"We have two of these tools and they have both given excellent service over the past 3 years. The batteries are now coming to the end of their life but the tools owe us nothing. The minor niggle is the batteries and yes you can get upgrades i am surprised that DeWalt have not given the option for the tradesman. Tool is light and easy to carry and well balanced. The carry case, yes a proper carry case, not like some cardboard ones supplied nowadays, is very robust and holds the essentials. The performance does better than many 18volt DIY drills and not so bulky.
This tool will be in the frame for our replacements."
"I've had one of these and used it for all sorts of jobs, including dry lining and flooring, for 3 years. IMO it out-performs most cheap 18v drill drivers, as well as being smaller and lighter. The only thing that's broken was the gear change slider - replacement part was about £3. Now (finally) the original NiCd batteries need replacement, so I have to give 5 stars for reliability and value."
"Very user-friendly piece of kit spoiled only by its NiCd batteries. 1.3Ah does not give much work-time, especially if driving a lot of screws or drilling at sizes over 5mm. One of those supplied had less capacity than its mate and was useless after one year of light occasional use. Now neither of them will accept charging. I bought a replacement pattern battery for £18 which (so far) has restored the drill to proper usability."
"I have two of these drills, using one with a drill bit and the other as a screwdriver. It performs better than 18V drills and its light weight makes it very handy to use. My only complaint is that the 1.3 amp battery requires frequent recharging and does not last more than a few months. Next time I will try the 2.0 amp replacement battery available from Screwfix for about £50. But why is deWalt not supplying this much better battery from the outset???"