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DEWALT DCD980L2 Review

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DCD980L2 20 Volt Overview

There is no doubt about it the DEWALT DCD980L2 is one hella' powerhouse & if you haven't used it already, I will guess you are already underestimating just how powerful thus 20 Volt cordless drill actually is.

But, what really surprised me is not just 'how long' the battery lasts for especially compared to an 18 Volt model, this drill will last you all day -- but how quickly it charges up too. Easily one of the very best drills I have ever used & on the market today, I would say only drill the Milwaukee 2604-22 slighty edges it for me (but I do love Milwaukee tackle).

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To provide just a quick overview of features and specs on the DCD980L2.

This $280 3 speed heavy duty cordless DEWALT drill is fitted with a 20V lit-ion battery and is considered one of the best in the business. It's fitted with a range of unique technology & features (e.g. the LED light trigger release prompt), that allow it to have an extra long run time & give it that edge in power. The motor installed is both powerful & efficient, capable of providing 535 unit watts from max power.

Like all DeWalt gear it is prided on the fact that it will offer a quality performance with an excellent ergonomic design to allow comfort for users. It has a wide variety of options & "applications" on offer to deal with the task at hand, whether it be intensive or delicate & light work.

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DEWALT DCD980L2 Review

20 Volts = Raw Power

If you have read any reviews on this drill already, you are bound to come across the fact that this thing is incredibly powerful. The revamped electronic design that been integrated into the DCD980L2 has allowed the drill to reach an enhanced level of power and efficiency being able to run for 35% longer (around 120 minutes in total) than that of their 18 volt DEWALT drills. Moreover, they are more efficient in charging (they take just 45 minutes) as well as being better in overheating, overloading and discharge prevention -- allowing the drills to last for longer.

Then obviously because it is powerful the main advantage this offers is speed. As mentioned it has three speed settings: low which is a range between 0 to 600 RPM, med that's a range of 0 to 1,250 RPM and finally 0 to a huge 2,000 RPM from a drill. Which setting you choose obviously depends on the job that is at hand. The second speed is what is most ideal though, it basically allows you to perform the delicate jobs that other drills have to be set on at low for at double time.

Practicality & Handling Convenience

Classic DeWalt also ensures that the design is tough (with a 0.5 inch metal rachet & all metal gear housing) and durable, however is also practical & 'feels good to use'. This is backed by their 3 year warranty coverage program (with one year free service contact) .The ergonomic design incorporates a slender handle, that allows the user to go for longer under strenuous conditions. Moreover, it has been specially weight distributed to give a sense of added lightness. You also get the LED light that comes on with ignition of drill and then remains on for a further 20 seconds.

What's in the Box?

So what do you get? Obviously the drill, the charger (which they claim takes an hour, but as said above it is often a little less), two 20 volt 3.0 Ah lithium-ion batteries and a carrying case. You also get the 360 degree slight handle as you can see in the image just above.

In all, the DeWALT DCD980L2is a truly awesome & powerful drill, that will serve any electrician, plumber etc. very well. It doesn't get the full 5 stars from me, because I do prefer the Wakee to it, but can clearly see it is pretty great. If you have any questions, concerns or general remarks regarding the DCD980L2 then please leave them in the comments section just below and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.

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