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The DeWalt DCD805 20V Hammer Drill (also available without the hammer mechanism as the DCD800) shaves 1/2-inch off the length of the DCD796 while providing up to 40% more Unit Watts Out. A more compact 20V Brushless hammer drill from DeWalt that adds even more power? Where do we sign up?
Aside from the shortened length and increased power, DeWalt still includes its manual 2-speed transmission and variable trigger. They also kept the same reliable ratcheting metal chuck that we’ve had good success with. Speed is the same as the DCD796 (we reviewed the DeWalt DCD797 hammer drill, the same tool but with Tool Connect built-in.)
With 2,000 RPM in High speed (650 RPM in Low), you should have a lot of success drilling through lumber for rough-ins or putting holes through sheet metal for electrical and plumbing applications. On concrete, the DCD805 hammer drill has 34,000 BPM in hammer mode which should translate into speedy drilling through concrete when using bits up to 1/2-inch in diameter.
The DeWalt DCD805 and DCD800 drills feature an adjustable 3-position LED light. We’ve never seen this before, and it looks like a great feature. The light has two levels of brightness and the “spotlight mode” increases the LED output to 70 lumens and adds a 20-minute timeout. Here’s how the positions on the switch above the LED light work:
Both the DeWalt DCD805 hammer drill and the DCD800 drill driver can accept the optional DeWalt Tool Connect chip (DCE042). This lets it sync with the Tool Connect Site Manager app for inventory tracking and checking tool status and health.
You can purchase both the DeWalt DCD805 20V Brushless 1/2-in. Hammer Drill and the DCD800 Drill Driver starting April 2022 as a bare tool or as part of various kits.
When he's not remodeling part of his house or playing with the latest power tool, Clint enjoys life as a husband, father, and avid reader. He has a degree in recording engineering and has been involved in multimedia and/or online publishing in one form or another since 1992.
Clint’s career has covered nearly the entire realm of audio and video production. After graduating at the top of his class with an Associates Degree in Recording Engineering, he began working for the famed Soundelux studios in 1994, one of the largest post-production companies specializing in audio for feature films & television. Working on a myriad of feature films, Clint honed his skills as a dialogue editor, foley editor, and sound designer. Years later, he moved into the expanding area of video editing, where he served as the company’s senior AVID video editor for three years.
Working for such clients as Universal Pictures, Hollywood Pictures, Paramount Home Entertainment, NASA, Universal Studios, Planet Hollywood, SEGA, NASCAR, and others, Clint dealt extensively with client management as well as film & video editing, color correction, and digital video & MPEG compression. He also carries several THX certifications (Technician I and II, THX Video), and is ISF Level II Certified.
After founding the CD Media, Inc. publishing company in 1996, he went on to help start or grow several successful online publications, including Audioholics (as Editor-in-Chief for 12 years), Audiogurus, and AV Gadgets. In 2008, Clint founded Pro Tool Reviews followed by the landscape and outdoor power equipment-focused OPE Reviews in 2017. He also heads up the Pro Tool Innovation Awards, an annual awards program honoring innovative tools and accessories across the trades.
Crediting his excellent staff for the success of what is now the largest power tool review publication in the industry, Clint DeBoer hopes to see continued growth for the company as it rapidly expands its reach. Pro Tool Reviews critically reviews hundreds of hand tools, power tools, and accessories each year to help inform users about the best and newest products in the industry. Reaching everyone from the construction industry professional and tradesman to the serious DIYer, Pro Tool Reviews helps tool consumers shop better, work smarter, and stay aware of what tools and products can help put them at the top of their game.
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