Anyone who has ever worked on their own car, truck, SUV, ATV, motorcycle, or just anything else with a motor has felt the frustration of not having the right tool to make the task at hand easier. It could be something as simple as an oil change, or as tricky as an engine swap—if you don’t have the right tool, you’re bound to start swearing. On top of that is the extreme frustration of having the tool, only to have it break because of poor quality. That is why every person that works on his/her own stuff needs quality tools. DEWALT has been in the business of making high-quality tools and power tools for a long time and has built a reputation on quality and reliability. Before you tackle your next project, here are some DEWALT power tools you need to add to your garage.
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DEWALT 20V MAX Combo Kit
Powered by quick-charging and long-lasting 20-volt Lithium-Ion batteries, this kit packs in four tools that you simply must have. It starts with a ½-inch drill/driver that has a 2-speed transmission with 0-600 RPM and 0-2,000 RPM speeds. It has a chuck-less collar for quick bit changes. It also includes a ¼-inch impact driver that has a 3-LED light collar with a delayed off setting for working on nuts and bolts in shadowing locations, like under your truck. The kit includes a compact reciprocating saw with tool-less blade clamp and variable-speed trigger. The saw is perfect for making modifications to your ride. The kit also includes a 110-lumen LED handheld work light with a rotating head that is handy when you’re under your machine and need to see just what you’re doing. The kit comes with two battery packs and a charger as well as a carry case for the whole kit. Buying it all as a kit saves you a chunk of change.
DEWALT 20V Max Xr 1/2" Mid-Range Cordless Impact Wrench with Detent Pin Anvil
Everyone should own at least one ½-inch impact wrench. If you’ve ever tried to work loose a tough bolt or nut with nothing but a hand wrench, you don’t know the vast amount of frustration you could have saved yourself. And by being cordless, the DEWALT wrench means no cords or air hoses to get in the way either. It puts 330 ft/lbs of torque at your fingertips to tighten bolts and loosen up ones that would otherwise break your will. DEWALT’S Precision Wrench Control helps you not overtighten too, which can be all kinds of bad. Sold as the bare wrench, you’ll need to have something else with the battery packs, but this is a tool you can’t do without.
DEWALT 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 inch Compact Drill Driver Kit
The need for a quality cordless drill is pretty obvious to anyone who spends much time working on projects around the garage. You can get a great amount of work done with one on a single battery charge, too. The DEWALT’s high-speed transmission delivers 2 speeds of 0-450 and 1,500 RPMs that work for a wide range of fastening and drilling needs. It has a ½-inch single-sleeve chuck and comes with two battery packs and a high-speed charger. It even has a handy carrying bag for when you want to throw it in the back of the truck for use along the trail. In fact, at this price, it’d be a great idea to have one that you just keep in the machine for trailside needs.
DEWALT 20V MAX Brushless Cut Off Tool/Grinder
Last winter, I was working on a UTV project and had a stubborn and very rusty bolt. I had the rest off easily with the impact wrench, but the last one was giving me fits before I finally stripped the head due to the rust. Luckily, I had a grinder handy and it made quick work of cutting the stripped bolt head off so I could tap out the rest of the bolt. With a max speed of 9,000 RPMs, this handy, cordless Cut-Off/Grinder has a quick-stop brake that stops the grinding wheel as soon as you let go of the paddle. Being cordless, it is lightweight and extremely handy. It uses the same battery packs as the rest of the DEWALT 20V MAX products and is something you really need. Trust me.
DEWALT 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Right Angle Drill
My father-in-law likes to joke that one of the reasons he married his wife is because she has skinny hands and can reach into those hard-to-reach places under the hood of his truck. He makes a valid point. How frustrating is it to have something you’re working on be confined by some near impossible to reach spot that has a screw that needs to come out, or a spot you need to drill a hole so you can run a wire for a lightbar, winch, or other accessory? An angle drill solves that. This DEWALT drill has a compact 4-inch front to back length and comes with a 3/8-inch chuck. It has dual speed ranges (0-650/0-2000 RPM) and takes the same battery pack (not included). If you don’t have a wife with skinny hands, or you don’t want to make her do this kind of stuff, you need this drill.
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