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
New $159.00
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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
Compliance and Restrictions
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: Bare Tool
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Chuck Size: 1/2 in.
Chuck Type: Metal Ratcheting
Clutch Setting: 11
Handle Style: Pistol Grip
Max. Watts Out: 820
No Load Speed (RPM): 0 - 2,000
Speed Settings: 3
Voltage: 20V



3.9 / 5.0
16 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
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1 Star
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend (6)
Easy To Use (5)
Powerful (4)
Battery Longevity (if applicable) (3)
Ergonomic Design (2)
Best Uses
Frequent Use (3)
Heavy Duty Requirements (2)
Large Projects (2)
Small Projects (2)
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
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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
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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
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Great Tool with Lithium battery
Great Tool with Lithium battery. Drill works fine and very comfortable in hands.
May 26, 2018
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Serious workhorse
Only had it for a couple months but I can easily say it's by far the most powerful cordless I've ever wrapped my fingers around. This thing is awesome. Love the work light, and the grip. Manageable for a heavier drill because of the balance and grip. Bores into 5000 lb concrete like butter. I never liked drilling concrete until I got this drill. Dewalt knocked it out of the park with this one.
April 22, 2018
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Light, powerful, useful... Impressive
I'm very impressed with this tool. Light, yet powerful, with three speeds and a quick-chuck, it is another of the many useful tools in DeWalt's 20v range. The variable intensity light works with a touch of the trigger and stays on for 10 sec after trigger release; it's one of those things you didn't know you needed until you have it...
April 11, 2018
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Died after a year
Bought this about a year ago. It has been used heavily and worked well. Now nothing happens when I pull the trigger.
April 10, 2018
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awesome hammer drill/driver
best hammer drill i have ever owned . the drill easily handles everything i do . even better is the dcd996p2 kit . the batteries seem to hold a charge forever and charge very quickly . whether you purchase the bare hammer drill/driver or or any of the kits with batteries and charger you wont be disappointed . thanks again Dewalt for another truly great product .
March 2, 2018
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Great power, short life.
Has great speed and torque. Sadly trigger assembly or something died after two months after receiving as a gift.
February 10, 2018
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This Drill is great, lots of torque and power. Love the new light.
December 17, 2017
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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

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

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 Limited 1 Year Limited
Price: $159.00 $119.00
You Save: N/A $40.00 (25%)


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.