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5.5-Amp 3/8 in. Variable Speed Drill/Driver
  • Skil
  • Model # 6239-01
  • Internet # 205463659

5.5-Amp 3/8 in. Variable Speed Drill/Driver

$27.80 /each

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Model # 6238-02

Internet # 202691007

3/8 in. Corded Drill

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Model # 6238-02

Internet # 202691007

The Skil 6238-02 4.5 Amp 3/8 in. Variable Speed Drill features a powerful 4.5Amp motor. Mid-Grip Design for balance and control. Keyless Chuck for fast, easy bit changes. 2-Finger Variable Speed Trigger to easily go from low to high speeds.

  • 4.5 Amp motor for general purpose drilling
  • 3/8 in. Keyless chuck
  • 120 Volt
  • Includes: 6238 3/8 in. Corded drill and carrying bag

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Product Depth (in.) 
9 in 
Product Height (in.) 
2.5 in 
Product Width (in.) 
9.5 in 
Amperage (amps) 
Case Included 
Chuck Size 
3/8 In. 
Chuck Type 
Clamshell/Jam pot 
Color Family 
Cord Length (ft.) 
Corded Tool Type 
Cordless/ Corded 
Drill/ Driver Type 
Screwdriver Drill 
Forward/reverse switch 
Forward switch and reverse switch 
Maximum Speed (rpm) 
Power Tool Product Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
3.2 lb 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Variable Speed 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
1-UL Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 Year 


Cordless/ Corded: Corded
Brand: Skil
Review Rating: 2 & Up
Chuck Type: Keyless
Chuck Size: 3/8 In.
Variable Speed: Yes
Maximum Speed (rpm): 2600
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Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 8 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Lasted a week Burnt out in under a week dont think i qas too rough on it but the brushes melted to the brush guides must have a low duty cycle. if you are doing easy light work this is your drill December 5, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Makes nice rebar My 6250 drill was just used for putting in screws in plywood. NOW I can no longer adjust it to fit any drills or screw tips since it locked up. So next I will be using it as rebar when I mix up some concrete. DO NOT BUY THIS TRASH September 15, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by power cord It looks like this is an updated version of the Skil 6230-01, with the exact same features and 4.5 amp motor.  So, I'll give my review of the 6230-01 and others can decide if the zebra has changed its stripes or not.   I bought the 6230-01 several years ago but use it very infrequently.  It looks new and I've kept it in the box in a heated room (not a garage).  The 4.5 amp motor is powerful and useful, but the trigger is pretty much full speed or nothing.  It takes a lot of effort to trigger to slow speeds and is almost impossible to adjust for finer work or using the drill as a screw driver.  Finally, about a year ago the drill stopped working, and I found that I had to bend the power cord a specific way in order for the drill to work at all.  For a rarely used and carefully stored drill this is unacceptable.  I don't know about their other tools, but I'll try to avoid them given my experience. December 29, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Probably over working it I'm involved in a huge restoration project of a 1967 Mustang GT Coupe. I have to remove 46 years of rust, dirt and road grime from under and inside this car. This drill was purchased to replace two other electric drills I have either broken or worn out using them to rotory steel brush the metal of this car. My only complaint with this drill is I wish it had a trigger lock button. May 7, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Low Cost - Good Quality Bought as a replacement for another 3/8' corded drill that is on it's last legs. Used for sanding wooden bowls on the lathe. So far it has preformed as expected. September 29, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nice drill Bought this to replace 2 others about 20 years old. Seems well made, variable speed small as I could find in a corded quarter inch drill. Have not used it a lot yet but look forward to it. I am a big fan of Home Depot and I live dangerously close to one !!!! T Smith , Nashville,Tennessee January 22, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Rattle in handle Bought from H.D.online, returning due to rattle in handle. October 2, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quality product. This is a great tool at a great price. Unexpected quality in a tool this inexpensive. May 14, 2011
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