Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 19
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TnT2 Amazing battery life
I really like that this is a made in USA product. I am a remodeler and handy man and love this drill. It is so much better than the brand M that I replaced that it is hard to believe. The battery life is way beyond what I expected and torque available with the hammer feature is superb.
March 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob Great Drill
Best cordless drill I have ever owned. Battery lasts a long time between charges.
May 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Malibu8218 I am very happy with this product
This drill is a great value and I was able to use it right out of the case.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DCS Best in class drill
The Dewalt DCD995M2 is the brands flagship drill. As such, one would expect it to perform at the top of it's class. In my opinion, this drill does not disappoint one bit. There's definitely a bit of a learning curve but once you figure out how to harness it, it simply can't be beat.
This beast definitely has a little weight to it. Not too much where it's a problem but just enough to feel substantial. The rubberized grip feels makes it feel natural to hold. The power this drill has is simply incredible. I'm not going to lie and tell you that I've compared this to every other drill on the market but I can compare it to its closest competitor, the Milwaukee 2704-22. Both drills are excellent but I feel that the Dewalt edges out it's competitor. I'm not going to get into the torque or the UWOs (unit watts out) numbers between the two because that can get confusing and isn't necessary for this review. Those numbers are easy to look up if you're interested in them. What's important is how this drill performs. Quickly, what made me choose Dewalt over Milwaukee was simple, I already had a Dewalt battery operated tool. Not wanting to have too many different battery chargers, I stuck with Dewalt.
As with most Dewalt tools, you can feel the build quality. It features 11 different torque settings, a drilling and a hammer setting. The torque settings would be used for fastening where as the drilling would be used for drilling through wood or metal. The hammer setting is used for drilling into masonry. The torque adjustment collar clicks into each individual setting. I have never had a problem with it slipping into a different one. However, I have had that happen on the Milwaukee. The drill also features three different speeds (1 being the lowest). Speed 1 has the highest torque setting but the lowest speed, this setting may be used for drilling through thick steel. Speed 2 is right in the middle and speed 3 has the lowest torque but highest speed. I like having the different options even though I usually keep it in speed 3. By comparison, the Milwaukee has 2 speeds.
The LED light is also extremely handy. I like it's placement better than I do the Milwaukee's. It's placed towards the bottom of the handle. This allows the light to shoot up instead of straight forward. Because of this, it's harder to get in the way of the light and it reduces shadows also.
This drill has SERIOUS torque. To be on the safe side, it's good to keep the handle on while drilling. It's easily removable if you prefer not to use it. All you have to do is twist the handle and it loosens the ring. You're able to rotate it to any position that you want for optimal comfort. The keyless chuck locks in almost anything that's put in. I say 'almost' because round drill bits will not be 100% locked in. Be sure the shank of any bit has a flat surface for the chuck to grab onto. Otherwise, there's a potential for the bit to spin.
I have always been skeptical with drills that incorporate a hammer function. I have always used a dedicated SDS rotary hammer drill when I've needed to go into any kind of masonry. Many home owners don't need a rotary hammer so one like this would definitely suffice. I've drilled up to a 1/2" hole with ease with this drill. A rotary hammer will get it done quicker but not enough for me to need to use it instead of the Dewalt drill. I was VERY impressed with how well it performed.
All in all, I'm in love with this drill. It's a top performer and simply can't be beat. Dewalt vs. Milwaukee is a rivalry that won't be going away anytime soon as both brands try to out do one another. If you're a contractor or serious DIYer, this is the drill for you. It's definitely not cheap by any means but you're paying for top of the line quality. For many people, a lesser priced drill will be just fine, but for the best of the best, this is the way to go.
February 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ikearch Very nice drill
I bought this drill to mix 5 gallon buckets of concrete for a large fence installation. It definitely did the job and didn't overheat (about 2 buckets per post, 40 posts). This drill does like to suck the battery dry compared to another 20v cordless drill I own (Porter Cable). They were very similar in being able to complete the task but the Dewalt was slightly better. The case is a nice bonus, the 2 batteries are nice and it has a nice feel to it. The light at the lower base is better than the PC too. The clutch is very strong. The only downfall is it can give off a high pitch. Good investment!
November 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Russthemechanic Awesome drill
Tired of underpowered junk , this drill cures that problem!!!
December 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Gearhead Best Drill on the market!!
This drill is compact, lightweight, and really packes a punch! The clutch is an electronic, which just stops instead of slipping and making noise. That will help prolong battery life. It has a 3 speed metal transmission, carbide bit holder, and nice adjustable side handle. Torque output is 708 in/lbs, sure only 17 less than the red brand but the other features makes up for that. Check the web for test, this one came out on top!! This is Dewalts flagship drill. There is NO Way the neg review is valid.
January 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alex Best Dewalt Product Yet
I own plenty of dewalt tools, and use them on a daily basis, but this is my favorite one by far.
This kit comes with two 4 amp batteries, which last a whole days worth of abuse. It feels like you can go forever between charges. That was never the case with my 18v dewalt tools, a good hour of work and they were spent, requiring to pause and do something else while the batteries charged.
This drill is sturdy and reliable, and well balanced. The 'fuel gauge' on the batteries are a great feature so you know at a glance roughly how much output time you have left. The led light is great when your working in small unlit spaces, and the fact that it stays on for an extra 20 seconds afterward is very handy.
The brushless motor is more consistent, higher output, and more durable than its brushed counterpart. My only complaint with the XR/brushless model is that the resistance is not accomplished by mechanical clutch, but rather by load sensing. Where the clutched model might wear down over time, at least it was very consistent and repeatable. With this semi intelligent design, based on your variable drill speed, it may overshoot or undershoot the intended clutch setting. You will find this to be a very annoying problem when drilling a lot of common holes, or repetitive fastening.
Otherwise, a rock solid drill that has become my new go to tool for any job.
January 24, 2014