Industrial-Sized Deals Shop all Back to School Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums $5 Off Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Shop Popular Services pivdl pivdl pivdl  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation STEM Toys & Games

Other Sellers on Amazon
Lowest price: Used - Very Good
$166.17
+ $14.21 shipping
Sold by: GoodStockShop
Seller Rating: (1004)
Add to Cart
Lowest price: Refurbished
$213.17
+ $7.99 shipping
Lowest price: New
$219.06
+ $10.49 shipping
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • DEWALT DCD985L2 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Premium 3.0 Ah Hammerdrill/Driver Kit
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

DEWALT DCD985L2 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Premium 3.0 Ah Hammerdrill/Driver Kit

by DEWALT
76 customer reviews
| 17 answered questions

Available from these sellers.
  • Enter your model number above to make sure this fits.
  • 20V Max lithium ion batteries offer longer tool run time and enhanced durability
  • Patented 3-speed all-metal transmission matches the tool to task for fast application speed, improved run time
  • Heavy-duty 1/2-inch metal ratcheting chuck provides superior bit gripping strength
  • LED light with 20 second delay after trigger release
  • High power, high efficiency motor delivers 450 unit watts out of max power for superior performance
See more product details
9 new from $219.06 4 used from $166.17 1 refurbished from $213.17

There is a newer model of this item:


Do-It-Yourself Deals in Tools & Home Improvement
Save on door locks, garbage disposals, hand tools, and more for any DIY home project. Learn more

Technical Details

  • heavy-duty

Product Description

Amazon.com

DEWALT’s DCD985L2 20-volt max lithium-ion 3.0 Ah premium hammer drill/driver kit comes equipped with patented technology and innovative features that make it ideal for commercial and residential builders, remodelers, carpenters, woodworkers, electricians, and plumbers. Its extreme durability, performance, and comfort allow users to match the tool to the task at hand, increasing its flexibility for a variety of applications regardless of speed, torque, or power.

At a Glance
DCD985L2 20-Volt Max
Lithium-Ion Premium
Hammer Drill/Driver Kit
At a Glance:
  • Compact and ergonomic design that doesn’t compromise on power

  • Three-speed transmission delivers 0-600 RPM; 0-1,250 RPM; and 0-2,000 RPM

  • 1/2-inch metal ratcheting chuck with carbide inserts helps to reduce bit slippage

  • Drill comes with 3-year limited warranty, 1-year free service contract, and 90-day money-back guarantee

  • Battery packs come with 3-year free service contract
At a Glance
DCD985L2 20-volt max lithium-ion 3.0 Ah premium hammer drill/driver
The 20-volt max lithium-ion 3.0 Ah premium hammer drill/driver is compact and ergonomic for user comfort (view larger).
DCD985L2 20-volt max lithium-ion 3.0 Ah premium hammer drill/driver
The 1/2-inch metal ratcheting chuck with carbide inserts helps to reduce bit slippage (view larger).
Power
DEWALT-designed electronics have been built into the DCD985L2’s switch to provide maximum life for the tools and batteries by helping to protect them from overheating, overloading, and deep discharge during use. The 20-volt’s lithium-ion batteries provide up to 35 percent more runtime than existing 18-volt lithium-ion battery technology. The included charger has dual voltage capabilities, and it is compatible with both 12-volt max and 20-volt max DEWALT lithium-ion batteries. Plus, the hammer drill’s high-power, high-efficiency motor delivers 535 unit watts out of maximum power for superior performance in all drilling and fastening applications.

Speed
The hammer drill’s patented three-speed (0-600 RPM; 0-1,250 RPM; and 0-2,000 RPM), all-metal transmission allows users to select the appropriate speed for the job at hand and provides a significant advantage for applications that cannot be done at high speed because of torque requirements. While other drills may have to be set to the slowest speed, the DEWALT 20-volt max lithium-ion premium 3.0 Ah hammer drill has a middle speed setting that is more than twice as fast for tasks like drilling larger ship auger bits.

Durability
A heavy-duty 1/2-inch metal ratcheting chuck with carbide inserts provides superior bit-gripping strength—reducing slippage during high-torque applications—thus providing longer tool life. And the all-metal gear housing meets the demand for extreme toughness.

Comfort and Convenience
The premium hammer drill’s design incorporates a slim handle that extends user comfort during long jobs, and DEWALT’s engineering and design team adjusted the product footprint and weight allocation for ideal balance and a lightweight feel. The bright built-in LED work light above the trigger has a 20-second delay that improves visibility in dimly lit spaces.

About DEWALT's 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Tools
DEWALT’s line of 20-volt max lithium-ion tools features improvements in engineering and design to provide the performance, the ergonomics, and the innovation that contractors require. The new line consists of 11 tools, two lithium ion batteries, and two battery chargers, as well as a number of combo kits.

What's in the Box
One DEWALT DCD985L2 20-volt max lithium-ion premium 3.0 Ah hammer drill/driver kit including the hammer drill/driver, a one-hour charger, two 20-volt max lithium-ion batteries, one 360-degree side handle, and one hard plastic storage and carrying case.


DEWALT DCD985L2DEWALT DCD985L2DEWALT DCD985L2
DEWALT's DCD985L2 premium hammer drill/driver kit includes features and accessories that make it easy to tackle a variety of tasks
(click each to enlarge).

From the Manufacturer

The DEWALT DCD985L2 20V Max lithium ion premium 3-speed hammerdrill/driver kit (3.0 Ah) has a patented 3-speed all-metal transmission that matches the tool to task for the fastest application speed and improved run time. The heavy-duty 1/2-inch metal ratcheting chuck provides superior bit gripping strength. It has a high power, high efficiency motor that delivers 450 unit watts out of max power for superior performance in all drilling and fastening applications. It also has a LED light with 20 second delay after trigger release. This drill uses DEWALT 20V Max lithium ion batteries which offer longer tool runtime and enhanced durability. Kit includes drill, 1 hour charger, 2 20V MAX 3.0 Ah batteries, 360 degree side handle, and a hard plastic kit box.


Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number DCD985L2
Item Weight11.8 pounds
Product Dimensions4.8 x 16 x 13 inches
OriginMexico
Item model numberDCD985L2
Batteries:2 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
ColorYellow
Power Sourcecordless-electric
Voltage20 volts
Item Package Quantity1
CertificationEnergy Star
Special Featuresheavy-duty
UsageGeneral Purpose
Included Componentsbare-tool
Batteries Included?Yes
Batteries Required?Yes
Battery Cell TypeLithium Ion
Warranty Description3 Year Limited
  
Additional Information
ASINB0052MIG7A
Best Sellers Rank #150,818 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight11.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First AvailableJuly 15, 2011
  
Warranty & Support

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
Warranty, Parts: Parts
Feedback
 

Important Information

Bulb Voltage
20 Volts

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

35 of 36 people found the following review helpful By microeconomics on September 12, 2011
Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I have had an older Makita cordless for almost 10 years now. I love that drill. It always had an impressive amount of torque and would last a good long time. But this drill blows it away. The torque on this is unbelievable and the little details are what make this drill great. The LED light is really handy and the ergonomics of the drill are superb.

I can't recommend this drill enough. It has everything you want in a cordless drill:

1. Plenty of torque
2. Great "ease of use features" (LED, Keyless chuck, good balance, etc)
3. the battery lats a long time
4. it charges fast
5. the trigger is responsive and allows for good speed control

The downside to the drill is the case is kinda cheap, although it seems like it would last for a while in the back of a truck, but to really make a drill for this price, they should have given it a slightly better case to handle the rigors of the back of a construction truck ...

Otherwise, very impressive new 20v line of tools. New batterys have finally made a nice leap to power tools making them last longer and giving them more power in a light weight package.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Opti Mystic on October 23, 2011
Better Ergonomics: This drill feels right in the hand, better balance. By getting rid of the battery stem they gained freedom to design a more ergonomically shaped handle, which I really like. They also lost compatibility with the older XRP pod type batteries, but I much prefer the newer form factor battery. The slide in battery is much more compact and easier to install and remove. This drill is lighter than the 18v XRP drill, mainly due to reduced battery weight. You'll notice that on the job for sure, and it's a welcome change. Overall the ergonomics are much improved.

Longer Run Time: The 3 Ah battery has 25% more capacity for longer run time between charges than the 2.4A batteries of the 18V XRP series. And because they are lithium, they don't have the rapid self discharge of NiCd or NiMh batteries. So you can not use the drill for a month, and it still has charge, but my older batteries would need a refresh. Big improvements, to me.

Some Cons: These are really 18v batteries, not 20V -- says so on the box. Dewalt says they call it 20V to avoid confusion with the older 18v XRP line. I find it misleading. I hate to quibble -- these are fine products, big improvements, but I have always trusted Dewalt to be trustworthy. Makes me wonder.... Another claim is up to 1000 recharges. I'll believe that when I see it. I typically get 300-500 charges on a lithium battery before it dies, so 1000 is hard to believe, but let's hope.

How you use them can affect battery life. For best battery life, keep the battery cool, not in a hot truck cab if you can avoid it. Lithium batteries degrade faster with heat. Don't leave them sitting in the charger. And never run it all the way down until the tool stalls. For some reason, Lithium batteries don't like that.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Iowa Paul on January 19, 2012
Verified Purchase
I recently purchased this drill as a replacement for a Milwaukee. As always, Amazon's shipping was very quick and arrived in perfect shape.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

PROS: This drill's power is stout. Nothing that I have attempted so far has been able to slow it down.

The trigger is sensitive enough to manipulate for fine screw insertion.

The light is useful and stays on for a couple of seconds after the trigger is released. It is really useful in shaded or darkened areas.

The drill is heavy, but for the power it generates, well worth it.

The chuck is steel and grips bits solidly.

The "slide in" style batteries are excellent and easy to put on and take off. These type of batteries also allow for a slimmer handle which I find more comfortable than the older ones with the "post" style battery.

CONS: It is a little big for smaller or more delicate jobs - kind of like trying to sink a finishing nail with a sledge-hammer.

The light shines slightly under the end of the bit, however, it beats trying to hold a flashlight.

The three-position speed control is a bit stiff (hopefully it will smooth up over time/use).

The hard case is nice but lacks useful storage for several bits of any size. Can put a few in the case loose.

The drill is heavy and can get to you after a while - especially overhead.

The "forward/reverse" slide button just above the trigger is a little stiff - however you won't bump it off one way or the other like on some drills.

CONCLUSION: If you are looking for a very solid (and solid feeling) drill, this is the one. Power, power, and more power.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By The Lunar Staff VINE VOICE on August 24, 2011
Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
First, I have to say, "This is one impressive piece of equipment"! Very powerful!

Recently started building a new house and used this to drill our stringer holes through the studs for electrical. It is extremely strong without any bog-down. Some of the holes where through the corners and top plates and it had no problem at all.

This drill has lots of power and torque.

I was impressed that we were able to use it right out of the box. It comes with two rechargable batteries and a charger. Both batteries were charged and ready to go.

I love the hammer-drill feature. It goes through cement like butter, without any hesitation.

All-in-all, I am excited about this discovery and look forward to years of putting this drill to work. This has become my new best work buddy.

------------------------------------

Updated: 10.26.2011

This drill is a workhorse and gets used everyday since I received it. There are no signs of loss of torque and the batteries still hold their charge.

I've hung all of my Sheetrock (about 2300 sq ft), Fiberrock (about 120 sq ft), over ninety 3/4" drilled anchors into the concrete slab and lots of other holes and screws.

As I said before, "This is one impressive piece of equipment"!

------------------------------------

Updated: 07.29.2013

I had to come back an do an update, just to let everyone know that this drill is still running strong. It has far outlasted any previous Bosch or Hitachi drill I've had and I use it almost everyday and I use this drill hard. Even the batteries have lasted this long without wavering in power loss. It just doesn't get any better than this. DeWalt has really outdone themselves with this one.

This drill is truly my best work buddy.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again