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Pros Powerful, great battery life, fantastic integrated worklightExcellent drilling performance, tons of driving power, decently convenientCompact, powerful, good battery lifeBurly construction, tons of powerPhenomenal driving performance, solid drilling power
Cons Expensive, only includes a single batterySo-so battery life, somewhat priceyNo battery level indicatorHeavy, costlySubpar battery life
Bottom Line If you are searching for a top-notch drill that can accomplish the hardest tasks with ease, then the Kobalt is our top recommendation for youThe DCD777C2 is a burly drill with tons of power but we wished it did a bit better in our battery testsThe Atomic DCD708C2 has tons of power in a compact packageAlthough it finished just behind the best drills, the M18 still has tons of drilling and driving powerWhile being absolutely amazing at driving in fasteners, the below average battery life of the DCD771C2 precluded it from winning an award
Rating Categories Kobalt KDD 1424A-03 DEWALT DCD777C2 DEWALT ATOMIC... Milwaukee M18 DEWALT DCD771C2
Drilling (35%)
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Driving (35%)
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Specs Kobalt KDD 1424A-03 DEWALT DCD777C2 DEWALT ATOMIC... Milwaukee M18 DEWALT DCD771C2
Battery Capacity (Included) 2 Ah 1.5 Ah 1.5 Ah 1.5 Ah 1.3 Ah
Battery Voltage 24V 20V 20V 18V 20V
Max Chuck 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2" 1/2"
Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion Lithium-Ion
Drill Model Tested KDD 524B-03 DCD777 DCD708 2606-20 DCD771
Box Model (Kit) Tested 672823 DCD777C2 DCD708C2 2606-22CT DCD771C2
RPM Low: 0 - 550
High: 0 - 2000
Low: 0 - 500
High: 0 - 1750
Low: 0 - 450
High: 0 - 1650
Low: 0 - 450
High: 0 - 1800
Low: 0 - 450
High: 0 - 1800
Peak Torque 650 in-lbs 340 UWO 340 UWO 500 in-lbs 300 UWO
Measured Length 7-3/8" 7-1/4" 6-3/16" 7-1/4" 8-3/8"
Measured Weight 3 pounds
15.2 oz
3 pounds
4.1 oz
3 pounds 3.7 ounces 3 pounds
12.6 oz
3 pounds
7.3 oz
Measured Charge Time 75 minutes 65 minutes 68 minutes 31 minutes 58 minutes
Battery Indicator Location Battery N/A N/A Battery N/A
LED Location Above the battery Above the trigger Above the battery Above the trigger Above the trigger
Included Belt Clip Yes No Yes No No
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