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Remember how we trashed the Dual Drill way back in May?  Looks like Consumer Reports just got around to doing the same.  From Channel 9 Syracuse’s coverage:

“The Mansfield Dual-Drill finished near the bottom.  The ads for the Dual-Drill tout the ability to alternate between drilling and driving.  But in reality it’s rare that you’ll have to switch back and forth between the two.  Plus it got the lowest rating in run time.”

Ouch!  Maybe the short versions should be, “a poorly made solution to a non-existant problem.”

Cordless Drills/Consumer Reports [NewsChannel9 Syracuse]
The Dual Drill [TVGoods.com]

 

2 Responses to On the Web: Consumer Reports Loves the Dual Drill, Too

  1. jstkatz says:

    The is even worse because you can find drill-driver-countersink sets that completely cause the special feature of this to be redundant

    http://www.amazon.com/Makita-Industrial-Quad-Driver-Countersink-Screwdriver/dp/B0000224F5/sr=1-9/qid=1165772679/ref=sr_1_9/103-8946103-5827015?ie=UTF8&s=hi

    Is one example that I’ve never tried, but I’ve used some in the past for repetitive projects, and having a cheap Chinese made drill that runs down quickly, but is only useful for projects that require a lot of repetition is really a bad deal. I would never buy a cheap rechargeable tool.

  2. benjamen says:

    ” … The ads for the Dual-Drill tout the ability to alternate between drilling and driving. But in reality it’s rare that you’ll have to switch back and forth between the two. Plus it got the lowest rating in run time.”

    Umm… I switch back and forth between drilling and driving many times during some project. For instance when you need to line up some piece with another and you aren’t 100% sure where you will need to drill the holes. Then when you get the piece positioned with the first screw, you need to drill the rest of the holes.

    Normally I just hold the bits in my mouth while I’m switching back and forth, or use two drills.

    I’m not endorsing THIS product in any way, it looks like a piece of junk.

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