This can be a assessment of a number of Dewalt instruments I've used often prior to now eight years. They belonged to at least one 5 piece set and two three piece units of cordless software in addition to two corded ones.
18 v Dewalt XRP cordless hammerdrill: superb device. The primary one went after 5 years as a consequence of set off malfunctioning, second one going robust. The brand new Lithium batteries are considerably lighter and have a linear efficiency (full power until utterly lifeless - versus getting weaker as they discharge) which is nice besides you could't inform when the battery is about to die.
18v Dewalt cordless sawzall: don't abuse. Went via two units - they usually do not come low cost. Second one lasted somewhat over one yr of heavy obligation and made me change to a corded Milwaukee and I by no means seemed again. Additionally the blade locking mechanism jams after some time.
18v Dewalt cordless lamp: deal with with care. Flimsy contacts between versatile neck and battery base ultimately break lose and unit turns into dysfunctional.
18v Dewalt cordless round noticed: use patiently or it'll lavatory down simply.
18v Dewalt cordless impact drill: superb. Compact, light-weight, inbuilt mild - in two phrases: little monster. In sensible purposes simply out torques the larger XRP. A type of instruments you're skeptic about till you attempt it after which you'll be able to't stay with out it.
Dewalt commonplace corded drill: torquey sufficient for mixing small portions of mortar! An excellent backup device in case the XRP dies.
Dewalt jigsaw: fairly good device if used with correct blade for the fabric. Sturdy really feel, well worth the cash.
Conclusion: This evaluation displays solely my expertise and shouldn't be generalized. Upon prolonged use of the above instruments, I might extremely advocate the Dewalt corded instruments and the superb cordless drills, however for heavy use and abuse I might assume twice about buying the cordless combo units - until the sale worth of the set is nearly the worth of the XRP gun - which I've seen occur.
As for the weekend warrior, any combo set will carry out properly and the XRP drill and influence gun alone will justify the set worth in addition to the bragging rights.