Dewalt Max Cordless Combo Kit in Tough System – #THDProSpective

Dewalt Max Combo Kit at Home Depot

This post is sponsored by The Home Depot.

 

 

 

DeWalt Max Combo Kit

What a great Dewalt max combo kit for only $399.00 this kit combines a nice mix of  top of the line brushless and brushed tools. 

You will get:
  • DCD796

    brushless hammer drill. DCF885 brushed impact driver. DCG412 5” brushed grinder and a DCS570 full size 7 1/4” brushless saw. All in a rolling Tough system box! 

  • DCD796

    is compact (7.5 in.) front to back and lightweight (3.6 lbs.), designed to fit into tight areas. high-speed transmission with 2-speed settings (0-550/0-2,000 RPM) delivers up to 30% faster application speeds Metal 1/2 in. ratcheting chuck for superior bit gripping strength

  • DCF885

    impact driver offers 1-handed loading for its 1/4 in. hex chuck that accepts 1 in. bit tip. It features 3 LED lights with delay after trigger releases for visibility with limited shadows

  • DCG412

    has an 8,000 rpm motor that provides high power for cutting and grinding applications. quick-change wheel allows for tool-free wheel changes without the need for a wrench.- tool-free guard allows for quick, easy guard adjustments/positioning

  • DCS570

    uses a 7-1/4 in. blade to provide 2-9/16 in. cutting capacity at 90° bevel capacity up to 57 for increased versatility. Up to 100 cross cuts in 2 x 4 (pine)

DCD 796 Hammer Drill

Dewalt with Bosch Daredevil spade bitThe heart of any combo kit is probably the drill. This one has the outstanding  DCD796 brushless 1/2″ hammer drill.  It stands at the top of the class.  It runs at 0-550 and 0-2000 RPM with a max BPM of 34000 in hammer mode.   As of this writing,  it is one of the highest performing compact brushless drill on the market.  If it is not number one it is very close. 

  We bought one of the DCD791 driver drills last year and it easily out powers the brushless compacts from Milwaukee, Bosch and Ridgid.   It’s not all about power though.   DCD796 has one of the best handles in the industry with great comfort and ergonomics to go along with that power.   It also boasts the best light of any drill.  The LED has 3 brightness settings.  Normal, high with normal drilling and a special extra bright setting to use as a work light for up to 20 minutes.  We really enjoy using these drills on the job.  They are pretty much one of my top picks for a compact cordless so far.

DCF885 Impact Driver

The next most important tool in the kit for me is the impact driver.  I thought it was curious that this impact was brushed while the drill was brushless. This is a no frills impact driver. Even though it is brushed it has great performance and power.  Well equipped with a 3 LED light array on the front for the best possible view of your work.  

  It is compact and lightweight and offers a one-handed chuck and spins at 0-2800 RPM’s.  It is single speed variable speed. The handle is very slim and ergonomic with just the right amount of over-mold grip. It has the same great feel and balance of the top of the line brushless drivers.  About the only difference I am seeing between this one and the brushless is I can smell the brushes while driving screws.

  • 0-2800 RPM 
  • Max Torque 1400 in-lbs
  • 2.8 pounds

DCG412 Grinder

Here you have a 4 1/2″ grinder with 8000 RPM.  It has a quick change arbor nut and a tool free blade guard.  I find it is actually pretty powerful for a brushed grinder. I can push harder with this one than any other brushed cordless grinder I have used.  The handle is very comfortable but  the finger guard is awkward.  

 It makes a bigger tool compared to the cordless brushless grinders on the market.  There is a two finger trigger with no way to lock the switch on but you can lock it off.  It is a useful tool for any light duty cutting or grinding of metal, concrete, masonry or tile.  We even use these cordless grinders for coping crown and other moldings. 

  • 8000 RPM
  • Spindle Lock
  • 4 pounds

DCS 570 Circular Saw

Last but not least is the first full size 20v max 7 1/4” circular saw I have seen from DeWalt.

It is a dead ringer for the previously released Flexvolt 60v max saw. It has the same feel and just slightly lower RPM for excellent performance. At 2 9/16″ the DCS570 boasts the highest cut depth for a cordless circular saw. There is a nice LED work light built-in for those times when you want to work past dark or you simply need more light to see what you are cutting. 

The saw features a nicely made rafter hook.  So you can keep it within easy reach between cuts. It also can save your saw from being dropped when working on scaffolding or a ladder.  I feel like almost all tools need a hook. A nice rafter hook like the one on this saw is even better. The power is very respectable for a 20v tool. I didn’t expect it to be this good.  It can even get better if you add a 6.0 or larger  battery.  They can deliver even more current at the 18v it uses under load. Run time will also increase dramatically. 

 

I would recommend adding at least one compact battery to use with this kit.  You may not always need full power. I usually run the 2.0 in the impact and drill because it is so light.  If I am driving screws all day I may throw the fat pack 4.0 on.  This gives the tools a boost in power as well as run time.  I have heard many say it doesn’t matter and that it only adds runtime. I disagree.  The tools run at 18 v.  That is 5 cells times 3.6 volts (4V hot off the charger) times the peak amperage the cells can discharge.  In the fat packs there are two rows of 5 cells putting out the same voltage but much more amperage if needed. In the Flexvolt batteries there are three rows of five cells.  You will see an increase in speed and torque from the larger battery at every point in the discharge cycle. That being said I still like having the compact 2.0 batteries.  

 

All of this rides in style inside of a rolling tough system case. It has more than enough room for all of Dewalt Max Combo Kit these tools and several more. It is stackable with other tough system cases and carries several on top with its improved latch design. 

We really feel this is a great gateway to the DeWalt platform or an addition to your current DeWalt arsenal.  Dewalt cordless combo kits are truly useful for every trade and for serious DIY-ers . With a premium brushless drill, a compact yet strong impact driver, circular saw and grinder, you have a great start for getting a lot of work done without the hassles of cords.  If you want a cordless kit with premium features this very well could be for you.

Make your purchase at Home Depot 

  • The DCKTS450M2 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion 4-kit (4Ah) with a Tough System features our DCD796 20-Volt MAX XR Lithium-Ion Brushless Compact Hammer drill Kit which is lightweight and compact for working in tight spaces for long periods of time
  • The DCF885 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion 1/4 in. Impact Driver is compact and lightweight for fitting in tight spaces and increasing productivity
  • The DCS570 20-Volt MAX XR Circular Saw, features a Brushless motor which provides 5200RPM maintaining speed under load
 

When you pick up your set don’t forget to check out the Bosch Daredevil Spade Bits 19PC BOSCH DAREDEVIL SPADE BIT SET

  • Up to 10x faster than conventional spade bits
  • Full thread tip grabs wood and pulls the bit through
  • Reduced bit jamming with contoured paddle design
  • Better hole entry with exclusive spur and reamer tips
I acknowledge that The Home Depot is
partnering with me to participate in
the ProSpective 2018 Campaign. As a part of
the Program, I am receiving compensation in
the form of products and services, for the
purpose of promoting The Home Depot. All
expressed opinions and experiences are my
own words. My post complies with the Word Of
Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics
Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission
guidelines.

 

2019-01-14T10:32:02+00:00December 16th, 2018|cordless tools, Dewalt, Wood working tools, woodworking tools|20 Comments

About the Author:

20 Comments

  1. Daniel Crawford 01/09/2019 at 3:00 PM - Reply

    Still rocking an old skil circular saw but I’m itching to add the dewalt to my 20v collection. dcrawford.1

  2. justin 01/07/2019 at 4:35 PM - Reply

    I’m a makita guy, but I am always open to new deals. so.e times the price helps sway the decision or we would all own festool.

  3. Josh Rodgers 01/06/2019 at 10:30 PM - Reply

    Seeing as how I am left handed having the blade on the right side is a huge plus for me! This kit would be great for any tool arsenal. @joshoerfectpro IG handle

  4. Gabriel DeLapp @integritycarpentry 01/06/2019 at 2:36 AM - Reply

    DeWalt is looking better and better. There is always room for improvement in releases. Hope the tools are improved and rereleased. Nice well rounded review. Keep being honest!

  5. Jake 01/05/2019 at 9:44 AM - Reply

    The grinder looks great! I was fully DeWalt but wasn’t a big fan of the flexvolt grinder. I’ve heard better things about this model though.

  6. Regan 01/04/2019 at 8:43 AM - Reply

    Almost all my tools are DeWalt lol. But I need to look into this combo because I’ve been in need of a grinder and cordless circular saw.

  7. Ryan 01/04/2019 at 3:13 AM - Reply

    Looks like a great kit

  8. Michael Walters 01/03/2019 at 11:25 PM - Reply

    Nice combo kit could really use the saw and grinder

  9. Beck Hall 01/03/2019 at 11:24 PM - Reply

    My husband would love this combo. He has been in the drywall trade for over 25 years & has been through a lot of battery powered tools that just don’t hold up to the job.

  10. RJ Hemenway 01/03/2019 at 10:47 PM - Reply

    I need this set. My rookie brother in law has it and i don’t. 🤫

  11. Laverne Horst 01/03/2019 at 8:00 PM - Reply

    I’m in need of tools. I am having a hard time making a decision as to which brand to go with. Price, battery compatibility, and durability are all on my list.

  12. Luke Parker 01/03/2019 at 5:59 PM - Reply

    Always up for trying to shamelessly win tools! But that grinder is the most interesting piece of the kit. I’ve been a corded grinder guy my whole life but I’ve gotten to play with a couple of cordless and they seem pretty useful, even for a welder. 😎

  13. Rick 01/03/2019 at 5:52 PM - Reply

    I wish these kinds of deals existed at the Home Depot here in Canada!!!

  14. Brian N 01/03/2019 at 5:48 PM - Reply

    That is truly odd that the kit has a brushless drill and then a brushed impact. But if there’s no loss in power between the brushless impact and this impact that’s a plus. This kit does have one of everything that a diy’er would need in a heavier duty cordless tool kit. This would be a great replacement for my Bosch 18v Bluecore kit from 2011.

  15. KEVIN D 01/03/2019 at 5:48 PM - Reply

    Wow. Wish that sorta pricing was available North of.the border. Got the brushless Impact and Hammer drill kit with the 4 ah batteries and they go forever.

  16. Dathan Baldwin 01/03/2019 at 5:12 PM - Reply

    Black and Yellow look good anywhere. Just ask a Mizzou fan. Grinding the plaster nails off looked neat and is a good idea. I have always pulled them out.

  17. Aaron Miiller 01/03/2019 at 3:01 PM - Reply

    Love that the idea of the tools coming in a tough system box! Excellent review toolpig. Appreciate the hard work brother.
    @miillersconstruction

  18. Dillon Lawler 01/03/2019 at 2:41 PM - Reply

    Co-worker has the circ saw. I love that saw would get it if i wasn’t invested is teal and red.

  19. Garnner Swartz 01/03/2019 at 1:32 PM - Reply

    Good info! When I was looking to start fresh with new cordless, I’m happy I went with the Dewalt 20V.

  20. Dan Myall 01/03/2019 at 1:13 PM - Reply

    I got a chance to use some of these tools during disaster relief down in PR. I was really impressed with the quality feel and weight of the tools that dewalt is putting out there. Would definitely love to give these a try and love that storage /transport box!

Leave A Comment