Pros / The Porter-Cable PCCK600LB uses 20-volt batteries that charge quickly.
Cons / The company does not release the drill's torque rating.
Verdict / The Porter-Cable PCCK600LB is a reliable drill that can perform many tasks without issue.
The Porter-Cable PCCK600LB is a cordless power drill that is not the best we have reviewed, but it is still reliable and can perform a number of tasks without issue. This drill has a great 20-volt lithium-ion battery that will get you through a workday without issue, and it has a fast recharge rate. Unfortunately, the company does not release the drill's torque, using a newer measurement called power instead.
Torque is the traditional industry standard of measuring a drill's turning force. Some companies, however, are using a new, unrelated system called power to determine how fast a drill can perform a certain function. Unfortunately, there is no direct correlation between torque and power, so you cannot compare the two points of data. However, this particular Porter-Cable drill produces 330 unit watts out (UWO), which is pretty good compared to other drills that use the power rating system instead of torque.
This cordless drill has two speed settings that you can switch between, depending on whether you need to drill a hole or sink a screw. The high setting can reach up to 1,600 RPMs, which is average compared to other drills, and is used to drill holes. The low setting reaches up to 400 RPMs, allowing you to use the drill as a screwdriver. Unfortunately, we could not find its maximum drilling capacities for wood or metal.
The drill is ergonomic, meaning it has a comfortable and lightweight design. The weight of the drill is balanced both above and below the grip, which makes it comfortable and easy to control. This power tool uses a keyless chuck, which is an incredibly convenient feature, as you don't have to worry about misplacing a chuck key. A bright LED work light illuminates the area in front of the drill, so you can work in low-light settings without issue. Additionally, this drill has a magnetic bit holder on the top of the tool.
This cordless power drill utilizes 20-volt lithium-ion batteries, which are known for their light weight, long life and power. The drill comes with two batteries, so you can charge one battery while you use the other, meaning you don't have to stop in the middle of a project due to a dead battery. The batteries only take 40 minutes to charge, which isn't the fastest charge rate we've seen, but it's not bad. A charge indicator lets you know how much charge is left on a battery.
Porter-Cable offers a three-year warranty on the drill and a two-year warranty on the batteries. These warranties protect you from defects due to material or workmanship but not tool abuse or misuse, which is the industry standard. If you have any questions, you can contact the company via email or phone. You can also check out the FAQs section and user manual on the company's website.
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The Porter-Cable PCCK600LB is a reliable cordless drill that is not the best we have seen but still an effective power tool to add to your collection. The company doesn't release the drill's torque, which is unfortunate, but the drill has a power rating of 330 UWOs, which is good but not great compared to other drills that use the power rating. However, the lithium-ion batteries are impressive because they are lightweight, have a long life and charge in only 40 minutes. Overall, this drill is reliable and can perform various functions without too much issue.