Read the manual: The battery pack for this tool has been shipped in a low charge condition to prevent possible problems. Therefore, you should charge overnight prior to use. Note Batteries will not reach full charge the first time they are charhged. Allow serveral cycles (operation followed by charging) for them to become fully charged.After normail usage, 3 hours or less charging time is required for fully recharge battery pack.If both red and orage LED indicators glow, the battery pack is deeply or completely discharged, and 6 hours or longer charging time is required to fully recharge battery pack.
This is a great drill for around the house. I would reccomend it highly. Very compact and light weight compared to another one I have. However I find myself using this one a lot more. I re-did my deck this past summer and needed my other 20 volt to drive in the long deck screws. This one would not have done the job. Common sense is the key, again this light weight takes care of most home needs that are not heavy duty. It runs very well.
Bought this to screw in drywall screws. Works great. The 9.6 v power isn't enough to replace my drill for the big jobs, but for $30 it is a perfect compliment to my more powerfull tools for everyday household needs. Seems to have a long battery life.
For 30 bucks, you really can't beat this drill...and it includes charger and TWO batteries. in a molded case.Primarily I bought this for outside duty, particularly hurricane shutter preps. But it's so convenient and has enough torque - variatble, btw - for everything else, that my faithful (Ryobi) corded drill now sits in the closet most days.Hey, no more chuck keys to lose either!About the best 30 bucks I've spent.