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DEWALT DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit Review 2022 – Pros, Cons, & Verdict


DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Drill : Driver Kit DCD791D2

We give the DEWALT DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit a rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars. 

Build Quality: 4.8/5

Power: 4.8/5
Battery Life: 4.5/5

Features: 4.5/5

Price: 4.5/5

Review Summary

Using a drill professionally can sometimes be tiresome and cause hand fatigue. However, when you get a compact and lightweight drill, they are often not powerful enough for more professional use. Because of these facts, it can sometimes be difficult to find a drill that delivers both a compact design and powerful punch.

That is exactly why DeWalt, a leading manufacturer of trusted and reliable tools, designed the DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit. This kit is one of the more lightweight professional kits that you can find. By weighing in at only 3.5 pounds, this drill is super comfortable and easy to use, but it is also powerful like many corded options.

Although this model lacks a magnetic bit holder and is rather pricey, it is still a great option for professionals and home users who are looking for a lightweight and powerful model. As long as you’re willing to put up the cash, you will be happy with this product.

Read on to find out more about the DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit. In this review, we look at the specifications, special features, and drawbacks of the kit. We also summarize other users’ thoughts on the kit so you can have a more holistic perspective on it.

Let’s jump in!

DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit – A Quick Look

The DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit is lightweight and compact since it runs on Li-Ion batteries and a brushless motor. You’ll be especially pleased with this product if you are looking for a highly powerful and professional drill set that is also lightweight and comfortable.

It includes a number of comfortability features like a lightweight design, ergonomic comfort grip handle, and three-mode LED lights. Although not everyone is a fan of these lights, they make it easier to see in darker areas and more confined spaces.

Despite its comfortability, the DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit is also powerful. It has a high-speed transmission and two-speed settings: zero to 550 RPM or zero to 2000 RPM. This power does not damage the model either since it has a brushless motor that provides over 57% more runtime than brushed motor options.

Although this drill kit is widely popular, it is a bit out of many people’s price range. It is much more expensive than other comparable models, but it is also much more impressive and durable than other drill kits at a more affordable price. Additionally, this model lacks some standard features, like a magnetic bit holder.

Nonetheless, the DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit is a great kit to have in your arsenal if you need a professional kit for light to medium tasks. It is also one of the best options to get if you want a kit that delivers both power and lightweight comfortability.

  • Lightweight
  • Comfortable to use
  • Ergonomic design
  • LED light system
  • Powerful
  • 2-speed options
  • 57% longer runtime
  • Expensive
  • No magnetic bit holder


  • Manufacturer: DeWalt
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 16.22 x 4.5 x 10.1 inches
  • Power Source: Li-Ion batteries
  • Materials Used: metal and plastic
  • Style: 12V brushless drill/driver
  • Warranty: 3-year limited warranty

Weight and Size

Probably the most impressive feature of this model is its weight and size. This drill only weighs about 3.5 pounds. Although you can technically find a drill that weighs less, you’ll be hard-pressed to find one that is as powerful and weighs this little.

As a result, the DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit is a great tool if you are looking for a kit that provides a lightweight and powerful design. Thanks to the battery operation and ergonomic design, this model can deliver as much power as many corded options without weighing too heavily in your hand.

This lightweight means that you can use it more comfortably for longer periods of time. An ergonomic rubber grip enhances this fact. Together, these factors mean that your hand will not get as tired as quickly as it would when using a different drill.

DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Drill : Driver Kit DCD791D2

Power and Speed Settings

Even though the DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit is incredibly lightweight and comfortable, it is also pretty powerful. It includes a 2V brushless motor. Since it is brushless, this motor allows this model to have 57% more runtime than brushed motor options.

In addition to the high power, it also has two speed settings. The transmission can very easily alternate between these speeds as directed. The speeds included in this model are 0 to 550 RPM and 0 to 2,000 RPM.

This drill is highly useful for most light to medium needs because of the power and two-speed options. More heavy-duty needs, however, might require a more powerful drill. You can think of this drill as the best general drill, not a high power drill.

Related to power is battery life. This drill has a surprisingly long battery life. Since we have only been testing this product for a short bit, we don’t know exactly how long it lasts, but it is yet to die on us, and other users attest to the batteries’ longevity as well.

Additional Features – LED Lights

One feature that is unique to the DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit is the LED light. It includes a 3-mode LED that can help light up dark or confined spaces. The lights included in this kit could make these spaces up to 20 times brighter than if you used a different model.

If you are working in a dark area for an extended time, the drill includes an LED spotlight mode. It features a 20-minute shut off function. This means that you can work in the dark for 20 minutes without having to readjust the drill. Super handy.

Lacks a Magnetic Bit Holder

One thing that this drill lacks is a magnetic bit holder. The magnetic bit holder is a highly useful feature that most drills come with. It prevents the bit from dropping out, so you don’t have to readjust your work as you move.

Unfortunately, the DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit does not come with this feature, and there is nothing you can do about it. This means that you will simply need to get used to working with the drill without this feature. It may be more difficult to get the hang of it at first, but you will eventually get used to it.


Another drawback of the DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit is its price. This model is incredibly expensive, but it will last a long time. The expensive price is especially a drawback since it does not include a magnetic bit holder and is not suitable for heavy-duty work. Those on a budget might want to opt for a different drill and driver kit instead.

Like all DeWalt products, though, the DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit comes with a 3-year limited warranty to help you get your money’s worth. This helps offset the high price in the case that the drill should break prematurely.

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What is included in the kit?

The DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit includes a 20V Max XR Li-Ion BL compact drill/driver, two battery packs, a charger, kit box, and a belt hook.

How durable is the DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit?

Part of the reason that DeWalt products are so expensive is because of their enhanced durability. Just like any other DeWalt product, the DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit is highly durable. You can expect to get a lot of use from this product because of its durability.

Still, you will want to be careful when using this product for more heavy-duty work. It is best for light to moderate work. If you overwork it, just like anything else, it can break more easily.

What is the warranty like on this model?

All DeWalt products come with a limited three-year warranty. We recommend reading the full warranty PDF before buying this product because there are a lot of specific rules and regulations, which is why the warranty is “limited.” In short, the warranty will cover most faults that are due to a manufacturing error, not overuse or misuse.

What the Users Say

Despite testing the DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit for ourselves, we wanted to know what other users thought. We have always found that listening to other users can be a great way to get advice and feedback that we might not have thought about on our own. Here is what we found about the DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit:

Overall, most users were completely satisfied with this product. With nearly a five-star rating on every site we looked at, the DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit is highly revered as a portable, lightweight, and powerful drill.

Most users were in love with the lightweight but powerful motor of this drill. Although users noted that it wasn’t much more powerful than other DeWalt drills, they found it was incredibly powerful for its weight. This is exactly what we thought about the product, so we are not surprised by it.

One thing that we had trouble testing since we haven’t had this drill for very long was the battery life. Users noted that the batteries lasted a long time, making them highly reliable and durable. We are so happy to hear that these batteries are so long-lasting.

As we expected, the most frequent critique of this product is the lack of a magnetic drill bit Holder. Many users found this annoying, but they weren’t too upset about it since DeWalt was pretty upfront about this lacking feature.

Additionally, several users noted that the wrong batteries came with their kit. We didn’t have this issue, but it is worth noting this happened more than once. Luckily, DeWalt was quick to send them the correct batteries in place of the incorrect ones.

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In short, the DeWalt DCD791D2 Compact Drill/Driver Kit is a great lightweight and powerful option. If you are looking for a drill that is easy to hold but still powerful enough for professional use, then this is the kit for you.

Although you will need to shell out a couple of extra dollars for it and it lacks a magnetic bit holder, this kit is one of the most impressive lightweight drills we have seen. You really can’t go wrong with it if you’re willing to pay the money.

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