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

With a triple-reduction gear train, the BE622SR-1 develops up to 310 lb.-in. of torque, making the tool ideal, says Metabo, for working with auger bits, hole saws and stirring/mixing paddles. Features include the S-automatic slip clutch that stops the tool if the bit jams, a winding-protection grid that filters airborne debris (and lengthens tool life by up to five times, says the company), an aluminum die-cast housing and an electronic speed controller that matches the drill's speed to its load.