DeWalt DCF826KL Review

DeWalt DCF826KL Cordless Drill

DeWalt DCF826KL Cordless DrillDeWalt
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DeWalt DCF826KL Strengths & Weaknesses:

Design Acceptable Design - While this drill has one or more design features that received a C rating, it can still be a good choice if that area is not critical to your particular needs.
Power Below Average Power - Delivers up to 1330 in-lbs of torque, about 6% less than the class average. Power can sometimes be traded for weight or cost.
Speed Below Average Speed - Generates up to 2400 RPM, about 6% slower than the average impact driver. The DeWalt DCF826KL ranks in the bottom 30% of its class for speed.
WeightLight-Weight - Weighs only 3.1 lbs, about 14% lighter than the average impact driver. Ranks in the top 5% of its class for being light-weight.
Battery Below Average Run-Time - Battery endurance is adequate for many work applications, but is 50% less than the class average. Uses Li-ion batteries with a charge rating of 1.1 Ah.
Impact Below Average Impact Rate - Generates 2700 IPM of maximum impact blows, about 14% less than the average impact driver.
User ReviewsHighly Satisfied Users - Rated 4.4 of 5 stars by 5 users. Most owners are very satisfied with the performance and value of this impact driver and would recommend it to others.
Power RatioHigh Power-to-Weight - Ranks in the top 25% of its class for power-to-weight ratio, about 12% higher than average. Higher power-to-weight indicates an efficient design.
GearboxAll-Metal Gearbox - Transmission gears spin at high RPMs and are susceptible to material break-down. An all-metal gear-box provides superior ruggedness and durability.
Motor BrushesExternal Brush Access - Motor brushes burn-out periodically and being able to access them externally makes it much more convenient to replace the brushes.
WarrantyLonger Warranty - Backed by DeWalt's limited 3-year warranty. This provides extra protection against potential design defects or premature part failure.
ChargerQuick Charge - The DeWalt DCF826KL includes a battery charger that will recharge a battery in only 30 minutes. Long charge times are a common complaint with some drivers.
Belt Hook No Belt Hook - Does not include this convenient feature that frees-up both your hands to perform other tasks in-between driving.
Work LightWork Light - Contains an integrated LED work light that illuminates your work area and allows you to clearly see your driving position and progress.
Fuel Gauge No Fuel Gauge - Does not come equipped with a handy battery charge indicator that allows you to glance at your driver and check the battery life while you're working.

DeWalt DCF826KL Cordless Drill

DeWalt DCF826KL User Reviews Highlights

  • Great product, decent price, love the light weight of the battery.

  • This little gem is much smaller and lighter and has plenty of power.

  • This is a handy little tool no doubt, but we did not realize that compact referred to the batteries not the tool.

  • Its the first thing I grab out of my tool box and have it next to me throughout any job... In my opinion, its the best impact driver in its class...

  • It's still a good tool but the old one is better.

DeWalt DCF826KL Specifications & Features:

Size & Weight 
Weight:3.1 lbs
Length:5-3/4 in
Max Torque:1330 in-lbs
Max Power: 
Impact Rate:0-2700 BPM
No-Load Speed:0-2400 RPM
Motor, Gearbox, & Clutch 
Voltage:18V volts
Speed Capability:1-speed
Variable Speed:Yes
All-Metal Gearbox:Yes
Auto-Shift Transmission:No
Clutch Settings:N/A
External Motor Brush Access:Yes
Size:1/4 in
Spindle Lock:Yes
Battery & Charger 
Batteries Included:2 x Compact
Cell Type:Li-ion
Charge Rating:1.1 Ah
Charging Time:30 min
Additional Features 
Belt Hook:No
Work Light:Yes
Side Handle:No
Fuel Gauge:No
Warranty:3 Year Limited

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