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DeWalt DWD115k

DeWalt DWD115K 8 Amp Drill Review

Are you looking for a powerhouse drill that will work for hours on end and not let you down?  Do you need a tool that can work all day long for years and never break a sweat?

Enter the DeWalt DWD115k.  This 3/8″ drill is built for heavy duty applications, and won’t break down on you.  High powered as well, this is the perfect drill for repetitive drilling, driving and using grinding wheels and other alternative bits and tools!

Please note: Although I am reviewing this bestselling drill, I have no experience using it. Instead, I summarize all of the helpful reviews of this drill from the web, in a level-headed, unbiased manner. My goal is to do the hard research work for you, so you don’t have to. Visit the about page to learn more!

Pros:

  • 2,500 RPM allow you to gain the momentum to really drive screws deep!
  • Has the power of a $200+ cordless drill in a sub-$100 corded drill package!
  • 8′ cord allows you to do workshop tasks without an extension cord to drag around

Cons:

  • Corded drill means you’re stuck to the wall
  • Drill is louder than less heavy duty models
  • Only has 3.8″ chuck, so you’re not going to be using large hole saws

DeWalt’s DWD115k is the perfect example of a specific, need focused tool that excels at the tasks it’s designed to accomplish!  Build for repetitive drilling, grinding and brushing, the 115k is the perfect edition to a workshop that uses cordless drills to do tasks a corded drill can accomplish.  It’s definitely a solid 4.5 stars, and provides an incredible amount of value for the price!

Overall Rating 

4.5 / 5 stars      
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Ease Of Use and Feel:

DeWalt DWD115kUsers absolutely love the weighting, feel, power and speed that comes out of this drill!

It’s lightweight and well balanced.  The trigger feels great, and it can give any other drill a run for it’s money when it comes to power!

As for ease of use, I couldn’t think of an easier drill to use.  The all-metal keyless chuck holds bits extremely snugly, and the only controls are the trigger and forward/reverse switch.  Users note that the trigger is especially well-designed, and it responds easily to evenly to pressure.

This is DeWalt’s answer to the need for a pro-grade but reasonably priced alternative to battery-driven drill. It’s near impossible to find a reviewer that doesn’t love it.

(There are some, but every product has that- people are most likely to leave a review for a product they disliked!)

Special Features:

To be honest, this drill really doesn’t have any special features, and it’s not designed for them either!  This is a workhorse, a simple, lightweight powerful tool with no frills.  And sometimes, that’s okay!

Target User:

This corded drill is a real workhorse, and is great for projects like roofing and decking that involve long hours of drill use.  Many reviews noted it’s amazing ability to drill for hours straight without getting hot or slowing down.  That’s just something that’s not possible with a cordless drill.

Of course, the disadvantage of going corded is that you have to drag a cord around, but if you’re in an open space or not moving around much, this is the perfect drill for your application!  In fact, one reviewer reported pulling the drill out of the box, attaching a grinding wheel and spending 5 hours of constant grinding on his truck.

The DWD115k didn’t even flinch at the idea, and stayed cool and consistent the whole time.   Now that’s a drill!

My suggestion would be to first buy a decent cordless drill, like the Hitachi DS18DSAL, and then add a quality corded drill like the DWD115K for projects that involve long hours of drilling or other drill usage.

Specifications:

  • Model: DWD115k
  • Brand: DeWalt
  • Type: VSR Pistol Grip Corded Drill
  • Voltage: N/A
  • Battery Type: Corded Drill
  • Chuck Size: 3/8″
  • Speed: 2,500 RPM
  • Worklight: No
  • Weight: 4.1 lbs
  • Warranty: 3 year limited, 1 year free service contract
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