This tool is a decent solution for those who like to save money by doing domestic maintenance on their own. Being capable of working with plastics, wood, and thin metals, this drill is powerful enough to deal with the majority of non-professional household repairs. However, the inadequately low battery capacity is a noticeable downside of this cordless drill.
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Pro Good value for money, for domestic projects
For a drill with this price tag, this cordless drill is powerful enough to deal with almost any domestic DIY projects that involve fixing and assembling. Additionally, it comes with a couple of useful extra features, such as LED lights and the hammer drill mode.
Pro Good for medium-sized DIY jobs
This power tool is suitable for drilling plastics, drywall, hardwood, softwood, and even some metals. However, you must be careful while working with unusually small and large drill bits. It's also an entirely capable screwdriver, especially for woodworking applications.
Pro Decent factory warranty
Dewalt includes a three-year limited warranty on both the tool and the battery. It covers all the mechanical parts of the drill. The manufacturer also grants a free one-year service warranty.
Con Battery capacity is low
The 1.3 Ah batteries of this cordless drill seem to have the inadequately low capacity. On a single charge, this battery will give you around 5 minutes of full-power runtime, which is not enough for professional use. Competitors like Makita and Hitachi have batteries with twice this capacity.
Con Large and bulky
This tool is massive (almost 10" long and 7 lbs heavy). Due to the large form factor, it would be complicated to use it right under ceilings or in tight corners. The overly large weight might also cause you some muscle fatigue if the tool is used extensively.
Con Not suitable for working concrete
Since this cordless drill lacks a hammer-drill mode, it isn't suitable for drilling concrete.