Milwaukee has been a trusted name in the power tool industry, but the same can be said with Dewalt. Both these brands are leaders in the manufacture of high-quality and high-performing products. Some people will prefer one to the other, and you are definitely on the right track if you have narrowed down your choice to these two magnificent brands.
Everyone has their own reasons for staying loyal to one brand, but it is always a good idea to choose a power tool that works best for you rather than going by a certain brand name. Here are three combo kits of impact drivers and compact drills, one from Milwaukee and two from Dewalt to give you an in-depth look and help you make a choice.
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Milwaukee 2691-22 18-Volt Compact Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit
If you plan to drill medium to large screws, the Milwaukee 2691-22 should be on your shortlist. Ideal for the occasional home improver and DIYer, this combo kit has features that even the professionals can appreciate.
This combo kit has the right amount of power and speed that allows you to do light to medium tasks.
The batteries used in both tools have short runtimes, but when compatible 3.0 Ah batteries are used, they give you longer power. Also, the case the tools come in is soft rather than hard which is somewhat unsafe to carry around.
- The compact drill/driver delivers 400 in. lbs. of torque
- The impact driver delivers 1,400 in. lbs. of torque
- Both tools come with built-in LED lights
- Battery fuel gauges
- Variable speed triggers
- Low battery runtime
- The carrying case is soft
Dewalt DCK280C2 20-Volt Max Compact Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit
Carpenters, DIY enthusiast, plumbers, and contractors will find this drill/driver combo kit a necessity in their everyday work. The Dewalt DCK280C2 comes with the DCD780 drill/driver and the DCF885 impact driver.
This drill/driver kit can be used on a wide range of applications because it has enough power and speed and a lot of useful features.
Priced at around $200, this combo kit is more expensive than other kits in its category. Furthermore, the batteries that come with the kit are only 1.5 Ah so they have short run times.
- The drill can deliver up to 350 UWO of torque power
- The impact driver delivers 1,400 in. lb. of maximum torque
- Both tools have built-in LED lights
- Comes with an Energy Star qualified charger
- Compact and lightweight design
- More expensive than other combo kits
- The batteries have short run times
Dewalt DCK240C2 20V Lithium Compact Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit
The DCK240C2 combo kit includes the DCF885 impact driver and the DCD771 compact drill. These tools have the power and the speed to do most of your drilling and driving work especially in difficult angles and poorly lit work areas.
Both the tools are lightweight, with the combined weight of just 9.1 pounds, you can easily work in hard to reach areas that heavier tools will not let you do.
This is not suited for heavy-duty jobs as the drill does not come with a hammer drill feature. Also, the batteries are replenished after an hour of charging.
- Ergonomic and lightweight design
- The impact driver delivers 117 in. lbs. of max power
- The compact drill offers 300 unit watts out (UWO) of power
- Both tools are equipped with LED lights
- Both use brushless motors
- The charger takes a long time to recharge the batteries
- The drill doesn’t have a hammer feature
The compact driver of the Milwaukee combo kit offers the most power among these three combo kits, while all the impact drivers of these kits deliver the same maximum torque power. All tools included in these kits are equipped with LED lights to illuminate your work area. Only the DCK240C2 combo kit tools that use brushless motors.
The Milwaukee combo kit is the cheapest at around $165, while the most expensive is the DCK280C2 at around $200. The DCK240C2 is on the mid-range in terms of price, at around $180.
Both Milwaukee and Dewalt are known for durable and high-quality materials, so you get reliable and long lasting tools whichever among these three you decide to get. However, it all depends on what your needs are, if you plan on using a compact drill more than the impact drill, then your best bet would be the Milwaukee 2691-22.
If you want the efficiency of tools that use brushless motors, then go for the DCK240C2. This is the ideal combination if you plan on doing some DIY projects, small house repairs, and basic carpentry work.
If you need to assemble cabinets, fix shelves, or mount your TV on the wall, then the DCK280C2 is a good choice. It has a compact driver that is more powerful than the DCK240C2 so you can get tougher work done.