DeWalt DCD760KL 18 Volt Li-Ion Cordless Drill

DeWalt DCD760KL 18 volt cordless drillMy Rating for the DeWalt DCD760KL is 3.5 Stars

Review Summary: This a lighter, well built drill from DeWalt with Li-Ion batteries. It does have a lower run time but lots of speed and a fast charger.

Detailed Review of the DeWalt DCD760KL 18 volt cordless drill

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Power Grade: Below Average

The DeWalt DCD760KL has a power rating of 350 uwo. The average power rating of 18 volt cordless drills is 380 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. If you are interested in a cordless drill with more power, check out the DeWalt DC720KA. It has a maximum torque of 410 uwo. You can learn more by reading my complete review of the DeWalt DC720KA 18 Volt Cordless Drill.

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Speed: Very Good

The DeWalt DCD760KL has a top speed of 1700 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 18 volt cordless drills is around 1525 rpm.

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Battery Run Time: Below Average

The battery run time is 1.1 amp hours. The average for 18 volt cordless drills is 1.6 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.

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Battery type and quantity: Average

The DeWalt DCD760KL 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: Very Good

The DeWalt DCD760KL comes with a 30 Minute 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: $200-300

Prices may have changed since this review was done. Always check the most recent and best price for the DeWalt DCD760KL cordless drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Average

The DeWalt DCD760KL weighs 4.0 lbs. The average 18V cordless drill weighs about 4.0 lbs. Tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward positions.


DeWalt DCD760KL Cordless Drill Strengths

  1. Compact size allows users to fit into tight spaces
  2. Lighter weight with Li-ion batteries
  3. 30 minute battery charger
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DeWalt DCD760KL Cordless Drill Weaknesses

  1. Shorter run time
  2. Below average power

Some other features of the DeWalt DCD760KL include:

  • 1/2” ratcheting chuck
  • LED work light provides increased visibility
  • 30 minute battery charger

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 11/18/2011.

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