I went to the store looking for a nice gift for my husband. I told one of the store employees that my husband is always tinkering with something and that he needed a strong, reliable tool that would help him. I told him we were going to be building a house soon and that he wanted to do some of the work. He asked if we had a good drill. I told him that the only thing we had was very old and not very strong. It was an electric drill that was old. He showed me the DeWalt line of tools. He said that the best place to start would be to get a cordless drill. They had a couple of models but he himself preferred the 81 vold drill. I bought the DeWalt 18V Cordless Drill and gave it to my husband for Christmas. When he opened it, he was so surprised. He told me that he had been looking at that very drill. He had been reading about reliable tools and DeWalt was supposed to be one of the best. When he first used it, he couldn't believe how much power it had. All it needed was a quick charge to get it started. It also comes with 2 batteries so if you use one up, you just pop the other one in. I must say that this has been a great drill! We have also been able to buy all kinds of drill bits for it so that we could tackle all kinds of jobs.We love it so much that we bought one for my Father-in-law. He doesn't do much but occasionally, he needs to be able to drill something in or move old things around. I do not use power tools myself but one day my Mom asked me to move the bar that she uses to pull up with. She said it needed to be higher up. My husband had originally installed it and used the DeWalt drill to screw it into the wall. I told her that I would work on it. To begin with, I tried a regular screwdriver but it was so tight in place that I couldn't even budge it. I had brought the DeWalt screwdriver with me and told her I would give it a try. I called my husband and he gave me a quick tutorial over the phone. I was kind of scared since I am not used to using power tools of any kind. He had always made it look so simple that I decided to try it. I discovered that it was really simple. The only problem that I had was making sure to apply enough pressure while unscrewing it. If I didn't, I found that I was drilling into the screw head. Once I got the hang of it and got it going, it was really easy. I was able to move the bar and screw it back in all by myself. That is quite a feat when you aren't very strong and are not used to using any kind of power tool yourself. I loved how easy it made the task for me! This drill is so strong and really gets the job done quickly. I would highly recommend it to anyone who needs a reliable drill. The only negative things I can say is that if you aren't very strong, it takes some getting used to (learning to apply the right amount of pressure to the screw). The other thing is that after a while, it becomes kind of heavy if you aren't all that strong to begin with. This tool was designed for people that have muscles and I don't. It is still very usable for beginners. My husband is very strong and he said that it never makes his arms feel tired. You can tell when you hold it that it is well made and will last. It is not a flimsy, cheesy, lightweight tool that can't handle the job. It is strong and can handle the job. It is a good tool for anyone (including professionals). I believe that we will have this drill for a long time. After we had it for a while, I also bought another DeWalt tool and I can tell you, everything they make is made with quality.