Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 10
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Doug1313 Priceless drill...
I installed over 250 SF of stone siding. Without this drill I would have had a miserable time mixing nearly a ton of mortar in 3 gallon batches. Loads of power, smooth as silk. Was amazing to see the heavy mortar turned to liquid in just over a minute of mixing. You absolutely cannot get a better drill for the money. This is a must have for sheet rock mud or concrete mixing in five gallon buckets. You can mix and entire bag of 60 lbs of concrete in a mud pan in just over a minute. The secret is to keep the depth of what your mixing under about one foot deep. What a pleasure this made of mixing concrete, mortar and sheet rock mud! This is a must have tool in every home builders tool kit.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by aroyals Great for mixing
We use this drill for mixing drywall mud and grout. It is slow enough to mix without making a mess, and powerful enough to drill through anything we've needed it to. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a reliable and durable spade drill.
May 3, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JSAerotech Worth Price Charged
Brought this drill to mix many bags of mud for a whole house tiling project. If you plan on laying floor tile and need to mix many bags of thinset you will NEED one of these. Forget wasting money on cheaper or less powerful drills. You will burn them up one by one! I smoked two corded drills and almost burnt out my 18 volt ridged cordless before breaking down and buying this one. It might be pricy, but it will get the job done. Variable speed will keep mud from flying everywhere when starting with more water in the pail then mud. All in all I have mixed at least 30 fifty pound bags of thinset and its still going strong. Made well and made to last. Buy a quality tool like this and only cry once, when it's time to pay for it. Not twice when a lesser quality one dies on you!
March 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by moises DeWALT 1/2 drill DW130
The DeWALT 1/2 DW130 is the best drill I have used.I use it for mixing concrete its smooth operation is great for this use its got strudy feel to it. Its great for drilling in wood because of its one finger F R triger. I would say overal its worht every doller one of the best tools Ive ever used.
June 9, 2006
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Silva Great Tool-Good Buy
I bought this drill for going through 4x4's and 6x6's. I put spade bits and auger bits on this and it plowed through it all. The only drawback is that it doesn't quite fit between studs on 16" centers even with a compact Hole-Saw attachment (and the rear handle was removed of-course). If going through studs is what you have planned, then get a Right-Angle Drill. But for all other items, this is a great drill with a good balance between torque and speed.
November 22, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DRILLMASTER EXCELLENT DRILL WITH ONE MINOR FLAW
NICELY BUIILT DRILL. POWERFUL AND LIGHT TO WORK WITH. THE ONLY FLAW ON THIS DIRLL IS THE REVERSE SWITCH. IT HAS THE TENDENCY THE BREAK OFF IF YOUR A LITTLE TO ROUGH WITH IT. OTHER THEN THAT GREAT DRILL. A TINY BIT PRICY FOR A HOMEOWNER BUT, REASONABLY PRICED FOR A CONTRACTOR.
May 29, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by WCSD fair
I've used many these over the years to mix a variety of materials and drill numerous holes (always someone else's drill and not my own) and bought a new one for myself recently. I've used mine for a couple weeks so far on a large mortar repair project and mixed about 20 bags of type-S in small amounts at a time.
Even with the 9-amp motor and the low speed I can feel the motor lugging, even with mortar mixed really thin, and I know straining the motor will end up burning up the brushes in the motor. For the price I paid I'd be much happier with even just 1amp. I don't remember the older models lugging as much as mine does, maybe I got a bad one?
Also I liked the older models that had the rocker switch between forward and reverse for drilling through studs and plates, but this one has a single switch and the toggle above it that I like less. Also the chuck key doesn't fit the very well and slips when i open or close it, which isn't good for either.
It works well for now, but had I known I probably would have bought a used older model that I liked for less.
March 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SA200 this is not an ac/dc drill
very good drill but it is not ac/dc as it says on this page.
March 1, 2014