Summary: Received the tool ready to go, but I tested it to see if any of the problems noted by others were evident; notably runout in the chuck. None! It's well-centered, powerful, and runs very well. I have old, 12-V cordless DeWalt drills, and in comparison this is much, much nicer. I like being able to tighten the chuck with one hand, as it locks and allows turning without holding "the other part of" the drill.
Summary: Bought this for my Husband for Christmas. He loves it. We are in the constrution business and he uses it everyday. We have had no problems with the Dewalt Heavy Duty 18-Volt Cordless Drill. It's light weight enough that I as a women can use it with no difficulty. Great product!
Summary: I recently swapped out all my power tools for Dewalt's. Dewalt power tools have impressed me and can withstand everything I can throw at them. Dewalt is a trusted name for which you cannot go wrong.