My Rating for the Porter Cable PCCK600LB is Stars
Detailed Review of the Porter Cable PCCK600LB 20 volt cordless drill
Power Grade: Below Average
The Porter Cable PCCK600LB has a power rating of 330 uwo. The average power rating of 20 volt cordless drills is 380 uwo. The power of a cordless drill is measured by torque (inch-pounds). Torque is the measurement of the twisting force the drill applies when started. Power in DeWalt cordless drills is measured in unit watts out(uwo) which measures torque at different drill speeds.If more power in a cordless impact driver is what you are looking for, you may be interested in the Bosch DDS180-02 18 Volt Li-Ion Cordless Drill. It has a power rating of 600 in/lbs.
Speed: Very Good
The Porter Cable PCCK600LB has a top speed of 1600 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 20 volt cordless drills is around 1525 rpm.
Battery Run Time: Below Average
The battery run time is 1.5 amp hours. The average for 20 volt cordless drills is 1.6 amp hours. The ampere-hour rating (Ah) gives you an idea of how long your battery will last between charges. A 3Ah will last 3 times longer than a 1Ah battery.
Battery type and quantity: Average
The Porter Cable PCCK600LB comes with 2 Lithium Ion batteries. Most newer cordless drills have 2 Lithium batteries included. Lithium are lighter , can hold a charge longer, and are more environmentally friendly than older NiCd batteries.
The Porter Cable PCCK600LB comes with a 1 hour charger. The best chargers offer less than 1 hour charging and a maintenance mode that can extend the life of the battery.
Price Range: $100-200
Prices may have changed since this review was done. Always check the most recent and best price for the Porter Cable PCCK600LB cordless drill from multiple stores.
Tool Weight: Very Light
The Porter Cable PCCK600LB weighs 3.5 lbs. The average 20V cordless drill weighs about 4.0 lbs. Tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward positions.
Porter Cable PCCK600LB Cordless Drill Strengths
- Good speed
- Light weight and compact design
- Lower end of price range
Porter Cable PCCK600LB Cordless Drill Weaknesses
- Short run time
- Lower than average power
Some other features of the Porter Cable PCCK600LB include:
- Battery gauge
- Metal ratcheting chuck
- LED work light
Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 10/31/14.