DeWalt Drill

DeWalt Drills

DEWALT cordless drills offer extended reach and comfortable grips on all types of applications. These specially designed tools perform with professional quality precision even when used for simple home tasks. We offer a full selection of DEWALT handheld cordless drills and kits made for a broad range of workspaces. Find the equipment you need in order to drill with confidence.

Cordless Drills from DEWALT

DEWALT cordless drills and drivers maintain the brand’s tough reputation. Used for all sorts of professional applications, these tools come with all the features needed for ongoing usage. DEWALT drills and drill sets start with a lightweight body design that allows users to hold them with less fatigue and more control. Many of the tools also come with on-board features like LED lights for increased visibility and ergonomic grips for comfort. DeWalt cordless hammer drills offer sturdy body designs that withstand heavy duty usage without sacrificing control. The brand’s right angle compact drills offer added flexibility, allowing users access to even more applications.

DEWALT cordless tools use lithium ion batteries for power. This allows for maximum charge retention in even the most extreme environments. Because of this powerful technology, users may work with DeWalt cordless drills for longer periods of time between charging. We recommend charging backup batteries for professional projects, as this allows users to switch out the power source when the task calls for additional power. Many professionals choose full DEWALT drill sets that include everything needed for both drill power and storage.

DEWALT’s brushless drills create less friction within the motor, which produces less heat and less maintenance. With less heat, the brushless DEWALT drill is more efficient, producing up to 57% more run time over the brushed version. On top of efficiency, brushless motors have fewer parts, so the drill is lighter and generally smaller. Brushless drills can also sense how hard they’re working and reduce power consumption if possible, improving overall run time.

Why Buy DEWALT Cordless Drills & Drill Sets?

With their lightweight designs and impact resistant features, DEWALT cordless drills increase job site access without sacrificing power. You do not need an extension cord to reach the furthest drilling positions. Instead, high-performance batteries and well designed tool mechanics allow for better control and greater productivity. Find the DEWALT drills and drill sets you need based on the features that simplify your job. These tools provide enormous value for home and job site applications.

Corded vs. Cordless Drills

There are a wide range of corded power drills and cordless power drills to choose from. The best power drills for you depend on the tasks you want to tackle. Choose from drill-drivers, hammer drills, right-angle drills and impact drivers. Each type of drill has a lot of features so that you can pick the one best suited for your job.

A corded tool usually costs less and delivers more powerful torque. However, for many, the best drill for home use is a cordless model.

A cordless tool or cordless drill with a battery provides freedom and convenience. It powers up with a simple recharge of its lithium-ion batteries. To avoid unexpected delays, charge your cordless drill’s battery after every job. Many cordless power drills include an LED light to indicate when the battery has finished charging.

Tip: A cordless drill with a brushless motor offers more torque than a traditional motor. Choose a cordless drill with a brushless motor and lithium-ion batteries or a rechargeable battery for extended run times and longer lifespans.

Types of Power Drills

The best power drills for you depend on the tasks you want to tackle. Choose from drill-drivers, hammer drills, right-angle drills and impact drivers. Each type of drill has a lot of features so that you can pick the best drill suited for your job.

Basic Power Drills

Power drills are a basic type of drill suitable for most household applications and DIY projects. These are used for drilling holes and to drive screws. The clutch can be adjusted to consistent drill depth.

Hammer Drill

A hammer drill is similar to a standard drill but with a hammering function to drill into masonry. Hammer drills make a forward pounding motion as the bit rotates to make driving holes into masonry and other hard surfaces easier. The hammering mode on most models can be turned off to allow only drilling functionality.

Right-Angle Drill

Right-angle drills are designed for drilling and driving in tight spaces. These drills have a chuck mounted at a 90-degree angle to the drill body. These are ideal for working on tasks in tight spaces.

Impact Driver

An impact driver is a driving tool that uses quick-change bits and more torque than a standard drill. Impact drivers have a powerful impact mechanism that drives lag bolts and large fasteners quickly and efficiently. Compact design and impact functions reduce twisting force on the wrist and user fatigue.

Rotary Hammer Drill

A rotary hammer drill is engineered specifically to drill holes in concrete and other masonry materials. Rotary hammers pound through tough materials including concrete, masonry and tile. Some models include rotation-only, rotary hammer and hammer-only modes. These feature a secondary handle for added stability.

Depending on the jobs you regularly tackle, you may find that the best drill for your toolbox may not be a single drill. It might be better to invest in a set of various power drill types. If this is the case, consider your needs and investigate the different brands available. In some cases, you can choose from a single brand. However, there is nothing wrong with selecting tools from a few different platforms.

Screw Gun

Screw guns are designed to drive screws, primarily for drywall applications. They Include high torque motors for driving into dense materials. This reduces user fatigue for large projects.

Our Top Picks

1. Dewalt DCD996P2 20V MAX XR Lithium-Ion Brushless 3-Speed 1/2 in. Cordless Hammer Drill Kit (5 Ah)

Dewalt DCD996P2

With a high power, high efficiency brushless motor, the DeWALT 20V MAX XR Cordless Lithium-Ion 3-Speed Hammer Drill delivers up to 57% more run time over tools with brushed motors. Complete with two 20V MAX XR High Capacity 5.0 Ah Li-Ion Batteries, this unit provides 33% more capacity over standard packs.

Features:

  • DeWALT-built high power, high efficiency brushless motor delivers up to 57% more run time over brushed
  • XR Li-Ion batteries with fuel gauge provide 33% more capacity over standard packs
  • Heavy-duty 1/2 in. ratcheting nitro-carburized metal chuck with carbide inserts for superior bit gripping strength
  • 3-Mode LED provides lighting in dark or confined spaces up to 20X brighter than previous model
  • LED Spotlight Mode features 20 minute shutoff function allowing for extended work time in dark or confined spaces

2. Dewalt DCD791B 20V MAX XR Brushless Compact Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Cordless Drill Driver

Dewalt DCD791B

DeWALT’s 20V MAX XR Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Brushless Compact Drill Driver (Tool Only) features a brushless motor, which delivers up to 57% more run time over brushed motors. This unit combines a compact and lightweight design with high speed versatility, providing 2 speed settings of 0 to 550 and 0 to 2,000 RPM.

Features:

  • DEWALT brushless motor delivers up to 57% more run time over brushed
  • Compact (6.9 in. from front to back) and lightweight (3.4 lbs.) design fits into tight areas
  • High speed transmission with 2-speed settings (0 – 550/0 – 2,000 RPM) delivers up to 30% faster application speeds
  • Ergonomic comfort grip handle provides ideal balance and tool control
  • Metal 1/2 in. ratcheting chuck for superior bit gripping strength
  • 3-Mode LED provides lighting in dark or confined spaces up to 20 times brighter than previous model
  • LED Spotlight Mode features 20 minute shutoff function allowing for extended work time in dark or confined spaces

3. Dewalt DCD708C2 ATOMIC 20V MAX Brushless Compact 1/2 in. Cordless Drill Driver Kit (1.5 Ah)

Dewalt DCD708C2

This ATOMIC 20V MAX Compact Brushless Drill Driver kit includes (2) 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Batteries, a charger, and a carrying bag. At only 6.3 in. front to back, this drill features a high performance brushless motor that delivers 340 unit watts outs (UWO) and LED light to provide optimum illumination in dark spaces as you work. For increased comfort, the handle features an ergonomic design for balance and easier tool control along with a removable belt hook. Backed by a DEWALT 3 Year limited warranty so you can buy with confidence.

Features:

  • Compact at only 6.3 in. front to back designed to fit in tight spaces
  • Lightweight at only 2.4 lbs.
  • LED foot light for superior visibility
  • Variable speed trigger allows for control and precision on delicate work surfaces
  • DEWALT built brushless motor for efficient performance and runtime
  • 1/2 in. Ratcheting chuck provides superior built gripping strength
  • 340 UWO of power to help get the job done

4. Dewalt DCK221F2 XTREME 12V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless 3/8 in. Drill Driver and 1/4 in. Impact Driver Kit (2 Ah)

Dewalt DCK221F2

The XTREME 12V MAX Brushless 3/8 in. Drill & Impact Driver Kit contains 2 compact and performance packed tools. The DCD701 Brushless 3/8 in. Drill Driver is ideal for a variety of drilling applications, especially precision drilling like pilot holes. It is only 5.97 in. long with 250 UWO of power. The XTREME 12V MAX DCF801 Brushless 1/4 in. Impact Driver is ideal for many fastening applications and comes with Precision DriveTM technology. It is only 5.05 in. long and comes packed to perform with 1,450 in-lbs of torque.

Features:

  • Brushless motor for maximum runtime and durability
  • The drill driver has a 3/8 in. ratcheting chuck for a wide variety of bits
  • The drill/driver has a high speed transmission with 2-speed settings and 15 clutch settings
  • The drill/driver has 3 LED lights to illuminate the work surface
  • Compact, lightweight design for tight spaces
  • The Impact Driver has 3-mode settings including the Precision Drive feature for accuracy

5. Dewalt DCF887B 20V MAX XR Brushless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Cordless 3-Speed Impact Driver

Dewalt DCF887B

The DCF887B 20V MAX XR brushless 1/4 in. 3-speed impact driver is compact for fitting in tight spaces and increasing productivity. Three LED lights make it ideal for working in the dark.

Features:

  • DEWALT built brushless motor and XR Li-Ion batteries deliver more run time and capacity over standard units
  • 3-Speed settings for optimized application versatility
  • Precision drive in speed 1 for precision applications and added control
  • Three LED lights with 20 second delay after trigger release, provide visibility without shadows
  • One-handed loading 1/4 in. hex chuck with easy grip sleeve, accepts 1 in. bit tips
  • Compact and lightweight design to fit into tight areas (6 mm shorter than the previous DCF886)
  • Includes (1) DCF887 20V MAX XR 1/4 in. 3-speed impact driver, (1) belt hook

6. Dewalt DCF887P1 20V MAX XR Brushless Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Cordless 3-Speed Impact Driver Kit (5 Ah)

Dewalt DCF887P1

The DCF887 20V MAX XR 1/4 in. 3-Speed Impact Driver delivers up to 1825 in-lbs. of torque in a compact design of just 5.3 inches front to back. The multi-speed settings increase productivity in a wide variety of applications. Precision Drive; in speed 1 provides added control by helping to prevent over-tightening and fastener damage. This kit comes with a DCB205 20V MAX Battery (5 Ah), and charger.

Features:

  • More runtime and capacity over standard units delivered by DEWALT-built brushless motor and lithium ion batteries
  • Optimized application versatility with 3-speed settings
  • Added control for precise applications with Precision Drive in speed one for precision applications and added control
  • Visibility without shadows from 3 LEDs with 20 second delay after trigger release
  • One-handed loading 1/4 in. hex chuck with easy grip sleeve, accepts 1 in. bit tips
  • Fit into tight areas with the compact and lightweight design
  • 20V MAX; Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts; nominal voltage is 18V

7. Dewalt DCD998W1 20V MAX XR POWER DETECT Brushless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Cordless Hammer Drill Driver Kit (8 Ah)

Dewalt DCD998W1

The new range of DEWALT 20V MAX XR tools with POWER DETECT tool technology maximize performance when used with high-capacity XR batteries. Using the 20V MAX 8 Ah battery, the DCD998 Hammer Drill will output up to 29% more power vs. DCD996 Hammer Drill with a DCB205 battery.

Features:

  • DCD998 Using the 20V MAX 8Ah battery will output up to 29% more power
  • DCD998 has a 3-mode LED with spotlight mode for a 20 minute shutoff function allowing for extended work time in dark or confined spaces.
  • The DCD998 Hammer Drill has 3-speeds, high performance, all-metal transmission to optimize tool-to-task for fast application speeds and improved run-time for drilling in masonry materials.
  • Heavy-duty 1/2 in. ratcheting nitro-carburized metal chuck with carbide inserts for superior bit gripping strength.

8. Dewalt DCD998B 20V MAX XR Brushless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Cordless Hammer Drill

Dewalt DCD998B

The new range of DEWALT 20V MAX XR tools with POWERDETECT tool technology maximize performance when used with high-capacity XR batteries. Using the 20V MAX 8Ah battery, the Drill will output up to 29% more power and get 60% more runtime than the standard XR Drill.

Features:

  • DEWALT-built high power, high efficiency brushless motor delivers up to 57% more run time over brushed
  • The DCD998 Hammer Drill has 3-speeds, high performance, all-metal transmission to optimize tool-to-task for fast application speeds and improved run-time for drilling in masonry materials
  • Heavy-duty 1/2-in ratcheting nitro-carburized metal chuck with carbide inserts for superior bit gripping strength
  • 3-Mode LED provides lighting in dark or confined spaces up to 20x brighter than previous model
  • LED spotlight mode features 20 minute shutoff function allowing for extended work time in dark or confined spaces
  • Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18

9. Dewalt DCD771C2 20V MAX Compact Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Cordless Drill/Driver Kit (1.3 Ah)

Dewalt DCD771C2

The right tool with the right power can make repairing or creating an enjoyable and rewarding experience. The Dewalt DCD771C2 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Compact Drill Driver Kit can be that right tool for you with a motor that delivers two speeds providing you complete control, and an ergonomically handle design the adds comfort during long periods of use. Meanwhile the DCD771C2’s 20V MAX Lithium-Ion batteries will supply you with power to make sure that you do not get interrupted mid project.

The DCD771C2 20V MAX Lithium-Ion Compact Drill/Driver Kit is lightweight and compact for working in tight spaces for long periods of time. High-speed transmission delivers 2-Speed variations allowing users to choose the level of performance needed for various applications.

Features:

  • Compact, lightweight design fits into tight areas.
  • Ergonomic handle delivers comfort and control
  • Heavy duty 1/2 in. ratcheting chuck with carbide inserts provides superior bit gripping strength
  • High speed transmission delivers two speeds (0 – 450 / 0 – 1,500 RPM) for a range of fastening and drilling applications
  • Two-speed, all-metal transmission for increased run time and longer tool life
  • 16 position adjustable torque control for consistent screwdriving into a variety of materials with different screw sizes

10. Dewalt DCD740B 20V MAX Lithium-Ion 3/8 in. Cordless Right Angle Drill Driver

Dewalt DCD740B

The DCD740B 20V MAX Lithium Ion 3/8 in. Right Angle Drill/Driver is ideal for a variety of applications. The multi-trip trigger and compact design make it comfortable and easy to reach tight spaces.

Features:

  • Compact design (4 in. front to back) makes drilling in hard to reach spots easy
  • Multi-grip trigger grants easy trigger access when operating in a confined space
  • Dual speed ranges (0-650/0-2000) rpm for increased user flexibility providing a wide range of applications
  • 3/8 in. ratcheting chuck features a deep hex pocket allowing 2 in. hex bits to be fully inserted for further tight spot operation convenience

Safety and Other Considerations

Always exercise caution when using power tools. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper operation, and use tools only for their intended purpose. Wear safety equipment including eye protection when using a power drill.

After exploring cordless drill reviews to find the tool that meets your needs, visit a store to hold the drills with batteries installed to help you determine if the tool is the right fit.

After you have decided on the right drill for you, remember that drill bits are just as important as the drill itself. Specific bits sizes can be purchased individually, but it’s recommended to get a set of bits that includes a wide range of sizes to handle almost any DIY project. With the right attachment, drills can also be used for sanding, buffing and even mixing cement.

FAQs

What can a cordless drill be used for?

The primary use of a cordless drill is for drilling holes and driving screws. However, you can also get numerous attachments. There are stirrers for mixing paint and other liquids.

Are cordless drills less powerful?

Corded models were once the more powerful tools. But today, equally powerful cordless models rival them. However, cordless models lose some of their power over the course of the charge while corded models perform at a consistent level for as long as they’re plugged in.

What’s the difference between a cordless drill and an electric screwdriver?

An electric screwdriver is usually much smaller, has limited power, and cannot drill holes. The cordless drill can make holes and also drive screws.

How long do cordless drills last on a single charge?

It very much depends on the Amp hours of the battery and how hard the drill is working. It can be as little as 15 minutes, though many will run between 30 minutes and an hour. Buying a spare battery means you simply swap one out and carry on working while the other charges.

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