Why the Dewalt 18v range of Drills and Hammer Drills comes out on top.

Dewalt is a brand name that belongs to the Black and Decker Company, with them having purchased DeWalt in 1960. At the time of writing, Dewalt builds and sells over 200 corded and cordless power tools along with about 800 accessories of a wide and varying nature.HandymanCredit: midsuffolkhandymancom

I'm not sure if this tool maker where the first to offer this cordless power, but the Dewalt 18v battery that comes standard in both cordless drills I am reviewing today, certainly leads the market in both staying power and torque. Actually these are not the first Dewalt products I have had look at. The Dewalt nail gun range has been the preferred tool for the construction tradesman for several years now, with its yellow and black casing a very common feature on construction sites large and small.

But to todays reviews.

1). Firstly I'd like to cover Dewalt's 18v cordless drill kit. At under $100.00, (down from around $150.00), I believe it bores holes in it's competitors, (sorry, pun intended).
Have a look at the video here and see it put up against two of its peers, and I think you will see why this drill is the preferred tool for both professionals and home handymen. 

Included in the sturdy black case are of course the Drill with battery fitted, a spare Dewalt 18v battery and a rapid charger. The drill has a keyless chuck able to handle a drill up to a whopping 13mm, (1/2 an inch) diameter. It offers the industry best standard in quick charging, and here are just some of its inbuilt features:

  • Compact size fits into the tightest conditions
  • Lightweight design (5.2 pounds) minimizes user fatigue
  • High performance motor delivers maximum power of 380 unit watts out
  • Dual speed range, 0-450/0-1,500 rpm, delivers optimal performance

This drill has proven a market winner since it was released, and here are a few of the comments left by folks who have purchased this Dewalt 18v battery drill kit:

"Great drill that really accomplishes anything I throw at it. ... Great for flooring applications and really nice slow speed to make sure you're starting steady."

"There is a reason why I only buy dewalt. They practically gave this drill set away. A must have for any household. great for standard projects."

"Great solid drill! Bought this drill for my boyfriend and he loves it! Long battery life, comfortable handle. Case and extra battery are great extras."

Dewalt 18v Drill KitCredit: amazon





          Dewalt 18v Drill Kit






2). The second drill I'd like to chat to you about is the Dewalt 18-Volt Cordless Compact Hammer Drill. A no cord Dewalt impact driver if you like! Remember the days when you'd get laughed at if you said that one day a hammer drill, capable of boring into masonry or bricks could be cordless? Well, that day is well and truly here, and Dewalt is out there in front, (in my opinion), with this quality offering.

You get this powerful drill + battery, a spare Dewalt 18v battery and a rapid charger. Here is a selection of this tools features:

  • Compact size allows users to fit into tight spaces; lightweight design (4.9 pounds) minimizes user fatigue
  • 1/2-inch single-sleeve ratcheting chuck reduces bit slippage
  • Dual-speed range of 0-500/0-1,700 RPM; 0-8,500/0-29,000 BPM delivers optimal performance
  • High-performance frameless motor delivers maximum power of 410 unit watts out
  • LED work light provides increased visibility in confined spaces

Yep they even thought to add a super bright LED light sighted right down the drill bit - just to make life easier in awkward places. Not surprisingly, this drill has been marketed at up to $450.00. But now you can grab one for around $160.00! That sounded to me too good to be true, but NO, you CAN get your hands on this powerful Dewalt impact driver for not much more than their entry level 18V cordless wood drill.

As you can imagine this tool has been a hit with both professional tradesmen and home handymen. Here's some of what they have had to say:

" Absolutely the best on the market. I have been repairing power tools for over 30 years. For 2 very definitive reasons I can say that Dewalt is the best there is."

"This is the most value for money cordless drill available, it will easily cost twice as much on other sites"

"I own another 18V cordless drill/driver (different brand) and went back to a corded drill/driver because the other cordless couldn't do heavy duty work. ... When someone told me that the DeWalt hammer drill/driver could do that without blinking, I had to try it. And it does!"


Dewalt 18v Hammer Drill(116510)Credit: amazon




Dewalt 18-Volt Cordless Compact Hammer Drill






So to all of you who have taken the time to read my reviews of two Dewalt 18v cordless drills, thank you, and I wish you many years of successful construction with your Dewalt products.

DEWALT DC970K-2 18-Volt Compact Drill/Driver Kit
Amazon Price: $189.00 $94.99 Buy Now
(price as of Aug 21, 2016)