Skil 2364-02 7.2 Volt Cordless Drill

My Rating for the Skil 2364-02 is 3 StarsSkil 2364-02

Review Summary: The Skil 2364-02 7.2 Volt Cordless Drill is a low priced, powerful little drill for smaller hard to reach jobs.


Detailed Review of the Skil 2364-02 7.2 volt cordless drill

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Power Grade: Above Average

The Skil 2364-02 has a power rating of 105 in/lbs. The average power rating of 7.2 volt cordless drills is 104 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: Below Average

The Skil 2364-02 has a top speed of 720 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 7.2 volt cordless drills is around 796 rpm. If you are interested in a cordless drill with more speed for drilling clean holes, check out the DeWalt DC750KA. It has a top speed of 1100 rpm. You can learn more by reading my complete review of the DeWalt DC750KA 9.6-Volt Cordless Drill.

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Battery Run Time: Below Average

The battery run time is 1.0 amp hours. The average for 7.2 volt cordless drills is 1.1 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 2364-02 comes with 1 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. A cordless drill with a better battery system is the Makita DF010DSE. You can read my complete review of the Makita DF010DSE 7.2 Volt Cordless Drill.

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Charger: Poor

The Skil 2364-02 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 2364-02 cordless drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Lighter

The Skil 2364-02 weighs 2.5 lbs. The average 7.2V cordless drill weighs about 2.6 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 2364-02 Cordless Drill Strengths

  1. Light weight and compact size
  2. Lithium Ion Battery
  3. 7+1 Clutch settings
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Skil 2364-02 Cordless Drill Weaknesses

  1. Can't replace battery
  2. Not variable speed

Some other features of the Skil 2364-02 include:

  • 3-jawed chuck
  • ¼" Keyless chuck
  • LED Direction Indicator

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 1/7/12.

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