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SKIL 2887-05 18-Volt 2-Speed 3/8-Inch Drill/Driver Kit

by Skil

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  • 300 inch/pounds of torque for heavier household fastening applications
  • 0-400/1,250 rpm for controlled starts and fast drilling
  • 3/8-inch keyless chuck for quick bit changes
  • On-tool bit index for easy-access storage
  • Fuel gauge indicator for optimal power usage
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 2887-05
Item Weight11.8 pounds
Product Dimensions15.4 x 13.7 x 4.3 inches
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Item model number2887-05
Discontinued by manufacturerYes
Power Sourcecordless-electric;battery-powered
Voltage18
Item Package Quantity1
Included Componentscase
Battery Cell TypeNiCAD
Warranty Description2 Year
  
Additional Information
ASINB0000C6DXL
Best Sellers Rank #340,821 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight11.8 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableAugust 18, 2003
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Includes 18 Volt 2-Speed Cordless 3/8-in Drill/Driver w/ Bit Index - 2887-05, (2) Batteries, 1-Hour Quick Charger, Storage Case

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The SKIL 2887-05 3/8-Inch, 18-Volt Cordless Drill/Driver has the power and user-friendly features to meet the needs of both novice and experienced do-it-yourselfers alike. A soft-grip, side-assist handle and two-finger variable-speed trigger provide both comfort and control. The 2887-05 offers the power and speed to get the job done right, making it a necessity for every do-it-yourselfer's toolbox.



The side-assist handle delivers accuracy and control.



Up to 300 in./lbs. of torque for completing fastening projects.
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The battery level is no longer a mystery with an on-tool LED fuel gauge.

  • Up to 300 in./lbs. of torque to handle the toughest applications
  • Side-assist handle for controlled, accurate drilling
  • Forward/Reverse LED indicator shows drilling direction
  • 2-finger variable-speed trigger adjusts speed for application
  • 3/8-inch keyless chuck with anti-mar tip for easy bit changes
  • Soft-grip handle design provides added comfort and control
  • On-tool LED fuel gauge lets user know when tool needs to be charged
  • Bit size indicator matches drill bit to screw size
Innovative Features and Benefits
The SKIL 2887-05 18-Volt Drill/Driver comes equipped with a two-speed gear box that delivers high speed for drilling and high torque for driving screws or bolts, making it versatile enough to tackle a variety of projects. The soft-grip side-assist handle offers comfort and control for accurate drilling, while the two-finger variable-speed trigger allows the user to choose the right speed for the material.

Whether you are an experienced do-it-yourselfer or a beginner, you will appreciate the forward/reverse LED indicator that shows the drilling direction, as well as the bit size indicator that helps match drill bits to screw size. And an on-tool fuel gauge helps determine when the tool needs to be charged. The SKIL 2887-05 18-Volt Drill/Driver is both powerful and user-friendly, making it perfect for do-it-yourselfers of all SKILl levels.

SKIL Heritage
SKIL Power Tools is a leader in portable electric power tools and accessories that serves the consumer do-it-yourself and professional construction markets. Founded in 1924 with the invention of the SKILSAW Worm Drive, SKIL now delivers a complete line of power tools designed and engineered to help do-it-yourselfers achieve home project success, while providing professionals durable, cost-conscience tools for the jobsite.

What's in the Box
2887-05 18-Volt Drill/Driver, two 18-volt batteries, one-hour quick charger, double-ended bit, side-assist handle, and carrying case.



Product Specifications
  • Battery: SB18A 18V Slide Pack Battery
  • Certifications: cULus
  • Charger: SC118 1-Hour Charger
  • Chuck Size: 3/8" Keyless Chuck
  • No Load RPM: 0-350 / 0-1,400
  • Speed: Variable 2-speed
  • Voltage: 18V


Important Information

Bulb Voltage
18

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very nice drill.
J. Preece
Quick charger is great and the extra battery is a must for ANY cordless tool, just to keep things going...Might buy one of the refurbs to keep in the truck..
B. Shepherd
The batteries don't seem to hold a charge very well/long.
L. Erley

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

72 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Lawsons on January 26, 2004
I've been using supercheap 18-Volt drills (Power-Craft, Aerotec, etc.) that you can get on other sites for $30. After going through 3 of them, I finally decided to go with a name-brand. The difference in quality is unbelievable, and the price difference isn't that significant when you factor in the extra battery. I'm sure that Skil doen't even compare in quality to Dewalt, Milwalkie, and the other big "professional" names, but those names are twice as much, and for my purposes, this thing is perfect.
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71 of 74 people found the following review helpful By Bonnerauthor on July 15, 2005
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I have been using this for about six months and have almost retired my 110v drill. With two batteries, I never get a break between jobs and this drill has power to spare. I have been putting up a wooden fence on top of a concrete block wall and this thing outperforms my expensive 110v B&D. After only three 3/8" x 2 1/4" deep holes in the concrete, the AC drill was getting hot. The Skil worked right through without a complaint. The Bosch masonry bit isn't bad either. Additionally, I was drilling 1/2" holes in redwood plate and 1/4" holes in eighth inch metal strap as part of the masonry drilling. When drilling the metal and the bit first pokes through, the drill almost torques out of your hand. I did three battery changes for a day's work. The batteries charge quickly but, as a hint, fully drain the battery before recharging and let it cool off before putting in the charger. This applies to all DC tool batteries. The on-board bit carrier isn't much of a feature but its there if you need it. The drill is lighter than most DC tools costing much more, is well balanced and, at the highest torque setting will drive 3 1/2" screws into studs without maxing the clutch.

EDIT: Five years since I bought this and the tool works fine but the batteries are toast. They won't hold a charge so I'm glad it came with a replacement.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By dtorge on October 3, 2008
For the most part I like this drill. It is comfortable in my hand, has good balance, works great, and with the two batteries, very seldom do I have to wait for a battery to charge. There is one major complaint I have with this drill and it is the design of the battery packs. To change them out is a hassle. After any significant use, and a little bit of dust accumulates on them, they are sometimes quite difficult to remove from the drill. Compared to other stab type drill packs, these are a mojor downside. If you dont use the drill a ton, it is a great drill for the price. If you use it significantly, you may want to consider another drill.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Craig Luna on June 8, 2007
I bought the Skill 2887-03 as part of a combo set including the drill/driver, circular saw, reciprocating saw and jigsaw. Needless to say, I've been extremely pleased.

I put hardwood flooring on three floors (2000+ square feet) and used the set extensively. From cutting plywood for the subfloor and underlayment with the circular saw to making curved cuts in the hardwood with the jigsaw. The drill/driver was used to screw in over a thousand screws to secure the underlayment, drill numerous holes, stir paint, mix mortar for the tile, etc. And with two batteries, you'll be able to have one charging always ready to go. The only corded tools I used for this project were my compound miter and jamb saw. Everything else was done with the cordless Skil combo set.

I was so pleased with the tools, I bought two more sets, one for myself and one for my dad for father's day.

Highly recommended.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Audio Bob on July 16, 2007
I have never owed a Skill product, although I have owned several Black and Decker and Dewalt and no name cordless drills over the past 10 years. They have preformed well but my biggest complaints have been the operation of the keyless chuck and the lack of a second battery (except for big buck models). The chuck invariably (even Jacobs chucks) slips under load ruining the bit or the project. This drill seems to have a no name chuck but it offers a split chuck which allows you to twist one end of the chuck tightly against the other end fully securing the bit. In terms of torque, it has plenty to spare for tough (drilling into green wood) projects and has excellent balance and 'feel/touch' allowing very positive control of speed for spinning screws. Further, the compact size makes it fit into spaces my 19.1 volt could not fit into. I would say, with a charger and second battery and the overall 'feel' of the tool, that this should be a legitimate 150 dollar product. Well done indeed!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Trent Steele VINE VOICE on January 12, 2009
This is an excellent drill, and an excellent drill package. You get the drill, 2 batteries, a charger, a laser level, a bit-measuring device and a case to put it all in.

The drill itself has forward and reverse operation as well as high-torque and high-speed modes. These are relatively standard features as far as cordless drills go. Also, there is no need for a chuck key. You just use the grip on the end. Again, standard.

The drill is powerful and comfortable to use.

Where this drill fails is the batteries. They are Nickel Cadmium (NiCd). NiCad batteries are an old technology that suffer from memory issues. They have been largely replaced by NiMH and LiIon batteries. Apparently Skil missed the memo. These batteries will not last you long. They have no shelf-life (meaning they discharge just by sitting there), and they don't have very much energy density. They're crap.

At around $50 per replacement battery, you might as well buy an entirely new drill when one of these batteries dies. In addition, Skil does not have a LiIon or NiMH option to replace these batteries with. So, go with another drill if you want something reliable.

EDIT: Skil has since released a Li-Ion compatible battery for this model (SC118B-LI). The Li-Ion batteries are $90 a piece and you need a new charger. So you have to fork over around $100 for the battery and charger kit, then another $90 if you want a spare so you don't have to wait an hour for the battery to charge. What can one expect out of a charger that sells for $10 in the kit?
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