Summary: My favorite drill of choice is a Milwaukee Hole Shooter I purchased 25 years ago. That old drill still works flawlessly and was made in the USA. This Dewalt drill is a very close second. It is assembled in Mexico, and quality is over the top. It looks, feels, acts like the best drill you can buy at any price. The trigger varies the speed and is very smooth. Happy drilling!
Summary: Build a pole barn with it! Drilled 1 inch holes through 10 x 10s with no trouble. It has a LOT of torque. It can twist your wrists if you are not careful and prepared. Yes, recommend it to a friend, Yes I would buy it again.
Summary: What a great drill, especially at the price I paid, much cheaper than the other ones of similar quality. YMMV. It really gives the power you need to do the tough jobs. I wish the extra "hammer" handle locked in place to be more solid sometimes without using a lot of torque on it, but it's nice you can slip it around too. I can't really complain about this drill. better than those battery powered ones that never give you enough juice.
Summary: If you are reading this then read it through. Toby's Tool Shed did everything that they could to make my purchase and refund go OK. Delivery was great, refund was great as well. Normally I swear by Dewalt tools, however, this particular one was broken inside of the factory box. No damage to the shipping box and no damage to the factory box as well. Probably an anomaly, but that's why I gave an average score, not for the seller but for the product.
Summary: WHEN YOU NEED THE POWER OF A 1/2 INCH DRILL, MORE OFTEN THAN NOT YOU HAVE ACCESS TO PLUGIN ELECTRICITY. THIS IS NOT THE MOST POWERFUL UNIT OUT THERE (OTHERS ARE 9, 10 AMPS) BUT IT IS GOING TO HAVE MORE POWER THAN ANY CORDLESS UNIT. IT WILL TAKE CARE OF ANYTHING I NEED AS A HOMEOWNER. MY CORDLESS 3/8 DRILL DOES THE LIGHTER STUFF. I STILL HAVE CONFIDENCE IN DEWALT BACKING UP THEIR PRODUCTS. IF I NEED REAL BRUTE POWER, I WILL RENT A COMMERCIAL GRADE UNIT.
Summary: I am a typical do-it-yourself person from painting to tiling. My drill arrived last month in brand new condition. I attached a paddle to mix half a 50 lb. bag of mortar. There's plenty of power forward or reverse and the variable speed, 0-850 rpm, is sensitive for slow mixing. Later I drove in 1.5 inch wood screws with ease.