bushwickbill Posted November 24, 2011 Report Share Posted November 24, 2011 I finally pulled the trigger and bought the new Dewalt 20 Volt Max Premium Hammer drill combo kit. So I have the hammer drill and the Impact driver. I have been doing alot of research about cordless drills these last few weeks as my New ridgid 18 Volt X4 Hyper Lith hammer drill is in the shop getting a new chuck. I Did buy the new 18 volt HC Lith-ion bosch drill/driver which says it has 700 Inch pounds of torque, The DDH181-01. I was happy with it until I went back to the store and went head to head with Dewalts new 20 Volt hammer drill. I put in a 7/8 inch ship auger and drilled many holes in a four by four chuck of fur that was damp. So, Hole after Hole things were tied up when both tools were in first gear. The dewalt was a little faster as its RPM are almost 200 RPM faster than bosch. But...Then I threw the Dewalt into second gear for a try, And BAM!! Like butter, It went threw the 4x4 like nothing? I was confused to say the least. So was the Bosch rep who just happened to be there for this little hole drilling contest (was planned by Slegg lumber store rep). Everybody didn't really have a answer for how is it that dewalts new drill has more torque and SPEED to plow through this 4X4 than the mighty bosch?? I was also able to talk to the Dewalt Rep Via phone call that one of the other Staff called. I asked him flat out, "How much Torque does this new DCD985 Hammer drill have?" I got a very lame answer. He told me that they were now unable to give out that info. Had something to due with law suits or some crap. I also asked him how much "Unit watts Out" Did it have, I got a very wrong answer, He said 918. I asked him are you sure, He stated "I think it has 918". Well, It clearly says on numerous reviews that it has 535 Unit Watts Out. But that is just not good enough for me. I want the real amount of torque that this shiny new Premium Hammer drill is sporting? Now, I have had the new Dewalt drill for two days now. I am a electrician in the middle of a 30 suite reno, So I have been putting this new drill through the same kind of stuff I had been putting the bosch drill (HDD181-01) Through. And I am a little disappointed with the dewalt drill. When the Batt is fully charged, The dewalt drill seems unstoppable? Going through three-four 2X4 studs, 2 2x10 joists with no problem with a 7/8 inch ship auger, Even on speed 2!? But after about 6-7 holes it seems to lose some pep. Then it can't go through any studs on speed two, Never mind three-four stacked up?? So whats going on?? I need answers. And I figure this is the place to post. The person at Sleggs said I have 90 days to see if I want to stay with the dewalt. Well, I will say this. When ?I was using the bosch, With the 7/8 inch ship auger (its just a 18 inch 7/8 auger bit) I was not able to stall it!! Sure I have to keep it in first gear and its only spinning at 380 RPM's, But it gets through anything? Alot of you might ask, Well if your drilling so many holes, Why not use a corded drill. Well in new construction I do. I will use a core for all day drilling and pulling. But in reno's, I might drill 2 holes here, Three over there Etc... So I am trying not to drag out a cord. So call me crazy, I am just looking for the cordless drill that has the most torque, Period. If I have to not use a cord, Then great. If I have to drill through four studs then I want to be able to blast out my cordless drill and get the job done. I know this is a loing post, But I wanted to get my full point out. So please any and all advice is wanted. Thanx, I hope I can get to the bottom of the mystery Dewalt torque number??? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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