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Model # DC720KA

Internet # 100596156

Store SKU # 855631

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

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$179.00 / each



Model # DC720KA

Internet # 100596156

Store SKU # 855631

Store SO SKU # 1000892889

Get through multiple jobs quickly with the DEWALT 18-Volt NiCd 1/2 in. Cordless Compact Drill/Driver. It delivers 410 unit watts 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
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Product Depth (in.) 
15 in 
Product Height (in.) 
12 in 
Product Width (in.) 
2.25 in 
Batteries Included 
Battery Power Type 
Battery Size 
Charger Included 
Chuck Size 
1/2 In. 
Chuck Type 
Color Family 
Cordless Tool Type 
Maximum Speed (rpm) 
Power Tool Product Type 
Product Weight (lb.) 
4.8 lb 
Tools Product Type 
Power Tool 
Variable Speed 
Voltage (volts) 
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications and Listings 
CSA Listed 
Manufacturer Warranty 
90 Day Money Back Guarantee, 1 Year Free Service Contract, 3 Year Limited Warranty 


Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent product!!! excellent procuct and very long lasting batteries, money well spend March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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 4.0 out of 5.0 by 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. September 1, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great Drill works great. If I was a contractor I would probably opt for the xrp for a little more durability and battery life, but for home improvement and light construction the drill is perfect. December 29, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by worked construction for 5yrs and never had a problem excellent power and a excellent product October 2, 2009
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