Meet the new Dewalt DCD777 cordless brushless drill, which will be coming out in Fall 2016, just just before the vacation season. It will be offered as portion of a 2-battery kit (DCD777C2), and a drill and effect driver combo kit (DCK277C2).
I suspect we’ll quickly see this model everywhere, potentially at the $ 129 price point, possibly even less. I’ve seen one listing with a $ 149 cost, which might be the off-season price for the kit, and so $ 129 throughout the vacation season, possibly $ 119, isn’t too far of a stretch.
This will be a price range-friendly model, or at least that’s my take on it, and here’s why. Compared to Dewalt’s most current and greatest DCD791 compact brushless drill ($ 189 via Amazon), which we named the ideal compact cordless drill this year, it is:
- Significantly less potent
- Longer chuck (plastic?), at least it looks to be longer
- Reduce speeds
- No base-mounted LED worklight
- Reduced capacity 20V Max battery packs
But, it’s still a Dewalt drill. Right here are some features & specs:
- 300 UWO (unit watts out)
- -450, -1500 RPM
- 1/2″ ratcheting chuck
- LED worklight (below the chuck)
- Kit comes with (two) Li-ion battery packs, charger, and carrying bag
Dewalt’s DCD771 cordless drill has been hugely well-known in previous years’ vacation buying seasons, and remains quite well-liked. It’s been sold in huge quantities as a drill/driver kit, as portion of a drill and impact driver combo, and as part of bigger cordless energy tool combos.
The new DCD777 appears to match up effectively with the 20V Max DCD771, in terms of energy and motor speeds, and so the brushless motor should allow for far longer runtime.
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But, compared to the DCD771, the new Dewalt 20V Max DCD777 looks considerably more compact, nearly as compact as their “regular” models. A lot of experts have bought and employed the DCD771, but I’m of the believe that the other models, DCD780, DCD790, DCD791, are far more aimed towards experts and industrial customers as everyday compact cordless drills.
I’m quite shocked that Dewalt would seek to come out with a new reduce priced 20V Max brushless drill, but it makes great sense. Perhaps they’re seeing the marketplace saturated with DCD771 sales, perhaps not. It’s unclear whether or not the two drills, one with a brushed motor, the new a single being brushless, will be sold alongside each and every other.
I’m not confident Dewalt will be promoting the DCD777 at the DCD771’s holiday season price tag point of $ 99 – that appears like also great a feat. Possibly if they bundled it with just 1 battery pack rather of two, but that’s not how they’ve been doing items.
I wouldn’t be too eager to go out and get this kit for $ 149. For just a small far more money you could acquire the DCD791D2 kit or previous generation DCD790D2. This drills have better specs (more power, more rapidly speeds), probably pricier chucks, and they are also kitted with larger capacity battery packs. I wouldn’t be surprised if the DCD777C2 kit came bundled with a slower charger.
But if Dewalt manages to sell this for $ 129 for the duration of the vacation season, or maybe even $ 119, they’ll most likely push a lot of sales. $ 99 is the better target, but I don’t really see that taking place, except possibly as a Black Friday or Thanksgiving Weekend sale.
Heck, if this kit was $ 99, even I would have a difficult time keeping my wallet in my pocket.
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As of the time of this posting, Amazon’s costs are $ 237 for the drill kit, and $ 229 for the Dewalt DCK277C2 drill and effect driver combo kit. Both prices appear to be bogus to me. As mentioned, $ 149 seems to be the daily price of the drill kit, and I believe the vacation pricing will be less. As for the combo, I don’t fairly trust the $ 229 cost, but don’t dare to guess otherwise.
The influence driver in the combo kit is a new model too – DCF787, which I’ll post about after I discover more.