Which DEWALT drill should I buy?

Which DEWALT drill should I buy?

Broadly speaking, your drills will fall into three categories, light, medium and heavyweight. DCD stands for DEWALT Cordless Drill, and here’s a selection of the best non corded products they have to offer.

Model

Voltage

Battery Capacity

Max Torque

Max. Drilling Capacity [Metal]

Purpose

DCD991P2

18V

5ah

95 Nm

15 mm

Heavy Duty

DCD796P1

18V

5ah

70 Nm

13 mm

Medium Weight

DCD716D2

10.8V

2ah

30 Nm

10 mm

Lightweight

DCD996P2

18V

5ah

95 Nm

15 mm

Heavy Duty

DCD795P2

18V

5ah

60 Nm

13 mm

Medium Weight

DCD985M2

18V

4ah

80 Nm

13 mm

Medium Weight

 

Which battery capacity do I need?

A cordless tool rises or falls on its battery. Battery capacity is measured in ampere hours (ah). A high-capacity battery will generally outlast one with a lower Ah rating, but it will be heavier to hold and take longer to charge. The best way to choose a battery is to read reviews, work out how important portability is to you, and then select a battery based on your budget, and whether there is a good combi deal for battery and drill.

Which drill voltage should I choose?

Voltage is almost always directly proportionate to the torque of your drill – so a higher voltage drill will equal a more powerful drill. We stock low voltage models such as the DCD716D2 which would be for lightweight jobs, but most of our drills are in the 18V range for heavy-duty tasks. Do bear in mind that voltage also affects weight, so high-voltage tools weigh more.

What is torque?

The higher the torque you have, the likelier you will be able to drill into hard surfaces. Torque refers to the rotary turning force of the device.

What is an SDS drill?

SDS stands for self-direct system, a powerful system to help drill through hard materials like stone or masonry. An SDS hammer drill, also known as a rotary drill, may not be suitable for those everyday tasks around the home, but has a hammer which beats the drill bit as it rotates to be more impactful. SDS drills give the option to turn the hammer drill off so that you can use it for lighter weight jobs as well. You can also turn off the rotation function and use a chisel bit to chip away at brick or concrete walls. This is helpful if you need to hide wires or cables in the wall. DEWALT signifies the hammer drill with the prefix DCH – DEWALT Cordless Hammer. The letters at the end signify whether the drill will be body only (N), or that it comes with in a package, for instance with Lion batteries (M).

What about impact drivers?

An impact driver's main purpose is to drive large fasteners, long screws and lag bolts (with the use of an adapter). An impact driver drill will be signified by the suffix DCF – DEWALT Cordless Fastening. 

 

Posted by ToolStore UK
9th September 2019

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