DeWalt DC825KA Review

Cordless Drill

Driver Model Best Score Pwr Wgt Spd Bat Imp
- 78 C B C C B C


  • Batteries - NiCd batteries provide run-time that's about 10% longer than average.
  • Durability - Magnesium gearcase, all-metal transmission, accessible motor brushes, and DeWalt's 3-year warranty.
  • Satisfaction - Rated 4.4 of 5 stars by satisfied users.

  • Impact - Delivers up tp 2,700 IPM, which is sufficient for many applications, but about 15% less than average.
  • Speed - Runs up to 2,400 RPM, about 5% less than average.
  • Weight - NiCd batteries bring extra weight. Weighs 4.6-lbs, about 1.0-lb heavier than average.

DEWALT DC825KA 18V Cordless
1/4" Impact Driver Kit

Impact Driver Performance Comparison:

  DC825KA Average 18V Driver
Power 1330 in-lbs torque 1410 in-lbs torque
Speed 2,400 RPM 2,545 RPM
Weight 4.6 lbs 3.6 lbs
Battery 2.4 Ah 2.2 Ah
Impact 2,700 IPM 3,125 IPM

DeWalt DC825KA Ratings:

A-Excellent  B-Very Good  C-Good  D-Fair  F-Poor

Rating Above Average Top 5 Rank Below Average Low 5 Rank
Power B- - - 6% -
Weight C- - 27% Yes
Speed C+ - - 6% -
Battery B+ 9% - - -
Impact C- - - 14% Yes

DeWalt DC825KA User Reviews:

  • Overall User Rating - 4.4 of 5 Stars
  • Favorable Reviews - 7
  • Critical Reviews - 1
  • I would reccomend this tool to anyone who drives a lot of fastners, especially if they drive larger fastners.
  • So I brought the impact driver home, gave the batteries a full charge then let er rip on some 3" drywall screws. I was blown away. You blink, its in.
  • I know a 1/4" impact is going to have play in the chuck, but this wobbles around like crazy.
  • The heavy duty impact driver is worth the extra cost
  • This driver works well but gets EXTREMELY hot during extended use.
  • can't be pleased any better
  • This is a great driver, I own a plumbing company and we have substituted this impact driver for our cordless drills. Much more compact and the built in light is very handy.

Specifications & Features:

Impact Drive1/4" Hex Shank
Weight (lbs)4.6
Length (in)5-3/4
Torque (in-lbs)1330
No-Load Speed (RPM):0-2,400
Impact Rate (IPM)0-2,700
Speed Settings1
Motor BrushesExternal Access
No. Batteries2 XRP
Cell TypeNiCd
Charge Rating2.4 Ah
Charging Time60 min
Belt HookNo
Work LightLED
Battery Fuel GaugeNo
Driver Warranty3-year
Battery Warranty1-year

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