I have to say that I don’t use it, and the quality isn’t great. I much prefer my Dewalt cordless drills, they are more sturdy and have a better build quality. Please enter a question. There was a problem loading the comments at the moment. Low cost Powerful Cons: At the same time the extra-long 6 meter mains cord gives maximum working freedom and gives access to non-stop power — especially when just about every job in and around the home is within easy reach of a mains socket.

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Toggle navigation Newsletter Signup. View or edit your browsing history. But saying all of that, it conveniently has two speeds, feels quite light compared to all the cordless ones I was looking at, and of course its always ready to go!! The long cord means you can reach awkward places easily without having to worry about running out of power as with cordless drills.

I am confident this will last many years as it will only be used for medium duty DIY such as driving screws and drilling pilot holes, assembling flat packs etc. I’m glad I bought this model and not the cheaper one, because you get quite a bit more for a few extra quid if you look down the features table.

Plenty of power and no drawdown due to a weak battery, so long as you work within its cordex limits it will keep chugging. Saved myself a fortune instead of using the paint chip people and their foldaway marquee always wondered what they got up to in smil Unlimited One-Day Delivery and more.

The only thing it could do with is a quick stop when you release the trigger, if you don’t set the varitorque just right, when the screw reaches its desired position and you release the trigger, it rotates just a bit to far rather than stop when you want it to.


This review is more about the concept of a corded screwdriver forded it’s one of just two such items I’ve found, the other being an unbranded one which gets horrendous reviews as not working well, that’s no restriction. Well, that’s why they have heavy-duty drills around for that purpose.

:Customer reviews: Skil Energy Corded Drill Driver

Everyone has at least one cordless drill so why on Earth would you want a drill with a whacking great six metre cable attached? It does not have a hammer action but I use it mainly for drilling wood, metal and screw driving. I haven’t used it as a drill, as I’ve got another, powerful one; from the specification the power is a bit low for heavy work it draws dfill.

Anthony Bailey has a look at this corded a look energt this corded drill-driver from Skil Gallery The Skil corded drill-driver in action.

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Finally, to get over the ‘go anywhere’ battery type this has an excellently long cable attached and I have been able to use it really tight spaces. Skip to content [Accesskey ‘1’]. Variable torque tightening force is essential for screwdriving; as far as I know only the only inexpensive mains drills that have this are the Skil and and one other, poorly-rated one.

Please try again later. Alas, burnt out after a couple of years so have downgraded rating. What an absolute ‘Godsend’ this has turned out to be. Skil are a brand who tread their own path with regards to innovation and design. So a mains screwdriver makes all sorts of sense. Just wanted to add that I’ve used this drill to remove some pretty hefty scratches from my car, by using a buffing wheel and rubbing compound Turtlewax.


You can still see all customer reviews for the product. Disabling it will result in some disabled or missing features. While it’s available as a kit, the basic drill comes without accessories or bits. It is a lot more powerful than my old Bosch In the short time since opening it, I and my partner have both used this power tool more efficiently than we have ever used our old hammer drill. Now this little beauty will never suffer the same fate nor will it suffer from battery ‘lag’.

In addition it eliminates the energy losses associated with battery charging and use, thanks to the higher efficiency of tools powered directly from the mains supply. I like this drill, as a drill it works well and for screwdriving, it works brilliantly, so much easier than a cordless, its lighter and never runs out of charge.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. There is a nylon gear between the motor unit and the gearbox that melts and looses connection if the motor gets too hot. Good product but treat it gently and don’t allow to get hot. Both speed settings have a handy trigger-controlled variable speed for a gentle start and full control while working.