DeWalt's Smart Take on the 12V Mini Drill-Driver Was Worth the Waitcomments (0) November 10th, 2010 in Blogs
Video Length: 2:24
DeWalt had time to perfect their 12v cordless drill design by not being first to market
The company may be a little late to the party, but DeWalt, the leader of the cordless drill-driver market, is rolling out its contribution to the widening herd of subcompact 12v Li-ion tools. The DeWalt 12v cordless drill-driver (DCF610S2; about $140) is a departure from the now-common look of tools from Bosch, Ridgid, Milwaukee, and Makita. DeWalt’s new 12v platform will also include a single-speed screwdriver, impact driver, impact wrench, and several inspection tools.
I took the new drill-driver for a spin, and I found three features that make this tool a standout:
• Battery configuration: Rather than orienting the three 3.6v Li-ion cells vertically and sliding the pack into the handle of the tool, DeWalt laid them horizontally. This results in a flat-bottomed tool that’s not top-heavy.
• Comfort: Because the battery pack is under the handle rather than inside it, DeWalt was also able to slim down the hand grip and tailor it for a noticeable improvement in comfort.
• One-handed chuck: Quicker bit changes mean less hassle and more productivity. DeWalt’s new chuck allows bits—even 1-in.-long versions—to be inserted without pulling back on the knurled collar.
posted in: Blogs, drills and drivers
Built on a bench and finished with stock moldings, these panels don’t lose any points for style read more
THE TOOL HOUND
MORE TOOL RATINGS AND REVIEWS
Research your next tool purchase with in-depth comparison reviews and ratings for more than 500 products. Visit the Tool Guide.