Big Power in a Compact Package
This Porter PC180CHDK-2 18V NiCD Compact Hammer Drill Kit is a great set that comes complete with one drill driver, the PC1800HD, as well as the PCMVC battery charger, two PC18B NiCD Batteries, one storage bag, and a double ended bit tip.
As far as the performance of this device goes, let’s just say that this kit hangs in there with many competitor’s models that weigh in at much higher price points. The Compact Hammer Drill has a hard working, high output motor that offers the operator an amazing 424 inches per pounds of torque, and provides enough awesome power to complete any and all jobsite applications with outstanding efficiency and control. Porter Cable’s inclusion of a 2 Speed Gear Box in this drill driver’s design brings the capability of 0 – 350, and 0 – 1,500 RPM’s. As such, depending on the project your working on and the speed you desire, this drill driver is able to adapt to any task affording ample versatility. For instance, running at high speed you will receive increased productivity, whereas running on a low speed will allow the drill driver to provide maximum torque to even the most rigorous applications. Also included in the design of the PC180CHDK-2 is a 22 position clutch that allows the operator to properly set the torque, which in turn reduces the over-driving that leads to fastener stripping. Additionally, a hammer setting delivers 0 – 25,500 BPM offering fast drilling speeds into solids such as block, brick, or concrete. Another great feature of this drill/driver is an all metal 1/2 inch keyless chuck, which offers excellent bit retention and complete jobsite durability. Also, a compact 9.0″ drill length means that this tool will easily fit into most tight spaces. Finally, the 18V NiCD battery can last for an hour and a half on a single charge.