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Craftsman 28126 6.5 amp Corded 3/8" Pro Rear Handle Drill
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Craftsman 28126 6.5 amp Corded 3/8" Pro Rear Handle Drill

Item# 00928126000P | Model# 28126 | Added on May 13, 2010
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This Craftsman 3/8 Inch Pro Drill Drives Deep Featuring the sure power of a corded tool and the torquey muscle of a powerful motor, this Craftsman 28126 6.5 amp corded 3/8 inch pro drill drills and drives through the toughest materials. A variable speed trigger delivers speeds from 0 to 2500 RPM, while a set of permanently sealed bearings ensure smooth movement throughout this tool’s long service life.
Equipped with a fast-grabbing keyless chuck, and convenient belt hook, this Craftsman 3/8 inch pro drill is always ready, and ergonomically designed, it’s ready for hour after hour of tough on-the-job work. A solid tool, that’s even equipped with an impact resistant motor housing and reinforced cord housing, this drill keeps moving through countless jobs. On site and around the house, get your work done with the Craftsman.

  • Craftsman 28126 6.5 amp corded 3/8 inch pro drill features a lock-on button for continuous use
  • Variable speed (0-2500 rpm) matches speed to job requirements
  • Trigger switch w/lock-on button for continuous drilling/driving jobs
  • Motor housing made of impact resistant material protects from damage and reduces weight
  • Ergonomically designed rear handle for positive grip, balance and comfort
  • Permanently lubricated bearings deliver smooth operation and long life
  • Cord with cord clip for added convenience
  • Ergonomically designed contoured rear handle
  • Keyless chuck with a bit capacity of 1/16 to 3/8 in
  • Built-in level and belt clip
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7 found this review helpful
by tuned944
October 28th, 2010
More than enough speed, more than enough torque - THE BEST

i;ve owned and used several corded drills over my career, but this is the best balanced drill I've seen.  There is plenty of power and speed to safely drill any type of material and more than enough torque.  I love the built in belt hook which frees up my hands for climbing up a ladder.

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by lacj
July 17th, 2011
Chinese Craftsman Drill is a Disappointment

My disappointments:

1. The drill speed lock switch is WORTHLESS. It only locks on at full speed (yeah good luck at planting that drill bit on wood or metal at 2500 rpm, your bit will wander everywhere)! All the other Craftsman drills I have are 15-25 years old, made in the U.S.A., and have the turn knob in the trigger switch that allows the user to infinitely adjust the lock on speed to any rpm. Even my cheap $12 drill has this feature.

2. The so-called level is out of calibration. Not even close. You can check for square by puttin a builders level up to the chuck (bit holder) face at 90 degrees. The drill I received drills at an upwards angle when it says it's level.

3. It's made in CHINA. It's the first Craftsman drill I ever bought that was not made in the USA. Bummer! If I wanted a Chinese made drill, I would have gone to one of Craftsman's competitors. The 2 plastic body halves are of different red colors! What's up with that ?

4. 2500 rpm ? Who needs 2500 rpm ? 1500 rpm max is all you'll ever need. I'd rather have this 6.5 amp drill max out at 1500 rpm and deliver more usable torque. That's what every driller wants, is that twisting power when using their drill as a screwdriver. 2500 rpm Generates too much heat, especially in metals. Good drill for smoking and destroying your bits. My other 3/8's drills max out at 1200 rpm, while my 1/2 inch drills max out at 550 and 800 rpm. A good quality bit takes all the work off the drill. Use good quality bits and give the bit time to sink into the hole. It needs time to cut and drop into the hole. Cheap quality bits just burn out your drill quickly. By pushing and forcing the bit, you not only destroy the bit, but burn out the bearings and destroy the drill too. Always use low speeds and oil on metals! Have fun.

5. Forget the case. Keep it in a 5 gallon bucket with your bits and a 15-25 ft extension cord. You'll save time and use it more.

6. Power Indicator ? If you're so dumb or blind that you can't remember that you have it plugged in or can't see that it's plugged in, then you're not qualified to use a power tool and should not be drilling.

My Likes:

1. Red Color. I can find it quickly

2. 10 ft. Cuts down on the need of dragging out an extension cord.

3. Keyless chuck. If a 1/16 inch bit slips, wrap a little tape around it or something else. Or unlock the chuck and re-align the bit. But you may have a defective chuck.

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MoreToolsPlz

Nice Drill, good price

Has the features I needed and the power to drill.

May 13th via sears.com
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pds1506

Good lightweight drill

I learned several years ago while drilling a hole into brick that a corded drill is a necessity. Some projects are beyond the ability of rechargeable drills to handle. Since I don't need a drill all the time, I wanted one with a case to make it easy to store. I also wanted one with ample power. This drill meets all my requirements except for one, I prefer a Jacobs keyed chuck. However, Sears doesn't offer this option except for a Hammer drill which was not what I wanted. For what it is, I believe this drill is a good value.

April 10th via sears.com
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ScottieBoy

Great gift

Bought this gem as a gift for my father in law. He reports good power for what it is, easy to use, and works for what he needs. Overall a good buy at the price point.

February 3rd via sears.com
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JOHNKUNEGOSR.

Cored hand drill Craftsman

Used Xmas card to purchase this hand Drill , replaced my old Hand Drill 40 yrs old. Reverse mode stopped working in old hand drill , Hope this new one will last as long as old hand Drill I replaced.Have not use it yet but carry case will keep it clean til I need it!!!!

January 28th via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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RickLee7

Returning to corded

My wife wanted a new drill that was corded instead of cordless since her cordless batteries are no longer being made. She loves this drill

January 26th via sears.com
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TED JOHNSON
January 13th
buddybaby

drill

This drill was a birthday gift for my husband. He loves it, and is completely satisfied with the craftsman brand. He debated this & the dewily brand, but feels he got a better bang for his buck with the craftsman!!!

January 8th via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product | The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product
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clayes

Good Drill

December 23rd, 2013 via sears.com | The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product
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Newson SaintAlbord
December 17th, 2013
EMC22

Craftsman 28126 6.5 amp Corded 3/8" Pro Rear Handle Drill

I needed a high RPM drill to do some metal polishing with an assortment of rotary buffers.
This drill worked flawlessly running for at least 6 hours of use over 2 days. Used it again recently on another similar project and works great. Has lots of power and speed and seems very solidly built.
The only negative I can find is that the direction switch is a little flimsy and doesn't match up with the solid feel of the rest of the tool. However this is not significant enough to impact the rating.

It comes in a nice carrying case also.

December 14th, 2013 via sears.com
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JJKur

Drill is as described - Craftsman Quality

November 23rd, 2013 via sears.com
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Pellis99

Excellent

Exactly what I needed

November 19th, 2013 via sears.com
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millaround

Perfect drill for

I purchased the drill for my adult daughter. This drill is the perfect weight and balance for everyday home use but also suitable for a construction job. We looked at a dozen other drills, but this one stood out above the rest in size, features, and ease of use.

October 13th, 2013 via sears.com
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cocshutt2844

drill

like it very much

June 6th, 2013 via sears.com
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Fred Roberson
March 21st, 2013
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March 5th, 2013
Derek S
February 28th, 2013
RJH1421

Excellent Drill

Good power and balance.

February 24th, 2013 via sears.com
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Carmen
February 16th, 2013
wasjr

Strong product

Works well in situation where a good drill is needed

January 9th, 2013 via sears.com
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