A quality Dewalt Drill with one complaint which others have ...
13 August 2014
Summary: A quality Dewalt Drill with one complaint which others have posted about... The instant stop feature when the trigger is released will gradually cause the chuck to loosen no matter how tight you tighten it which is a serious design flaw. It happens primarily at the highest speed when drilling. Have to learn to gradually release the trigger instead of rapidly which is a pain when used to using prior models.
Great except for the battery life/replacement cost
Mich Yooper, Amazon
30 June 2014
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.
The metal chuck on this version is well worth the extra money over the cheaper plastic version
3 January 2014
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: 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.