Rockwell RK2510K2 12 volt Cordless Drill

My Rating for the Rockwell RK2510K2 is 4.5 StarsRockwell RK2510K2

Review Summary: Although it is below average in speed and power, the Rockwell RK2510K2 12 volt drill rocks with the free battery replacement guarantee for the life of the tool.

 

Detailed Review of the Rockwell RK2510K2 12 volt cordless drill

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Power Grade: Below Average

The Rockwell RK2510K2 has a power rating of 210 in/lbs. The average power rating of 12 volt cordless drills is 230 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. Power in DeWalt cordless drills is measured in unit watts out(uwo) which measures torque at different drill speeds. If you are interested in a cordless drill with more power, check out the Bosch PS31-2A. It has a maximum torque of 265 in/lbs. You can learn more by reading my complete review of the Bosch PS31-2A 12 volt Cordless Drill.

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Speed: Below Average

The Rockwell RK2510K2 has a top speed of 1300 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 12 volt cordless drills is around 1400 rpm. If you are interested in a cordless drill with more speed for drilling clean holes, check out the DeWalt DCD710S2. It has a top speed of 1500 rpm. You can learn more by reading my complete review of the DeWalt DCD710S2 12 volt Cordless Drill.

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Battery Run Time: Average

The battery run time is 1.3 amp hours. The average for 12 volt cordless drills is 1.3 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: Average

The Rockwell RK2510K2 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.

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Charger: Very Good

The Rockwell RK2510K2 comes with a 30 Minute 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: $100-200

Prices may have changed since this review was done. Always check the most recent and best price for the Rockwell RK2510K2 cordless drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Lighter

The Rockwell RK2510K2 weighs 2.3 lbs. The average 12V cordless drill weighs about 2.4 lbs. Tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward positions.

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Rockwell RK2510K2 Cordless Drill Strengths

  1. Free Replacement Batteries For Life
  2. LED light
  3. Lithium Ion Batteries
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Rockwell RK2510K2 Cordless Drill Weaknesses

  1. Trigger is not very sensitive
  2. Not as solidly built as other drills

Some other features of the Rockwell RK2510K2 include:

  • Electric Brake
  • Tool Case
  • Double End Bit

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 12/4/11.

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