|Item Weight||15.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||18.6 x 14 x 4.5 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||9977|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
|Battery Cell Type||NiCAD|
|Warranty Description||1 Year Limited|
PORTER-CABLE 9977 14.4-Volt Ni-Cad 1/2-Inch Cordless Hammer Drill/Driver Kit
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- Compact 14.4-volt cordless hammer drill with 20-position torque control up to 420 in./lbs.
- Dual speed settings: Low speed, 0-450 RPM; High speed, 0-1,400 RPM
- 1/2-inch keyless chuck for quick bit changes
- Interchangeable Grip-to-Fit handle inserts give a custom feel to the grip
- Includes two battery packs, diagnostic charger, storage case, bit, and operating manual
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Offering 420 in-lbs of torque (50 in-lbs more than the Matika and 20 in-lbs more than the Dewalt 14.4v hammer drills) it has plenty of power and will easily snap the head off a 4" deck screw driven into a railway sleeper. The high/low settings will give you 450-1400rpm, and in hammer action 18500bpm. Battery life was excellent, allowing me to do several hours of deck work before swapping batteries. The charging unit can recharge your dead battery in approx. 1hr, it will also analyze the condition of your battery for optimal performance.
As mentioned before, I felt this was heavy drill. It does not balance as well as the Dewalt or Matika, which is probably why it feels heavier, though it certainly not unmanageable; much smaller than the enormous 18v Craftsman drill, that thing is a whopper. However, because of it's forward weight, using the hammer action vertically is really easy. There is also the option of swapping out the hand grip inserts, which helped reduce fatuige on the hands and wrists. Ergonomically speaking, fine. The stabilizer handle screws into either the left or right side of the drill which is a tremendous help when using the hammer action.Read more ›
This is a professional quality drill/driver, with metal gears, heavy-duty trigger switch, ratcheting chuck with carbide teeth. It has heft and although some might complain about its weight, anything that generates over 400 in. lbs. of torque and doesn't fall apart after 40 hrs. of hard use HAS to weigh something, right?
I read an April 2005 review on 'premium' vs. 'homeowner' grade cordless drills and was interested to see that in nearly every photo of a disemboweled premium drill, said premium drill was the Porter-Cable. It's built to last.
Here's what to watch out for:
1) If you charge the batteries, then don't use them for a few days, your amp hours will be far lower than if you charge the batteries and use them the same day. I don't get quite as much run time out of the batteries as I would like, but I am doing mean things to my drill, like running a 3/4" x 16" masonry bit in hammer/drill mode and leaning into the poor little drill, driving 1/2" x 12" lag screws into pressure-treated wood, drilling holes through 20 oz. copper and tin in -5˚ weather....and so on. When used for what I imagine is a more appropriate application, like driving sheetrock screws into sheetrock, the batteries last long enough for me to wonder when they'll die so I can take five.
2) The HIGH/LOW switch. Works great, but one day I somehow left it in between settings: i.e., in the middle, not on HIGH or LOW, and the drill made a horrendous racket and would not drive anything to save its life. Convinced the drill was completely shot, I began hunting for the case so I could take it back to Home Depot and give them puppy dog eyes.Read more ›
Case seems sturdy with metal case latches, not cheap molded plastic. Storage for extra bits and manual slot is a definate plus. All batteries, side handle, charger and of course drill fit very well. Problem with the case is the extra "grip to fit" (GTF) plates do not fit in the bit storage compartment.
My drill came with the large GTF insert, that was changed quickly. I have small hands so the small insert is very nice for myself. GTF is great because a friend of mine with pretty large hands found the large insert to be helpful so this drill is not a one size fits one its a many sizes fits many. Switching from forward to reverse is a snap, a bit clip on either side of the drill along with the side bar that secures tightly to either side too. Balance is a little forward moving but that is good for drilling and with the hammer drill option what do you really expect. The battery removal is not as easy for this drill compared to many other brands. The battery slides horizontally into position with a smaller release button.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The usual great P-C quality. You all have got to start using shorter answers. Too many request for more woesPublished on December 6, 2013 by C. Cook
I have had this product for a long time now and it is as good as the day I bought it! I have no regrets on this purchase whatsoever. Read morePublished on July 16, 2011 by Anthony Angel
I've purchased my first P C 10years ago and I still use it, but it is wearing out.
I hope this one will last just as long or longer.
Gave this a low rating after having to replace the battery that came with it would not hold a charge after less than a year and very limited use. Read morePublished on September 12, 2009 by Richard A.
Baught my first 14.4 about 10-12 yrs ago and still going.Bought my 2nd about 5 yrs ago w/hammerdrill used and love it. Read morePublished on August 18, 2009 by Patrick J. Kyees
Great tool! This is my second in more than 10 years.
The old one is still working, btw!
I hope they don't stop making them!
I've had this drill for a few years and it has been reliable. Both of my batteries no longer hold a charge so I went online for new batteries and 2 batteries cost the same as a... Read morePublished on March 18, 2009 by osu dentist
I would recommend this drill to anyone - from the homeowner for occasional use, to the professional who needs an everyday drill. Read morePublished on November 17, 2008 by RF
I have used this thing for five years and it is wonderful. I use it for concrete and masonry drilling as well as wood. It also works very well as a driver. Read morePublished on December 11, 2007 by blucrzr