In this DeWalt 18V drill review:
1. We checked for the best 18V drills from DeWalt.
2. We drill down for the one with the best grip, chuck, battery life and overall durability.
3. We drilled down a bit more for the ones offered at fairly affordable prices.
4. Considering all these, the best is DEWALT DCD950KX
|DEWALT DCD760KL||DEWALT DCD950KX||DEWALT DC759KA||DEWALT DC970K-2|
| WEIGHT|| 4.0 lbs|| 4.5 lbs|| 4.7 lbs|| 5.2 lbs|
| VARIABLE SPEED|| YES|| YES|| YES|| YES|
| FORWARD & REVERSE MOODS|| forward only|| forward & reverse|| forward only|| forward & reverse|
| RPM|| 0-500,|
| IMPACT DRIVING |
| NO|| YES|| NO|| NO|
| IMPACTS PER MINUTE|| N/A|| 0-8500|
| N/A|| N/A|
| TORQUE|| 380 UWO|| 450 UWO|| 380 UWO|| 380 UWO|
| CHUCK RELIABILITY|| very good|| very good|| very good|| very good|
| INBUILT LIGHT|| YES|| YES|| YES|| YES|
| ERGONOMIC DESIGN|| very good|| very good|| very good|| very good|
| POWER SOURCE|| Li-ion battery|| Ni-cad battery|| Ni-cad battery|| Ni-cad battery|
| DOUBLE BATTERY|| YES|| YES|| YES|| YES|
| VOLTAGE|| 18V|| 18V|| 18V|| 18V|
| SAFETY HOOK|| NO|| NO|| NO|| NO|
| DURABILITY RATE|| 7.8/10|| 9.4/10|| 8.0/10|| 8.5/10|
| WARRANTY|| 3 YRS|| 3 YRS|| 3 YRS|| 3 YRS|
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From the above comparison table, it is clear DEWALT DCD950KX is the guy that leads the pack in this DeWalt 18V drills comparison. Not just in features, but also in performance, durability and run time. This tool has a good performance that makes it ideal for a wide range of operations.
Dewalt has designed one great mechanism in the drill. With this mechanism, the drill won’t run until the all-metal keyless chuck grips whatever bit you have put in the drill. This prevents the frustrating falling of bit during an operation (especially metal operations). All you need to do is to turn the chuck till you hear the ‘click’ sound. That signifies your bit has been securely locked-in.
With the multiple speed, you can easily drop or increase to your desired speed to suit the task at hand. Also, with the Multiple settings and modes, this DeWalt 18V drill can succeed at any task. When checking out a power tool, I always want to see how the tool copes when a tough task is thrown at it, but during my check of this tool, it was quite tough getting a task that this drill would find tough. It took the drill almost the same amount of effort to chew through the task.This was quite impressive.
Another thing to love about this DeWalt 18V drill is the battery uptime. As an XRP tool, this tool runs for a very long time before it dilapidates. It charges within a notably short period of time. And supplies a great power during use, giving the operator the power to complete a wide range of task, from hammer-drilling through strong concrete, fastening huge concrete backer boards, mixing thick mortar to installing wall anchors, this DeWalt 18V drill completes all jobs, big and small, with ease. An operator would run out of energy before the drill does.
One thing I don’t quite like about this DEWALT DCD950KX would involve the trigger functionality uneasiness in a newly unboxed one. It is not easy to set it to a neutral state so neither forward nor reverse is in motion. Balancing the trigger takes some efforts. However, after some time of use, the trigger eases up.