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Don't buy without doing your research and knowing what you're getting. DeWalt is known to make under-specced models specifically for kits, and they may not be what you're expecting.
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Don't buy without doing your research and knowing what you're getting. DeWalt is known to make under-specced models specifically for kits, and they may not be what you're expecting.
Your statement sounds as if you're accusing Dewalt of being deceitful. Dewalt produces several different grades and types of power tools, from corded to cordless, brushed to brushless, including those with power-detect or 60v Flex commonly used by pros. I think that their strategy is to market something to everyone in various price ranges that fits their budgets, rather than deceive the consumer with under-spec'd tools.

This set is geared toward the typical DIYer homeowner. The model number of each tool included in the set is clearly listed for anyone to see and research. If someone buys this set with the belief that they are buying brushless power-detect tools rather than mid to entry level tools, then that is on them, not Dewalt.
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Your statement sounds as if you're accusing Dewalt of being deceitful. Dewalt produces several different grades and types of power tools, from corded to cordless, brushed to brushless, including those with power-detect or 60v Flex commonly used by pros. I think that their strategy is to market something to everyone in various price ranges that fits their budget, not deceive the consumer.

This set is geared toward the typical DIYer homeowner. The model number of each tool included in the set is clearly listed for anyone to see and research. If someone buys this set with the belief that they are buying brushless power-detect tools rather than mid to entry level tools, then that is on them, not Dewalt.
I'm not. I am a DeWalt household. I have several 18V tools and about 10 20V tools. I've seen YouTube videos of some of the larger kits and the tools they come with. Even when they say brushless, they're underpowered compared to the normal models you can buy outside of kits for $10-20 more apiece. Just saying to do research.
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The individual tool part numbers are usually (always?) available for these kits. Yes, it's good to research what's included to ensure they work for your needs.There are lots of reviews and tear downs for individual tools online and comparisons to other and older models of DeWalt.

I bought this kit last month to replace a similar 18v set and I'm more than satisfied with every tool in it for the price I paid. After my research, this kit proved a good mix of brushless, XR brushless, and brushed tools for me (avid DIY and auto maintenance). I would have preferred a brushless XR impact driver just for the status symbol cred and the specs are slightly higher, but I've also seen reviews noting that reliability of that particular driver has not been good.

I paired this kit with the tool-only XR brushless compact recip saw and wow! that saw is powerful when using the 4ah battery that came with this kit. The 2ah batts work with it, but the 4ah batt brings it alive. very interesting.

The 2ah batteries are handy too for casual use of the drill and driver since they are so small and lightweight. Those tools from this kit seem to perform the same with the smaller batteries... but I haven't really put the XR drill to work on anything difficult yet.
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I'm not. I am a DeWalt household. I have several 18V tools and about 10 20V tools. I've seen YouTube videos of some of the larger kits and the tools they come with. Even when they say brushless, they're underpowered compared to the normal models you can buy outside of kits for $10-20 more apiece. Just saying to do research.
I would love to see some comparisons. Mind sharing some part numbers of items that are part of a kit, and then the same part numbers that are not in the kit, and comparing the specs?

The company should most definitely be held accountable if they're tricking consumers.
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I would love to see some comparisons. Mind sharing some part numbers of items that are part of a kit, and then the same part numbers that are not in the kit, and comparing the specs?

The company should most definitely be held accountable if they're tricking consumers.
Again, I'm not saying DeWalt is being deceitful or falsely advertising. If anything, they're sort of playing off their reputation and consumer expectations, and protecting profit margins on these big kits with slightly cheaper tools.

https://youtu.be/oMW4RIRanC8
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These tools are quality.
I renovate homes and 20V max are the tools I currently use.
They're good quality IMHO

Just be aware that the 20V max line is discontinued, they're not even shown on Dewalt's website anymore.
They've been replaced by their Flex lineup.
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Is the suggested retail price of $1,200 close to actual? Home Depot has two very similar bundles offered and they do not show this inflated suggested retail. Another bundle with all of the same tools is listed for $598 and that is displayed as the regular retail price. The only difference is this $598 bundle also includes a Bluetooth speaker with the 7 tools. https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWAL...313572070.

In addition to that bundle, there is this one which also has 7 tools (but some are different) and is listed at the regular retail of $572.73. https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWAL...300573552.

Of course, I may be unaware some Home Depot pricing secret where .00 and .73 mean clearance or discontinued similar to Costco's clearance decimal system.
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I'm not. I am a DeWalt household. I have several 18V tools and about 10 20V tools. I've seen YouTube videos of some of the larger kits and the tools they come with. Even when they say brushless, they're underpowered compared to the normal models you can buy outside of kits for $10-20 more apiece. Just saying to do research.
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Don't buy without doing your research and knowing what you're getting. DeWalt is known to make under-specced models specifically for kits, and they may not be what you're expecting.
Yes, I noticed that the drill and impact driver are brushless models (better) but the others might not be. It's a mix and match, so as @gjsnepture said, carefully check the model numbers to make sure you are getting the kit that you really want.
I have and use the brushless 7-1/4 circular saw and love that thing. Threw a diablo blade in. Peace

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Again, I'm not saying DeWalt is being deceitful or falsely advertising. If anything, they're sort of playing off their reputation and consumer expectations, and protecting profit margins on these big kits with slightly cheaper tools.

https://youtu.be/oMW4RIRanC8
This video is a joke. The guy is an idiot. First he assumes that anything labeled XR is brushless. And when I got to the part where he was reviewing the DCD796 compact hammerdrill, he complained that he *thought* he was getting a DCD996 hammerdrill when the box clearly states it's the 796. Then he goes on to say it's under powered and doesn't have a handle. That drill was made as a compact version of the 996 of course it not as powerful, it's also a lot smaller and lighter and doesn't need a handle.

I gave up watching after that. The fact is he is an idiot and DeWalt wasn't trying to lie about anything. The guy just didn't do his research on all the tools packaged in the set and "assumed" he was getting top of the line brushless tools and complained once he found out "it's not what he expected".
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