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Model#: DEWNDCD980L2

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Dewalt DCD980L2 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion Premium 3-Speed Drill Driver Kit with 3.0 Ah Batteries

  • Dewalt DCD980L2 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion Premium 3-Speed Drill Driver Kit with 3.0 Ah Batteries
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It has been replaced by the DEWNDCD980M2.
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Featuring DeWalt's 20V MAX 3.0 Amp Hour Lithium-Ion batteries, the DCD980L2 Premium Drill Driver Kit delivers more power, longer run times and higher durability. Designed for a wide range of tasks and applications, it features a three-speed motor perfect for fitting the drills speed and torque to the application at hand.
  • DeWalt 20V MAX Lithium-Ion batteries offer longer tool runtime and enhanced durability
  • Three-speed all-metal transmission matches the tool speed to task for fastest application speed and improved run time
  • Heavy-duty 1/2 in. metal ratcheting chuck with carbide inserts provides superior bit gripping strength
  • LED light with 20 second delay after trigger release illuminates dimly lit work areas
  • High efficiency motor delivers 535 unit watts out of max power for superior performance in all drilling and fastening applications
  • 22 position adjustable torque control for optimized precision when screwdriving
  • Efficient intelligent trigger allowing total control over all applications
  • Improved grip design providing greater application control and maximum comfort
  • Steel belt clip and tough magnetic bit holder ensure strong storage solutions
  • 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion Premium 3-Speed Drill Driver - DCD980L2
  • (2) 20V MAX 3.0 Ah Lithium-Ion Battery Packs
  • Charger
  • Side Handle
  • Carrying Case


Series: 20V MAX
Cordless: Yes
Length: 13 in.
Weight: 5.2 lbs.
Batteries Included: 2
Battery Amp Hours: 3.0 Ah
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Chuck Size: 1/2 in.
Chuck Type: Single Sleeve Ratcheting
Clutch Settings: 22
Power Type: Electric
RPM: 0 - 575 / 0 - 1,350 / 0 - 2,000
Torque: 490 in-lbs.
Voltage: 20V



4.5 / 5.0
4 Reviews
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Would you recommend?
Yes (4)
Ergonomic Design (2)
Powerful (1)
Lightweight (1)
Heavy (1)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (1)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Best Uses
Frequent Use
Well made and very powerful.
I have a Craftsman 20 volt that has served me well. My new Dewalt feels better built and more powerful. I hope tha battery life is at least equal to my Craftsman (3 + years a still going strong).
March 2, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Ergonomic Design
20v Cordless DeWalt DCD980L2
It's extremely powerful, balanced well and I love the battery indicator. Best drill driver I have ever bought. Highly recommended.
June 15, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Good Tool, needs a better case
The only problem I see with this tool is the case. It is too compact and you have to cram everything in it to get it to close and also the drill bit or the driver that you are using must be removed from the tool so that it will fit in its case. Other than that it is a nice tool to work with.
March 8, 2013
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Ergonomic Design
Great drill
This drill is great, it is a little heavy but for the power that is fine. I really love the torque lock-out feature for drilling, I find this extreamly helpful when drilling with spade bits and requiring lots of torque. This drill would get 5 stars if it only came with a belt clip. I have noticed that Dewalt does this, they will leave off something that other manufactures include at no additional charge. On top of that it is hard to find the right belt clip for it. I am currently having to bend over to pick it up all the time now. I REALLY WISH IT WOULD HAVE COME WITH A BELT CLIP.
October 15, 2014

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The two batteries that come in this kit are they 3AH Lithium-Ion or 1.5AH Lithium-Ion Batteries.
Ironbar on Nov 9, 2012
BEST ANSWER: This kit will include 3.0 amp hour batteries


Most DEWALT® Tools purchased on or after January 1, 2004 come with a warranty package that includes:

Three-Year Limited Warranty. DEWALT will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit or call 1-800-4-DEWALT (1-800-433-9258). This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary in certain states or provinces.

One-Year Free Service Contract. DEWALT will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use, for free, any time during the first year after purchase.

90-Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your DEWALT Power Tool, Laser, or Nailer for any reason, you can return it within 90 days from the date of purchase with a receipt for a full refund - no questions asked.