Skil 2414-02 12 volt Cordless Drill

My Rating for the Skil 2414-02 is 4.75 StarsSkil 2414-02

Review Summary: The Skil 2414-02 12 volt lithium-ion cordless drill is a real surprise. It is 1 of the best drills in its class!


Detailed Review of the Skil 2414-02 12 volt cordless drill

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Power Grade: Above Average

The Skil 2414-02 has a power rating of 284 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.

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Speed: Above Average

The Skil 2414-02 has a top speed of 1500 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 12 volt cordless drills is around 1400 rpm.

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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 Skil 2414-02 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: Average

The Skil 2414-02 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.

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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 2414-02 cordless drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Lighter

The Skil 2414-02 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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Skil 2414-02 Cordless Drill Strengths

  1. Lightweight and fast
  2. Lithium Ion Batteries
  3. Compact size fits into tight places
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Skil 2414-02 Cordless Drill Weaknesses

  1. Uncomfortable trigger
  2. No LED light

Some other features of the Skil 2414-02 include:

  • Carrying Case
  • Double-Ended Bit
  • Battery Fuel Gauge

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 12/5/11.

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