First, this is a great drill. It is NOT a cheap, light, wimpy drill - there are plenty of those when you need them. This hammerdrill is heavy (eased by the mid-grip position), powerful and not very cheap.
Powerful drill. Provided that I use proper preparation and technique, this drill has been a blessing to use. I come from a world of cordless drills and this beats the pants off of those, even the other DeWalts.
Cons: (and they aren't a big deal).
This is a bare-bones kit - no bits or anything. The storage case is OK, but the buckles on the lid are kind of cheap.
This drill is huge - don't be surprised if it won't fit in a tight space.
The directional control is a tad too easy to touch by...
This Dewalt drill motor is a great tool. The midpoint handle gives balance to a somewhat heavy tool. Easy to use and the VSR trigger is smooth. There is no trigger lock.
The power cord is 8' long.
I should add that some owners have complained that this tool will not drill holes in concrete without burning up the bit! To those who say this, please note that the tool has 3 modes: 2 modes are for drilling wood metal etc. The 3rd mode is clearing marked Hammer. If the tool is not making a rapping noise, when drilling concrete, the mode is not set to HAMMER.
Read the Dewalt instructions! Don't apply too much pressure when drilling concrete. Keep the speed down; press enough to see dust rolling out of the hole; back bit a little to clear the hole, then return to drill. Do this and the bit will keep cool and last longer.
Not a tool that I need to use that often, but when you do, this has the power I wanted and the flexibility (grip adjustment) that made it easy. I was drilling holes in my concrete porch to attach new posts to hold up the roof. My old drill with standard masonry bits was taking 10 minutes or more per hold and a LOT of effort. This, with a carbide bit meant for a hammer drill, made each hole in about 5 seconds! One of the best purchases I ever made, even if I never use it again (but I'm sure I will).
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