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Okay drill, weak batteries
on January 2, 2012
The drill has a ton of power and is actually very light. It seems fairly rugged since I dropped it a couple times and it still works. The light on the drill is useless because you have to pull the trigger to get the light to turn on.
My only real complaint is the batteries. The batteries begin to lose power fairly quickly but they charge very fast. When using it under heavy load, the small batteries last about 20 minutes. (I was using it to drill through 1/4" steel) With two batteries, I am usually able to rotate them between the charger and the drill since they charge faster than they die.
The drill also tends to get hot under the heavy conditions, but so far I haven't had any problems.
*Update: Had problems with the bit actually wobbling slightly in the chuck. (I appologize if I mix up terms) Had continued to get worse so I took it to the nearest ACE Hardware and they replaced it with a new one without any difficulties. The new one works much better, but getting the bit in straight is still a pain in the butt.