Plenty of power for 95% of my work. Very comfy and durable.
Andy McGee "the Magnificent", Amazon
1 December 2014
Summary: I bought my first set of this drill/driver combo about 3 years ago for my home. I recently purchased a 2nd set for my business. I am very happy with these power tools. I've drilled wood, aluminum and steel with these small, lightweight tools. The belt clips are handy, too. Battery life is very good. I recharge them less than once a month with occasional use.
Summary: Both Drill and Impact are AMAZING. The 1 LED on the drill is ok but heavy shadow on the top and I cant see what its doing. Impact has 3 LED and its amazing. Main problem was with the charger. It is not working how it should. Called CS and they were nice, sent out a new battery to solve the issue. They sent the wrong battery. They also sent a different charger and that didnt charge the wrong battery or the other ones.
Summary: Same plus better charger now. Just bought my third set of these for a second home. I also ordered the higher capacity 12 V lithium batteries to extend work cycle, keeping the original set for the LED work light which complements these drivers in dim work locations. I have 3 of the work lights. The new charger that comes with this set now charges BOTH the 12V AND the 20V lithium MAX batteries, which makes it much more versatile.
Summary: Wow! So much power from a small package. Instead of buying a couple of new nicad batteries for my Dewalt 18v driver for a 100 bucks, I purchased this set for 150. So glad I did. So much smaller and lighter without sacrificing any power. They both have led lights as well. The impact driver drove lag screws through wood like butter. My 18v standard drill kept stripping the heads. Sure I could have bought a cheaper set, but in the long run I know I won't have any regrets.
Summary: Pretty happy with this. Lightweight is a big plus. The impact driver is nice, but doesn't have quite the torque I was hoping for. Even with a pre-drilled pilot hole, deck screws take a good while to sink in fully. But I knew I wasn't buying an 18v tool. (One minor quibble: the bag I got is not the one pictured. It's mostly yellow, thin nylon and is about the size and shape of woman's purse. It's going in the back of my closet.
Summary: I have a corded 1/2" drill that I use for the rare heavy job so I have always used 12v cordless drill/drivers for their light weight and small size. Since 18v & 20v Li Ion tools are getting smaller and lighter I considered getting one this time around but am very happy I went with this set. VERY small and light but more powerful than older 12v NiCads.
Built to last (works fine after being left outside for days in the rain)
20 May 2014
Summary: Had these for three year and going strong. These are great. Works flawlessly, quick charge, battery life is generally adequate, plenty of power for most tasks (the only thing it couldn't handle was drilling into bricks w masonry bits for mounting a mantle over my fireplace -- which I really didn't expect it to, but since it is such a capable tool, I tried -- it got through the surface, but that was it -- I ended up needing an old school plug in drill to do the job).
Summary: First I know 99% of contractors/ carpenters will say why on earth would any professional buy a 12v system. Well I'm stationed overseas and this was the best I could get for under $200 that day, so I said screw it purchased it then ran it through the paces. Actually, right out of the box I took a 2x4(actual 2x4 because its outside the US) and a new 1/2" wood bit and started drilling holes to compare it to my 19.2v crapsman.