Excerpt: I bought a refurbished battery operated drill. There is an odd feature: the light stays on after the depression trigger is released; maybe this is why it was sent back and the problem was not corrected. Please note that I did not receive any manual with the purchase. This feature will cause the battery to drain faster. The light is not critical to the operation of the drill.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Battery Power, No Bit Slippage
Excerpt: A refurbished drill with a doubtful battery that wouldn't charge at first without some fiddling with the charger. I didn't even try the second battery that was still sealed in the plastic wrapper. I was disappointed with this drill being made in China, not as nice as ones actually made in USA! My preference will be a Bosch drill bought locally.
Pros: Built-in worklight, Compact, Customer service, Easy To Use, Ergonomic Design, Fast delivery, Powerful
Summary: I will start by saying I no longer own this drill, it was returned to home depot for the makita compact drill - which I will get into a little later...out of the box I was impressed with the power for such a small package, this was short lived. The initial reason I chose this over the makita was because I'm a very satisfied V28 owner, well the reason I like the V28's is the reason I don't like the compact 18v..
Summary: When I initially charged this drill up and used it for the first time, I was quite pleased. After putting it through moderate diy-er paces over the last year and a half, my opinion has slowly degraded. The chuck/arbor has developed run-out and the batteries' life span is less than 20min. of continuous, medium-duty work (driving screws in softwood). The batteries' safeties also cut out very easily under heavy loading which makes me question the torque rating.
Excerpt: This is the WORST Refurbished item I have ever purchased. The batteries were shot when I received it and the drill had very deep engravings as well as the batteries. I called and had a second set of batteries sent to me which were also shot. Finally on the third set that was sent to me..... they actually took a charge. I would think that REFURBISHED would mean in perfect working order..... but I guess CPO has some pretty low standards.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Ergonomic Design, No Bit Slippage, Powerful
Excerpt: This produce was purchased as a reconditioned unit. While a small amount of wear was expected, this unit had signs of extensive use. It appeared to have been used by a Professional Contractor and then returned. Even though purchased at a nice discount, I would have expected something that had less obvious heavy use. The drill does work well.