Panasonic EY7202GQW Review

Panasonic EY7202GQW Cordless Drill

Panasonic EY7202GQW Cordless DrillPanasonic
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Panasonic EY7202GQW Strengths & Weaknesses:

Design Balance Acceptable - While this driver has one or more design features that received a C rating, it can still be a good choice if that area is not critical to your particular needs.
PowerPowerful - Generates 1060 in-lbs of maximum torque, about 8% higher than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 19% of its class for power.
SpeedFast - Runs at speeds up to 2600 RPM, about 5% faster than the average driver in its class. The Panasonic EY7202GQW ranks in the top 25% of all impact drivers for speed.
Weight Heavier Than Average - Weighs 4.1 lbs, about 42% heavier than the class average. Heavier drivers are often more durable, but you should consider operator fatgue.
BatteryLong Run-Time - NiMH batteries are rated at 3.5 Ah and provide 99% longer than average run-time. Ranks in the top 1% of its class for battery runtime.
Impact Below Average Impact Rate - Generates 2800 IPM of maximum impact blows, about 5% less than the average impact driver.
User ReviewsHighly Satisfied Users - Rated 4.6 of 5 stars by 15 users. Most owners are very satisfied with the performance and value of this impact driver and would recommend it to others.
Power Ratio Below Average Power Ratio - Power-to-Weight ratio is 26% below average and ranks in the bottom 1% of its class. P/W is a good indicator of driver efficiency.
Gearbox Nylon Gears - Transmission includes at least some nylon gears that may need replacing after years of extended use. A nylon gearbox helps reduce driver weight.
Motor Brushes No External Access - The motor brushes can only be accessed internally by taking the driver apart. While not a common problem, external access makes the replacement job much easier.
Warranty Standard Warranty - Comes with a limited 1-year warranty. While this length is common, many driver manufacturers are now offering, 3, 5, and even 10-year warranties.
Charger Standard Charge Time - The Panasonic EY7202GQW battery charger takes 55 minutes to recharge a battery. Longer charge times are not a big issue if you always have a battery back-up.
Belt HookBelt Hook - Handy feature that allows you to temporarily hang the driver from your belt or a ladder while you're performing other tasks.
Work LightWork Light - Contains an integrated LED work light that illuminates your work area and allows you to clearly see your driving position and progress.
Fuel Gauge No Fuel Gauge - Does not come equipped with a handy battery charge indicator that allows you to glance at your driver and check the battery life while you're working.

Panasonic EY7202GQW Cordless Drill

Panasonic EY7202GQW User Reviews Highlights

  • It appears to be of high quality materials and workmanship.

  • It is powerful, light ,and tough. The batteries last forever.

  • I love this driver! The clutch is very effective.

  • Drives 3.5" deck srews easily with no predrilling,{minimal pressure required} but you have to use square drive.

  • No more stripped screw heads or bits ! Buy it! Love it!

  • If you drive a lot of screws this is a tool you need.

  • The only negative is my wife is getting tired after a year of hearing me say "this is the best tool I've ever owned" and "buying this tool was the best decision I've ever made!".

  • I love all of its features, the light comes in handy whenever the need arises, the belt hook is a life saver for me, and the battery lasts normally about 4 to 5 days until I have to charge it again.

  • Much nicer than the comparable Makita. Panasonic drills and driver are recommended. They are the best.

  • I'd read many positive magazine reviews and owner reviews for this driver before I ordered it. I expected the best, and so far, it's been a real treat.

  • After you get this you'll have no need for a regular drill again, there is no comparison!

Panasonic EY7202GQW Specifications & Features:

Size & Weight 
Weight:4.1 lbs
Length:6.56 in
Max Torque:1060 in-lbs
Max Power: 
Impact Rate:0-2000 / 0-2500 / 0-2800 BPM
No-Load Speed:0-2000 / 0-2450 / 0-2600 RPM
Motor, Gearbox, & Clutch 
Voltage:12V volts
Speed Capability:3-speed
Variable Speed:Yes
All-Metal Gearbox:No
Auto-Shift Transmission:No
Clutch Settings:16
External Motor Brush Access:No
Size:1/4 in
Spindle Lock:Yes
Battery & Charger 
Batteries Included:2
Cell Type:NiMH
Charge Rating:3.5 Ah
Charging Time:55 min
Additional Features 
Belt Hook:Yes
Work Light:Yes
Side Handle:No
Fuel Gauge:No
Warranty:1 Year Limited

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