on January 21, 2015
I researched cordless screwdrivers on the Consumer Reports website and the only complaint they had was about the duration of the charge. Even then it wasn't much of a complaint but rather that other models lasted longer. In every other way this screwdriver ranked as high as others.
The deal-maker here was the price. Similarly rated makes and models were far more expensive and Amazon had the best price.
So how much of a problem is the lesser charge duration? None. I got this for Christmas (I picked it and my wife bought it for me) and charged up both batteries. I used it for the first time yesterday (Jan 21) and it performed perfectly. Mind you, I'm only doing handyman type stuff around the house so a dry-waller might give a different appraisal of the battery. For me, it couldn't have performed better. It was ready to go when I needed it and it got the job done.
This drill has very good torque. Was driving screws into plywood flooring with no difficulty whatsoever. First time I changed the oil in my car in under ten minutes. New cars now have plastic guards with about 15 screws holding it in place, this thing made these kind of jobs an absolute breeze. Love this tool, I may just take this to bed and cuddle it.Sorry to my wife but I have a new love in my life.
on August 19, 2012
I've been buying cordless drivers for the past ten years trying to find one that has good torque and a battery that lasts. Well, I should have looked at the DeWalt sooner because I feel that I've wasted time and money on inferior ones. After receiving it from Amazon, I built a rabbit hutch and used it for a few fairly demanding maintenance jobs around the house. All I can say is WOW! I'll never need another one....
on June 4, 2013
This is a great powered screwdriver. It may be a little big for some , but it fits perfect in my hand It offers a great amount of torque for such a small driver. One issue I have , and this is every driver it seems on the planet, is it comes with a Philips #2 and a Flat Head bit. Being from Canada where flat heads are few and far between, a Robertson would have been a much better choice :)