Dewalt DCD777 Drill Review

Dewalt DCD777 Drill Kit

Mini Review

As can be expected with Dewalt, it’s a solid unit with a good ergonomic design. It is well built and feels sturdy without being overweight. I would definitely recommend this drill with two small concerns: the plastic ratcheting chuck and the max RPM being 1,600. In our testing, we did not notice any issues with the power, but by the specifications, it does fall short of the competition. Of all the drills reviewed, this is our second favorite behind the Makita XFD10.


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4.7 out of 5.0 Stars
Drill, Charger, 2 Batteries, Carry Bag
MSRP $159

Available on Amazon, Lowes, and Home Depot


1/2″ Brushless Drill/Driver featuring 15 clutch settings and 340 units watt out (UWO). The unit has a two speed transmission (0-500 and 0-1,600 RPM) and a ratcheting chuck. Weighs 2.6 lbs and measures in out 7.52″ from front to back.

What We Like

  • Brushless motor – more runtime with less wear and tear.
  • Ergonomic and balanced feel.
  • Kit comes two 20v Li-on batteries.

What We Don't Like

  • Plastic ratcheting sleeve.
  • Slighty under-powered with only 1,600 RPM ( average in this price point is 1,800+)

First Impressions

“It’s very sturdy and I like it”. These were my first thoughts when I opened the box and grabbed the drill. The Dewalt DCD777 feels well built and balanced. The handle and grip are slightly larger than the Makita XFD10 and the Metabo HPT but still feel great. The grip might be slightly oversized for small hands but if you’ve never held the others, you wouldn’t notice anything. The connection between the battery and drill is secure without any rattle.

What's In The Box

The Dewalt DCD777 comes with two 20v Max Li-ion batteries, charger, carry bag, and the DCD777 Brushless Drill/Driver. More specs listed below.


  • 1/2″ Drill/Driver
  • 15 Clutch Settings
  • 1,600 Max RPM
  • 340 Unit Watts Out
  • 20V Max Batteries
  • Total Length of 7.52″ (front to back)
  • 530 in.lbs. of Torque
  • Front LED light with 20 second active delay.
  • Front LED light with 20 second active delay.
  • Three year limited warranty

Full Review

Dewalt has made another very capable compact drill/driver with a couple of small concerns (that only time will tell). The great thing about this kit (drill, two batteries, charger, and bag) is you get everything you need to perform a lot of drilling tasks. The drill has an average run time based on our battery testing and lines up with most of the competition. This drill handled the workload of drilling through a bunch of substrates and driving screws in some really dense hardwood. The couple of concerns we have didn’t show up in our testing but we do want to make you aware. Firstly, the ratcheting chuck sleeve is plastic…….like I said we didn’t have any issues with tightening the chuck and it holding but it could be a concern down the line. The second concern is the RPMs maxing out at 1,600. The majority of the drills we have tested in this price range all have 1,800+. We didn’t notice any issues drilling through masonry, hardwood, metal, etc but we did want to mention it. All in all, this was our second favorite drill that we have tested and would be more than happy to have this drill on a jobsite with us. Recommended for: DIY, Handyman, and Contractor

Tool Space Recommendation

We recommend this tool to the following skill levels.

DIY rated tools are for users who would use this product one time a month.
DIY rated tools are for users who would use this product one time a week.
DIY rated tools are for users who would use this product one time a day.

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