"This heavy-duty 1/2in. spade handle drill from Northern Industrial Tools delivers the high torque you need for tough jobs like drilling steel and wood and mixing buckets of paint and drywall mud. Amps 9, Side Handle Yes, Speed RPM 0-850, Variable Speed Yes, Chuck Size in. 1/2, Keyless Chuck No. Lock-on button for extended use Adjustable rear spade handle for control in high-torque applications High torque for drilling steel, wood and mixing buckets of paint and drywall mud Externally replaceable brushes Die-cast aluminum housing"
Average Customer Rating:
(20 Reviews) 20
Rating Summary(20 reviews)
18 of 20(90%)would recommend this product to a friend.
"I bought this drill to drive 10-inch lag screws into landscape timbers for the construction of a series of retaining walls at my home. My 1/2-inch 2-speed Dewalt hammer drill, which has served me well for everything else I've ever thrown at it, did not have the torque to reliably tighten the screws, and I feared I'd burn out the motor before setting a dozen timbers. By comparison, this drill, as I alluded to in the review title, seems unstoppable. It does not bog down in the least driving the screws, and it shows no sign of giving out after driving hundreds of them. I've had few purchases that I feel were as great a bargain for a quality tool as this purchase."
"This 1/2" electric drill is an excellent buy for the money, and has served me well for approximately 5 years. It has been used on some pretty tough drilling jobs, and handled them all, without a problem. With a trigger that allows you to both drill and reverse, simply by pressing either the bottom or top of the trigger, it is extremely handy. Extremely torquey! As good as any name brand drill at twice the price.
"I Bought this 1/2 inch Spade Handle Drill From Northern tool, It Far Exceeds my Exspectations ! The Power From This Drill is Unbelievable ! Variable Speed Settings, Just a Great Drill ! Love It ! 5 stars ! *****"
"I bought this drill to use when I built some cattle guards here on my farm as my old drill burned up. This drill went the those heavy timbers like they were butter. I was very impressed. There is a lot of drilling on the timbers to put them high and wide enough that the cows can't jump or walk them. Around the farm I am always running into some type of heavy duty drilling and I have yet to run into anything that this drill has not been able to handle. I would highly recommend it for anyone who needs a good strong heavy duty drill."
"Have not used it for anything but mixing thinset and it does a great job. Seems like a sturdy tool and an affordable price! Only downside is that it does not have a keyless chuck...but it does have a little hole on the cord for storing the chuck. We'll see how long that lasts.."
"This drill has plenty of power and is well built. It will take a lot of hard use and keep going. I have not had a bad experience yet with Northern tools and it is nice to save so much money as opposed to name brands."
"Received drill and tried to put on spade handle. Plastic and metal housings did not mate well and could not get set bolt to seat. Used the drill without handle, not a big deal for the project I was doing, and drill performed well. I plan on a little tweaking to spade handle to seat since drill otherwise works well. I just hope this small problem is not an example of the build quality for the whole unit. I have never bought this brand before, and am hoping it lasts well. The drill will be used mostly for home projects my cordless can't do: mixing paint, drilling landscape poles and light metal work."
"When I bought this drill I was in need of one like this for my old drill gave up. I do a lot of heavy work and my old drill couldn't keep up very well anyway. After I got my new half inch drill and started working it my son said this will take all I can through at it and more. We have to watch when we use it for I can find nothing with the power that this drill has it has a lot of power I cant believe how strong it works. I would not trade it for any other keep up the good work. Thanks"
"I make log furniture as a side business which requires me to spin bits up to 2 inches in diameter into logs. (forstner bit) The holes I am drilling are usually 2-3 inches deep. Being that this was a startup business for me, I didn't want to spend hundreds on a Milwaukee or DeWalt and decided to give this Northern brand a shot. For less than $70, how could I go wrong? Wow this machine is impressive! It blasts through anything I throw at it. It's geared so low that it can handle just about anything. I've drilled 100's of huge holes and never once had even one problem. The forward/reverse lever is built right into the handle so switching directions is super easy- especially when you are buried in the wood and can't get release the bit. Try it out!"
"We use a 1" auger bit to dril out houses in the electrical feild, though the drill has enough power to turn it the housing of the drill cracked the first two weeks of use and a week later the handle completely broke off."
"You can't beat the performance for the price we paid. We had to put a couple hundred holes thru 1 1/4" wood and then thru 1/4" metal and it didn't get hot or strain the least bit. Definitely recommend!"