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DeWALT XR DCD995 Brushless 3 speed Hammer/Drill – First Look

Today DeWALT announces a new flagship drill to the 20V MAX line and we just happen to have been testing one.  The DCD995 is smaller, smarter and more economical to its big brother the DCD985.  The 985 is still available as the DCD985M2 with 4.o Ah XR batteries.  The 995 has a new E-clutch that shortens the tool up a bit.  The clutch and drive mode are on the same selector ring which slows you down a tad when compared to the 985’s 2 separate selector rings.  DeWALT is known for their 3 speed drills, they surpass almost every...

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Dewalt 20V Brushless Compact Drill & Impact Driver – DCK281D2

You may be wondering why I am writing a Dewalt article and not Dan.  After all isn’t Dan the Dewalt guy?  I know a lot of people think I am the Milwaukee guy and Dan is the Dewalt guy.  To an extent that is correct.  Not because we think one brand is better than the other, but just because for us, well for me it’s much easier.  Dan is the guy who likes to keep his tools new.  For me I still use my tools, not as often, but I still get some side jobs where I can break...

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DeWALT 20V MAX XR Brushless Compact Drill / Drivers – Raising The Bar

It is no secret that I like DeWALT, they usually build a good product that is on par or better than the competition. I have been using the DCD985 as my main cordless workhorse drill since it came out.  The 985 is a great powerful drill, but at over 5 lbs “with 3.0 Ah batteries” it really put some extra fatigue on my body. It is really designed to be used on heavy duty tasks.  The DeWALT DCD780 was a good alternative but I just didn’t like the plastic chuck.  A few weeks ago we attended a DeWALT media...

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DeWALT 20V MAX Hammer Drills DCD985L2 and DCD785C2 – Review

We recently did a review of the DeWALT DCD980L2 and DCD780C2.  Now we have the  20V  hammer drills DCD985L2 and DCD785C2.  They are basically identical to the DCD980L2 and DCD780C2 except for they have a hammer drill feature.  So rather than write another identical review and add about the hammer drill feature, I decided to approach this a bit different and give you a comparison of sorts. If you haven’t read our review of the non hammer drill versions you can here.  That review applies to these tools also.  Now let’s talk about the flagship DCD985L2 Premium 20v Hammer Drill Driver.  I have always been a...

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DeWALT DCD740C1 20V MAX 3/8″ Right Angle Drill/Driver Kit

A right angle drill allows you to get into tight areas.  It is perfect for plumbers, electricians and even auto installers.  DeWALT now has a 20V Lithium Ion right angle drill.  It weighs in at 3.8 lbs and has a front to back length of  4″ making it good for tight areas.  It also accepts 2″ hex bits in a deep pocket so the stick out is that of a 1/4″ hex bit.  DeWALT rates this tool at 360 UWO which is 10 UWO more than the DCD785C2 compact hammer drill, not too shabby. 2 speeds provide 0-650/0-2000 rpm via a...

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DeWALT 20V MAX Drills DCD980L2 and DCD780C2 – Review

Before we start, remember 20V and 18V are the same in the Lithium Ion tool battery arena.  You do not have to understand it, just accept it.  Visit our article here to learn more about the issue. I don’t know what’s more exciting, the fact that Battlefield 3 beta for PlayStation came out or that I have DeWALT’s new 20v drills in my hands.  The 20V line is continuing to impress me.  I love everything about these new tools except one thing.  The lack of a battery fuel gauge.  I never know which battery has a charge and which...

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Dewalt 12V MAX 3/8″ Drill/Driver Review – DCD710

In the past 12V power tools were more or less a joke.  They didn’t have the power to do much except some small hobbies around the house.  As the battery technology has moved forward, so has the joke of the 12V.  12V power tools are now a useful tool to have around, even on the job-site.  We tested the Dewalt 12V Max Drill/Driver to see if this was a joke or the real thing. Power Tool Review – Dewalt 12V Max Drill/Driver Power Tool Model – DCD710     Pros: Ergonomics, Balance, Power, LED Innovation Cons: Not a lot of tools in the 12V line yet and no battery gauge Specifications of the Dewalt Number of Speeds – 2 Max RPM – 1500 Clutch Settings – 15 Chuck Size – 3/8″ Tool Weight – 2.4 lbs. No Load Speed – 0-400, 0-1500 rpm Tool Lenght – 7.5″         Nuts & Bolts of the Dewalt Specifications If you look at the specs above and take away the weight and where it says 12V, you would probably think you were reading an 18V drill, not a 12V.  This small drill has some serious specs to get excited about.  We like the fact that is has two speeds, so your application use increases.  Now we are not saying this will take the place of an 18V, but it will...

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