Dewalt DKC385C2 Drill Combo Kit With Radio Review

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.