DeWALT Atomic – Drill-Driver and Ratchet

Dewalt Atomic

When it comes to professional power tools, DeWALT is known for their power, their durability, and their ergonomics.  While professionals want power, they don’t want weight or bulkiness.  This brings me to the DeWALT Compact Atomic Series.  The DeWALT Atomic Series is designed to still be powerful and reliable but without the normal weight and size.  So let’s talk about two items from DeWALT that are part of the Atomic Compact Series, the DeWALT Drill/Driver, and the DeWALT Ratchet.

DeWALT Atomic Series

Even though this is a series called Atomic, this still runs off the existing DeWALT 20V MAX battery platform, so no worries about jumping into a new battery platform.  When you see the Atomic Series, just know that these tools are designed to be smaller in size but pack a powerful punch.  So you can still run all your DeWALT tools off the same battery platform.

DeWALT Atomic Drill/Driver – Information

  • Name – DeWALT ATOMIC 20-Volt MAX Brushless Cordless 1/2 in. Drill/Driver
  • Model – DCD794B
  • Price – $129 (Tool Only)
  • BuyThe Home Depot
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DeWALT Atomic Drill/Driver – Features

New to the line is the DeWALT DCD794 Drill/Driver.  This drill is designed and built around a brushless motor that delivers 340 unit watts out (UWO). And a brushless motor means longer life and longer run times. The DeWALT Atomic Drill/Driver bare tool is only 2.4 lbs. and 6.3 in. front to back.

Dewalt Atomic

DeWALT is said to have one of the best feeling handles in the business. This drill stays true to the feel and balance we love from DeWALT and has the same comfortable handle.

On top of the drill, there is a slide switch to adjust from low (0-450 rpm) to high (0-1650 rpm) speeds.  And a user can easily feather the speed with the variable speed trigger.

Dewalt Atomic

DeWALT designed this drill with a 1/2″ ratcheting metal chuck.

Dewalt Atomic

The drill offers 15 clutch settings to help you match the drill to the application.

Dewalt Atomic

On the base of the drill, there is a bright LED to help light up your work area.

DeWALT Atomic Ratchet – Information

DeWALT Atomic Ratchet – Features

The Atomic ratchet (DCF512) is also built around a brushless motor.  The brushless motor delivers 70 ft-lbs of max torque. The body is a glass-filled nylon housing that helps protect and resists the effects of chemicals and solvents.

The ratchet is just under 16 in. and 2.4 lbs. bare tool.

Dewalt Atomic

The tool features a nice slim over-mold grip for comfort.

Dewalt Atomic

This ratchet harnesses a 1/2″ square drive.

The low profile head is easy to change directions, even with gloves on.

Dewalt Atomic

On the bottom of the tool, not only is there an LED light but the tool features a variable speed trigger (0-250rpm) along with a trigger lock.

DeWALT Atomic Wrap Up

Overall the Atomic Compact Series is a great lineup of tools for DeWALT.  The Drill/Driver and the Ratchet are no exception.  They are lightweight, extremely comfortable, and powerful but yet, they don’t weigh a lot and they are extremely small for their power.  If you are part of the DeWALT line or looking for a compact set of tools, the Atomic Compact Series is a great option.


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