DeWalt DCD785C2 20V Li-Ion Hammer Drill

My Rating for the DeWalt DCD785C2 is 4.25 Stars

DEWALT DCD785C2 20V Li-Ion Hammer DrillReview Summary: The DeWalt DCD785C2 20V Li-Ion Hammer Drill has great high speed hammer strikes plus a super fast battery charger for its class.


Detailed Review of the DeWalt DCD785C2 20 volt cordless hammer drill

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Blows per Minute (BPM) Grade: Excellent

The DeWalt DCD785C2 has a top BPM of 34,000 bpm. The average top BPM of 18 and 20 volt cordless hammer drills is 27,525 bpm. The higher the BPM of a cordless hammer drill the faster the hole will be created in materials such as concrete.

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Power Grade: Below Average

The DeWalt DCD785C2 has a power rating of 350 uwo. The average power rating of 18 and 20 volt cordless hammer drills is 410 uwo. The power of a cordless hammer 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: Excellent

The DeWalt DCD785C2 has a top speed of 2000 rpm. Higher speeds help you drill holes quicker and cleaner. The average speed of 18 and 20 volt cordless hammer drills is around 1700 rpm.

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Battery Run Time: Below Average

The battery run time is 1.5 amp hours. The average for 18 and 20 volt cordless hammer drills is 2.3 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. If you need a longer run time then you may wish to look at the DeWalt DCD985L2. It has a battery run time of 3.0 amp hours. You can read my review of the DeWalt DCD985L2 20V Li-Ion 3.0 Ah Hammer drill here.

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Battery type and quantity: Good

The DeWalt DCD785C2 comes with 2 Lithium Ion batteries. Most newer cordless hammer 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: Excellent

The DeWalt DCD785C2 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 DCD785C2 cordless hammer drill from multiple stores.

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Tool Weight: Very Light

The DeWalt DCD785C2 weighs 3.5 lbs. The average 18 and 20V cordless hammer drill weighs about 4.8 lbs. Tool weight comes into play when you use it for extended periods of time or you hold it in awkward positions.

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DeWalt DCD785C2 Cordless Hammer Drill Strengths

  1. Excellent hammer blows per minute
  2. Very fast and light
  3. Fast battery charger
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DeWalt DCD785C2 Cordless Hammer Drill Weaknesses

  1. Below average torque
  2. Less than average run time

Some other features of the DeWalt DCD785C2 include:

  • 1/2-inch single-sleeve ratcheting chuck
  • LED work light
  • Three-year limited warranty

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Reviewed by Jon Sevenson on 4/10/12.

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