Model#: DEWNDCD996B

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Dewalt DCD996B 20V MAX XR Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless 3-Speed 1/2 in. Hammer Drill (Bare Tool)

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  • Dewalt DCD996B 20V MAX XR Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless 3-Speed 1/2 in. Hammer Drill (Bare Tool)
  • Note: Battery & Charger sold separately
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With a high power, high efficiency brushless motor, the DeWALT 20V MAX XR Cordless Lithium-Ion 3-Speed Hammer Drill (Bare Tool) delivers up to 57% more run time over tools with brushed motors. Compatible with XR Li-Ion batteries (sold separately), this unit can provide 33% more capacity over standard packs.
  • DeWALT-built high power, high efficiency brushless motor delivers up to 57ore run time over brushed
  • Heavy-duty 1/2 in. ratcheting nitro-carburized metal chuck with carbide inserts for superior bit gripping strength
  • 3-Mode LED provides lighting in dark or confined spaces up to 20X brighter than previous model
  • LED Spotlight Mode features 20 minute shutoff function allowing for extended work time in dark or confined spaces
  • 20V MAX XR Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless 3-Speed 1/2 in. Hammer Drill (Bare Tool) - DCD996B
  • Belt Hook
  • 360-Degree Side Handle
  • Bare Tool - Batteries and Charger Sold Separately
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warning: This product can expose you to Lead, which is known to the State of California to cause Cancer and Birth Defect/Reproductive Harm. For more information go to


Series: 20V MAX XR
Cordless: Yes
Weight: 3.4 lbs
Batteries Included: 0
Battery System: 20V MAX
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Bluetooth Compatibility: No
Case Included: No
Charger Included: No
Chuck Size: 1/2 in
Chuck Type: Keyless
Clutch Settings: Yes
Handle Type: Pistol
Motor Type: Brushless
No-Load Speed (BPM): 0-450 / 0-1,300 / 0-2,000
No-Load Speed (RPM): 0 - 450 / 0 - 1300 / 0 - 2000
Power Settings: 3
Powered Tool Power Source: Electric - Cordless
Variable Speed Trigger: Yes
Voltage: 20V
Wifi compatibility: No



4.0 / 5.0
24 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (8)
Easy To Use (6)
Powerful (5)
Ergonomic Design (3)
Battery Longevity (if applicable) (3)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (4)
Heavy Duty Requirements (3)
Large Projects (3)
Small Projects (3)
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Good drill
Screw for attaching the belt hanger was MIA
December 15, 2018
4 months ago
Replaced my 18v hammer drill
My 18v hammer drill finally gave up after many good years. Soo far I like this unit. More power and lighter than my previous drill. The clutch is a transition as it is different than the old one but it seems to work well.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
November 17, 2018
Originally posted at
Plenty of power
I really like the power of this drill, and the LED settings are really handy. It’s accomplished everything I’ve used it for with ease. The only downside it is pretty large compared to some of the newest competition. I think a new more compact model is due. Though, even with its size it’s still comfortable to hold and not too heavy.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
November 16, 2018
Originally posted at
I dig it
I use this drill every day to drill through metal, wood, concrete, stone, etc. I got it to replace my old nicad so with the lithium ion battery it runs so much longer, the handle is far more comfortable than the old model, and it's got some serious torque. I didnt give it five stars because nothing is perfect and I dont want to insinuate it is.
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November 15, 2018
Originally posted at
Nice overall - wish it had built-in bit holder
I don’t use this as my every day drill (I also have a 20v compact drill, but when I need a large hole drilled or a hammer drill for concrete this really does a good job. Would have given 5 stars but for some reason dewalt decided to get rid of the built-in bit holders an make them an accessory you have to purchase separately. To me this is a big deal as I’m constantly changing from drill to driver and hate fumbling around looking for my driver bit. I did end up buying the bit holder, but it makes the base of the drill bulky if you also have the tool hook on the other side, especially if you’re using the tough case to store/carry the drill.
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November 15, 2018
Originally posted at
Totally a step up from the first generation xr!
Love this drill immensely, the three speeds help speed up the job when needed or slow down for fine work. The slide switch light function is very clutch for when you forget your flashlight in your bag, or even dies, the light is super bright. I only wish it had the three ring lights like impact gun! I had the first generation xr 3 speed drill and it was phenomenal, never failed me until someone decided they needed it more than me and took it, so I bought this drill in a 6 tool combo pack and it was money well spent, buy once, cry once!
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November 13, 2018
Originally posted at
Good drill, doesn’t last though, red brand better
Been using dewalt all my life and this hammer drill in particular and the model before it both have the same issue, hammer and trigger becomes intermittent. I’ve taken the liberty to open mine up because it’s past warranty and I happen to be an electrician with motor knowledge and noticed wires that had the insulation knicked off and a burning smell coming from the clutch area. Now the clutch has sieved entirely.

poor craftsmanship. I love the yellow and black but it’s just not up to par.
August 30, 2018
Originally posted at
2 months old 1 month of use burned it out
I bought an XR kit & a circular saw a couple of months ago to upgrade from Ryobi & I am not happy I mixed up 4 bags of concrete & burned out my XR hammer drill The flashlight never worked The XR Impact driver trigger catches on the forward/reverse switch in reverse & the release button on my circular saw is a fight to push & has already taken skin of my finger. I would like to know if you will replace my Hammer drill & flashlight
August 11, 2018
Originally posted at
Its my first hammer drill given to me as a gift on Christmas 2016. I used it sparingly until now as I'm drilling a single hole through an 8" concrete foundation. The dril did an awesome job but I needed to make the hole a bit larger. This time around after getting a larger diameter bit the drill would stop after a few minutes. I would pull the trigger...nothing, then it would start and stop, start and stop. Its not the batteries they are were fully charged. Checked U tube, the 20 V drills have an ongoing sodering issue with the two middle sensing wires inside the drill. Like I said disappointed. I'm taking it to a local authorized service center to have them look it over. We'll see how that goes.
July 17, 2018
Originally posted at
Great Tool with Lithium battery
Great Tool with Lithium battery. Drill works fine and very comfortable in hands.
May 26, 2018
Originally posted at

Questions & Answers

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Will the 3 amp 20V non XR batteries work with this drill?
A shopper on Jan 11, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes they do
Does this come with a case?
A shopper on Aug 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, the bare tools do not come with a case.
Would it be possible for you Guys to ship The Dewalt 996 20vmax combi drill to the United I couldn't find any outlets here that have these awesome units.Or do you know how I could purchase one thanks you guys for taking the time to read this short msg??
Tyler on May 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Cpo does not ship outside of the US.

New Vs. Reconditioned

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Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 120 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 20V MAX XR Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless 3-Speed 1/2 in. Hammer Drill (Bare Tool) - DCD996B,
Belt Hook,
360-Degree Side Handle,
Bare Tool - Batteries and Charger Sold Separately
20V MAX XR Cordless Lithium-Ion Brushless 3-Speed 1/2 in. Hammer Drill (Bare Tool) - DCD996B,
Belt Hook,
360-Degree Side Handle,
Bare Tool - Batteries and Charger Sold Separately
Availability: In Stock In Stock
Warranty: 3 Year 1 Year
Price: $129.00 $99.99
You Save: N/A $29.01 (22%)


Most DEWALT® Tools purchased on or after January 1, 2004 come with a warranty package that includes:

Three-Year Limited Warranty. DEWALT will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit or call 1-800-4-DEWALT (1-800-433-9258). This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary in certain states or provinces.

One-Year Free Service Contract. DEWALT will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use, for free, any time during the first year after purchase.

90-Day Money Back Guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your DEWALT Power Tool, Laser, or Nailer for any reason, you can return it within 90 days from the date of purchase with a receipt for a full refund - no questions asked.