Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 40
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by DylanM Buyer Beware! Items included may not be what you think they are!
As far as the 20v Max system goes, I am totally 100% satisfied. I currently have a kit comprised of a half dozen tools using this platform, and I couldn't be happier with the performance of it all.
Now, talking about this specific kit-
Hammer Drill- Great, 5 stars. Packs a ton of power, punches through concrete like butter.
Impact Driver- Also phenomenal. This was my first Impact driver, and I can not understand how I ever lived without one
Light- It's a light. It works. The swivel on it is decent, although I wish it pointed downwards more. Also, the beam lacks any focus capability.
Reciprocating Saw- Garbage. Totally stopped working after one use. Please note- this is NOT the same tool that you would get when purchasing separately!!! This saw lacks the 4 way blade clamp and does not work nearly as well as the other model. The saw in this package is model DCS381, while the standalone unit is model DCS380. Big difference in performance and features.
Circular Saw- Also completely different than the standalone model! (DCS393 vs. DCS391) Big difference here is that the model in this package comes with a stamped metal foot and poor quality adjustment parts, where the standalone unit uses a nice magnesium base and higher quality parts.
I understand why companies take cost cutting measures like this, but it is unfair to the customer to not be more upfront about the difference in quality they are getting.
All in all, I am happy with the 20v MAX set I currently have, but was pretty upset upon learning that the tools I bought were not what I thought they were. Needless to say, I returned this set and went elsewhere to purchase the tools individually.
May 28, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lonnie The impact driver is great.
The 36 volt dewalt sawzal and skill saw is hands down a much better match for a contractor. The 20 volt skill saw does not match the powerful 36 volt. Nor does it have a tool less reliece for the blade. The 20 volt one drains the battery way to fast. And I think it's just as heavy. The 20 volt sawzall has the power and longevity I like in a battery. And operates well. But the 36 volt one has more options with blade positioning and makes the 36 volt sawzall much nicer for tight places and funny angles. Overall I'm disappointed in the extra 10 years of technology the 20 volt saws have, verses the 10 year old awesome 36 volt saws. Looking back now I would much rather pay a few more dollars and get the 36 volt set again. Although the rest of the tool set is great. I love the impact driver and the drill. I do wish the light came with a hook to hook on my belt. But other than that its great too.
April 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Johnski Great all around set
I am an avid do it yourselfer, let me say this is more than I needed. More for guys who make a living with these tools but got it for 350 out the door so couldn't pass it up. Used all these tools so far in a variety of ranges. Built a patio porch using drill, circ saw. Replaced rear main seal, oil pan n valve cover gaskets using impact and flashlight. Trimmed Palm trees and cut sheet metal weather stripping with the SAWZALL and more little stuff. Let me start with the positive. The battery life is amazing!! With doing all that stuff I've only had to charge the batteries twice so far. All tools have a ton of power. CiIRC SAW cut thru 2x's like butter, IMPACT n FLASHLIGHT loosened and tightened old stuck nuts on an 99 truck, the flashlight was like the sun and very handy adjustable head. Also made easy work in sinking lag bolts into 4x4's. DRILL easliy drilled into stucco on hammer setting and hung plants and speakers. SAWZALL made nice clean cuts thru Palm tree and thin sheet metal. Blades can be changed fast and easily. All tools are very powerful and durable.
Now for the negatives, only two of them. And I hate to sound repetitive but like other reviews say the sawzall n circ saw are the heavy bulky versions not the better model sold individually. Circ saw is very heavy n a bit unbalanced. The guide boot is bulky and doesnt have a very clean sharp guide line. The sawzall is verg heavy as well and with tons of power, shoe isn't adjustable and vibrates the heck out UR hands so wear gloves. Overall a great set and for the price I got it for U can't beat it! I've had Ryobi set in the past n this blows it away in quality, power and battery life. Highly reccomend just wish dewalt would step up n put the better model circ n sawzall in this package
March 12, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smitty More Advanced then my last set.
I debated on this or the 18v lith Ion. Glad i got this set. Quality made product, one thing i don't like is that the sawzaw does not have an LED nor does the Circular saw. I think all 5 pieces should have LED for someone finishing up work late. The LED on the hammer drill is new but it doesn't exactly point on the Hole. The drills are awesome though and i love the flashlight it's superbright! I'm very impressed with the LED light. I haven't had to charge my set yet and i've used it randomly for couple weeks. If you buy this product you will like it i am sure of it. Having a this Dewalt product will give you confidence in any job. I just wish the price was around 450.00 because i love walking away from a deal with a smile! Don't we all?
October 16, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by trebla its alright besided the saw zall
Sawzall broke after just 3 uses took them a week to fix. Had to put new motor in it. Seems like junk to me
July 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by John Dewalt tool kit
Great tools we bought two sets for Christmas gifts they loved them great tools and great price
January 13, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by John Only Drawback....
Home Depot & Dewalt cheapened the saws in the currently available combo packs... note the difference in model numbers from the individual saws. 381 vs 380 and 393 vs 391
December 4, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Scott Exactly what I expected
Each of the tools in the combo set has met or exceeded my expectations! In purchasing the 20V Dewalt set, I was looking for quality tools that will outlast me. Hopefully they will .
January 6, 2015