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Porter-Cable PCL418C-2 cordless tool kit

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The Porter-Cable PCL418C-2 is part of the Cordless drill & tool kit test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Cordless tool kit models like the PCL418C-2 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Drills: Overall performance score for the cordless drill in the kit. It includes speed, power, run time, charge time, handling, and nose. It is the same scoring criteria used for individual cordless drills/drivers.

Drill run time: Drill run time is work per battery charge.

Reciprocating saw: Reciprocating saw is speed through 3/4-inch metal conduit and 2x12-inch prine, run/recharge times, and ease of use.


Battery type Battery type The type of batteries provided with the drill. All are rechargeable. The more common type is denoted NiCd, for its nickel-cadmium components. Nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries boast added energy for their weight. Lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries are the latest type and deliver even more power in a smaller size. Lithium-ion and NiMH batteries can be disposed of with regular refuse; NiCd must be recycled.
Hammer-drill Hammer-drill An additional feature which is activated by a switch and is used primarily when drilling holes through concrete and stone material. It greatly speeds up the drilling of the hole.
Warranty Warranty The length of the coverage, in years.

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