Archives: Drill/Driver

DEWALT 20V MAX 1/2″ Hammer Drill/Driver Review

DEWALT 20V MAX 1/2″ Hammer Drill/Driver – Model DCD805 DEWALT released it’s new line of 20V Max Drill/Drivers the DCD800 and DCD805.  We got our hands on the latter, the DCD805 1/2″ Hammer Drill Driver, and put it through the paces for a detailed review. The most significant upgrades to DEWALT’s Drill/Drivers are in the […]

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Ridgid Subcompact Right Angle Drill Review

RIDGID Subcompact Cordless Right Angle Drill – Model R87701B The Ridgid line of subcompact tools has really impressed us here at Tool Box Buzz. From their brushless impacts drivers,  neat multi-material cut-off saw, and now to the Ridgid Subcompact Right Angle Drill. We don’t use a right-angle drill all the time, but it’s the tool […]

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DeWALT 5-in-1 Interchangeable Chuck Drill/Driver

DeWALT DCD703F1 XTREME 12V MAX  5-in-1 Drill/Driver Review Last year we published our Head-to-Head on multi-head drill/ drivers. The multi-head driver-category has been around a long time, or at least there has been one multi-head compact cordless drill around for a long time and that’s the Festool CXS. As best we can tell the first […]

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Makita 18V 1/2″ Hammer Driver‑Drill

Makita 18V LXT Brushless Cordless 1/2″ Hammer Driver‑Drill Review – Model XPH14 Is more torque really required? Well, sometimes, everything is dependent on your application. Makita recently released the Makita high-torque hammer drill XPH14, a new and improved high-torque hammer drill. This hammer drill has a 2-speed brushless motor with a 1/2 keyless chuck. The Makita […]

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DEWALT 12V Screwdriver – 10 Year Look-Back Review

DEWALT 12Volt 1/4″ Screwdriver DCF610 A 10-year Look-back Review Back in February 2011, we tested this DEWALT 12V Screwdriver Kit (DCF610S2) When we tested it we were impressed with its size to power ratio. We felt that although it looks like a toy, it was designed and built with contractors in mind. The screwdriver is compact […]

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DEWALT 20V ½” Hammer Drill/Driver and ¼” Impact Driver Review

DEWALT 20V Hammer Drill/Driver & Combo Kit Review (Model DCK299D1W1) When Lowe’s recently asked us to test out DEWALT’s 20V Hammer Drill/Driver & Combo Kit (Model DCK299D1W1), we were excited to put them through the paces on the job site.  As all professionals can attest to, the hammer drill/driver and impact driver are at the […]

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DEWALT DCD999B Hammer Drill and Driver Review

DEWALT DCD999B Hammer Drill and Driver Review A hammer drill (AKA percussion or impact drill) is an essential tool for drilling into hardened materials such as concrete, brick, or stone.  It is also a tool rich in history. Versions of the hammer drill were used as far back as the 3rd century by the Han […]

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Festool T18+3 E Cordless Drill

Festool T18+3 Easy Drill Review Drill drivers are an important tool in the modern carpenter/craftsperson toolbox. As a result, the Festool Festool T18+3 E cordless drill kit came out, I was very interested to put it through its paces. Festool owns a brand reputation for high-end quality and performance and I wondered how this basic […]

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Kobalt XTR 24 Volt Max Cordless Drills Review

Kobalt XTR 24 Volt Max Cordless Drills Review Kobalt has expanded their venerable 24 Volt Max line of tools with the new XTR series that takes advantage of new and more powerful battery packs. To see the capabilities of the XTR batteries, Kobalt sent me two of their new flagship cordless drills for review. The […]

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DEWALT Power Detect Hammer Drill/Drill Driver Review

DEWALT DCD998W1 20V  XR 1/2 IN. Brushless Hammer Drill Drill / Driver With Power Detect     The first drill I bought was a combo kit of a cordless DeWalt impact driver and drill driver. Both are brushed and I still use them today, they’re workhorses. The impact driver is my day to day impact driver. […]

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