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Model#: SKLN2898LI-02
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Skil 2898LI-02 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Drill Driver

  • Skil 2898LI-02 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Drill Driver
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Skil's 2898LI-02 Drilling is a cinch with the 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Drill Driver. Capable of delivering 400 in-lbs of torque, and its conveniently lightweight and compact. It's small enough to reach into tight areas and corners, and is the tool choice for over the head continuous work. The short head length improves balance and control of the tool, and it also has a soft secure grip for more comfort as you work.
Features:
  • 20 + 1 position clutch for precise drilling and driving
  • Delivers up to 400 in-lbs. of torque for maximum power
  • Lightweight and powerful design
  • On-tool bit storage keeps bits handy
  • Slide-assist handle for controlled, accurate drilling
Includes:
  • 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Drill Driver - 2898LI-02
  • 18V Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Charger
  • Double-Ended Bit
  • Carrying Bag
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Specifications

Cordless: Yes
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Chuck Size: 1/2 in.
Chuck Type: Keyless
Clutch Settings: 20 + 1
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 0 - 450 / 0 - 1,400
Power Type: Electric
Torque: 400 in-lbs
Voltage: 18V

Recommendations

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
55 Reviews
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Would you recommend?
Yes (55)
Pros
Easy To Use (47)
Powerful (46)
Ergonomic Design (1)
Cons
Heavy (2)
Best Uses
Home Repair (44)
Frequent Use (2)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
18 volt lithium drill/driver
beats the hell over ni-cads, much much lighter and hold a much longer charge.
July 20, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
so far, i'm totally pleased
after no less than 4, count 'em, 4 cheap drills from that discounter of discounters i went searching for just a battery to add to my collection of old obsolete useless ones with my new collection of modern useless ones. i wanted a lithium-ion to replace the ni-cads. those li-on batteries are everything that ni-cads aren't. they hold a charge; they hold a charge and they hold a charge...and without the "memory" problems. but you pay for it. big time. so when i saw price tags nearing hundred bucks for ONE??!! battery i decided to buy another drill from the discounter. then voila, this Skil drill that was less that the price of the batteries. and it included a battery. and a charger. i kept rechecking the price. yep. the whole shebangeroo for less than a battery alone. when i got it home, it worked. i drilled wood, metal, drove nail-screws and dropped it once from the attic to a carpeted floor with nary a scratch. and it performed, and still performs, wonderfully...with frightening power compared to the junk i'm used to. and i even attached the side handle just to be cocky when i started drilling into some particularly hard wood. it performed like something with twice its power, and i know that sounds like an exaggeration and there may be some differing gear ratio to account for it, but when i say twice the power i mean AT LEAST that. then again, using old ni-cads on cheap tools is the base standard i work from. so far, i'm delighted. i don't know if it will fall apart tomorrow but after nearly a week of near constant use my faith in internet discounts is restored.
November 9, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Superb Value & Performance
Two of these drills [...]was an unbelievably great deal. Thank you!
August 9, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
great buy
great in tight places for drilling holes in boats.
October 29, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Look and Works Like New
Although this drill was reconditioned, it looked and worked like new. I was also amazed at how quickly it arrived, much faster than I expected. It came with a soft case which was nice and roomy. I like the Lithium Ion battery technology which charges fast, keeps a charge longer and weighs less than most NiCads. For the money, I haven't seen anything that had the features of this drill. Don't know how it would stand up to commercial use, but for bigger home projects it is powerful and rugged enough.
October 30, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Seems to work as advertised
I have used the drill only a few times since purchase, but I am fully satisfied, including with it as a reconditioned item. To the novice, i.e., me, it looks new. I also am satisfied with the price, which is substantially less expensive than new items and the same item sold via some other outlets. Mysteriously, the prices at some other outlets plus shipping are identical to the price I paid including shipping. Go figure.
October 22, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
A great way to switch to Lithium
I bought two of these (reconditioned) to get the lithium batteries to replace the ni-cd batteries that came with all of my Skil 18v tools. It works great. Getting the extra drills and soft carrying cases is a bonus.
October 10, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Love it
I have used this for so many things at home and at work and it's made it easy I would buy another
December 10, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Skil 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Drill Driv
Great drill
December 25, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Cons
Heavy
Best Uses
Home Repair
tools are a great value for casual users
case is quite handy have put additional drill and flashlight in it. one trip to places instead of struggling with arms full. have purchased from them before and have been pleased with the products.
December 31, 2013

Questions & Answers

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Will the SB 18A battery work on this model?
Keithpriest on Jun 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, you can use the SB18A battery with this drill.
For the cordless drill drivers, what is the difference between the 3/8" & 1/2" chuck size. Is that the depth? the maximum opening diameter? My husband said he wanted 3/8, but the other features he wants only come in 1/2, if I buy the 1/2 will he not be able to use his existing bits and drivers?
Lara the Wife on Nov 24, 2013
BEST ANSWER: The 1/2" drill chuck will hold a larger bit. This is the maximum opening diameter. The 3/8" drill bits will work in the 1/2" drill.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 18V Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Drill Driver - 2898LI-02,
18V Lithium-Ion Battery,
Charger,
Double-Ended Bit,
Carrying Bag
18V Cordless Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver - 2898LI-02-RT,
Lithium-Ion Battery,
One Hour Charger,
Combo Bit,
Soft Case
Availability: Out of Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited

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