DEWALT DC940KA - Quality Built to Last - Need I Say More?
E. Shen, Amazon
18 February 2010
Summary: I have had great success with dewalt tools and this 12V drill/driver workhorse is no exception. Have been using this drill/driver for three years now and completely tackled everything I threw at it and then some. Quality steel gears, more than adequate power for a 12V drill/driver, and built like a tank with no sign of even wearing down. Should last me many, many more years to come. Exceptional value!
Summary: I have owned an earlier version of this for years, and while there seems to be a voltage arms race which has left this tool in the dust, it is a superb tool with more than adequate power. Only a professional who uses a drill all day long needs more voltage. With steel gears, it should last forever, but expect to replace the batteries every four years or so.
Summary: Update 8/22/08: Still going strong with no noticeable drop in battery performance 12 volt cordless tools seem to have been supplanted in the market place by their 18v brothers. Occasionally you will find less is more. Ergonomically designed, with an eye towards evolution and not revolution. My venerable 12v xrp drill/driver remains serviceable and on par with all current inovations. Dropped often and used almost everyday ...