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Model # DC742KA

Internet # 100634628

Store SKU # 680668

12-Volt Ni-Cad 3/8 in. Cordless Compact Drill Kit

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$120.91 /each



Model # DC742KA

Internet # 100634628

Store SKU # 680668

Store SO SKU # 1000892891

The DEWALT 3/8 in. 12-Volt Cordless Compact Drill Kit includes 2 NiCad batteries, a 60-minute charger, a screwdriver bit and a heavy-duty kit box for drilling power on the go. Weighing in at only 3.8 lb., the drill features a compact design that offers maneuverability in tight spaces and helps to prevent fatigue when drilling overhead. The frameless motor delivers up to 200 unit watts out of power, and the 3/8 in. single-sleeve ratcheting chuck maintains a strong grip on the bit.

  • Frameless motor delivers up to 200 unit watts out for powerful performance
  • 3/8 in. single sleeve ratcheting chuck for strong bit retention
  • Dual speed ranges of 0 - 400 RPM and 0 - 1,450 RPM delivers optimal performance
  • Lightweight design weighs 3.8 lb. for maneuverability in tight spaces and helps prevent operator fatigue
  • Compact design for use in overhead work
  • 21 setting clutch helps prevent screws from stripping
  • LED light provides illumination in confined, dimly lit spaces
  • Cordless design provides mobility
  • Includes one 3/8 in. cordless compact drill, one 1 hour charger, two 12-volt batteries, a screwdriver bit and a heavy duty kit box
  • CSA listed
  • Other batteries and chargers sold separately, this tool works with these batteries (DC9071) and chargers (DCB103, DW9117, DC9310, DC9319, DC9320, DC012)
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Product Depth (in.) 
8 in 
Product Height (in.) 
9.25 in 
Product Width (in.) 
2.25 in 
Batteries Included 
Battery Power Type 
Battery Size 
Case Included 
Charger Included 
Chuck Size 
3/8 In. 
Chuck Type 
Color Family 
Cordless Tool Type 
Maximum Speed (rpm) 
Power Tool Product Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
3.8 lb 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Variable Speed 
Voltage (volts) 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
CSA Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited 3 Year Warranty / 1 Year Free Service Contract / 90 Day Money Back Guarantee 


Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 15 reviewers.
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Nothing fancy THE GOOD: This drill is built tough, has plenty of power, is light and small. THE NOT SO GOOD: Battery life is short, especially if drill is used moderately and up. Battery charging time is ridiculously long, up to one hour of charging time for regular batteries and up to 1 and half for XRP batteries. This results in a lot of down time which is a bad thing for professionals. If you need this drill for work, and plan on using it quite a bit, avoid it and get something with larger battery voltage. All others who need a drill for home, for occasional work, this drill is a great buy, and you won't be disappointed. December 9, 2008
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by What a difference quality makes! I've had a Craftsman 19.2v for about 6 years and it bit the dust. I wanted a powerful drill that I can rely on that wasn't too heavy (for the occasional (yearly) hurricane shutter hanging. ) I was bit skeptical of this 12v after having my previous 19.2v drill, after I got it to test it out I did a similar task that I've did with my other drill, driving tap-cons into a pre-treated 4x4. I could not believe the difference, with my old drill I really had to lean into it to drive in the screw, with this one I attempted to lean in (not knowing the power) and nearly fell into the 4x4 as I buried the head of the screw into the wood. I am very impressed! June 1, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Best sub-$150 drill out there Go ahead and skimp on some stuff. Buy a table saw from whoever. Miter saws... who cares? A router is a router. But buy a good drill. Spend $50 and see how long it lasts. I dare you. This drill was at about the top of my price range, and yes, there were 18v drills for less money, but go with DeWalt. They consistently impress. Well worth the money. If you're a big shot builder, get a bigger drill or get a bunch of extra batteries. If you're a normal person who needs a drill for around-the-house projects, don't buy anything else. January 24, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Love it I bought this as a present for MDH and he loves it. The light turns on when drilling and it's bright enough to let you see what you're working on. The battery lasts a long time and it's a much lighter drill than other ones he has which has made it easy for me to use as well. Overall I recommend it :) January 31, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Couldnt be happier I purchased this for a Christmas gift for my husband and he was very happy to receive it! He charged his batteries right away and headed into the garage. I didnt see him for hours... That means this is worth the price, a great product and he loves it! Thank you Dewalt for making a quality product for an affordable price! Thank you Home Depot for making a happy husband! December 27, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by This product is excellent. Dewalt makes an excellent product. Having two batteries is the way to go.I would definitely recommend this product. July 3, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by great drill i love this nice but simple & easy to use drill November 21, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Drill Dream This is a great drill to use on home and work repairments. I had this drill for quite a while now, and I havent had a single problem at all. It's not too big at all, also it has a good battery power length. This is the best drill that i've ever had, so get one. April 7, 2009
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