Porter-Cable PC180IDK-2 Review

Porter-Cable PC180IDK-2 Cordless Drill

Porter-Cable PC180IDK-2 Cordless DrillPorter-Cable
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Porter-Cable PC180IDK-2 Strengths & Weaknesses:

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.
PowerPowerful - 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.
SpeedFast - 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.
WeightLight-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 ReviewsHighly 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 RatioHigh 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.
WarrantyLonger Warranty - Backed by Porter-Cable's limited 3-year warranty. This provides extra protection against potential design defects or premature part failure.
ChargerQuick 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 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.

Porter-Cable PC180IDK-2 Cordless Drill

Porter-Cable PC180IDK-2 User Reviews Highlights

  • 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.

Porter-Cable PC180IDK-2 Specifications & Features:

Size & Weight 
Weight:3.6 lbs
Length:6-1/2 in
Max Torque:1600 in-lbs
Max Power: 
Impact Rate:0-2800 BPM
No-Load Speed:0-2900 RPM
Motor, Gearbox, & Clutch 
Voltage:18V volts
Speed Capability:1-speed
Variable Speed:Yes
All-Metal Gearbox:No
Auto-Shift Transmission:No
Clutch Settings:N/A
External Motor Brush Access:No
Size:1/4 in
Spindle Lock:Yes
Battery & Charger 
Batteries Included:2
Cell Type:Li-ion
Charge Rating:1.1 Ah
Charging Time:30 min
Additional Features 
Belt Hook:Yes
Work Light:Yes
Side Handle:No
Fuel Gauge:No
Warranty:3 Year Limited

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