Dewalt cordless tools have a reputation for being durable, good quality and easy to use. Below we are going to take a brief look at the best models. Here you will find out what actual users think of these power tools.
We aim to tell you the pros and cons of each of them to help you to make informed purchasing decisions. Here we have looked at the most popular power tools, which the majority of people will want in their tool kit. Dewalt sell other kinds of cordless tools, but these are the key ones.
The DC390Dewalt Cordless Circular Saw
- 3,700 RPM for fast rip and cross cuts
- 6-1/2-inch carbide tipped blade with the ability to cut at 45 and 90 degrees
- Strong magnesium shoe with an upper guard for increased durability
- A bevel of 0-50 degrees
- The motor is fan-cooled motor with replaceable brushes
This is a professional duty tool, which will cope with practically any product. It comes with a three-year guarantee.
Overall, the user reviews for this product are very positive. The only negative seems to be that the trigger can be awkward to use.
Some people bought a skeleton product without realizing that they were doing so. This meant that they had to go out and buy a battery, so it is best to double check exactly what you are buying before you order. If you do plump for a product without its own battery you need to double check that your existing Dewalt battery is compatible with this cordless saw. Usually, it will be, but it is best not to assume that this will be the case.
Apart from that, there are no negatives for this product. Users particularly liked the way that the DC390 handled. Naturally, the fact that it runs on a battery means that it does not have as much torque as a circular saw that you plug into a socket.
The Dewalt DC720KA Cordless 18-Volt Compact Drill/Driver
Lightweight at just 4.8Ibs
½ inch ratcheting chuck
Dual speed for optimum performance
Frameless motor with a maximum power of 410 watts out
LED work light included for working in confined or dark spaces
This drill comes with a one-hour charger, as well as a strong kit box with space for extras. You have complete control because you can adjust the speed from 0 to 500 and 0 to 1/700 rpm.
Reviews for the Dewalt DC720KA
Again, the reviews for this product are overwhelmingly positive. Over 70% of users say that this drill is perfect for them.
The only negative comment of note will not bother most users. Some people found that the batteries did not last long when under heavy use. In most cases, the users had assumed that this drill would come with a XRP battery instead of a bulk standard 18V battery. For big projects this can be an issue, for normal day to day DIY it is not an issue.
A few people noted that the chuck started to wear after a while. However, again most people were happy and did not experience any issues with the chuck.
The feature people like the best was the adjustable torque, in particular the wide range, something that not every modern drill features. Many users also found the LED light a useful feature. It is bright enough to light up all of those awkward jobs.
DCD925 Dewalt Combi Hammer Drill
18v 3-speed combi
Torque control with a lock for when you switch modes
22 position torque control
13mm self tightening keyless chuck
Side handles with adjustable positions
Heavy-duty carrying case
Unfortunately, there are not a lot of user reviews for this drill. However, the few that are out there are all very positive. The battery is a good one, which is particularly important for long-term use.
At 2.9kg, it is quite a heavy drill, but again that is not unusual for a construction drill with such a powerful motor. However, on the plus side it is a very compact drill for one that is so powerful, it is great for using in tight spaces.
This drill is designed for professionals rather than DIYers.
Dewalt DCK955X 18-Volt XRP Cordless 9-Tool Combo Kit
This is the ultimate power tool kit for homeowners.
What is Included
DCD950 XRP 18-v cordless hammer drill
1/2-inch self-tightening chuck that delivers 450 units watts out
DC390 XRP18v circular saw
61/2-inch 16-tooth carbide blade
45-degree angle cuts are possible
DC385 XRP 18V reciprocating saw
keyless blade clamp for quick blade change
no need to touch the blade to change it
DC825 18-volt impact driver
1,330 in-lbs of maximum torque
compact light weight design
DC411 18-volt cut-off tool
6,500 rpm for high power cutting and grinding
DW919 18-volt flexible floodlight
Hands free usage
Reviews for the Dewalt DCK955X Power Tool Kit
The reviews for this product are all very good. Naturally, battery life is an issue on big projects. As a result, most users recommend that you buy an extra charger and battery. If you are planning to work on something over a weekend you will have one fully charged battery to hand, one on the tool and a third one that is charging. That way you can keep working. A few users pointed out that the light was not that bright, because it did not use LED bulbs.
Overall Dewalt cordless power tools perform exceptionally well. They are not especially cheap, but this is reflected in the build quality and they represent great value for money.