In terms of sheer value, it doesn't get much better than the Terratek DY153820 model. This cordless drill/driver has an excellent 86% buyer satisfaction, given to it by 200 buyer reviews online.
Now you should know this one uses an 18 volt Ni-CD battery, but that is the only minor drawback, in what is otherwise a high value product set. Along with the drill driver, you get a 150 piece accessory set.
In that there are driver and drill bits for just about any job, that you will ever need to do about the home. All of this when combined with a 12-month warranty has certainly made this a popular choice for anyone on a tight budget.
Who Would Buy the Terratek DY153820?
If you are on a tight budget, or simply a person who only needs a drill/driver every now and then, this one will certainly fit the bill. This is at the lower end of the price point for this type of tool.
Terratek have managed to keep this one cheap by using an 18 volt Ni-CD battery. For people who will not be using this a lot that actually does not matter a great deal.
When they then add in a really good selection of drill bits and driver bits, it does make it astounding value.
One buyer said this, "Great value for money, great service, delivered as promised. The only reason it has got a 4 star, not a 5 star is that it isn't quite as powerful as I'd imagined, but it will still cope with 95% of the jobs I have around the house and garden."
That just about sums this drill up. It is not a top of the range Bosch or Dewalt, nor does it pretend to be. It will as the buyer stated be able to handle around 90-95% of all the tasks around the home.
This model is the best rated cordless drill in the Terratek range and that is according to over 200 reviews left by people who have actually bought and used this product. That should give you some assurance that this is a good product.
This model is at the lower end of the price point for a typical cordless drill but the quality is good indeed. Generally speaking Terratek drills are all good value.
Important Features of the Terratek DY153820
- 18 volt combi drill
- 150 piece accessory set
- 16 position torque
- 10 mm keyless chuck
- LED light and integrated spirit level
- Variable speed control
- Forward and Reverse setting
26.2 x 24.2 x 9.4 cm
What's In The Box?
- The drill/driver
- one 18 Volt Ni-CD battery
- Accessory Kit
Features Worth A Mention
High Specification Model
There are a lot of features in this really useful drill. The LED light is good for working in poorly lit areas. This drill is also light in weight so users need not worry about hand or arm fatigue.
It is always good to have a reverse function for getting drill bits unstuck or for removing screws. This along with a range of torque settings, make this model really versatile, powerful and useful.
This product is well made, feels pretty nice in the hand and the battery life is good. As it is small and light it is also useful for working in tight or cramped areas. It also works really well on light to medium jobs.
Now although there are plenty of accessories they are not high end ones, but again more than good enough for general purposes around the home.
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Main Review of the Terratek DY153820
Terratek have certainly made their mark in the cordless tool market. They seem to be able to offer well designed and well made products at affordable prices. This particular model is evidence of that. Buyers clearly like it and it is certainly a great starter drill.
It would also be a good drill for anyone who does not want to spend a fortune and just wants to have one of these in their tool kit, as and when they need it. At 18 volts the drill is powerful enough to take on most tasks, and according to buyers the battery life is pretty good.
Like any drill always have a good read through the manual. In there you will find how to make use of all the features and especially the torque settings, which many users just never take the time to understand. When you do it makes a huge difference to your standard of work.
This one is very easy to use and we would recommend it to any person looking an affordable drill/driver.
What Buyers Liked About the Terratek DY153820 Model
- Battery life is good
- Pretty simple to use
- Light in weight yet very robust
- Loved the LED light
- The accessory kit gives you more than enough to get started right away
What Buyers Did Not Like About the Terratek DY153820
- Some people said it was not that powerful
- Some said the accessories were soft - they are cheap and cheerful
Pros & Cons Summary
- Best Rated of all the Terratek cordless drills
- Good quality product that gets great consistently high reviews
- Great range of features
- Compact, lightweight yet powerful
My Conclusion & Recommendation
This is their best in range and buyers support this by giving it the highest rated in the entire Terratek range. If you need a good quality drill/driver for all purpose use around the home and garden, at an affordable price, then this is about as good as it gets.