DeWalt DC983KA 14.4 V Cordless Drill

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.8
out of 5
Brand:
DeWalt
Model:
DC983KA
Price:
$200

Description

Weight: 12 Pounds
Length: 16 inches
Width: 14.25 inches
Height: 5.25 inches
450 inch-pounds of torque
max speed of 1,800 rpm

WOOD magazine review

Heavy but well balanced and powerful

Review Summary

This model has been discontinued by the manufacturer, and replaced by model DCD920KX. Finishing at or near the top in every performance area, we can’t say enough good things about this tool. Although the DC983KA is one of the heavier drills in the test, it’s well balanced and it feels good in the hand. The three-speed gear box lets you choose between high torque for demanding tasks, middle speed/middle torque, and a test-high 1,800 rpm for cleaner drilling.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Heavy but effective

Review Summary

I have used this driver steadily for the better part of 12 years. The batteries need to be replaced, but this tool handled everything I threew at it, and it did it with ease. I actually got stronger forearms using this driver; seriously, it is heavy and can be a load if you have a lot of work to do, but its one of the most effective drivers I have ever used.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Great Tool!

Review Summary

Great all around tool. A little heaver than my other cordless drills but I enjoy using it.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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