At the time of this posting, Amazon and Walmart both have the Porter Cable PCC608LB 20V Max brushless cordless drill kit on sale for $86. $86 for a brushless drill kit? That’s a very good deal, for any brand.
Here’s what you get:
- 360 MWO max power output (what’s that all about?)
- 293 in-lbs max torque
- 0-430/1700 RPM (no-load)
- 8″ length
- Weighs 3.2 lbs
The kit comes with a 1.3Ah battery and a basic charger.
Why Buy This Porter Cable Deal?
- Under $100 for a brushless cordless drill kit is a good bargain
- Porter Cable 20V Max platform has value-priced core tools of decent quality
- Reasonable specs for the money, closely comparable to the Dewalt DCD777 brushless drill kit
In a nutshell, this looks to be a good value-priced brushless drill. It offers you more than cheaper entry-priced options, but isn’t as pricey as the next-best brushless cordless drill kit deals.
Why Should You Not Buy this Deal?
- You don’t get enough battery or charger for ideal entry into 20V Max platform
- Better $99 options are likely a month away
If you need a cordless drill, this is a good choice for the money. But if you can bump your budget up to $99, there are many more options, and better options. If you’re looking for this to be a gateway into Porter Cable’s 20V Max cordless power tool lineup, you’ll end up wanting a bigger batter and faster charger.
Other Porter Cable Cordless Drill Deals to Consider
If you want to save a little bit more money, there’s also a Porter Cable 20V Max cordless drill kit for $80. Amazon’s photo misled me for a moment, as they show (2) batteries, but that model number kit only comes with (1). Compared to the deal above, you lose a little on max power (330 UWO) and speed (0-400/0-1,600 RPM), but you save about 1/4″ on tool length, and get a slightly higher capacity battery pack (although brushed motors are less efficient so it’s hard to comment about comparative runtime expectations).
Buy Now(PCC606LA kit via Amazon)
There’s also the Porter Cable PCC601LB cordless drill kit, which has more entry-level specs.
We reviewed a very similar Craftsman cordless drill. Compared to that kit, this Porter Cable is a little more expensive, but you get a second battery.
What I’d Pick
If you can wait and are willing to spend more, there are bound to be some sweet deals as Father’s Day nears.
Here’s our roundup of 2018’s Black Friday and holiday season cordless drill kit deals. Father’s Day deals are usually a mix of repeat deals and unique deals, with the new deals featuring slightly different tools or kit configurations.
But, if you just need a budget-priced drill kit, this deal looks to be a pretty good one. Let’s just be clear about what it is – an inexpensive cordless drill. The brushless motor is the eye-catching part. A couple of years ago, the prospect of a brushless drill kit for under $99 would have been unthinkable.
Here’s a good challenge – if you don’t think this is a good deal, what would you recommend in its place to someone looking for a light duty 18V-class cordless drill kit?