Summary: I bought this Dewalt drill after my last plug in model (at least a decade old) was stolen. Dewalt has done quite a bit to improve their drills since my last purchase. The adjustable torque is probably the best addition.
A REVIEW BY A NON-PROFESSIONAL. (Actually, one from a mechanically challanged non-professional)
D. Blankenship, Amazon
29 July 2012
Summary: Reading through the reviews that have been posted so far concerning this product it is quite obvious that a lot of people know a heck of a lot more about cordless power tools in general and these DeWalt cordless power drills in particular than I do.
Summary: 18 volt drill/driverdc/720ka dewalt cordless drill, use it to fix rubber maid mail box where teenager keep knocking off post, put 2" # 10 screws in it all around sides keep from having to buy another $80 mail box, it was simple with drill , tried doing by hand could not get screw in the box .great...
Summary: Good torque. Battery holds up well. I've used many other battery operated drills before, but with new batteries and its compact design, this is really a nice tool to own. I found that I needed to have the tool available when I was on a ladder, so I fashioned a "holster" out of some remnant latigo...
Summary: The Drill is OK and my husband liked it OK. However, when I called the vendor and asked for specifics I was told it was a Lithium battery and on that basis I ordered it. When it came, it was a Nikad battery instead which is heavier. I was very disappointed.
Summary: I'm a contractor and our company specializes in erecting condos so we are more than familiar with our power tools. When I first started my job I invested in this DeWalt drill since EVERYONE has one.
Summary: Bought this for my farmer/trucker husband who has no tools actually at the house because they're all on the truck or at the farm! Comes in super handy for all the curtains & pictures we've hung as well as putting together furniture, fixing bathroom fans, etc.
Summary: Both sons were in need of a drill. Both live too far away to borrow mine. Read all previous reviews and settled on this particular one. Now not only do they have one, but mine will remain safe within my home.
Summary: Has the feel and performance of a quality product. Comes with a hard shell case and two batteries. Easy to use. I especially like the light that focuses on the work area when the trigger is pulled.
Summary: I was gonna buy the XRP drill, but I was given the DC720 as a gift, and so far love it. Yesterday I drilled 15 7/16 rivets out of a truck frame, 1/4 bit as a guide hole then ran a bigger bit through to finish the job.