Best DeWalt DCD71OS2 Drill Driver Kit Review 2017

DeWalt, for the longest time, has been a producer of quality power tools and construction solutions. And probably one of the most prominent range of its product lines are their drilling machines. Which brings us to today’s issue. On our article today, we will be looking into a very talked-about drilling machine from the company, the DeWalt DCD71OS2 Drill Driver Kit.

We will investigate each and every part and feature of the DCD71OS2 to finally find out what all the buzz is about. And if you to want to know if the DeWalt’s DCD71OS2 is the right choice for you, then sit back and keep reading our take on this machine. Let’s begin!

As you may have already seen from the title of our title, the DCD71OS2 drilling machine is actually a part of an entire combo or kit. And that too, for a price like that! Hmm..maybe that’s the secret of the hype. More value for less money. Anyway, here’s what’s included in the DeWalt DCD71OS2 Drill Driver Kit:

  • 1x DeWalt DCD71OS2 drilling driver
  • 2x lithium-ion batteries
  • 1x battery charger, and finally
  • 1x contractor

So far, the deal looks pretty generous and safe. However, proof in the performance and power. Let’s see how the DCD71OS2 kit lives up to that!


From the list above, you probably know already that the DCD71OS2 drilling machine is pretty much battery-powered. In other words, it is cordless! And can already hear your sigh of relief hearing that. Having a cordless power tool means so much more flexibility. You can move about as far as you want, there are no cords or cables lying around the floor and there is overall, a sense of freedom to it which we definitely appreciate.


As for power of the machine, the DCD71OS2 is a 12-volt drilling machine. However, the nominal voltage under a workload is right about 10.8. this means, the DCD71OS2’s drill is perfect for those teeny tiny drilling and fastening to-do’s around the home and office. However, keep in mind that it is not the most powerful drilling machine from the company, so don’t expect it to move the mountains for you.

Oh, by the way, the driver has a 3/8 of an inch chuck which can accept bits up to an inch.


One of the things we noticed is that all the drill driver kits from the 12V, 18V and 20V come with 2 batteries, not one. And we couldn’t be any happier about it.

Each battery is 12V MAX, offers you 1.1 Ah, and you can conveniently use one while the other charges. However, we recommend that you juice up both the battery cells before starting your project.

Battery charger

Speaking of which, the DCD71OS2 kit also includes a charger for your batteries.


The drill driver from the DCD71OS2 kit offers  different speeds for you. You also have a multiple torque control option for more control and adjustability.

The driver furthermore features a reverse option, which is pretty great too!

Weights and Dimensions

Heavy and large power tools can suck the darn life out of you. The DCD71OS2 kit however, is a savior when it comes to this matter.

DCD71OS2’s weighs just 2.4 pounds, which is ridiculously lightweight, and measures 7 ½ inches from start to end! This makes the machine perfect for smaller, tight spots. You can furthermore keep using it for a long time without losing your hand.

Ease of use

The DCD71OS2 kit is as compact and lightweight as they come now, and that alone probably is the most user-friendly feature on it’s own.

However, what’s great is that it has a rubberized handle which gives you a good grip on the machine while working. The handle itself is shaped to complement the shape your palms so it’s pretty cozy holding it.

And finally, there’s a very useful and handy belt clip attached to the driver which you can really use while moving about it your workspace. Speaking of which, the DCD71OS2 kit all comes nicely tucked in into a very durable contractor’s bag. This keeps all your stuffs safe and furthermore make the entire kit very portable.


Believe it or not, but the DCD71OS2 kit comes with a warranty offer you just can’t deny.

First of all, you get the standard 3-year warranty on the DCD71OS2 kit from DeWalt. Second, you get a 1-year free service contact as well. And finally, you furthermore get a 90-day money guarantee!


  • The DCD71OS2 kit is very lightweight and compact
  • Comes with a contractor’s bag so it’s portable as well
  • Includes 2 batteries and charger
  • Has a belt clip on the driver
  • Offers dual speed as well as reverse
  • Easy to use
  • Comes with some very attractive after-sales security


  • There seems to be a problem with the chuck since the frill bits tend to slip
  • The LED is awkwardly placed since the chuck shadows it

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. What is the maximum speed we get from the DCD71OS2 kit’s drill driver?

Answer: The maximum speed from this machine is 1500 rpm.

  1. Does the drilling machine in the DCD71OS2 kit feature any LED lights or something of that sort?

Answer: Great question. Yes, the DCD71OS2 driver does in fact offer you LED light. You just have to pull the trigger and it’s on.

Final words

If you are looking for a small yet powerful, and effective yet affordable drill driver, then the DCD71OS2 kit may interest you. Keep in mind however that it is anywhere from being perfect. The Led is misplaced, and more importantly, we have come across heaps of complains about the chuck. Now, if you are willing to adjust and compromise a tad bit, then the DCD71OS2 kit will probably not disappoint you. It is in fact not a bad product for the price and size. We like so we’ll recommend it for you too.

This concludes our review of the DCD71OS2 kit. We hope you consider our findings, but we also strongly recommend that you do a little digging on your own. Click here for more info. Take care!


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