Cordless Drills: Easy to Handle

Reviewed by:
Rosemary Thornton
Need a powerful drill that doesn't have to be tethered to an electrical outlet? This 18-volt cordless drill has 550 in/lbs of torque and is powered by a two-piece rare-earth (neodymium) magnet.

It has a 1/2" keyless chuck, built-in LED worklight and 22-stage slip clutch. The clutch ring is aluminum. An ergonomic side grip and handle make the drill easy to handle.

It comes with two NiMH batteries, 30-minute charger and carrying case.

  • Hitachi DS18DMR 18-volt Cordless Drill is about $225 (August 2006).
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