Factory Reconditioned DEWALT DW988K-2R 18-Volt XRP 1/2-Inch Drill/Driver/Hammer Drill Kit

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DeWalt DW988K-2R description

This is a reconditioned power tool. Reconditioned generally means that the tool has been returned to the manufacturer, who brings the tool back to like-new condition. Some tools may contain cosmetic blemishes. The DW988R 18-volt 1/2-inch adjustable-clutch drill/driver/hammerdrill uses a DeWalt-built high-torque motor to deliver 450 in./lbs. of torque for drilling bigger holes and driving bigger screws. Besides boosting torque, DeWalt is the first company to add a three-speed transmission that produces more rpm for faster drilling and driving applications. Low speed (first gear) and high speed (second gear) are similar to other cordless drills currently available. However, the new MAX third speed is 38 percent faster, with a range of 0 to 2,000 rpm. Ideal for jobs that previously required the high speed, the MAX third speed is noticeably faster for wood and metal screwdriving and drilling, and especially for hammerdrilling into masonry, where the MAX speed drills holes up to 33 percent faster. The bpm range on the MAX third speed ranges from 0 to 34,000. The DW988R features a 1/2-inch ratcheting chuck lock with carbide jaws to keep a tighter grip on the bit. The ratcheting chuck lock consists of two elements: an automatic spindle lock that allows users to tighten down on the chuck twice as hard, and ratcheting action to prevent the chuck sleeve from loosening during the job. Other features include all-metal gearing and a metal gear case for durability, and an anti-slip comfort grip to reduce user fatigue. The DW988K-2R includes the drill/driver/hammerdrill, two XR+ batteries, double-ended screwdriver bit, 360-degree side handle, and carrying case.  

DeWalt DW988K-2R specifications

Hammer Drills
Cordless Kit
5.5 inches
14.5 inches
17 inches
13.75 pounds
Package Height
5.6 inches
Package Width
14.4 inches
Package Length
16.9 inches
Package Weight
14.6 pounds

DeWalt DW988K-2R reviews

Works okay for a reconditioned Dewalt. Some dimunition of power on constant drilling projects, which was unexpected. Still better than a new drill of another brand.
Great product
This drill provides plenty of battery life and power. I have had this product for over a year, dropped it twice from a ladder, and never experienced any issues. Much better than Craftsman.
I have owned this drill for 4 years now and it is by far the best dril lI've ever held in my hand. This drill will turn through anytthing and drive any screw you can manage to hold the drill against. I even drove 7/16" lag bolts (predrilled 1/4" hole) 3 inches into a stid and only had to turn them 1/2" more by socket to finish the job. I used this drill to turn over a 2 cylider four wheeler motor to see if the rectifier was working. I will upgrade to DeWalt's Lithium Battery to make the drill even better. I will only buy DeWalt from now on when it comes to cordless tools.
Good value
Bought a 129.00 refurb, works and looks like new. This one has the metal casing and three speeds, and it's a definite improvement over the older two speed style, although I like the 2-speeds German-made chuck better.

I don't use it too much, as it's a heavy wrist breaker, choosing my 9.6v and 14.4 tools for simple wood drilling, and my impact driver for screws. But when you want to use a hole saw on a door, or drill in a few holes for tapcons, works like a champ.

The batteries are the only weak point, the newer li-on and nimh are superior technologies, just add more cash.
Hubby is happy!
We picked this up because the price was so attractive, $68 shipped. Yes it was reconditioned but the one we received looked brand new. It works just great, battery holds a good charge which leads us to believe it too was new. This is a very powerful unit and has come in handy for this summers home renovations. Keep an eye on the price as it does fluctuate quite a bit.
Husband loved it
I bought this for my husband for his birthday. When it arrived, you couldn't even tell that it was reconditioned, not a scratch on it. The drill works perfectly and he is very happy with his new drill.

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