DEWALT DCD790D2 Expert Review

DEWALT DCD790D2 Expert Review

Specifications of DEWALT DCD790D2
• Weight: 3.5 pound
• Variable speed: No
• Revolutions per minute: 0-600/0-2000rpm
• Impact driving capacity: No
• Beats per minute:
• Power: 350 UWO
• Inbuilt LED light: Yes
• Belt hook: Yes
• Brushless motor: Yes
• Double battery: Yes
• Durability rate: Good
• Warranty: 3 year

DEWALT DCD790D2 Overview

When you need to get all professional with your drilling jobs, you might need to step up a bit with the Dewalt DCD790C2. This choice is first about its brushless motor that gives over 50% more efficiency than other brushed power tools, even among the Dewalt series.

And unlike other brushed motor drills, it requires less maintenance routine and delivers more performance just on a single charge. It has a high-speed transmission for 2-speed settings between 0-600/2000rpm for better drilling functions. The 15 clutch settings allow you to match your tool speed with a suitable torque power for control even as you drill or fasten your screws.

Though it is quite on the pricey side, the drill has every useful feature you need for an effective drilling or fastening operation with a maximum torque power of 360UWO. Unlike the regular Li-on batteries on other Dewalt tools, DCD790D2 uses 2.0Ah XR batteries that are tested to last longer by 30%, which means you can’t run short of power while working. Compare this with DEWALT DCD780C2.

In addition to this, the battery level can be monitored by the battery level gauge for you to recharge when necessary. At 3.5pounds, the tool is lightweight for easy use and even to reach high areas without fatigue. Like other Dewalt 20v series, this tool is very compact and can fit into cramped work areas where other bigger or corded power tools can’t reach.

Dewalt DCD790D2 comes quite handy with a lot of built-in features to give the best tool result. This is why even professionals ensure they have it in their tool lot. One of the drill’s functional features is the ½ inch ratcheting chuck which offers good bit retention during a high torque drilling operation.

Its LED light is strategically positioned at the lower part of the tool for proper lighting. The drill has its speed trigger located on the top of the drill. The drill is also designed with a lock on the middle for user’s safety. The drill also has a rubber grip handle for balance and hand control.


Dewalt DCD790D2 has a long-lasting battery with a fast recharging time (up to 35 minutes for a dead battery) such that you wouldn’t have to wait long before you get back to work. Its brushless motor also gives it a higher efficiency over other brushed models.


Dewalt does not give the tool’s capacity in torque but a power rating in UWO is used this makes it quite difficult to compare its torque level with other drills.

Why this is not a problem
Dewalt DCD790D2 has only a few limitations which does not stop it from performing to expectation, thus they can be overlooked. The tool is a great choice that can handle difficult tasks very quick and with much ease. It is no wonder that it is a highly competitive tool among its 20v class.

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