New DeWalt Cordless Drill Press

New DeWalt Drill Press

DeWalt announced another addition to their FlexVolt lineup designed to tackle one of the many job site needs. Let’s take a look at what we know so far about the New DeWalt Drill Press. 

 

Tool Highlights- 

New DeWalt Drill Press 

New DeWalt Cordless Drill Press

Features Listed From DeWalt- 

Model Number – DCD1623GX2

  • HIGH DRILLING CAPACITY: Drill up to a 2 in. hole through 2 in. of structural steel
  • ADJUST SPEED BASED ON THE DEMANDS OF THE JOB with 5 variable speeds for each of the 2 mechanical gears for a total of 10-speed settings
  • PERMANENT MAGNET that requires no electrical charge to attach to steel
  • QUICK CHANGE CHUCK SYSTEM allows for tool-free change between 3/4″ Weldon Shank Bits and 1/2″ keyed chuck
  • GREATER RANGE OF ACCESSORY COMPATIBILITY with the motor height adjustment
  • FORWARD/REVERSE CONTROL to allow for a greater range of applications like tapping
  • HELP TO ILLUMINATE DRILLING AREA with on-board LED
  • Up to 50% faster vs. competitor***
  • LONG RUNTIME: drill up to 40 holes per charge****
  • Up to 32% more powerful when using a DCB609G battery**
  • E-CLUTCH is designed to turn off when it detects rotation, part of the PERFORM & PROTECT™ family
  • TRACK AND LOCATE WITH TOOL CONNECT™ APP: Installing a DEWALT® Tool Connect™

 

My Thoughts

New DeWalt Drill Press 

New DeWalt Cordless Drill Press

While corded tools are still fairly common to see on a job site, especially where steel beams are used in construction, which is used in most commercial buildings today. While a Drill Press like this may not initially appeal to the mainstream tool user, I have to say that even from a woodworking/ woodshop standpoint, a drill press like this would come in very handy.

 

New DeWalt Cordless Drill Press

Especially when incorporating metal into builds, or drilling for precision in wood, often the limits of a standard drill press are ever-present. Rather than trying to take a piece to a stationary press, a user could bring the press to the piece, something I think could serve a wide range of users and applications. 

 

Where You Can Find It

New DeWalt Drill Press 

DeWalt has this packaged with two of their 9.0 Ah FlexVolt Batteries and accessories for $2499.00 from Acme Tools- Available for Pre-Order with shipping estimated for October 31st. 

 

From The Manufacturer 

New Dewalt Drill Press 

Full Press Release- Posted September 7th, 2022 

Tackle challenging metal drilling jobs using the new 20V MAX* Brushless Cordless 2-In. Magnetic Drill Press featuring FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE™ technology (DCD1623). The drill is up to 32% more powerful** with cutting speeds up to 50% faster vs. the competition. Delivering 40 holes per charge, the drill has a capacity of up to 2-In. holes through 2-In. of structural steel. The drill also features the DEWALT E-Clutch® System which detects the motion of the tool and shuts it down in a bind-up situation.

The DEWALT 20V MAX* Brushless Cordless 2 in. Magnetic Drill Press with FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE™ is available now as a bare unit (tool only) or kitted where DEWALT products are sold.

*Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload) is 20 volts. Nominal voltage is 18.

**Up to 32% more powerful – using DCB609G battery vs. DCB205 batteries (sold separately).

Up to 50% faster vs. competitor – on 1/2 inch ASTM A36 steel 13/16 inch hole size using 9Ah battery (sold separately)

Up to 40 holes per charge – on 1/2 inch ASTM A36 steel 13/16 inch hole size using DCB609G battery (sold separately)

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