DeWALT 5-in-1 Interchangeable Chuck Drill/Driver

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DeWALT DCD703F1 XTREME 12V MAX  5-in-1 Drill/Driver Review

DeWALT 5-in-1 Interchangeable Chuck Drill/Driver

Manufacturer: DeWALT
Model number: DCD703F1
Price: 179.00
Power source: 12 Volt
Motor size: Brushless
Weight: 1.6 bare tool, no accessory
Last year we published our Head-to-Head on multi-head drill/ drivers. The multi-head driver-category has been around a long time, or at least there has been one multi-head compact cordless drill around for a long time and that’s the Festool CXS. As best we can tell the first version of it was released in Europe over 8 years ago (that’s a lifetime in cordless tools!). Other than some minor changes and improved battery technology not much has changed on the current version of the CXS. But its popularity here in the US has clearly pushed other manufacturers to take notice. In fact, the recent release of the Milwaukee 2505 looks like a close relative of the CXS and now the DEWALT 5-in-1 Drill Driver.

Multi-head cordless drill drivers are popular due to their lightweight, compact size, ability to provide access in uniquely challenging locations, and precision drilling and driving control.

With these compact cordless tools combined with the accessories mentioned above, one kit can tackle a wide range of tasks on the job without requiring multiple cordless tools. The flexibility and portability capabilities that these multi-head drill drivers offer are quite impressive.

DEWALT 5-in-1 Interchangeable Chuck Drill/Driver Specifications

Chuck Size3/8 in
Chuck DesignKeyless
Maximum RPM1500
Variable SpeedYes
Color / FinishYellow/Black
Housing MaterialPlastic
Lock-on SwitchYes
Switch TypeTrigger
Length (in)4.96
Width (in)2.26
Side HandleNo
Net Tool Weight (lbs)1.6 lbs

DeWALT 5-in-1 Interchangeable Chuck Drill/Driver – Overview

The DEWALT 5-in-1 driver is a compact, lightweight, modified drill driver with [4] four dedicated interchangeable attachments:

  • ¼” Hex Quick Release Bit Holder
  • 3/8” Keyless Chuck
  • ¼” Hex Quick Release Offset Bit Holder
  • Right Angle Attachment

A brushless motor, 2-speed settings, and 15 clutch settings allow the user to dial in their fastening. The well-placed and bright led light-up cabinet interiors and tore kick spaces nicely.

We think the 12-volt system was the right platform for this tool. Less than 5 in. long, and weighing 1.6 lbs. (without battery or attachments)and fits nicely in confined spaces, tight corners, or offset fastening situations.

We found the attachments easy to execute and DEWALT’s one-handed bit loading with the 1/4 in. hex quick-release attachment is always a welcomed feature, and one that many have copied.

The interchangeable head has approx 16 different settings which allow you to get the tool and the attachments into tight locations.

DEWALT 5-in-1 driver Kit  Includes

    • (1) 5-in-1 Drill Driver with interchangeable chucks
    • (1) DCB122 12V MAX 2.0Ah Battery
    • (1) DCB112 Charger
    • (1) Belt Hook
    • (1) Kit Bag

DeWALT 5-in-1 Interchangeable Chuck Drill/Driver


The MRO, electrical, plumbing, and installation trades will benefit most from these tools as they provide the best access and feature-rich accessories in one tool. These are best thought of as “installation” drivers used in the finishing stages of construction and remodeling. We found the DEWALT 5-in-1 driver compact, effective, and powerful enough for most, if not all, of the installation fastening we encountered in the last 2-months.

This tool now lives in my shop and has become invaluable in my cabinet and bookcase assembly operations. Recommended!

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Rob Robillard

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob Robillard

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1 Comment

  1. Goody


    Great review.

    I got a great deal on the Bosch 12V Flexiclick (a refurb for under $120 with two 2ah batteries). I am a big fan of this type of tool for cabinetry or final finish work in a house. I recently took my first job for a friend installing built-in cabinets. I found the flexiclick was the only tool I needed on site; it’s easy to keep the bits I need in one of the attachments and literally click them on when needed.

    Although the Milwaukee 12v line is much more complete, I think the Bosch 12V line still has a lot going for it in a cabinetry and finish work application. Bosch’s lasers, their 12v jigsaw, and oscillating tool seem to be pretty refined. They seem to be finesse over power, which I like in that type of work.

    With all that, it seems I’m building in a Dewalt 18v, Bosch 12v, and corded Festool setup. I’m pretty happy with it.

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