Summary: This is a terrific little drill. Compact and lightweight. Two gear system works well. The only complaint I have is that the battery does not last; I went from an 18 volt to this drill and am comparing the two. Maybe I'm expecting too much.
Summary: This drill didn't fall short of my expectations. Solid design, compact size, very powerful and I got a really good deal on Amazon. I'm not giving it 5 stars because when I use it at very low revs I feel it vibrating a lot. I'm not sure if this is normal or if the gears need to be broken in. I might edit this review once I figure this out. I'd love to give it 5 stars.
Summary: The drill itself is performing very well. It's the DeWalt carry/storage case that needs improvement. My previous drill was a Makita, its carry/storage case had room inside for me to store a 35 piece drill driver set in its own hard case. This allowed me to grab the drill in its case and go, without having to remember to carry the drill driver set separately like I have to now with the DeWalt.
Summary: Good drill driver, 14v is better than 12... You will notice that when you release the trigger in 2nd speed(only 2nd) that it grinds to a stop. That is normal according to a Dewalt repair tech I showed to in person. This thing drives good, a bit better than the 12v, and drills good, I use 2nd speed for drill even though they say use speed 1 in manual. Is a bit shorter than my old 12v but is a bit heavier too. But ok.Worth 135$.
Summary: I am very satisfied with the DeWalt Drill/Driver. The 14.4 Volt drill is the workhorse for our Set Construction Crew. We put on three productions a year and we have found that this drill is powerful enough to accomplish our needs from light work to repeated heavier work such as three inch screws through 2x4s. We have dropped them a few times and they have survived. Thanks for a great product.
Summary: Overall I would recommend this product to anyone needing a quality drill but does not require the extra power of an 18V unit on a daily basis. As a result of not being an 18V unit, it is substantially less bulky and easier to handle in tighter corners. Dual batteries is nice in that you can be charging one while the other is in use -- something I had to do very frequently during a recent home renovation.
Jesse Tutterrow "A Trainer and a Perpetual St..., Amazon
12 October 2011
Summary: Pros: The drill has plenty of power to drill or drive screws! I have gotten over an hour of use before needing to charge the battery. Cons: The drill is as heavy as my 24V. I was expecting a lighter drill. The single LED provides plenty of light, but the drill / driver tip seems to be in the shadow. So, it is still hard to get an accurate placement of a hole inside of a cabinet. The plastic case is nice I guess.
Summary: Once again I was faced with dead batteries for my cordless drill, and replacement batteries cost almost as much as new a whole new drill set. I opted for the new drill for an extra thirty bucks. It is basically the same drill I already have, with a few improvements. The new drill is just a little lighter, and has a light, both are nice to have. The power is still there, the first thing I did with it was stir drywall mud in a five gallon bucket, and it had no problem.