Porter-Cable PCL120IDC-2 Review

Porter-Cable PCL120IDC-2 Cordless Drill

Porter-Cable PCL120IDC-2 Cordless DrillPorter-Cable
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Porter-Cable PCL120IDC-2 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.
Power Below Average Power - Delivers up to 950 in-lbs of torque, about 3% less than the class average. Power can sometimes be traded for weight or cost.
SpeedFast - Runs at speeds up to 2500 RPM, about 1% faster than the average driver in its class. The Porter-Cable PCL120IDC-2 ranks in the top 44% of all impact drivers for speed.
WeightLight-Weight - Weighs only 2.6 lbs, about 10% lighter than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 50% of its class for being light-weight.
Battery Below Average Run-Time - Battery endurance is adequate for many work applications, but is 26% less than the class average. Uses Li-ion batteries with a charge rating of 1.3 Ah.
Impact Below Average Impact Rate - Generates 2400 IPM of maximum impact blows, about 19% less than the average impact driver.
User Reviews No User Reviews - Reliable user reviews and ratings are not currently available for this Porter-Cable impact driver.
Power RatioHigh Power-to-Weight - Ranks in the top 42% of its class for power-to-weight ratio, about 4% 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 PCL120IDC-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 No Belt Hook - Does not include this convenient feature that frees-up both your hands to perform other tasks in-between driving.
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 PCL120IDC-2 Cordless Drill

Porter-Cable PCL120IDC-2 User Reviews Highlights

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Porter-Cable PCL120IDC-2 Specifications & Features:

Size & Weight 
Weight:2.6 lbs
Length:6-1/2 in
Max Torque:950 in-lbs
Max Power: 
Impact Rate:0-2400 BPM
No-Load Speed:0-2500 RPM
Motor, Gearbox, & Clutch 
Voltage:12V Max 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:1.3 Ah
Charging Time:30 min
Additional Features 
Belt Hook:No
Work Light:Yes
Side Handle:No
Fuel Gauge:No
Warranty:3 Year Limited

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