Though compact in size and low in weight (less than 9" long and tipping the scales at 4 lbs or less), these drills feature 1/2" chucks for big bits and brawny motors that power large spade and Forstner bits through hardwoods. For delicate jobs, such as driving brass hinge screws, multi-position clutches help you tame the twist. If you have a full list of DIY projects around the house in addition to wood-shop projects, you’ll find these drills serve as a one-tool-does-it-all solution for jobs from boring small pilot holes to erecting a new deck. So let’s drill into the testing and find out how they performed.
Featured in the Dec/Jan 2011/2012 issue of WOOD.
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