Over at Amazon, the Dewalt 20V Max 4-tool combo kit, model DCK421D2, is their Deal of the Day. This deal first debuted on December 2nd, 2014, reemerged on June 15th, 2015, and then again on December 1st, 2015, and again on June 14th, 2016.
This kit comes with a compact drill/driver (DCD780), compact impact driver (DCF885), basic circular saw (DCS393), and an LED worklight (DCL040). It also includes a kit bag, standard charger, and (2) 2.0Ah Li-ion battery packs. These are the latest higher capacity compact batteries.
The combo is on sale for $249, and is also eligible for Amazon’s $20 off $100+ Dewalt Father’s Day discount.
Sale price: $229 after all discounts.
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See Also: there’s also a deal on a Dewalt 20V Max hammer drill and drilling + driving accessory set.
The deal is valid 6/14/2016 only, and will expire at 3am ET 6/15, or until supplies run out, whichever comes sooner. The deal is quite good and doesn’t come around very often, and so there’s a good chance it could sell out well before it expires.
I reviewed the DCD780 cordless drill several years ago, and it remains a great model. Is it brushless? No. Does it feature the latest and greatest tech? No. But it’s a solid drill that’s reliable and comfortable to use.
I am also quite fond of the DCF885 impact driver. The brushless DCF886 that is based off of it was my Editor’s Choice pick in our 2015 best impact driver recommendations.
The DCS393 circular saw is Dewalt’s basic model, meaning it doesn’t have the better magnesium shoe found on their premium DCS391 saw. This saw has a high strength steel shoe, which might not be a big deal to you when talking about a $229 4-tool combo. The premium DCS391 saw is my editor’s choice pick in my 2015 best cordless circular saws recommendations. I believe both saws are the same except for the different shoes.
The DCL040 is a decent LED worklight. Dewalt has recently come out with a new one, but there’s nothing wrong with this one. The new one isn’t replacing this one, it’s just brighter and broader.
I am also surprised that Dewalt bundled this kit with their higher capacity 2.0Ah Li-ion compact battery packs. That’s a nice touch and means you get even more value with this combo.
$229 is a great price. Normally just a drill and impact driver kit with 1.5Ah batteries goes for $199. So here, for the extra $50 you get a circular saw, LED flashlight, and better batteries.
A quick search for the DCK421D2 kit number continues to show nothing but Amazon deal references, meaning that this is likely a combo kit that Dewalt created specially for Amazon. That shouldn’t discourage you, as all of the power tools are main-line products.
There doesn’t seem to be any cheapened tools as part of this combo, aside from the non-premium version of the circular saw. The drill/driver is the regular DCD780 drill, and not the holiday-special DCD771.
This appears to be an Amazon-specific SKU, and we have seen the deal repeated for the past few winter holiday and Father’s Day shopping seasons. The deal could come back again in a few months, or this could be the last time.
Historically, I don’t think this combo has sold out early. But if you’re worried about that order it first and think it over later. If you’re quick enough you can cancel the order, and if you have buyer’s remorse you can usually send it back with the only penalty being unrefunded shipping fees.
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I don’t think that Amazon’s $20 off $100+ Dewalt holiday discount has ever applied to this combo before, making the $229 pricing better than the $249 pricing I’ve seen during previous incarnations of this deal.