Craftsman 12V NEXTEC Driver

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
Craftsman
Model:
17586
Price:
$70

Description

* Powered by a 12-volt Die-Hard lithium-ion battery for enhanced performance and longer shelf-life
* Weighs only 2.2 lbs with the battery, providing extra comfort and reducing user fatigue
• 195 inch/lbs. of torque
• 2-Speed Gearbox provides speed for fast drilling or high torque for powerful drilling
• 3/8" Single Sleeve Keyless Chuck: Accepts conventional 3/8" round and 1/4" hex bits
• 18-Position Adjustable Torque Clutch allows precise torque adjustment
• Integrated LED Work Light
• 30-Minute Quick Charger with LED Charge Indicator

WOOD magazine review

Building block for a whole tool line

Review Summary

• This is the cornerstone of Craftsman's NEXTEC line of tools, which all use the same battery platform and chargers. • Battery charger is wall mountable. • Task light blinks when low on power. • The 3/8" chuck held bits tightly without losing grip. • Gear selection lacks a positive feel when switching back and forth between speed ranges; drill would engage only halfway, making a gear-grinding noise.
It's also difficult to move the selector while holding the drill as you'd use it. • Lowest torque in our tests of 10 comparable drill/drivers, able to drive only a 1/4" lag screw where others could drive at least a 5/16" lag. • Battery run time was third-lowest, but still more than we expected from this small class of drills. • We had several battery packs that quit taking a charge during or shortly after our testing. • Grip is slightly uncomfortable, but manageable. • Indicator light legend takes some understanding.

Detailed Ratings

3.0
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

Reader Reviews

Chraftsman 12V Nextec Cordless Drill

Review Summary

This is atrmendous light weight light duty drill. It is a great value and hss just about the largest number of available tools that use the same battery that I know of. You don't need to have different batteries/chargers for different tools. I also have a 20 volt Craftsman drill for the few jobs that require more torque output than this toll is capable of providing. I use my 20 volt drill very little.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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