DeWalt DCD985L2 20V MAX Premium Hammer Drill Review
What’s in the box?
The product comes with:
1) A toolbox (with screwdriver) and a carrying case.
2) An instruction manual.
3) A power adapter (20 volts).
The included one is not enough to run the drill at full speed. You need a higher voltage one like from a wall outlet or another source of electricity.
4) A charger cable.
How do I use it?
To operate the drill, just plug it into any electrical outlet and turn on the power switch. Then start drilling! The drill will automatically stop when you let go of the trigger button. To change speeds, simply press down on the trigger button until you reach your desired speed. When you are finished drilling, unplug the power supply and store it somewhere safe.
Why did my drill stop working?
If you have not used your drill for a long time, there might be some wear and tear on the motor or other parts. If so, try to replace them before using the drill again. Also make sure that the battery is charged up properly first!
How long will the battery last?
How long the battery lasts depends on what type of work you are doing, how fast you are drilling, and how much the battery has been used. Typically it can last around 1 to 2 hours of constant usage on a full charge.
What are torque settings?
You can manually control how much force the drill applies while you are working with the 3 available torque settings. This can help prevent the drill bit from slipping out of place or breaking, and prevent the screws from becoming loose.
How do I change the direction the bit rotates?
There are times when you might want to change the direction that the bit rotates. This is called “reversing” and can be done by flipping over the chuck and then pressing it back onto the drill. That way, the drill bit will spin in the opposite direction.
How do I replace the battery?
The rechargeable battery pack on this drill is not easily replaced. However, if it ever wears out or you would rather have extra power, all you need to do is plug in this cord into any electrical outlet. There are also other battery packs available from various tool manufacturers if you want more power.
How do I replace the brushes?
The brushes are part of what makes the drill work. If there is a lot of wear and tear, they may need to be replaced periodically. To do so, you need to unscrew the top casing to access them.
How can I prevent the chuck from overheating?
If you use this drill for extended periods of time, the chuck may overheat. This can be prevented by first letting the drill cool down for a few minutes in-between work sessions. You can also use a drill cooling pack to help prevent this from happening.
How do I prevent screws from becoming loose?
On the drill there is a setting that allows you to change how much force the drill applies when you are drilling or fastening screws. This is useful if you are drilling into material that may splinter, crack, or break when too much pressure is applied. The lower the number, the less pressure that will be applied to the material. If you are fastening a large number of screws, then you can increase the setting as necessary.
I keep snagging my clothing on the chuck, how do I fix this?
The chuck is the part of the drill that holds the drill bit. It can be pretty easy to snag your clothing on it as you are working. There are several options to resolve this issue. You can apply a layer of protective tape around the base of the chuck, or you could try to find a longer sleeved shirt to wear while you work.
Can anyone use this drill?
This drill can be used by anyone over the age of 15 due to the small parts and mechanisms within the casing. Younger users may require adult supervision when using the tool.
The chuck isn’t grabbing the drill bit tightly, what can I do?
Over time, the chuck can become loose or worn. If you have tightened it several times and it is still not holding the bit tightly, you might need to replace the chuck.
How do I prevent the chuck from slipping while tightening?
The chuck can sometimes slip while you are tightening it if your hands are not big enough. If this occurs, you can wrap a rubber band around the drill so that it provides an extra layer of grip for your fingers.
How can I prevent dust or debris from getting into the drill?
One of the downsides to cordless drills is that they are not as dust-proof as their corded counterparts. If you are drilling into porous materials such as wood or drywall, then dust and debris will inevitably get kicked up and may enter the casing of the tool. One way to resolve this is to tape wrapping paper or cardboard over the intake vents on the side of the drill.
How can I prevent this drill from rolling away when I place it down?
When you place down this drill, the weight and shape of the tool can cause it to roll across the floor. To prevent this from happening, you can secure it with a rubber mat, or place it on top of a flat stone.
What if my battery does not charge?
If your battery does not charge after following all of the instructions, please contact customer service.
How do I store the tool for long periods of inactivity?
The bits and the chuck key should be placed in a plastic bag and stored in the battery compartment. This will prevent them from becoming damaged. The battery should remain connected to the drill so that it maintains a charge. Store the drill in a cool, dry place.
How loud is this drill? Will it disturb others?
This drill produces a sound rating of 90dB. While this may not sound very loud to you, it is loud enough to disturb anyone who is within 20ft of the drill. Please use caution when using this drill around others. If you are concerned about the noise level, please wear ear protection.
What type of warranty comes with this product?
Your product is covered by a 1 year limited warranty that protects against manufacturing defects.
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