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Kobalt 1/2″ 24 volt MAX Drill Driver Review

Perfect for Heavy-Duty Tasks

img_5138If you are a contractor, installer, or someone that has to take on heavy-duty tasks on a frequent basis, the 24 volt max drill driver from Kobalt is a great solution. The heavy duty unit packs plenty of power to drill those large holes or drive the beefy fasteners that are frequently needed on the job site. This power is delivered to the brushless drill driver through a 24 volt platform with various amp hour batteries. Large holes and fasteners take a lot of torque to complete, and this unit has plenty of torque to get the job done.

On the opposite side of the spectrum, this unit still has the finesse to drive the smaller fasteners using the 23 clutch settings. Whether those delicate tasks are smaller screws or holes,  the Kobalt 24 volt max drill driver can absolutely handle them.

Heavy duty tasks:

  • Drilling with:
    • Hole-saws
    • Spade bits
    • Forstner bits
  • Driving:
    • Lag bolts
    • Deck hardware
    • Fence hardware

Use the auxiliary handle!

img_5190If you are doing any hole or operation that needs high torque, this drill driver is up to the tasks. The Kobalt 1/2″ 24 volt max drill driver can deliver the high power and torque needed utilizing brushless technology. Brushless technology is highly efficient and delivers 650 in-lbs of torque with long lasting life and runtime. This high torque allows the heavy duty tasks to be easily accomplished but as the opportunity to cause kickback to the user.

Kickback on a drill driver is something that can easily happen. It is when the drill driver’s torque takes over after the bit or screw binds up but the drill driver has the power to continue. Trying to accomplish the high torque operations without the auxiliary handle may result in injury! Kobalt includes an auxiliary handle to help the user maintain control of the operation.

Specifications and features:

  • 24 volt MAX battery platform
  • 23  clutch settings
  • 1/2″ keyless chuck with all metal construction
  • Reversible belt clip
  • Reversible bit storage
  • Auxiliary handle
  • 2 speed gear box: 0-550 and 0-2,000 RPM
  • 4 lbs
  • L.E.D. worklight
  • 5 year limited warranty on tool
  • 3 year limited warranty on battery

Our workshop setting

In our workshop, we don’t often get heavy duty operations but when we do, it is important to have the right equipment for the tasks. The Kobalt 24 volt max drill driver will be utilized on operations like hole saws for cord access holes, auger bits for mortising work, and driving large structural fasteners larger projects. Other units can handle these task but with our shop time valuable and our quality our number one focus, we want to use the right tool for the job.

Conclusion

The bottom line is if you are ANYONE that has the need for any drilling or driving operation with an emphasis on heavy duty applications, we encourage you to check out the Kobalt brushless 24 volt max drill driver.

It can handle typical drilling and driving operations but it really stands out with the heavy duty applications. Using the 23 setting clutch to drive fasteners or put it on the drill settings and plow through your drilling tasks with ease.

This unit is heavy and with that being said, we wouldn’t recommend to use this unit on small tasks on a daily basis. The 24 volt drill driver from Kobalt will shine with tasks that need power and torque.

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