Tool Review: Cordless Six-Tool Kit

Performance-Focused Power Tool Kit for Contractors

by Ali Turner, editorial & multimedia manager



Are you looking to build out your cordless power tool collection? If so, you’ll want to check out the new 20V MAX XR® Brushless Cordless Six-Tool Combo Kit (DCKSS699M2) from DEWALT®. This kit comes with a brushless hammer drill, brushless oscillating three-speed multi-tool, brushless three-speed impact driver, brushless compact reciprocating saw, brushless circular saw, and brushless sander. Included with the six-tool kit are two 4.0Ah batteries, a charger, and rolling tool bag.

The 20V MAX XR Brushless Cordless 1/2” Hammer Drill/Driver is able to complete a wide variety of tasks with a two-speed transmission. It is compact and lightweight, making it a wonderful option for when you’re working in tight spaces for extended periods of time.

The 20V MAX XR Oscillating Multi-Tool has a powerful brushless motor and the three-speed selector allows you to change the speed depending on the type of application. DEWALT’s Quick-Change™ accessory system allows you to change the blades quickly and easily, which minimizes project disruptions. The DUAL-GRIP™ variable-speed trigger provides ultimate control. A bright LED allows you to illuminate dark workspaces.

The 20V MAX XR 1/4” Three-Speed Impact Driver provides versatile handling for projects that require precision application. When space is limited, this tool is excellent, as it is designed to fit into tight areas. Three LED lights on the tool make it ideal for dark workspaces, too, and a 20-second delay after trigger release provides visibility without shadows.

The 20V MAX XR Compact Reciprocating Saw is a lightweight, compact saw that is designed to make cutting in tight spots easier than with a traditional reciprocating saw. It has a 1-1/8” stroke length and a variable speed trigger that delivers up to 2,900 strokes per minute. The 20V MAX XR Compact Reciprocating Saw has a keyless, lever-action, four-position blade clamp for quick and easy blade changes for a multitude of applications. The 20V MAX XR 7-1/4” Circular Saw is a portable option for when you need a powerful cutting tool but don’t want the hassle of a cord. It has a 7-14” blade that provides 2-9/16” depth of cut, as well as a bevel capacity up to 57º.

The 20V MAX XR Random Orbital Sander has a variable-speed dial that provides speed control ranging from 8,000 to 12,000 orbits per minute for a variety of projects. A one-handed locking dust bag securely attaches to the sander, and a rubber overmold grip provides comfortable handling. Its low-profile height allows you to get close to a work surface for precise sanding, and it has a dust-sealed switch to protect against dust ingestion for long switch life. The 20V MAX XR Random Orbital Sander has a replaceable eight-hole hook-and-loop sanding pad, allowing for quick, easy paper changing.

Our team got to test out this kit on a few different applications, and we found all of the tools to be lightweight, yet heavy-duty. The battery level of each tool was impressive, allowing our team to use the six tools without having to stop to charge. Their portability was also a major advantage, and our team agreed that was an important feature for contractors on the roof.

DEWALT’s power tools come with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract, and a 90-day money-back satisfaction guarantee. This kit is a rugged, hard-working package that is an excellent option for contractors. If you’re looking to upgrade or add-on to your toolbox, the DEWALT 20V MAX XR Brushless Cordless Six-Tool Combo Kit is one of the most well-rounded and reliable options on the market.