DeWalt DC759KA Review – Things To Know Before You Buy The 18V Drill/Driver Kit

DeWalt DC759KA Cordless Drill/Driver Kit

If you are in the market for a cordless drill then the DeWalt DC759KA drill driver kit should be one of the considerations. It is not the latest cordless drill model released by DeWalt. The newer model is the DC720 which is physically a bit smaller. The DC720 is also equipped with an LED work light. But with the DC759KA running at $110 (the DC720KA costs around $160), it definitely is worth considering. Read on to see if the DeWalt DC759 is a good fit.

The cordless drill/driver has been around for years. It has proved itself to be a reliable power tool. The motor delivers up to 380 UWO (Unit Watts Out). The power rating is not comparable to inch-pounds. In other words, there is no way to compare a DeWalt drill’s power rating with another drill that still uses the traditional industry standard. UWO factors in both torque and speed. Basically, the higher the power rating, the faster the drill can complete its work. It is nice to know however that the DC759 was advertised as having 450 in lbs of torque in the past.

Equipped with a dual range gearing (0-450 RPM and 0-1500 RPM), you can match the speed and torque to the planned operation. There is a dual range gear shifter on the top of tool. Select either low speed, high torque setting or high speed, low torque setting by sliding the gear shifter forward or backward. The variable speed trigger allows you to control the speed for drilling different materials. The DeWalt DC759 is a drill/driver. It comes equipped with a forward/reverse function. The forward/reverse control button also serves as a lock off button.

This battery powered hand drill features a keyless ratcheting chuck. The automatic spindle lock mechanism allows you to open and close the chuck with one hand. Chuck size is 1/2″ that indicates it is more than just a light duty drill for occasional household jobs. The drill has 17 clutch settings, allowing you to control the amount of torque applied to a screw. For drilling application, the clutch will be fully engaged. Rotate the torque adjustment collar so that the it is set to the drill bit position.

The DeWalt DC759KA drill/driver kit includes a one-hour charger, a double-ended screwdriver bit, and a kit box. The bare tool version is available which is much cheaper than buying a whole kit. Two 18-volt Ni-Cad batteries are also included with the kit so that if one gets run down the other can be used to power the drill. The DeWalt DC759 weighs approximately 5 1/2 pounds with battery. Models with lithium ion battery may be much lighter. However, a number of users have reported that the DC759 has a good balance in the hand. Balance is more important than weight.

NiCads do not have the power of similar Li-ion batteries. Nickel Cadmium is also relatively low in energy density. However customer feedback suggests that the Ni-Cad batteries that this drill/driver uses hold charge well. Many reviewers have also reported that the batteries charge fairly quickly. With two batteries, and a quick charger, unplanned downtime with extended use of the tool can be minimized.

When it comes to power tools, DeWalt is a trustred name. The DeWalt DC759KA has been reviewed by a lot of its customers at Amazon.com and. As of this writing, it commands a respectable 4.3 stars out of 5 on the Amazon ratings that proves how good the product is.

While most of the feedback has been favorable, some customers have also left negative reviews. A number of reviewers have experienced chuck wobble issue. It can be a problem when drilling holes into metals. But most of the negative reviews are two to five years old. Dewalt may have fixed this issue. Others have found that the drill is a little heavy but this is not a serious issue for the majority.

Despite the criticisms that have been leveled at the DeWalt DC759, most of the customer reviews for the drill have been very positive. Based on the reviews, it has plenty of power to handle various jobs. The battery life has also made a positive impression upon the reviewers. They have also been very pleased with how fast the battery recharges. Other popular features of the product include its well designed carrying case and of course, the included two batteries.

This product is not perfect. But if you are looking for a good 18V cordless drill then the DeWalt DC759KA is worth considering. The product comes with a 90-day money back guarantee, 1-year free service contract and a 3-year limited warranty, so what do you have to loose?.


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