DEWALT DCK590L2 Review
Hello fellow cordless drill lovers and aficionados! Today’s cordless drill review is on one of Dewalt’s best selling cordless tool kits This DEWALT DCK590L2 Review will include five separate tools This kit includes a 20V MAX 3.0 Ah Li-Ion premium 3-speed hammer drill, a 20V MAX 3.0 Ah Li-Ion reciprocating saw, a 20V MAX 3.0 Ah Li-Ion 1/4-inch impact driver, a 20V MAX circular saw, a 20V MAX Li-Ion VLED work light, two 20 MAX 3.0 Ah Li-Ion battery packs, a carbide tipped blade, a charger, belt hook, and a and a contractor bag.20V MAX hammer drill with patented 3-speed all-metal transmission and 1/2-inch self-tightening chuck.
The 1/2-inch hammer drill’s high-power, high-efficiency motor delivers 535 unit watts out for superior performance in light and medium drilling applications. A 1/2-inch ratcheting chuck with carbide inserts provides superior bit-gripping strength—reducing slippage during high-torque applications—thus providing longer tool life. The hammer drill’s patented three-speed (0-600 RPM; 0-1,250 RPM; and 0-2,000 RPM), all-metal transmission allows users to select the appropriate speed for the job at hand and is up to 30 percent faster than current hammer drills on the market.
The circular saw’s powerful motor (offering 460 max watts out) and ergonomic profile (with lightweight magnesium shoe and optimized handle design) are ideal for professionals tasked with framing, cross cutting, ripping, bevel cutting and plunge cutting. Delivering 3,700 RPM, this saw is 10 percent more powerful than previous DEWALT 6.5-inch cordless circular saws—and combined with its accompanying 3.0 Ah lithium-ion battery, it provides up to 57 percent more runtime compared with other leading 18-volt lithium-ion tools. Its bevel capacity of 0-50 degrees lends itself well to a variety of applications, and a 6.5-inch thin kerf carbide tooth blade provides users with the ability to cut completely through two-by framing lumber at a 45-degree bevel angle.
The reciprocating saw is compact and lightweight for access to tight areas (and it helps to reduce user fatigue). The keyless lever-action blade clamp makes for quick and easy blade changes, and the blade reverses for upside-down and flush cutting. Its 1-inch stroke length delivers 0-3,000 SPM for fast cutting. A variable-speed trigger with lock provides increased control, and an electric brake prevents blades from breaking with exiting plunge cuts.
LED Work Light
The work light comes equipped with additional lumens (110 total) for brighter visibility, delivering bright white LED light that reduces shadows and helps differentiate between colors. (An added bonus: The LED bulb creates less heat than conventional Xenon bulbs.) Its pivoting head rotates 120 degrees with 11 detent positions for a wide range of visibility, and the integrated hanging hook allows for hands-free capability. Users can expect up to 11 hours of light output when paired with the 3.0 Ah 20-volt max lithium-ion battery.
Endurance and Ease of Use
DEWALT-designed electronics have been built into all of these tools’ switches to provide maximum life by helping to protect them from overheating, overloading, and deep discharge during use. The max 20-volt’s lithium-ion batteries provide up to 35 percent more runtime than existing 18-volt max lithium-ion battery technology, and the included Energy Star-qualified charger has dual voltage capabilities and it is compatible with both 12-volt max and 20-volt max DEWALT lithium-ion batteries. The tools’ slim handles fit easily into users’ hands, increasing the level of comfort during the course of long jobs, and the bright built-in LED work lights above the triggers have a 20-second delay that improves visibility in dimly lit spaces.
About DEWALT’s 20-Volt Max Lithium-Ion Tools
DEWALT’s line of 20-volt max lithium-ion tools features improvements in engineering and design to provide the performance, the ergonomics, and the innovation that contractors require. The new line consists of 11 tools, two lithium ion batteries, and two battery chargers, as well as a number of combo kits.
What’s in the Box
One DEWALT DCK590L2 20-volt max lithium-ion 3.0 Ah five-tool combo kit, including one DCD985 premium hammer drill, one DCF885 1/4-inch impact driver, one DCS393 circular saw, one DCS381 reciprocating saw, one DCL040 LED work light, two 20-volt max 3.0 Ah lithium-ion batteries, one 12-volt max/20-volt max lithium-ion battery charger, one belt hook, one 360-degree side handle, and one contractor bag.
As you can see this is probably one of the best values available in the cordless tool industry. We purchased three of these DEWALT DCK590L2 kits for our custom cabinetry installers and preliminary reports from the field are very positive with all tools performing at extremely high levels. I hope you found this DEWALT DCK590L2 review helpful and you can purchase this cordless tool kit with confidence that it will give years and years of reliable performance.