DeWalt Atomic Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit DCK278C2 Review

DeWalt DCDK278C2 Review

The DeWalt DCDK278C2 is a compact drill/impact driver combo kit with a price tag of $299.99 (with free shipping). The DeWalt DCDK278C2 is available in three models: the DCHD2804B, the DHKB2800B, and the DHKB2700B.

All three models are equipped with a 2″ or 3/8″ hex bit driver. The DCDK278C2 is powered by two AA batteries or one 9V battery.

Features & Specifications:

• Compact design – fits into most spaces; convenient to carry around while working • Two AAA batteries required for operation; optional rechargeable NiMH cells may be used • Compatible with all DeWalt products • Includes a 1/4″-20 drive socket and a 3/8″ hex wrench • Features a built-in LED indicator light for safety • Uses standard 1/4″-20 drive sockets, but it can also accept other types of drives • Comes with a carrying case


Hex Bit Driver Capacity: 2″ or 3/8″ Hex Bit Driver Weight: 0.9 oz (24 g) HEX BIT DRIVER DIMENSIONS: Length x Width x Height (Including Handle): 5.5″ x 4.5″ x 1.3″ (140mm x 114mm x 33mm)

DeWalt DCK278C2 Comes With:

• 2 x AAA Batteries • 1/4″ Drill Chuck • 3/8″ Hex Bit Adapter

The Good

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The DeWalt DCDK278C2 is small and convenient to carry around while working. It’s also very affordable for professionals or weekend handymen. The product is also very durable; it can withstand a few falls to the floor and the metal doesn’t easily bend.

The DeWalt DCDK278C2 is incredibly fast at drilling. Within 10 seconds, you can drill through a 2×4 piece of wood.

The Bad

The battery life isn’t the best. When using the tool extensively, the batteries die after 15 minutes. The tool is also a bit on the heavy side due to its metal exterior.

It might become bothersome after a while.

The Community

The community generally likes the tool for what it is: a small and convenient drill/driver to have around the house or garage. Members of the community do not like how heavy the tool is. Other than that, most people agree that it’s a good purchase.

DeWalt DCHD2804B x 3.5 / 5

DeWalt DHKB2800B x 4.3 / 5

DeWalt DHKB2700B 4.5 / 5

Our Review Rating: 4.3 / 5


DeWalt Atomic Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit DCK278C2 Review |

The DeWalt DCDK278C2 is an excellent drill/driver to have around the house or garage. It’s small and comes with a carrying case, making it easy to transport from one location to another. The price is also very reasonable and affordable for most homeowners.

The only problem with the tool is its weight. It can become tiring to hold the tool after a while. If you’re a professional, you might want to look into other alternatives since this one can get tiresome after a few hours of usage.

If you’re a weekend handyman, this one is perfect for you.

Thanks for reading our DeWalt DCDK278C2 Review! If you’re looking for a drill/driver combo kit that’s a bit more manageable, try out the Bosch PS11-45. You can find the full review here:

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