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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 3 Jan. 2014
This review is from: DeWalt 18V XR Lithium-Ion 2-Speed Combi Drill with 1 x 4Ah Battery (DIY & Tools)
Where do I start?

The chuck seems as good a place as any. After a few years of improvement it seems that Stanley Black & Decker group are cost cutting again. The chuck on this drill is flimsy and doesn't tighten up properly. It comes loose when you use hammer action.

The clutch. Anything bigger than a 5mm HSS bit and the clutch slips in any torque setting. Cost cutting again.

The 4Ah battery. Longer lasting than the 3Ah? Not by a long shot. Bench tests in the workshop like for like showed that the 3Ah battery lasted almost twice as long. On top of that the 4Ah battery got so hot that I had two catch fire under normal trade use.

Cherger. 30 mins? You'll be lucky. Try 80 minutes!

On the plus side, it's well balanced and the case is rugged enough.

Oh, I worked for Stanley Black & Decker when I tested this tool out :)
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Showing 1-4 of 4 posts in this discussion
Initial post: 4 Feb 2014 18:44:07 GMT
Chris says:
Your final comment says it all really, you worked for the competition!

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2014 19:24:10 GMT
S. WOOD says:
Erm, no I didn't. Stanley Black & Decker OWN DeWalt. And Facom, and Bostitch, and MAC Tools, and many more.

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Jun 2014 08:24:58 BDT
straw panda says:
Yes you're right, it's all there on Wikipedia.

Posted on 10 Oct 2014 13:47:16 BDT
Atomspheres says:
And only you give it 2 stars out of 45 people.
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