Product Comparison: DEWALT DC970K-2 vs DEWALT DCD771C2

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General Specifications
About the Product
DEWALT’s DC970K-2 18-volt drill-driver kit packs a big punch in a small package, with a powerful high-performance motor tucked away inside a compact design that improves user comfort, especially when working in tight spaces over long run times. Ideal for drilling and fastening with a variety of materials such as wood, metal, and plastic for applications like framing, cabinet installation, and HVAC work, the DC970K-2 kit is a great foundation for any professional contractor or DIYer’s power-tool collection.
The DCD771C2 20V MAX* Lithium Ion Compact Drill/Driver Kit is lightweight and compact for working in tight spaces for long periods of time. High-speed transmission delivers 2-Speed variations allowing users to choose the level of performance needed for various applications.
Key Specs
380 watts
300 watts
450 in-lbs
Chuck Capacity
Rotation Speed
0 - 450 / 0 - 1500 rpm
0 - 450 / 0 - 1500 rpm
What customers say about "Key Specs"
DEWALT DC970K-2 Compact Drill / Driver Kit
  • On a positive side, it has enough power for almost anything and is built strong.
  • I purchased this drill as a gift for my husband back in 2012 and he was very excited to be surprised with a powerful drill to use for household projects.He had a cheaper brand previously that he used for projects but it never had enough power and jobs took much longer than they do now.
  • It has power to spare, keyless chuck, quick change features and variable speed via the trigger pull. Going cordless is like getting your first air conditioner, you'll never go back.
  • I wish the drill had a little bit more power and simplified instructions, but with the various speed and reverse rotation settings and two batteries and a carrying bag at this price my home improvement mentors all approved.
  • The only think I would ask for if I could is a third speed setting that is slower, but the trigger can allow for a slow drive once used to it.
DEWALT DCD771C2 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 inch Compact Drill Driver Kit
  • I am very impressed with this Dewalt, as a good general-purpose drill. It feels solid and has both good torque and good speed, between the two settings.
  • The clutch is adjustable and also has a "fixed" position to obtain full torque. Though not as large or heavy duty as the red colored brand, this drill has never failed to provide me the torque needed to do what I had to do with it.
  • At first I was very impressed, the torque and performance was very good and the battery seemed to last a long time, much better than the old Bosche cordless drill I had for many years.
  • Seems to be a very good drill - fairly light weight with plenty of torque. Battery recharge time is good.
  • At 300 UWO, that puts this drill at about 373in/lbs in the low speed setting - not the best, but not bad.
Size & Weight
9 in.
6.5 in.
9 in.
6.3 in.
3 in.
2.5 in.
5.2 lbs.
3.36 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
DEWALT DC970K-2 Compact Drill / Driver Kit
  • I have a 3/8" cordless drill that is lighter & easier to handle but this is more powerful for those heavy duty jobs.
  • Excellent, light weight and powerful. We use these in a production environment and haven't smoked one yet.
  • Balance and weight is pretty decent and shouldn't give you carpal tunnel after a days use.
  • The drill is simple to use and powerful as well, with a nice amount of weight to it.
  • However on the other side is that tool weight has become a bit of a problem as my physical capabilities have rapidly declined.
DEWALT DCD771C2 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 inch Compact Drill Driver Kit
  • It's extremely small and lightweight, probably half of the weight I'm used to holding with normal NiCad battery drills.
  • I like the lighter weight this has compared to others.
  • Given the light weight of the battery, the drill does seem a shade top heavy but it's easy to get used to.
  • This drill also is substantial, just the right weight not too heavy, but heavy enough to have the power.
  • The weight of the tool is not heavy and the battery life, so far, has been as expected. Very easy to operate.
Chuck Type
Cutting Cap. in Wood
1.5 in.
1 in.
Cutting Cap. in Steel
0.5 in.
0.5 in.
Torque Levels
Belt Hook
Lock-On Button
Rubber-Coated Handle
Battery Type
Lightweight yet powerful cordless drill-driver is compact to fit into tight spaces, Ideal for drilling and fastening applications in a variety of materials, 1/2-inch single-sleeve keyless ratcheting chuck for tighter bit grip
Compact, lightweight design fits into tight areas, Ergonomic handle delivers comfort and control, 1/2" single sleeve ratcheting chuck provides tight bit gripping strength
What customers say about "Features"
DEWALT DC970K-2 Compact Drill / Driver Kit
  • The batteries are very long lasting and recharge quickly.
  • The battery power lasts nearly all day without recharging.
  • I like that it has an adjustable setting so that my screws don't get too tight. the carrying bag wil 'barely' fit both batteries and the drill, and no way will it fit the charger too
  • One of the best feature that this tool exibits is the tork it will produce through all clutch settings, as well as the ease of changing bits or driver heads.
  • The variable speed trigger switch is cheaply made. A heavy load on the drill will burn the switch and convert it to an ON/OFF switch, or worse. Still a great drill for normal usage.
DEWALT DCD771C2 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 inch Compact Drill Driver Kit
  • Two batteries, solid construction, and an LED light make for a real nice drill. The simplicity in attaching a bit is helpful and the ability to accurately adjust the speed of the drill is helpful when you're trying to get it juuust right.
  • One feature I like is the light (the one bell and/or whistle this drill has). I've had other drills with lights - that's nothing new.
  • Great product at a bargain price. Plenty of power, solid construction and good battery life. It comes with 2 batteries which is an important feature.
  • In addition to having great balance and plenty of power, one feature I really like is that the work light stays on for 20 seconds after the trigger is released.
  • Does not have driver-bit holder on drill, this would be a handy feature. I would definitely buy this again.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
3 year(s)
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