Improvements Increase Efficiency on These Tools

DeWalt redesigned its line of 12-, 14.4- and 18-volt compact cordless drill/drivers, making them smaller and better balanced while adding power and durability.

The new models are 7/8 of an inch shorter in length but have a newly designed motor with all metal planetary gears for increased power and durability. All three models are faster and produce more torque than their predecessors. The T-style handle is better positioned to improve the tool's balance and feel. Also, a new 3/8-inch ratcheting chuck with serrated jaws allows for 15 percent more tightening force on the bit while greatly reducing bit slippage during use.

The 12-volt DW927K-2 model produces from 0 to 1,400 rpm and 300 inches/pounds of maximum torque — a 43 percent improvement. It weighs 3.9 pounds. The 14.4-volt DW928K-2 model produces from 0 to 1,400 rpm and 350 inches/pounds of max torque — a 25 percent improvement. It weighs 4.2 pounds. The 18-volt DW929K-2 model produces from 0 to 1,500 rpm and 400 inches/pounds of max torque — a 23 percent improvement. It weighs 4.5 pounds. All models come with a heavy-duty kit box, two batteries and a one-hour charger.

“DeWalt reduced the size of its compact drills, but added a bigger motor that produces ample torque and speed for users who need extra power occasionally for larger applications,” says Mike Wohltmann, senior cordless product manager. “In the past, users gave up power for the convenience of a smaller drill. Now they have both. DeWalt also improved the chuck by adding special ratcheting action for more tightening force and serrated jaws that grip the bit tighter.”
Circle 140 on reply card.


Length: 9 inches
Battery: 1.3 amp hour
Motor: DeWalt Built Series 3000

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