DeWalt DCK283D2 Combo Kit Review

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Review of DeWalt DCK283D2

Editor Rating: 4.5/5

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Review Summary

Whether you’re a professional, a contractor, or just a simple homeowner, this DCK283D2 combo kit will not disappoint. This kit includes a compact drill (the DCD791) and an impact driver (the DCF887), so it’s ideal for both household projects and work areas too. It’s a particularly good choice if you want a good quality kit—that will accomplish your tasks with ease—for a relatively affordable price. The compact drill has plenty of power and the included LED light has 3 different brightness modes, a useful feature to have when the quality of light in your environment changes. Both tools are of compact and lightweight design, allowing the user to do everything they need to without the inconvenience of bulk or the worry that they’ll suffer from aches or pains. However, while the price is relatively cheap, this lacks the quality of a typical DeWalt power tool kit. It’s a hit with many users, but there are a few out there who state that the quality of this kit just doesn’t live up to expectations and they’re  disappointed with how it works.

DeWalt is a well-known power tool company that is generally known for producing good quality, well-performing drills and other tools. Both homeowners and professionals love their range of products, which are affordable and yet perform well. The warranty on this combo kit and other DeWalt products is great too; you’ll have a 3-year limited warranty and 1-year service to fall back on if anything goes wrong with your model or kit. While we do rate these models and the combo kit, we say that it’s more suited to homeowners and hobbyists than professionals.

DeWalt DCK283D2 compact driver

DeWalt DCK283D2 – a Quick Look

Pros
  • Includes belt hook
  • Lightweight and Compact
  • Good Warranty
Cons
  • Not Ideal for Professionals
  • Shorter Battery Life
  • Lacks Quality

Specifications – The DCD791 Compact Drill

Weight: 3.4 pounds

Voltage: 20V

Clutch Settings: 15

Maximum Power: 460UWO

Specifications – The DCF887 Impact Driver

Weight: 2.8 pounds

Voltage: 20V

Maximum Torque: 240/1500/1825 in-lbs.

DeWalt DCK283D2 impact driver

Well-Balanced Design and Compact Size

Both tools in this combo kit are compact, making them perfect for anything that’s on the go. DeWalt considered just about every situation with this kit, and it’s perfectly designed for the homeowner and hobbyist to take wherever they please. The combo kit also comes with a carry case that’s able to accommodate both the drill and the impact driver—one of the reasons why so many users really love this kit. It’s a great kit for any new professional who needs to invest in a small kit to get started in the industry.

3 Mode Brightness on LED Light

Every good drill and compact driver should have some sort of LED light on it. Many of them (including some DeWalt models) only have a small light on it that works when you pull the trigger. However, this model is a step up. It has 3 modes of brightness to choose from, allowing the user to select a dimmer or brighter light depending on the circumstances. Having a range of brightness to choose from is very useful if you’re used to only having an on-off torch. Many users of the torch say it’s a great feature that many other DeWalt products don’t have.

3-Year Limited Warranty

Having a warranty can save you a lot of money, so having one that is included with the purchase of your product is a huge bonus. Before buying the model, make sure you take a look at the warranty and see what the terms and conditions are. Oftentimes they differ from what you expect. Most of DeWalt’s warranties don’t cover wear and tear but do cover manufacturing errors and damage.

DeWalt DCK283D2 platform

FAQ

Can you buy the drill and impact driver separately?

If you would prefer to buy the compact drill and impact driver separately, that is definitely possible. You’ll just have to search for their model numbers online. However, we suggest that if you’re looking at acquiring both that you purchase the combo kit because it comes with some extras that you won’t get if you purchase them separately. Plus the carry case accommodates both tools nicely. The model code for the drill is DCD791, and the code for the impact driver is DCF887.

How durable is this combo kit?

Both models included in the DCD283D2 kit are durable and very versatile. They’re perfect for all different types of people even if you’re only beginning in the industry. The carry case that comes with the combo is especially durable so don’t worry if you drop it while the tools are in there—more than likely, they’re undamaged. The combo kit is definitely one of the best around in terms of life expectancy and if you’re going to invest in it, you can expect it to be around for a long time.

How does this compare to other combo kits by DeWalt?

As we know, DeWalt is a huge name in the power tool industry. This combo kit is possibly one of their best and that’s why so many users recommend it. Both of the tools included are very handy to have, and even better to keep in your toolbox, and you’ll surely make use out of everything that’s included. The best thing about this combo kit is that nothing is wasted. If you’re planning on doing some household projects or even a big work job, this combo kit is ideal.

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Conclusion

Kits that save us money and are still great quality always have a special place in our hearts as they’re just really good to purchase. There are so many tools available on the market that we don’t need, but this combo kit is perfect for anyone who’s not sure what to buy, but still wants something worth their money! We definitely recommend this kit to everyone who’s thinking of purchasing it.

About the Author Adam Harris

Hi there! My name is Adam and I write for HealthyHandyman. I have a great passion for writing about everything related to tools, home improvement, and DIY. In my spare time, I'm either fishing, playing the guitar, or spending quality time with my beloved wife. You'll also often find me in my workshop working on some new project!