The Dewalt Stud And Joist Drill [ 2020 Review ]

the dewalt stud and joist drill review

Last updated on March 23rd, 2020 at 01:07 pm

The Dewalt stud and joist drill is not your regular power drill.

It’s a very powerful and special right angle drill you can use for drilling holes in studs and joists on the jobsite or for drilling holes when there’s little space to allow the use of a regular power drill.

If you’re a pro framer looking for a right angle drill to drill holes over and over in joist and studs, then this not the drill you want, it’s the drill you need.

This is not the average Joe’s power drill for carrying out DIY projects at home. A regular power drill will do for that.

In terms of power and quality of construction, the Dewalt stud and joist drill is an absolute beast. That is why professional plumbers, electricians and contractors go for it.

There are two models of the Dewalt stud and joist drill.

The major difference between the two models is in their physical appearance.

While the first one looks a bit bulky, huge looking and a little bit unusual in shape, the second one which Dewalt names an In-line stud and joist drill offers a slimmer streamline look.

Both types come in corded electric models and cordless battery powered models.

Here are either versions or models of the Dewalt stud and joist drill.

Features of the Dewalt stud and joist drill

Dewalt DWD450 stud and joist drill

The Dewalt DWD450 stud and joist drill (shown below) comes equipped with a mechanical clutch which prevents the drill bit from locking up while drilling holes.

This ensures a smooth drilling experience and increases the gear life of the bits.

The drill comes equipped with an 11.0 amp motor built by Dewalt for applications that require high power, torque and performance.

It features a metal gear housing along with 100 percent ball-bearing contraction which ensures a longer tool life and reliability of the drill.

The Dewalt DWD450 has 2 variable speed ranges you can work with.

A 0-330 RPM range and a 0-1300 RPM range which allows you to adjust the speed of the drill according to the application or project you’re working on.

In terms of handling and ergonomics of the tool, it comes equipped with two handles.

A front handle and a 2-position side handle which provides you maximum leverage and control of the tool while drilling holes with it.

Talking about applications, there are many uses for it on and off the jobsite.

You can use it for hole saw applications, spade bit, self-feed bit, auger and twist bit applications in wood.

It comes with a few accessories including the chuck key and holder.

Dewalt DCD470B 60V Max In-Line Stud and Joist Drill

Dewalt dcd470b in-line stud and joist drill

The Dewalt DCD470B 60V Max in-line stud and joist drill offers you the power of a corded tool and the freedom of a cordless tool all in one package.

You can fit it with Dewalt’s 60V Flexvolt batteries, or you can just plug it into a power outlet to start working with it.

The drill features both an integral clutch, and an E-Clutch system which detects the motion of the tool and shuts it down automatically if necessary.

There’s red LED indicator that lights up when the E-Clutch system is engaged or active.

A magnesium gear case ensures the tools is very lightweight while also maintaining toughness and durability of the tool in jobsite conditions.

With the DCD470B, you also have two variable speed ranges of 0-400 and 0-1320 RPM which allows you to match the speed to the job you have at hand.

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