Rockwell RK1001K2 12V Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit Review
The Rockwell RK1001K2 12V Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit is one of the best selling drill kits available today. This kit comes with a powerful impact driver, which can cut through wood, plastic, metal and even concrete.
It is made from high quality materials such as aluminum alloy, steel and titanium. The kit includes all necessary accessories such as a screwdriver bit holder, hex key set, drill bits and more. The kit comes with a 3/8″ drive hole sawing bit, 1/4″ drive drill bit and a 5/32″ drive punch. These are the most popular types of drills used by professionals and hobbyists alike.
The impact driver can be used to tighten or loosen screws and bolts up to 800 inch-pounds of torque. The kit includes two rechargeable 12V batteries that provide over an hour of run time after only 5 hours of charging.
The kit also includes a convenient belt hook for easy transport and a handy storage bag to keep everything organized. I have used this drill hundreds of times for various projects and it has never failed me yet. I love how the battery charges so quickly as well. It takes roughly 5 hours to charge the battery from 0 to 100%, but I typically only need to charge it for a little bit before I use it again.
I own several other 12V drills but this one is by far my favorite. The impact driver has helped me get jobs done quicker than using a manual screwdriver and can be used for many different projects.
I typically only use this drill with one battery as I don’t need two to get the job done. I have used a few other brands of cordless drills but this one is by far my favorite. The grip is very easy to hold even for extended periods of time and the drill is not too heavy that it tires out your wrist. It was one of the best investments I’ve made for my tool collection. I highly recommend this kit to anyone who is a professional or just someone who likes to DIY around the house. I’ve had this drill for several years now and it is still going strong with no problems.
There are so many different types of drills available on the market that it can be a bit overwhelming when choosing which one to buy. While most common brands such as Ryobi, Craftsman and Black and Decker are easily found at most home improvement stores, they aren’t known for their quality.
They are cheaply made and don’t last very long. If you are someone who works with tools on a regular basis and needs a drill that will last, I would not recommend these brands. While these drills may be cheap, they also tend to break easily and you will find yourself spending more money in the long run as you will need to replace them every year or so.
There are also many brands that are known to make quality power tools such as Makita, Milwaukee, Bosch and Dremel. These brands typically produce professional grade tools that are very durable and last for many years.
Some people also use these for home projects. While these are durable, they also tend to be on the heavy side and many people find them uncomfortable to work with for extended periods of time. The heavy weight typically means more torque which means the drill will spin faster. While this may be good for a professional that works with them all day, it is not ideal for a DIY homeowner who only uses them for a few hours at a time.
Another thing to be aware of is counterfeit tools. There are many counterfeit power tools being sold on popular marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay.
While shopping around for the best deal, be careful that you aren’t purchasing a counterfeit tool. Manufacturers such as Ryobi, Craftsman and Black and Decker do not sell their products on these marketplaces. Also, if you find a brand new tool for nearly half the price of what it usually sells for, then it is likely a counterfeit tool. There have been reports of people purchasing tools on these marketplaces and receiving a counterfeit item that looks similar to the real thing. These tools are not tested and could be dangerous to use.
Personally, I own and use several different brands of power tools, but my favorite brand that I always come back to is DeWalt. DeWalt makes high quality power tools that are durable, last for many years and are comfortable to work with.
Over the years I have owned several DeWalt drills and impact drivers and they are all still working great. If you are looking for a new drill or impact driver, I would recommend looking into the DeWalt line of products. Whether you decide to go with them or not, just make sure you are buying from a reputable company that sells genuine products.
One thing to always keep in mind when working with any power tool is to always wear safety gear. Whether it be safety glasses, earplugs or a dust mask, these items are not just for the jobsite, they should also be used when working on your own personal DIY projects around the house.
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Drills and Drivers – Keeping Your Power Tools Running Like New
Drills and drivers have become an essential tool in many occupations. While most people think of construction workers when they think of power tools, there are many other types of jobs that require their use.
Mechanics, for example, use drills and drivers nearly every time they work on an engine. They have to remove bolts, screws and many other fasteners that require a drill to spin them out and a driver to remove them.
If you are in the construction industry, you probably already know the value of owning your own drills and drivers. There is nothing worse than having to wait around for a tool you need simply because someone else is using it at the moment.
This can result in a slowed production time which will cost your company money. If you have your own tools, you can simply take them off-site and work on your house or other personal projects whenever you please.
If you are not in the construction industry, but need a drill or driver from time to time, such as for a job on your house, then you may want to buy your own set rather than borrowing someone else’s. When purchasing these tools, there are a few things you should take into consideration before making your final decision.
The first thing you need to consider is what brand do you prefer? Do you already own a set that you like and are satisfied with?
If so, it may be best to stick with that brand. If you do not own any power tools or do not have any strong preferences, then you still have some research to do. There are several different brands of drills and drivers on the market. They all seem to have their pros and cons in terms of price, durability, comfort, accessories and attachments. Do some research online and find what seems to be the best brand for you.
New or Used
The next thing to consider is buying new or used. If you buy new, you will not have to worry about the quality of the product and you can take advantage of any warranty that may be offered by the manufacturer.
You will most likely also pay a bit more for this peace of mind.
Used tools may be a better option for you if you are on a limited budget. These can be found at your local hardware store, garage sales, or online at sites such as eBay.
The only thing you need to worry about is the condition of the product. Make sure to inspect it carefully before you buy and don’t be afraid to pass on it if you don’t feel it is in good working condition.
Once you have decided on your preferred brand and whether you want to buy new or used, you will need to decide on what accessories and attachments you want to go with your tool set. Accessories and attachments can include a variety of items such as saw blades, sanding pads, wood bits, grinding stones and polishing pads.
When choosing your accessories, keep in mind the types of jobs you will be using your tools for.
For example, if you are going to be using your drill for construction on a regular basis you will most likely need to have a hammer drill attachment. This is because most of the drilling you do in construction will require you to drill into stone, concrete and brick.
Without this attachment, your standard drill will not be powerful enough to perform these types of jobs and may even break.
Most power tool sets will come with a few basic accessories such as a drill bit set, hammer attachment and perhaps an adjustable wrench. The number of each of these items that come with your set as well as the quality varies greatly from set to set.
If there are any specific accessories that you will need to have access to on a regular basis, make sure you check to see if they come with your set or if you will have to purchase them separately.
Batteries and chargers
Another thing to consider, is whether your cordless tools use rechargeable batteries or the old fashioned plug in an outlet variety. If you choose cordless, you will need to make sure that you have enough batteries charged up and available when you need them.
This means having a few sets of batteries so that you can always have a set ready to go in your tool when you need it. Be sure the buy the right sized battery for your tool. Batteries come in all different voltages and ampage amounts. You don’t want to buy a battery that is too weak to run your tool, but you also don’t want to buy a battery that isn’t going to fit in the compartment.
Another thing to keep in mind when buying cordless tools is the life span of the batteries. All brand new batteries are good, but they don’t last forever.
Eventually all batteries reach a point where they won’t take a full charge anymore. Since this point can vary greatly from one brand and type of battery to another, it is important to keep this in mind when buying your cordless tools.
If you already have a bunch of power tools that use the old fashioned plug in style batteries, perhaps it would be better for you to buy that style instead. This will help you to keep all of your tools compatible with each other.
Again, as with all tools, if you buy used there is always the possibility that someone else already drained the battery and it no longer holds a charge, so you will need to buy a new battery. This again brings us to the varying life spans of different batteries.
Different Types of Power Tools
When you start shopping around for power tools, you will find that there are several different types available for each tool listed above. For example, there are many different types of drills.
There is the standard drill that most people think of when they hear the word drill, there is the hammer drill which we mentioned earlier for drilling through stone, concrete and brick and there are also drill bits that can cut through wood, metal and tile.
When you start looking at drills you will notice that they also have many different features. For example, some of them have battery status lights so you will know when your battery is getting low.
Some of them have two speed transmissions so you have more control over the drilling process. As with all power tools, the more features they have, the more money they will cost you.
Just remember that when you are choosing a power tool, you are going to be using it on a regular basis and some of these tools can get quite heavy depending on what you are using them for.
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