Hey everyone! Good evening! I hope your day was a good one. Here in Virginia Beach it rained all day making for a nasty day but, spring is just around the corner and before long we will be talking about mowing the lawn and going to the beach!
For today’s cordless drill review I came across the PORTER-CABLE PCL120IDC-2 last week on a job site being used by an electrician so being a tool guy and a reviewer of tools I “grilled” the guy about this little beast of a drill. I personally do not own this particular Porter Cable cordless drill but I do own and use daily a number of other Porter Cable cordless drills and if you know me I am a Porter Cable guy! From what this electrician shared with me this impact driver does not disappoint. He uses it solely for rough-in installations of job boxes due to it’s light weight and high torque this impact driver has no problem driving screws into framing members all day with 2 batteries. He says it has just the right torque without over-screwing. Based on what he shared and what I witnessed I give this a thumbs up! The following is what my favorite site Amazon.com has to say about thePORTER-CABLE PCL120IDC-2.
Porter-Cable’s PCL120IDC-2 12-volt compact lithium-ion impact driver produces serious torque while maintaining a very compact size that increases the variety of applications and situations that it can be used for. This combination makes it an ideal tool for DIY enthusiasts, contractors, and others.
PCL120IDC-2 12-Volt Impact Driver
At a Glance:
Specifications: 950 inch-pounds torque, 2,400 rpm, 12 volts
Compact 6-1/2-inch size allows for use in cramped spaces
Rapid-release 1/4-inch hex chuck for quick accessory chance
Integrated LED work light for working in dim lighting
Magnetic bit holder, metal belt hook
Porter-Cable’s PCL120IDC-2 12-volt impact driver provides a compact size without sacrificing power or functionality (view larger).
Compact in Size with Serious Power
Porter-Cable’s PCL120IDC-2 impact driver delivers 950 inch-pounds of torque combined with 2,400 rpms of speed while keeping the kickback to nothing, which means less user fatigue. The design, which is compact, streamlined, and light, also keeps down the wear on the user and makes this impact driver a good choice for restricted or small areas and for working on tall or overhead tasks. In addition, its variable-speed trigger ensures that serious control can be maintained no matter what the job.
Thanks to a rapid-release 1/4-inch hex chuck, Porter-Cable’s PCL120IDC-2 impact driver has a faster changing of accessories that translates into time saved. It also has a handy integrated LED work light that makes it possible to work in dim or low light scenarios. The impact driver’s magnetic bit holder helps to easily ensure that screw bits don’t get lost and the metal belt hook stores the tool within close reach.
Dimensions & Warranty
Porter-Cable’s PCL120IDC-2 compact impact driver is 6-1/2-inches in length and weighs 2.6 pounds. It comes with a 3-year limited warranty, a 1-year free service contract, and a 90 day money back guarantee.
At the forefront of technological advances for over 95 years, Porter-Cable has introduced such noteworthy products as the world’s first portable belt sander in 1926 and the first right-hand, helical-gear circular saw in 1929. This passion for progress flows through every product Porter-Cable offers. Their product line is the result of a dedicated team of researchers and engineers listening to what tool users have to say, constantly looking for ways to improve existing tools and dream up new ones. The company designs, manufactures and distributes electric and cordless power tools, pneumatic tools and compressors, pressure washers, generators and related accessories for the professional woodworking, commercial/residential construction, plumbing and electrical markets.
What’s in the Box
PCL120ID impact driver, two PCL12BLX Lithium batteries, one PCL12C 30-minute charger, soft-sided storage case, metal belt clips, Phillips #2 screw bit.
Porter-Cable’s PCL120IDC-2 impact driver has a compact size, plenty of power, and handy portability (click each to enlarge).Impact Technology delivers 950 in-lbs torque without kick-back