DeWalt is constantly improving on their cordless drills, and the DCD777C2 Canada model is a good example. It’s an increase in torque, decrease in weight and dimensions, and all for the same price as the last cordless drill model version was when it was first released in Canada.
Of course, now the previous model, the DCD771C2, is cheaper but still a good option for a cordless drill in Canada. Check out the overview and alternatives section for more on that.
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DeWalt has long been among the top choices for cordless drills in Canada. With the 20V lithium-ion Max tool line, including the availability of the DCD777C2 in Canada, DeWalt often sells the most cordless drills of anyone.
DeWalt DCD777C2 Specs
The DCD777C2 is the successor to the popular DCD771C2 cordless drill. The new version, the 777, is a brushless XR rated tool, while the 771 is a 20V max model with a brushed motor.
With the brushless motor, the DCD777C2 cordless drill weighs 0.3 lbs less and lasts longer per charge, all the while delivering more drilling and screwing power than the 771.
With 2 speeds (0-450rpm and 0-1600rpm), 15 clutch settings, and a high performance motor that produces 500 in-lb of torque, you can enjoy 20 percent more runtime than the brushed motor design.
DeWalt DCD777C2 Specifications
- Torque – 500 in-lb
- Weight – 1.17 kgs without battery (2.6 lbs), approximately 1.5 kgs with the battery (3.3 lbs)
- LED with 20 second delay after trigger release
- Compact design – only 19.1 cm front to back (7.52 inches)
- 20 volt battery compatible with all DeWalt 20V lithium-ion battery packs
- rated at 340 watts out by DeWalt
- comes with 2 battery packs and a charger, and a soft carrying toolbag
DeWalt DCD777C2 Price
The DCD777C2 price is right in the middle of the field. It’s more expensive than some of the less reliable, and less professional-minded brands like Black & Decker or Ryobi, but the DCD777C2 price is also lower than drills from Makita and Bosch.
With the reliability ratings of the DeWalt DCD777C2 in Canada, we think the price point makes this cordless drill a great buy. If it’s a little too expensive, you could downgrade to the DeWalt DCD771C2 previous generation drill without sacrificing build quality and reliability.
DeWalt DCD777C2 Review
Reviewed.com ranked the DEWALT DCD777C2 Canada – 20V Max Lithium-Ion Brushless Compact Drill Driver as the #2 on their list claiming it was the 'Best for Bigger Jobs' in their product review. [September 2018]
Some of the cordless drills in this review had 3/8 chucks so they were lighter and smaller. However, this 1/2 chuck cordless drill still received 'best for bigger jobs' from the site because of its versatility, large powerful battery, and design.
DCD777C2 Canada Overview and Alternatives
This DeWalt Cordless drill is a great all-around option for a cordless drill in Canada. With the brushless motor, it lasts much longer on each charge than the brushed motors. The cordless drill comes with 2 battery packs, so you can always have one charging while working so you rarely need to take a break – unless you want to!
The DCD777C2 is incredibly durable, and has survived multiple falls from a 6 foot ladder. Plus, it comes with a 3 year limited warranty, a 1 year free service guarantee, and a 90-day money back guarantee from DeWalt.
If you are looking for a cheaper version because you just need a good cordless drill, then look to the slightly older 771 version with the brushed motor. Keep in mind this older cordless drill won’t last as long, but if you are using it for small jobs around the house that won’t a problem.
If you are only going to ever buy a single cordless drill, rather than a whole shed full of job-specific tools, then we suggest upgrading to the DeWALT DCD778C2 – it’s the same drill as the DCD777 but it has a hammer-drill feature.
If you want something more durable, then the DeWalt DCD791D2 is a good choice because it is slightly more powerful but comes with a metal ratcheting clutch rather than the plastic clutch in the DCD777C2 Canada model. That makes it a great drill that can handle any job you might come across.
DeWalt DCD777C2 vs DCD771C2
When comparing the dcd777c2 vs the dcd771c2, you’ll realize that they are very similar. The main difference is that the newer dcd777c2 is a Max XR model while the dcd771 is not.
That means the dcd777 has a brushless motor, which gives it more power while maintaining a lighter tool weight, and a longer battery life. Since the brushless motor is also smaller, the tool head is shorter.
Since the dcd771 cordless drill is not an XR version, it will be cheaper than the dcd777. If one is cheaper than the other, then you’ll do good to choose the one that costs less. Both tools are excellent cordless drills.
DeWalt DCD777C2 vs DCD708C2
The dcd708c2 is part of DeWalt’s cordless Atomic series. That means it’s lighter and more compact than the other cordless drill options, but typically costs more.
If you’re in Canada, you’re problems don’t stop there – the dcd708c2 is not available online anywhere in Canada when we published this cordless drill review.
DeWalt DCD777C2 vs DCD778C2
By all accounts, the dcd777c2 Canada and the dcd778c2 in Canada are the exact same tool. They both have brushless motors, they both have a 2 speed, variable speed trigger, and they both have a 340 UWO rating from DeWalt.
The dcd778 has a different model number to denote that it has one additional feature that the dcd777c2 doesn’t have – hammer drilling. The dcd778 has a hammer function that can deliver up to 29,750 beats per minute allowing you to drill into masonry and concrete with relative ease.
Because of the hammer drill feature, the total tool weight of the DCD778C2 is 0.1 lbs heavier than the DCD777C2 cordless drill.
The DCD778C2 is also assembled in the USA.