DEWALT DCF610S2 12-Volt Max 1/4-Inch Screwdriver Kit Review

One of the highest-rated and best-reviewed products in the market, you cannot go wrong with the Dewalt DCF610S2. It is a compact and lightweight power tool that uses two 12-Volt lithium-ion batteries for all the screw driving needs you need 1-inch bit tips can be used for its one-handed loading ¼-inch hex chuck.

The only, and not really a major, downside of this tool is that it has no indicator of how much power the battery has left. But the beauty of it using a lithium-ion kind of battery is that you can charge it whenever you want, in between jobs.

DEWALT DCF610S2 12-Volt Max 1/4-Inch Screwdriver Kit

Pros:

  • 160 units watts out of max power
  • 15 clutch settings
  • 1,050 rpm no-load speed
  • Shadowless work surfaces because of its 3 LED lights
  • Perfect for use in small spaces because of its compact design
  • Belt hook included
  • Covered by a 3-year warranty, 1-year free service and 90-day money back guarantee

Cons:

  • No battery level indicator

Our Opinion

Sensible Max Power and Speed

DEWALT DCF610S2 12-Volt Max 1/4-Inch Screwdriver KitThis compact and lightweight power tool weighs only 22 pounds and measures 12.8 x 8.8 x 3.5 inches. With these dimensions, it is perfect for easy and comfortable overhead applications. It balances well in the hand and lessens the fatigue in your arms. Installing shelves and cabinets would no longer be as tedious because, with a small tool like this, your arms would experience less strain.

The DCF610S2 has a max power of 160 units watts out with a no-load speed of 0-1050 revolutions per minute. You can control the amount of torque you need to best suit for the job you need to use it for. Remember that different screws need different amounts of power to be driven into different kinds of materials.

You need to vary the speed according to what variables you have because the same screws would not always need the same amount of power to be screwed into materials that have different hardness. Avoid using too much torque power when screwing into a softer surface to avoid splitting and breaking.

Convenient Lithium Ion Batteries

DEWALT DCF610S2 12-Volt Max 1/4-Inch Screwdriver KitThe Dewalt DCF610S2 comes with two 12-V batteries which you will both need to be able to use it. The batteries are 1.5 mAh lithium-ion batteries which means that the battery will be able to last long before you need to recharge, depending on how much you use it in one project of course. Longer fasteners will need more time sinking so they would require more battery power than shorter ones, so if you are using longer fasteners then expect the battery to drain much faster.

The fact that this too uses lithium-ion batteries should appeal enough to buyers because this type of battery is much more efficient than other kinds. It has high energy density making the power of the tool last longer so no pausing in the middle of your work. And this is cost-effective because, unlike NiCad and NiMH batteries, they no longer need priming.

NiCad and NiMH batteries need to be fully drained before you charge them again to be able to charge it to its maximum capacity. Lithium ion, however, can be charged whenever you need to recharge it without it getting fully drained first. This is called the memory feature.

Covered by Extensive Warranties

DEWALT DCF610S2 12-Volt Max 1/4-Inch Screwdriver KitProduct warranties are important to consumers because they ensure the durability, and reliability of the product. If manufacturers are confident with the quality of the products they sell, then they should have a sensible warranty to assure the customers who will patronize their products because the quality of the product is as good as the terms and conditions their warranty covers.

Dewalt has a three-year limited warranty for the DCF610S2. This does not cover bits and accessories, only the power tool itself. Warranty is voided if the product gets damaged because of abuse and mishandling of the user. Your tool will also not be covered if you or anyone else attempted to repair the tool and have disassembled it. Dewalt will only repair your tools free of charge if you have not done any of those.

From the date of purchase, the tools are also covered by Dewalt’s one-year free service contract Dewalt will replace parts that have worn out due to normal wear and they will also keep the tool well-maintained.

If the tool does not meet your standards and you are unsatisfied by its performance, within 90 days from the date of purchase, you can get a full refund on your product as long as you still have the receipt.

Other Features

DEWALT DCF610S2 12-Volt Max 1/4-Inch Screwdriver KitThe Dewalt DCF610S2 has three built-in LED lights to provide super bright light into dark work surfaces. The light will come from three different directions which will make no shadows, providing you with the brightest illumination possible. You will be able to drive in your screws with high accuracy because you will clearly see where the screws should go, and there will also be less strain on your eyes.

In the kit, you will also find one belt hook. You can use this to attach the screwdriver to your tool belt and for ease of access during use.

Comparison with Dewalt DCF815S2

The DCF610S2 and the DCF815S2 are both parts of Dewalt’s 12V line of power tools. The DCF815S2 can deliver 950 inches per pound of torque with a 1/4-inch hex chuck that will let will let you push in the bits with ease. Both tools use the same 12V batteries so it can be interchangeable. The DCF815S2 is just slightly more expensive than the DCF610S2 since it is an impact driver.

Conclusion:

The Dewalt DCF610S2 performs well as a screwdriver. It can tighten or loosen screws from your furniture depending on your intended use. It delivers enough maximum power to drill in short or long screws, and its battery can last a long time. This compact and lightweight cordless screwdriver will help you install shelves and cabinets with ease and will not tire you out easily. This is indeed a worthy purchase.