Summary: I bought this drill to replace a DeWalt 12 V that had given me good service. Out of the case I was very impressed and once the battery was fully charged, put it to use on a piece of furniture I was building. Repeatedly, as I was drilling pilot holes the bit would fall out. At first I thought I wasnt tightening down enough on the keyless chuck so I made sure to really torque it down, but still the chuck would loosen up after a dozen or so starts and stops.
Summary: I had this for two years for work around the house and boat. Just this weekend I was telling my friend how it was one of my best tool buys I have made. Funny the next day he dropped it off my boat - 12ft down in salt water for 30 minutes. Rises it in fresh water then with rubbing alcohol and let it dry. The drill and battery both work. The battery gets a little warm on the charge because of the salt water corrosion, but it still works.
Summary: i am very happy with seller and service, but the product comes up short... the chuck does not hold the bits in place during continuous work... you have to keep inserting and retightening the chuck..
Summary: I bought a model similar to this in 2000. I used a cordless drill for work back then, and I worked the snot out of it. This drill handled most anything I put it through, but there was constant re-charging. It was all well for the first year, as the batteries would last nearly as long as it took the spare battery to charge. Even if the spare wasn't fully charged, it was mostly charged and I had plenty of work time in it.
Great except for the battery life/replacement cost
Mich Yooper, Amazon
3 July 2009
Summary: I've had a Milwaukee and two Dewalt battery powered drills. I loved them all. This drill/driver has steel gears which make it heavy but strong. My wife would rather it was lighter, I prefer strength. Now, 4 yrs later I still love the drill but the batteries have had it and I'm not going to spend $80 for batteries...looking at the new Milwaukee with lithium ion.
Summary: I have had a few 14.4v drills over the years I currently have 2 that are about 10 years old and starting to show wear and tear so I wanted to replace them. I am always using Amazon to look for deals on DeWalt cordless tools I usually find one that is too hard to pass up.
The metal chuck on this version is well worth the extra money over the cheaper plastic version
3 July 2009
Summary: If your on the fence about buying this drill over the cheaper Dewalt drill of the same voltage but has the plastic chuck. Buy this drill, the metal chuck never loosens when drilling something because it has a built in wratcheting action that locks onto bits when it's tightened.
Summary: This is the most impressive drill/driver I have ever owned. the battery life is excellent and the power is amazing. I have used it to remove lug nuts. Once, I was removing a stuck bold and the drill was so powerful it pulled out of my hands and split my chin open. Once I recovered from the daze of being smacked, I marvled at the torque.