The drill/driver is a compact little tool with a two-speed gearbox that develops no-load speeds of 0-350 and 0-1300 rpm. The drill/driver has 230 in. lbs. of torque, which should be plenty of power for drilling or driving screws in a variety of materials. Drilling capacity is 1-1/8 in. in wood and 3/8 in. in steel. The drill/driver has a 3/8 in. keyless chuck, 15-torque settings plus a drill mode. An automatic spindle lock allows rapid bit changes. The tool’s comfortable soft-grip handle and variable-speed trigger and brake make it handy to use for a variety of projects. An LED light helps illuminate the work area.
On the heels of Rockwell’s corded SoniCrafter multi-tool, the new 12-volt lithium-ion model provides the versatility of cutting, sawing, scraping and sanding and the convenience of cord-free operation. Its oscillation speed is 2000 to 5000 rpm with an oscillating angle of 3.2 degrees. The elongated, angle grinder-like body of the SoniCrafter has a soft grip handle, variable-speed trigger and an easy access on/off switch. A built-in LED light helps illuminate the work area. The tool is also compatible with a broad range of other Rockwell SoniCrafter blades and accessories.
Rockwell’s two-piece 12-volt Lithium Combo with drill/driver and SoniCrafter are available online at rockwelltoolsdirect.com and other websites, including amazon.com. These products also are expected to be available through local retailers, such as Menards and independent hardware stores and lumber yards in early spring 2010.