Thanks all. Right on that web page were the reviews that I didn't
notice before. Duh!! Seems they replaced a half decent drill with a
newer model that sucks. Not only that, but I think they put the old
reviews of the old style drill with the reviews for the newer style.
Not good business.
Still not too many complaints about the battery but now my planned
*activities* for the day have changed and I'm not sure I'll be able to
make it there before they close. It uses a cheap wall wort charger that
takes up to 7 hours and you have to unplug it or it will ruin the
batteries.... Not a problem since it would be going on my Milwaukee
automatic charger, but then again the cheap batteries probably won't
hold up to the fast charging from the Milwaukee charger. If I were
closer to the store I just try one, but it's almost an hour away. I
think I'll pass.
If it comes from Harbor Freight, it's most likely junk. Actually that
looks a lot like the ones I bought at Menards last year on black
friday for $13. Except mine were gray. I bought two of them so I had
a spare battery. They have no power, would not even take out 2" deck
screws when I wanted to replace a bad board. I tried both drills and
both batteries. I had to use a plug in drill, which zipped them right
out. My old 12V Skil cordless had much more power. I'd still be
using that one except the batteries cost more than the drill, and they
just plain died after 10 years. While Skil has never had the best
reputation, their stuff is high quality compared to these cheap $13
drills. They're just useless.... I only wish I had tried them back
in December, because they would have gone right back to the store.
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