Porter-Cable 18V Drill/Driver Giveaway

By Todd Fratzel on Giveaways


Porter-Cable Drill/Driver Giveaway Winner. Ok folks, after tallying up close to 300 entries we have a winner.

First let me say thank you to Porter-Cable for sponsoring this months Giveaway. Secondly, let me tease you and say we have one more drill to give away……but it’s ONLY for our Newsletter Subscribers…so…if you are not a subscriber…you better hurry up and subscribe this week!

Ok…the winner is…..John M. John is an avid workshop nut so I’m sure he’ll put it to good use.

Thank you to everyone that entered. We’ll have some more great giveaways this spring as we peal some more great tools out of the tool manufacturers.

Porter-Cable 18 Volt Lithium Ion Drill/Driver – Model PCL180CDK-2

Earlier this year Porter-Cable rolled out a new 18 Volt Drill/Driver that we tested and reviewed over on Tool Box Buzz (Porter-Cable PCL180CDK Review). I’m so impressed with this “compact” 18 Volt Drill/Driver than it’s become my go to drill/driver out of a massive arsenal of tools. If you missed my review here are the basics.

Specifications and Features

  • All metal 1/2 in. keyless chuck offers excellent bit retention and jobsite durability
  • Integral L.E.D. work-light provides additional light to work area for greater visibility
  • 2-Speed high torque/high speed gearbox (0-350, 0-1,500 RPM) for increased productivity and for heavy applications
  • High output motor delivers 424 in/lbs of torque – The power to complete jobsite applications more efficiently
  • 22 Position clutch allows the user to properly set torque which reduces over-driving and stripping of fasteners
  • Compact 8.1 ” Drill length easily fits into tight drilling and fastening applications
  • 3.8 lbs with LX battery pack reduces user fatigue during extended periods of use
  • Contoured handle with over mold provides better fit in user hands and minimizes rubbing and vibration
  • Low Impedance 1.3 amp/hour Lithium Ion Batteries optimizes drill performance by providing more energy to tool during heavy applications
  • 30 Minute Multi-volt charger quickly charges both Lithium Ion and NiCD batteries to keep the user working
  • Compatible with Porter-Cable Lithium Ion and NiCD battery packs allows user to use all Porter-Cable 18 volt batteries regardless of chemistry

If you want to hear my thoughts on this drill check out my short video preview below:

How To Enter The Porter-Cable 18V Drill Driver Giveaway

Would you like a chance to win your own Porter-Cable 18V Drill/Driver? There are THREE different ways to enter this contest and you may enter each option once per household. 


You may enter each one of the following 3 options once per household. PLEASE ONLY LEAVE ONE COMMENT, You can list all your entries and we’ll total them up. PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE Multiple comments.

  1. Leave a comment below telling us how you would use the Porter-Cable 18V Drill/Driver.
  2. Facebook – Visit our Facebook Fan Page and LIKE us. Leave a comment on the wall telling us what you think of the Porter-Cable 18V Drill/Driver. While you’re at it why not check out Porter-Cable’s Facebook Page and LIKE them as well.
  3. Newsletter Sign-Up – One of the best ways to keep up to date with our great giveaways, home improvement advice and tool reviews is signing up for our FREE weekly newsletter. In order to qualify for this entry you MUST sign-up and finish the opt-in process after you receive the welcome email. To sign up follow this LINK.

Fine Print

Entries must be received by 11:59 PM EST on March 17, 2012. The winner will be announced on March 18, 2012.

Only residents of the U.S. are eligible. One entry per household per each method above for a maximum total of three. Spam entries will not be counted. Spam entries are determined at the sole discretion of Front Steps Media.

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Tool Box Buzz. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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  1. Chad Boyd says:

    1.)I would use this on the job doing construction and at home with all of the DIY projects I have going on.

    2.) Already like yo an Facebook, and I commented as requested.

    3.) Of course I get the most useful newsie already!

  2. mark winslade says:

    this drill would be an asset to any toolbox…..

  3. Larry Howe says:

    I can retire my old Craftsman rechargeable to my Son, and use this gem.

  4. scott prentice says:

    I would use it as a cordless drill/driver. I was going to use it as a saw, but then I thought that was just silly. I already have a saw. Then I thought, well maybe as a hammer. Naw, it would not last long as a hammer and I have one of them already too. So, a drill/driver it is. Especially since my makita died on me not long ago.

  5. Brandon Garde says:

    Love the newsletter, and would really love that drill! I’ve been researching them recently, it is time to upgrade from my current drill, and my backup DeWalt just died. Thanks.

  6. Tony Hoch says:

    Have been a follower of the newsletter for years. Already thinking of a new project to make use of the Porter Cable Drill Driver!!!

  7. randy saunders says:

    I would use this great drill to finish building my home! I also did the other two entries.

  8. Marc S says:

    I would use the Porter-Cable 18V Drill/Driver to replace my Craftsman drill, which I’ve pretty much worn out doing odd DIY jobs around the house.

    • Robert Ouellette says:

      I would use it for all my home and car repairs,great tool been in business along time how could a drill like this not be great. Rob

  9. William Austin says:

    This drill would come in handy with all the remodeling I plan to do to my home.

  10. Gary says:

    Really resent your making Facebook membership a requirement for your drawings. I refuse to be a part of one of the biggest marketing scams of all time and let’s not even get into the privacy issues.
    Shame on you!

    • Todd says:

      Gary – It’s not a requirement, if you read closely you’ll see that you can enter without using Facebook. While I respect your desire to not partake in Facebook some of us actually enjoy using it.

  11. Tom Medina says:

    I like that the Multi-volt charger can charge both the Lithium Ion and NiCD batteries.

  12. Scottc says:

    With a home purchase looming, I would have at least two years of improvement projects to use the drill for – wall repairs and drywall work for one.

  13. Kirk Weese says:

    I would use the Porter-Cable Drill/Driver for repairs around the farm.

  14. Steve says:

    I am in the planning phase of finishing my basement, and this drill would really come in handy for the construction phase. My 14V cordless just does not cut it anymore, loses power too quickly, not strong enough.

  15. bob fratzel says:

    I would use the Porter-Cable 18V Drill/Driver to replace the one that my son borrowed and I think I will never get back

  16. Gary says:

    If it is any thing like my Porter Cable Belt Sander I would use it for every project.

  17. ronnie says:

    1.)I would use this on the job doing construction and cabinet install’s “for a big box store” and at home with all of the DIY projects I have going on.

    2.) Already like u on Facebook, and I commented as requested.

    3.) Of course I get the most useful newsie already!

  18. Very handy tool for almost any construction project. You gotta love the Porter-Cable 18V Drill/Driver.

  19. Mike says:

    I would replace my cheapo disposable black&decker nicad drill! I’m finishing my basement (using Todd’s method, of course), and a good drill would be nice to have.

  20. Michael Marrone says:

    Would really enjoying having a “real drill” … I am in the process of finishing my basement and have a cheap drill from Target, its time to step it up for many upcoming house projects! I love that it has the work light and 30 min charger.

  21. David Gaisford says:

    I have an old DeWalt that served me well but alas the batteries need replacing and the trigger switch is on the fritz. I started to remodel my basement and need a good portable drill to work with. I’ll use it there and throughout the house and in my yard as I continue with the many improvements we have envisioned.

  22. Rebecca says:

    I could definitely use that drill. I own a fixer-upper with LOTS of projects and the only drill I have is an old one purchased from a garage sale!! And this one looks like it would be a nice addition to my life!!

  23. Russell says:

    With three girls in the house there is plenty of things I can do with that drill

  24. Gene Dahlke says:

    My Dewalt is getting old so I need to replace it. The Porter Cable would work nice if it is as good as their other tools.

    Already like your FB page, and have subcribed to the newsletter.

  25. mike s. says:

    Seems like a solid enough drill. My old Rigid needs a new battery, but usually by the time one of my tools needs a new battery, I end up replacing the whole thing anyway. I’m more looking for an impact driver, but if its free, I can live without :)

    Liked you on facebook.

    Subbed to your newsletters.

  26. Keith Davis says:

    This would replace my B/D and we would go everywhere together.

  27. derrick says:

    Hey I’m interested in Porter cable to see how well ergonomics r with this drill and how long battery like is. However I’m a diehard dewalt Guy so if I win this its gonna be a gift for my dad I have the 20v Max drill driver. But to win this would be kool.

  28. Paulo F says:

    This would sure come in handy building my man cave this summer!

  29. Derek says:

    1)I’d replace my old Craftsman 14.4 and it would come in handy for work around the house.

    2) I already subscribe to your newsletter

  30. Amy Brewer says:

    My husband and I would put it to good use with our home projects we do. This could help build our shelter house and picnic tables that we want outside..not to mention all the inside work we could do with it.
    email subscriber.

  31. Von says:

    I have used a porter cable drill before and it worked great, I would love to compare the difference between the old one and a lithium Ion drill. I have heard great things but have never had the opportunity to try it out. I have tons of projects I have to do that could use that drill.

  32. Tariq Hussain says:

    I need to create a shelves for storage room in the basement and in the garage. A big project for a starter. It would be handy to have a relaiable Drill like Porter Cable to get my project done efficiently.

  33. Sunshyn V says:

    We’d use it on our next project – building a pocket door for the bathroom.

    I subscribe to your newsletter (chainmail (at)iwon dot com)

  34. Suzanne H says:

    I’d give it to my husband. He’d love it!

    I like you on FB – Suzanne Hill.

    I subscribe to your newsletter.

  35. Ryan says:

    the best drill ever

  36. R Knight says:

    My 22 year old Craftsman plug-in drill needs replacing. I could sure use this!

  37. Andrew Gordon says:

    I could have used it on my floor boards recently

  38. Judy Woodruff says:

    My husband loves Porter Cable and has many of their tools. He would use it on the many many projects of his. We have a bathroom remodel in the near future and I’m sure that it would come in handy.

  39. Margaret Smith says:

    Like you on FB (Margaret E. Smith)
    and I’m a subscriber.
    I’d love to use this for repairs around our home. Right now, I need to hang new curtain and blind hardware and wish I had this to help me with that chore.

  40. Dan says:

    I’d recycle my old 18V clunker into a doorstop – and use this drill to screw it into the floor!
    And then some more home remodeling projects on an old farmhouse….

  41. Jack O'Brien says:

    Looks like a handy drill, would be very useful. Porter cable has not let me down quality wise yet either.

  42. Beth B says:

    i would use the drill to do all the projects around the house my husband never gets to. there are a lot!!
    i subscribe to your emails.

  43. Jack Winn says:

    I would use that very nice drill/driver when maintaining my Home & workshop, & all my other projects that come up.

  44. Harold says:

    Porter Cable is awesome, and this tool would be a great addition to the “family” that I can use around the house and most importantly to install a couple of new interior doors and a pergola in the patio.

  45. Kathleen Conner says:

    I love the Integral L.E.D. work-light–that’s a REALLY great idea!

  46. Kathleen Conner says:

    am an email subscriber

  47. Danny Bradford says:

    I have other Porter-Cable tools and they work great. I need a second drill so not to change bits so often.

  48. Cindi says:

    Our son graduated from college in December and has a job.
    Now, he has a bid on a home that will need some remodeling…
    This Porter-Cable 18V Drill/Driver would be great for him!
    Also, I “Like” you on Facebook and left a comment on your
    wall. I also “Like” Porter Cable on Facebook. (Cindi Hoppes)
    I am already an email newsletter subscriber of yours.
    Thanks very much…

  49. Bob F says:

    I would replace my old Dewalt cordless drill that won’t hold a charge and use it for home repair jobs

  50. Bob F says:

    I’m an newsletter subscriber

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  51. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    we are redoing our house so this would be great
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  52. Jim Dickerman says:

    I would use this drill to install sheeting while building a new garage

  53. B.W. says:

    Love Porter-Cable products!

  54. Christine says:

    We’re planning an addition on our home and I know this Porter-Cable 18V Drill/Driver would surely help with that. Thank you!

    I like you on facebook (ChristineFidance) and posted on your wall.

    I’m a subscriber.

  55. Colin says:

    I would replace my old firestorm drills with this Porter Cable drill so I can finally finish a job without having to recharge my batteries a hundred times.

  56. Carmen says:

    Fixing up my girlfriends house

  57. Steven Gaither says:

    I would use the Porter-Cable 18V Drill/Driver around the house on odd jobs.

  58. Paula Tavernie says:

    On projects around the house!

    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  59. Matt says:

    Love all my Porter-Cable tools even have two circular saws. My drill isn’t, but it is shot.

  60. Matthew Hofbauer says:

    I’m a bit of a jack of all trades, sometimes I’ll use it in the home, the shop and sometimes for work.

    FB entry: http://www.facebook.com/homeconstructionimprovement/posts/10150645076674917

    Subscribed awhile ago, thank you and good luck everyone!

  61. tracy davis says:

    I would use the Porter-Cable Drill/Driver for repairs around the home.

  62. Cindy Lehner-Smith says:

    When I am looking to purchase any tools, I look at Porter Cable first. In fact my first power tool was a Porter Cable plunge router, which still is as good as new. I am going to re-do my lower level and need a drill/driver that is reliable and performs!

  63. Dustin Travis says:

    I would use this drill for doing work in my garage, on my race cars and other vehicles, and for around the house

  64. Alan Bartos says:

    My craftsman is wore out too many DIY projects? Nope never.

  65. david white says:

    I will use this drill on all of my DIY projects. I am currently finishing my basement and could use all the help I can get.



  66. Jake says:

    Buying a new house, so this drill would be getting LOTS of use all over the place.

  67. Mark says:

    sure be handy work on the house ,brother in-law has one, sure is handy and light with power

  68. Ken McFarland says:

    I would use this for projects around the house. I only have one
    cordless drill currently and it’s a larger one. I’m looking to use
    this on the smaller jobs around the house and having two is always
    handy. One second you need to drill a hole and the next you need
    to screw something in. It looks like a great lightweight drill.

  69. Emily says:

    I would give this to my dad.

  70. anna t. says:

    I use my drill/driver around the home and workshop.

  71. Eric Burrill says:

    I am a building contractor in skowhegan,me. I have been out of work for two months now. Barely scraping by at the moment…. I would use the porter cable drill for installing cabinetry, building decks, and many many more projects… I have a burnt up DEWALT drill now and could really use this for sure. I am hopefully building a home for my family and myself in the next few months. I have a house I start building for my brother in the next coming week. THE PORTER CABLE DRILL could help me and my family so much!! Thank you!

  72. jen says:

    I would use to hang shelving units in a large closet project I have going on right now.

  73. Cheryl Hodges says:

    My boyfriend’s was stolen so he uses my B&D driver. I’d give this to him because he uses mine daily and this one could handle the workload better than mine.

  74. Wally W. says:

    I am putting together the plans for a custom shed this summer. I will be using a ton of screws and this will definitely be a vital tool to have on hand. I am sure the Lithium Ion Batteries will make an easy task of the assembly procedure.

  75. Jeff Carter says:

    This smaller drill would be a great benefit. I’m currently refinishing my basement. The power drill I have now is a good drill, but it’s size was a detriment in some of the places I had to reach. Thanks for the contest.

  76. Bruce says:

    I’d use this for all my home improvement projects. (My old drill/driver is DEAD – and this one would be SO MUCH BETTER than that one ever was!)

  77. brian says:

    great giveaway, liked HCI and Porter cable pages, and signed up for newsletter Thanks

  78. Bruce says:

    I have soooo many projects a drill/driver would be useful on.

  79. Scott Kershaw says:

    Just stumbled on to your site and it’s wonderful!

    1. I would love to use this drill to blow my current Ryobi out of the water then I would make pocket holes in everything I own.

    2. Liked HCI on Facebook!

    3. Subscribed to the newsletter. I am stoked to learn!

  80. Jason Haskins says:

    I would use this drill for diy projects and handyman work I do on the side

  81. Mark Young says:

    I could really use this on my remodeling job at home I have older tools and could use new ones.

  82. Jeff C. says:

    I would use the drill/driver to fix the boards on my aging deck and to fix my streetside mailbox that was killed by a Chicago snow plow :)

  83. Stewart says:

    You can never have enough drills handy

  84. Israel Goldshmid says:

    i would use it to help me finish my kitchen refinishing and new bookcase

  85. patricia skinner says:

    1 – I would use the drill/driver to fix the gate on my fence.
    2 – I like you on fb and left a message.

  86. clynsg says:

    I would use it as a gift for one of my grandsons, or for their father, all of whom do basic household repairs.

  87. Leona P says:

    my husband would use it for multipl home projects

  88. brian says:

    would love this!

  89. marty milburn says:

    this drill would be mack! it would really make putting my cornhole boards together!!!!

  90. Danielle says:

    Our kids have taken just about every tool my husband owns and now they are gone. My husband would love to have the 18V Drill/Driver, it would be a nice replacement to the 3 that have disappeared. :(

  91. Danielle says:

    I am a subscriber to your newsletter.

  92. tamar says:

    I will use it for assembly jobs around the house. We built our bookcase, for example, and could’ve used this.

  93. Daniel M says:

    our deck needs an overhaul

  94. Jayson says:

    I work on many projects, either wood or electrical. Either way, the 18V Drill/Driver will be a great addition to my other tools.

  95. Bill P says:

    The Porter-Cable 18V Drill/Driver would be a great addition to my collection of cordless tools.

  96. Wendy Guihan says:

    i will use it to remode my home.

  97. Debbie C says:

    We would use the Porter Cable Drill to repair a badly damaged deck and for other DIY and repair projects.


  98. Ara Stepanian says:

    Renovating my house so I can sell it.

  99. I would use the drill to blend milkshakes. Nothing blends a milkshake better than a power drill with a paint stirring paddle.

  100. rick finney says:

    i would put this drill to the test in the field on the job aplication is the true tuff test!

  101. Avrora Davidovna says:

    I’d like to use it to build a raised garden bed!

  102. MIKE says:

    I have just moved into my last house. MY wife already has two large projects for me, the first being gut the basement and change the layout. The second, she would like a deck the length of the house.
    My wife will put the drill to good use. Ha. Ha.

  103. erma says:

    I’d use this to build a shed.

  104. Adam says:

    I’ll use it often while making improvements to my 1915 Craftsman house and on various woodworking projects.

  105. Justin says:

    I would use this drill on everything, heck, I’d go to my neighbors just to see if they had something I could drill or drive!

  106. Jovan B. says:

    I would use the drill to put up some sturdy shelves in my garage.

  107. Diane Baum says:

    I would use it for doing repair work in my home

  108. carol s. says:

    I would use it to help in the repair of my patio which is in dire need of a redo.

  109. Erica C. says:

    I’d be giving this to my boyfriend. I’m not sure what exactly he’d be doing with this but he does projects all the time so I’m sure he could use this.

  110. Kyl Neusch says:

    for some work around home

  111. Dave Preuss says:

    Followed your advice on basement insulation (floor, walls and joist cavities) with great results and am now framing the basement. My Porter Cable nailers are great and would love to use this in finishing the basement.

  112. Crystal F says:

    My husband would use it for small projects around the house. He would build the bookshelf that’s been hanging around for a while now. lol thank you!

  113. Breanne says:

    Remodeling our kitchen

  114. Kathleen Conner says:

    I would give this to my husband, who has been complaining the the battery on his seems to be dying.

  115. Kathleen Conner says:

    already an email subscriber.

  116. Beverly Metcalf says:

    Nice drill! I could have used it today, when I was taking down the storm windows. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  117. Brittney House says:

    My husband and I just bought a new house so this would really come in handy with all the improvements we’re doing ourselves.

  118. brian e. says:

    Thanks for the giveaway…we would use it when we repair / replace our deck this summer !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  119. Donna K says:

    I would use it to make boxes for my garden.

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