According to the company, redesigning the line of 12-V, 14.4-V, and 18-V compact, cordless drill-drivers has made them shorter and better balanced, while adding extra power and durability. These models have a newly designed motor with all-metal planetary gears and a new, 3¼8-in. ratcheting chuck with serrated jaws. The 12-V DW927K-2 Model produces 0 to 1,400 rpm and 300 in./lb of max torque — an improvement of 43%. The 14.4-V DW928K-2 Model produces from 0 to 1,400 rpm and 350 in./lb of max torque — a 25% improvement. The 18-V DW929K-2 Model produces from 0 to 1,500 rpm and 400 in./lb of max torque — a 23% improvement. All of these come with a heavy-duty kit box, two batteries, and a one-hour charger.
DeWalt, 701 E. Joppa Rd., Baltimore, MD 21286; 800-433-9258; www.DeWalt.com (website).