I prefer DeWalt.
+++ THE PROS +++
[+ UTILIZES LI-ION TECH]: Li-Ion offers more power in a smaller/lighter package, vs. NiCad and NiMH.
[+ LED GUIDE LIGHT]: Positioned above the trigger. Turns on when you pull the trigger and auto-off after 20-seconds of non-use
[+ 2-SPEED MOTOR]: High speed (up to 2,000rpm) for drilling, Low/Variable speed (up to 600rpm) with clutch for driving
[+ LIGHT WEIGHT]: The 1.5A batteries weigh 12oz each. With battery inserted the total drill weight is 3.5lbs
[+ 2 X 1.5A BATTERIES]: With each 1.5A battery capable of providing several hours of runtime, you're not actually giving up much runtime at all to have a lighter drill (vs. having a single 3.0A battery). That, in combination with the quick-charger being able to charge a battery faster than it takes to drain one...You could actually keep working with the drill on-stop, perpetually.
[+ DUAL VOLTAGE QUICK CHARGER]: Charges a battery in 30min and if you happen to also use Dewalts' 12V MAX line, this charger will charge those batteries as well.
[+ INCLUDES HEAVY-DUTY CARRY CASE]: With the included belt-clip, the drill could just as easily be a part of your tool belt or be in your tool box/chest. But if you like having a place for everything and everything in its' place, then the included case keeps your 20v kit together nicely and should be strong enough for the job site
--- THE CONS ---
[ - ACTUALLY 18V SYSTEM]: At full charge and checked with no load, you get the 20V reading. The actual in-use voltage is 18V. But so as to not confuse this new line with their other 18V lines that don't use Li-Ion, Dewalt calls these the 20V "MAX" system. So you'll need to remove the voltage difference, when doing comparison shopping, to other 18V systems.
· 7 years ago