Kobalt 1424A-03 Review

If you’re on a budget, the Kobalt 1424A-03 is the drill for you. This drill got an A- in our user experience survey. Thanks for reading and be sure to check out our article on the best cordless drill.

This drill is surprisingly strong and power as compared to prize paid for this drill. It spins at a maximum speed of 2,000 RPM and can produce up to 650 inch-pounds of torque, and they are the highest speed and torque specs of any drill that we reviewed. But still this one is not a perfect drill by any means. C score was scored by this drill in our battery life survey. This problem is very severe because the drill comes with only one battery, which takes a full hour to recharge. For example you ran out of charging during your work, then you have to wait for an hour for so that battery is charged instead it would be better if it has an extra battery so that we can swap the batteries and carry on your work. It is also relatively heavy as compared to the competitive drills. It weighs 4 pounds – the average weight of the drills we reviewed is 3.5 pounds. This may not seem like a big difference, but when you’re working on an intensive task for hours, that extra half pound makes a difference. Despite all the issues, this drill fits best for the  home tool set by paying just $99, which is very low as compared to what we get.


  • Produces a lot of torque
  • Spins at high speeds
  • Costs less than $100


  • Only comes with one battery
  • Runs out of power quickly
  • Battery takes a full hour to recharge
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