Hammerdrill is one of the contracting tools that have recorded a great improvement in terms of machine efficiency when it comes to accomplishing major heavy-duty contracting tasks. They have been greatly modified to ensure that you carry out tasks faster and also offer high-quality results. There are numerous types of hammer drills in the market today and it depends on your specific needs when choosing the perfect hammer drill. The leading hammer drills in the market is the DEWALT DCK286D2 and DCK296M2. Although they might appear similar at first sight, the products also have their differences. You can easily tell the hammer drill that perfectly meets your needs with the help of this product review.
In this comparison, it would be appropriate if we begin with DEWALT DCK286D2 Compact Hammerdrill. This product features XR Li-Ion batteries with fuel gauge that provide 33% more capacity over standard packs and brushless motors that have been estimated to deliver up to 57% more run time.
- Two XR Li-Ion batteries with fuel gauge and can provide more capacity of 33%
- DCF886 20 Voltage Maximum ¼ inch impact driver
- DCD795 20Voltage Maximum ½ inch hammerdrill
- A brushless motor that delivers up to 57% extra run
The DCK286D2 hammerdrill comes with LED lights to provide visibility in confined areas, one-handed loading 1/4″ hex chuck that accepts 1″ bit tips and has a high speed transmission that delivers 2-speed settings (0-600/0-2,000 RPM). It is just like a normal drill but it is special in its own way since it can be used to drill through masonry products with special drill bits.
The DEWALT DCK296M2 Impact Combo/Hammerdrill is quite similar to the DCK286D2 since they share some features. Just like the DCK286D2, this product also comes with the XR Li-Ion batteries. On the other hand, the difference between these two products is that the DCK296M2 hammedrill features a three-speed, high-performance transmission while the DCK286D2 features a 2-speed transmission. The DCK286D2 has a lightweight at 4.7 lbs., a compact size at 8.4 inch front-to-back length. Both products come with LED lights for illuminating the working area.
- Two 20Voltage Maximum XR High Capacity Li-Ion Batteries
- DCF886 20Voltage Maximum ¼ inch impact driver
- DCD995 20Voltage Maximum ½inch hammerdrill
- XR Li-Ion batteries with fuel gauge
- A built-in DEWALT brushless motor
The whole DCK296M2 kit includes a Contractor Bag, 360 Degree side handle, 1 Bit Holder, 2 Belt Hooks, 1 Fast charger, (2) 20V MAX XR High Capacity Li-Ion Batteries (4.0Ah), 1 DCF886 1/4 inch Impact Driver and 1 DCD995 ½ inch Hammerdrill.Both DCK296M2 and DCK286D2 come with LED lights that provides good light in dark working spaces. In addition, the DCF886 impact driver provides 1,500 in-lbs. of max torque at 0-3,200 impacts and fast 0-2,800 RPM speed per minute.
As you can see from the above product features, one can easily compare the two products since they come with nearly similar features. However, the DCK296M2 is considered more efficient when compared to the DCK286D2 because it comes with 3-speed settings that promote faster drilling and give best results. Given that these two products share many features as compared to their differences, it will be right to say that they are both excellent tools for heavy-duty contracting tasks. Another slight difference is that the DEWALT DCK296M2 weighs 11.6 pounds while the DCK286D2 weighs 10 pounds. As a matter of fact, these two products are considered as the most powerful cordless drills one would wish to come across. Depending on the type of task that you are intending to accomplish with the use of a hammerdrill, you can easily choose the tool that best fits your needs, thanks to this product review. For example, when you intend to finish your tasks faster, you can always go for the DEWALT DCK296M2. On the other hand, you can also use the DEWALT DCK286D2 for other similar contracting jobs.