There is a very good deal on Dewalt 20V Max cordless power tool batteries for Black Friday 2020!
Let’s face it, cordless power tool battery packs are an expensive necessity for everyone that uses cordless power tools. If you’ve got to buy new battery packs, it’s at least less painful on your wallet when they’re on sale.
There are lots of reasons why you might have to buy new batteries, whether you’re looking for longer runtime, the ability to operate several tools without having to swap batteries back and forth, or maybe it’s time replace aged battery packs.
Batteries do wear out and are considered consumables after all.
We posted about Home Depot’s Black Friday 2020 tool deals, and there’s deal pricing on a Dewalt 20V Max 2Ah, 4Ah, and 6Ah bundle set.
Buy Now via Home Depot – deal is live now!
Greg wanted to know if it’s a good deal:
Stuart, is that 2/4/6AH DeWalt 20V battery pack a good deal for $150? I need to pick up some spares this year.
Since this is a rather unique combo pack deal, it’s hard to compare it against past deals. So, I decided to take a look at other current pricing examples.
Additionally, Home Depot looks to be the only store stocking this particular battery bundle, DCB346-3.
Here, I’ll analyze the value of this deal to the best of my ability.
- Dewalt 2Ah 2-pack: $79 via Amazon
- Dewalt 2Ah 2-pack + 4Ah 2-pack: $179 via Amazon
- Dewalt 5Ah 2-pack: $159 via Amazon
- Dewalt 6Ah 2-pack: $163 via Amazon
- Dewalt 3Ah compact 2-pack: $99 via Amazon
- Dewalt 4Ah compact 2-pack: $129 via Amazon
Let’s say you wanted (2) 2Ah batteries, (2) 4Ah batteries, and (2) 6Ah batteries. Going with the 2Ah and 4Ah 4-battery bundle pack and 6Ah battery 2-pack would provide the best pricing – $342.
Thus, the best pricing you could find on a 2Ah, 4Ah, and 6Ah battery bundle right now would be half of that, or $171, assuming you split it with a friend or similar.
The Home Depot Dewalt 20V Max Black Friday deal bundle is priced at $149.
For the sake of simplicity, let’s forget about all context and just look at price per amp-hour or charge capacity.
The 2Ah 2-pack and 4Ah 2-pack bundle of 4 batteries gives you a total of 12Ah charge capacity for $179. That comes out to be $14.92 per amp-hour/
The 3Ah compact battery 2-pack deal offers decent pricing too, giving you 6Ah of total charge capacity for $99. That’s $16.5 per amp-hour. A 5Ah battery 2-pack is $159, for $15.9 per amp-hour.
For this Black Friday deal, you get 2 + 4 + 6 Ah = 12 Ah total, for $149. That’s $12.42 per amp-hour.
I think this is a very good deal.
Should you buy it? That’s a different question. If you use a couple of different Dewalt 20V cordless power tools, the compact 2Ah battery is well suited for smaller and lighter duty tools, the 4Ah battery is going to be a good match for compact or heavier duty tools, and the 6Ah battery is going to be well-suited for your heavier duty and more demanding tools.
These are not Dewalt’s highest capacity 20V Max cordless power tool batteries. However, their 8Ah battery is $145 and up by itself.
Would you rather have the longest runtime and charge capacity possible? Or the lowest charge capacity costs?
Last year, the Dewalt 20V Max (4) battery bundle deal (2 each of 2Ah and 4Ah) was a Black Friday special buy at $159. With this deal, you get 3 batteries, including a high output 6Ah battery, for 12Ah total and a lower price of $149.
It’s not a very apples-to-apples comparison, but is as close as possible.
This is the best Dewalt battery deal we’ve come across for Black Friday 2020 so far. There’s always the chance of a deal on 5Ah batteries, but there’s now way to predict that. But, hopefully you’ll find this post helpful in your research and shopping efforts.
If You Don’t Need All That…
The Dewalt 20V Max 3Ah 2-pack deal is a holiday season regular. This year, it’s a little different – rather than featuring the usual 10-cell battery pack, it’s the compact 3Ah battery that’s on sale.
As Dewalt puts it simply, this compact 3Ah battery is lighter and shorter than their DCB200 3Ah battery, but still manages to deliver the same runtime and power.
With these being built with larger Li-ion cells than the 2Ah battery pack, it’s going to be a little larger than Dewalt’s lower capacity compact batteries. The compromise can be worth it – while slightly larger in place of a 1.5Ah or 2Ah capacity battery, you get longer runtime. Plus, you can also use this on heavier duty Dewalt tools, such as saws, although don’t forget you’re only getting 3Ah or charge capacity.
Looking at costs per amp-hour of charge capacity, this 2-pack of 3Ah batteries comes out to be $16.50 per amp-hour. That’s a bit higher than for the above deal, but also consider Dewalt’s compact 2Ah battery. Priced at $79 for the 2-pack via Amazon, the cost here comes out to be $19.75 per amp-hour.
If you want the smallest and lightest compact battery possible, the 2Ah will be the better choice over the compact 3Ah. The 3Ah wins favor if you want longer runtime in a compact package and also the ability to use it with higher power tools that are not typically paired with the compact 1.5Ah and 2.0Ah batteries.
Other Dewalt Battery Deals
Dewalt FlexVolt 9Ah Battery 2-Pack: $209 via Blain’s Farm & Fleet – Thank you Big Richard!
Big Richard (thank you!) also found a deal at CPO Tools (and others but they’re out of stock) – buy (2) select batteries – such as the FlexVolt 12Ah battery, get a free bare tool, battery, or charger.
Add 2 qualifying items to your cart, and they’ll present a couple of “free gift” options, including a 5Ah battery 2-pack or 8Ah battery, among other choices.