am quickly trying learn various builds from fences, decks, bookcase, custom shelves and recently a 12x12 ft pergalo.
the battery life on this drill isnt meant for the large jobs. but haing the second on on charge really helps. and since installing a gate with a need to drill into brick, i have learned that this drill can to the job, but if you want it done faster and with out draining the battery, but the 18v with hammer option is your best choice.
i would recommend this drill to anyone wanting a reliable drill for various small projects, however, when i build my deck next year, im going with the 18v package.
July 22, 2011
Good drill...for small jobs
I purchased this drill just over a year ago and have used it for a number of projects.
Overall this is a decent drill. The battery charge times are quick and the quality of the drill is good compared to other 12v nicad drills.
However, being a 12v nicad, this drill is really only good for light, small tasks. It lacks the power/torque necessary to drive most screws and the motor seems taxed when doing prolonged heavy drilling.
The good thing about this drill is that it comes with two Dewalt 12v batteries. So you can have one charging while using the other one. This helps eliminate any down time waiting for a battery to charge.
I would recommend this drill for doing any light tasks around the house eg. Picture hanging etc.
But you will need a 14-18v nicad or lithium drill for larger projects.
February 11, 2011
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