Dewalt are known for their extremely high quality products. Their cordless drill range is no exception and they have a varied and excellent range of available drills in this section of the market place. Clearly they are a very distinctive brand and they are almost the automatic choice for all of the professionals, builders, contractors and those who take their DIY in a serious way.
Below we have created a Top 10 list of their cordless drills so as you can see at a glance what is available in the market place. You will most certainly be spoiled for choice. Hopefully though the table will help you pick out the one that you think will best suit your needs.
The table compares average prices and also rates them so as you know which ones are preferred by actual buyers. More often than not though we are usually limited by how much we can afford to spend on a drill. The average price will help you decide on that. No matter what price point you decide on, with a Dewalt product, you know that you will have a high class drill that will last you for many years to come.
|Dewalt DC970K-2||18 Volts||4.7|
|Dewalt DCD771C2||20 Volts||4.6|
|Dewalt DCD790B||20 Volts||4.6|
|Dewalt DCK286D2||20 Volts||4.7|
|Dewalt DCD790D2||20 Volts||4.5|
|Dewalt Bare-Tool DCD950B||No Battery||4.7|
|Dewalt DCD710S2||12 Volts||4.6|
|Dewalt DCD760KL||18 Volts||4.4|
|Dewalt DC720KA||18 Volts||4.5|
|Dewalt DCD795D2||20 Volts||4.6|
Hopefully you found the table above helpful in narrowing down your choices. Below we have done short summaries on each of these 10 cordless drills from Dewalt. There is a link after each short summary that will take you to a page where we have completed a more detailed and thorough review. You can also read that review by clicking on the appropriate link in the table above.
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Dewalt DC970K Model
By a country mile the DC970K is the best selling cordless drill on the market right now. With well over 2,000 buyer reviews at Amazon alone it shows you just how many thousands of people have bought this product. It is one I own myself and will always be my favourite “go to drill.”
To be honest if you don’t want to do a lot of searching around and just want the best drill on the market, then look no further and get this one.
For under $100 you simply can not go wrong with this work horse and that is why it is rated at 4.7 out of 5 stars. This product gets consistently high ratings and is a delight to own
Dewalt DCD771C2 Drill Model
Another popular choice in the newer 20 volt range and again with plenty of buyers rating this one at 4.6 out of 5 stars. This one is $30 more expensive than the one above and it is slightly more powerful. This one is particularly good if you need to drill in confined or restricted areas.
This one has been made with a very high performance motor, and is a 2-speed drill. The 18V drills are still very popular like the one above, but more and more people are making the transition to these newer and lighter 20V models.
Dewalt DCD790B Model
This is the cheapest model in the entire Dewalt range and is available for around $130. Again it is a 20 volt option so plenty of power is guaranteed. With over 100 reviews this one also sits high in the ratings at around 4.5 out of 5 which is a very good and consistent rating.
It would be fair to say that most people, unless you are a contractor can not actually afford, or even justify the extra money that Dewalt tools cost. This one we think is affordable for everyone and it is a super quality drill.
Just be aware though that you still need to get a Dewalt 20 volt compatible battery unless you own another compatible Dewalt tool.
Dewalt DCK286D2 Model
This is at the more expensive price point of the Dewalt cordless range. This one also has close to 200 reviews and again is rated right up there at 4.7 out of 5 stars. Like the other drills in this range you will see that almost all of them sit in the high rating’s category. That should assure you of their very high quality. If you want to know why I am a Dewalt fan, then the reason is in the ratings.
Dewalt DCD790D2 Model
This DCD790D2 model sist at the higher end of the pricing scale with an average price of around $200 depending on where you make your purchase. This 20 volt drill attracts a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and is a newer one to the market.
Dewalt Bare-Tool DCD950B
If you are considering this one then please note that this is a “bare tool” product so it does NOT come with a battery. Many manufacturers, including Dewalt, use one of their standard batteries to fit into a number of different power tools. In other words a battery could fit a drill, an impact driver or a circular saw.
So you need to buy a battery which you can then use with this drill or a number of other Dewalt tools. If you already own an 18 volt Dewalt tool then the same battery can be used on this one. Almost 300 people have taken the time to leave a review about this one which shows you that it is a strong selling product. with average ratings of 4.7 out of 5 it is also a very high quality product.
This one has a much smaller 12 volt battery and that is reflected in the slightly lower average price of around $120 depending on where you pick it up. Again with over 100 buyer reviews at Amazon you know this product sells really well.
Dewalt DCD760KL Model
In terms of being a popular choice this 18 volt cordless drill is right up there. There are yet again a lot of buyer reviews for this product and buyers rate this on average at 4.4 out of 5 stars. This one is lighter in weight than some of their other drills and is also smaller and more compact.
In keeping with that it allows you to work in confined spaces and includes an LED light on the drill to help light up those confined or dark work spaces. It is dual speed and like all the Dewalt range has plenty of power for such a lightweight drill. This is one to consider if you do a lot of overhead work.
This model costs on average around $155 so check around as we have seen this selling at over $300. Like the one above this is also small and compact and perfect for any type of confined areas of work. This one uses a 1/2″ ratcheting chuck that really does help reduce any type of slippage. I used this one recently as a friend owns this and it is a powerful product.
My friend certainly likes it and we were doing a few shelves with it. It worked great. Personally I think it is slightly over priced but he didn’t seem to mind and thought it was good enough value for money. It gets average ratings of 4.5 out of 5 stars so although not right up there, it is still a high quality product.
Last but not least on out top 10 list is the DCD795D2 model. This one is at the high end price point for this range. Coming in at around $220 you do have to pay a lot of money. This model is rated at 4.6 out of 5 stars which is a very good rating. Like a couple of others on this list you are in essence paying the extra amount because it uses this new brushless motor.
I have explained already that having this feature will add years to the life of your drill. For me that just becomes an investment choice and if you can afford it right now. This one has an 1/2″ ratcheting metal chuck, 2 speed settings, an LED light and a delayed trigger release.
Summary of the Dewalt Cordless Drill Range
If you buy any Dewalt drill on this list we know that you will not be disappointed. The brand name speaks for itself and Dewalt is almost always the choice of professionals and contractors. Personally I think they are the best brand that you could buy. You do however have to make that buying decision and these cordless drills are not cheap.