|Review by mbs||posted 12-15-2012 08:14 PM||3781 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This drill was on sale for around $90 several months ago and it offered free lifetime replacement batteries which caught my interest. It didn’t come with a regular chuck – just accepts the 1/4” hex tools. I bought a regular chuck that fits in the hex end but it doesn’t have a keyless chuck.
I don’t have the need for anything more than 12v. so the power is enough for me. I can’t really tell the difference between the different settings other than the speed.
I’ve changed the rating several times between 3 and 4 while writing the review. The reason I didn’t give a higher rating is because there is a lot of runout at the tip of the tool, it’s not real smooth at low speeds, and I think there are better tools for the money now. I believe this tool is $130 now. And when I compare it to a festool drill or an older porter-cable it just isn’t the same quality (but the 3Rill is cheaper too).
Below is what the manufacturer says about the tool:
Introducing the 3RILL™ from Rockwell, a cordless drill that does it all AND it comes with a LIFETIME REPLACEMENT BATTERY program. The 3RILL™ is an impact driver, two-speed drill, and screwdriver—three awesome tools in one! Never before has a tool of this size been able to cover such a wide range of drilling and driving applications. In impact mode, the 3RILL™ pounds out 800 inch pounds of torque driving force. When used as a drill, the driving speed tops out at 2,200 RPM. The 1/4” quick-change hex chuck makes changing from drilling to driving bits a snap. In screwdriver mode, the clutch can be set as low as 3 inch pounds of torque. This means the 3RILL™ can drive even the smallest, most delicate brass screws without damage, and then instantly change and drive a huge lag bolt without a problem.
The 3RILL™ weighs less than three pounds and is well balanced, allowing the user to perform all applications comfortably. This TORQUE ON DEMAND Li-Ion 12 volt all-in-one drill and drive machine will lead the pack with its efficient design and performance. Charging time is only 15 minutes for a 75% charge and 30 minutes for a 100% charge, so downtime is virtually eliminated. Includes: 3RILL™, two 12V Li-Ion Batteries, Charger, Carry Case, Assorted selection of drills and driver bits and LIFETIME REPLACEMENT BATTERY program.
Screwdriver Mode: 0-600 RPM
Drill Mode Lo: 0-600 RPM
Drill Mode Hi: 0-2,200 RPM
Impact Driver Mode: 0-2,200 RPM
Screwdriver Mode: 22 Clutch Settings
Impact Rate: 0-3,000 BPM
Chuck Size: 1/4” Hex
Max Torque: 800 in-lbs (Impact Mode)
Charging time: 30 Minutes
Weight: 2.7 lbs.
-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.