I am very excited to review the Panasonic EY6432GQKW Drill. I don’t know why, but finding this drill just got me in love with discovering new power tools again.
I did not know that Panasonic made drills, to me the name was just synonymous with TVs and other gadgets. My finding this drill was like finding a TV from DeWALT. It was unexpected and as it turns out very lucky too because it is one of the best drills and woodworking tools I have ever used.
Here are some of the best features of this drill.
Great Ergonomics and Lightweight
The Panasonic drill is nicely designed and has sleek and simple lines. It is very easy to handle and it I also well balanced. It is easy to grip and comes with rubber portions that avoid slippage.
The EY6432GQKW is also fairly lightweight and is easy to handle, especially for jobs that take a long time. The drill has also been designed so that it works for both right-handed and left-handed individuals.
It also stands on its own and is easy to keep handy at all times.
Variable Speed, 18 Speed Clutch, and Great Torque
Variable speed is important, especially if you are going to be using the drill for more than just one function. It is ideal for those who will be working with wood and metal.
The 18 Stage Clutch Setting of the EY6432GQKW is also great for people who need accurate drilling. It helps to make sure that the correct amount of torque is available for every job done.
The Panasonic EY6432GQKW also has great torque and puts out 390 inch/lbs. It also has reliable RPM settings.
Quick Charge and Great Design
The drill charges in as little as 55 minutes. This is a great feature for the EY6432GQKW Drill/Driver because it keeps the drill working. If you are going to use your drill a lot then you would need to have something that always has juice.
The tool has also been nicely designed with the variable speed control trigger found in a convenient location. Other functions like the forward/reverse switch may also be operated one-handedly.
It is also powered by reliable NiMH Batteries.
What Others Are Saying
Here are some of the things that users have to say about the Panasonic EY6432GQKW 15.6 Volt Cordless Drill/Driver. You can check review on panasonic.com
“Per the Title, I built a house w one of these and it never – ever – let me down. 2×6 spruce framing; anchoring Jotoba Hardwood (4th hardest hardwood) screwing-in Densglass under soffit (weird angles) you name it, this was my favored tool as it just did what was required and sometimes exceed expectations given its light-weight/excellent torque/and balance in-hand. Which is why I am on this site, so as to buy a new where the ‘Ol girl still works but the switch (For/Back) is getting flaky but, like I said: I built a house with this unit so it was beat-up and used every day for one and a half years in a wide variety of application. And, screwing v. nailing is just so much more intelligent and flexible; particularly when the inspector takes issue with location o’ gas fireplace at the foot o’ tub for the third time re building codes. Unscrew and Re-use!”
“I have used this drill for years. It is hardy and well built. It is easy to repair and is well worth the cost. The only down side is, as has been noted elsewhere, it is hard to find, but, worth every second of effort.”
“I have a predessor to this model and have been using it for 17 years. It is very balanced in my hand, takes an enormous amount of abuse and just keeps coming back for more. The chuck works great is smaller than most so it doesn’t get in the way and closes down completely so in those rare cases I can chuck even the smallest of bits. When I first purchased this unit I tested it aginst many other models and found this drill to be the most powerfull and had the smallest footprint of all the competitors. This has been one of the best products I have ever owned. I was waiting for this unit to die for years so I could upgrade to a newer drill, but it just won’t die.”
“This is the best there is. I’ve owned most of them – Bosch, Makita, PC, Dewalt, Milwaukee. I finally got the Panasonic. The batteries seem to last “forever.”
You can go to Amazon.com if you want to read more reviews from the people who have used the Panasonic EY6432GQKW Drill.
Even though it seems to be a great overall drill, the Panasonic EY6432GQKW has received one or two complaints from it users. One of the first complaints has to do with the chuck as some users have reported that it is difficult to center.
I checked this out and what I found was that as long as you position properly, you won’t be having a trouble with the chuck.
Some users also complained about the batteries burning out. Some users said that they saw smoke coming off the drill. This seemed to occur with a certain batch of drills. Most of the users who observed this said that they reported it to Panasonic. As it turns out there was a problem and the company was able to send them replacement batteries with no charge at all.
This issue with the batteries has not been seen in the newer batches. Although, if an issue does occur with the drill, the company has a wonderful customer service policy and they be able to help clients deal with any issues that may come up.
In fact, Panasonic’s customer service has received such high ratings from users with many citing that it is so much better than many of the customer service provided by better-known drill brands.
How Much Is It?
The EY6432GQKW drill/driver is available from a lot of different stores, including Amazon.
- Weight: 4.8 lbs
- Length: 208 mm
- Batteries: 3.5 AMP NiHm
- Max Torque: 390 lbs/inch
- Chuck Size: 1/2 inch
- Speed: Variable
What’s In the Box?
- 1 Panasonic EY6432GQKW 15.6V Drill/Driver
- 2 NiMH Battery Packs
- Molded Case
Where Can I Get More Information?
Go to Amazon.com to learn more about this Panasonic Drill. If you want to buy it, you can also go to the Panasonic site or you can get it from Amazon.