DeWalt DCD471 Quick-Change Stud and Joist Drill

DeWalt Stud and Joist Drill

DeWalt’s Most Powerful Drill Covers Large Drilling Applications

Releasing its most powerful cordless drill to date, the DeWalt DCD471 60V Max Quick-Change Stud and Joist Drill seems attractive for MEP professionals. Not only will this right-angle drill tackle a wide range of large drilling jobs, but with an integral clutch and anti-rotational E-Clutch System keeps you from injury in the event of a bind-up.

10-Second Summary

  • Model: DeWalt DCD471
  • E-Clutch System
  • Two speed settings: 0-400 rpm, 0-1320 rpm
  • Up to 6-1/4 in. hole saws in wood
  • Up to 4-5/8 in. self-feed bits into wood
  • Magnesium gear case
  • 7/16 in. Hex quick-change chuck
  • Quick shift speed selector
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $549

Big Drill Energy

The 60V Max DeWalt DCD471 Quick-Change Stud and Joist Drill features a brushless motor and two different speed settings. It should power through just about any job with the right application of speed and muscle. It can turn 0-400 rpm in the low setting and up to 1320 rpm at High speed. The quick-shift speed selector also lets you make changes to the top speed without having to feather the trigger.

DeWalt Stud and Joist Drill

The DeWalt DCD471 tackles up to 4-5/8 in. self-feed bits when working with wood. Need more? It drills up to 6-1/4 inch diameter holes in wood using a hole saw. The 7/16 in. Hex Quick-Change chuck gives this tool its name. It lets you change out bits quickly and easily.

Normally, with this kind of power, you run the risk of yanking your arm out its socket when your bit binds up. DeWalt adds an anti-rotational E-Clutch System to prevent injuries like that. We keep seeing this feature pop up in more and more high-torque drills—and we hope the trend continues.

E-Clutch on the DCD471X1 detects the motion of the tool. If it senses a bind-up, it shuts down the drilling action immediately. When this happens, a red LED also lights up to let you know the E-Clutch engaged.

DeWalt Stud and Joist Drill

The DeWalt DCD471 Quick-Change Stud and Joist Drill features a magnesium gear case to reduce the weight to a manageable 13.9 lbs.

And, for those folks using the DeWalt Tool Connect System, this tool comes ready for tag installation. This lets you track and locate the tool with the DeWalt Tool Connect app on your smartphone.


The 60V DeWalt DCD471X1 Quick-Change Stud and Joist Drill Kit includes a 3.0Ah FlexVolt battery, charger, side handle, and bag. It retails for $549 and comes with DeWalt’s 3-year warranty, as well as a 1-year free service agreement and 90-day money-back guarantee. You can also pick up the bare tool for $399.

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DeWalt 60V Max Quick-Change Stud and Joist Drill Specs

  • Model: DeWalt DCD471X1
  • Motor: Brushless
  • No-Load Speed: 0-400/0-1320 RPM
  • Length: 23.8 in.
  • Width: 3.79 in.
  • Height: 4.7 in.
  • Weight: 13.9 lbs.
  • Warranty: 3-year warranty/1-year free service agreement/90-day money-back guarantee
  • Price: $399 (bare tool) $549 (kit)

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