DeWALT DCD795 & DCD790 Brushless Li-Ion Drills - Toolstop REVIEW

It's getting harder and harder to ignore. Brushless motors are no longer the future of professional cordless power tools.

They are the now.

If you're still pondering what switching to brushless motored tools will offer you, click to read Toolstop's guide to brushless motored tools.

In short, the manufacturer's are boasting longer runtimes per battery charge, longer tool lifetime and greater job site durability.

All of which should be key considerations for us when choosing new cordless power tools.

DeWALT continues to re-engineer their fabulous range of professional cordless tools to include more and more brushless motors, and this year we're proud to tell you about their brand new brushless combi drill and drill drivers.

Check out our quick demo of the new drills on Toolstop TV where you'll learn all you need to know!


The model numbers you need to know are:

First up in the new DeWALT brushless li-ion drill range is the DCD790.

dewalt dcd790 drill driver

Picutred below we have the DCD790M2 and DCD790D2 drill driver.

The difference between the two tools is the battery; the M2 denotes 4Ah battery, with DeWALT's fabled runtime, and the D2 denotes a 2Ah battery, ideal for optimum weight and size.

dewalt dcd790
dewalt dcd790d2

DeWALT DCD790 Drill Driver Specs:

  • Latest Brushless Motor Technology for excellent effecient and longer runtime.
  • Latest generation 18V XR Li-Ion compact hammer drill driver featuring 4.0Ah XR Li-Ion battery technology.
  • Ultra compact, lightweight design allows use in confined spaces.
  • Two speed all metal transmission for increased runtime and longer tool life.
  • 14 position adjustable torque control for consistent screwdriving into a variety of materials.
  • Intelligent trigger design allows for total control of application.


DeWALT has also announced a brand new brushless combi-drill, the DCD795.

dewalt dcd795
Not only is the DCD795 combi-drill lighter and more reliable than its predecossors, its incredibly capable, DeWALT claiming that it'll drill up to 198 holes with a 35mm woodbit into 40mm worktop when running off the 4Ah li-ion battery!





As with the DCD790, the combi-drill comes in two flavours, M2 denotes that its packaged with a 4Ah li-ion battery, D2 means 2Ah li-ion battery.
dewalt dcd795m2 dcd795d2 combi drill

The spec of the DCD795 is as follows:

Latest Brushless Motor Technology for excellent effecient and longer runtime.
Latest generation 18V XR Li-Ion compact hammer drill driver featuring 4.0Ah XR Li-Ion battery technology.
Ultra compact, lightweight design allows use in confined spaces.
Two speed all metal transmission for increased runtime and longer tool life.
14 position adjustable torque control for consistent screwdriving into a variety of materials.
Intelligent trigger design allows for total control of application.

Another interesting features of both new brushless drill is the base-mounted LED joblight.

dewalt base mounted led job light

DeWALT reckon this is great for anyone who wears gloves while they work. The light will always illuminate your work area, and your gloves won't obscure it.

Great idea? You decide.

All in all, exciting times in the professional power tool world with one of the biggest hitters expanding their already popular, reliable and innovative brushless tool stable.

We'd love to hear your thoughts or questions on these new drill, so speak to us on the comments section below.


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Comments

teknoroker on Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:07:48 +0100 (Likes: 0 / Dislikes: 1

iv had two of these sent to me and on both of them the chuck seems to be crooked or not lined up straight causing vibrations when using. i am very disappointed with it and hope the third one comes through straight as it seems ok apart from that. i guess u had no issues like that?


Adam on Sun, 15 Dec 2013 15:38:56 +0000 (Likes: 4 / Dislikes: 0

I have owned and studied many tools over the years. This latest offering from dewalt is great. The brushless motor exerts less friction as there are no brushes, thus giving the user both a longer running per charge drill and a motor that will not require any servicing in the future. Let's face it, in regular electric motors, brushes go first. I'm glad Dewalt carried over the handle from their 12V Max line into the 20V line as they are ergonomically designed and fit very comfortably in your hand. It's probably the most comfortable line of tools for extended periods of use. I've recently bought the Dewalt DCD790 brushless drill and have a couple of gripes about it. Though the overal tool performance is excellent with much torque and excellent battery life. However, the battery at the base wobbles excessively when inserted into the base. So much so that it's very irritating. Reminds me of cheap Chinese tools with poor quality control. The fit when mated to the base should be snug and not loose. Aside from the above the tool is well designed, but the look of it is toy like. It reminds me of the ugly green cordless Hitachi line that has a busy design with too many lines and details. The design of the tool is simply overdone. This is coming from someone with a 20+ years of graphical design background. I understand the need to differentiate the XR line from the regular 20V Max line but do it in a subtle way. The yellow/black chuck should have been left black. The silver in between the chuck and the motor: well it looks cheap. If you're not gong to put in real metal then don't paint it silver, just looks Chinese cheap. The handle as well should have been left all black, no need for the extra yellow brushless decals and lines. The rear brushless sticker is visible enough.It makes the tool look exaggerated to the point where it no longer looks professional but toy like. Tone the design down a notch it's too busy. Use less yellow and more black. Having used previous Dewalt tools on cars I can tell you the yellow gets dirty really fast making the tool look like crap and the introduction of more yellow on this tool is only going to make it look worse in less time.


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