Dewalt DC970K-2 Review

Dewalt DC970K-2 is an 18v drill, and the term power tool gets to a new dimension with this cordless drill from Dewalt tools. With its powerful and high performance motor it delivers as much as 380 unit watts out. The compact size and the light weight make it suitable for difficult conditions such as tight spaces and over your head drilling. User fatigue isn’t really a case with this power tool from Dewalt. The dual speed option range from 0-450 rpm for bigger holes and dense materials, the 0-1500 rpm option for smaller holes and normal screw driving. The keyless 1/2 inch ratcheting chuck ensures a tight bit grip.

Dewalt DC970K-2 Review

DEWALT DC970K-2 18-Volt Compact Drill/Driver Kit

Who is this Dewalt battery drill for?

The Dewalt DC970K-2 is for the picky handyman and for the grandmother that is hanging up pictures. The compact size makes it very suitable for tasks such as drilling under a kitchen sink. Though this isn’t a hammer drill, it is still perfect for drilling in concrete and masonry, with its 380 unit watts out. At the risk of being sexist here I would say that the drill is perfect for women with small tasks such as screw driving because of the light weight design. For construction workers and carpenters I wouldn’t go for this 18v Dewalt cordless drill if I were only going to buy one. Then I would go for the Dewalt DCD970KL with hammer function. But if you are a professional and have a cordless hammer drill, and need one in spare this is the perfect one.


Extremely powerful. No task is too big for this 380 unit watts out battery drill.

Light weight and compact design. With its 5.2 pounds it literally eliminates user fatigue. You can go on and on forever (or to the battery is empty and you needed to replace it with the fully charged spare one). The compact design allows you to work in tight spaces.

Keyless chuck that ensures a tight grip. With the 1/2 inch ratcheting chuck you can be certain that the bits and drills doesn’t release during operation.

Dual speed option range from 0-450rpm and 0-1500rpm makes this cordless drill a good multi cordless drill.

Best 18v cordless drill for the price. Yep, that’s right.


Doesn’t have a LED light, so it isn’t suitable in dark spaces. If you need one with a LED light, buy the DCD760KL from Dewalt.

No battery indicator. You can’t actually know for sure when your battery is close to empty, so be sure to always have your spare fully charged.

The Dewalt DCD970K-2 18v drill/driver kit doesn’t actually come with extra bits and drills. I recommend you also purchase the DEWALT DW2587 80-Piece Professional Drilling/Driving Set.

Dewalt DC970K-2 Reviews

Buy DEWALT DC970K-2 18-Volt Compact Drill/Driver Kit

Features:Specs:What's in the Box:Warranty:
  • Lightweight yet powerful cordless drill-driver is compact to fit into tight spaces
  • Ideal for drilling and fastening applications in a variety of materials
  • Motor delivers 380 unit watts out and 0-450/0-1,500 RPM
  • 1/2-inch single-sleeve keyless ratcheting chuck for tighter bit grip
  • 1.7 Amp
  • 380 Unit Watts Out
  • 0-450/0-1,500 Rpm
  • Weighs 5.2 lbs.
  • One 1/2-inch compact drill-driver
  • Two 18-volt NiCAD batteries
  • One one-hour charger
  • One contractor bag
  • Three-year limited warranty

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