DeWalt DCD710S2 12 volt Cordless Drill

My Rating for the DeWalt DCD710S2 is 4 StarsDeWalt DCD710S2

Review Summary: The DeWalt DCD710S2 12 volt li-ion cordless drill is another well built tool from this company.

Detailed Review of the DeWalt DCD710S2 12 volt cordless drill

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Power Grade: Average

The DeWalt DCD710S2 has a power rating of 189 uwo. The average power rating of 12 volt cordless drills is 189 uwo. The power of a cordless drill is measured by torque (inch-pounds). Torque is the measurement of the twisting force the drill applies when started. Power in DeWalt cordless drills is measured in unit watts out(uwo) which measures torque at different drill speeds.

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Speed: Above Average

The DeWalt DCD710S2 has a top speed of 1500 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 12 volt cordless drills is around 1400 rpm.

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Battery Run Time: Below Average

The battery run time is 1.1 amp hours. The average for 12 volt cordless drills is 1.3 amp hours. The ampere-hour rating (Ah) gives you an idea of how long your battery will last between charges. A 3Ah will last 3 times longer than a 1Ah battery. A cordless drill with a better battery system is the Milwaukee 2410-22. You can read my complete review of the Milwaukee 2410-22 12 volt Cordless Drill.

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Battery type and quantity: Average

The DeWalt DCD710S2 comes with 2 Lithium Ion batteries. Most newer cordless drills have 2 Lithium batteries included. Lithium are lighter , can hold a charge longer, and are more environmentally friendly than older NiCd batteries.

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Charger: Average

The DeWalt DCD710S2 comes with a 1 hour charger. The best chargers offer less than 1 hour charging and a maintenance mode that can extend the life of the battery.

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Price Range: $100-200

Prices may have changed since this review was done. Always check the most recent and best price for the DeWalt DCD710S2 cordless drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Average

The DeWalt DCD710S2 weighs 2.4 lbs. The average 12V cordless drill weighs about 2.4 lbs. Tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward positions.


DeWalt DCD710S2 Cordless Drill Strengths

  1. Lightweight and fast
  2. Lithium Ion Batteries
  3. Compact size fits into tight places
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DeWalt DCD710S2 Cordless Drill Weaknesses

  1. Higher end of price range
  2. Slightly low battery run time

Some other features of the DeWalt DCD710S2 include:

  • LED work light
  • 3/8" Keyless chuck
  • Belt clip

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 12/2/11.

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