April 28, 2008

TKTool 18-Volt Drill - Review

tktool_18v.jpgA couple weeks ago we reviewed TKTool's new pocket driver, and we found it to be an inexpensive and effective little tool. Well, Tool King was nice enough to also let us test out their new 18-Volt Drill and here's what we found.

The drill has some cool features on it. It has a 23-position clutch, two speeds, a little level, and two bit holders (one on each side of the level).

tktool_18v_battery.jpgThe most interesting thing about the drill is the charger. It's a little piece that is no bigger than the heel of a boot and it plugs right into an AC adapter (included). Then, the charger just slides over the battery and does it's work. The whole set-up is very small and doesn't take up even a third of the space that most battery chargers do, so if you're workbench is already cluttered, this charger could be a selling point for you.

We used the drill in a number of situations over the past few weeks and there's really not a whole lot to say other than, "it works." We hung up some sheet rock, screwed together some 1x sawhorses, and it helped us with some light electrical work as well.

tktool_18v_top.jpgIn direct comparison to the big name 18-volt drills, this one is not as well balanced or durable, but if you're only going to use it from time to time, it'll be fine. The controls are also a bit sticky but these are just those things that you get when you're paying under $150 for an 18-Volt tool. All things considered, this tool is a great deal for the cost and, like we said, the bottom line is that it works fine.

The TKTool 18-Volt drill costs just a hair under $50 and comes with a nice case and a handful of driver bits and drills.

As with their Pocket Driver, this is a good, light to medium duty drill. Your carpenter buddies will probably look down their noses at it, but if you're interested in getting a nice drill for short money, this would be one to consider.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at April 28, 2008 5:00 AM

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