Our In-depth Review of DeWalt DCK940D2 Combo Kit for 2019
Editor Rating: 4.4/5
DeWalt DCK940D2 Review
Reviewed by: Timothy Henderson
In general, there are a couple of good reasons why a handyman would want to purchase a combo kit. These kinds of tool sets aren’t only more versatile and cheaper, but they also don’t take up too much space as they come with the custom carrying bags.
In case you’d like to replace most of your old, worn-out power tools with brand new devices made by a respectable brand, the DeWalt DCK940D2 kit might be your best choice. Containing nine well-built power tools, as well as the LED working light and a Bluetooth speaker, this toolset is currently one of the market’s best deals.
If this sounds a bit overwhelming to you, don’t worry – we’ll take a closer look at each device individually and try to determine what kind of a value you can expect from it.
- Weight – 4.35lbs
- Number of Tools – 9
- Weight – 40.8lbs
- Batteries – 2 Li-Ion batteries (included)
- Voltage – 20V
- Warranty – 3-year limited
DeWalt DCK940D2 – The Basics
DeWalt is well-known for the quality of their power tools – it’s one of the most famous brands on the planet, rivaled only by names such as Bosch or Makita. This is precisely why their combo kits are so popular with the users, although they come at a higher price and aren’t that accessible to DIY enthusiasts with lower budgets.
However, saving some money and getting DCK940D2 is a wise decision, as this kit contains all that you’ll ever need for woodworking. The toolset includes a drill/driver, an oscillating tool, a reciprocating saw, an impact driver, a circular saw, a right-angle drill, a grinder, as well as the Bluetooth speaker and a LED flashlight. Pretty impressive, wouldn’t you say? Of course, the deal also includes the necessary accessories – a couple of 20V batteries, a fast charger, the UAA (universal accessory adapter), a 6-1/2″ saw blade, a side handle, a wrench, as well as two handy contractor bags.
In case you’d like to know more about each tool, read on – we’ll analyze each device and take a closer look at things like design, speed, power, and extra features.
Drill/Driver 1/2″ DCD771
Also available as a bare tool, the DCD771 is one of the most compact devices of this type made by DeWalt so far. The ergonomic, lightweight design of this drill allows one to use it in tight areas – these kinds of situations are just unavoidable sometimes.
Moreover, the unit has a high-speed transmission that delivers the maximum speed of 1,500 RPM and can be used in two different settings (0-450 / 0-1,500 RPM). It also has a heavy-duty 1/2″ chuck with carbide inserts.
With an all-metal transmission, 300 UWO engine, and a 1/2″ single sleeve with ratcheting chuck, the DCD771 is more than capable of assisting the user with a full range of drilling and fastening operations.
Impact Driver 1/4″ DCF885
The DCF885 impact driver, on the other hand, is just as impressive as the previously mentioned drill. Having a length of just 5.55′′ and weighing only 2 pounds, this device is very easy to maneuver with and is a perfect choice when it comes to working in tight spaces. It is also very powerful – the DCF885 achieves 3,200 impacts per minute and reaches the maximum speed of 2,800 RPM.
The unit also has a handy quick-release chuck that allows easy bit swapping and a couple of accessories, such as the 3-LED ring or the belt hook. It’s an improved version of the company’s previous model (DC825) and its worthy successor.
Reciprocating Saw DCS381
Next up is the DCS381 reciprocating saw, which is just as impressive as the other tools and an essential part of the toolset. It has a variable speed trigger and reaches the maximum of 3,000 strokes per minute – fast cutting is guaranteed with this device. Furthermore, it has a 4-position blade clamp that provides versatility when it comes to cutting and makes it easy to change the blades without the need for additional tools. Other features worth mentioning are the pivoting adjustable shoe, a double oil sealed shaft, as well as the rubber over-molded comfort grip.
Circular Saw DCS393
This circular saw sports a 6.5″ blade and reaches the maximum speed of 5,000 RPM. As you can already guess, the combination of these two things makes it a true performance champion – it completes even the most demanding tasks with utmost ease.
It also has a great balance and a comfortable over-molded grip, which means that working with it on larger projects won’t leave you with hand cramps.
Oscillating Tools DCS355
Along with the fact that it operates on a brushless engine, the most impressive thing about DCS355 is its maximum speed of 20,000 OPM. Jobs like sanding, cutting, and scraping are easy to complete with this oscillating tool, especially when we consider that it has a variable speed trigger and an easy accessory change system. We particularly like that the device has an integrated LED light of its own – working in dimply-lit areas is entirely possible.
The grinder included in this combo kit is very powerful and exceptionally easy to operate with. It has an 8,000 RPM motor with a lock-off button and a 2-finger trigger – even the amateurs will find that figuring out how it works is as easy as it gets. The DCG412 also has a 2-position handle and the manufacturer’s signature Quick-Change wheel release.
Right Angle Drill DCD740
An excellent choice for carpenters, remodelers, and cabinetmakers, the DCD740 allows the user to easily drill in spaces that he wouldn’t be able to reach with the standard drill. The unit’s two-speed transmission and a keyless 3/8″ chuck are there to ensure top performance no matter how demanding the task at hand is.
LED Work Light DCL040 & Bluetooth Speaker DCR006
The two special additions to this combo kit are the ergonomic LED flashlight and the job site Bluetooth speaker. Both of them sport the same kind of robust construction and work just as advertised. The speaker is particularly noteworthy – it has an outstanding runtime and range and offers an excellent sound quality for its size.
A versatile 9-tool combo
Powerful and durable tools
Bluetooth speaker included
An abundance of accessories
No battery gauges
Things we liked about it
It’s hard not to love this combo kit – it contains all the essential power tools and accessories that one needs for productive DIY sessions. The tools included in it are well-made and efficient, providing the user with top performance and the necessary ergonomic design. What more could one want?
Things we didn’t like
Besides the relatively high price that puts this toolset out of reach of some handymen, the only other thing we didn’t like is that the tools come without battery gauges. It’s not a big deal, but it might be for some.
Just like we expected, most people who bought DCK940D2 say that it’s a phenomenal deal and that they’re using the tools that came with on a daily basis. They praise both the construction quality and the performance of the tools, saying that it’s the cordless combo kit to go for.
All in all, the DeWalt DCK940D2 is probably one of the company’s best offers at the moment. It brings seven quality power tools along with the adjustable LED light and a robust Bluetooth speaker, fully equipping a hobbyist/contractor and replacing his old tools with all the devices he’ll need for productive woodworking sessions. Although somewhat expensive, it’s worth every cent of its price and it’s a purchase that’s hard to regret.