Make no bones about it: this drill absolutely will not compete with your Milwaukee, Bosch, or DeWalt in terms of features or reliability. On the other hand, you can have one for about a third the price of a battery alone from those other companies.
As we mentioned in this week’s Tool Talk podcast, we visited the cabinet shop of a company that refurbishes jet interiors a while back and saw these scattered all over the shop. For low-torque/low-stress situations, these make a quite decent solution. And maybe HF was listening — they’re on sale for $15 again right now.
Hell, just pick ’em up for the parts! It’s pretty tough to find a motor and battery for this price anywhere else.
18V 3/8″ Drill w/Keyless Chuck [Harbor Freight]