Porter-Cable PC180IDK-2 Review
Porter-Cable PC180IDK-2 Strengths & Weaknesses:
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|Design|| ||Acceptable Design - 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.|
|Power||√||Powerful - Generates 1600 in-lbs of maximum torque, about 13% higher than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 1% of its class for power.|
|Speed||√||Fast - Runs at speeds up to 2900 RPM, about 14% faster than the average driver in its class. The Porter-Cable PC180IDK-2 ranks in the top 1% of all impact drivers for speed.|
|Weight||√||Light-Weight - Weighs only 3.6 lbs, about 1% lighter than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 44% of its class for being light-weight.|
|Battery|| ||Below Average Run-Time - Battery endurance is adequate for many work applications, but is 50% less than the class average. Uses Li-ion batteries with a charge rating of 1.1 Ah.|
|Impact|| ||Below Average Impact Rate - Generates 2800 IPM of maximum impact blows, about 10% less than the average impact driver.|
|User Reviews||√||Highly Satisfied Users - Rated 5 of 5 stars by 5 users. Most owners are very satisfied with the performance and value of this impact driver and would recommend it to others.|
|Power Ratio||√||High Power-to-Weight - Ranks in the top 10% of its class for power-to-weight ratio, about 16% higher than average. Higher power-to-weight indicates an efficient design.|
|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||√||Longer Warranty - Backed by Porter-Cable's limited 3-year warranty. This provides extra protection against potential design defects or premature part failure.|
|Charger||√||Quick Charge - The Porter-Cable PC180IDK-2 includes a battery charger that will recharge a battery in only 30 minutes. Long charge times are a common complaint with some drivers.|
|Belt Hook||√||Belt Hook - Handy feature that allows you to temporarily hang the driver from your belt or a ladder while you're performing other tasks.|
|Work Light||√||Work 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.|
Porter-Cable PC180IDK-2 User Reviews Highlights
Porter-Cable PC180IDK-2 Specifications & Features:
- I can't say enough about this great little tool.
- Fantasic products; better than my friend's Ryobi +1 set and better than my previous Craftsman.
- I very rarely contribute positive reviews, but I'm having a hard time not ranting and raving about how great this little unit is.
- This drill went above and beyond my expectations.
- It drives regular 3 inch wood screws with no predrilling with ease.
|Size & Weight|| |
|Max Torque:||1600 in-lbs|
|Max Power:|| |
|Impact Rate:||0-2800 BPM|
|No-Load Speed:||0-2900 RPM|
|Motor, Gearbox, & Clutch|| |
|External Motor Brush Access:||No|
|Battery & Charger|| |
|Charge Rating:||1.1 Ah|
|Charging Time:||30 min|
|Additional Features|| |
|Warranty:||3 Year Limited|
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