The DEWALT Bare-Tool DC825B ¼ inch 18-Volt Cordless Impact Driver is a durable and convenient heavy-duty impact driver of 18V created for light and medium applications for screws, handles, and fasteners. The DC825B is smaller in size than regular drivers, with a small hand print of 5 ¾ inches. It is lightweight, weighing only 4.6 pounds even with the not-included battery. The DC825 has a high speed motor of up to 2,400 rpm that makes any project a breeze. The replaceable brushes increase the convenience and serviceability of the driver, as regular maintenance and replacement of the brushes will contribute to a longer productive life of the tool.
DEWALT Bare Tool DC825B Features
- This tool comes with no battery
- The compact size fits all hands and into smaller repair areas
- The light weight reduces hand fatigue
- The frameless motor extends the tool life
- 1330 lbs of torque for those needing strength
- 2400 rpm capacity for speed
- Brushes are replaceable for longer durability
- Anti-slip grip for control and safety
- Cordless for maximum convenience
DEWALT Bare Tool DC825B Reviews
There were over 200 customer reviews and the customer rating average was 5 stars of 5 stars. Customers raved over the convenience and reliability of this DEWALT DC825B driver. Customers constantly discussed the mighty torque of this lightweight driver. Even though the driver weighs only 4.5 pounds with the battery installed, customer reported that driving screws into raw wood was no difficulty. Several mentioned their wives and girlfriends enjoyed the tool also because of the smallness and light weight of the product.
One customer noted he owned 9 drivers from 3 different manufacturers and this driver was his favorite among them all. Another customer stated he framed half a house with this driver and could have finished the other half easily but others were completing that part. A different customer discussed using this driver underneath his Mini Cooper and was very impressed with how it would fit into the tight places. Several people stated they wish they had bought the DEWALT driver years ago.
Customers stated that it was much easier to drive screws with a driver than with their previous tool choice, a drill. Several consumers liked the light that came with the driver, said it had just enough light they didn’t need to hold a flashlight or wear a headlamp for their projects. The LED is bright and capable of reflecting well in tight and restricted places.
Negative comments were mostly regarding the packaging of the product. One customer stated his was just thrown in a box with the instruction manual on top. He thought he might have received a returned item. Several liked the price of the driver but did not like having to buy a battery and charger however most agreed a bigger price would include those accessories. There were comments that the torque was so strong it would strip small screws very quickly, so be careful to be gentle in those situations. A number of consumers noted the DEWALT bits were not as good or as cheap as other brands and would strip out much faster. This packaging does not come with a case. There is a bit of engine smell when first using the driver, but after a breaking in period the odor diminishes.
DEWALT Bare Tool DC825B Review Summary
The DEWALT Bare-Tool DC825B 1/4-Inch 18-Volt Cordless Impact Driver comes highly recommended by the home do-it-yourself guys and the professional builders alike. Even car mechanics suggested buying the ratchet set to fit and used it on engine blocks and to change flat tires for the lug nuts. No one complained about delivery or assembly. Several clients noted the DEWALT battery packs are interchangeable so if you have one battery and charger it will fit all the tools with the same voltage recommendation. Since this is a Bare-Tool it does not come with a case or box or any accessories. If you are planning to build a deck or install drywall, this tool is a necessity. Don’t let the small size fool you as it has a big torque and lots of go power.
Commercial HVAC installers really love the smaller size of this tool that doesn’t diminish in strength. There are a lot of moving parts inside the HVAC unit and the small hand print of the DEWALT driver is convenient to fit inside. Several carpenters mentioned that there was no need for pilot holes in 2 by 4s with this driver and it was also exceptional for framing a house. This DC825B is a highly recommended product with no complaints at all.