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Nice, but could be better.
on November 25, 2008
Black & Decker is a top/popular brand name. This drill, the DR202 is powerful and durable. It also features a KEYLESS CHUCK.
This is the only feature I have an issue with. Not having to deal with potentially losing a chuck-key or simply having to use a chuck-key to get drill bits in and out might be okay. But you do have to compromise on the chuck losing it's grip on round drill bits. You just can't get the same tightness as you can using a chuck-key. It might be quick for changing different sized bits, but you might find you'll be losing your temper after so many holes you've drilled and the bit slips and doesn't drill any more while the drill itself is still turning. Worse yet is if the drill bit comes out of the chuck and is stuck inside whatever you were drilling! If the chuck should get stuck (gets too tight) - you might want to have a set of adjustable pliers on hand since, again, there is no chuck key. Another problem I've had, although frequent, is the trigger mechanism sticking after it's released. Be careful!
Other than that it's a good drill. I hate giving it a 2 star ranking and would've gave it a 5. But I have to be honest. Also, I think I'll be modifying some of my drill bits so they won't be prone to slipping when using this.
So, if you should get this drill - KNOW that when you're getting the convenience of quick changeability of bits - you are sacrificing the grip it might have on some of your smaller/rounded bits.