Dewalt Drills – Which Dewalt drill should I buy?

Dewalt’s DCD (Dewalt Combi Drill) range of tools are available in a range of specifications and packages.  These are denoted by the model number.

Below is a quick table showing each drill model and their comparable features.


Model #DCD 785DCD 795DCD 796DCD 985DCD 995DCD 996
TypeCombi Drill Combi Drill Combi Drill Combi Drill Combi Drill Combi Drill 
(Hammer Action)(Hammer Action)(Hammer Action)(Hammer Action)(Hammer Action)(Hammer Action)
Battery18v (20v) Lithium-ion18v (20v) Lithium-ion18v (20v) Lithium-ion18v (20v) Lithium-ion18v (20v) Lithium-ion18v (20v) Lithium-ion
Chuck Type1.5-13mm1.5-13 mm1.5-13mm Ratcheting Keyless1.5-13mm Ratcheting Keyless w/Auto Spindle Lock
Gearbox Speeds222333
Transmission MaterialAll MetalAll MetalAll MetalAll Metal
Torque Settings151515222211 (Electronic Clutch)
Max Torque (Nm)606070808095
Weight (kg)1.881.621.82.422.132.1
Motor TypeBrushedBrushlessBrushlessBrushedBrushlessBrushless
No Load Speed0-600/2000 rpm0-550/2000 rpm0-575/1350/2000 rpm0-450/1300/2000 rpm
Beats per Minute0-10200/34000 bpm0-9350/34000 bpm0-9755/22950/34000 bpm0-8600/25500/38250 bpm
Max Drilling Capacity (Wood, Metal, Masonry)38mm, 13mm, 13mm40mm, 13mm, 13mm50mm, 13mm, 16mm55mm, 15mm, 16mm
Recommended UseGeneralGeneralGeneralProfessionalProfessionalProfessional
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