Dewalt DWD210G Corded Drill Review 

By  Enda McLarnon

Dewalt DWD210G Corded Drill Review

This is our review of the very popular Dewalt DWD210G corded drill. This particular model came out at number 2 position on our top 10 list of corded drills.  This is a classic 1/2" chuck pistol grip drill that is affordable and highly rated by many buyers.

The DEWALT DWD210G 10-Amp 1/2-Inch Pistol-Grip Drill has a very high 92% buyer satisfaction rating according to online buyers, so combines a great brand name, an affordable price and a very high buyer satisfaction rating. 

These are all great signs for any potential buyer. Check out our main review below to find out why.

Just before we do the review though, we have included just a little information about the actual Dewalt company, as it is always good to know that type of information, before considering any purchase.

A Little About the Dewalt Company

The ‚ÄčDewalt company were founded in Leola Pennsylvania as far back as 1924. They expanded quickly in 1941 to meet the demands of Government orders for National Defense. They introduced their portable electric tools in 1992 and these were aimed at the residential contractor market, contractors, remodellers and professional woodworkers.

In 1994 they introduced a wide range of cordless power tools. In 2010 they introduced a range of Lithium-Ion cordless tools and a new range of Diamon Edge blades for saws. In 2013 they introduced a range of brushless motor power tools.

They have continued to innovate and bring many new power tools to the market, and their motto has always been to deliver guaranteed tough products.

Dewalt DWD210G Corded Drill Main Review

Just below you will find the main review we have written on the Dewalt DWD210G model. This includes a specification that explains the benefits. It also includes how buyers rate the drill, what buyers have to say about their purchase with a pros and cons table, and also a video review along with our overall verdict.

Dewalt DWD210G Main Specification & Benefits

In this section we have a look at the key specification details of this popular drill. We also explain how each specification can benefit you as a potential end user.

  • This is a corded drill
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    It is NOT a hammer drill so not suitable for drilling into concrete
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    Has a powerful 10 Amp motor that can deliver speeds of 0-1200 RPM
  • Suitable for drilling wood and metal
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    It has a 1/2" keyed chuck
  • Has a 2 finger rubber variable speed trigger, which simply means that the farther the trigger switch is depressed, the faster the drill will go
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    This drill is reversible so the chuck can go both clockwise and anti-clockwise - this is changed by a lever just above the trigger
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     Has a very useful soft grip side handle
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    Weighs 4.9 lbs
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    Comes with a 3 year limited warranty and 80 day money back guarantee for complete peace of mind

This DWD210G also has a built in overload protection. That is a feature that is designed to protect the motor from overheating. If the drill is used for too long, or the motor becomes over loaded it will automatically switch off.

Don't worry though as if you leave it for 10 minutes it will come back on again.

It also has a metal gear housing which will help make this drill last for ages.

Can handle the following drill capacities:


  • Spade Bit up to 1-1/2"
  • Hole Saw  up to 3-5/8"
  • Self Feed up to 2-9/16"
  • Auger bit up to 1-1/2


  • Twist bit up to 1/2"
  • Hole saw up to 2"

What's in the Box?

DWD210G 1/2-Inch VSR Pistol Grip Drill, 360-degree locking side handle with soft grip, and a chuck key with holder.

How Buyers Rate the Dewalt DWD210G Drill

Buyer Satisfaction

As you can see this Dewalt drill has received overall a 92% buyer satisfaction rating. That is an excellent score by any standards.

  • 82 out of every 100 buyers rated this as the full 5 stars
  • Only 3% of all buyers gave this a low review

We explain these ratings in more detail just below.

What Buyers Say About the Dewalt DWD210G
Pros & Cons Table

The easiest way to capture what buyers had to say is to read all the reviews and then summarise those reviews. That is what we do here at Tool and Go, and we have then put these together in a simple pros and cons table.

  • 92% buyer satisfaction
  • A tough and reliable drill according to most buyers
  • Lightweight for a corded drill
  • The side handle is really useful for drilling as it gives you a lot more control and stability
  • Great balance to weight ratio and feels nice and balanced in your hand
  • A really solid, well made product that feels really good in your hands
  • Some buyers thought this was too expensive
  • The torque is high enough for most household tasks but not for very heavy duty drilling

Our Overall Verdict on the Dewalt DWD210G Corded Drill

It is very difficult to disagree with a buyer satisfaction rating of 92%. We are not going to disagree as this is an excellent drill. If you ever own this drill, then you will be a very satisfied person. This drill is made by a great company in Dewalt, and has been built to last.

The 1/2" chuck is an ideal size and the drilling capacities in both wood and steel are right up there with the best of any corded drills.

If however you have decided that this is not the drill for you, then please feel free to check out our top 10 list of corded drills, by clicking here.

This DWD210G model though did come in at number 2 on our list, so it is right up there as you can see. This is not a complicated drill and the features are all pretty basic, but that is good because very little can go wrong.

The motor is powerful, the variable speed very useful and it can be reversed which is also handy. We also like the fact that this drill has overload protection to save the motor.

We also like the fact that there are no major complaints about this one. The smaller complaints were about particularly heavy duty drilling, and let's face it, most of us do not do that on a regular basis.

Overall we are happy to recommend this Dewalt DWD210G to any potential buyer, thanks to its very high quality and durability.

Enda McLarnon

Enda McLarnon is now retired and is now enjoying writing about his love of power tools. All types of these tools are now available and they make working on projects and DIY jobs around the home a great deal of fun

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