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October 27, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Manufacturer: DeWalt

DeWalt makes a lot of excellent tools, but our DeWalt tool reviews separate the real winners from the run-of-the-mill. From the new DeWalt FlexVolt concrete saw to the excellent DeWalt DWV012 HEPA dust extractor, there’s a lot to like. Our hands-on approach combines in-house scientific testing with real-world usage to determine if tools like the DeWalt Tool Connect hammer drill are anything special. Dewalt Tool Connect is the latest technology from this tool company, but not all DeWalt tools feature it. Their FlexVolt battery technology is second to none with hybrid 20V and 60V applications. DeWalt FlexVolt tools also run longer, faster, and with more power than their 18V tools. DeWalt Tool Reviews with Hands-on Testing The following DeWalt tool reviews endure a combination of trade-specific testing with rugged testing in the PTR Shop. You’ll see that we cover the gamut, from DeWalt hand tools to power tools and outdoor power equipment. For great deals on DeWalt tools check out this page.

DeWALT DC9180C Lithium-Ion XRP Battery and Charger Review

DeWalt DC9180C Lithium-Ion XRP Battery and Charger Review

If you are not quite ready to purchase some new DeWALT 18V tools but want to breathe some new life into what you have; then you need to check out the DeWALT DC9180C Lithium-Ion XRP battery pack and charger. The charger that is included will handle any DeWALT 7.2V-18V battery pack including NiCd, NiMH and of course the new Lithium-Ion models.

DeWALT DC515K 18V Cordless 1/2 Gallon Wet/Dry Portable Vac Review

DeWalt DC515K 18V Wet Dry Portable Vac Review

Take the idea of a Dirt Devil and let the engineers at DeWalt toy with the concept for a while. What you get is the DeWALT DC515K 18V Cordless 1/2 Gallon Wet/Dry Portable Vac. With cord-free vacuuming ability, you can now easily clean up almost anywhere. To make getting into tight spaces even easier, just pull out the attached 2.5 foot long hose.

Dewalt  Magnetic ToughCase Container First Look

DeWalt Tough Case Container Preview

The Dewalt Magnetic ToughCase Containers come in either yellow or black. Model DWMTC15 is yellow and contains 15 pieces that are geared toward driving and fastening duties. You’ll find lots of different bit heads for driving a variety of screw types. The 20 piece DWMTCIR20 is black and is geared toward drilling and impact duties. This set includes a lot of different fastener bits but also a couple of drill bits – all of which are designed to take the abuse that only an impact drill can deliver.

DeWalt DW535 7-1/4" Worm Drive Circular Saw Overview

DeWalt DW535 7-1/4″ Worm Drive Circular Saw Preview

DeWalt released its newest worm drive 7-1/4″ circular saw, the DW535, which is geared for framers, concrete formers, and other professional circular saw users. What’s new in this saw is its use of DeWalt’s new Toughcord cord retention and protection system, something that finally takes into account the fact that most contractors and construction workers let down their tools via the extension cord when on ladders or second stories. The system works by reinforcing the cord at its entry point with a stiff boot and also integrating a 45 degree angle plus four discrete anchor points. When you look at the tool, and DeWalt’s provided cutaways of its internals, you can easily tell this is a serious quality tool that is meant for the professional end user.

DeWALT DCK265L 18-Volt Compact Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit Review

DeWalt DCK265L 18-volt Compact Combo Kit Review

If you do a lot of screwing and drilling, then you definitely need the reliable, compact power that is offered by the DeWALT DCK265L 18V lithium-Ion powered Compact Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit. This combo kit includes the new DCF826 18V Impact Driver and the DCD760 18V Compact 1/2″ Drill/Driver along with two batteries and a charger – all packaged up in a sturdy storage case.

DeWALT DC500 Heavy Duty 2 Gallon Cordless/Corded Wet/Dry Vacuum Review

DeWalt DC500 Heavy Duty 2 Gallon Cordless/Corded Wet/Dry Vacuum Review

The DeWALT DC500 Heavy Duty 2 Gallon Cordless/Corded Wet/Dry Vacuum comes with plenty of suction power that is packaged into a portable size that makes it well suited for the cleanup of almost any small project. With the five foot long hose and on board tools, you can easily reach into tight spaces. Since it can function on battery power, you can take this where other vacuum cleaners can’t go.

DeWALT DC608K 18 Gauge 2" Cordless Brad Nailer Review

DeWalt DC608K 18 Gauge Cordless Brad Nailer Review

The DeWALT DC608K 18 Gauge 2″ Cordless Brad Nailer is ideal for all your trim work and furniture building adventures. You can just grab this nailer and go because there are no cords or hoses to hold you back. With plenty of power to drive long nails into even hard woods, we found this the go to tool for doing small trim jobs, repairs and anything where we did not feel like dragging out a compressor and air hose for our pneumatic brad nailer.

DeWALT DC012 Worksite Radio Charger Review

DeWalt DC012 Worksite Radio Charger Review

The best way to crank out the work like a machine is to do it while jamming to some tunes while charging all your different DeWALT batteries in the new DeWALT DC012 Worksite Charger Radio. This radio has evolved considerably since it first came on the market 10 years ago. The new, third generation model will charge your NiCad, NiMH and Li-Ion 7.2V to 18V battery packs in 1 hour or less and will also use these same batteries to play the radio making it cordless too.

DeWalt DCD970KL 18-Volt XRP Hammerdrill

DeWalt DCD970KL 18-Volt XRP Hammerdrill Review

More muscle and extra features are what help define the new DEWALT flagship DCD970 18-Volt 1/2-Inch XRP Lithium-Ion Hammerdrill. This drill comes with the long lasting, extra long run time XRP Nano Phosphate Lithium-Ion batteries that help facilitate the 450 unit watts of power that is on tap! A few of the things that we like is that there is lot of metal on this new drill and the new three speed transmission. The drill/screw/hammer functions have been moved to their own selector ring separate from the clutch ring, which facilitates a quicker and easier selection depending on your application.

DeWalt Protector safety glasses

DeWalt Protector Safety Glasses Review

Safety glasses. If you do any kind of projects around the house – be it woodworking, tile, or any kind of remodeling – you need a decent pair of safety glasses. Dewalt’s DPG54-1C safety glasses do several things right: they fit well, they don’t distort what comes through the lenses and they wrap around the sides for ample protection. Now, with that said, I have a very small head and they fit me just fine. For larger heads these glasses may come up a bit short and may be a tad too tight over the ears.