DEWALT 1/2 in. Variable Speed Reversing Drill-DW235G - The Home Depot


Model # DW235G

Internet # 100050769

Store SKU # 619936

1/2 in. Variable Speed Reversing Drill

DEWALT 1/2 in. Variable Speed Reversing Drill

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$99.00 / each


Model # DW235G

Internet # 100050769

Store SKU # 619936

Store SO SKU # 1000544155

The DEWALT 1/2 in. VSR Drill features a 7.8 Amp motor and 0 - 850 RPM speeds for powerful drilling performance in a variety of applications. The reverse-speed switch enhances the drill's versatility, and the 360-degree side handle provides control and comfort. The heat-treated, helical-cut steel gears offer long gear life and are housed in all metal for job site durability and reliability.

  • 7.8 Amp motor for powerful performance
  • 1/2 in. keyed chuck allows for strong bit retention and durability
  • 0 - 850 RPM variable speed matches the tool to the application
  • 360-degree side handle for control and versatility
  • 8 ft. cord provides a long reach
  • Heat-treated, helical-cut steel gears offer long gear life
  • Metal gear housing for durability and reliability at the job site
  • Two-finger trigger for increased comfort
  • Includes 1 VSR drill, a 360-degree side handle and a chuck key with holder
  • UL listed
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Assembled Depth (in.)  12 in  Assembled Height (in.)  3 in 
Assembled Width (in.)  10.25 in  Product Depth (in.)  11.5 in 
Product Height (in.)  8.5 in  Product Width (in.)  3.5 in 
Amperage (amps)  7.8  Case Included  No 
Chuck Size  1/2 In.  Chuck Type  Keyed 
Clamshell/Jam pot  Clamshell  Color Family  Yellow 
Cord Length (ft.)  Corded Tool Type  Drill/Driver 
Cordless/Corded  Corded  Drill/ Driver Type  Drill/ Driver 
Forward/reverse switch  Reverse switch  Maximum Speed (rpm)  850 
Power Tool Product Type  Corded  Product Weight (lb.)  4.2 lb 
Reconditioned  No  Tools Product Type  Power Tool 
Variable Speed  Yes 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings  1-UL Listed  Manufacturer Warranty  90 Day Money Back Guarantee, 1 Year Free Service Contract, 3 Year Limited Warranty 


Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DIYBeginner I actually liked this tool. I just wish that it was cordless. Maybe attach a 36V battery to it. November 19, 2008
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Powerful 1/2" Drill I purchased this drill to mix 50 pound bags of self-leveling underlayment for a subfloor in preparation for installation of laminate flooring. This drill was powerful and did an excellent job of mixing the underlayment in the recommended two minutes per bag. I would highly recommend this drill to others February 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great home drill Works great for home projects. Side grip makes it easy to apply full power. Must have for large home improvement, and construction jobs. February 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dewalt DW235G vs. Milwaukee 0299-20 Magnum This review will compare the Milwaukee 0299-20 Magnum and the Dewalt DW235G. Similar drills from a specification perspective. I purchased the Milwaukee drill initially due to all the rave online reviews at Amazon and Home Depot. It seemed like it was well put together. I bought this specifically to drill holes in railroad ties for rebar pins. I used it with a Bosch 3/4" by 9" daredevil auger bit. The first few holes went well. Then the drill started to bog down a lot requiring me to back it out often to clear the debris. Not a huge deal. But then the bit bound and the entire chuck assembly snapped and fell off. There was an alan bolt inside the assembly that sheered completely and the drill was ruined. I thought maybe I just got a bad drill. So I took it back to Home Depot (it was cheaper there than Amazon) and they exchanged it after I explained what happened. I manually freed the bit and started over with the Milwaukee replacement drill. Drilled the next hole and ran into the same frequent binding. This time I looked at the chuck assembly and noticed that it was unscrewing itself from the body of the drill. I stopped immediately before the drill broke and tried to tighten the assembly up manually but it wouldn't move. So I returned the Milwaukee and opted for the Dewalt DW235G. It also had good reviews and was very similar from a power perspective. Brought the Dewalt home and went to work. Powered through the rest of my railroad ties with no issues. The bit did get slightly bound up at times, even to the point where I had to uncouple it from the drill and manually back it out of the ties, but the drill never showed any signs of coming apart like the Milwaukee. It was powerful and did a great job on a tough project. I did like the side handle better on the Milwaukee, as it had grooves to slot it in to keep it tight. The Dewalt does not have grooves and the handle did come loose once but for the most part it was fine. The Milwaukee also seemed to have better variable speed control. The Dewalt is okay but the trigger was more sensitive and made it ramp up quick if I didn't use an extremely light touch. The Dewalt felt more solid, worked better for me, and was $40.00 cheaper. I would recommend the DW235G if you are looking for something in the corded 8 amp category. July 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This drill means business! I bought this drill 3-4 years ago because there are a handful of occasions where my 18v cordless drill is not up to the task. For example drilling large grommet holes in thick plywood. You will run the battery down very quickly on a cordless tool. For these higher demand applications this drill is the right tool for the job. You can use it around the house too but it might be overkill and the drill is a little heavy. The front grip is removable as well since you don't always need it. IIf you're only going to buy one drill this is definitely the one to buy. October 12, 2010
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