Rob’s question got me thinking. We’ve reviewed and discussed so many drill/drivers that somehow this one never make it to the site, even though both Sean and I see it as a great bargain — when it’s on sale, which it’s not right now.
I picked up one of these a while back when my previous (really cheap) drill/driver gave up the ghost. I was on an extremely tight budget, so I did some serious shopping, which lead to our “Selecting Your Next Cordless Drill” post, and sort of the beginning of Toolmonger. (I know, I know — that post needs an update, and I promise one before Christmas, ok?)
Anyway, after looking at zillions of drill/drivers, I ended up picking up the Craftsman because it offered a lot more torque than most of the units in its price range — did I mention I paid $99 for it? — which sort of overcame the poor waranty issues.
We should probably do a full-on “hands-on” with this, because we’ve had our hands on it in the shop for months and months, but in short: it’s a pretty decent drill/driver, and it’s a great drill/driver for $99 on sale. The light’s pretty darn handy, too.
If you’re looking for a drill/driver in the $100 range, and you’ve got some time, keep your eyes on Sears. They’ll put it back on sale again soon.