Rated 5 out of 5Â by DIYismylife Workhorse of a drill
I have the DCD785 which is a small powerful drill for most jobs around the house. My next drill up was an SDS drill so I wanted something more powerful than the 785 and was guided by the reviews for this drill.
It goes through concrete, brick, wood with little or no effort and no slowing down. The 4Ah batteries last me all day and hold charge for weeks, probably months but I use the drill at least every few weeks for some job or other.
An example is going through the 4 inch bit of a 4x2 to install an aerial cable to a bedroom, the 10mm flat bit chewed through in seconds. The 785 found the previous cable job hard work.
Having 3 speeds makes this a very versatile tool. It is heavier and bigger than the 785 so I still use that drill a lot. But having that step up in power means that I can tackle pretty much any job with the right drill.
Only gave 4 for reliability as I have not had it very long, but so far no issues, when I need it, it works.
13 Sep 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SystemsServices Brilliant
I've always thought Dewalt was expensive. It is, but I see why now. Fast charging, easy battery swap, very controllable. Not used it a great deal yet but what I have done with it makes me impressed. The LED light is a bit tacky but it works!
4 Sep 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by NWPlumbingSolutions Swear by dewalt
Lightweight, powerful and up to the job for heavy duty drilling & driving.
I would not buy anything else and recommend the 985 to anyone wanting the best on the market.
24 Aug 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by akasrd Superb
Bought this to make life easier laying a large deck area and it really has made life easy, superb bit of kit.
24 Aug 2014