Dewalt DCD701F2 XTREME 12V MAX Brushless Lithium-Ion 3/8 in. Cordless Drill Driver Kit (2 Ah)Dewalt Model: dewndcd701f2
Product Features & specs :
Ideal for precision applications like drilling small pilot holes
Brushless motor for efficient performance and runtime
Compact cordless drill at only 5.97 in. long
3/8 in. Ratcheting chuck for a wide variety of bits
Dewalt DCD701F2 XTREME 12V MAX Brushless Lithium-Ion 3/8 in. Cordless Drill Driver Kit (2 Ah)
- DCD701 12V MAX Brushless 3/8 in. Drill Driver has 32% more power
- DCD701 12V MAX Brushless 3/8 in. Drill Driver is 20% shorter
- Brushless motor for efficient performance and runtime
- 3/8 in. Ratcheting chuck for a wide variety of bits
- 2-Speed transmission and 15 clutch settings for a variety of applications
- LED foot light for superiror visibility
- Lightweight at 1.9 lbs (Tool Only)
- Kitted with 2 Ah batteries with state of charge indicator
- XTREME 12V MAX 3/8 in. Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless Drill Driver - DCD701B
- (2) 12V MAX 2 Ah Lithium-Ion Batteries - DCB122
- 12V and 20V MAX Charger - DCB112
- Belt Clip
- Tool Bag
I’ve used the DCD701 for about 2 weeks at my job sites as my primary driver. My work is primarily cabinetry and finish carpentry using an assortment of drill bits, Phillips screws, T-screws. The DCD701 allows me to drive fasteners in tight spots where a standard driver just won’t suffice. It’s lighter weight and smaller battery allows for more one handed control in tight spots like under cabinets and small drawer. In 2 weeks of 9 hour average daily use, I’ve only recharged the batteries once.
Dewalt has managed to make a strong chucked driver the size of an impact driver while retaining the versatility of a standard size cordless drill. Fit and feel of the DCD701 is classic Dewalt, which is great.
Over the years I’ve developed tendinitis on my right hand. Having a powerful driver the size of my XR or XRP impact driver is just great.
One difference I’ve noticed is the 12volt battery release mechanism is different from the 20volt batteries. It took me a while to get used to. Given the long runtime though It doesn’t bother me as much.
Good Job guys.
Drill, 2 batteries, case,charger
This tool is fantastic (i received this tool from dewalt, was asked to review it, but my reviews of ANY tool are based on my USE of it, and realistic feedback
I have multiple dewalt tools, including drills. I have a 20v Drill/hammer combo, and also a 20v Brushless drill. The hammer drill is great, very powerful, but heavy for every day projects, so i bought a 20v brushless. Wow, what a weight difference, and it also has LOTS of power. AND, its profile is smaller (about 6 1/2 inch head length), allowing for use within rafters, etc. SO, I carry THIS one in my tool bucket, great for all around use.
SO, NOW, I got the DCD701 drill. It came as a Kit, with two batteries, the Drill, and the Charger. it is 12v, but the battery charges in the 12/20 charger, so i did not have to alter my basement charging station.
First Impression, it is a GREAT tool !. I want to use this in my basement, for everyday in-home stuff, or work stuff, and relegate the 20v Hammer drill to heavier projects. THIS 12v tool does the job !. ITS head length is 5.97 inches, even smaller than the brushless 20v one. AND, its handgrip, although smaller, (which is good), STILL allows my big hand to grip this drill comfortably.
its weight is lighter, allowing for longer drill use and easier maneuverability. Trigger control is good also.
It has power, I've used 1/2 inch bits with it, in wood, drills without any hesitation. I normally don't use the clutch positions, because the trigger gives me enough control to easily drill screws into materials but still not overdrill them.
ONE small problem for me, although i would NOT subtract tool benefit, is the CHUCK diameter. it is a smaller diameter than the 20v brushless. That is good, for weight, and smaller profile, but my big hand has a harder time to grasp that chuck to tighten drill bits. BUT, that said, i am still able to get the bits locked in, just took some getting used to.
The batteries, at 2ah, 12v, are very compact, and they last, did not have to charge frequently, despite continual drill use.
Overall, I give this drill a 5 star rating, it is excellent, and the kit is a very good value as a starter kit for other 12v tools.