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Dewalt is Launching 2 New Cordless Drills – DCD793, DCD798

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Dewalt has launched 2 new 20V Max cordless drills – the DCD793 drill/driver, and DCD798 hammer drill.

Both tools feature brushless motors, a 1/2″ metal ratcheting chuck, variable speed trigger, and 2-speed gearbox.

Dewalt DCD793 Cordless Drill with PowerStack Battery

The Dewalt DCD793 cordless drill, shown here with a compact PowerStack battery, delivers up to 404 unit watts out (UWO) of power.

Its operates at 0-450 and 0-1650 RPM.

The DCD793 has a 6.38″ head length, which is 2″ shorter than the brand’s DCD771 drill/driver.

Dewalt DCD798 Cordless Hammer Drill with 3Ah Battery

The Dewalt DCD798 cordless hammer drill, shown here with a compact 2Ah battery, has similar specs – 404 UWO and 1650 RPM, and up to 28,050 BPM in hammer mode for masonry and concrete drilling applications.

The hammer drill has a 6.93″ head length, which is more than 1″ shorter than the DCD778 brushless hammer drill.

Key Specs

  • 1/2″ ratcheting chuck
  • Up to 404 UWO max power (with DCB203 2Ah battery)
  • 0-450/0-1650 RPM
  • Variable speed trigger
  • Up to 28,050 BPM (hammer drill)
  • Weight (tool-only): 2.38 lbs (drill), 2.49 lbs (hammer drill)
  • Length: 6.38″ (drill), 6.93″ (hammer drill)

Both tools will be available in tool-only (DCD793B, DCD798B) and kit configurations (DCD793D1, DCD798D1). These D1 kits will come with a compact 2Ah battery, charger, and tool bag.

Price: $159 for the drill kit (DCD793D1), $179 for the hammer drill kit (DCD798D1)

Compared to Dewalt Atomic Cordless Drills

Dewalt Atomic Cordless Drill Upgrades 2023

As a reminder, Dewalt also recently launched a new 20V Max Atomic cordless drill and hammer drill.

The Dewalt Atomic drill and hammer drill, DCD794 and DCD799 respectively, also deliver 404 UWO of power (when used with a compact battery) and 1650 RPM max speed. The Atomic-series drills can deliver up to 552 UWO when paired with a compact 3Ah battery (DCB230) and presumably other higher powered batteries.

The Atomic-series drills are a little more compact, at 5.88″ for the drill and 6.49″ for the hammer drill.

Compared to the DCD777 and DCD778

The new DCD793 looks to be a direct replacement for the Dewalt DCD777, and the DCD798 a replacement for the DCD778. Both the DCD777 and DCD778 feature brushless motors and deliver up to 340 UWO with a compact battery.

Compared to these models, the new cordless drill and hammer drill deliver more power and are much more compact in size.

Additionally, whereas the DCD777 and DCD778 were commonly bundled with 2x 1.3Ah batteries, the new DCD793D1 and DCD798D1 kits bundle these drills with a compact 2Ah battery.

The new models also feature an LED work light at the base of the tool, rather than between the torque clutch and variable speed trigger.