Lots of good reviews from Home Depot
DeWALT 18-Volt 1/2-Inch Cordless Drill/Driver
Shipping Options: $5 Standard OR $9 Two-Day OR $12 One-Day
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Wednesday, May 28 to Thursday, May 29) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned
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Lots of great reviews (4.6 out of 5.0) over at lowes.com*
Very good reviews (4.5 out of 5.0) over at acehardware.com
*please note model shown at lowes includes a case
NiCad batteries? Are you kidding me?
4.7/5 stars with 2,487 ratings on Amazon, and they have it for $89.00 shipped (Prime eligible).
Does it say that somewhere? I assume you’re right because if they were Li they’d say that prominently, right? also, this will ship to all 50 states so no Lithium batteries.
It says it on Amazon, at least.
Yep, I looked again and it’s in the specs. Nevermind!
Yes, they are NiCad batteries, but I’ve used mine for around 3 years and they still hold a more than sufficient charge. At this price, it’s just about worth buying just for the batteries and spare charger. FWIW, I have the drill as well as a matching driver, and I really like it. It’s got a lot of power to drill through anything I throw at it.
This is worth every penny. As a DIYer I use my DeWalt’s a lot. I’ve put them through the ringer. I’ve built two kitchens now, and gone through thousands of screws. My Dewalt works great.
I’ve got some contractor friends that have these too. They won’t go to anything else. You won’t find a better drill for this price.
The batteries hold up well as long as you take care of them. Some tips:
Never store them full charged. Never charge them if they’re warm – let them cool down first. Don’t leave them on the charger all the time and don’t take them off of the charger until they’re charged.
So, I have a question about the warranty. Is it just the one year? Because on Amazon, they list a one-year free service contract, and a three-year limited warranty.
This is one of the very best names in tools! Not too long ago, I would have done backflips trying to buy this tool at this price and I’m almost tempted to buy it today. After all, you get two batteries with it. Unfortunately, a cordless tool is only as good as the battery that powers it…even if the name is DeWalt.
So, you may say that this tool is factory reconditioned, so the battery must also be reconditioned. Don’t be so sure about that! Unless the battery was returned damaged, you’re getting the same battery that this tool was originally packed with. How do I know? Because I asked the mods at least half a dozen times during other reconditioned tool sales with NiCad batteries…"Is the battery new? I never got an answer to my question! Moreover, I’ve watched others ask the same question…and an answer NEVER came. Therefore, we are left to assume that the batteries are not new.
It says you get 2 NiCad batteries. Just read it carefully. By the way, it does not say that the batteries are new or reconditioned.
According to DeWalt, you SHOULD leave the battery in the charger for an extended length of time (when you have the time) because this is a VERY smart charger that will not over charge the battery and will even do a cell balancing charge to increase the life and overall health of the battery.
On the other hand, these are the SMALL cell 18v batteries.
Smaller cells - less total Amp/Hr
output (when compared to the large and more standard 18v batteries…)
Still a super deal that I already took advantage of. Highly Recommended!
I’d also jump on this if I didn’t have my trusty Makita.
(Well, i didn’t see the part about this coming with used battery. So that’s not so good.)
I have the much larger Dewalt with the enormous battery packs, and bought this as a backup when a local store had it at the same price for this kit as a single replacement battery for my larger drill.
I too was cautious because of the battery type, and I don’t understand fully how they do it, but the charge lasts well.
It’s not a hammer drill. You’re not going to be driving decking screws for 4 hours on one charge, but having said that, I built a 12x6’ Hen house and fully roofed run with mine using exterior screws to frame the whole thing, and it handled it flawlessly.
Honestly I’ve given up using my larger one as it’s just so damn heavy.
I think if the price is good with you, you’ll be pleasantly surprised here.
I too leave mine charging (I already had a spare charger for the same type) and two years down the road, they’re still effectively obtaining the same run time.
Rockwell has since caught my attention because of their battery replacements for life, so I may go that route when these eventually die on me, but so far so good.
I personally just spent $99 on 2 of these same batteries for my older Dewalt tools. I am thinking about buying this for the batteries alone. The drill would be a bonus
i own a couple of the older models without the built in light and used them commercially. they have held up very well but the battery’s are starting to get weak .after like 5 plus years I think there allowed.
I just order one set. but did think about ordering 2 . one of my units was a recond. unit its held up just as well as the brand new one. this price is very hard to pass up .replacement battery’s are $99.00 for a 2 pack new . the old unit’s came with plastic storage cases that I have never use. i just keep the drill on a shelf or in my 5 gallon tool bucket and tote it in and out of the job site. my tools do get used daily and abused .this drill if make like those i own without a built in light will do most of you just fine.
Now THIS would have been something to include in the bags of crap…instead of the stupid light switches and cleaning supplies.