Best Dewalt Cordless Drills UK Reviews 2021

The Dewalt brand is always my number one choice if you want to own the best quality tools in the market place. These are the tools that are used by professionals, who simply need to have the best tools available to get the job done.

They are without any shadow of a doubt very high quality. The big problem is that they are expensive. For a good quality Dewalt cordless drill you will pay anything between £130 - 300, depending on what you are looking for.

When we are out working on a job we wouldn't use anything else. Now if you are someone who just needs to have a cordless drill around the home for the simple jobs, then there is no need to go to the expense of owning one of these.

A cheaper drill such as one from B&D or from Bosch will more than meet your needs. If you decide to go for a Dewalt, then if you are willing to pay that bit extra, you will have a drill/driver that will last you for years. These drills are built to withstand what construction workers and builders can throw at them, so they really are as tough as old boots.

Over the years we have used hundreds of Dewalt tools and we know that they offer high quality products. All of their better drill/drivers use Li-ion batteries and that is simply a very good thing. That is what we have listed here as we know they are the best.

Cordless drills with a Lithium-Ion battery will just last you far longer, are faster to charge and hold their charge for a very long time.

There are a lot of batteries, chargers and then the actual cordless drill/driver models. When these are combined it can all get very confusing. Below we have listed the Dewalt drill/drivers that are available in the UK with a brief description of each offer and an average price.

(Be aware though this is simply an average price and these change all the time)

Full List of Dewalt Cordless Drills

Dewalt Tool Only Options

Just below you will find all the Dewalt cordless drill tool only options. You do not get a battery or charger with the tool only option. That is OK as long as you already own a compatible Dewalt battery pack and charger.

Dewalt DCD776- 18V hammer drill - tool only (Average Price £75) Read More

Dewalt DCD785N- GB - 18V combi drill - tool only (Average Price £85) Read More

Dewalt DCD796N- 18V brushless Combi drill - tool only (Average Price £100) Read More

Dewalt DCD710N- 18V brushless subcompact drill/driver - tool only (Average Price £110) Read More

Dewalt DCD996N- 18V Combi Hammer Drill (Average Price £125) Read More

Dewalt DCD991B- 20V Combi 3 speed Combi Drill/driver (Average Price £130) Read More

Dewalt DCH253N-XJ- SDS Plus Body Only Rotary Hammer Drill (Average Price £200) Read More

Dewalt DCH273N- SDS Plus Body Only Rotary Hammer Drill (Average Price £230) Read More

Dewalt Cordless Drills with 1 Battery, Charger & Case

With the drills shown immediately below, the kit includes a drill, one battery and a charger and in most cases a carrying case. Once you own the battery and charger, you can then buy other power tool only options from Dewalt. For example an 18V battery pack will work well in their 18V impact drivers, saws etc.

Dewalt DCD776C1-GB - 18V hammer drill with 1 x 1.5 Ah batteries, a DCB107 rapid 1 hour charger and case (Average Price £110) Read More

Dewalt DCD776C1 - 18V cordless hammer drill with 1 x DCB185 battery, a DCB107 rapid 1 hour charger and a case. (Average Price £125) Read More

Dewalt DCD795 - 18V brushless drill/driver with 1 x 2.0 Ah battery, a charger and a case. (Average Price £125) Read More

Dewalt DCD785N + DCB182- 18V combi drill with a 4.0 Ah battery(No charger) (Average Price £130) Read More

Dewalt DCD795M1-GB- 18V Combi Drill with 1 x 4.0Ah XR battery, a multi-charger and case (Average Price £190) Read More

Dewalt DCD796M1- 18V Brushless Combi Drill with 1 x 4.0Ah XR battery, a multi-charger and case (Average Price £195) Read More

Dewalt DCD796P1-GB- 18V Brushless drill with 1 x 5.0Ah batteries, a DCB115 charger and case. (Average Price £210) Read More

Dewalt Cordless Drills with 2 Batteries, Charger & Case

With the drills shown immediately below, the kit includes a drill, 2 batteries, a charger and in most cases a carrying case. Once you own the battery and charger, you can then buy other power tool only options from Dewalt. For example an 18V battery pack will work well in their 18V impact drivers, saws etc.

The benefit of having 2 batteries is that you can be using one and have the other one on charge.

Dewalt DCD776S2T-GB - 18V combi drill with 2 x 1.5 Ah batteries, a charger and case (Average Price £150) Read More

Dewalt DCD710D2-GB - 18V combi drill with 2 x 2.0 Ah batteries, a charger and case (Average Price £150) Read More

Dewalt DCD795D2-GB- 18V Brushless drill with 2 x 2.0Ah batteries, and a charger. (Average Price £180) Read More

Dewalt DCD796P2-GB- 18V Brushless drill with 2 x 5.0Ah batteries, a DCB115 charger and case. (Average Price £250) Read More

Dewalt DCH273P2-GB- 18V Brushless SDS-Plus Hammer drill with 2 x 5.0Ah batteries, and a multi-voltage charger. (Average Price £450) Read More

Dewalt Cordless Drills Combinations

Dewalt DCK211D2T- 10.8V DCD710 drill/driver and DCF 815 impact driver with 2 x 2.0Ah battery,  a multi-voltage charger and a case (Average Price £250) Read More

Dewalt DCK266P2T-GB- 18V Brushless DCD796 drill/driver and DCF887 XR brushless impact driver with 2 x 5.0Ah battery,  a multi-voltage charger and a case (Average Price £300) Read More

Dewalt DEWPDCK266P2 - 18V Brushless (Includes a DCD796 Hammer Drill and DCF887 Impact Driver) Comes with 2 x 5.0Ah batteries, a DCB 115 Fast Charger and case. (Average Price £350) Read More

Dewalt DCK299P2 - 20V Brushless (Includes a DCD996 Hammer Drill and DCF887 Impact Driver) Comes with 2 x 5.0Ah batteries, a DCB 115 Fast Charger and case. (Average Price £500) Read More

Dewalt Cordless Drills Summary Reviews

Below you will find short reviews of the above Dewalt cordless drills. Within each shorter review you will find a link to a more detailed review of each product.

Dewalt DCD776N 18V Cordless Brushless Combi Drill

92% buyer satisfaction based on 150+ online buyer ratings

This is versatile 2 speed cordless combi drill with 15 torque settings along with drill and hammer settings

It forms part of the intelligent XR Lithium Ion Series

It has a 13mm single sleeve chuck and spindle lock for quick and easy bit change

It has an LED light

This is a very basic drill.

Dewalt DCD785N-GB XR Lithium-Ion 2-Speed Combi Drill

94% buyer satisfaction based on 300+ online buyer ratings

This is a tool only 2 speed combi drill with a compact, lightweight design that gives easier use in confined spaces. (Not brushless)

It has an all metal transmission for longer lifetime of the drill

It has a 13mm single sleeve keyless chuck with automatic spindle lock for quick and easy bit change with one hand

It also has 14 torque settings for consistent screwdriving into a variety of materials with different screw sizes (60 Nm)

It has a bright white LED with delay feature for improved visibility and flashlight functionality

The drilling capacity in wood is 38mm and 13 mm in masonry and metal.

Dewalt DCD796N 18V Cordless Brushless Combi Drill

94% buyer satisfaction based on 1,000+ online buyer ratings

This is an 18V XR Li-Ion compact hammer drill driver (tool only)

It has the latest brushless technology for improved efficiency

This is a compact, lightweight design that allows use in confined spaces

It has a 2 speed all metal transmission and a 13 mm chuck

It has 15 adjustable torque positions with a maximum torque of 27 Nm

It also has the newer style LED light with 3 options, low, medium and high

It measures Length: 174 mm, Height: 203 mm and Width: 67 mm and weighs 1.8 Kg. The maximum drilling capacity in wood is 40mm and 13 mm in steel and masonry.

Dewalt DCD710N-XJ Cordless Subcompact Drill/Driver

92% buyer satisfaction based on 150+ online buyer ratings

This is a 10.8V light and compact drill/driver (tool only) which is lightweight and very compact (Tool Only)

It has all metal gearing and an LED work light

It is a 2 speed drill with 15 adjustable torque settings (16 Nm)

It has a 10mm single sleeve keyless chuck with automatic spindle lock for quick and easy bit changes

The maximum drilling capacity in wood is 19mm and 10 mm in metal (No hammer feature for masonry drilling)

Dewalt DCD996N 18V XR 3-Speed Brushless Hammer Combi Drill

96% buyer satisfaction based on 350+ online buyer ratings

This is a 3 speed 18V XR hammer drill driver with a high performance brushless motor

It has all metal transmission for increased runtime and longer tool life

It has 11 torque positions (95 Nm) and an electronic clutch for precision screw driving

It also has a 13mm ratcheting keyless chuck with automatic spindle lock for fast bit changes

It has a 3 position LED torch with high/medium/low settings to light up your work space

It weighs 2.1 Kg and the maximum drilling capacity in wood is 55mm, 16mm in masonry and 15 mm in metal. It comes with a side handle.

Dewalt DCD991B Bare Tool 20V MAX XR Lithium Ion Brushless 3-Speed Drill/Driver

96% buyer satisfaction based on 1,500+ online buyer ratings

This is an 18V brushless 3 speed drill/driver (Tool Only)

It has an all-metal transmission optimizes tool-to-task for fast application speeds and improved run time

It also has a 3-Mode LED that provides lighting in dark or confined spaces

It also has a heavy-duty 1/2" ratcheting nitro-carburized metal chuck with carbide inserts for superior bit gripping strength

The LED Spotlight Mode features a 20 minute shutoff function

Dewalt DCH253N-XJ SDS Plus Body Only Rotary Hammer Drill

94% buyer satisfaction based on 400+ online buyer ratings

This is an 18V XR Li-Ion rotary hammer drill driver (tool only)

This type of drill has been designed for drilling anchors and fixing holes into concrete, brick and masonry from 4mm to 24mm

It also has a "rotation stop mode" that allows for light chiselling in plaster, tiles and render

It also has an "impact stop mode" for rotary only drilling in wood and metal

It has a soft grip and very low vibration for user comfort and also comes with an LED work light and a side handle.

Dewalt DCH273N 18V XR Li-Ion SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Drill

96% buyer satisfaction based on 550+ online buyer ratings

This is an 18V SDS Plus rotary hammer drill with a brushless motor designed for extreme runtime and reduced maintenance (Tool Only)

Dewalt state that this SDS cordless drill can drill more than 90 holes that are 10 mm in diameter to a depth of 80mm on a single charge.

It has a rotation stop mode for light chiselling in plaster, tiles and render and an impact stop mode for rotary only drilling in wood and metal

It has a drilling capacity of 24mm in masonry, 26mm in wood and 13 mm in metal

It also has a bright white LED with delay feature that improves visibility

It is a 3 mode hammer drill that has Class leading vibration control at 6.6m/S²

It weighs 2.5 Kg and comes with a side handle and belt hook.

Dewalt DCD785N 18v XR Li-ion 2 Speed Combi Drill Body

98% buyer satisfaction based on 10+ online buyer ratings

This is an 18V 2 speed combi compact hammer drill/driver featuring NEW XR Li-Ion battery technology

It comes with a 4.0 Ah battery but no charger (strange combination) which is why it isn't a big seller (You really need to own a charger so this might be bought as a replacement drill

The maximum drilling capacity in wood is 38 mm and 13 mm in masonry and metal

It has a 13mm chuck and a 14 position adjustable torque control for consistent screwdriving

Dewalt DCD795D2-GB XR Brushless Compact Lithium-Ion Combi Drill

94% buyer satisfaction based on 100+ online buyer ratings

This is a 2 speed 18V brushless combi drill/driver with hammer feature and it is part of the intelligent XR Lithium Ion Series

It has a compact, lightweight design that caters for easier use in confined spaces

It has an all metal transmission and chuck and a maximum torque of 60 Nm

It comes with 2 x 2.0Ah batteries, a multi-voltage fast charger and a TSTAK kitbox

It also has the newer style foot LED with delay feature for improved visibility and flashlight functionality

It weighs 1.3 Kg and the maximum drilling capacity in wood is 38mm and 13mm in steel and masonry. You also get a belt hook and magnetic bit holder.

DEWALT DCH273P2-GB 18 V XR Brushless SDS-Plus Hammer Drill

90% buyer satisfaction based on 150+ online buyer ratings

This is an 18V brushless SDS+ hammer drill and is capable of drilling 24mm diameter holes in concrete

Dewalt state that this SDS cordless drill can drill more than 90 holes that are 10 mm in diameter to a depth of 80mm on a single charge.

It also has a rotation stop mode for light chiselling, and an impact stop mode for rotary only drilling.

It has an electronic clutch that helps provide consistent torque control, as well as improved durability.

It weighs 2.5 Kg and the maximum drilling capacity in wood is 26mm, 24mm in masonry and 13 mm in metal. This comes with a 18V 5.0Ah batteries a multi-voltage XR charger, a belt hook, side handle and a heavy duty kitbox.

Dewalt DCD710D2-GB Compact Drill Driver

96% buyer satisfaction based on 50+ online buyer ratings

This is a 10.8 V compact drill/driver that comes with 2 x 2.0Ah batteries, a charger and a kitbox.

It has a 10mm single sleeve chuck and an LED light

It has 15 torque settings and a maximum torque of 16 Nm

There is no hammer feature and the maximum drilling capacity in wood is 19mm and 10mm in metal

Buyers get this one as it is really light and useful for screwdriving and light drilling


Dewalt DCD796M1 Brushless Combi Drill

96% buyer satisfaction based on 50+ online buyer ratings

This is an 18V brushless combi drill and comes with a 4.0 Ah battery, a charger and a TSTAK case

This can be used for drilling, hammer drilling and screwdriving

It has a 2 speed all metal transmission and a 15 position adjustable torque control for consistent screw driving (70Nm)

It has a 13 mm chuck

The maximum drilling capacity in wood is 40 mm and 13mm in masonry and metal

Dewalt DCD795 Brushless Cordless Drill/Driver

92% buyer satisfaction based on 50+ online buyer ratings

This is an 18V light brushless compact drill/driver that comes with a 2.0 Ah battery, charger and TSTAK case

It has all metal gearing, an electric brake and an LED work light

It is a 2 speed drill with 14 adjustable torque settings (60 Nm)

It has a 13mm plastic chuck

The maximum drilling capacity in wood is 38mm and 13 mm in masonry and metal 

Dewalt DCD991B Bare Tool 20V MAX XR Lithium Ion Brushless 3-Speed Drill/Driver

96% buyer satisfaction based on 1,500+ online buyer ratings

This is an 18V brushless 3 speed drill/driver (Tool Only)

It has an all-metal transmission optimizes tool-to-task for fast application speeds and improved run time

It also has a 3-Mode LED that provides lighting in dark or confined spaces

It also has a heavy-duty 1/2" ratcheting nitro-carburized metal chuck with carbide inserts for superior bit gripping strength

The LED Spotlight Mode features a 20 minute shutoff function

Dewalt DCD795D2-GB XR Brushless Compact Lithium-Ion Combi Drill

94% buyer satisfaction based on 100+ online buyer ratings

This is an 18V XR Li-Ion rotary hammer drill driver (tool only)

This type of drill has been designed for drilling anchors and fixing holes into concrete, brick and masonry from 4mm to 24mm

It also has a "rotation stop mode" that allows for light chiselling in plaster, tiles and render

It also has an "impact stop mode" for rotary only drilling in wood and metal

It has a soft grip and very low vibration for user comfort and also comes with an LED work light and a side handle.

Dewalt DCD776C1 18V Cordless Combi Hammer Drill Driver

96% buyer satisfaction based on 1,000+ online buyer ratings

This is a cordless hammer drill kit and forms part of the intelligent XR Lithium Ion Series

It is a 2 speed drill/driver with hammer settings

It comes with the DCD775C1 drill, an 18V 1.3 Ah battery, a rapid 1 hour charger and a heavy duty Dewalt carrying case

The drilling capacity in wood is 30 mm and 13 mm in steel and masonry

It has a torque of up to 42 Nm and a 13mm chuck

It weighs 1.3 Kg with no load speeds (0-450/1500 rpm)

Dewalt DCD776S2T-GB 18V Combi Drill X2

96% buyer satisfaction based on 250+ online buyer ratings

Everything that you will ever need for drilling and driving

Full metal gears and transmissions

This is not a brushless option.

It comes with 2 x 1.5 XR Li-ion batteries and a 1 hour charger

It also comes with the popular T STAK carrying case

It has an LED work light, a 13 mm chuck with automatic spindle lock , 15 torque settings, an electric brake

The maximum drilling capacity in masonry is 13mm, wood 25mm, and in steel 13mm

3 Year warranty

Dewalt DCD796P1-GB XR Brushless Compact Lithium-Ion Combi Drill

96% buyer satisfaction based on 500+ online buyer ratings

This is an 18V XR Li-Ion compact hammer drill driver with the latest 5.0Ah li-ion battery technology

It has a brushless motor technology for excellent efficiency

This is a compact, lightweight design that allows use in tight spaces

This model has a 2 speed all metal transmission for increased runtime and longer tool life

This is a drill/driver with a hammer feature for multiple applications

Dewalt DCD796P2-GB XR Brushless Compact Lithium-Ion Combi Drill

96% buyer satisfaction based on 200+ online buyer ratings

This is an 18V XR drill with 2x 5Ah Li-Ion batteries and a multi-voltage XR charger

It is ultra compact with a 174mm drill length - that is designed for heavy-duty use in confined spaces (13 mm chuck)

With adjustable speed and torque control, it’s ideal for countless professional tradesmen including plumbers, HVAC installers, carpenters/joiners and general builders and contractors. - 2 speed all metal transmission and a 15 position adjustable torque control

It can deliver 70Nm of torque and can drill at a capacity of 40mm in wood, 13mm in metal and 13 mm in masonry

It has improved air-flow to the motor and it weighs 1.3 Kg. It comes with a belt hook and a magnetic bit holder. It also comes in a TSTAK heavy duty kitbox

Dewalt DCD795M1-GB 18V XR Brushless Compact Lithium-Ion Combi Drill

96% buyer satisfaction based on 250+ online buyer ratings

This drill forms part of the intelligent XR Lithium Ion Series and has the new brushless technology

It is a 2 speed drill/driver with a hammer feature

It comes with two 2.0 Ah batteries and a multi-voltage charger

The maximum drilling capacity is 38 mm in wood and 13 mm in metal or masonry

It has the newer style foot LED with delay feature for improved visibility and flashlight functionality

It weighs 1.3 kg, has a 60 Nm torque and comes with a belt hook, magnetic bit holder and the TSTAK heavy duty kitbox

Dewalt DCK211D2T 10.8V Li-ion Cordless Compact Drill Driver and Impact Driver

94% buyer satisfaction based on 300+ online buyer ratings

  • Compact and lightweight design
  • 10 mm sleeveless chuck
  • A drill/driver and an Impact driver - 2 tools
  • All metal and transmission gears
  • 15 position torque control settings

This combi set of a cordless drill, along with a cordless impact driver is one of the very best twin toll offers on the UK market right now. With these two tools, you also get two 10.8 volt Lithium-Ion batteries and a fast charger. You also get the classic Dewalt kit box, that holds both tools.

This is a very good choice of product for construction and building workers, landscape gardeners, carious trades and indeed for the serious DIY person, who appreciates high quality tools. It has the DCD710 drill and the DCF815 impact driver.

Dewalt DCK266P2T-GB XR Combi Drill and Impact Driver Brushless Kit

94% buyer satisfaction based on 300+ online buyer ratings

This is a brushless kit that consists of a DCD796 compact combi hammer drill and a DCF887 XR brushless impact driver.

It comes with 2 x 5.0 Ah batteries, a charger and a TSTAK box

The drill is ultra compact for use in confined spaces and has a 2 speed all metal transmission It has the drill/driver and hammer feature for multiple applications. 15 torque settings and Halo light ring

The impact driver has application control, using 3 motor speeds and torque settings. There is also a precision drive mode that gives additional control in screw driving applications (up to 205Nm of torque)

Dewalt DEWPDCK266P2 Brushless Twin Pack

92% buyer satisfaction based on 100+ online buyer ratings

This Dewalt Kit consists of the Dewalt DCD796 Compact Hammer Drill Driver and the DCF887 Impact Driver which has 205nm of Torque

It comes with 2 x 18V 5.0Ah batteries, a multi-voltage charger and a system kit box

The drill has a 2 speed all metal transmission and has 15 position adjustable torque control, with a 13mm keyless chuck.

It can drill up to 40 mm in wood and 13 mm in masonry and steel

The brushless Impact Driver has 3 motor speeds and torque settings.

It is light and compact with an impact Rate: 0-1,800/0-2,900/0-3,700/bpm. (Torque: 26/80/203Nm)

It comes with a 10.8-18V DCB105 Multi-Voltage XR Charger which varies the charge rate according to battery type to increase battery pack life. The charger has various indicators; charged, charging, power problem, and battery too hot or too cold. This also comes with  2 x 18 Volt 5.0Ah Li-ion Batteries and 1 x TOUGHSYSTEM DS150 Toolbox.

Dewalt DCK299P2 120V MAX XR Cordless Drill Combo Kit

96% buyer satisfaction based on 2,500+ online buyer ratings

This kit includes a cordless hammer drill (DCD996) and a cordless impact driver (DCF887) and they both have brushless motors.

So although an expensive buy, you get these 2 tools, 2 x 5.0Ah battery a charger and a case

This is a great combination for most drilling, hammering and fastening applications

The drill is a 3-speed, high performance (0-2,250 rpm), with an all-metal transmission

The impact driver provides 1,825 in-lbs of max torque at fast 0-3,250 RPM speed and 0-3,600 impacts per minute

It comes with two belt hooks, a 360 degree side handle and a kitbox. It has a 3 year limited warranty, 1 year free service and a 90 day money back guarantee.

Dewalt Tools - The Company & the Brand

Dewalt have a  distinctive black and yellow colour scheme on their brand. This makes them easy to recognise and really stand out from the crowd. If you go to building sites up and down the United Kingdom, you will see that almost every worker uses these as their first choice professional tool. 

These would be a lot more expensive for example that the average cost of a drill in the Black and Decker range.If you would like to know more about the Dewalt company itself, then please check out the video below.

Dewalt Cordless Drill Pre-Purchase Buying Advice

Like many tool brands buying a cordless drill is never as simple as you may think. All of the tool brands use letters and numbers to describe their products and Dewalt is no exception. They also offer a whole range of different options and combinations and it can get confusing.

Just below we have explained how to understand these better, and hopefully avoid any confusion.

Dewalt Drill Types

Dewalt make:

  • Diamond drills - for deeper drilling of masonry
  • Drill/Drivers - the most popular choice and now moving to brushless motors in 12 and 18V options
  • Hammer Drills - more powerful drills and sold as the 18V XR range(Can also be used as drill/drivers)
  • Percussion Drills - similar to a hammer drill but more accurate
  • Right Angle Drills - can be used in tight spaces
  • Rotary Drills - very powerful (jackhammer style) and heavy duty drill
  • Specialty Drills and Mixers - includes paddle mixers, concrete vibrators and stud & joist drills

The vast majority of home owners will need a drill/driver and ideally with a hammer setting on it.

Dewalt Cordless Drill Voltages

Dewalt make 7.2V, 10.8V, 12V, 14.4V, 18V and 20V drills.

The 10.8V drill/drivers are lightweight and compact and used mainly for working in restricted spaces. These are still powerful and popular for home use.

The 18V range is still their most popular and a good general purpose drill/driver.

The 20V drills are even more powerful and are their most recent versions.

The 7.2V range is for cordless screwdrivers

The 12V range is used with a few impact wrenches and radios. These are also now being used with brushless motors on the latest Dewalt drill/drivers.

You will not see many 7.2V, 12V or 14.4 V models available.

Dewalt Brushless Technology

Many of the higher end tool brands are now using brushless motors. Any tool with a brushless motor will have a longer lifetime than those that have motors with carbon brushes. Over time the carbon brushes wear out and have to be replaced. Most people don't know how to do this and simply just replace the drill.

This really only applies to heavy duty users and to those who use their drill/driver every day. The brushless motor is of course much better, but you pay more for it.

Dewalt Tool Only

You may see something like "Bare Tool" or "Tool Only." There is an "N" at the end of the model number such as the DCD796N. That means it is sold without any batteries or charger. These are aimed at any person who may already own a compatible Dewalt battery and charger.

If you own for example an 18V battery and charger, then this can be used with any compatible Dewalt power tool such as an impact driver, circular saw, sander etc.

Dewalt Battery Packs

Batteries have two main types of measurement which are Voltage and Ampere Hours. The voltage of the battery should of course match the voltage of the tool that you are buying.

Ampere Hours (Ah) is then the strength of the battery. With Dewalt there are 1.3 Ah, 1.5 Ah, 2.0 Ah, 3.0 Ah, 4.0 Ah, and 5.0 Ah. (In simple terms the higher this Ah is, the longer the battery will last before it needs charged)

They also make Flexvolt 6Ah, 9 Ah and 12 Ah batteries and these are aimed at the trades.

This can get confusing as Dewalt make 13 different types of battery packs. We have explained these just below.

  1. DCB124-XJ - 12V XR 3 Ah battery
  2. DCB548-XJ - XR Flexvolt 12 Ah battery
  3. DCB184-XJ - XR 18V 5 Ah battery
  4. DCB184B-XJ - XR Tool Connect 18V 5 Ah battery
  5. DCB546-XJ - XR Flexvolt 6 Ah battery
  6. DCB547-XJ - XR Flexvolt 9 Ah battery
  7. DCB183-XJ - 18V XR 2 Ah battery
  8. DCB182-XJ - 18V XR 4 Ah battery
  9. DCB125-XJ - 10.8V XR 1.3 Ah battery
  10. DCB185-XJ - 18V XR 1.3 Ah battery
  11. DCB080-XJ - 7.2V XR 1.3 Ah battery
  12. DCB143-XJ - 14.4V XR 2.0 Ah battery
  13. DCB181-XJ - 18V XR 1.5 Ah battery

XR is now the standard name for their batteries (Stands for Xtreme runtime) If you own any Dewalt 18V XR power tools that were supplied with a battery, you can still use that battery on any other 18V XR tool. 

XR FLEXVOLT is the only battery on the market that automatically switches from 54V to 18V enabling it to power both 18V and 54V power tools in the XR product range. (Mainly for the trade)

XR Tool Connect uses Bluetooth to let you easily connect to and control your tools via the Tool Connect app or online. Use it to protect, monitor, assign and keep track of your tools across multiple jobsites.

Dewalt Battery Chargers

This can get confusing as Dewalt make 10 different types of chargers. We have explained these just below.

  1. DCB500-LX - XR Flexvolt Mains adaptor for DHX780
  2. DCB104-LX - XR multi voltage 4 port 8 Amp charger
  3. DCB117-GB - XR 12 Amp fast charger
  4. DCB104-GB - XR multi voltage 4 port 8 Amp charger
  5. DCB500-GB - XR Flexvolt Mains Adaptor for DHS 780
  6. DCB115-GB - XR multi voltage 4 Amp charger - the most popular
  7. DCB118-GB - XR 8 Amp charger
  8. DCB119-XJ - XR universal 2.5 Amp vehicle charger
  9. DCB090-XJ - 12-18 Volt USB Charger
  10. DCB132-GB - XR universal 4 Amp dual charger

There are also some older style chargers on sale such as the DCB 113, but those above are the chargers now being sold by Dewalt. You can also see many combinations of battery and charger packs.

So that is our review of the best DEWALT cordless drills in the UK market at the moment. Hopefully this helps make your choice that little bit easier. They are expensive but in my opinion also the best drills on the UK market.