Dewalt’s newest 20V Max brushless drills and drivers are here! By here, I don’t mean here at ToolGuyd (bummer), I mean they’re available at Amazon and presumably other retailers, and ready to ship out.
These new Dewalt brushless tools aren’t very different from preceding models, at least not in the way of groundbreaking features, but do offer notable improvements.
It looks to me that these new models will be replacing Dewalt’s first generation of compact brushless drills and drivers.
Dewalt DCD791 Drill and DCD796 Hammer Drill
In our sneak preview of the DCD791 drill and DCD796 hammer drill, we mentioned how the new drills are said to be more compact, more powerful, faster – in terms of application speed – and they have beefy 60 lumen LED worklights that can be used as a task lights for up to 20 minutes.
Sounds good to me.
Prices: $129 for the bare drill (DCD791B), $199 for the 2 battery drill kit (DCD791D2), $129 for the bare hammer drill (DCD796B), $219 for the 2-battery hammer drill kit (DCD796D2).
These prices are the same as we’ve seen for the previous models, DCD790 and DCD795.
Buy Now(DCD791 Drill Driver via Amazon)
Buy Now(DCD796 Hammer Drill via Amazon)
Dewalt DCD887 Impact Driver
In our preview of the Dewalt DCF887 brushless impact driver, we mentioned how the new DCF887 is a lot like the DCF886 – our editor’s choice for Best Cordless Impact Driver – but with 3 speeds and more power (1825 in-lbs max torque).
I’m a big fan of multi-speed impact drivers, because it allows you to easily reduce the torque and speed levels when working with smaller fasteners. Experienced users can get by with excellent trigger control on single speed impacts, but I prefer the convenience of multiple settings.
The new impact is also a teeny tiny 2 mm shorter than the previous version.
Prices: $129 for the bare tool (DCF887B), $199 for the 2 battery kit (DCF887D2).
The pricing for the new model is the same as the previous model, DCF886, although the DCF886B bare tool is currently $10 less on Amazon.
There’s also a hammer drill and impact driver combo, DCK287D2, for $299.
Buy Now(DCF887 Impact Driver via Amazon)
Buy Now(Hammer Drill and Impact via Amazon)
Will you be buying any of these new brushless tools?
They are nice, and if they were around a few months ago when I was shopping for a new cordless setup I probably would have gone for them, I went for the Milwaukee 18v Fuel, and am quite happy with it.
They weren’t going to release them, in my opinion, during the holidays when they have their older model to get rid of. And I can only imagine how fast they would have flown off the shelf if they were part of the HD tool combo deal. Now it will be harder for the tool re-sellers to offload their stockpile now.
Makes sense, I got my setup for a great price at the Home Depot sale
Is there going to be any new 12v tools? I have invested heavily in that platform, and it is disapointing that DeWalt has seemed to have abandonded it.
Sadly the 12v lineup just seems to get a few new test and measurement tools and that’s about it now.
I bought the kit during CPO tool’s president’s day sale last week and these 20 volt brushless models replaced my 12volt Milwaukee fuel impact and drill. I can hardly tell any difference in size and have much more power and much better ergonomics by stepping up from 12volt to 18/20volt for my hand – other opinions may differ. The three speeds on the impact is a great feature and what I was waiting for, as well.
I am a Milwaukee fan as well, but this kit cost me less that the equivalent Fuel 18volt brushless set.
Well done Dewalt!
I have the 895 impactor and I love it, for 129 I might be buying that 887 and putting my current one up on sale. I don’t mind the bit retention it has but I would like to be able to use 1 inch bits with it without an adapter.
are either of these part of their built in america line? I suspect the drill is.
if possible I’d like to see a comparison between the 895 and the 887. they seem similar enough but it appears the 887 might be stronger.
Quit worrying about 2nd gen drills and get some brushless saws!!
That’s what I’m talking about. Very very disappointing. I have a brushless drill don’t need another so what’s up with the saws dewalt?
Please sign me up for the giveaway!
mike aka Fazzman
These look nice,will have to see how they are. Im leaning towards Milwaukee for my next hammer drill purchase.
Oh that’s nice. Now for those who already have a working set of Drill and impact; when are the other tools going to be brushless? I mean, since the 2ndGen brushless are “better”; then the specs on anything else, like the 20V circular saw.., should be worth producing now.
Don’t be surprised if the other tools have motors that are completely different designs. Due to torque and RPM load requirements. IE – notice these drills have the same speed range – and possibly the same gear box – as the ones they replaced.
It’s motor is probably not the same power curve used in the circular saw, or recip, or _____. but these 3 tools – all the same. So next year or however long it might take- they have the gen 2 motor AND controller circuit for the circular saw – and maybe the jig saw. Brushless motors are a bit more tuned for their purpose or like i said power curve.
i got the last gen brushless 20v xr impact and drill set for $200 for xmas so as much as i like these the pricing is not worth it ..
Yes I will. I have to try everything.
It’ll be interesting to see if we see some great clearance deals on the 1st gen. At something like 50% off I’d jump on the previous years model.
Is Dewalt going to come out with a cordless ratchet wrench in the future? I have seen other companies like Milwaukee already has this on the market and figure Dewalt would have their version out soon.
Great deal on DCK 299M2 Kit (the new 887 + 996)..for 339.95 CAN…including 3rd 4 amp battery free….at. KMS Tools……just ordered mine…