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Dewalt 996 Top of the range Cordless Drill Kit


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What drill do you recommend?
If you are looking for an excellent Drill to use with your Power Planters - we highly recommend the Dewalt 996 along with 5 A/h high capacity batteries. 
Plus this is an excellent cordless drill for general DIY and trade use. 

We have put together a special kit with DeWalt that includes

DEWALT's most powerful 18V XR Li­ Ion Brushless XRP hammer drill/driver. Includes side handle and 13mm chuck to fit any of the Power Planter Range

2 x 5A/h Lithium Ion Batteries (the largest capacity you can get) $258.00
Fast DeWalt Charger $139.00
TSTAK Compatible Kitbox     $55.00    
Total Value $781.00
Package Deal Price $529

How does our package Price compare?

Bunnings $468.00  (Their store LINK)
GetToolsDirect $469.00 (Their store LINK)

Sydney Tools: $469.00  (Their store LINK)

Full Specs below.

(See blue notes for why this drill package is so ideal to use with your Power Planters)
DCD996P2 Model

  • NEW Automatic high speed hammer drill driver at 38,250 BPM increasing users masonry drilling speed of application
  • NEW 3 Position LED torch, High/Medium/Low settings with High output 20min LED delay lighting up your work place
  • Tough 3 speed all metal transmission for increased runtime and longer tool life  (This is a commercial drill not a home consumer model- It is designed for heavy use)
  • Electronic Clutch with 11 position adjustable torque control for'optimised precision when screw driving (These settings allow you to dig with your Power Planter and not get any kickback/twisting of the drill, making it safe for all users)
  • Includes a TSTAK Compatible Kitbox to organise you tools and accessory storage
  • 13mm ratcheting keyless chuck with automatic spindle lock for fast bit changes
  • Efficient intelligent trigger allowing total control over all applications
  • Improved grip design providing greater application control and maximum comfort
  • Li­-Ion battery packs allows for superior insertion and removal with state of charge indicator
  • Steel belt hook and magnetic bit holder ensure strong storage solutions
  • Multi voltage charger for use with 18V, 14.4V and 10.8V XR Li­Ion battery packs
  • Part of the intelligent XR Lithium Ion Series designed for efficiency and making applications faster


  • Power Planters 207, 307, 312, 324h, 224hd. 
  • Wood Drilling to 55mm
  • Metal Drilling to 15mm
  • Masonry Drilling to 13mm
  • First Fix Installation
  • Second Fix Installation


  • Voltage 18 V
  • Battery Capacity 5.0 Ah
  • Chuck Capacity 1.5 to ­13 mm
  • Power Output 820 Watts
  • No Load Speed 0­450/1300/2000 rpm
  • Beats per Minute 0­8600/25500/38250 bpm
  • Max Torque 95 Nm  (This is the Power Level of the drill for digging - 95 is excellent so if comparing with other drills  be sure to look at this number. There is a significant difference for example between 80 and 95 Torque) 
  • Max. Drilling Capacity [Wood] 55 mm
  • Max. Drilling Capacity [Metal] 15 mm
  • Max. Drilling Capacity [Masonry] 16 mm
  • Weight 2.1 kg (Weighs the same as a 2 litre milk, makes it very manageable)
  • Length 213 mm
  • Height 208 mm
  • Width 70 mm
  • Battery chemistry XR Li­Ion Standard Equipment
  • 2 x 5.0Ah XR Li­Ion battery packs with state of charge indicator  (This is one of the highest Capacity Batteries Available and means you can keep digging whilst the other is on charge and go all day)
  • Multi­voltage XR charger  (If you have any other DeWalt Batteries, they can be charged on this unit as well)
  • Belt hook
  • Magnetic bit holder
  • Multi position side handle  (Having a side handle on your drill is strongly recommend when using the Power Planter. It means you can control it with two hands and not have the drill twisting your wrists)
  • TStak Heavy duty kitbox

Warranty Specifications (We like DeWalt because they really stand by their products giving you excellent Warranty and Guarantees. They can do this because they produce a very sturdy drill)

  • 3 Year Limited Warranty
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee
  • 1 Year Free Service Contract

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Philip Philip Beni
Griffith, Australia

Very Satisfied

What I expected the power planter to be When I started digging my garden It delivered beyond my expectations. So Thumbs up for the Power Planter

Lyn Urquhart
Hazelvale, Australia

completely happy

This drill is the bomb!! Having a handle to attach to one side helps me immensely to control the 24" Power Planter. I would recommend taking that extra step and purchasing the drill. It makes my life so much easier. Now I just have to figure out how to keep it away from the husband..

Gary Stokie
Balwyn North, Australia

Power Planter

Great product to work with; easy to use and 'idiot' proof. Would recommend same.

Esther Ronco
Arcadia, Australia

An Absolute GodSend !

Spent weeks doing the autumn planting with a handfork till my arm gave up, and with two augers sitting in the shed because my power drill was not powerful enough to use them. Finally I purchased a Dewalt 996 Cordless Drill Kit and I'm back planting. What an awesome combination ! Makes planting so much easier and faster from small holes for bulbs to large, deep holes for trees. It brings out all the small stones and if it jams against roots, just slip it in reverse and it glides out. Not only that, I use it to take out weeds, unwanted seedlings, make shallow depressions around roses and shrubs to irrigate or fertilise. Works wonders with winding out the nutgrass too ! I only regret 'killiing' myself when I could have been having fun !

Sally McCreath
Montana , Australia

Love it

Once I had got the settings right to suit my strength and soil type I was digging I didn’t want to stop. It has made life so much easier.

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