If you are getting tired of your old tools that require electricity and cables all over the place, it might be time to consider upgrading to a set of cordless tools. Rather than picking up the odd one here and there, there are a number of advantages to buying a combo kit.
We are going to look at two combo tool kits from the leading brands in power tools, the DeWalt DCK590L2 vs DCK592L2. We will take a detailed look at each of the included tools and their performance. We will add a comparison chart so that you can clearly see their differences and some pros and cons of each.
In many ways, the DeWalt DCK590L2 and the DeWalt DCK592L2 are practically the same. First, let’s take a look at these similarities.
After a number of different models, the comparison chart below will help to quickly review the two DeWalt cordless combo tool kits.
|Combo Kit||5 tools in 1||5 tools in 1|
|Design||DeWalt black and yellow||DeWalt black and yellow|
|Tool 1||½ inch hammer drill with 535 Units Watt Out||½ inch hammer drill with 535 Units Watt Out|
|Tool 2||Reciprocating Saw, 2-position blade||Reciprocating Saw, 4-position blade|
|Tool 3||¼ inch impact driver||¼ inch impact driver|
|Tool 4||6 ½ inch circular saw, up to 50º||6 ½ inch circular saw, up to 90º|
|Tool 5||LED Work Light||LED Work Light|
|Battery Type||20V Max Lithium-Ion||20V Max Lithium-Ion|
|What’s Included||Hammer drill, impact driver, reciprocating saw, circular saw, LED light, x2 3.0AH batteries, battery charger, belt hook, 360º side handle, contractor bag, carbide-tipped blade||Hammer drill, impact driver, reciprocating saw, circular saw, LED light, x2 3.0AH batteries, battery charger, belt hook, 360º side handle, contractor bag|
|Warranty||3-year limited warranty, 1-year free service contract 90-day money-back guarantee||3-year limited warranty, 1-year free service contract 90-day money-back guarantee|
A quick glance at the DeWalt DCK590L2 and the DeWalt DCK592L2 and you may not spot a difference. They are both 5-in-1 combo tool kits with signature yellow and black tools and accessories.
The Hammer Drills
The hammer drill included with the DeWalt DCK590L2 and the DeWalt DCK592L2 has a high-power and high-efficiency motor with 535 unit watts out. It has an excellent grip with the ½ inch ratcheting chuck with carbide inserts. There are three speeds, 0-600RPM, 1-1,250RPM and 0-2,000RPM.
The Impact Drivers
DeWalt has designed an impact driver that is 43% faster than most others on the market with a no-load speed of up to 2,800RPM. The DeWalt DCK590L2 and the DeWalt DCK592L2 impact drill has a ¼ inch hex check and will also take 1-inch bit tips. It is a highly convenient impact driver fitting into small spaces at just 5.55 inches long. They also have 3 LED lights for when you are working in darker areas.
The LED Lights
The LED lights that come with the DeWalt DCK590L2 and the DeWalt DCK592L2 provide bright white light and reducing shadows. The heads can pivot 120º and there are 11 different positions to choose from. The lights also have an integrated hanging hook. The average battery life is approximately 11 hours when used with the included battery.
There is a 3-year limited warranty with the DeWalt DCK590L2 and the DeWalt DCK592L2 combo tool kits. You can also take advantage of the 1-year free service contract and a 90-day money-back guarantee for added peace of mind.
There are small yet significant differences between the DeWalt DCK590L2 and the DeWalt DCK592L2 and we will look at these now.
The Reciprocating Saw
There are plenty of uses for a reciprocating saw, but they are particularly popular for flush cutting.
The reciprocating saw is the model number DCS381. It has a 1-inch stroke length with 0-3,000 SPM. There are 2 blade positions and a keyless lever for fast blade changing. The electric brake helps to prevent the blades from breaking.
This is the DCS380B with a 1 1/8-inch stroke length and a 4-position blade clamp. The rest of the features are the same.
The Winner Is- The DeWalt DCK592L2
The Circular Saw
Both of the circular saws take a 6 ½ inch carbide-tipped blade. One is more powerful.
The DCS393 cuts a 2 x 4 at a 45º angle with just one pass. It has up to 3,700PRM and a maximum bevel capacity of 50º.
The DCS391B has greater potential with up to 5,150RPM. You also have a wider bevel capacity range from 0º to 90º.
The Winner Is- The DeWalt DCK592L2
Aside from the 5 tools, these combo kits have a few added extras.
It comes with 2 3.0Ah Lithium batteries that are compatible with all of the tools. There is also a fast battery charger, a belt hook, a side handle and a contractor bag. The product description implies there is an additional carbide-tipped blade.
The contents are the same but there is no mention of the carbide-tipped blade. The DCS391B does come with a blade for the circular saw.
The Winner Is A Tie
Pros and Cons
Before our final verdict, here are some pros and cons of the DeWalt DCK590L2 and the DeWalt DCK592L2.