18 Volt Cordless Combo Kit Head to Head
DEWALT DCK592L2 20V MAX Premium 5-Tool Combo Kit
Model DCK592L2 – $548
3 Year Limited Warranty, 1 Year Free Service Contract
Kit Includes: Impact Driver, Hammerdrill, Circular Saw, Reciprocating Saw, Work Light, (2) 3.0 Ah Batteries and Charger.
While this kit is called “Premium” by DEWALT that is a bit misleading as we consider the XR line to be the premium option. While this kit isn’t the XR line it is a good quality kit featuring their new 20V MAX battery platform. This kit offers excellent value as it’s only 10% more than the Ridgid kit and also includes two batteries.
The DEWALT 20V MAX 5-Tool Kit we tested included five tools: LED Work Light, Impact Driver, Hammerdrill, Circular Saw, Reciprocating Saw, two batteries, a charger, and large canvas storage bag.
- LED Work Light #DCL040 – LED work light delivers 110 lumens of light output.
- ¼” Hex Impact Driver #DCF885 – 1,400 in-lb torque, compact design, 3 LED lights, and quick release bit anvil.
- ½” Hammerdrill # DCD985 – 3-speed all-metal transmission, heavy-duty 1/2″ metal ratcheting chuck with carbide inserts, 34,000 max blows per min, and LED light.
- 6-½” Circular Saw #DCS391 – 3700 RPM motor, magnesium shoe, and 50 degree bevel.
- Reciprocating Saw #DCS380 – 4-Position Blade Clamp, 1-1/8″ stroke length, variable speed trigger with 0-3000 spm, and pivoting adjustable shoe.
The DCK592L2 kit a very good contractor grade 5-tool kit. The circular saw, impact driver and hammerdrill are all very good quality and offer PRO grade performance. The reciprocating saw performed well in our tests but doesn’t appear to offer the PRO grade fit and finish as some of the other brands “premium products”. The adjustable shoe seemed too loose and wobbly to be effective in extreme conditions.
The highlight of this kit is the combination of the ¼” Impact Driver and the ½” Hammerdrill. Both tools have great fit and finish and definitely earn the PRO label. While the impact driver performs very well, it doesn’t offer some of the features on the new XR models (most notably 3-speed selection). The hammerdrill offers a metal 3-speed transmission making it an extremely versatile and useful tool on any job site. The entire hammerdrill has the fit and finish of a heavy duty commercial product.
This kit does come with a very good quality, large, over the shoulder canvas storage bag. The bag has plenty of room for all the tools and a few accessories.
This kit does offer a decent value priced at $548. However, because the kit comes with only 3.0 Ah batteries you’ll want to consider that when comparing the price of the other kits and their larger batteries.
Overall we’d give this kit 4.5 out of 5 stars. The majority of the tools are heavy duty with very good fit and finish. This kit would likely score a bit better if it included larger 4.0 or 5.0 Ah battery packs.
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