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.
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