This is our review of the pricey and very popular DEWALT DCK299P2 Lithium Ion Hammerdrill & Impact Driver combo kit. As the name suggests, you get two tools, the hammerdrill and the impact driver. These come with 2 large capacity batteries and the all-important charger.
All of these items can be stored in the sturdy case provided, with a side handle for the drill and 2 belt hooks. The batteries belong to the main Dewalt 20V MAX XR range, making them compatible with many other tools in this range.
This is Dewalt’s latest and greatest line of power tools. So at least you know that this is their newest line. Almost every buyer with a 20 volt product seems to be thrilled with the power they can deliver.
Who would purchase this Dewalt DCK299P2 Combo kit?
This combo kit is a great choice for anyone who does a LOT of drilling or wants to do heavy duty drilling. Sure, the typical homeowner can use this combo kit, but you don’t have to spend that kind of money to have a good quality cordless drill for home use.
There are plenty of more affordable options available. Most homeowners will never need an impact factor, and this tool would go unused.
Impact drivers are mostly used with nuts and bolts, but they are great for driving long screws or drilling into harder woods. We will now look at this combination kit in much more detail.
For those in a hurry who don’t have time to read our full, detailed review, we’ve summarized this kit below. It gives you the main information you need to know at a glance.
Below that is a section on what actual buyers have to say, including what they liked and didn’t like. Finally, we give you a detailed review that goes into this combo kit in great detail.
After that, we have our own verdict based on experience.
Dewalt DCK299P2 Combo Kit – Brief Review
This is an expensive combo kit and for your money, you get a Dewalt DCD996 Impact Drill that has 3 speed levels, and an all metal transmission.
You also get a Dewalt DCF887 Impact Driver that gives you 1,825 ft-lbs of maximum torque at a fast speed of 0-3,250 rpm and 0-3,600 impacts per minute
These are compact enough to allow you to drill in tight spaces. You also get 2 Dewalt “20 Volt MAX” lithium ion batteries, a charger that all come in a durable hard case.
The Dewalt DCK299P2 Combo Review: How do buyers rate it?
Before we get into the details of this kit, we want to have a section that covers what actual buyers have to say. These reviews are left online, on various websites, by people like me and you who have purchased the product, used it, and then taken the time to leave a review.
We included this section at the beginning of our article, because at the end of the day, if the buyers gave the product a bad rating, we assume it’s not something you would buy and you probably wouldn’t want to waste your money. time to read about it anymore.
Most buyers, however, don’t have the time to read all the reviews on all the seller websites.
Below is an actual summary of how buyers rate this Dewalt Combo kit.
Buyers gave it an excellent 90% satisfaction rating.
What buyers said about the Dewalt DCK299P2?
You can see that overall, buyers value this Dewalt kit very highly with an average satisfaction rating of 90%. The price would bother most people, but there are serious DIYers and many professional contractors who see real value in owning a kit like this.
We now know that overall, this combination kit gets decent ratings. It’s always worth digging a little deeper to see what buyers are really saying about this Dewalt tool combination.
This of course includes both the good and bad features. We’ve summarized those below in an easy-to-read “pros and cons” list.
The Pros of Dewalt DCK299P2
- 83% of all buyers gave it a full 5-star rating, which is always a very good sign.
- Almost all buyers said that both tools were extremely powerful and perfect for heavy-duty drilling.
- Previous Dewalt buyers said the 20V was much better than the 18V options they were previously using.
- Buyers loved the compact nature of these tools for drilling in space-constrained areas.
- Buyers also liked the bright LED lighting systems on these tools.
- Buyers said the impact factor was fantastic for drilling into hardwoods or when using long screws.
The Cons of Dewalt DCK299P2
- 5% of all buyers gave it a bad review.
- It is an expensive purchase.
- Some buyers said they received a defective drill bit or driver.
- A few buyers reported that one or another of the tools stopped working after a few months.
I hope this gives you an idea of what buyers have to say about this choice of kit. It is good to see that the number of complaints (5%) is low. However, if you receive a defective kit, be sure to return it promptly and get a replacement.
In the section below, we get into the details of this kit so you know what each tool can do.
DEWALT DCK299P2 20V Review – Specifications & Important Details
This kit comes in a hard plastic case, ideal for keeping everything together. This is the standard Dewalt case and is designed to keep tools and accessories perfectly in place.
You also get a couple of belt hooks.
Batteries and charger
We’ve said it so many times, but we always say it again. Any cordless tool is only as good as the battery that powers it. Since this is a cordless kit, the batteries are vitally important.
With this kit, you get two “DCB205 20V MAX * XR High Capacity Li-Ion Batteries (5.0 Ah)”. They are part of the Lithium-Ion 20V MAX line, which makes them compatible with many other Dewalt power tools. By owning this type of battery, you can then purchase other “bare tools” from Dewalt, which are much cheaper than having to buy a battery every time.
The 20 volt batteries are now produced as standard and are more powerful than the 18 volt range. The duration of these tests is excellent and better than any other on the market, in our opinion.
The charger is for 110 volts only and is a fast charger.
Now let’s see which tools are really the focus of this kit. They each have their own model number, as shown below:
- DCD996 Impact Drill
- DCF887 Impact Driver
We’ll look at each in more detail below.
Impact Drill DCD996
- 3 speeds, 0-2,000 rpm
- 0-38,250 strokes per minute for hammer drilling
- Hammer function so good to go through masonry
- All metal transmission
- 1/2″ heavy duty metal chuck
- Variable speed trigger
- Brushless motor
- 3 mode LED spotlight
- Measures 4 x 10 x 8 inches and weighs 4 lbs
This is a small compact drill/driver that will allow you to get into confined spaces. The LED lights on this drill are very good. The power is excellent and the brushless motor and all-metal drive mean that this drill is built to last.
DCF887 Impact Driver
- 1/4 ” chuck impact driver
- 1,825 lbs. of torque
- 0-3,250 rpm
- 0-3,600 impacts per minute
- Brushless motor
- 3 speeds
- LED lights up with a 20 second delay
- Measures 16.2 x 4.5 x 10.1 inches and weighs 7.4 lbs
This delivers a lot of torque, and like the drill/driver, the LED lights are excellent on this screwdriver. The power is very good and this one is great for working on decks, fences, etc.
These are two great tools that you can purchase separately. The beauty of any combination kit is that you will normally find that when combined, they are a little bit cheaper.
A little bit about Dewalt
The Dewalt Company was founded in 1922 by Raymond Dewalt of Pennsylvania. It began to expand in 1947-1949 and was acquired by the American Foundry. In 1992, DEWALT introduced a line of hand-held power tools designed for residential contractors, remodelers and professional carpenters.
In 1994, Dewalt then introduced a revolutionary system of over 30 new cordless tools. In 2010, DEWALT introduced the new 12V MAX* system of lithium ion tools. Then, in 2011, DEWALT expanded its lithium ion tools with the introduction of the new 20V MAX * system.
In 2013, Dewalt introduced its line of “brushless” tools. In 2017, DEWALT expanded its 20V MAX * system with seven new nailers for framing, flooring and finishing applications.
Dewalt DCK299P2 Impact And Hammer Drill Combo Review – The Verdict
With a 90% buyer satisfaction rating, it is clear that the vast majority of buyers think this represents excellent value for money. It is also clear that the majority of buyers are satisfied with their purchase after buying and using it.
It is also very clear that the majority of people who bought this combo kit did so because they were doing or planning to do so, a lot of heavy drilling. That would be our advice to anyone considering this purchase.
Only buy this kit if you really need it. The drill/driver will undoubtedly be very useful, but you have to ask yourself this question: will you get much use out of the impact driver?
If you really need both tools, this combination kit is a good choice. It comes from Dewalt, and as a company, it really doesn’t get much better than this. If you don’t need a combo kit, however, feel free to check out our list of cordless drills by clicking here.
Overall, this is a high quality kit that is ideal for heavy duty drilling.