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The Dewalt DW926 Cordless Drill Driver is one of the very first cordless tool I bought, purchased some time in mid-2000. It has gone through thick and thin, through countless renovation and DIY jobs with me over the years. It is a very able tool, with 15 levels of torque setting control through a rotating clutch and a 2-speed gear setting switch. Drilling through brick walls was never a problem with the Dewalt DW926, but concrete and shear walls required a hammer drill function not found on this power tool.
9.6V Ni-Cd Battery
The Dewalt DW926 uses a 9.6V Ni-Cd, which was great during the inception of cordless tools, but isn’t the best option these days considering the many Li-ion power tools available in the market today. Replacing the battery is expensive, and I’ve done it once as the old one did not hold a charge anymore. While the run-time is reasonable, Ni-Cd batteries do suffer from memory effect, making Li-ion battery-powered power tools the preferred choice. The Milwaukee M12 Fuel CPD-202C has since replaced my Dewalt DW926, although I still use the Dewalt at job sites to minimise bit changing between tools. See links below for battery replacement options.
|Maximum power||130 UWO|
|Gear and no. of speed settings||2 speeds|
|Speed Setting 1||0 – 300 rpm|
|Speed Setting 2||0 – 1,100 rpm|
|Chuck torque settings||15 settings|
|Chuck size||10 mm|
|Chuck type||Plastic, ratcheting|
|Voltage||9.6 V, Ni-cad|
|Weight||1.54 kg (3.4 lbs)|