|Item Weight||10.2 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||15.3 x 9.8 x 7 inches|
|Item model number||DCK280C2|
|Size||15.30in. x 9.70in. x 7.10in.|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||3|
|Type of Bulb||LED|
|Battery Cell Type||Lithium Ion|
|Warranty Description||3 Year Limited|
|National Stock Number||5130-01-610-5878|
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DEWALT DCK280C2 20-Volt Max Li-Ion 1.5 Ah Compact Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit
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- Made in the USA or Imported
- 20V MAX 1/2-inch drill/driver features two speed transmission (0-600/0-2,000)
- Compact, lightweight design fits into tight areas
- Impact Driver has a compact (5.55-inch front to back), lightweight (2.8-pounds) design fits into tight areas
- Three LED lights with 20 second delay after trigger release provide visibility without shadows
- Powered by an Energy Star qualified charger for a better environment Includes Contractor Bag
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Kit at a Glance
- Compact and ergonomic design that doesn’t compromise on power
- Drill/driver’s two-speed transmission offers 0-600 RPM and 0-2,000 RPM
- Impact driver’s one-handed loading 1/4-inch hex chuck accepts 1-inch bit tips
- Tools come with 3-year limited warranty, 1-year free service contract, and 90-day money-back guarantee
- Lithium-ion batteries come with 2-year free service contract
DEWALT DCK280C2 20-Volt Max Li-Ion 1.5 Ah Compact Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit
DEWALT’s DCK280C2 20-volt max lithium-ion compact 1.5 Ah drill and impact driver combo kit combines the fast performance of the DCD780 1/2-inch drill/driver and the compact power of the DCF885 1/4-inch impact driver to provide a well-rounded pair of tools that help everyone from steel stud framers and contractors to cabinetmakers and plumbers work their way through a variety of applications.
What''s in the Box
- (1) DCD780 drill/driver
- (1) DCF885 impact driver
- (2) 20-volt max 1.5 Ah lithium-ion batteries
- (1) 30-minute Energy Star-rated charger
- (1) bit tip holder
- (2) belt hooks
- (1) contractor bag
Strength Defies Size
DEWALT has optimized both of these tools to withstand daily jobsite wear and tear. The compact drill/driver’s two-speed (0-600 RPM and 0-2,000 RPM) transmission allows users to select the appropriate speed for the task at hand and is up to 30 percent faster than current drill/drivers on the market. Its high-power, high-efficiency motor delivers 350 unit watts out of maximum power 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. Plus, DEWALT’s engineering and design team adjusted the drill/driver’s footprint and weight allocation for ideal balance and a lightweight feel, making the 3.4-pound tool easy to maneuver in tight areas. Meanwhile, the impact driver’s robust motor delivers 2,800 RPM—up to 43 percent faster than current impact drivers on the market. Its one-handed loading 1/4-inch hex chuck accepts and holds 1-inch bit tips for convenient fastening in tight spaces. Research shows that impact drivers are growing in popularity largely because of their smaller size and lack of kickback (or reactionary torque) thanks to the impact mechanism within the tool. Combined with its 5.55-inch length and 2.8-pound weight, the compact impact driver packs a serious punch in a small package.
Endurance and Ease of Use
DEWALT-designed electronics have been built into both tools’ switches to provide maximum life for the tools and batteries by helping to protect them from overheating, overloading, and deep discharge during use. The- 20-volt’s lithium-ion batteries provide up to 35 percent more runtime than existing 18-volt 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.
Made in the USA
In a commitment to build America, DEWALT, a leading manufacturer of high-quality professional power tools, is proud to expand its product offerings made in the USA using global materials to include more than 600 different cordless power tools, hand tools and accessories. DEWALT began production of its American-built cordless power tools in its 75,000-square-foot Charlotte Manufacturing Operations facility in early October of 2013, using global materials. Those same tools built prior to the opening of the factory were manufactured internationally and imported.
DEWALT cannot guarantee the tool you receive to be made in the USA, some retailers may have items that were built prior to October 2013. Only tools manufactured after October 2013 are made in the USA with global materials.
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|Battery Type||Lithium Ion||Lithium Ion||Lithium Ion||Lithium Ion||Lithium Ion||Lithium Ion|
|Included Components||impact-driver||(1) DCF885 20v MAX Lithium Impact Driver, and (1) DCD771 20v Max Lithium Drill/Driver, (2) 20-Volt Maximum lithium-ion 1.3Ah battery packs, (1) 20-Volt Maximum charger and contractor bag.||case||DCD790 20v Max; 1/2" Drill/driver, a DCF886 20v Max Impact Driver, a DCB112 12v/20v battery charger, and 2 2.0Ah batteries||battery||bare-tool, battery|
|Item Dimensions||—||6.38 x 15.06 x 9.88 in||12.5 x 16.5 x 3.75 in||9.9 x 15.2 x 7.4 in||9.9 x 15 x 8.1 in||9.25 x 15.06 x 5.38 in|
|Item Weight||10.15 lbs||—||10 lbs||8 lbs||—||9.25 lbs|
|Number of Pieces||3||6||2||2||7||—|
|Voltage||20 volts||20 volts||18 volts||20 volts||20 volts||20 volts|
Two speed transmission drill/driver features 20V Max, 1/2" ratcheting chuck, 0-600/0-2,000 no load speed, and 15 clutch settings. Impact driver features 3 LED lights with 20 second delay to provide visibility without shadows, 1/4" hex chuck, 2800 rpm no load speed, 3200 ipm, and 1400 in-lbs max torque. Includes: 2 tools, 20V Max lithium ion 1.5 Ah battery packs, fast charger, (2) belt hooks, bit holder and kit box.
Top Customer Reviews
1) 1/2" chuck (with out run out issues)
2) Li-Ion batteries
3) compact size
4) LED light available to use same batteries.
The above factors ruled out the cheaper drills and my suspicion that the run out was caused by the chuck and not the drill led me back to Dewalt. Since I couldn't live with the run out I had to come up with a solution. What I noticed when reading reviews was that no one had any problems with the higher end Dewalt hammer drills and that they had a different chuck on them. I also found a post on a message board that said that Dewalt didn't use the Jacobs chuck on the hammer drills because they had too many problems. They used a slightly more expensive Rohm chuck instead. This lead me to look at the Rohm chuck. They are easily identified by looking at the tip of the chuck. The Rohm chuck has a "hexagon" (nut) on the front of the chuck for installing and removing the chuck. The specifications for the chuck are as follows:
1) 1.5-13mm capacity
2) 1/2 X 20 thread (for installing on drill)
3) single sleeve for drills with spindle lock
4) metal construction
5) with through hole for locking screw.
The part number for this chuck is difficult to pin down since I think it has more than one number for the same chuck and the picture on Rohm's web page shows 2 chucks, one with a single sleeve (one handed) and one with a double sleeve (two handed). On ROHM's web page it looks like it is 893352. I've also seen it listed as Dewalt-Rohm 330075-74,330075-59,330075-91,586200-10. New they sell for approx $70. A used chuck lists for about half that price which is what I ended up buying.
When I got the drill I tried installing a new drill bit to see how good or bad the Jacobs chuck was. It had noticeable wobble. I then removed the Jacobs chuck and installed the Rohm chuck. After installing the same drill bit in the Rohm chuck there was no noticeable wobble. I've since used this drill/ chuck combination daily without any problems or issues. I find the new compact size and lighter weight to be a huge advantage to this drill over my older ones. The clutch on the drill also seems to be improved over my last drill. As for the impact driver. I find that it is excellent for dis-assembly but has limited use for assembly due to not having the clutch.
For those of you interested in doing this same thing Dewalt has instructions on their web page that tell you how to change the chuck. It is important to note that the set screw which can be seen in the bottom of the chuck opening has left handed threads. You will also need an appropriate size torx driver to remove it before you can remove the chuck.
I would have given this kit a solid 5 star rating if it came with the Rohm chuck. It is disappointing that Dewalt is more interested in saving a few dollars than putting out a better quality product. I'm also very disappointed with Jacobs. I always thought they put out quality products and was surprised to find the root of this problem to be their chuck.
Situation: I purchased the DEWALT DCK280C2 combo kit and like all other tools from DeWalt, feel in love with it on first feel and first use. The batteries came fully charged (according to the battery charger status light). I used the tools for my home projects and of course, when I depleted the batteries, I put them on the charger. The charger recognized the batteries, flashed a few times as if it had entered into "charge status" and then within 5 seconds, the light changed to a "solid" light, which indicates battery is fully charged. I pulled the battery off the charger, put it back into one of the tools, and only got a little juice out of the battery before the tool powered down again. Maybe 3 seconds of use.
Rinse and Repeat. Same process with the second battery pack that came with the kit. Initially worked perfectly, but as soon as it needed a charge, the battery charger gave a "battery charged" status light. I tried switching outlets in my house. No luck.
Thinking that I have a malfunctioning battery charger, I set up an exchange with Amazon. I held onto the first set until the second set arrived in the hopes that it was indeed the charger.
The second DEWALT DCK280C2 kit arrived. I immediately pulled out the charger and attempted to charge the batteries from the first kit. Upon insertion of batteries, same situation...charging light flashes for a few seconds then shows a , "battery charged" indicator light. This was the case for both batteries.
Okay, so now I am thinking it is not the charger itself, but bad batteries. So from the second kit, I pull out the batteries, put them on the charger to check their status. Charger shows that both batteries are fully charged. I then insert the batteries into the tools and go about working on my projects.
After using the second set of batteries and reaching a point to where the tools no longer operate as strongly, I proceed with their very first recharge. I insert one of the batteries from the second kit, into the battery charger. Once again, as with the batteries from the first kit I purchased, the charge indicator light flashes for a few seconds and then goes to a "solid" lit status. The battery will not charge. I grab the second battery of this kit and place it in the charger...same issue. Charge indicator light shows that the battery is full and will not charge the battery.
At this point, I call DeWalt customer service for help. They tell me that because the units are less than 30 days old, I should return them as there is not much they can do for me. Well that is all fine and dandy, but it is not a resolution to what could be a greater systemic problem affecting other units.
I returned both kits to Amazon and ordered my third kit, hoping that 3rd times a winner. Nope! Same situation. Neither battery will recharge after being used. This makes a total of 3 kits with this issue.
Two points of information: On the very first set of batteries, I did run them down fully as I always did with my 18v DeWalt Drill. (After 3 years of use, that drill never had a single issue which is why I opted to buy another set from DeWalt). On the second and third kits, the batteries were not used to full depletion, and still would not charge. DeWalt actually indicates in their owners manual, that batteries should be charged sooner, rather than later.
Second: In the event that DeWalt actually pays attention to customers feedback and reviews, all the batteries in each of the three kits, were manufactured in early 2015 according to the stamp on the batteries.
Maybe there is some kind of charging issue because both of them are almost useless as far as battery life. If anyone has some suggestions I will gladly try them and change review if problem solved.
I bought these in early October 2015
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