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DEWALT 18V Compact Drill Driver Kit DC970k-2-4 $79.99 + Tax + Free S/H

Bling78 49 30 August 25, 2016 at 07:52 AM in Drills (8)
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Last Edited by wuzzy August 25, 2016 at 08:47 AM
Home Depot currently has this drill for 20% off and free ship to home. So it's $79.99 + tax shipped to your home. Not available in stores. Valid through 9/21/16

Home Depot $79.99:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT.../202019943

Comparing other sites:

Amazon has it for $96.03:
https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DC9...less+drill

Sears has it for $87.99:
http://www.sears.com/dewalt-18-v-...ockType=G2
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Buyers are to recognize this is NiCd, not Lithium. Your battery will not last as long, is subject to "battery memory," and the lifespan is reduced each charge.
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expensive.
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I just bought this kit mainly for the 2 batteries. 2 batteries from dewalt retail for $99. Third party batteries go for around $50 for 2. This set for $80 is a pretty good deal IMO.
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Ni-cad batteries are also heavier and bulky.
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DeWalt made their NiCad and Li-ion non-interchangable? That's messed up.
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Quote from nottrollin View Post :
DeWalt made their NiCad and Li-ion non-interchangable? That's messed up.
Dewalt had 18V Li-Ion that u could use in these drills also.
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Amazon price matched [amazon.com]. Personally I'd rather get DeWALT's DCD771C2 [amazon.com] 20V max Li-Ion drill kit which periodically goes on sale for $100 (Father's Day at HD for instance), or a decent brand drill+impact combo for a bit more, as it's often cheaper than to buy the impact driver separately later on.
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I just bought this kit mainly for the 2 batteries. 2 batteries from dewalt retail for $99. Third party batteries go for around $50 for 2. This set for $80 is a pretty good deal IMO.
OP's kit comes with (2) DC9098 compact batteries of only 1.2Ah. The cells used are shorter than the typical sub-C NiCd cells and judging from the price point and low capacity they're probably low grade cells. Looking at Amazon reviews, apparently the kit used to come with 1.7Ah compact NiCd batteries (DC9099). The DeWALT XRP 2.4Ah NiCd batteries (DC9096) that I have (goes for around 2/$100 [amazon.com]), one from 2002, two from 2010, were made in Japan with Sanyo cells, and each weigh a tiring 2.2 lbs.
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Dewalt had 18V Li-Ion that u could use in these drills also.
The DeWALT 18V Li-Ion battery (DC9182) at over $100 each is exorbitantly expensive for the meager 2.0Ah capacity. Also one needs a 18V Li-Ion compatible charger like the DC9310 [homedepot.com] which very few people own (DeWALT is very stringent by bundling it only with kits with 18V Li-Ion batteries which are not particularly popular due to the price, or one can buy the charger for $64 separately [amazon.com] or Li batt+charger for $128 [amazon.com]). OP's NiCd kit came with a NiCd only 1-hour charger (DW9226). Only a diehard of the old 18V tools (or an idiot) would invest in DeWALT's orphaned 18V line of tools and Li-Ion batteries.
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