Skil 2250 14 Volt Cordless Drill

My Rating for the Skil 2250 is 2.5 StarsSkil 2250 14 volt cordless drill

Review Summary: Even though this drill is really low priced, its lack of an extra battery and very slow charger keeps it from a higher rating.


Detailed Review of the Skil 2250 14 volt cordless drill

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Power Grade: Below Average

The Skil 2250 has a power rating of 150 in/lbs. The average power rating of 14 volt cordless drills is 315 in/lbs. 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.

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Speed: Below Average

The Skil 2250 has a top speed of 700 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 14 volt cordless drills is around 1385 rpm. A better higher speed drill would be the DeWalt 730ka.

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Battery Run Time: Below Average

The battery run time is 1.2 amp hours. The average for 14 volt cordless drills is 2.0 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.

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Battery type and quantity: Below Average

The Skil 2250 comes with 1 NiCd 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.

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Charger: Poor

The Skil 2250 comes with a 3 hour charger. The best chargers offer less than 1 hour charging and a maintenance mode that can extend the life of the battery.

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Price Range: Under $100

Prices may have changed since this review was done. Always check the most recent and best price for the Skil 2250 cordless drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Heavy

The Skil 2250 weighs 5.7 lbs. The average 14V cordless drill weighs about 4.8 lbs. Tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward positions. If you want a good cordless drill that weighs less, you may be interested in the Bosch 34614. It weighs only 4.4 lbs. You can read my complete review of the Bosch 34614 14 Volt Cordless Drill.

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Skil 2250 Cordless Drill Strengths

  1. Low priced
  2. Soft Mid-Handle Grip
  3. Tool bit storage
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Skil 2250 Cordless Drill Weaknesses

  1. No power or speed
  2. Only 1 battery with a 3 hour charger

Some other features of the Skil 2250 include:

  • 3/8" Keyless chuck
  • On-Tool bit storage
  • Carrying Bag

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 11/22/2011.

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