The DEWALT DCD996B Cordless Hammer Drill is part of the DEWALT’s Bare tool line. Bare tools offer flexibility and value if you already own a battery and charger. This battery-powered hammer drill is ideal for most drilling and hammering applications. It has a brushless motor which provides 57% more run time than other power drills with brushed motors. The 3-mode LED light can illuminate your workspace when working in a dark or confined area. The DCD996B Cordless Brushless Hammer Drill is backed by a DEWALT 3-Year limited warranty for your additional peace of mind. Battery and charger not included.
- DEWALT-built high power, high efficiency brushless motor delivers up to 57% more run time over brushed motors
- XR lithium-ion batteries with fuel gauge provide 33% more capacity over standard battery packs
- Compact reciprocating saw only 5 lbs. in weight (tool-only)
- Keyless 4-position blade clamp for quick and easy saw blade changes and cutting versatility
- LED spotlight mode features 20 minute shutoff function allowing for extended work time in dark or confined spaces
- Includes belt hook
- Includes 360° side handle
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including arsenic, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
It’s been really nice every job I do since I got this.
Works better than expected, very happy, can’t wait to use it again.
Starting with the bad. Keep in mind i don’t like this drill and I’m rating it 4 stars of 5. The missing star is because it’s Achilles heel. I’ll talk about that first so you don’t do it. NEVER EVER EVER run the drill at high load AND run the batteries dead. You can do one or the other (it’s never suggested to run lithium ion dead) but not both it’ll cook your drill. There’s no thermal or over-current protection. The motor takes the abuse perfectly and wasn’t even hot on disassembly. But the ESC can’t. How do you avoid this? If you’re running high load (ie 8in SDS screws in 3rd gear), the drill handles it fine (why i rate it so highly) BUT!!! As soon as the battery goes to 1 bar, grab the battery on the charger, cool the discharged battery with a vacuum or blower (it will be too hot to start charging) for about 20sec right at the terminals, place discharged battery on charger, continue working with the fully charged battery as the used one charges. I ran this drill for days driving 5-8in SDS, extreme abuse like this, and it ran perfect. Amazingly powerful and durable. But, i lent it to a coworker to do the same. He ran the first battery dead, ran the second battery dead, and the drill was dead after the second battery. To avoid killing your drill under high load, stop using the batteries as soon as they get to one bar. Now for the good. Avoid the Achilles heel and it’s an amazing drill. The electronic “clutch” is AMAZING!!! the main reason this drill scored so high with me. I’m used to mechanical clutches from older drills that make the ratchet noise when they reach the torque spec of the torque setting. Driving regular screws, you can dial in the clutch to stop at the correct time. You will have to come back with the impact to touch up some of the screws but driving 8in SDS screws in 3rd gear then coming back with the 1/4in impact for a few that are between 1/8in-2in out vs burning up an impact or slowly throttling a corded drill, it’s amazing and 3-4 times faster that corded or an impact.Another plus is the sheer torque this puts out. I STRONG discourage anyone from using the drill bit setting in 1st gear without the side handle. The amount of torque this drill has in 1st will snap three 1/4in shaft on a nut driver. Driving #4 Phillips screws 3-5in long, i needed length and stepped ther bit holder from 5/16in to 1/4in and snapped the 1/4in shaft. And not at the skinny part of the shaft that was on the chuck. Ther actual hex 1/4in shaft. Oops.So, learn to not run batteries below 2 bars (gets to one bar, charge it) and the drill will take as much abuse as you can throw at it. This is actually what you’re supposed to do with any lithium ion/ lithium polymer batteries and Nickle Cadmium batteries. So this isn’t just a Dewalt Achilles heel. But you buy such a heavy duty drill, think it can handle anything, and find this out, you’ll be upset like myself. Don’t make that mistake and you’ll be amazed with this drill. It basically cuts the cord for drills.Picture was to find the failure point. Motor is perfect. It was the ESC (the electronics in the white caulking behind the trigger). Definitely going to rebuild this when i can get another ESC.
Only used a few times, but its a great drill
Owned it for almost a year now. Very strong and the charge hold is still excellent.
Luego de los problemas surgidos con la entrega de mi hammer, lo he ugilizado en mi trabajo con excelentes resultados. Lo compraría nuevamente.
The most powerful cordless drill, at the most reasonable price.
These tools are great! Should’ve bought them sooner!
I bought this drill in July it worked great until it didn’t. I took it back to where I bought it but they said I needed my receipt to warranty the product. I feel their should be a better way to track warranty in today’s day and age. I have my wife looking for that receipt but that is probably going to cost me as much as the drill. I putting yes on the recommendation because of lack of information. Dewalt should add a maybe button to this page.
Great cordless hammer drill.
Solidly built, Nice balance and a lot of power.
A great replacement for my old 20v model. the metal chuck, 3 gears and worklight feature are all great additions. I havent had the time to say how reliable it is but if its anything like the last dewalt cordless drill I owned Im sure it will last a few years before it needs servicing
This drill deserves a 5 star rating!
So far, it is a solid step up from my old 18v dewalt hammer drill.
My Dewalt 20-Volt Max XR hammer drill works flawlessly. The 5 Ah battery provides adequate run-time for multiple uses, including hammer-drilling old concrete, while adding limited weight. I used to think I liked the hard-case better but recently have grown to like the soft-side bags where you can bag drill, driver, extra batteries, charger, and drill bits/drivers to have all needed tools in one location. I would have gotten the bag had the shipper not lost my package causing me to receive a substitute case.
The drill is strong and comfortable and I like the fact that the kit comes with two 5Ah batteries. The case is unfortunately not nearly as nice as the one with my previous DeWalt 20V Hammer Drill. If this drill would fit in the old case, I certainly would have used the old case with this drill, but alas, it does not. Aside from the disappointment with the case, it was a good purchase.
Dewalt is one of the best tools you can buy. I have a lot of snapon cordless tools and I always grab the dewalt it is my favorite drill
Exactly what i bought it for. Excellent tool