I recently purchased a Rockwell 12 volt drill,
my first impression even before the purchase was the
thought that it seemed a little on the cheaply made side.
I paid a little too much for it, I was in need and got it from
a local Mom and Pop building supply, a better price could have been had by
driving 50 miles but I was in a hurry and travel isn't cheap.
After owning the drill for a month now, I feel that it has performed well,
battery life is good, it drilled 75 5/16 holes in sets of 25 without letting
up on the trigger through 2.5 inch material, before the need to change the
battery became obvious.
It also has good torque, I used it to drive 4 inch deck screws into the
batts on board and batten siding, each screw being fully engaged for about
2.5 inches. These screws are large, #10 I think.
I don't like the location of the forward/reverse button, but I have the same
objection to most of the drills I own, so maybe it's me.
The drill has two speeds that are a good compromise for drilling and driving
screws, the high speed is a little slow for drilling holes 1/8 and smaller.
One selling point that I was attracted to, was the batteries have a lifetime
warranty with the requirement that you send in the registration card.
Overall, I am pleased with the drill and would purchase another if the need