Over on Instagram (follow ToolGuyd here), someone messaged me and asked for my thoughts on this Dewalt DCKSS699M2 cordless power tool combo kit, which is on sale at Lowe’s for $499.
Okay – let’s take a look at what you get:
- DCD796 brushless hammer drill
- DCS356 brushless oscillating multi-tool (3-speed)
- DCF887 brushless impact driver (3-speed)
- DCS367 brushless compact reciprocating saw
- DCS570 brushless circular saw
- DCW210 brushless sander
- (2) 4.0Ah batteries
- Rolling tool bag
I’ve never seen this Dewalt DCKSS699M2 20V Max cordless power tool combo kit before, and it also looks to be a Lowe’s exclusive since they’re the only ones listing it online right now.
All of the tools in this “XR 6-tool kit” are Dewalt’s premium/regular models, meaning they’re not seasonal or value-oriented tools, they’re the tools that are offered year-round in Dewalt’s regular kits, combos, and bare tool options.
6 tools, 2 batteries, a charger, and a rolling tool bag.
Is this a good value? I would look at Dewalt’s combo kit for comparison, which is currently priced at $399 at Tool Nut and elsewhere. It was a little lower at Amazon recently, but is currently out of stock there. Acme Tools also has it for $399.
With that Dewalt 20V Max brushless cordless power tool combo kit, you get 4 tools – a drill/driver, impact driver, circular saw, and LED flashlight, with 2 compact batteries.
This Lowe’s deal, DCKSS699M2, upgrades the drill/driver slightly to a hammer drill/driver, upgrades the batteries from compact 2.0Ah to 4.0Ah, and swaps the flashlight and gives you 2 extra tools to add in a compact reciprocating saw, oscillating multi-tool, and sander.
The Lowe’s deal is just $100 more than the XR brushless 4-tool combo kit right now. There was a Black Friday deal on that 4-tool combo last year, but there’s indication that will be repeated this year.
Should you buy this? While you can get more tools for the same money, I think this is the best selection of Dewalt cordless power tools you could hope for at this price point. I’d say if you have $500 spend, this is a very good combo kit, one with no “gotchas.”
If this combo kit somehow gets discounted further, and I doubt that will happen, you should be able to do a price adjustment afterwards. If you wait too long and it sells out (which shouldn’t happen all that fast given the timing), there are other options, but not as great of a package deal as this one.
This seems to be a very good deal.
Who should buy this? Anyone looking for a more power and performance-focused Dewalt cordless combo kit bundle.
Who should not buy this? Anyone who is willing to settle for lower performing or less featured tools at a lower price or for a higher tool-count combo at the same price.
Special Price: $499
Also Consider: Dewalt Atomic 6-Tool Combo Kit
Over at Home Depot, there is an alternate Dewalt 20V Max brushless cordless power tool kit as part of their “free bonus tools with purchase promo”. Let’s take a look at what you get if you add in an oscillating multi-tool and sander as your bonuses.
Here are the differences:
- Home Depot bundle is $100 less
- Home Depot bundle has a jig saw instead of a circular saw
- Lowe’s bundle has a better drill + hammer drilling function
- Lowe’s bundle has a better impact driver + 3-speed
- Lowe’s bundle has a bigger reciprocating saw
- Lowe’s bundle has a 3-speed vs. single speed oscillating multi-tool
- Lowe’s bundle has 4.0Ah vs. 2.0Ah batteries
- Lowe’s bundle has a rolling tool bag vs. hand bag
This Home Depot special gives you mostly Atomic-class cordless power tools, and while still brushless, the XR-class tools in Lowe’s bundle are one notch better.
With this Home Depot deal, you also get a one-handed reciprocating saw and cordless jig saw, which could complement a users’ existing circular saw or full-sized reciprocating saw.
If you can swing the extra $100, the Lowe’s deal is much more appealing in my opinion.