Review: DEWALT Bare-Tool DCD950B 1/2-Inch 18-Volt XRPHammerdrill/Drill/Driver

DEWALT Bare-Tool DCD950B 1/2-Inch 18-Volt XRPHammerdrill/Drill/Driver

DEWALT Bare-Tool DCD950B 1/2-Inch 18-Volt XRPHammerdrill/Drill/Driver
Featuring an easy-handling length rated best-in-class for improved balance and better control, the DEWALT DCD950B 1/2-Inch 18-Volt XRP Hammerdrill/Drill/Driver packs a powerful punch in a heavy-duty industrial design. Powered by any DeWalt battery, this cordless tool keeps things simple and efficient with user-friendly features and a patented three-speed, all-metal transmission.1/2-Inch 18-Volt XRP Hammerdrill/Drill/Driver
At a Glance:Triple speed ranges (0 – 500, 0 – 1,250, 0 – 2,000 rpm) and (0 – 8,500, 0 – 21,250, and 0 – 34,000 bpm)

1/2-inch self-tightening chuck; 22 clutch settings

High-power motor delivers 450 unit watts of max power

Weighs just 3.9 pounds (without battery) for easy handling

Backed by a limited three-year warranty; 90-day money-back guaranteeThis hammerdrill / drill/driver has three speeds for all kinds of fastening and drilling applications. View larger.Versatile, Powerful, and Reliable
Whether you’re tackling a heavy-duty profe

  • Patented 3-speed all-metal transmission matches the tool to task for fastest application speed and improved run time
  • Heavy-duty 1/2-inch self-tightening chuck tightens throughout operation providing superior bit gripping strength
  • LED worklight provides increased visibility in confined spaces
  • High power, high efficiency motor delivers 450 unit watts out of max power for superior performance in all drilling and fastening applications
  • Best in class length for improved balance and better control; tool only, no battery

List Price: $ 235.74

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9 Responses to “Review: DEWALT Bare-Tool DCD950B 1/2-Inch 18-Volt XRPHammerdrill/Drill/Driver”

  1. S. Murray
    50 of 54 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Problem with motor not running, February 16, 2011
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    S. Murray (Indiana) –
    (REAL NAME)

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    This review is from: DEWALT Bare-Tool DCD950B 1/2-Inch 18-Volt XRPHammerdrill/Drill/Driver (Tools & Home Improvement)
    I own a different model DEWALT cordless drill which I use regularly and really like. The DEWALT drills are built for rugged use. I purchased the DEWALT DCD950B 1/2-inch XRPHammerdrill/Drill/Driver as a backup drill and one for drilling into concrete or brick. I read reviews before purchasing where folks who purchased this same model had difficulty with the drill operating regularly. Upon arrival of my drill, I quickly pulled the trigger a few times and all seemed well. It mostly sat for a couple of months until yesterday when I needed two drills for a floor project where I didn’t want to have to keep changing bits. Well, my newer hammerdrill worked sometimes and sometimes not. When it failed, the work light would go dim and the motor would not operate. If I turned the mode selectors and kept pulling the trigger, I could usually get it to start operating again until the next failure. This was quite aggravating. The good part was when I called Amazon.com and explained the problem, they immediately shipped me a replacement and expedited the shipping so that it will arrive in one day (tomorrow)! You can’t beat that for good service. I can only hope that the replacement drill doesn’t have the same problem. Thanks Amazon.com!

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  2. Robert D. Bowman
    47 of 51 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    De Walt is back were it should be, April 27, 2010
    This review is from: DEWALT Bare-Tool DCD950B 1/2-Inch 18-Volt XRPHammerdrill/Drill/Driver (Tools & Home Improvement)
    I had an XRP that I used for 10 years and it was a great drill and it still runs but the case cracked on it and the drill tries to split in two when I use it. So i decided to order this one and I know De Walt has had some quality issues in the past but they have been fixed with this model. I have actually broke paddle bits with this drill. and the all metal chuck and shaft is great for long term usage.

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  3. Joseph A. Lorenzo "HFH Builder"
    32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Dewalt Hammer Drill, November 13, 2010
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    Joseph A. Lorenzo “HFH Builder” (Rochester NY USA) –
    (REAL NAME)

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    This review is from: DEWALT Bare-Tool DCD950B 1/2-Inch 18-Volt XRPHammerdrill/Drill/Driver (Tools & Home Improvement)
    I purchased the 950 as a second 18V Dewalt cordless to support my work in homebuilding/remodeling and furniture making. I already have another 18V Dewalt and this gave me the added hammer drive feature plus a second drill/driver. I have had the older one for some 6 years. It is a work horse although a bit heavy when you use it for extended periods especially overhead. The new 950 is a work horse as well and is made a bit sturdier with the metal drive train. It too is heavy. Neither drill/driver disappoints in terms of power. I have 4 batteries and only the non XRP batteries wane in heavy use. By the way I just learned that I can use the new Lithium batteries with either drill driver. I think this is a great design consideration on the part of Dewalt! Certainly this will lighten the unit in use. I will have to wait and see regarding balance when I purchase the Li ION batteries.

    The 950 has one LED to light the way and it is a handy feature but I do notice that in some areas the shadow the head casts makes the light somewhat less effective.

    I had an unpleasant experience with the first 950 I ordered. I was using it to install a storm door, i.e. light duty.I had freshly charged batteries and within just a few screw installs it would not operate upon trigger actuation. The LED would light but the drill motor did not turn in the low speed setting. I found that switching to the second or third speed setting would allow normal operation, even if I switched back to the lowest speed. Needless to say I sent it back. A new one arrived very quickly and seems to be OK although I did experience the same event once more (one time).

    So why did I rate this as a 4 star you say? Primarily because it is a workhorse and I expect it to hold up as my other unit does. I find the hammer drill feature to be the answer to driving deck lags and drilling into concrete for TapCons. I also like the fact that I can swap in/out Li ION batteries and finally the price was right.

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  4. budjayjay

    I have one works fine but when you come to nails it don’t happen! do you
    sell one that does? blade that is

  5. wafrederick

    No thank you,I will stick with my Fein Multimaster.My Multimaster uses no
    wrench to change attachments

  6. Mark Lipka

    I’ve had one for years and use it all the time. It rocks! Wish the blades
    were a tad cheaper or available in packs of just the kind of blade I use
    most. Powerful and kicks ass!

  7. allthingsawesome2

    1st

  8. jose Guerra

    Great tool, I have mine since last year and still working as a new,

  9. 361655a

    just got one from my local harbor freight with a coupon, only paid
    19.99!!!!! I haven’t used it yet but hope to soon. will be buying many
    more, its like an ideal Christmas present, its small enough for moms
    arts and crafts and big enough for dads heavy duty jobs. the tool feels
    very sturdy and is somewhat heavy (indicating decent quality).

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