Dewalt DCK280C2 20-Volt Max Drill Combo Kit Reviews

By Jack | Updated: June 5, 2014

If you are looking for a quality combo kit which combines a 1/2-inch drill/driver and 1/4-inch impact driver, the DEWALT DCK280C2 combo drill kit is an answer.

DCK280C2 is a two tool combo kit manufactured by Dewalt.

Dewalt DCK280C2 20-Volt Max Drill Combo Kit ReviewIt is ideal for those people who simultaneously need and use these two tools, like cabinet makers, plumbers, and contractors, to go through various applications.

So if you are in need of a drill and an impact driver for whatever reason it may serve you, you should definitely check out the DCK280C2 set.

Package Contents

  • Dewalt DCD780 1/2-inch drill/driver
  • Dewalt DCF885 1/4-inch impact driver
  • two 20-volt max 1.5 Ah lithium-ion batteries
  • one 30-minute Energy Star-rated charger
  • one bit tip holder
  • two belt hooks
  • one hard plastic storage
  • carrying case


The drill from DCK280C2 set lets the users choose from the two speed options (0-600 rpm and 0-2000 rpm) to suit whatever speed the tasks require. The two speed options are said to be 30% faster compared to the current drill in the market. In addition, its 320 watt high efficiency motor brings superior performance in light and moderate drilling jobs.

On the other hand, the DCK280C2’s impact driver has a bit gripping strength that reduces slippage, and in effect promotes longer tool life. It can load ΒΌ hex chuck that can hold up to 1 inch of bit tips for easy fastening in cramped spaces. Also, the impact driver has three LED light for visibility in dim and dark environments.

Both Dewalt 20V Max Combo Kits are very comfortable to use and small enough to use in small and tight spaces. It also has longer run time. So DEWALT DCK280-C2 is a recommended tool if you ought to do long hour repair ot construction jobs.


This combo kit may seem pricey compared to the other power tool kits available now in the market. However, if you are looking for a long term use of these tools and you want a quality one, the price tag may not be as important.

Also, for those people with smaller frame and weaker arms, they may find DEWALT DCK280C2 heavy, but nonetheless, it can still be used by everyone.


If you are a little tight on the budget, you may then want to look for other power tool kits. But if you can shed a little more, it is best recommended to purchase DEWALT DCK280-C2.

The tools included have quality and is very comfortable to use. It fits snugly in one’s hand and very easy to operate. If you are planning to use these tools for a long time, this one can be worth the purchase.

Compatible Accessories

  • Dewalt DCB201 1.5 Ah 20V Li-Ion Compact Battery
  • Dewalt DCB200 3.0 Ah 20V Li-Ion Premium Battery
  • DeWalt DW2169 Impact-Driver-Ready Accessory Set, 38-Piece
  • DEWALT DW2180 35-Piece Impact Ready Drilling/Fastening Set

Dewalt DCK240C2 vs DCK280C2

Here is the comparison table of Dewalt DCK280C2 vs DCK240C2.

 Dewalt DCK240C2Dewalt DCK280C2
Drill/DriverDCD771 DCD780
Impact DriverDCF885 DCF885
Battery2x 20V MAX* Lithium Ion 1.3 Ah Battery Packs2x 20V MAX* Lithium Ion 1.5 Ah Battery Pack
Charger20V MAX* Charger20V MAX* Charger
AccessoriesContractor BagContractor Bag, bit tip holder, belt hooks

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As you can see in the comparison table above there are 3 differences between 240C2 and 280C2 kits:

  • DCK280C2 packs couple of extra accesories – belt hooks and bit tip holder
  • You can expect longer battery life from 1.5Ah batteries of 280C2 kit
  • The most important difference is the DCD780 drill/driver you get with the DCK280C2 – it is more powerful and faster, but at the same time lighter than DCD771 from the other kit.

Where to Buy DEWALT DCK280C2?

This is one of the latest additions to the Dewalt product line, so not all retailers carry this item. If you are considering buying this tool set, check the current price by clicking on this link.