PORTER-CABLE PC600D Wired Drill Review


Porter-Cable has been a household name in quality power tools for over 100 years, and is committed to provide the best service and products for the professional craftsman, and engineered to deliver the best quality results for a great value. Our review of the PORTER-CABLE PC600D Wired Drill details the features it has to offer, such as power, durability, and performance, and why we have chosen this power tool to be in our top ten best corded drills.


Built to deliver impactful performance with its powerful 6.5 amp motor, this corded drill stands up to more demanding applications. The convenient, 3/8 inch ratcheting keyless chuck means that besides never having to worry about losing your key, you will enjoy greater bit retention, increased productivity, and a more convenient way to drill.

This PORTER-CABLE PC600D Wired Drill also provides an impressive consistency with its smooth, 0-2500 rpm variable speed reversing trigger, allowing you to drill and drive with more precision. There is also a belt clip for securing the drill which is a nice feature to have, especially when working in high places where there is no place to set down the drill. Extra features of this corded drill include a six-foot-long, high-grade power cord,

and it also displays a soft, pistol-grip handle for greater comfort and control when operating your drill. There is also a very easy reversing switch for forward and reverse, conveniently located and also includes a lock-on button to prevent accidental reverse switching for added safety and increased control during extended use.


The high-torque gear system is engineered to make the drill perform well for wood or metal fabrication, drilling pilot holes for deck or framing construction, and many other applications that require prolonged run-time of a corded drill. For the tougher jobs, this little powerhouse seems to pull out a little extra moxie to get the job done.


The soft, pistol grip handle design of this corded drill provides great hand comfort that is imperative for those heavy-duty projects and this helps alleviate excessive fatigue and strain on the wrists and hands. Weighing in right at 4 pounds, this power tool has a deceiving look to be heavy, but is refreshingly easy to hold, maneuver and store.

Corded or Uncorded?

When choosing a power drill, there are pros and cons to consider with both corded and battery-powered models. However, not only is a corded drill generally more durable and built to handle larger jobs, it also means never having to worry about charging a battery, just plug in and go. From wood, to masonry, to metal, this drill powers through just about anything that is set in front of it.

There are many reviews that will testify as to how well the PC600D wired drill performs with many different types of drilling projects, which show a true indication that this drill meets or exceeds consumer expectations in performance and endurance, as a heavy-duty, yet light-weight power tool.

This PORTER-CABLE PC600D corded drill is backed by a three-year limited warranty covering any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship (from the date of purchase). There is also a one-year free service contract, where Porter-Cable will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use—free of charge.

Why We Liked It

Not too heavy, but performs like a heavier-duty model, this drill met our expectations as ordered – and continued to impress, especially with prolonged work like boring through tile and driving through some tight areas. The lock on button served well as a nice safety feature, and the keyless chuck made the work go faster, and gave us a lot more production in a shorter time frame.


Built to be suitable for projects that range from screw driving into wood to the more delicate tile drilling, the PORTER-CABLE PC600D drill will certainly perform as expected. This is a solid, high-definition drill that is built tough. Easy to maneuver with the ergonomic grip, and easy to control with the variable speed reversing trigger for better accuracy. Priced right, this drill delivers a quality drilling experience.

  • Powerful
  • Performs well with a variety of material
  • Keyless chuck
  • Lightweight

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