Rated 4.0 out of 5 by 18
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bamadog Great Drill
Popular mechanics magazine liked this drill best, except that it has no lock-on button. I didn't want a lock-on button, because as a left handed user, on my old drill I replaced, I was accidentally locking it on when I didn't want to. Drilling into a tree stump once, my old drill bound up, causing me to lock on the drill. It twisted my wrist around and hurt it. Left handers beware of any drill which has a lock-on switch.
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AGFenn Good drill
Heavy duty piece of equipment that has done all that has been required.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by f0neguy Just what I was looking for
After picking up my cordless drill and finding the batteries to be dead yet again I decided to pick up a corded drill. This Dewalt drill is a very nice tool. Plenty of power with an all steel keyless chuck. I just use a drill around home occasionally but when I need it, I don't want to wait for batteries to charge. I'm very happy with this drill and highly recommend it.
February 11, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by dreamtraveller Doesn't Drill Straight
I purchased this drill a bit over a year ago, when it was still available for in-store purchase. I've only used it briefly a couple of times since I bought it, until recently. I am building a small shed base out of 2 x 6 lumber, and have to drill pilot holes for lag bolts. The drill is off-center and wobbles. (The drill bit does not spin in a straight line as it should; it spins in a wobbling orbit.) For the small amount of use this drill has seen, I have to conclude that it is very poorly made. A drill which does not drill straight holes is a very poor value, thus the rating I gave it.
I have also noted that this drill accumulates heat very quickly. The keyless chuck does not stay secured.
August 20, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BelwoodBob It's ok, but, .......
This drill has plenty of power, easy to grip. Can get heavy in the hand if there is a lot of drilling to do.
For big jobs, it heats up quickly, becomes hot to hold.
The trigger is sensitive, if you are using a driver bit, be careful as it will push too deep. Trigger also develops dead spots. The chuck sometimes sticks/jams, especially when using spade bits. Have had to use a vice grip on either side to release. For $60 it's ok, but don't go into business with it!
November 10, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Monty Reliable workhorse
I am on my second drill of this type, the first having been stolen, and it has proved useful and reliable. I have two reservations, however.
The designers believe that it requires two fingers to operate the switch, which is clearly not the case as it is quite sensitive. This leaves enough space on the handle for a third finger and a pinky to hold the drill, a challenge for my geriatric hand. Grasping the drill in awkward positions usually results in the drill starting up as I involuntarily grasp the switch.
This shortcoming highlights the frequent need for two-handed operation, particularly for wire brushing, etc, but the nose has neither handle nor space to grip without covering the cooling vent or getting friction burns from the chuck.
December 4, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Skip Not as good as the older model.
I purchased this drill as a back up for my 8 year old DW106 (I changed the brushes twice so I figured it was on its last leg). It has 2 more amps than my older model and you definitely feel the power difference although not as much as I would think. The main difference seems to be quality. My older model was made in the USA and this one China (the first one I bought was DOA so I exchanged it for another one). My older model runs smoother with less vibration and noise. This model also does not have a lock on button like my older one has so if you're using it with a wheel like I am its hard on your fingers. Don't understand why they omitted this feature. I give my older model 5 stars and this one 3. Otherwise this drill is just ok.
March 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MIke Great Corded Drill
This is a great corded drill to have around. Plenty of power and good trigger (speed) control. If you need power and are on a budget (those 18V cordless drills are really expensive, not to mention when the batteries stop holding a charge), this is a great choice. It doesn't have a clutch like most cordless drills do, but a little practice on the trigger and its just fine. I really like having this around to supplement my inexpensive 14V cordless.
This thing costs less than a replacement battery for one of those big cordless drills. Definitely a better value for me. If you really NEED power and portability you're going to have to spend the money, but if you can deal with an extension cord when you really need max power, this will work at a fraction of the price.
March 5, 2012