Compact, lightweight hammer drill with an all-metal gearbox and replaceable carbon brushes. XR technology for longer run time and an intelligent trigger to protect the battery. Supplied with heavy duty carry case.
Average Customer Rating:
(4 Reviews) 4
Rating Snapshot(4 reviews)
4 of 4(100%)reviewers would recommend this product.
"This drill has all metal gear parts as opposed to plastic gears in the cheaper drill and also has the lighter weight LITHIUM batteries as opposed to the heavier Ni-Cad type - important point! Much easier to work with being lighter and better balanced in the hand as a result. Much quicker to charge than Ni-Cad and lasts longer, although I have not charged mine yet. Amateur old car workshop use. Why have a mains drill these days. 1/2" chuck same size as mains drill too. All this combined with this drill being on offer for the day made this only £50 more than the £99 cheaper drill. A truly excellent product. My last cordless Makita drill is over 20 years old - how technology moves on - the DeWalt has very fine motor control too, going as slow and smoothly as you could possibly want with no 'lurching' into action at all. All this for £149 !"
"I have a DC725 already, so I brought this one on the strength of that one, very pleased, you can feel the different in power, even in masonry drilling, I brought this to up grade to next generation. down side £100 a battery when you can one for £50 (3ah) on the net. plus side a 3 year guarantee"
"My two drills have batteries that are not holding their charge as long as they should. I decided to go for the more hi-tech Li-Ion battery as they are getting good reviews. Pricier than others but what cost long endurance when you need it?
The case is great, well padded and it is a doddle to get online and increase the warranty to three years - all in the paperwork.
The drill is light enough for me as I now have weaker wrists these days, well balanced too. Easy to change bits, just remember to keep turning until it locks. Great gradual trigger action - I always thought this was standard but seeming not. The battery is far easier to change than my other two, where I have to depress catches and they take some effort.
I did a full charge from the box and did not have a use for the drill for a week or so. Then I got stuck into a multi tier solid wood flower box. It was frost damaged last year so I had to take out rusty screws, refresh panels (screws), new supports (screws), castors (wood drill for the bolts). By the finish my old drill (a great B&D) would have had to be recharged a few times yet the DW sounds like it is still on a full charge. I love that!
I had considered this DW or a variation with two smaller Ah batteries, one as a back up. However, reading about the charge holding capacity of the Li-Ions I decided to go for the greater Ah power which I an not regretting.
Many people mention the bits dropping out when the spindle lock engages. I do not doubt their word when at high speed, but I did not experience this as the low speed was certainly fast enough for me. I have yet to try it on concrete though, or on metal.
It would have been nice to had a small driver-bit included (as in my other two drills). I found the light OK but it casts a shadow on the bit so not up to much there. The belt holder is really annoying so that is coming off!
Overall: I am happy with the purchase. I gave the four stars because I have not used it enough to give it five. However, I am able to return to the review later and update it.
Whatever you decide, I would suggest spending the extra money on a high rate Li-Ion battery."
"Good enough drill but slightly let down by chuck,i don't know why all drills come with chucks that drop out the bit holders at the worst possible time,usually when there is a hole or other crevice for it to fall into.The battery is also the slightly cheaper version that does not have the power indictor on it .All in all if u want a good drill that performs well this is it but if you have the money get the twin pack with two of the 4amp hr batteries, its much better value in the long run!"