Summary: I had a chance to use this drill for some time now. I am not a contractor but am an above-average user of residential tools. It is very versatile and easy to use. I have not experienced some of the defects other reviewers have noted.
Summary: Love this drill.! Bought this as a Christmas present and it is a great drill. From my own experience this drill will last a long time and the two batteries are fantastic!! Quick charge time and they seem to last for a long time
Summary: No need to look at 12V tools. This drill is so compact and powerful that it almost defies the laws of physics. It will handle pretty much everything you throw at it. I actually like using this drill with the smaller battery because it keeps the weight down.
Summary: I purchased this drill to replace a circa 1990's Makita 6222D. I'm amazed at how much better these new drills are. The Dewalt has a lot more power, it's faster and more ergonomic. The speed is a lot easier to control on this Dewalt. The light is a big plus too.
Summary: After 3 years of use, the two batteries that came with this drill still holds a charge as if it were new. But be careful, there's a lot of power coming from this little drill. If I needed another drill I would buy this again. It's compact and powerful, and will get the job done.