DeWalt DCK286D2 20V Max XR Lithium Ion Brushless Compact Hammerdrill and Impact Driver Combo Kit Product Review
The DeWalt DCK286D2 with 20V Max XR Li-ion Batteries, featuring Brushless Hammer drill and Impact Driver Kit Combo was created for the serious worker in mind.
It has the first impact driver that uses DeWalt’s patented brushless technology. This new feature works in greater efficiency as compared to other brush motors, providing a longer operation running time. It also makes the DCK286D2 a smaller and cooler power tool without the hassle of a cord. The brushless feature works by removing friction that slows the motor down and generates heat, therefore allowing the tool to work longer in between charges. Having less friction also improves energy transfer efficiency within the equipment. The new DeWalt also packs a better premium battery called the XR Li-Ion.
No longer will you have to guess how much charge the battery has because it now has a 3-LED Fuel Gauge system which shows exactly the state of the charge. Three lights mean 100-51%, two lights mean 50-26% and one light indicates 25% charge left.
The new and improved batteries also do not have the conventional memory effect and self-discharge that the older ones have. DeWalt’s premium XR batteries are compatible with all the 20v models. The most important feature is that the batteries provide 33% more power and capacity over the regular packs, allowing you to work longer with 57% more run time letting you get a lot more work done.
DeWalt has also incorporated a 2-speed control for a more enhanced and controlled application. The Electro-Mechanical switch is very visible and easy to use, plus you do not need to turn the tool on to see what the last selected speed was. Speed 1 has a maximum no load speed of 950 rpm and a maximum torque of 500 lbs, while Speed 2 has a maximum no load speed of 1900 rpm and a maximum torque of 900 lbs.
If you find yourself working with less than optimal light and in confined spaces, you will be pleased with the addition of an LED light built near the tip of the drill. It gives visibility and removes chuck shadows on what you are working on with a 20 second trigger, letting you finish the job accurately.
Feature and Specification
The DCK286D2 features a brushless motor which delivers a maximum 57% run time more than the brushed models. It uses 2 XR Li-Ion type batteries the come with a fuel gauge that provide 33% more capacity as compared to standard packs.
It has a hammer drill that is built with a high speed transmission- the 20V DCD795 MAX 1/2″ which executes 2-speed settings of 0-600 RPM or 0-2000 RPM. This hammer drill is compact at 7.8″ measuring front to back and fits into narrow areas given its lightweight design of just 3.6 pounds.
It has an impact driver- the 20V DCF886 MAX 1/4″ which is compact as well at 5.6″ measuring front to back, its compact design fits into narrow areas similar to the hammer drill. It has a 1/4″ one-handed loading hex chuck that uses bit tips that measure 1 inch. Both of these tools, the impact driver and hammer drill, features LED lights with a 20-second trigger delay in release which allows visibility when working in dark, limited spaces. This product kit is comprised of 1 DCD795 20V 1/2″ hammer drill, 1 DCF886 20V 1/4″ impact driver, 2 pcs 20V MAX XR type Li-ion batteries (2.0Ah), 1 bit holder, 2 belt hooks, 1 fast charger, and a contractor bag.
- Dimensions – 14.1 x 6.8 x 10.2 inches
- Model Number – DCK286D2
- Weight – 10 pounds
- Power Source – battery-powered
- Batteries Required – 1 Lithium ion (included)
- Voltage – 20 volts
- Color – yellow
Pros and Cons
- It is lightweight yet very powerful.
- It is durable and sturdy.
- It is accurate and easy to use.
- The battery charger can charge both 20V and 12V Lithium-ion batteries.
- It comes with the manufacturer’s 3 year limited warranty, with a 90-day money back guarantee from the Dewalt website.
- The hammer drill does not have a side handle.
The driver does not have a clutch and you will need to learn to maneuver the torque with the speed trigger.
A lot of people attest to the DEWALT DCK286D2 with 20V MAX XR Li-Ion Batteries, featuring Brushless Hammer drill and Impact DriverKit Combo being the best drill they’ve owned and they simply love how it works. It is compact, lightweight, has good lighting and long-lasting batteries that conveniently have a level indicator. It is a good investment that returns great value for your money because of its durability and quality performance. This product is reliable as it lets you work longer which ensures you get the job finished and done right.