DEWALT DW960K-2 Heavy-Duty 3/8-Inch 18-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless Right Angle Drill (028877445281) Reviews
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DEWALT DW960K-2 Heavy-Duty 3/8-Inch 18-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless Right Angle Drill (028877445281)

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Not very heavy duty

Jan 27, 2008
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Pros:Good for small bits and screwdriving

Cons:not heavy duty enough for small augers and holesaws.

The Bottom Line: If you think it will hog holes through studs all day, forget it!


I purchased one of these through an internet company, and it seemed right away that the gears were stripped out in it. So I sent it back and purchased another at the Home Depot. This tool showed very poorly- The chuck seemed to rotate out of round on the spindle, the batteries were of the lower grade Dewalt makes(XR as opposed to the better grade XRP's) the way the batteries fit in the charger loosely compared to my Makita products...I tested the unit out in my workshop by trying to spin a 3/4 stubbie auger that my 14.4v Makita drill does easilt was just too much for it. stripped the gears and returned it back to home depot.

I can accept that a tool has shortcommings. If my makita drills can't turn a bit, they stop turning. I back off. This tool just seems to shred its guts way too easily. I need to know that if a tool I am using gets bound up, that I can back out the bit, chuck in a smaller bit and keep working.

Dewalt rates this tool at 310 in. lbs of torque. My Makita 14.4 is rated at 350. There is a nice bar style trigger with variable speed capability. The reverse switch is toward the bottom of the tool and hard to access during use. The speed selector switch that lets you choose low or high speeds is better, being located on the back of the tool. The case is sturdy, but too small for any accessories to be stowed with the tool. Poor design here...

You get 2 batteries, a charger, a case, and a double ended bit with your purchase.

If you wanted this tool for a screwdriver doing cabinet installs, you would probably be happy with it. For drilling, I would say keep the bit size down to less that an inch, and use twist bits or paddle bits. No augers or holesaws with this tool.


Recommend this product? No


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