Discount: DEWALT DCD791D2 20V MAX XR Li-Ion 0.5″ 2.0Ah Brushless Compact Drill/Driver Kit

DEWALT DCD791D2 20V MAX XR Li-Ion 0.5" 2.0Ah Brushless Compact Drill/Driver Kit

The DEWALT DCD791D2 20V MAX XR Li-Ion 1/2" Compact Drill/Driver Kit (2.0Ah) features a DEWALT brushless motor which delivers up to 57% more run time over brushed. The XR Li-Ion batteries with fuel gauge provide 33% more capacity over standard packs. This unit is compact (6.9" front to back), and lightweight (3.4 lb.), designed to fit into tight areas. A high speed transmission with 2-speed settings (0-550/0-2,000 RPM) delivers up to 30% faster application speeds, with an ergonomic comfort grip handle that provides ideal balance & tool control. The metal 1/2" ratcheting chuck allows for superior bit gripping strength. This drill also offers a 3-Mode LED that provides lighting in dark or confined spaces (up to 20X brighter than previous model), with a LED spotlight mode that features 20 minute shutoff function allowing for extended work time in dark or confined spaces. Kit includes: DCD791 - 20V MAX XR Li-Ion BL Compact Drill / Driver, (2) DCB203 - XR 2.0AH Battery Packs, Charger, Kit Bo
  • DEWALT brushless motor which delivers up to 57% more run time
  • (2) XR Li-Ion batteries with fuel gauge provide 33% more capacity
  • Compact, lightweight design for tight spaces
  • High speed transmission with 2-speed settings
  • 3-Mode LED lights with a spotlight mode

List Price: $ 199.00 Price: $ 199.00

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3 Responses to “Discount: DEWALT DCD791D2 20V MAX XR Li-Ion 0.5″ 2.0Ah Brushless Compact Drill/Driver Kit”

  1. majortomiscominghome
    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    beast, January 20, 2016
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    This is dewalt’s newest version of their compact brushless drill. I have used the dewalt 771, 780, various makitas, and some other drills. This dewalt is easily the best cordless drill I’ve used. I work in a factory and use lots of drills to drill through steel, stainless steel, and aluminum on a regular basis.

    The chuck makes anything else I’ve used feel like a joke. The makita and porter cable chucks are not great. The other dewalts at least did not slip with smaller bits, but the metal 791 chuck is on another level. It’s very precise and smooth and grips firmly. The chuck alone warrants the extra cost over the 780. The 780 is only $30 less, which I don’t understand, because it’s much closer to the 771 than the 791. If you’re considering the 780 either save your money and get the 771 which is pretty much as good, or just spend a little more to get the 791 which is a huge step up.

    The brushless motor is extremely powerful compared to most drills. According to the internet this drill has an output of about 620 in-lbs of torque. In America, dewalt lists their drills based on some arbitrary non standard unit of output. There’s probably some old engineer working there that thinks he knows everything and won’t use the same measurement of torque that everyone else uses but there you have it, 620 in-lbs based on converted European (newton meter) specs. Anyway, if the drill bit snags you’re going to be in for a surprise, at least I was, and I’m not a weak person. The drill whipped right around and if I had a weak wrist it might have hurt a lot. I guess you could say this is a good thing because more torque = more better (right?) but at any rate just be aware that a lot of drills this powerful have an extra handle, whereas this one is meant to be used one handed. It makes me slightly nervous now but I’m just being more careful. Everything else I’ve used that has a brushed motor, I am strong enough to stop the drill if it snags.

    I can’t comment on the battery life because I haven’t used it enough to have cycled the batteries or even run one of them down all the way. Based on the old model and typical brushless drill efficiency it should be good. It makes it harder to run out of battery when you can check the charge level and keep the second battery charged, anyhow, just pay attention.

    The case seems well made and everything fits well. I might have liked more room to store drill bits (there isn’t much extra room, and no designated spot that I can see for storage) but the compact size of the case is useful in its own right.

    The light is very bright and has a few settings, not much to say there, but it’s more useful than most.

    I can’t imagine there is anything else out there right now that’s better than this drill as far as a compact. I did a lot of research and the next best drill I found was a rockwell that’s also sold here for about as much as the dewalt 780. The rockwell likewise includes a metal chuck and brushless motor, unlike the dewalt 780, making it a better choice in my opinion. Bosch is known to make good drills, however their most recent models of compact brushless drills are reported to have frequent issues with the trigger, and they all have plastic chucks. They are relatively inexpensive though, although the torque ratings on the bosch are quite low (in the 400’s in-lb) which is even weaker than the rockwell (530-ish in-lbs) and much less powerful than the dewalt 791 which appears to be the most powerful compact brushless available.

    That about sums it up, if this drill is in your budget I don’t think you can go wrong, if your budget is limited get the 771 because it is half the price and works fine, especially if it’s not being used in an industrial setting.

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  2. N. R.
    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The DCD791 is quite simply the best cordless drill driver ever!, January 24, 2016
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    N. R. (San Antonio, TX) –

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    The DCD791 is quite simply the best cordless drill driver ever!
    Though we can’t expect 3 speeds in a compact and this is no hammer drill. This drill is an amazing tool.

    Pros:
    Super light
    Very compact
    Shortish barrel length (Note: This is the shortest barrel length that I am aware in a compact drill However is still longer than most Driver only cordless devices and longer than some of the lower power impact drivers)
    Brushless
    Amazing battery life! Put an estimated 250 3-1/2 #8’s into 95 year old studs without any loss of power and still has plenty of juice left to frame 4 irregular sized windows. Ran out of sun before I ran out of power.

    Cons:
    At this point none. Durability remains to be seen but I am not anticipating in issue.
    My father (a roofer) considers the price obscene in comparison to his BLACK+DECKER but even with his limited use of a drill he still burns though 2 B&D’s a year. At the Price point of $200 bucks with two 2.0 AH MAX XR batteries Assuming this is a 3-5 year drill its right at the price point it should be. However if I do ever catch it on sale I’ll get a 2nd one as a spare for contractors that forget their tools… and probably get good ol’dad one… see if we can change his mind.

    Other thoughts:
    I am not sure how I feel about the placement of the LED… I think I would have preferred on barrel so that the light isn’t blocked in tight spaces.
    I don’t really like or trust the belt clip… There is nothing to indicate that its no functional but it is less covenant than a holster and it seems like it would just take moderate jostle to dislodge it. For most applications I am sure its fine. But if you are not on the ground and switching tools frequently… spend 15-20 bucks and get a holster.

    Conclusion:
    Did I mention: best cordless drill driver ever!

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  3. rhodyfresh
    4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Size, metal chuck, ergonomics top notch on this drill, February 14, 2016
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    rhodyfresh (East Coast USA) –

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    Size, metal chuck, build quality, hard case and multi functional LED light are reasons to buy this drill. Highly impressed, this is also very hard to find in stores Amazon even with the shipping delay is one of the spots that actually has it.

    Along with a Wera bit set like Wera Torsion 8600-9/TZ Sheet Metal Bit Set its a tough combo to beat.

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