This hardworking drill/driver's powered by an 18-volt battery that slides easily on and off, something we don't see on every 18-volt drill. We like the charge indicator on the back, too, that tells you how much juice is left before the battery needs a charge. The indicator lights illuminate when the tool is in use, but you can also check the power level with the press of a button.
There's nothing lacking as far as speed and power here, with a 25-position clutch that will give you up to 300 inch-pounds of torque to drive into whatever material you're working with. There are two variable, trigger-controlled speed ranges with a max rpm of 1,250. ranges: 0 to 400 and /1,250 rpm for safe, easy starts and plenty of power.
At first, we thought the quick reference gauge was a gimmick for novices, but it's actually pretty handy, and we think even seasoned pros will find it useful (even if it's just when nobody's watching).
Ergonomically, this drill is a pleasure to use. It's nicely balanced, not too heavy, and the rubberized grip is great in the hand. And at this reconditioned price, you absolutely can't go wrong.--Kris Jensen-Van Heste
What's in the Box
Two-speed cordless 3/8-inch drill/driver with bit index, two batteries, one-hour quick charger, storage case