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Not bad for the average home do-it-yourselfer
on July 1, 2002
I ordered this drill because it was a good deal and I'm happy about it but if you are going to do a lot of drilling or screwing, buy a Porter Cole or DeWalt.
For starters, the fact that you can take the chuck off is nice because it conveniently holds the screw bit so you don't have to go back and forth installing and removing a drill bit then the screw bit. Unfortunately, as a result, you will notice that the chuck does not hold the drill bit perfectly still. You will notice a little wobble. In addition, the front of the drill is a little longer then it needs to be as a result of the removeable chuck.
The bit storage is on the base of the handle, right above the battery holder. Poor design because the bit does not snap in place. Rather, it is held their magnetically. I've dropped the bit several times while it was in the holder.
The torque setting is silly because of the rather large number of choices. Keep it simple I say.
The case is suppose to be wall-mountable. It's large, ugly and poorly designed. I would have perferred a simpler case that held just the drill, charger and two batteries.
The drill has a level light that it really useless. I would have perferred a smart quick charger instead.
This item was a good deal, especially with the [price] rebate. Without the rebate, I would tell you to get the Porter Cole or DeWalt cordless drill instead. The 14.4 volt Porter Cole was definitely better than this drill.