What People Think About The Porter-Cable PCC606LA Drill/Driver Kit?

Porter-Cable PCC606LA 20-Volt 1/2-Inch Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver Kit

The PCC600 is part of the Porter-Cable’s 20 Volt MAX line-up. At 3.5 pounds, it is a lightweight cordless drill which is perfectly suited for DIY homeowners. Porter-Cable is a good brand and many people have found that this battery-operated drill has more than enough power for around the house jobs. Here is a brief rundown of the pros and cons of the Porter-Cable PCC606LA drill/driver kit.

The PCC606LA includes one PCC600 drill/driver, one PCC680L Lithium-ion compact battery, one PCC690L battery charger, and one double-ended bit tip. Priced a bit higher, the PCCK600LB drill/driver kit includes two PCC680L batteries. If you also have a need for an impact driver, consider to get the PCCK602L2 combo kit. What is best for you depends on what kind of projects you want to do.

Weighing 0.8 lbs, the compact battery contributes to the overall lightweight of the drill. The battery is designed to work on all Porter-Cable 20v MAX power tools. It provides 1.5Ah. Compares this with the black battery PCC681L which is rated 1.3Ah. A higher Ah (amp hour) rating means more power and runtime. It might not have the longevity for construction crews, but based on the customer feedback it can power the drill a good bit of time.

There is a battery indicator on the drill that shows you how much charge is left in the battery. If you have two batteries, this will minimize downtime by helping anticipate battery swaps. More than that, completely discharging a Li-ion battery may damage it so the fuel meter is a very handy feature. When it comes to Lithium-ion, a partial discharge reduces stress and prolongs battery life. The PCC680L features no memory.

The 20V drill/driver has dual-range gearing (0-400/0-1,600). The maximum speed is better than the average. Basically, the slow range gives you a lot more torque which is necessary for more demanding applications. The motor delivers 330 Units Watts Out. Definitely, it is not the most powerful drill in its class. However, compared to the PCC601 model that only delivers 283 Units Watts Out, you can expect it to deliver more power.

PORTER-CABLE PCC680L 20-Volt Lithium Ion Battery

In addition to the two-speed gear box, there are 23 clutch settings (22 + drill) that allow you to adjust the amount of torque that will be delivered to the screw head. This 20V cordless drill also comes equipped with 1/2-inch metal ratcheting chuck. The fact that the keyless chuck can be tightened with one hand is another plus point of this compact power tool.

Other features of the PCC606LA include an LED light and two magnetic bit holders that are adequate for smaller bits. The LED turns on automatically when the trigger is pulled. This comes in very handy if you are working in dark corners or under a sink. Combined with the compact size (7 3/4″ length) and lightweight design (3.5lbs), the contoured over molded grill helps minimize user fatique.

Overall, most owners are happy with the Porter-Cable PCC606LA one-battery model. Not all the reviews of this product are positive however. Some reviewers wish the kit came with a plastic hard case. Others have reported that the the belt clip shown in the images did not come included with the drill.

Further, it has received a few complaints in regard to the position of the LED light. Finally, some have commented that there is a slight wobble in the chuck. That being said, this is a common problem with even the more expensive drills. Not a lot of the reviewers have reported this issue.

Those who are currently using this tool love how powerful and fast it is. Some reviewers have reported that the speed and power is beyond their expectations. Clearly, it has plenty of power for the size. Other positive comments have been made for the battery life. It can hold a charge for a reasonable period of time.

Positive comments have also been made for the build quality. Lightweight, but solid construction. This drill is compact but not too small. The ergonomic design and the non-slip grip handle make it easy to use. With a keyless design, changing bits will not be a problem.

The PCC606LA drill/driver kit is not perfect. But if what you want is a well-designed cordless driver/drill which is convenient to use for jobs around the house, then it is worth considering.


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