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 long variable speed paddle switch and the throttle control is very precise. Overall the ergonomics of the tool is great, a rubber over molded grip helps you hold on to the to tool with or without work gloves on. The ratcheting 3/8″ chuck is plastic and requires minimal effort to lock a bit into place. An LED light illuminates your work, it is activated via the trigger , a slight squeeze will illuminate the light and it remains lit for 20 seconds or so. It has a removable belt clip and easily hangs off of most tool belts and belts.
We have been using this tool for a while now and are pleased with its operation. It bores 1″ holes through wood all day long with ease. You can push the tool hard before its electronics kick in and cut out the tool. The DeWALT 20V Right Angle/Drill Driver does not have an electronic clutch for precise jobs like the Milwaukee 2615-21. However, it does have a lot of power and two speeds to tackle almost any job. It comes with one 1.5 ah battery and charger , you can also use 3.0 ah batteries to extend your run time. The entire package comes in a very nice hard case and DeWALT’s standard 3 year warranty. If you are looking for a tough right angle drill/driver to abuse the DCD740C1 is the tool for you.