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DEWALT Bare-Tool DW960B 3/8-Inch 18-Volt Cordless Right Angle Drill/Driver (Tool Only, No Battery)

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  • 2 speed ranges, 0-500/0-1,500 rpm, for increased user flexibility with a wide range of applications
  • 320 unit watts out of maximum power, variable speed and reversing
  • Multi-grip trigger provides comfort and convenience and allows the user to get into tighter spaces
  • Durable, right angle transmission with sealed ball bearing for a longer tool life
  • Tool only (batteries not included)
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number 115-DW960B
Item Weight3.3 pounds
Product Dimensions12 x 4.4 x 4.2 inches
Item model numberDW960B
Sizefull size
ColorBlack & Yellow
Power Sourcecordless-electric
Voltage18 volts
Item Package Quantity1
Special Featuresvariable-speed
Included Componentsbare-tool
Batteries Required?Yes
Battery Cell TypeNiCAD
Warranty Description90 Day Money Back Guarantee
  
Additional Information
ASINB002VWK5SM
Best Sellers Rank #171,711 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.3 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJune 23, 2006
  
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Technical Details

  • variable-speed

Product Description

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A unique tool that makes it easy to work in awkward spaces without sacrificing power, the DEWALT DW960B 18-volt, 3/8-inch cordless right angle drill/driver offers first-rate performance and durability along with exceptional ergonomics. Its right-angle design and multi-grip trigger enables you to get into tighter spaces while still providing maximum control. It's powered by DEWALT's 18-volt cordless batteries (not included).

DEWALT DW960B
Right-angle design and multi-grip trigger helps you get into tighter spaces (view larger).
At a Glance
DW960B 18-Volt 3/8-Inch Cordless Right Angle Drill/Driver At a Glance:
  • Unique right-angle design fits into awkward spaces

  • Two speed ranges (0-500/0-1,500 RPM) for versatility

  • 320 unit watts out of maximum power

  • Bare tool--doesn't include battery or charger

  • Three-year limited warranty; one-year free service
At a Glance

Power and Performance

The DW960B features two distinct modes for project-specific performance--a low mode that delivers 0 to 500 RPM for 310 inch-pounds of torque and a high mode that delivers 0 to 1,500 RPM for 80 inch-pounds of torque. With a 3/8-inch plastic, ratcheting chuck, this drill/driver has a durable, right angle transmission with sealed ball bearing for a longer tool life and 320 unit watts out of maximum power for heavy-duty applications such as turning large bits and fasteners. Weighing only 2.8 pounds without the battery (not included), the lightweight design minimizes user fatigue.

Bare Tool

This DEWALT cordless tool does not come with a battery or charger. It's compatible with the DC9096 18-volt XRP battery pack and DW9117 15-minute charger.

Warranty

This DEWALT tool is backed by a three-year limited warranty covering any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship (from the date of purchase). It's also covered by DEWALT's one-year free service contract, where DEWALT will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use--for free.

What's in the Box

One DEWALT DW960B 18-volt 3/8-inch cordless right-angle drill/driver and operating instructions (batteries and charger sold separately).

From the Manufacturer

The Dewalt DW960B 3/8-inch (10 mm) 18-volt cordless right angle drill/driver is a compact drill/driver that provides users with first-rate performance and durability along with exceptional ergonomics. The DW960B has speed settings range from 0-500 to 0-1,500 rpm for increased user flexibility and provides for a wide range of applications. With a 3/8-inch plastic, ratcheting chuck, this drill/driver has a durable, right angle transmission with sealed ball bearing for a longer tool life and 320 unit watts out of maximum power for heavy-duty applications such as turning large bits and fasteners. The multi-grip trigger provides comfort and convenience by allowing the user to get into tighter spaces while still having access to the trigger. Weighing only 2.8 pounds without the battery (not included), the lightweight design minimizes user fatigue. The Dewalt DW960B is covered by a warranty package that includes a 90-day money back guarantee, 1-year free service contract, and a 3-year limited warranty.

Important Information

Bulb Voltage
18 Volts

Customer Reviews

Another good tool by Dewalt.
Robert W. Harris
Very handy for getting in those tight spots you can't get with a standard drill.
philip g adams
Can use all thi dewalt batteries I already own for all my other Dewalt tools.
Scott Bartlett

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By J. Treworgy on October 10, 2009
I've had good luck with DeWalt tools over the years, and so when I needed a cordless angle drill it was a no brainer. So I thought. Unfortunately, this tool is not up to snuff. Six months after purchase, with very light use, the gears apparently gave out since the motor still runs but nothing turns. I'll get a replacement under warranty I am sure, but this is what you would expect for a $49 Ryobi tool, not a $200 DeWalt tool. It even feels kind of flimsy. Compare that to my regular DeWalt 18v cordless drill which I love in every way, and have beat the tar out of for four years - it still performs perfectly.

Fortunately it is covered by a 3 year warranty so at least I'll get three years for my $200. But given the poor performance of this tool so far (and the other negative review above) I don't expect whatever replacement tool I'll have will still work a few months after the warranty expires. I won't be boycotting DeWalt or anything since this item seems to be the exception. Maybe I just got unlucky. I hope so.

Update (11/18/2009):

Though I was not impressed by the tool, my experience with DeWalt's customer service was outstanding. I dropped the tool off at the local service center, luckily only a few miles away. A week later it was returned with the transmission replaced, good as new. I was never asked for a receipt or proof of the purchase date. Though I had these things, it is always the mark of a company that stands behind its products to repair them with "no questions asked."

I have changed my rating at this point to three stars from my original one star. The tool should not have failed, and it simply does not feel as well-built as the many other DeWalt tools I own. However, I will chalk this up to bad luck, and the company stood behind the product as well as anyone could expect.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Fred Anonymous Smith on November 27, 2010
The Dewalt DW960 18v cordless right angle drill is very flexible. Not only ideal for driving screws or drilling (with short drill bits) in tight spaces, but the general shape also allows it to serve well as a light-duty sanding & polishing tool with a 5" hook & loop disc pad attached (3M Hookit 9173NA, sold on amazon.com). After several months, my drill is still performing like new. Battery performance is also quite respectable with the current Li-Ion batteries.

For the reviewer mentioning a bad chuck, Dewalt does not manufacture that. Instead, Dewalt selected a chuck made by Jacobs - a traditional, well respected, brand many expect on quality drills. The included Jacobs model #30354 keyless chuck is quite robust, still little in this world is perfect. Your tool is under warranty, but, if you prefer to replace the chuck, the tool will accept most 3/8" chucks fittng a 3/8" x 24 threaded spindle. Amazon.com sells several, including that specific Jacobs model.

By the way, I actually prefer the use of a standard chuck over a proprietary one (made only by Dewalt) which may be difficult to find or replace in the future. Jocobs chucks are sold nearly everywhere and there are many compatibles available.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By ssisnowpower on November 22, 2010
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I like this tool alot, It deffiantly fits in my tool colection. When ever a job is to big for my comventional drill I turn to this. Would I use it as my every day drill, no but it works great for those times when your stuck working in a tight or weird spot. The only negative I have is that it dosent have a 1/2" chuck, But I know that and plan acordingly with 3/8" bits so its not a huge deal. I paired this with a compact 18v battery and it makes a huge diffrence in weight, and it also makes it a bit shorter than if you had an xrp battery on it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robert W. Harris on January 21, 2007
I wanted one of these for a while to get into those tight spaces my drill driver wont go. It works great for that purpose. It wont be my most used tool for drilling or driving because the reverse button is harder to get to than my drill driver. That was the only thing that slowed me down. I also had a little trouble putting as much pressure on the screws. The bit poped out of the screw head very easy. This is a super strong tool and does the job like the 18v drill driver. Another good tool by Dewalt.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Bongo on May 10, 2011
This is pretty much a must have for any DIY'er. I can't count the amount of times it has saved me when working in tight spaces. The power button is designed well so you don't have to worry about slippage when using the tool. It has nice control modulation as well which is even more appreciated since you are most likely using this at an awkward angle. The weight is fairly even between the head and the battery, and I don't find fatigue to be an issue with this tool.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Boilermaker on March 8, 2007
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I got this specifically to drill holes in framing to run electrical for a renovation on my house. It worked very well. I have also found other good uses for other parts of the renovation where there were some tight spots.

Works better as a drill than a screw driver, but it you watch the speed it can work for that.

I am satisfied with my purchase. Did exactly what I wanted.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Davepl on September 16, 2011
I bought this to replace an old Makita 9.6V right-angle drill and find my self using the old one wherever I can, unfortunately. This unit is definitely stronger but it's quite large; that's to be expected I suppose for an 18V tool, but it's just past the point where its convenient as a hand-tool. It truly is a right-angle drill, for drilling in tight spots, and not something you'll enjoy using under a dashboard, for example.

The biggest complaint I have with it is the direction switch; as you can see from the photo it's not up by your thumb, so switching from forward to reverse (at least for me) requires two hands. The trigger is also very mechanical and not progressive; it might be a quirk of my unit only, but there's a large "detent" you have to overcome to engage the switch.

I love all my Dewalt XRP 18V tools except this one, which really is the red-headed stepchild of the bunch. I'm thinking it was designed by a summer intern...
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