Skil Cordless Drills


Skil 2898LI-02 18v Cordless DrillThe Skil 2898LI-02 18v cordless drill surprised us with a solid performance for its price and thus receives a 8.1 overall rating. For a drill/driver that costs under $100, we were not expecting the performance it put out. First of all since it weighs in at just 2.9 lbs it ranks as one of the lighter 18v models you can buy. This Skil version puts out 400 in-lbs and 1400 RPM which are both just slightly below average for its class, but still enough power to handle almost any task.

There are two main downsides to this cordless drill. The first is that it is made of cheap plastic that has a tendency to break if dropped. Therefore we do not recommend this one for lots of rugged outdoor use. The other downside is that it comes with only 1 lithium-ion battery, while most cordless drills you buy come with 2. So when using this drill you will need to buy a second battery, or risk running out of power and having to wait 30 minutes to an hour for it to charge back up.

Overall this is a good choice of a cordless drill for homeowners to do odd jobs around the house because of its price, but it is not for professionals who use their tools for a living.

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Specs18v Class Average
Overall Rating8.1 
StyleCordless Drill 
Weight2.9 lbs5.1 lbs
Max Torque400 in-lbs450 in-lbs
Max Speed1400 RPM1530 RPM
Variable Speed2-SPEED 
Chuck Size1/2″ 
Chuck TypeKeyless, Ratcheting 
Battery TypeLi-Ion 
Charge Rating1.3Ah1.8 Ah
Charge Time60 min45 min
Batteries Included1 
Work LightNo 
Extra HandleYes 
Fuel GuageNo 
Warranty1 year2 years
PriceCheck Price$212.99
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