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Dewalt Introduces the Brand New DCD999 Combi Drill with FlexVolt Advantage

Posted by Katy | Toolstop on 30th Mar 2021

A step up from the bestselling DCD996, Dewalt have introduced an even more powerful combi drill. The brand new DCD999, Dewalt's most powerful hammer drill yet will perform well in any work situation.

Dewalt Introduces the Brand New DCD999 Combi Drill with FlexVolt Advantage

Everything you need to know about the DCD999

As it stands, the Dewalt DCD996 is up there with one of the most popular combi drills on the market. With its powerful brushless motor and 3-speed gearbox, the DCD996 has a class-leading, work-horse performance. But what if we told you that Dewalt has introduced a newer, even more powerful model?

Dewalt recently announced the launch of the DCD999 18V XR Hammer Drill Driver with FlexVolt Advantage. FlexVolt Advantage is Dewalt's new innovative technology that gives you more power than ever before. We have a full blog post dedicated to FlexVolt Advantage, so you can get the full lowdown here.

The DCD999 is the most powerful 18V drill Dewalt has ever made, so we have high expectations for it! Shop it now.

Dewalt DCD999

Could the DCD999 take over from the DCD996 as bestselling combi drill?

When paired with a DCB546 XR FlexVolt 6.0Ah battery, the DCD999 delivers up to 42% more power than a DCB184 18V XR 5.0Ah battery. Believe it or not, this combi drill is actually Dewalt's most powerful 18V XR drill ever created. It is capable of delivering a maximum torque of 112Nm, so it can deal with the toughest job site applications.

Features of the DCD999:

  • Brushless motor
  • The most powerful 18V drill Dewalt has ever made
  • 18V XR / FlexVolt battery compatible
  • 3 speed metal gearbox
  • Improved 3-speed transmission offers the user the correct speed for the application
  • Electronic clutch with 11 position adjustable torque control
  • Designed for use on the toughest job site applications
  • It is capable of drilling up to 55mm in wood and 15mm in metal, producing up to 38250 bpm
  • The side handle has been extended to manage increased torque levels
  • New magnetic bit holder holds the bit securely in place
  • 3 mode LED work light for better illumination of the workpiece

DCD999 Vs DCD996

You can expect enhanced durability from the Dewalt DCD999 compared to the DCD996. Its high power density motor has more copper and longer magnets compared to its predecessor which leads to increased power, and its electronic module enables the tool to recognise when an XR FlexVolt battery is attached to unlock even more power.

Have we mentioned how powerful it is yet?

55% more power (DCD999 9.0Ah FlexVolt Vs DCD996 5.0Ah), 42% more power (DCD999 6.0Ah FlexVolt Vs 5.0Ah), 33% more torque DCD999 Vs DCD996.

  • Weight: 1.61kg
  • Max Drilling Capacity (Wood): 55mm
  • Max Drilling Capacity (Metal): 15mm
  • Max Drilling Capacity (Masonry): 13mm
  • Max Torque (Hard): 112Nm
  • No Load Speed (Drilling/driving mode): 0-450/1300/2000rpm
  • Weight: 1.6kg
  • Max Drilling Capacity (Wood): 55mm
  • Max Drilling Capacity (Metal): 15mm
  • Max Drilling Capacity (Masonry):13mm
  • Max Torque (Hard): 95Nm
  • No Load Speed: 0-500/1500/2250rpm

If you'd like to know more about the predecessor, DCD996, you can find out the top 5 things you need to know in our exclusive guide.


So which is the better combi drill?

We already know that the DCD999 is more powerful than the current bestelling DCD996 with 112Nm Vs 95Nm torque. But the drilling capacities are the same. This combi drill is compatible with a variety of power tool accessories, giving it extreme versatility to complete a range of jobs, not to forget its compatibility with FlexVolt batteries for unrivalled power output. The DCD999 is well and truly built for professionals, so if you're due an upgrade, keep an aye out on its release!

The DCD999 combi drill is available to shop at Toolstop! Check it out.


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