Summary: I bought this as part of a package with the circular saw, drill and light. I hesitated to plop down the $500+, but I have not regretted it one iota. The batteries have reasonable life (though I am looking forward to Li ions), the machinery is powerful and well designed. The only complaint is the less-than-smooth action of battery insertion and removal.
Summary: I like this drill. I can drive 200+ 2 1/2 inch screws into treated lumber on one charge. With a second battery I can work all day. I've had problems though... The keyless drill chuck broke shortly after I purchased the drill. Often I am unable to unchuck a drill bit with out having to put a wrench on the chuck. I really don't like doing that. Also, more recently, the variable torque clutch assembly broke.
Pros: The drill has very high torque and can drive many screws on one charge.
Cons: Keyless chuck broke- problem releasing bits. Also variable torque clutch broke.
Summary: I went to buy a new battery, and at 20+ bucks, is too much, considering that for 30, i got another drill, 2 batteries (some special offer) and a flashlight head... bought 2 of those...then another deal got me a drill, battery and a radio charger device, that gives me an fm/am radio in the garage... i just like the damn things, and my oldest is 4 years old...newest 2, bought 5 months ago (todays date is april 2004, btw).
Pros: batteries never last long enough..but i have 5 chargers, so it really isn't a problem
Cons: batteries never last long enough..but i have 5 chargers, so it really isn''t a problem
Summary: This drill will go all day long! Plenty of power for the big jobs and very durable too. I can't speak for the longevity as the drill is still quite new, but in dealing with DeWalt in the past, their products are great.
Summary: The drill is great, the guys communication is great however they were badly let down by parcel force who dumped the parcel at my local post office and didn't put a card through my letterbox which meant the post office wouldn't release the goods because i had no card! but lots of ID. company took it up with post office to deliver as they are paid to, hopefully parcel force will get their act together!! Will return to purchase from these lovely guys again.
Summary: drill is just four weeks old and had stopped working kept cutting out thought battery was flat but adventuly stoped altogether previsly had a bosch 24v drill whitch was much cheaper and better
Summary: This Dewalt drill with the two nano batteries has worked extremely well. Initially it was used it as a screwdriver to dissemble kitchen cupboards. But it is the power of the drill in drilling into concrete walls that is really impressive and the fact that when you run the drill you can feel the power of the motor. The length of the battery life on a charge is terrific and during all the work I only replaced the battery with the second one once.