Re: Good 1/2\" Drill?
Personally, I have 4 drills (portable). 2 Cordless and 2 corded.
99% of the time the corded drills (Craftsman) have the same bit, one (1/2") for drilling pocket holes in wood, the other (3/8's) for clearance holes in wood. Basically, I only use them for woodworking where AC power is close or when I need to do some really heavy duty drilling.
Unless you do a lot of drilling, I would suggest a good 18V cordless. My 18V Ryobi came in a combo kit that included the drill, 5" circular saw, sawsall, light , vacuum, charger and two batteries...for $160. It's very rare that I use the drill enough to go through the second battery before the first one is re-charged. In that case, drink a beer...by the time you finish it, first battery is charged.
The real beauty of cordless is that you don't have to drag the cord around....
Most good 1/2" cordless drills have two speeds and more than enough torque to do the job. Drills that I have used and liked...
I personally think Ryobi is a good value. I ran the dog crap out of th 12V 3/8 for 5 years and it still works....only problem is the batteries are loosing their life.