I purchased this Black & Decker 18V Cordless drill SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE it came with TWO batteries. Had it only come with one battery I would not have purchased it because, as a person who used to use a drill on a daily basis, putting together metal pipe ductwork using 5/8 hex head, 1/4 in. screws I found there was nothing worse than having a drill run down on you in the middle of a day's job. A second charged battery was a must. This drill is very light & easy to handle when working above your head or high up on a ladder. The torque seems to be a little less than my more expensive DeWalt, but for the price and for just around the house projects so far it's been great. The light weight (even with battery inserted) is really a plus for me. I also don't worry about running out of "juice" since with a second fully charged battery available it's more likely I'll run down before BOTH batteries do! Probably not a viable drill for full time commercial jobs, but then that's not what it's meant for. The TRUE BONUS---TWO BATTERIES (1 charger included) & these batteries are both interchanged easily with all my other B & D lawn equipment. I actually found it was cheaper to buy this drill at the price of $49 (2 batteries & charger included) even if I didn't need the DRILL---@ this price I got TWO NEW BATTERIES & 1 charger CHEAPER than I could have purchased new batteries for my existing B & D 18V Blower and Weedeater!!! Batteries BOTH do need to be FULLY CHARGED before using for the first time (12 Hours EACH & there's just one charger) but that wasn't a problem. The batteries are as strong as any other of my B & D 18V's are. However, I would not buy this drill it if didn't come with TWO batteries or middle of the job run-down would probably happen (depending upon the type of job of course). TWO NEW BATTERIES--I'm HAPPY!
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