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September 23, 2021

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Greenworks 24V Brushless Drill Driver Review DDG401

Greenworks 24V Drill Driver Feature

Greenworks 24V Brushless Drill Driver Works on the Same Batteries as Lawn Care Equipment

You may be familiar with Greenworks as a lawn care manufacturer, but they also have an emerging line of power tools to complement their 24V and 48V (2 x 24V) lawn care products. We decided to take a closer look at the Greenworks 24V brushless drill driver to see what it has to offer.


Greenworks 24V Brushless Drill Driver Performance

Running on a 24V system has advantages. Technically 24V max, the tool runs at 21.6V nominally thanks to a 6-cell battery system. Most cordless tools run on a 5-cell system that makes them 20V max and 18V nominal. So there really is more energy stored in the batteries compared to 18V/20V max tools because there’s an extra cell in there to draw from.

Greenworks 24V Drill Driver Battery

Greenworks takes that 24V max battery and pairs it with a brushless motor and 2-speed gearbox to hit speeds up to 380 RPM in low and 1450 RPM in high. For torque, you get up to 310 in-lbs to work with.


That level of performance can do a lot of different jobs. We were even able to use 2 9/16-inch self-feed bits in studs without bogging the motor down.

Greenworks 24V Drill Driver Self Feed Bit

For those lighter jobs, 18 clutch settings help you dial in the torque you need to properly set fasteners without overdriving them.

Greenworks 24V Drill Driver Clutch

Greenworks 24V Brushless Drill Driver Design Notes

Ergonomics

Greenworks’ motor selection helps keep the drill pretty narrow and it comes across as compact and lightweight in your hand. Bare, the tool weighs just 2.3 pounds. Our drill came as part of a combo that includes 4.0Ah batteries and that brings the weight up to 4.0 pounds. If you’d like it a bit lighter, go with a 1.5Ah or 2.0Ah battery instead.

Greenworks 24V Drill Driver Ergonomics

The drill feels really nice in our hands with a contoured handle and rubber overmold. In fact, it’s one of the more comfortable designs we’ve used.

USB Power Supply

Greenworks 24V Drill Driver USB Recharge

Additional Features

Some of Greenworks’ batteries have a built-in USB charging port so you can use them as a power supply for your phone or other devices.

  • LED light mounted under the chuck
  • Belt clip included (installs to either side)

Greenworks 24V Brushless Drill Driver Price

You can buy Greenworks power tools from Home Depot or Amazon, but we’re seeing the lowest prices direct on the Greenworks website. The bare tool runs $69.99 and a kit with two 1.5Ah USB batteries is $119.99.

There are a couple of compelling combo options as well. You can pair this drill with its matching brushless impact driver and a pair of 1.5Ah USB batteries for $199.99.

If you’re ready to jump into the 48V lawn care system that uses two 24V batteries, you can get this drill with the 17-inch mower for $399, the 20-inch mower for $499, or the 20-inch mower for $599. All of those combos include two 4.0Ah or two 5.0Ah batteries.

Both the tool and the batteries have a 3-year warranty.

The Bottom Line

The Greenworks 24V brushless drill driver is capable of a wide range of tasks from home maintenance and repair to those DIY projects you’ve been thinking about. Thanks to its compatibility with a wide range of products, you can keep all of your home improvement and lawn care tools on one battery system. Cordless convenience with the simplicity of just one battery system to manage? We’ll take it!

Greenworks 24V Brushless Drill Driver Specifications

  • Model: Greenworks DDG401
  • Power Source: Greenworks 24V batteries
  • No-Load Speeds: 0 – 380 / 0 – 1450 RPM
  • Max Torque: 310 in-lbs
  • Clutch Positions: 18 + 1
  • Chuck Size: 1/2-inch
  • Warranty: 3 years
  • Price: $69.99 bare, $119.99 kit

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