Rated 5 out of 5Â by dc52ltr Big Improvement!
Bought this drill to replace my trusty but old Dewalt 988.It`s a big improvement on the 988,batteries last an absolute age,drill is superbly balanced, hammer feature cuts through most materiels like butter,the LED worklight is a great addition and seems to illuminate the work area very well.My previous 988 has gone to my Son who is using it on his new home extension and has worked as it did for me for around 10 years...faultlessly.If this new 995 is as good as its predessor then I can highly recommend it...5* !
28 Aug 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Sparky1969 Awesome!
Bought this to replace my 8 year-old Ni-Cd Dewalt. First impressions are that it's a beast. It's one of the most (if not THE most) powerful 18v combi drills on the market, and boy does it deliver....The battery packs are light years ahead of the old Ni-Cads, and the built-in fuel gauge is brilliant (remember, Li-ion are damaged if run flat, and as such will simply cut out when they approach empty).
Balance in the hand is excellent, and the drill simply "feels" exceptional quality.
One thing which did surprise me was how strong the hammer action is, compared to my old Dewalt, and it makes quick work of hard brick when used with a good masonary bit, such as the Dewalt Extreme 2.
Recommended for all serious tool-heads.
16 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by PlymouthPlumber Heavy Duty high performance
This is the third generation of dewalts heaviest duty top performance drill that I've owned in the past 15 years, it's worth saying that the previous two drills still work fine after heavy duty use of all types of drilling every day for years, the only reason I've change to the newer versions is after around 5 years the battery's need replacing and its better value to buy a drill kit with case charger and 2 battery's than just batterys alone. With this this drill they've improved any slight issues with the previous versions to make this one spot on. Firstly the compact dimensions of this drill are incredible it's dimension from the end of the chuck to the back of the drill as my lightweight dewalt 14.4v so for getting in tight spaces like between joints it's brilliant. Next the torque and drill/hammer selection wheel is improved it would sometimes jam on the my first drill, the clutch is now electronic so there's no mechanical wear when the clutch kicks in. The torque has increased considerably and the rpm and bpm of the hammer action is noticeably faster (drills a hole at least 50% faster. The led light stays on after trigger is released and is now at the base shinning up so you don't get get the shadow from the chuck. Having the two previous versions I can see the improvements they've made the only thing I had to do on the previous drills was change the brushes after about 4 years as this one is now brushless I won't even have to do that, based on my previous experience I am confident this drill will last for over 10 years of heavy duty daily use. I rated the value as very good as it is very expensive but then you pay for what you get heavy duty high performance.
30 Mar 2015