Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 20
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Pknipper Makes job a breeze
I didn't realize how a $200 drill vs. Black & Decker or similar consumer level drill made this much difference.
It's like going from a commuter 4-cylinder to a high power V8/V10 vehicle. The ergonomic design is very nice and comfortable while the motor is smooth and the torque is amazing.
The 30-minute charger is very nice. I drilled and screwed soft and hardwood all day and only had to change the battery once; even then there's no way to drain this battery in 30 minutes so swap it out, go back to work while charging the other battery. Excellent drill for Kreg jig system by the way, more than enough power to handle.
Just be careful though as this drill is VERY powerful. I've over torqued few screws few times forgetting the torque setting!
Overall if you're going to drill often, it's an awesome investment. My Black & Decker is sitting as a backup but it feels like a little plastic toy now.
I did purchase the 2-year extended warranty. Figure for $25, it's a cheap insurance which Home Depot did say it covers batteries.
October 18, 2010
Rated 4 out of 5Â by cason Better to pay the extra $20 for the DCD760
This is an excellent drill but not a good choice when for $20 more you can buy the same drill with two 20 volt lithium-ion batteries that have a 2-year warranty.
In general the NiCad batteries like the 18v ones provided with this drill will produce more usable peak power for a drill than lithium-ion ones (with their thermal overload protection). DeWalt adjusted for this by providing lithium-ion batteries that provide 20 volts of power to the DCD760's 18 volt motor.
The DeWalt drill chuck is easily the best around with a tight grip on small drills or large arbors that does not loosen while drilling - unlike many other drills in this price range.
Every part of this drill is heavy duty. It is a compact version of the DCD940 not a smaller drill that is more cheaply built like other compact drills. The weight is a few ounces more but that is due to the greater use of metal in the gearbox.
I rated it at 4 stars due to the NiCad batteries that are environmentally a bad choice and economically they are a bad choice as well considering the replacement cost of the batteries. The DCD760 is a great buy at $219 from Home Depot while this one is a good buy though definitely a better drill than competitors "compact" drills.
I would caution anyone looking to buy a cordless drill to appreciate that many lithium-ion models have been out on the market since 2005 and may have been the best drill at that time but newer models like the ones from DeWalt and the 2602 from Milwaukee provide much better performance and durability and a better long term purchase value.
July 6, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by kyleab Can't Go Wrong with DeWalt!
The battery lasts forever and it never lacks power. The motor and gears seemed to need a little breaking in (it groaned a lot at first), but after it was used a few good times, it ran smoothly. I have never had a problem with a DeWalt tool!
March 6, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5Â by sallys This was the product that my son wanted for Christmas
This was a gift for my son and he seems pleased with it. I am not able to write about performance or features.
January 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Winston Excellent Product
This drill motor is awesome. It's fast to charge, holds a charge, powerful, lightweight - whatelse can I say?!
January 14, 2014