Summary: Tim the Tool Man would be proud to own this drill. You can feel the drill try to turn in your hands when you pull the trigger, and the motor makes the kind of roar that only comes from raw, unadulterated POWER. This thing is a beast. I haven't had it long enough to comment on durability, but it feels like a solid replacement for my last 1/2" corded drill (a 30+ year old Craftsman) that finally bit the dust.
Summary: The only tool that surpasses this drill is a Milwaukee Magnum, but that's in a class all by itself. If you have the choice, go with a Jacobs Cuck that uses a key. I tried several DeWalt keyless chuck drills and they all suck.
Impossibly durable, stronger than all my other drills despite the same amp rating
J. Justice "Joe Justice", Amazon
26 April 2014
Summary: This drill has replaced my craftsman and my enormous orange harbor freight "heavy duty" drill. The craftsman would slow down or stop when drilling tougher materials like aluminum, and the harbor freight drill would simply brake the bits with no control or throttling. With this dewalt, I don't brake bits and my drilling doesn't slow down- it just works.
Summary: I absolutely love this drill !!!!!! Do not get me wrong it is good size but it starts from 0 rpm to 1200 rpm depending on how far you pull the trigger. I'm on my second day of drilling with it so about 10 hours of usage and I love it. I'm glad that I bought it no regrets. Even if I only use it a few times. This thing has enough power to break your wrist! I have been drilling stainless steel 1" thick and the drill had no problem.
Summary: you might even say that this thing has too much power be careful when using for everyday meanial drilling tasks, you might put the srew or whatever it is straight through lol. but with great power comes great responsibility... so use responsibly ;) awesome drill!
Summary: If I had a complaint, it would be that this thing has too much (many?) balls. I think 10A was overkill for me. Used this primarily as the motor for a Grizzly lathe and also as a substitute for my 18V drill when all the batteries were dead and the charger decided it wanted no more of this life (I hope it's reincarnated as a callous remover). Not ideal for delicate work, that's for sure, but that's obvious.
Corded Drill > Cordless (everyone has an extention cable, let's not be so lazy folks)
Karan Singh, Amazon
24 January 2014
Summary: It's corded, which is far better than anything battery operated. They can talk about all the power and the long life of batteries these days, what they won't mention is the ridiculous price of a replacement battery when you DO need a replacement. Nice power, variable speed trigger, moderate noise level, and amazing grip.. Slight wobble when you run it at full speed.
Summary: I bought a 1.5 inch tenon cutter and this new drill (arrived today). It was great, used it on and off for 30 minutes or so, then I went back out hours later to use it again. It was cutting the cedar into nice thin shavings, gently pulling itself along each post, then about 30 minutes later I heard a sound like fire crackling, saw smoke coming from the drill, heard a pop, and it died.