Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit - 20 V Max is rated
Rated 4 out of
Good product at good price
Much lighter and more powerful than my old drill. Led light is very nice. Lithium ion battery does not hold charge as long as my makita ni-cad, but does come with 2 batteries to let you get job done. Does have 1/2' chuck, but not quite like a heavy duty corded 1/2" drill. Batteries do not lock onto charger, they just lay on it, so it has to be on a near flat surface. One thing I miss from my Makita, is the Dewalt does not have an on-drill holder for screwdriver bits-small but noticeable and a bit unhandy. Lowes online purchase was very easy and free shipping was lighting quick. $100 price was very good and by using lowes card got extra 5% off.
Date published: 2014-01-02
Rated 2 out of
This is a DeWalt?
I am a huge DeWalt fan and have been extremely satisfied with all of their tools. That's why I was so surprised and so disappointed with DeWalt after purchasing this drill. It is definitely not up to their standards.
!. The chuck will not stay locked on the attachment weather it be a drill bit or anything else. No matter how tight you tighten the chuck it will come loose.
2. When you stop the drill their is a very strong and loud locking of the brake which often loosens the chuck.
3. The highly touted Lithium battery even when fully charged lasts a very short time before having to replace it and put it back on the charger.
4 DeWalt blew this one. Cannot recommend this drill.
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 5 out of
DeWalt 20-Volt Max 1/2-in Cordless Drill
I bought this not because I wanted another drill, but because I wanted a couple of spare batteries and got the drill and the charger, in the set for $10 more than the batteries would have cost.
Having said that, the drill is very good. My son & I have both knocked it off of a ladder, up 10 feet, directly on to a concrete floor, without any affect. It is lighter than my other DeWalt drill but appears to have every bit as much torque and I like the chuck better. I also like the belt clip on it (which, if I had been using it I wouldn't have dropped it on the deck) It is also pretty good on batteries. Overall it is a very good deal.
Date published: 2013-12-09
Rated 4 out of
Seems to work fine
Once you get used to seeing the blue sparks on the brushes which apparently is normal while running and especially when starting and stopping. As a promotion the drill set was only $10 more than the price of the batteries that come with it, so that made it a no-brainer. The little working light stays on quite a bit longer than my Makita so you are putting the drill down and the light stays on another minute. I guess that could be handy in some situations. I also got the portable LED lamp which uses the same Lithium Ion 20V. batteries. The batteries seem to be the latest development so that is a good recommendation. Comes with the charger of course.
Date published: 2013-12-08
Rated 5 out of
I'm using this drill specifically to attach to a Nils 6" auger. I'm in Michigan and we currently have between 12-16" of ice depending on the lake. I can get about 15 holes per battery. Holes cut very fast and quiet. The newer battery style is low profile so you can keep them in your pocket and warm, otherwise they will lose a significant amount of time. Only gripe is the description; The batteries I received were 1.3 Ah, and somehow the description details 3 Ah total. I know we are taking about a small difference here, but when it's -5 with the wind chill, every hole you can get out of a battery counts. Dewalt carries the 1.5 Ah batts and they are advertised as being significantly more efficient.
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 5 out of
Awesome and reliable drill
We moved to a new house and bought new furniture. Most needed to be assembled and after doing some research my husband decided to try this drill. It has consistently performed well and saved us some time and elbow grease in assembling things from bookshelves, to bunkbeds, etc.
We exchanged it after the battery died completely. DO NOT let the the battery completely empty. This is what we did and afterwards it would not take a charge. We only had it for 2 weeks. This seems to be a common occurrence.
Besides that it performs extremely well and is super handy to have around.
Date published: 2014-08-22
Rated 1 out of
I purchased the drill for myself as a father's day gift 2 father's days ago. It has been lightly used, mostly stored in my closet.
If the battery is left on the charger, your battery is dead and will not charge. Throw it away.
Head of the drill came off while I was drilling a small hole.
DeWalt refuses to repair. "Do you have your recipe" line.
Avoid this drill at all cost.
Lowes should immediately pull this product from their floors.
I had a Back and Decker that lasted years and years and still have a Hitachi that is 8+ years old and still works with no problem. This is a sure sign of low quality products.
Date published: 2015-12-21
Rated 1 out of
Run Away from DeWalt!!! Poor Construction!!!!
This is my 3rd cordless DeWalt tool in 20 years. The first two both failed within months. Then I bought a nice Hitachi. The Hitachi was great. It lasted me about 18 years before the second of the 2 batteries finally died. So, today I went out and bought the DeWalt thinking with all the positive ratings I'd give them one more try. I had two critical projects to do today and guess what!! I got neither done. The drill I brought home is dead out of the box. Reverse works just fine. Forward does not work at all.
Do not trust DeWalt if you need to count on your tools. They are poorly made and your chance of getting a good one is just that. A chance.
Trust me and go purchase ANYTHING else.
Date published: 2016-12-11