We're huge fans of reconditioned tools, because it's a chance to get great quality at a bargain price, and this drill/driver is a perfect example. After some initial problem, the tool gets a total rework at the factory and it's sent out again good as new, but at a fraction of the original sticker.
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
This is a factory reconditioned product. Reconditioned generally means that the product has been returned to the manufacturer, who brings the product back to like new condition. Some products may contain cosmetic blemishes. Includes 18 Volt 2-Speed Cordless 3/8-in Drill/Driver w/ Bit Index - 2887-05-RT, (2) Batteries, 1-Hour Quick Charger, Storage Case