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[Amazon.ca] DEWALT DCD996B Bare Tool 20V Max XR Lithium Ion Brushless 3-Speed Hammer Drill $150.12

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[Amazon.ca] DEWALT DCD996B Bare Tool 20V Max XR Lithium Ion Brushless 3-Speed Hammer Drill $150.12

DEWALT DCD996B 20V MAX* XR Lithium Ion Brushless 3-Speed Hammer drill - Bare tool features a DEWALT-built high power, high efficiency brushless motor that delivers up to 57% more run time over brushed. This hammer drill has a heavy-duty 1/2" ratcheting nitro-carburized metal chuck with carbide inserts for superior bit gripping strength. The 3-Mode LED light provides illumination in dark or confined spaces up to 20X brighter than previous model, with an LED Spotlight mode with a 20 minute shutoff function allowing for extended work time in dark or confined spaces. A 3-speed, all-metal high performance transmission optimizes tool-to-task for fast application speeds and improved run-time, with 0-38,250 BPM for fast drilling in masonry materials. Includes: (1) DCD996 - 20V MAX* XR Lithium Ion Brushless Premium 3-Speed Hammer drill, Belt Hook, 360° side handle.
This is a bare tool item - battery sold separately.
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Jan 3, 2007
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This is a beast. It goes through concrete with ease.
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Good price. Buying for a gift:)
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Let my boss use this one after watching him struggle with his brushed Dewalt Hammer Drill and the look on his face was priceless. Easily 50% faster than it. Such a beast for it's size.
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at this price better off buying a sds plus
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Bought mine back in Dec '18 for $119.xx so in comparo, this is somewhat warm. That said, I dont have time machine so maybe this is the best deal in 2020.

Regardless, awesome drill & well worth it if one is invested in the Dewalt 20v ecosys.
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L4cky wrote: at this price better off buying a sds plus
I agree with this. I own a similarly powerful and lightweight cordless Makita "hammer drill" and I own a corded Bosch rotary hammer with SDS+. The latter, I bought for $100. There's no comparison for drilling into (or chiseling) masonry. Keyless chucks are improving all the time but the SDS+ system is the winner for masonry applications.

This DeWalt is indeed a beast and this is a decent price - provided you are already invested in the DeWalt 20V Max battery ecosystem.
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Bought this from Home Depot less than a month ago force matching amazon at $165. Time for a price adjustment; thanks op.
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mawzi wrote: This is a beast. It goes through concrete with ease.
I have it too. Works great but I would add a qualifier that is it only goes through concrete easily with smaller concreate bits. If someone is looking for wider holes or longer holes they should probably move up to an SDS. For that I can highly recommend Dewalts Cordless Brushless 20V SDS-Plus Rotary Hammer. I have the first generation but I believe there is a newer one now

(note: this link is for bare tool at regular price. Can find it on special for 100 bucks less from time to time)
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/dewalt ... 1001016114

There also optional sds-to-chuck adapter you can buy to put on smaller bits so it isn't just limited to SDS. Drilling holes for tapcons is like the proverbial hot knife through butter. Almost as good as my corded SDS. There is also an optional vacuum accessory which is really handy for indoor jobs even when I don't actually need a beefy hammer drill. (e.g no giant mess of drywall dust to clean up).
https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-20-V ... /308832945
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Feb 22, 2013
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I bought two of these drills and found that they have a wobbly chuck. I decided to go with another brand instead.

Whatever brand you buy do this test.