I bought my DeWalt Cordless Drill at Lowe's about 18 years ago and its the most used tool I own. It came with two batteries and a charger. It died and siezed up on me last night and I was so unhappy. It lasted 18 years and so thankful. Its been used to build a house from the bottom up and flipped a few more and also been used for everyday projects. I woke up this morning and went to Lowe's to purchase my new DeWalt. I refused to spend a lower price for another brand. I don't have a lot of money to spend but in this case its DeWalt or nothing. Thank you DeWalt and hope this one last half as long and I will be happy. I'm a female and this is my new BFF.
I've been on a contract in Knoxville, TN rebuilding a high ropes course that has tested the limits of all my tools. Today I was working on a 40 ft. climbing tower and had to drill 3/4" holes through the base of the supports. My older DeWalt drill (18v Compact 759KA/970K-2) managed about an inch before the transmission gave out. Went to the store and decided I could justify the extra expense, so I purchased this drill. I took it straight to the work site, charged a battery for ~30 minutes, and in no time had drilled two 3/4" x 17" holes through the support posts of the climbing tower.
The drill is an absolute power house- immediately after drilling the two holes, I put a 2 1/8" bore and had no problem eating through four or five treated 4x4's.
The 3-speed transmission performed flawlessly, with no hesitation at all in any of the applications today.
I paid more than I would have liked at the store, but I was in a tight spot and feel great about the purchase.
Pros: Power, Sturdy build, Convenient LED for dark conditions
We can't get enough of these drills as every mechanic and electrician wants their own. We have have purchased 4 of these drills since the first day they hit the market. Unlike the 18V drills these still are working. We drill a lot of metal including a lot of stainless steel and these drills do the job where the others would overheat and burn up. If you do a lot of field maintenance this is a must have drill especially with the spare battery. In the past the spare 18v battery would go dead before the spare recharged. This is not the case with the 20v battery the spare will recharge before you burn through the other battery.