This drill has exceeded my expectations. I am very pleased with it. Performance There is lots of torque with this drill. Much more than other drills in the same category. Durability I've had this drill two years now and use it three to four times a week and it's still working great. Versatility It is a bit heavy and cumbersome partly because of the NI Cad battery but overall it's good. It is a very nice drill to have in your truck or car as you never know when you'll need one. The battery holds a charge for many months without use as well. Design The design is good but things are getting smaller and lighter as technology improves. I find it hard to get into small tight places so this may not be the best fit if you're working in a confined area that's less than 12 to 14". Battery Charge Actually I was surprised at how long a charge lasted considering it's a NI Cad battery and not a lithium. I have gone quite a long time without a charge. I do recommend having extra batteries as it's nice to have a battery charging while you are using the drill.