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DeWalt DCD996P3




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The DeWALT DCD996P3 drill is already a professional model. With its 5 Ah Li-Ion battery, it offers long operation on a single charge. This capacity is more than 2.5 times higher than the average value (in September 2020), therefore a long charging time is also logical. The battery is charged to full capacity within 90 minutes, only 1 piece is available in the package. A voltage of 18 V indicates high performance. Due to the large capacity of the battery, the weight is also higher than average. The device weighs 2.1 kg. The dimensions are average despite the high weight.

Basic characteristics

In terms of drilling, this model can be called professional. Thanks to its powerful battery, it can drill holes in wood up to 55 mm in diameter, which is well above average. The maximum dimension of holes drilled in steel is also above standard. The latter is designed for a value of 15 mm. The chuck holds drills with a stem of 1.5 to 13 mm. The torque of 95 Nm can handle even the most demanding tasks and in September 2020 was almost twice the average of the devices included in our test. The model has a three-speed gearbox, which increases its service life. The hammer function is already common in the price range, this model is no exception. Of course there are functions of stepless speed and reverse.
Features DeWalt DCD996P
Length 21.3 cm
Width 7.0 cm
Weight 2.1 kg
Voltage 18.0 V
Number of speeds 3 speeds
Battery technology Li-ion
Wood drilling capacity 55.0 mm
Metal drilling capacity 15.0 mm
Torque 95 Nm
Hammer Yes
Reverse Yes

Expert Review

The DeWALT DCD996P3 carries in user reviews a reputation as a strong and robust device for demanding and professionals. A specific name has also been given to the XR battery, which lasts a real long time. The only thing that appeared in the ratings as a minor criticism is the absence of bit holders. The latter is especially suitable when working on a ladder.

Pros and Cons

Professional cordless drill DeWALT DCD996P3 is factory equipped with a quality electric motor, stressed parts of the device made by DeWALT of metal. The battery is characterised by long battery life, but also higher weight. There is also a hammer function, but what is really interesting is the very high torque. It reaches a value of 95 Nm, the drill will also serve well when drilling more massive metal. The only major disadvantage is the higher price.


The DeWALT DCD996P3  is in terms of functions and operating parameters perfect drill for professionals. Customers in their reviews most often mention high battery life, high performance of the drill and great build quality. A strong torque is also mentioned. If you are looking for a device in a lower price range, which is close to this, then look at the DeWALT DCD795D2.