By Heather Burlingame, Senior Production Editor | September 28, 2010

The BE1020 ½-inch drill has a high torque rating—248 inch-pounds. Its two-speed gearbox is designed to allow drilling large holes in a variety of materials and also permits use in pipe beveling and flange-facing. The drill has an automatic safety clutch that protects the user from jammed bits. It also has a winding-protection grid that deflects harmful airborne debris from the armature for longer motor life.