DEWALT DCD950B/DCD950KX 18-Volt XRP Cordless Hammer Drill Review

By Jack | Updated: July 16, 2018

Cordless power tools such as the DEWALT DCD950B cordless drills are now becoming quite a trend in the industrial tool market.

More and more manufacturers adopt the technology of having battery-powered tools instead of the conventional wired ones.

I know you must have your own case having tripped over the wire so it must be quite a relief to find cordless tools now.

DEWALT DCD950B 18v Cordless Hammer Drill Bare Tool ReviewThe cordless drills still cost a bit extra if compared with corded drills but the ease of use and versatility usually pays off pretty soon.

Keep reading, and you will learn about the features and benefits of the DCD950B drill. You will also learn about the differences between DCD950B and DCD950KX as well as DCD950 and DCD970 drills.

DEWALT DCD950B vs DCD950KX – What’s in the Box

When you are looking for information about DEWALT DCD 950 drill, you will soon find out that there are 2 models with similar names – DEWALT DCD 950B and DCD 950KX.

The difference is in the box contents.

DCD950B – B stands for ‘Bare-Tool’ because there are 3 items in this set – the DCD950 1/2-inch Drill-Driver, a side handle, and manual.

DCD950KX Kit – contains items from DCD950B plus Ni-Cad battery charger, two XRP Ni-Cad batteries, and a kit box.

Dewalt DCD950 vs DCD970 Comparison

Dewalt DCD950 and DCD970 basically is the same drill with a couple of minor differences.

The clutch ring – the clutch ring is black on the Dewalt 950 and silver on 970 model.

Battery type – the 950 drill is an older model built for use with XRP NiCd batteries, but newer 970 model is designed for use with lithium-ion batteries.

If you are buying the bare tool, there is no difference at all, and you can use any type of battery with any drill.

If you buy drill kits (950KX and 970KL/K-2), the 950KX set will include NiCd batteries, and 97the 0KL kit will have lithium-ion batteries.

There is also a 970K-2 kit with older NiCd batteries.

Features – Why DCD950B Drill?

The need for cordless power tools is now increasing in demand and more and more tools are being released that promises great performance. So, watch out for the one that you should get or else you’ll be wasting your money on inferior equipments.

If you want to finish the task on an earlier time, the speed and improved run time of DEWALT DCD 950B tool will be quite of great advantage for you. The patented 3-speeed all-metal transmission will surely give you outstanding performance for your drilling, driving and fastening tasks. You can finish your tasks faster with this cordless tool.

The ½ inch self-tightening chuck makes sure that your bit is gripped so there is no slipping while you are working. The heavy duty chuck is couples with a high-efficiency motor which delivers 450 unit watts of power.

Surely, that will deliver superior performance for your applications. Whether you are fastening, drilling or driving, you can rely on the DEWALT DCD950B to finish the job smoothly for you.

Another feature that ensures your comfort and convenience is the LED worklight. If you need to work on dim and tight spaces, you can have the work light illuminate your work area. You can get the job done without having another person hold a flashlight for you. This is a great tool especially if you are always working with home improvement projects and the like.

Weighting only 5 pound and having an ergonomic handle, you will have reduced operator fatigue even if you work with it for a long time. So when it comes to performance, and comfort, this powerful drill will surely not fail you. Get your own cordless tool and finish your tasks at hand.

Customer Reviews

In my research, I found that buyers use the Dewalt 18v drill for both home and work use. The drill is described as a real workhorse and a bargain, something that you must have around.

Users love the versatility of the Dewalt 18v drill weather you’re using it for a heavy duty professional job where you’re using it all day or simply to use it around the house.

Buyers were looking for a hammer and a drill and they got that with the Dewalt 18v DCD950B. The drill is excellent for making holes in concrete and cinder blocks, drilling into brick pillars, drilling pilot holes for installing screws and all sorts of projects no matter how big or small.

The Dewalt 18v Hammerdrill/Drill/Driver is a powerful and reliable tool. During my research I found that the 450 watt motor powering provides the speed and power you desire for your projects. It offers you 22 clutch settings and ½ inch 100% metal self-tightening chuck which provides superior gripping strength.

People love the light that comes with the drill.  The LED work light provides you with some visibility when working in conflicted spaces. The users were extremely impressed with the weight of the drill. Weighting at 3.9 lbs (without batter) it lets you work all day without feeling any pain on your wrists and hands.

The drill has a triple speed range ( from 0-500, 0-1,250, 0-2,000 rpm ) and hammer drilling speed range ( from 0 – 8,500, 0 – 21,250, and 0 – 34,000 bpm ) as a stand out feature that lets you choose the speed range you desire for your project.

Although it gets the job done, when transitioning between speeds, the speed trigger is not very smooth. A 18v battery is required for the drill to run. Luckily any Dewalt 18v battery will fit right into the drill.