This combo kit features a revolutionary innovation in battery packs. It changes its voltage when you change tools. Dewalt has stepped up their game. The tools included can handle masonry jobs, so contractors will love them. Both tools have brushless motors, so they have a longer runtime too. For less than $330, you are must-haves that definitely belong in your toolbox.
For homeowners, this combo kit may be too expensive to buy for use in general home tasks. The tools can handle tough jobs, so they are more geared towards the more serious users. Although, if they are willing to invest in quality tools that can come in handy in case they have larger projects, this kit is a great option. It is also important to note that it will be less expensive if bought as a combo instead of separate tools.
- Operates on FlexVolt batteries
- Includes a hammer drill and impact driver
- Compact and lightweight
- Can handle masonry jobs
- Chuck may get jammed
- Expensive than its counterparts
Dewalt FlexVolt Technology
You can always trust Dewalt to make quality power tools, and this innovation in their batteries is impressive. The Dewalt FlexVolt Technology enables the batteries to change its voltage when used in different tools. The 20V Max batteries can be used for all tools that run on 20V, 60V, and 120V. Basically, the tools let the battery know how much power it needs and it automatically changes its mode.
If you use these batteries on a 20V Max tool, you will get more runtime for that tool. For 60V and 120V Max tools, it has enough power to operate those, too, but with limited operating hours. This will make it easier for completing jobs that need different tools with different power consumptions.
In combination with a brushless motor, you can get a lot more runtime with the tools. Brushless motors alone can improve the power capacity of a tool. It operates more efficiently and runs a lot cooler. Overheating of the tools, which can eventually lead to stop working completely, can be avoided.
Hammer Drill Features
You can power through masonry projects fast with the three-speed hammer drill. It has an all-metal transmission and a high performance at 2,000 RPM. It can also deliver 38,250 BPM so tough masonry materials will be easy to drill through.
This hammer drill is also very lightweight and compact. It weighs 4.7 lbs. and the front-to-back length measures 8.4 in. A tool with dimensions like these is perfect to use in small and tight spaces and for overhead applications. You will not get fatigued, and you can work at longer periods. You can also use this for regular drilling by turning off the hammer function, or you can just use the impact driver.
Impact Driver Features
The DCF887 20V MAX impact driver that comes with this combo kit can provide 1,825 in. lbs. of max torque and can reach speeds of 3,250 RPM and 3,600 IPM. For more precise drilling, this tool has a three-speed transmission and a variable speed trigger. You can have more drilling control with this tool because it is made for this kind of work.
This tool is very lightweight, weighing only 3.4 lbs. It measures 5.3 inches in front-to-back length. This is designed for ease of use when working in small spaces and overhead applications. The impact driver has a ¼-inch chuck size so you can use 1-inch bits. For a small tool, it can deliver lots of power.
Both tools have three built-in LED lights around the chuck. It can help you when you are working in dimly lit areas. You can also use it as a flashlight because it has a 20-second delay before it turns off. This is great to use when you rummage through your toolbox.
Included in the kit are two belt hooks, a 360-degree side handle, and a contractor bag. You get one 20V/60V Max FlexVolt 6.0AH/2.0AH lithium ion battery and one 20V Max XR 2.0AH lithium ion battery. You also get a 20V/60V Max fan-cooled rapid charger.
This combo kit is covered by a three-year limited warranty with a one-year free service and 90-day money back guarantee. If your tools are defective due to faulty materials or craftsmanship, you can have your tools repaired or replaced with no added costs on your end. If you are not satisfied with the performance of the tools, then you can return it. You will get your money back as long as it is still in good working condition and you still have the receipt.
Comparison with Dewalt DCK296M2
The DCK296M2 is also a combo kit that features a hammer drill and an impact driver. The tools in the kit are likewise cordless and brushless. Both sets cost about the same amount. Unlike the DCK299D1T1, the tools use 20V XR lithium ion batteries. These batteries can be used interchangeably within the same line of 20V tools. However, it cannot be used in 60V or 120V Max tools.
The hammer drill in the DCK296M2 kit can deliver 2,000 RPM and 34,000 BPM. The impact driver has 1,500 in. lbs. of torque. It can produce 2,800 RPM and can make 3,200 impacts per minute. Both are fast and powerful tools, but the ones in the DCK299D1T1 kit still have bigger numbers.
If you are not planning on using the batteries on higher voltage tools, then the DCK296M2 would simply be enough. The DCK299D1T1 has the advantage of being faster and more powerful. It also includes and uses cheaper and revolutionary battery technology, which is always a main factor in choosing your tools.
The DCK299D1T1 is perfect for carpenters and contractors. The hammer drill and impact driver are both powerful enough to handle tougher masonry jobs. The innovation in the battery technology included in this kit is remarkable. It is perhaps a breakthrough in the way we use batteries in power tools.
The tools included in this kit are high performing and are made of high-quality materials. They are powerful and the battery knows how to adapt to the different tools in the set. This combo kit will undoubtedly give you a run for your money.