Model # DC720KA

Internet #100596156

Store SO SKU #1000892889

DEWALT 18-Volt Ni-Cad 1/2 in. Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit


18-Volt Ni-Cad 1/2 in. Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit

$17114 /each
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Product Overview

Get through multiple jobs quickly with the DEWALT 18-Volt NiCd 1/2 in. Cordless Compact Drill/Driver. It delivers 410 Unit Watt Out of maximum power for high performance. The variable-speed control delivers up to 1700 RPM for fast, efficient operation.

  • Includes one 1/2 in. cordless compact drill/driver, two NiCd batteries, one 60-minute charger and one case
  • 1/2 in. single-sleeve ratcheting chuck for reduced bit slippage
  • Keyless chuck for quick and easy bit changes
  • Variable speed for matching the tool to the application
  • Compact size for maneuverability in tight spaces
  • Lightweight design at only 4.8 lbs. for comfort during use
  • 17-position clutch to prevent screws from stripping
  • Cordless design for mobility
  • CSA listed
  • Other batteries and chargers sold separately
  • Works with batteries DC9096 and DC9180 and chargers DCB103, DW9117, DC9310, DC9319, DC932 and DC012
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • 1-year free service contract with DEWALT
  • 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Note: product may vary by store
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Name 18-Volt Ni-Cad 1/2 in. Compact Drill/Driver Kit 18-Volt Ni-Cad 1/2 in. Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit 18-Volt Lithium-Ion 1/2 in. Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit 18-Volt XRP Ni-Cad Cordless Drill/Driver
Ratings (757) (25) (44) (11)
Battery Power Type Ni-Cad Ni-Cad Lithium Ion Ni-Cad
Chuck Size 1/2 In. 1/2 In. 1/2 In. 1/2 In.
Batteries Included Yes Yes Yes Yes
Power Tool Features Case Included,Keyless Chuck Case Included,Keyless Chuck Bag Included,Keyless Chuck Case Included,Keyless Chuck,LED Light,Second Handle Included,Variable Speed
Cordless/ Corded Cordless Cordless Cordless Cordless
Number of Batteries Included 2 2 2 2
Voltage (volts) 18 18 18 18
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Customer Questions & Answers

how many inches per pound torque?

Asked by: tool
No way to tell, DeWalt does not provide that info. The unit they provide, unit watt output, is not comparable to other drills.
Answered by: pog
Date published: 2017-02-16

Is this reversible?

Asked by: HBWally
Yes, the DC720KA does have a reverse function.
Answered by: SBD_Product Expert
Date published: 2017-06-07

Charger won't charge battery no matter how long it's plugged in!! What to do???

Asked by: jackie
Two thoughts: either your battery is shot or your charger is. Does it charge other batteries adequately? These batteries have a shelf life that varies (all kinds of Google research on that) and once they die, that is it. New battery time, or rebuild. There are actions one can take to extend the shelf life so they do not die prematurely. I have a 9.6 battery that is over 20 years old and works. The new knock-off battery I bought last spring from Amazon didn't last two months.
Answered by: pog
Date published: 2017-02-16
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Customer Reviews

18-Volt Ni-Cad 1/2 in. Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Recommended with a warning: the 1.2 amp hour batteries provided are poor compared to the other tw... Recommended with a warning: the 1.2 amp hour batteries provided are poor compared to the other two DeWalt manufactured batteries, the 2.4 am hour and 3 amp hour. I found the 1.2 amp hour batteries to have very short run life and shelf life. Certainly not for a contractor but a very occasional home-user. The drill is typical DeWalt high quality. The ratcheting torque adjustment on all three I tried does not work well at low settings and will drill a screw all the way through a 3/4 inch pine board at lowest setting.
Date published: 2017-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding unit. The light really helps with illuminating the work area. I recommend this unit h... Outstanding unit. The light really helps with illuminating the work area. I recommend this unit highly!!
Date published: 2017-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2010-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
Date published: 2010-03-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
Date published: 2010-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Drill This drills not only feels well balanced but has the power to drill through nearly anything you can come up with. I prefer 18V drills because they produce more torque and seem to always drill with less force needed. The battery life on this drill is perfect even for constant use projects. Pros: Well weighted design Plenty of torque Long battery life Cons: The light that comes on when the drill is in use should have the ability to be turned on constantly so you can see what you want to do before the drill is turning.
Date published: 2010-10-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid This was a good drill that I used frequently while working maintenance at a recreation center. I was always happy with it. I liked the smaller size. Good speed control from the trigger. The only thing I thought could have been better was the batteries which seemed to wear down a little too soon. The working time on new batteries was good, but they just wore out.
Date published: 2010-10-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value for the price As always DeWalt tools are a great purchase. I am happy with it, it's performing well for the regular drilling jobs, but you definitely have to for the bigger ones if you need to drill through harder stuff.
Date published: 2009-09-01
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