DeWalt are a household name in power tools.
But does the DeWalt DCD985 M2 live up to those expectations?
Find out in this independent review and discover if it’s worth your money.
Let’s check out some of the highlights first:
- A reputable manufacturer
- Tried and tested by thousands of users
Easy to Use
- Comfortable XR grip
- 3 speed settings for complete control
- 3 year warranty when registered
- 2 x durable lithium-ion batteries
- Max torque of 80Nm
- 22 adjustable torque settings for optimal control
Pay attention to this top tips when buying online…
Here are some helpful hints to ensure you compare the right tools.
You may think there is a huge price difference between stores and that’s often because the models are different.
Watch out for these points to compare properly:
- Check the model number is identical. Often there are different versions of the same model, such as “M1” & “M2” so check it properly.
- Older DeWalt tools have a 2.0 battery. Newer versions have the improved 5.0 XR batteries
- Check the number of batteries you get. It might be the body only, 1 or 2 batteries.
- Does it include a carry case or bag?
What Users are Saying…
Most users are finding that it’s a very easy to use, powerful and reliable drill.
The new 5.0 batteries last a lot longer than the previous versions, which people find particularly useful.
It’s around 2.4kg so if you’re not that strong it can get heavy if used for long periods but it’ll be hard to find this kind of power and precision in a lighter drill.
Apart from that everyone loves it, you can read some of the reviews online yourself and you’ll be hard pressed to find a negative one.
Here’s what one user had to say…
In my opinion…
If you want an excellent hammer drill for both DIY and professional use, you’re looking at the right piece of kit.
The adjustable torque settings and 3 speed settings give you complete control and precision over your work.
You have enough power to tackle most tasks with ease and it will last a lot longer now that you have the lithium-ion 5.0 XR batteries on this newer DCD985 M2 model.
They’ve been designed to deliver more power and have less lag.
If you’re on the market for a cordless, brushless drill there is also another DeWalt option that you might want to look at. It’s the DCD796 drill which I have also reviewed.
The Ryobi Combi Drill is another worth a look.