DEWALT DCD777C2 Compact Drill Driver Review

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Review of DEWALT DCD777C2

Editor Rating: 4.5/5

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Review Summary

If you are familiar with the world of power tools, then you know DeWalt. This company is famous for being an industry leader in making great saws and really great drills.

There is a good chance that DeWalt’s outstanding reputation in the world of tools is what drew you to the DEWALT DCD777C2 driver in the first place.

Of course, one can’t judge new products on the strength of old ones, right?

We are going to be taking a close look at this tool’s strengths and weaknesses in the following paragraphs. For now, there are a few quick things that we can go over to help acquaint you with it.

There is a lot to like here: an ergonomic design, a lightweight build, and a good, brushless motor.

However, this tool is certainly not going to be for people looking for a budget driver.

Do the benefits outweigh the costs? Will it be worth forking over a few extra dollars? Decide for yourself as we dive into our DeWalt DCD777C2 review!

DeWalt DCD777C2 – a Quick Look

Pros
  • Excellent brushless motor
  • Variable speed trigger
  • Compact design
  • Lightweight build
  • LED lights
Cons
  • A little pricey
  • Chuck tends to wobble slightly

Specifications

Manufacturer: DeWalt

Model: DCD777C2

Power Source: Battery

Voltage: 20v

Part Number: DCD777C2

Weight: 2.5 pounds

Dimensions: 12.5 x 3.8 x 9.8 inches

Comfort:

Many people tend to undervalue the usefulness of having a comfortable drill/driver. While this component may not be as important as having a good motor, you will appreciate having it during long days at work.

A comfortable design is very important, and to this end, the DCD777C2 is successful. The tool itself only weighs 2.6 pounds, so your arms and wrists shouldn’t get too tired as you use it, and the grip is crafted with ergonomics in mind.

If comfort is important to you (and we think it should be), you will be pleased to know that this tool has plenty of it to offer.

Compact:

The size of a drill/driver will determine what you can and cannot do with it. Generally speaking, the more compact the drill, the better.

Why? A compact drill will help you access tight spaces that larger tools just can’t reach.

The DCD777C2 is quite compact. With a length of only 7.52 inches from front to back, you shouldn’t have any trouble using it in most spaces.

Solid Motor:

The motor is really the most important component of the tool you interact with as you work.

The DCD777C2 comes with a very solid one. The brushless motor is optimized to deliver a longer motor life and 30% more runtime than brushed options, so the tool will stand up well to extended periods of use.

It’s also fairly powerful, considering its compact size and lightweight design. The maximum speed is 1600 rotations per minute, and the variable speed trigger allows you to add plenty of nuance to your work.

Do-it-yourselfers should not have any trouble handling most jobs with this tool.

FAQ

What kind of warranty does this product have?

The warranty with this drill more or less lines up with industry standards. Buyers get a year of free service, a 90-day money back guarantee, and a 3-year limited warranty.

How durable is the tool?

While the body of this tool is almost exclusively plastic, we, and many other users we have heard from, feel that it is well equipped to handle situations of typical use.

What does “no load speed” mean?

“No load speed” refers to how fast the drill can operate when it isn’t in contact with any materials. This is a standard way to indicate how fast a tool is, since the variables that go into working can considerably alter a tool’s speed.

What the Users Say

There is a lot of love out there for this tool among people that already own it. Many people really appreciate the lightweight design, as well as the fact that the tool is very compact.

Many users that say that, despite the small size of the tool, they have been able to use it for large projects, like deck building.

There is also a lot of praise for the LED lights that are integrated into the front of the tool. Users appreciate the fact that this feature makes it easy to work in darkened spaces.

But, of course, feedback has not been exclusively positive. The most negative report that we have seen mentions that the chuck tends to wobble slightly after extensive use, which can compromise the work a little bit.

This component of the tool can always be tightened, but the need to do so may be seen as frustrating by many.

This aside, it’s a good tool that has received a warm response.

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Conclusion

As you can see, there are very few negative things to say about this drill/driver combo tool.

There is no denying that it is extremely well built, very comfortable, and designed to handle most household tasks.

However, it is also pricey, and there are small issues, like the wobbly chuck, that may cause concern for shoppers contemplating spending top dollar on a new tool.

At the end of the day, it is not our job to decide if the DCD777C2 is right for you. Our job is only to inform, and make the shopping process easier!

About the Author Adam Harris

Hi there! My name is Adam and I write for HealthyHandyman. I have a great passion for writing about everything related to tools, home improvement, and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either fishing, playing the guitar, or spending quality time with my beloved wife. You'll also often find me in my workshop working on some new project!