DeWalt is one of the well-known names in power tools. When shopping for power tools it is always better to buy them in combo kits. You often get more for much less than purchasing them separately. In this review we will examine the DCK592L2 20V MAX Premium and the DCK590L2 20V MAX Li-Ion 3.0 Ah combo kits. While both kits may appear to be the same the tools themselves have slight variances which will be examined.
DCK592L2 20V MAX Premium
First up is the DCK592L2 20V MAX Premium 5 tool combo kit. This kit comes with a tool bag, flashlight, hammerdrill, impact driver, reciprocating saw, and circular saw along with 2 batteries and a fast charger. This kit comes with all the basics you need for most construction or home improvement projects. Here’s a deeper look at the features of this kit:
- Hammerdrill comes with a patented 3 speed all metal transmission for tough jobs with a ½” all metal ratcheting chuck so your bit will not slip out.
- Reciprocating saw has a 4 position keyless blade clamp which allows you to quickly change blades without having to touch a hot blade.
- Impact driver features 3 LED lights with a 20 second delay which provides visibility without shadows
- Circular saw is lightweight with a 6 ½” carbide blade that can cut 2x4s at a 45 degree angle like a hot knife through butter
- LED work light flashlight produces 110 lumens of bright light for those jobs with poor lighting
DCK590L2 20V MAX Li-Ion 3.0 Ah
Next up is the DCK590L2 20V MAX Li-Ion 3.0 Ah 5 tool combo kit. This kit also comes with a tool bag, flashlight, impact driver, hammerdrill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, 2 20V batteries, and charger. This kit is excellent for any professional, semi-professional, or average home improvement starter. With a name like DeWalt behind you, you know you’re getting high quality tools. Here’s the features this kit and its tools have to offer:
- Hammerdrill comes with a patented 3 speed all metal transmission and a ½” self-tightening chuck
- Reciprocating saw has a keyless blade clamp that allows you to quickly change blades when you need to
- ¼” Impact driver features 3 LED lights with a 20 second delay to provide best visibility
- LED work light flashlight delivers 110 lumens of light for those poorly lit areas
- Circular saw has a 6 ½” carbide blade that cuts 2x4s at a 45 degree angle with ease
So now that you have seen that these two kits come with the same tools essentially, it is time to get down to the main differences. The hammerdrill in the DCK590L2 kit has a self-tightening chuck meaning you don’t have to worry about having to re-tighten it during a job. The hammerdrill in the DCK592L2 kit has a self-ratcheting chuck. These types of chucks are ok but the bit may come loose from time to time, a minor annoyance but not an issue with a self-tightening chuck.
Another difference between these two kits appears to be the battery packs. The DCK592L2 comes with Lithium Ion batteries and the DCK590L2 comes with NiMh Lithium Ion batteries. The differences between these batteries may not be noticeable to anyone other than a battery connoisseur.
Both kits come with a 3 year limited warranty, 90 day money back guarantee, and 1 year free service contract.
When comparing these two tool kits it is difficult to see any major differences. Although we did not cover the price difference, that should be the decision maker. Both kits are very similar and both have high quality DeWalt tools with a handy tool box to store everything.