DEWALT 20V MAX XR Cordless Drill Combo Kit, Brushless, 2-Tool (DCK283D2) Review

By | April 3, 2021
DEWALT 20V MAX XR Cordless Drill Combo Kit, Brushless, 2-Tool (DCK283D2) Review

The Cordless Compact Drill / Driver and Impact Driver tools in this 20V MAX* XR Combo Kit have powerful motors of DEWALT cordless tools to deliver maximum runtime. DEWALT 20 volt tools feature a lightweight, compact design to fit in tight spaces, and the 3-mode LED gives users visibility in dark spaces.

20V Brushless Combo Kit

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Cordless Drill Combo Kit, Brushless, 2-Tool (DCK283D2) Review

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Cordless Drill Combo Kit, Brushless, 2-Tool (DCK283D2) Review

Power SourceBattery Powered
BrandDEWALT
ColorYellow/Black Compact Drill/Driver & Impact Driver Combo Kit
Voltage20 Volts
Item Dimensions LxWxH15.06 x 9.25 x 5.38 inches

About this item

  • Brushless motor of cordless drill combo kit delivers up to 57% more runtime over brushed
  • XR Lithium Ion batteries with fuel gauge in cordless tools combo kit provide 33% more capacity over standard packs
  • DCD791 20V MAX* 1/2-inch Drill/Driver in the drill/ impact driver combo kit has a compact (6.9-inch front to back) and lightweight (3.4 lbs.) design to fit into tight areas
  • DCF887 20V MAX* 1/4-inch Impact Driver has a compact (5.3-inch front to back) design to fit into tight areas
  • DCD791 features a 3-mode LED with 20-minute trigger release delay in Spotlight Mode, providing increased visibility in dark or confined spaces
  • DCF887 features 3 LEDs imbedded in front of tool with 20-second trigger release delay providing increased visibility in dark or confined spaces

product reviews from people

The Wulph Review

I needed some new Dewalt’s and saw this package deal for 20v Lithium drill set. Now, I will say this – Title is slightly deceiving as it’s 20v Max and 12v base. Still does the job and works extremely well!! Used it to put my 4.5″ lift kit on my 92 Jeep and had no issues for the most part. Battery life is decent. For consistent pick up and use I got about a good 4 solid hours before she needed to change the battery ( That is undo a bolts, put down, line up new shackles thread on new bolts and then use dewalt to set them and lock them down).

PROS:
Lightweight, Great Price, Good Power (will lock on bolts super tight), Nice bag, quick charging times

CONS:
States 12v with 20v Max – Not a true 20v, The LED light on the Impact drill is located under the bit, makes it hard to see what you are doing above it to line something up

jhawk1966 Review

Have many Dewalt tools and like the products. Before purchasing saw a U Tube review that said SOME of the drills in this kit have a problem with the bits falling out of the drill chuck when the trigger is released. So tested drill upon arrival and sure enough the bits kept falling out-the drill stops VERY fast and twists in your hand from torque. Spoke to customer service and without any problem from them sent it out-prepaid- for repair. Got it back with same problem. Now am sending to different service center (want it fixed and did not request a refund) for replacement with a tested drill. BTW, the impact driver and batteries in kit work great. Company told me if drill does not work properly upon return, they will give me full refund

UPDATE: Sent drill to 2 service centers and couldn’t seem to fix it. Dewalt upgraded to better drill and gave me 2 new batteries and a charger at no charge U should be aware that service tech stated that this is a “consumer” drill as compared to their more professional drill kits for more money. That said, there is an expectation that it will work upon arrival.

THX1138 Review

Don’t bother with thinking you’ll save some money by buying some low budget 18-Volt tools… The 20 Volt DeWalt tools are like having a NASCAR, and everything else is just a Prius… Bought this set for my 23 yr old Grandson. Me, I build Movie Sets (for over 35 years), and I’m frequently on Location out in the middle of nowhere; so I have a full collection for myself. Note: 20 Volt DeWalt is the ONLY Brand you’ll ever see on a Film Crew Set.

Peter L. Review 

I’ve been using my 10 year old 18V Dewalt tools for far too long. Heading into a major Reno I decided to throw some new tools into the budget.

Wow, what a difference! The 20V XR tools are more powerful, operate much smoother, and run considerably longer! The batteries also seem to charge faster.

I really like the driver, I had previously used my 18V drill for driving. Having both a drill and driver speeds up work and the driver packs a great torque punch where the drill couldn’t get some screws in deep.

I’m now in the process of building a new 20V XR Brushless collection of tools – the performance is outstanding. Just ordered the oscillating tool last night.

I never saw myself ordering tools of Amazon, as I typically want to ‘hold’ the tool in hand before deciding. Amazon makes the ordering and return so painless, it’s honestly easier to just click and have it on my doorstep next day! I have yet to order a Dewalt tool I wasn’t impressed with and considered returning.

On the battery, it comes with the 2Ah… I like the low weight, so I’m sticking with these as I’m not using the tools 8hr a day like a contractor. I may try a larger battery at some point, but right now these pack plenty of power for me – and I’ve got enough spares now to always have one ready and charged.