Review For Dewalt Cordless Power Tools

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Spring Projects are Just Around the Corner

It’s time to start thinking about getting ready. I like to start checking for what I need as far as what using your Dewaltcan I build myself this year. My favorite projects are made from pallets. This is a review of one of my favorite tools, the Dewalt Cordless Drill/Driver. So far it is the best cordless screwdriver I have ever owned and I am very happy to do this review on a product that I love and use regularly.

I would like to introduce to you my favorite tool

DEWALT DC970K-2 18-Volt Drill/Driver Kit from Amazon

  • Compact size fits into the tightest conditions
  • Lightweight design (5.2 pounds) minimizes user fatigue
  • High performance motor delivers maximum power of 380 unit watts out
  • Dual speed range, 0-450/0-1,500 rpm, delivers optimal performance
  • 1/2-inch single sleeve key-less ratcheting chuck for tighter bit grip
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It’s handy, it’s dandy, it’s super.

Rating 9 out of 10

You can use pallets for basically everything

This year, I am going to make a raised strawberry patch. And I am going to add a cube to my herb and tea drying rack. I hope you can join me in these projects.

I am putting a list below of what you will need for just about any project I will be posting.

The most important tool I have is my Dewalt Cordless drill. I am very happy with the one I have. It has been in my tool collection for about 5 years now. That’s why I am doing this review.It’s great for drilling holes and screwing screws. That’s pretty basic, it has never jammed up or stopped on me yet, as far as the other ones I’ve had over the many years of projects. This baby is easy to hold and doesn’t cause fatigue by holding it too long. It’s light and easy to adjust, for someone like me. I am not a carpenter, I play in my yard. It has been the best product for the job I do at home.

You Don’t Need the most expensive Drill/Driver on The Market

If you are just a backyard project undertaker, the Dewalt line of cordless power tools is all you needDewalt Cordless Drill.

It goes through wood like butter. The only problem I ever encountered with my Dewalt was when I tried to install my hand rail for my stairway going up to the loft in my house. We put the rail up and started to screw the screws in, The Dewalt failed to put the screw all the way in. The five other screws went in no problem. Its possible I hit another screw or nail inside the wall. Anyway, I thought I would mention it if you ever come across the same problem. I just hammered the screw, though not a good idea , to get past the problem and the Dewalt finished the job.

List of Tools  Needed for Backyard Projects

  1. Drill/Driver, cordless preferred
  2. circular saw
  3. level
  4. tape measure
  5. hammer
  6. assorted drills and screwdrivers
  7. Magnet…to pick up screws that fall. Lol Im showing my age.
  8. Safety Glasses

There are many Dewalt accessories  that are economical and easy to use. I have the dewalt kit that Dewalt Batterycomes with several batteries and several tools like many size drills and drivers. I bought mine from a friend who had it for several years before I got it. It’s still strong. I did buy a new battery though, I have to say, I am surprised the one that came with it was still holding a charge. I use mine for building birdhouses, pallet borders, eventually, I am going to build a pallet privacy fence. You would not believe how beautiful they are. I will post pictures and instructions near the spring time for all my favorite pallet projects.

I will encourage You to build a drying box this spring. You need this to dry your herbs and teas. you can do it just by laying the herbs and teas on a newspaper outside or in the basement, but the drying rack I want you to build is compact and you can add more cubes as you need them and the best part is, they will be made from free wood, yes, pallets. I love those pallets.

I am doing this review because I own a Dewalt and I have used it for many years. I only do reviews on products that I have used myself and I am not ever going to tell you to buy anything that I don’t think is top-notch for the job. I love my Dewalt and plan on buying another one or having this one refurbished, whichever will be the least expensive.

So, Start making a checklist of your existing tools. What you don’t have, try to get. If you can      borrow one for a project or buy used or refurbished, however your financial situation is, the list of tools you need is essential. You need to have all your tools ready for your projects.

Start looking on Craigslist for local factories that give away pallets. They usually list the time and day that you can go pick them up. Keep all your sizes together.I will explain how to take apart and store your pallet wood so its not in your way. Yes I am an organizer too. I have pallet wood of every size and I store it neat in my garage so it’s there when I need it. I will show you how in up-coming posts. Please come back and visit for all the awesome tips and projects for you to enjoy for years to come. And please, don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss out on upcoming projects that I have in store for you.

Just keep in mind. I only put affiliate ads up for you if you are in the market to buy. I always encourage my readers to focus on the big picture. Your health. I hope you can use this information when you are looking to purchase a new or used product. By all means, if you can find any product I feature at a yard sale or flea market, please do so. This site is all about saving money. If you are looking to buy a new one, I hope you can purchase from an affiliate link from this site. That way I can continue to bring you awesome reviews and new and exciting projects and tips in the future.

Have a Bountiful Day


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Author: kitty

My Son Kenny and I enjoy everything that is all natural. We enjoy nature , rescuing animals in need, advocating for the Homeless. We are getting back to basics and hope you will come with us and learn great ways to eat healthy, live peacefully, and enjoy life. Love all animals, it is the greatest love of all Help the Homeless, they all have a story to tell

14 thoughts on “Review For Dewalt Cordless Power Tools”

  1. I really enjoy my dewalt drills, great review. I’ve got the regular drill as well as the hammer drill. The regular drill works great for drilling and putting in small screws. That’s where the hammer drill comes in, did you do a review on the hammer drill? It works great for putting in long screws and screw bolts.
    The way I get by with the batteries is I have 2, one stays on the charger all the time while I’m drilling so I always have one charged.

    1. Richard. Thanks for stopping by. Yes 2 batteries is a must for any cordless appliance. It works better that way. Nothing more frustrating than starting a new project and having to stop and charge the battery. I hope you enjoy your DeWalt. I know, I love mine…Kitty

      1. For that reason I do like the idea of having a corded drill. I’m thinking I might look into getting one now that you mentioned it on your site. To many times I’ve found a dead battery and like you said its difficult when your trying to start a task and can’t.

        1. Richard. So nice to see you again. If you have a large project, a corded drill can be useful as a backup. I have one. I can’t say I have ever had to use it though. I plan to start bigger projects in the spring. I seen an awesome plan for building privacy fences with pallet wood. Maybe I would use it then. Either way, I don’t like using a corded drill. After having a cordless. The ease of just picking it up and using it without having to hook up the extension cord is a hassle. I also have a cordless circular, and miter saw. I must say I absolutely love that. My projects are more enjoyable. I just pull them out and use them when I need them. I have many projects with pallet wood. I will post some more on future posts. When I bring home my pallets, they are simple to take apart and cut into pieces I need. I already have my projects mapped out, so when I get them, I know the measurements I need to saw them. I use the slots in my garage to store them by size and dimensions. So I am always ready to finish a project when I get enough pieces that I need. The cordless tools save me tons of time. I still work 12 hour days so when I get a day off, I need that quickness of a cordless tool. But always have a back-up if needed. I did see a tool that attaches to the wall and pulls down when you need it like a table. I am looking into that one. I will do a review when I have had time to use it. Thanks again for stooping by…Kitty

  2. I think a cordless drill / driver is definitely a good investment for any DIY enthusiast. Those electric cables have a nasty habit of getting in the way. Of course it makes even more sense for outdoor projects where you would need a long extension cord to reach the place you want to work.

    I also agree that you don’t need the most expensive one on the market for DIY work. We’ll leave those for the professionals.

    1. Hi Lesley thanks for stopping by. I agree you do not need the most expensive for a DIY project. That’s why I love the DeWalt. It is economical. You can get any outdoor project done with the one I reviewed. I hope you come back for more great reviews for outdoor projects coming soon…Kitty

  3. Hi Kitty,
    I enjoyed reading your article even though I don’t know too much about power tools. I think everyone should own a cordless drill though and the Dewalt sounds like a good option with a reasonable price tag too.
    I will be back here again soon to see what you are up to.

    1. Thank You Kerry. They are a handy dandy tool when there is no electricity or too far from outlet. Also the convenience of not having a cord hanging. I love mine and I also have a corded one. I hope to see you again soon……..

  4. Hi I know what you mean me and my wife has since stopped fast food and have now gone to raw vegan. I like what you said about producing your own food we are in total agreement..its the only way to live. Is raw vegan something you would like to do as well.?

    1. Hi Nigel. I am not sure what a raw vegan is. I still eat meat but not often. My eggs are cage free, and I love my homemade butter. When I eat meat, it is Halal. I get that from Hamtramck Mi near me. It is the most humane meat to buy. My son was a vegetarian for 4 years. He had to take several vitamins, he was constantly feeling bad. The doctor told him he has to eat some form of meat. Synthetic protein or protein from peanuts was not enough. Once he started eating meat he was fine.

      I don’t know, we are animal lovers and detest the way factory farms are putting out meat at the expense of animal cruelty. He eats meat once a week like me, and only Halal meat. So if you are a vegan with absolutely no animal product like milk or butter, I really hope you did your research. You must take supplements to survive. Your body needs a certain amt of fats and sugars. So don’t harm yourself.

      I quit eating meat because of the cruelty to animals when they process them. I quit eating fast food because of the GMO’s and the fact that every burger contains remnants of 1000 cows. It is enough to turn your stomach. Factories that supply the burger meat mix the meat in a vat that probably can hold 2-3 tons and it’s patty it up and packaged. It became hard for me to eat a piece of meat from one cow. Fast food was over the top. My son Kenny helped me realize how many cows were in one burger.

      So, let me know how you intend to be a raw vegan, I would like to know what supplements you are taking, and how long have you been doing this?

  5. Hi!
    I like this drill!
    I have always thought Dewalt were the most powerful for the money and a hundred bucks off is not too shabby a deal!
    I am a fan of light power tools as I get sore quickly.
    How many batteries does it come with and if only one are there replacement batteries available for a reasonable price?


    1. Shawn. Thanks for stopping by. Mine came with an extra battery. I am not sure what Amazon is offering. The packages change from time to time. I think most come with two. I can’t think of any reason you would need more than that unless you were going somewhere where there was no electricity available to charge your batteries for a few days. As far as I am concerned, all batteries are expensive, I hate it when I have to buy one for my phone. I have replaced a battery for my Dewalt, but that was after several years of using and charging. I don’t know how often you intend to use yours, but I use mine often. I would say the price of the batteries are comparable to other recharge batteries.. I hope that helped. Please come back and visit soon…….

  6. My husband is a DeWalt man and will purchase nothing else. But he’s always been frustrated about how fast his batteries die on his cordless drill. So he actually has a corded drill too when using it a lot all at once. Do you know if this model of drill has extra batteries that do better at holding their charge?

    1. Hi Sarah. Thanks for stopping by. I am not sure that they have extra charge batteries. I know they do for a phone, I have never seen one. I just use mine until it starts to die and plug in my other one and continue on. If your battery doesn’t last a good long time, it’s probably in need of replacement. You can buy replacement batteries right from DeWalt. I have and I feel they were very fair. That is the only hassle I have. I get PO’d when my battery dies and I forgot to put the other one on charge. My Mitre saw is also battery powered. So far, so good. I love that one for sure. Hope to see you again……..

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