Dewalt is shaking things up with a new Xtreme 12V Max 5-in-1 cordless drill/driver kit, DCD703F1.
That’s right, Dewalt is soon coming out with a new multi-head cordless drill. This type of tool is usually incredibly helpful for installation and assembly tasks, with different attachments improving accessibility in tight corners and around obstacles.
The new Dewalt DCD703 drill/driver features a brushless motor and measures less than 5″ long with the attachments removed.
There are 4 attachments and one additional mode when you consider the built-in 1/4″ hex magnetic bit holder.
Dewalt DCD703 Drill/Driver Attachments
- 1/4″ hex bit holder (built-in)
- 1/4″ hex quick release chuck
- 3/8″ drill chuck
- 1/4″ hex right angle attachment
- 1/4″ hex offset attachment
You can rotate the right angle and offset attachments, to help get their positioning just right. The right angle attachment can also be combined with any of the others, to help drill holes or access fasteners in tight or awkward spaces.
Dewalt DCD703 Features & Specs
- Brushless motor
- 2-speed ranges
- 0-425 / 0-1,500 RPM speed ranges
- 15 clutch settings
- 4.96″ length (with only 1/4″ hex chuck)
- Weighs 1.6 lbs without battery or attachments
- LED worklight
- 16 adjustment positions
16 adjustment positions implies that the attachments can be rotated and locked in at 22.5° increments.
The Dewalt DCD703F1 kit will ship with the drill/driver and all of its 4 attachments, a 12V Max 2.0Ah battery, charger, belt hook, and tool bag.
Additional details will be available once the drill/driver is officially announced.
Holding my excitement at bay for a moment, let’s talk about the price.
Bosch’s brushless “Chameleon” (formerly FlexiClick) kit is $199 at Amazon and other retailers. Milwaukee’s M12 Fuel cordless installation drill/driver is $229 at Acme and other dealers. (At the time of this posting, the Milwaukee kit comes with your choice of a free M12 multi-tool or XC 6.0Ah battery. Tool Nut has some other bonus options.)
Other brands offer 2-battery kits, but Dewalt opted to go with a 1-battery kit here, which makes the $179 price point possible. This means that you can get Dewalt’s brushless 5-in-1 drill/driver at a lower price point than other brands’ brushless offerings. At this time, even Bosch’s brushed motor kit is more expensive.
Personally, I am extremely fond of Dewalt’s Xtreme 12V Max cordless power tool lineup, and their drilling and driving tools are among my favorite cordless power tools of all time.
This 5-in-1 drill/driver will be a great complement to Dewalt’s lineup, and judging from the enthusiasm of everyone who has written in about it thus far (thank you very much everyone!!), it’s going to be a popular seller.
Take a look at all of the new Dewalt Xtreme 12V Max cordless power tools that were announced or teased in the past few months: