Adam wrote in about a clearance sale that’s going on at Grainger. There, the Dewalt 20V Max DCD771 consumer drill/driver kit is on sale for $56. Supplies are limited, and it looks like they’re no longer shipping. However, maybe you can get a Home Depot, Lowes, or other store to price-match. Or maybe you can get a local Grainger store to order one for you.
Eric wrote in with details about a Porter Cable oscillating multi-tool, and also wondered about how it differs from their other kit.
Just noticed lowes and amazon have the pce606k for $50. It doesn’t come with much and is missing the depth stop. Any ideas on other differences? Specs look the same as the pce605k. I also can’t tell which hole pattern these use for the blades. It seems like the square hole pattern is more universal now. But I see some pictures with round hole accessories and some with square.
As far as I can tell, the differences between PCE605K and PCE606K kits are with the missing depth stop as Eric mentioned, fewer accessories, and a soft bag instead of hard case.
One more minor difference – the manual for the PCE605K mentions a 10-foot cord, while the PCE606K product description says it has an 8-foot cord.
Porter Cable switched things over last year and so both models should have universal blade holders.
$49 is a great price for a this model. But keep in mind that it’s only tool-free with forked-mount blades and attachments, and the manual for the PCE606K doesn’t mention an adapter or wrench that could be used if you prefer to use Bosch or other brands’ accessories. Thus it might only be compatible with Dewalt and Rockwell universal blades and accessories, at least out of the box.
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