The do-it-all portable drill that helped to define a market segment! For those big holes saws and auger bitsâ€¦ no problem! For drilling 3/4″ holes in concrete blockâ€¦ no problem! For driving in 1/4″ lag boltsâ€¦ no problem! For taking the lug nuts off your 18-wheelerâ€¦ OK, well it can’t do everything. The DeWalt DW988KA Heavy-Duty XRP 1/2″ 18V Hammerdrill / Drill / Driver is the tool for nearly any job. This drill comes with a high-torque motor, three-speed manual transmission, hammer drill setting, and a nifty removable side handle that can be added to the front and rotated 360 degrees to ensure you always have a comfortable grip and maintain control.
The Ridgid R842301 18-Volt lithium-ion impact driver has 1450 in-lbs of torque and delivers 3,100 impacts per minute. Bit changes are a snap with the 1/4 in. Hex Quick Coupler. The Ridgid R842301 18-Volt Lithium-Ion impact Driver packs quite a punch for its size. With 1450 in-lbs of torque (quite good among the competition) and 3,100 impacts per minute, this driver can get the toughest jobs done.
The Ridgid R86014 Drill/Driver is a great combination of quality and features. From its very solid construction to the automatic transmission, this drill is a sure performer. What’s more, the lithium-ion batteries reform this tool into something new, stronger, and better than its NiCd predecessors.
We took the Makita 6347DWDE Cordless Drill to task and discovered that Makita has some serious power in this 18V tool. The 6347DWDE provides ample torque and its easy to use and ergonomic torque control means that contractors and handymen will both appreciate the ease of use this tool offers. User-accessible brush replacement and Ni-MH batteries also indicate a tool that will last for years and years – even under extreme stress.
The Craftsman 4.8 Volt Pistol Screwdriver is a handyman’s (or handywoman’s) “go-to” tool. This rechargeable pistol grip screwdriver is perfect for those around the house jobs for which the big boy tools are simply too darn cumbersome. We tested out this pistol grip screwdriver in a variety of jobs and found it to be long lasting and perfect for most basic projects, provided you didn’t expect much torque or require the finesse of a variable speed drill.