|Review by lumberjoe||posted 06-05-2012 at 11:51 AM||3064 views||0 times favorited||23 comments|
If you only own one drill/driver in your entire life, this should be and could be the one. There is no better drill, in my opinion than the magnum. This drill will tear your arm off before it gives up, and has warning labels as such. These warnings should not be taken lightly. It is also possible to delicately drive screws without over torquing. The variable speed is extremely responsive and easy to control.
– Keyed Jacobs chuck. This is tough, has no discernible run-out like a good jacobs chuck should. Keyless chucks simply are not up to to the task this drill was designed for.
– Aluminum construction with magnesium alloy gear case, and a stacked construction to make many parts of the drill serviceable without taking the whole thing apart.
- Detachable cord – reversible – Variable speed controlled by the trigger. The trigger is also extra long making it easy to control.
Simply put this thing is a beast. Wood, metal, concrete – it doesn’t matter. Many examples of this drill are over 20 years old being heavily used in a construction/industrial setting and still kicking. This is nearly identical to the “old” models. How do I know? I have both.The “old” one is my dads that was used heavily in a machine shop for 24 years. It performs and sounds exactly as my 2 year old one does. I will never even consider another brand or type of drill. I use this a lot in wood and metal, as well as driving screws. It’s heavy but not unreasonably so. It is extremely nose heavy so one handed operation is not going to work – which is good because this should never be used with one hand.