DeWalt DCD709 Combi Drill

Product Rating: 4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)

DeWalt DCD709 Key Features

  • One of the smallest and compact combi drills on the market at 175mm in length
  • Light weight with a body weight of only 1.2kg without battery
  • High performance combi drill with 2 power settings, max 65 Nm of torque, 1,650 RPM and impact rate of 28,050. Low 26 Nm of torque, 450 RPM, and 7,650 impact rate
  • High quality, performance brushless motor to ensure optimal power delivery, and long motor life.
  • Enhanced air flow to the brushless motor to ensure it does not overheat and delivers optimal performance
  • Hammer drill mode, drill driver mode & drill mode
  • 15 adjustable torque setting for better control in drill driver mode
  • Works with DeWalts XR 18v range of batteries

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DeWalt DCD709 Specs

Max Torque65Nm
Blows Per Minute28,050
Max No Load Speed (RPM)1,650
Battery Type18v Li-ion XR
Adjustable Speed Settings2 Speed
Torque settings15+Drill
Brushless MotorYes
Drilling diameter in wood30mm
Drilling diameter in masonry13mm
Drilling diameter in steel13mm
Body Length175mm

About The DeWalt DCD709 Combi Drill

Dewalt is one of the leading manufacturers of power tools that deliver unparalleled performance with durable construction. You can rely on this brand to handle the toughest applications. The Dewalt XR Li-Ion line of tools is a fast growing range that offers outstanding runtime, enhanced efficiency, higher flexibility and unbeatable performance.

The DeWalt DCD709 combi drill is one the most compact combi drills on the market, at only 175mm in length, and the body weighting 1.2kg, this drill will be easy to use in compact, awkward spaces. Just because this drill is small and compact, does not mean it lacks power, it has it has plenty of torque for fastening and unfastening with 65Nm, 1,650 RPM, and when in hammer drill mode, it has 28,050 blows per minute when drilling through masonry.

This drill has 15 adjustable torque, this ensures when screwing into delicate materials, you tightening with the right amount of torque, so you do not damage the surrounding area.

As well as adjustable torque, it has 2 speed switch button, when in low mode it has 26 Nm of torque, 450 RPM, and 7,650 blows per minute. The DeWalt DCD709 is compatible with DeWalts 18v XR Li lithium batteries which can be purchased separately or you can use your old XR Li lithium battery.

This is currently the best DeWalt compact combi drill you can buy, and anyone who is looking for a drill this size will struggle to find better, even within other tool brands.

Brushless Technology

The DCD796N combi drill features brushless motor technology to perform better than traditional drills. The 2-speed all-metal transmission provides longer tool life and enhanced runtime. It also offers hammer and drill driver features to suit a variety of applications. You can use the 15 position adjustable torque to get consistent driving into different materials. Smart trigger design facilitates maximum control over the operation.

Convenient Construction

The DeWalt DCD796 is designed to be highly compact and lightweight making it easy to handle and use. It can be used conveniently in confined spaces and carried easily from one place to another. It also has a robust construction and is capable of handling whatever you throw. Moreover, it sits easily in the tool belt and keeps you free and fatigue-free. The build quality is excellent and it lasts longer on a single charge thanks to DeWalts 18v XR Lithium-Ion Batteries. It has an ergonomic design with a rubber grip to improve user comfort.

LED Light System

This combi drill also features a 3-mode light system that illuminates your work area to allow working in dark spaces. The third setting lights up an entire wall to add a lot of visibility to handle the most difficult jobs. This feature is specifically important when working in hard-to-see conditions. It also comes with a magnetic bit holder that holds anything you put onto it.


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Arthur Allen has been using all sorts of power tools for the last 27 years, gaining a lot of experience on how they work, how to determine what makes a power good, and becoming an expert on the subject through many years of real world trial and error. Not only is Arthur and expert in tools, but various building jobs as well.