We give the Panasonic EY6432GQKW 15.6v cordless drill an 8.2 overall rating. If we were rating just the drill and not the batteries, then this drill would score higher. Users on Amazon love this drill with 4.5 stars out of 5. Unfortunately, however, the battery technology in this drill is the very old NiMH style. The charge rating is the best in class of 3.5 Ah, but these batteries lose performance while in use and will not last as long as Li-Ion through several charging cycles. Because this drill is older, it is also getting harder to find and it is expensive.
Although user ratings are very high, we cannot recommend this model due to the old battery technology.
|Specs||14.4v Class Average|
|Style||Standard Cordless Drill|
|Weight||4.8 lbs||4.6 lbs|
|Max Torque||390 in-lbs||400 in-lbs|
|Max Speed||1450 RPM||1500 RPM|
|Chuck Type||Keyless, Ratcheting|
|Charge Rating||3.5Ah||2.2 Ah|
|Charge Time||55 min||60 min|
|Warranty||1 year||2 years|