In general, there are several reasons why buyers would prefer combo kits over individual tools: they’re “cheaper”, they offer greater versatility, and they sometimes don’t take that much space thanks to the custom carry cases. The DeWalt DCK940D2 power tool kit comes with eight heavy-duty power tools and a Bluetooth speaker which could potentially replace your main tool set. Let’s take a look at each of these tools individually and what sort of value to expect from them.
DeWalt DCD771 Drill/Driver
This 2-speed drill/driver delivers up to 300 inch-pounds of power which is enough to complete a large range of applications. The clutch collar switches the tool from drive to drill mode, and there are 16 clutch positions which offer varying degrees of torque. The ½-inch chuck has powerful bit-gripping strength so there’s no risk of losing bits while operating the tool.
DeWalt DCF885 Impact Driver
This ¼-inch impact driver can reach speeds of up to 2,800 RPM and deliver 1,400 inch-pounds of torque. Although the specs aren’t that impressive compared to other impact drivers on the market, it should be more than enough to finish home projects and even some minor professional jobs.
DeWalt DCS381 Reciprocating Saw
The main things to look for in reciprocating saws are power, stroke length, vibrations, and comfort when using. The DCS381 fits the bill as it offers up to 3,000 SPM at 1 1/8-inch strokes. This 6-pound reciprocating saw also comes with an anti-slip rubber molding which offers comfort and better grip when cutting thick pieces of wood and even metal. The vibrations when running on its highest speed aren’t too bothersome so accuracy is not an issue.
DeWalt DCS393 Circular Saw
The DCS393 features a 6 ½-inch blade that runs at speeds of up to 5,150 RPM. Operators bevel the blade up to 50°. While the blade is upright, it can cut as deep as 2 ¼-inches. The only drawback is the cast aluminum shoe. The weak shoe could pose a problem to people who use this circular saw on a daily basis.
DeWalt DCS355 Oscillating Tool
This brushless oscillating tool delivers a maximum of 20,000 OPM. Changing blades is extremely easy to do; just press the quick-release button found, pull the blade out, and install another blade. Overall, the brushless motor setup of this unit offers great runtime and requires fewer visits to the charging station.
DeWalt DCL040 LED Light
This 1.11-pound light provides on average 110 lumens of light, more than enough illuminating power for lighting up closets and under the hood of your car. The head can rotate up to 120° with ratcheting indents to hold the head. The ergonomic design allows for an easy and comfortable grip.
DeWalt DCG412 Grinder
This 18V grinder includes features that enhance the depth of cuts and more consistent, reliable power. The 4-pound grinder can reach speeds of up to 8,000 RPM, making it a great tool for tougher jobs. The adjustable chuck guard, chuck spanner, and left or right positions for the included handle makes this grinder ready for action.
DeWalt 3/8 Right Angle Drill
These tools are especially useful for drilling deep large-diameter holes in tight spaces. This DeWalt Right Angle Drill makes easy work of a simple, yet heavy-duty, task that a regular drill with a hole saw attachment can’t handle. This drill comes with a 2-speed motor which delivers up to 650 and 2,000 RPM.
DeWalt DCR006 Bluetooth Speaker
The DCR006 Speaker uses Bluetooth 4.0 – controllable up to 100 feet away – for volume control and music selection. The tool can be powered by the included battery that comes with this combo kit, or an AC power adapter (sold separately).
DeWalt DCK940D2: Bottom Line
The DeWalt DCK940D2 Combo Kit comes with a great selection of power tools that offers tremendous value to both professional and DIY-project workers. The only drawback is that combo kits, in general, might come with tools that customers either rarely or never use.
All in all, when it comes to high-quality power tools, you can never go wrong with DeWalt.