So I had the opportunity to pick myself up a set of the 20V Dewalt Drill/Drivers. They came in one of those new stackable Dewalt tool boxes, which was also nice to see how that system works. I don’t think they sell them in the hardcase as of right now, but the drill and driver I purchased are the same as the DCK240 C2 kit. It did come with a charger and two batteries. And I am happy to have them. Good price too.

I’ve used the larger drill drivers such as the Milwaukee and the DeWalt 18V models, those batteries were NiCad, massive and they finally burned out along with the drivers. I put one Milwaukee and two Dewalts thru the ringer and they held up well, but all finally gave up the ghost. Each one of those old drivers in itself was well over a C-note and then an extra battery was close to $90. And believe me, that was a NUMBER of years ago. I ain’t no spring chicken here.

These new units are much smaller and easier to handle, the batteries are Lithium Ion so they also are much smaller with a lot more power than the old ones. With the light weight they don’t have such a tendency to tire the wrist out like the old bulky ones did. Here’s a rundown of the specs:

Both units use the same battery, with 2, and the charger, included in the kit.

The DCF885 Impact driver has three LED lights spaced evenly around the 1/4 hex driver with a lock collar to secure the bit. this unit will put out 1400 inch lbs of torque at 2800RPM, 3200 impacts per minute. Plenty of capability to drive whatever wood screw or lag bolt you’d like to drive.

Technical Info for the DCF885

Weight2 lbs
Max RPM2800
Torque1400 inch lbs

The DCD771 has 2 speeds, 1/2 inch drill chuck. Chuck is adjustable from 1 to 15 inch lbs, however, that’s not a true torque as Dewalt doesn’t specifically say in any of the literature that the scale equals inch lbs. The unit can be switched from direct drive for drilling to the adjustable torques for driving fasteners.

Technical Info for the DCD771

Weight3.5 lbs
Max RPM450 and 1500
TorqueApproximately 15 in lbs

The DCK240 Combo Kit comes with both units, two batteries, and the charger, all in a nice tote bag. Here is a nice little article by DeWalt on battery care. DeWalt Battery Care.

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This Combo kit ends up being about 50% what each individual item would cost you.

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Steve “Mister Goodtools”