Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2)

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  • 1/2" chuck
  • 18.0 volt
  • Ni-CD battery
  • 450 in.-lbs max torque
  • Dual speed range: 0-450/0- 1500 RPM delivers optimal performance
  • Lightweight design (5.2 lbs.)
  • High performance motor delivers maximum power of 380 unit watts out
  • 1/2" single sleeve keyless ratcheting chuck for tighter bit grip
  • Includes (2) 18Ni-CD batteries (1.2 amp hours), charger and kit box/bag may vary


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Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2)
 
4.5

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good battery power (18)
  • Easy to use (16)
  • Good power output (14)
  • No bit slippage (11)
  • Compact (9)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • All around (17)
  • Frequent use (12)
  • Heavy duty (10)
  • Overhead/tight spaces (4)
  • Gifts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (8), Professional (7), Casual do-it-yourselfer (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Drill on Black Friday sale

DO not listen to guy above, he should've done his research before purchasing. [...] I purchased this on black friday for [$]. Great buy and great price. This drill is...Read complete review

DO not listen to guy above, he should've done his research before purchasing. [...] I purchased this on black friday for [$]. Great buy and great price. This drill is worth the retail price, so I am not sure why the guy above me is complaining. [*] ANyways, if you want a good drill for around-the-house use, this is great. Even better if you got a good deal like I did

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Fairly good, but weak motor

I have had and used the DeWalt cordless drill for several years in my woodworking/electrical shop. I was very pleased with its power and battery life, although I had to have every single...Read complete review

I have had and used the DeWalt cordless drill for several years in my woodworking/electrical shop. I was very pleased with its power and battery life, although I had to have every single one of my batteries rebuilt by Battery Plus. My only complaint was that the drill motor burned out. True, I had been putting 3" SCREWS into Oak lumber, but the drill had done that before. I was using it one morning in my shop and smoke started pouring from the drill motor and it lost all its torque. I have never had it rebuilt because I have other cordless drills that are just as good.

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5.0

dewalt

By mike

from willow springs il

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Ergonomic Design
  • Good Battery Power
  • No Bit Slippage
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All Around
    • Frequent Use
    • Heavy Duty
    • Masonry/Concrete
    • Overhead/Tight Spaces

    Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

    All around great tool

     
    4.0

    Best drill I've ever used

    By Stevieod

    from Auburn Al

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Ergonomic Design
    • Good Battery Power
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

        Does all tasks well kit included extra battery for long difficult tasks

         
        4.0

        Good drill

        By Cshorty2

        from Oakley,CA

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Battery Power

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • All Around

        Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

        Just as expected. Replacing very old drill.

         
        5.0

        WHAT A GREAT BUY

        By AL

        from LOCKPORT, ILL

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Good Battery Power
        • No Bit Slippage
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All Around
          • Frequent Use
          • Heavy Duty
          • Masonry/Concrete
          • Overhead/Tight Spaces

          Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

          I FOR ONE CANT THINK OF ANYTHING THAT I DONT USE MY CORDLESS DRILLS FOR. ACE HARDWARE ALWAYS TAKES GOOD CARE OF ME.BEEN GOING TO ACE SINCE I WAS A KID. IM NOW 67 YEARS OLD.

           
          4.0

          Dealt 18v Heavy Duty cordless drill

          By Scott

          from Weatherford

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Around

            Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

            This drill is very handy and it is easy to use and aligns with my other Dewalt cordless tools I already have.

             
            4.0

            Great Value, However

            By Michael

            from Phoenix, Arizona

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Battery Power
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Bit Slips

            Best Uses

            • All Around
            • Frequent Use

            Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

            The drill/driver is great overall. However if you are in a hurry to get one, pay for the freight, the free freight to the store is quite lacking. the web sight did not show that the drill had shipped until it had arrived at the store. The store never called, I had to call them.

             
            4.0

            Second one like this I have purchased

            By Jonnie

            from Vero Beach, FL

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Use
            • Ergonomic Design
            • Good Battery Power
            • No Bit Slippage
            • Powerful

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Around

              Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

              This is a great tool for every household to have.

               
              5.0

              great drill great price

              By Gary

              from Winnemucca,NV

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy To Use
              • Ergonomic Design
              • Good Battery Power
              • No Bit Slippage
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Around
                • Frequent Use
                • Heavy Duty
                • Overhead/Tight Spaces

                Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

                I have already done some demolition and removal and installation with this drill and have had no issues with slippage or being too heavy...the weight feels good and it has plenty of power for tougher jobs....best investment I have made in a cordless tool in a while!!!

                 
                5.0

                This is the model drill my husband uses

                By SJJ

                from Talladga, AL

                About Me Professional

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Use
                • Good Battery Power
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All Around

                  Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

                  This is the model drill my husband uses for his roofing business. He uses this model for his metal roofs. The charge holds up per job but it is used heavily. Great product and a very great price!!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Well worth buying.

                  By Don of Double D Services

                  from Evergreen, CO

                  About Me Professional

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Battery Power
                  • No Bit Slippage

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Frequent Use
                    • Heavy Duty

                    Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

                    Have used this model for 8 years and buy these kits for the batteries and the spare drill.
                    Have not used a corded drill since I got this as part of the circular saw, light, reciprocating saw and this drill/ driver kit. I use the drill driver to remove and install decks and hang drywall, Batteries last about an hour on drill which is excellent. But the extra batteries and charger are a bargain and "free" drill to get through a job without dragging a corded drill or saw. Especially handy for hanging gutters. #1 tool in my tool box.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Really Great Tool

                    By Johnna

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Ergonomic Design
                    • Good Battery Power
                    • No Bit Slippage
                    • Powerful

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • All Around
                      • Frequent Use
                      • Heavy Duty

                      Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

                      I've been wanting a cordless drill for a long time, and after reading many reviews, I chose the Dewalt. It was on sale, and had good reviews.
                      I've used it several times. It has torque control, and two speeds. I haven't used it long enough to run out of batter power, but I will test that in time.
                      The drill is easy to handle, and squares up nicely (even without a leveler onboard). I'm sure I'll get many years use out of such a fine tool.

                       
                      4.0

                      I would buy this again!

                      By Dave

                      from Peoria, AZ

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Battery Power
                      • No Bit Slippage
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All Around
                        • Frequent Use
                        • Heavy Duty

                        Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

                        A Great heavy duty cordless drill

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Buy

                        By TheGhosthawk

                        from Freeland, Wa.

                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Battery Power
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • All Around
                        • Gifts
                        • Heavy Duty

                        Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

                        Got this as a first time buy. I always had some hand me downs and this is my first buy. It was a great deal online at Ace and I was happy to jump on the sale. Works great for all my around home tasks.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great drill

                        By Rich

                        from Houston Texas

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Battery Power
                        • No Bit Slippage
                        • Powerful

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • All Around
                          • Frequent Use
                          • Heavy Duty

                          Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

                          Much better than the last Dewalt I bought 6 years ago.

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome drill / driver

                          By Dusty56

                          from Western Mass.

                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Ergonomic Design
                          • Good Battery Power
                          • Long battery life
                          • No Bit Slippage
                          • Perfectly balanced
                          • Powerful
                          • Recharges Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • All Around
                            • Automotive
                            • Frequent Use
                            • Heavy Duty
                            • Overhead/Tight Spaces
                            • Woodworking

                            Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

                            Virtually unstoppable in my experiences to date, even with the Ni-Cad batteries. Mine are over 3 years old and haven't lost a bit of power. I use my DeWalt to remove and replace lug nuts on all of my vehicles. First break them loose and then spin them right off. Start the nuts back on , spin them down and then torque to specs with a torque wrench. Drilled countless holes with Forstner bits and all types of regular bits. I would buy another one in a heartbeat if this one ever dies.

                             
                            5.0

                            Strong power for a compact drill

                            By mendoAu

                            from Wolf Creek, Oregon

                            About Me Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Ergonomic Design
                            • Good Battery Power
                            • No Bit Slippage
                            • Powerful

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • All Around
                              • Frequent Use
                              • Gifts

                              Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

                              Just started using this drill but after using about a dozen other drills this will undoubtable one of my favorites. I really have no negatives. Great battery life, case, power, weight and fast charging. You just won't be disappointed with this drill.

                               
                              4.0

                              good price & quick shipping

                              By john

                              from earlville,iowa

                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Pros

                              • Good Battery Power

                              Cons

                              • Bit Slips

                              Best Uses

                              • All Around

                              Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

                              good power great price qiuck shipping

                              (0 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              Fairly good, but weak motor

                              By Daniel

                              from Belton, S. C.

                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Good Battery Power

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • All Around
                              • Frequent Use

                              Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

                              I have had and used the DeWalt cordless drill for several years in my woodworking/electrical shop. I was very pleased with its power and battery life, although I had to have every single one of my batteries rebuilt by Battery Plus. My only complaint was that the drill motor burned out. True, I had been putting 3" SCREWS into Oak lumber, but the drill had done that before. I was using it one morning in my shop and smoke started pouring from the drill motor and it lost all its torque. I have never had it rebuilt because I have other cordless drills that are just as good.

                              (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great Drill on Black Friday sale

                              By AB

                              from Houston, TX

                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Ergonomic Design
                              • Good Battery Power
                              • No Bit Slippage
                              • Powerful

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • All Around
                                • Frequent Use
                                • Gifts
                                • Heavy Duty

                                Comments about Dewalt 1/2in 18V Heavy Duty Cordless Compact Drill/Driver Kit (DC970K-2):

                                DO not listen to guy above, he should've done his research before purchasing. [...] I purchased this on black friday for [$]. Great buy and great price. This drill is worth the retail price, so I am not sure why the guy above me is complaining. [*] ANyways, if you want a good drill for around-the-house use, this is great. Even better if you got a good deal like I did

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