Dewalt 20V Max Combo Tool Kit Reviews 2018

By Jack | Updated: October 9, 2018

In the middle of 2011 one of the leading power tool manufacturers, Dewalt released 8 new 20V combo toolkits. If you want to find out more about Dewalt 20V Max Combo Kits, just keep reading!

5 Things To Consider When Buying A Tool Set


One of the first things that you need to do is to think about how much you are willing to spend for the tool set. If you do not have the luxury of financial resources, settle with the basic tool sets, which may be limited in terms if contents, but reasonable when it comes to the price tag.


Make sure that the tool set contains all of the materials that will be needed for the projects that you anticipate to complete. It is impossible to have everything in one box because of the limitless tools that can be used depending on what you intend to do. It will be good to first have an idea on your projects so that you will know the tools that you need.


To be provided with the best value for your money, one thing that you can do is to make sure that the tool set is durable, which equates into its ability to be functional for a longer period of time. This means that you will not need to buy a new one and that you can expect the tool set to maintain its best possible quality for long.


Many of the tools that you will need in the completion of specific projects will be required to be powered by a reliable motor. In this case, make sure to choose a model with a motor that does not only provide high output, but the ability to tackle a wide array of tasks and materials to make it flexible on a variety of projects.

Ease of Use

It is also good to make sure that all of the tools will promote convenience on the part of the user, which means that it will not lead into fatigue when used, especially for an extended period of time. It should also have a case that will provide storage and will make it easy to carry depending on where the job is to be done.

I will tell you about combo kits like DCK280C2, DCK285C2, DCK290L2, DCK292L2, DCK294L3, DCK490L2, DCK491L2, DCK590L2, and many more.

You will learn about contents of each kit and you will see the best deals and offers!

You will find out which power tools are included in these 2-piece, 4-piece, and even 5-piece wireless combo kits.

Dewalt 20V Max Combo Tool Kits

DCK280C2 / DCK491L2 / DCK590L2


Dewalt DCK240C2The right tools make the contractor. And the Dewalt DCK240C2 is a favorite amongst people of such professions, for this particular model comes as a set of two tools. Instead of having to carry around many different drills, this single one does the job.

The DEWALT DCK240C2 20v Lithium Drill Driver/Impact Combo Kit (1.5Ah) includes 2 power tools and couple accessories. A DCD771 Drill and Driver, a one hand loading DCF885 ¼ inch Impact Driver, 20V MAX* Lithium Ion 1.3 Ah battery Packs and 20V MAX* charger. Of course, to carry them all it comes with a suitable carrier.

The kit also provides a belt for the ease of work. Other than that a great feature of this set is that all the tools are compatible with 20Volt MAX battery or charger out there.


DCK277C2 consists of DCF787 and DCD777


DEWALT DCK280C2DEWALT DCK280C2 combo Kit is a 2 toolkit consisting of DCD780 1/2-inch drill/driver and DCF885 1/4-inch impact driver.

The DCK280C2 is an excellent choice for people like cabinet makers, plumbers, and contractors, to go through various applications.

This set consists of three items, which together make your life easier. In addition to these two power tools, you also get 2 pieces of 20-volt max 1.5 Ah lithium-ion batteries, a 30-minute Energy Star-rated charger, a bit tip holder, two belt hooks for your convenience, and a plastic storage and carrying case for transporting your toolkit.

With the 20Volt MAX ½ inch drill driver, which can work with two different speed transmissions, 0-600 and 0-2000, you will likely never look back at your old drill set again.

The impact driver, on the other hand, is only 5.5 inches from front to the back which makes it just right to reach those tight spots. It only weighs 2.8 pounds, so it is not only easy to carry but also super easy to work with.

The LEDs are the perfect addition to help spot correctly in small spaces and also great at preventing accidents.

Most of the reviews are positive. Some buyers loved that the wobble was negligible, and mentioned that is rare.

DCK281C2 vs DCK281D2

Both models have been phased out and replaced by DCK283D2 tool set with brushless motors.

If you are wondering what isthe difference between them – DCK281C2 came with 1.5Ah batteries and DCK281D2 came with 2Ah batteries/


DEWALT DCK285C2If you need a more versatile entry-level combo kit, nothing beats DCK285C2 set.

It includes DCD785 1/2-inch hammer drill and the compact DCF885 1/4-inch impact driver. You will also get two 20V MAX* 1.5 Ah Li-Ion battery packs, two belt hooks, a battery charger, and a plastic box for storage and transportation

DCK280C2 vs DCK285C2 vs DKC385C2 – What Is The Difference?

There are few minor differences between Dewalt DCK280C2, DCK285C2, and DKC385C2 combo kits.

DCK280C2 contains:

  • -DCD780 1/2-inch drill/driver
  • -DCF885 1/4-inch impact driver

DCK285C2 contains:

  • DCD785 1/2-inch hammer drill
  • DCF885 1/4-inch impact driver

DKC385C2 contains:

  • DCD785 1/2-inch hammer drill
  • DCF885 1/4-inch impact driver
  • DCR018 worksite radio

DCK286D2 and DCK287D2

DCK286D2 consists of DCD795 hammerdrill and DCF886 impact driver and accessories.

DCK287D2 is an upgraded version with DCD796 hammer drill and DCF887.


Dewalt DCK290L2_K1Dewalt DCK290L2 combo kit comes with DCD985 1/2-inch hammer drill and DCF885 1/4-inch impact drill driver.

You will also get a set of 2 20-volt max 3.0 Ah lithium-ion batteries, a quick battery charger, a 360-degree side handles for the drill, belt hook, and a handy storage and carrying bag.


DEWALT DCK292L2If you are looking for a basic quality toolkit with a reciprocating saw, you should check out DCK292L2 combo kit.

It includes DCD785 1/2-inch hammer drill and the DCS380 reciprocating saw together with 2 pieces of 20-volt max 3.0 Ah lithium-ion batteries with a quick charger, a side handle, and a carrying bag.


DEWALT DCK294L3If you need nothing more than a power screwdriver and a drill, look at the DKC294L3 kit.

It includes a DCD985 hammer drill and a12V DCF610 1/4-inch screwdriver with two battery packs and other regular accessories.


DCK299M2 has DCD996 hammer drill and DCF887 driver.


Dewalt DKC385C2 is the 3 piece combo kit from Dewalt 20V Max product series and is often referred to as the ‘Dewalt combo kit with radio’.

It includes 3 tools and related accessories like battery charger and a bag.Dewalt DKC3852

The included gadgets are:

  • DCF885 1/4-inch impact driver
  • DCD785 compact hammer drill
  • DCR018 worksite radio

The cool thing is all these tools share the same lithium-ion battery pack. The kit comes with 2 batteries.

Here is the interesting thing. The worksite radio can be powered not only by the included 20V Max battery, but also by 12V Max or 18V NiCad/Li-Ion batteries, and it also can be plugged into the wall outlet. That means you will not waste the battery power on listening to music if you have a wall outlet at hand.

If you have paid attention to the recent new Dewalt product, you should notice that DKC385C2 is very similar to DKC285C2. The main difference is that the 385 kit features the radio.

If you compare the prices of these two products you will see that the price difference is several tens of dollars.

Is it worth to pay extra for durable radio with digital tuner, LCD display with clock, five AM/FM presets, a USB power port you can use for charging your other gadgets, and an auxiliary port for connection to digital audio devices? I believe it is a sweet deal.

DCK420D2 and DCK421D2

DCK421D2 consists of DCD780 drill/driver, DCF885 impact driver, DCS393 circular saw, and DCL040 LED worklight. DCK420D2 has DCS381 recipocal saw instead of circular.


DEWALT DCK490L2If you chose DCK490L2 combo kit you would get a DCD985 premium hammer drill, DCF885 impact driver, a DCS381 reciprocating saw, and DCL040 LED work light.

The kit is bundled with two 20-volt max batteries and universal 12-volt max/20-volt max battery charger, a belt hook and 360-degree side handle, and a contractor bag.


DEWALT DCK491L2DEWALT DCK491L2 combo kit is a 4 toolkit produced by Dewalt.

This kit includes 4 cordless tools – DCD985 hammer drill, DCF885 circular saw, DCS381 reciprocating saw and DCL040 LED work light.

With these tools, you can work on almost any home and even industrial building and renovation tasks.

With this kit you also get 2 20-volt max 3.0 Ah lithium-ion batteries, a universal 12-volt/20-volt max lithium-ion battery charger, a belt hook, one 360-degree side handles for drill and a contractor bag.


DEWALT DCK590L2You get five power tools with the DCK590L2 combo kit, including DCD985 hammer drill, DCF885 1/4-inch impact driver, DCS393 circular saw, DCS381 reciprocating saw, and even a DCL040 LED work light. Add usual accessories like 2 lithium-ion batteries, charger etc.

Dewalt DCS380 vs DCS381

I noticed that people are often searching for differences between DCS380 and DCS381 reciprocating saws and I decided to look into it.

When I compared DCS381 vs DCS380 it was difficult to see any differences. The product descriptions on Amazon and Dewalt website are identical, so I had to dig deeper.

Here is what I found. According to user reviews, the DCS381, in fact, features shorter stroke and lacks 4-way blade holder. DCS381 is believed to be a cheaper version of DCS380 specially designed for including in combo kits.


If you take the DCK590L2 kit and add the DCR006 Bluetooth speaker, you get the DCK620D2.


DEWALT DCK655XDEWALT DCK655X Combo Kit is a 6 piece tool set that includes DCD950 Cordless Hammer Drill, DC385 Reciprocating Saw, DC825 Impact Driver, DC411 Cut-Off Tool, and DW919 Floodlight.




DEWALT DCX6401To call the Dewalt DCX6401 anything other than amazing would be a crime. Consisting of four different tools with added complements that make the main components function better, this is one power toolkit that all professionals and everyday users should possess.

All running at 36 volts, the tools, which are two saws, a combo of drill, driver, and hammer, and a portable flashlight, are capable of performing smoothly without any hiccups whenever the need arises.

What’s more, these tools offer variety in their use as opposed to one-dimensional products and can fill the roles of many household tools and even surpass them at specific works.


DCD771 drill driver, DCF885 impact driver, and DCD740 angle drill, DCS381 reciprocating and DCS393 circular saw, DCS355 oscillating tool and DCL040 LED worklight, DCG412 grinder, and DCR006 BT speaker – do you need anything else?