Reviewing: DEWALT DCK491L2 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion 3.0 Ah 4-Tool Combo Kit

DEWALT DCK491L2 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion 3.0 Ah 4-Tool Combo Kit

DEWALT DCK491L2 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion 3.0 Ah 4-Tool Combo Kit
DEWALT's DCK491L2 20-volt max lithium-ion 3.0 Ah four-tool combo kit includes a premium hammer drill, a circular saw, a reciprocating saw, and a work light--a well-rounded arsenal of high-performance power tools that help everyone from carpenters and remodelers to electricians and contractors work their way through a variety of applications. DCK491L2 20-Volt Max
Four-Tool Combo Kit
At a Glance: Compact and ergonomic designs that don't compromise on power

Four tools included: premium hammer drill, circular saw, reciprocating saw, and LED work light

Tools come with 3-year limited warranty, 1-year free service contract, and 90-day money-back guarantee

Lithium-ion batteries come with 3-year free service contract
The DCK491L2 kit includes the DCL040 LED work light. View larger Hammer Drill
The 1/2-inch hammer drill's high-power, high-efficiency motor delivers 535 unit watts out for super

  • 20-volt max hammer drill with patented three-speed all-metal transmission and 1/2-inch self-tightening chuck
  • 20-volt max reciprocating saw with keyless blade clamp allows for quick blade changes
  • 20-volt max circular saw with 6-1/2-inch carbide blade can cut 2-by-4s at a 45-degrees angle
  • 20-volt max LED work light delivers 110 lumens of light output
  • Powered by an Energy Star-qualified charger for a better environment

List Price: $ 499.00

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  1. Glenn R. Howes
    21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Heavy Duty and Powerful, September 6, 2011
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    This review is from: DEWALT DCK491L2 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion 3.0 Ah 4-Tool Combo Kit (Tools & Home Improvement)
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    As a homeowner, I’ve long been content with a very nice collection of 18V cordless tools, Ryobi One+, which I would characterize as being great for most around the house projects, but not of professional quality. These Dewalt tools are in a different league in terms of being heavy duty and well constructed. If you go to Dewalt’s online user forums, one of the phrases that struck me was someone describing the drill as “maybe too much drill for me.” By this the writer meant that this is a drill for someone who needs to screw wood screws, and bore holes, and change bits constantly for a full days work and go home bone tired. It is not a drill you would choose if all you were going to do was hang picture frames. The same goes for all the tools, they are not lightweight, but they are well constructed and powerful. Apparently, previous editions of Dewalt 18V tools were heavier still, but I have no experience with Dewalt prior to this set. And, of course, heavy is not a synonym for sturdy; these tools are sturdy, and that’s the important part.

    I should point out something I learned from online research, the 20-Volt MAX is a marketing term. These are basically 18V tools, the batteries are only 20V anode to cathode while not under load. It’s one of those industry terms where one company starts calling their 18V tools 20V, and everyone else follows suit so as not to be disadvantaged. I think Dewalt is pretty much up front about this, and I think they regret this industry trend.

    The drill is the superstar of this pack. It’s a combination hammer drill, drill, and screwdriver, includes a detachable handle, and is what they call the Premium version when sold separately. As an owner of a brick house, I appreciate the need for a hammer drill when I need to drill a hole into solid brick or mortar, frustratingly hard without a hammer drill, easy as pie with one (and the appropriate masonry bit). I am in awe at the build quality of the chuck on this drill, it looks like it should be on a high end drill press and not on a battery powered device; easy to grasp, steel exterior, and bits clamp into immobility with a satisfying series of clicks. The detachable handle comes off with a quick rotation. Operation is convenient with a thumb switch to reverse direction and a multitude of settings: 3 main modes, 3 gear levels and 22 torque levels. With the full battery, the tool is a bit heavy, and it is here homeowners might want to think if they actually need a set of heavy tools for their around the home projects. Not to be confused with the compact hammer drill.

    I had some left over 3/4″ Brazilian cherry flooring which seemed like a good pick due to hardness for a quick race between my old drill and the Dewalt. My old drill worked fine, a 3/4″ paddle bit went right through, maybe snagging just a bit, but the new drill just zipped through nearly effortlessly with the same bit. Talk about things that make you say “whoa”, so I did it a few more times just for fun.

    The circular saw is, again, heavy duty for a cordless tool. Changing the blade is reasonably convenient, just locate the button to lock the spindle while loosening and tightening the blade. It could be easier, but once in place, the blade is solidly attached. Making straight cuts was easy enough, and the blade zips through pine, but lining up angled cuts takes a bit of guesswork and care. Again, my old circular saw, the Ryobi, went through my scrap Brazilian cherry surprisingly well, but the Dewalt was barely slowed. Of course, this was with a different blade, and in real use I’d have chosen a blade designed for a smoother, less splintery cut. Still impressive.

    The reciprocating saw is comfortable with rubberized handholds. Good to have given the vibrational beating one’s hands take with long sessions of reciprocating. Saw blade attach easily enough, although not as quickly as with my Ryobi. I’m a big fan of using reciprocating saws with Milwaukee green blades for yard work involving quick tree pruning of green limbs. Regardless, be sure you purchase some reciprocating saw blades as this set doesn’t have any. I took it and a green blade out to the backyard and had some fun lopping off 3 inch branches, and nearly laughing at how easy it was. (I love reciprocating saws.)

    And finally, the flashlight is nice. It is an LED,…

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  2. J. J. Barinas
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    20 Volt is great but Saws included in this kit are cheaper versions, March 17, 2013
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    J. J. Barinas (NJ USA) –
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    This review is from: DEWALT DCK491L2 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion 3.0 Ah 4-Tool Combo Kit (Tools & Home Improvement)
    I’ve been using these tools for over a year now.I have been very happy with all the tools in this kit up till this week.The recipocating saw started make loud noises and killing batterys very quickly the other day.So I took it apart thinking it needed some grease. What I found was that the gears stripped inside the housing.After doing some research I found that both the saws included in this kit are cheaper versions of the stand alone tools.Had I known this I probably would not have purchased this kit.The Flashlight and drill are great, Circular saw has a stamped baseplate instead of cast and the reciprocating saw lackes an adjustable foot,has a shorter stroke and has an inferior gear mechanism inside.If you are looking for a quality reciprocating saw stay away from this kit.

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  3. James Barger
    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    The best, July 6, 2013
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    This review is from: DEWALT DCK491L2 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion 3.0 Ah 4-Tool Combo Kit (Tools & Home Improvement)
    This was the Best price and the tools were great. Use them to build a raised planter out of 2×12 Redwood with glue and 4″ deck screws Batteries lasted all day in the saw, drill and Impact. will be adding more tools

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