|The Craftsman 315116400 drill has been specifically designed for household repairs. The keyless chuck of this Craftsman Cordless Drill easily accepts bits and also allows you to change the bits quickly. The forward-reverse selector of this power drill lets you screw or unscrew the objects with ease. The variable speed trigger of this Craftsman Cordless Drill enables you to alter the force as per the material you are working on. The on board bit storage provided by this power drill keeps the attachments handy. The cordless Craftsman 315116400 drill lets you work freely without tangling you in wires.|
|Drill Speed||650 RPM|
|Chuck Size||0.375 in.|
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of customers recommend this product
Craftsman 315.115400, 19.2V, 3/8" Cordless Drill/Driver. This was a brand new gift for me and has been used for over five (5) years with good service. While I won't call this a commercial grade unit and because the current battery technology has surpassed this drill/driver - it definitely has been dependable for around the house needs. There are months when I have left the battery in the shed (without being charged) and it has provided service to hang pictures, drill holes, and provide decent homeowner service needs.
The overall unit was purchased as a gift and it included the drill/driver, battery and battery charger. I don't use the drill/driver every day and I don't need the additional battery pack to keep one on charge while I'm working. The unit is a single speed, with variable speed trigger - so it doesn't have a "high/low gearing system" that will rip 4" holes into concrete.
It's not a hammer drill, but the torque required for drilling into wood and tile is enough to make it a worthy competitor. It's getting heavy because of today's newer battery technology, but it's still a dependable and usable unit. Depending on the price, I would suggest that you consider it for household chores and small projects.
If I was going to purchase a used one, I would make sure that the battery had a enough life to perform. A new battery is about $39.99 (1/4/2013) for a replacement. That price should be considered in the cost of purchasing a new drill/driver.
This cordless drill will soon be out-moded in many ways and I am sure will also soon be out of production. It uses the old NiCad battery instead of the current standard of Lithium (with all its known benefits). Furthermore, it is not an impact driver which to me, has become more important. Overall, it is an inexpensive (I have seen new ones on sale for around $40) general purpose drill of adequate utility.