I ordered this drill as I had some home repair projects to do. I already had a B&D Trimmer, which I really like too. So I already had a few extra batteries for back-up. (never needed to use them). I have been pleasantly surprised at the torque power. The battery lasted over 4 hours, and was going strong when I had finished my project.
This drill is not meant to build a house, but it sure is an excellent tool to have to do jobs around the house. The added bits are nice too.