Dewalt Cordless Drill

Last updated date: May 5, 2019

DWYM Score
9.4

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We looked at the top 1 Cordless Drills and dug through the reviews from 9 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Sympathink, Top 15 Products, Power Tool Buzz, House and Tech, Best of Machinery, Just Cordless Drill Reviews, Heathy Handyman and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Cordless Drill you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 71 expert reviews, the Dewalt Dewalt Cordless Drill placed 1st when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note May 8, 2019:
Checkout The Best Cordless Drill for a detailed review of all the top cordless drills.

Expert Summarized Score
9.3
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.1
3,837 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Nothing beats it for torque output. Outstanding reputation for reliability.
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
It can be set to operate in two different speed ranges, with the option for speeds between zero and 450 revolutions per minute, which is perfect for precision drilling, or at up to 1,500 RPM, which will help you make short work of even tougher materials like masonry.
- Business Insider
February 6, 2018 | Full review
Ergonomic and easy to handle, the unit is easy to control and slim enough to use in tight spaces. Powerful, powered by a reliable battery and capable of handling most jobs, the Dewalt DCD771C2 is one of the best cordless drills for the money.
- Sympathink
It has a half-inch single sleeve chuck that helps us to tight it by one hand. This chuck has ratcheting motion which increases the gripping tension as the rotational force increases. In simple words, it holds the bit tightly even at the higher torque speed.
- Top 15 Products
February 19, 2019 | Full review
The DEWALT DCD771C2 cordless drill is incredibly compact and features a lightweight design which fits into tight or enclosed areas. The electric drill is provided with a high-performance motor which offers 300 unit watts out (UWO) of power ability, hence capable of completing a broad range of drilling applications. At the same time, this tool provides dual-speed transmission: at low speed, it delivers 0-450 RPM, and at high speed, it gives 0-1500 RPM.
- Power Tool Buzz
The unit also features a high-powered motor that will deliver around 300 Units Watts Out for those tougher jobs.
- House and Tech
The device is capable of producing up to 300 unit watts out of power and is able to generate speeds of up to 1,500 rpm! You’ll be able to get your work done quickly and efficiently with a reliable tool that will last for years to come. Additionally, the Dewalt DCD771C2 Cordless has a ½ inch single sleeve ratcheting chuck that allows you to have greater control over your bits while you work.
- Best of Machinery
March 9, 2019 | Full review
The bag is durable and compact too and accommodates all the drill and its different components in an organized manner.
- Just Cordless Drill Reviews
Compact, ergonomic design feels balanced and comfortable in the hand
- Heathy Handyman
June 25, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
A bit heavier than the other drills we tested
- BestReviews
April 1, 2019 | Full review
Batteries drain too quickly
- Business Insider
February 6, 2018 | Full review
Not so good for heavy-duty tasks. No bit holder.
- Top 15 Products
February 19, 2019 | Full review
A bit expensive. The charger is a bit slow, charging can take up to an hour. Lacks a bit holder
- Power Tool Buzz
Unfortunately, it is a little more expensive, but this can be due to the fact that this is a kit and not a single drill.
- House and Tech
The charging system's temperature restrictions have received some flak. Both the charger and battery's temperature numbers should fall in the 65-75F range.
- Just Cordless Drill Reviews
Some battery problems were reported, but they may relate to the charger rather than the batteries
- Heathy Handyman
June 25, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

20 Volt max Lithium Ion compact drill driver. Lightweight design with high performance motor that delivers 300 unit watts of power out. High speed transmission delivers 2 speeds 0-450 RPM and 0-1500 RPM. 1/2 inch single sleeve with ratcheting chuck. Ergonomic handle allows comfort and control. Tools weighs 3. 6 pounds. Contains) 20 Volt max compact Lithium Ion battery packs, compact charger and durable contractor bag.

Overall Product Rankings

1. Dewalt Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 9
2. Makita Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 10
3. Hitachi Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 10
4. BLACK+DECKER Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 10
5. MILWAUKEE M18 Fuel Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 1
6. Ryobi ONE+ Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 2
7. Kobalt Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 7
8. Bosch Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 9
9. Ridgid Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 6.9
Expert Reviews: 2
10. Greenworks Cordless Drill
Overall Score: 6.7
Expert Reviews: 2

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