1. Makita LXT1500 18-Volt LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 15-Piece Combo Kit
The Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 15-Piece Combo Kit is the ultimate for the pro-user who demands a full range of Best in Class cordless solutions. The LXT1500 is Makita's biggest combo kit with 15 Lithium-Ion cordless tools for drilling, driving, fastening, cutting, grinding, and more. Each tool is powered by Makita's 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery and the ENERGY STAR rated Makita Rapid Optimum Charger.
Customer Review - Wish I would have gotten this sooner . It makes my job easy , you don't have to pull every tool out of the truck just the two bags and your set . I highly recommend the jig saw its great.The blower comes in handy for blowing off saws and customers drive ways . You wont be disappointed. -SDC
2. DEWALT DCK655X 18-Volt XRP 6 Tool Combo Kit with Impact Driver
Featuring a series of tools that are both powerful and versatile, the DeWalt 18-Volt XRP Ni-Cad DCK655X Six-Tool Cordless Combo Kit makes it easy to get jobs done quickly. Each tool features a balanced body that's easy to control, plus smart design details that allow for application-specific performance. Each component is powered by DeWalt's XRP extended run time battery system.
Customer Review - The drill is a 3 speed, 3 mode, adjustable clutch, locking key-less chuck, monster of a cordless drill. Three selectable speed ranges lets you maximize available torque to suit material and application. I have mine in the middle range which suits most applications. Three modes: Screw, Drill, Hammer... The screw mode engages the clutches to avoid stripping your heads. With 23 clutch settings I think you'll find the right one for your fasteners. Drill mode disengages the clutches and lets you run your bits without changing your clutch setting. The final mode is Hammer Drill mode for masonry drilling. You gotta love that! I've never seen a key-less chuck that works like this. Holding the cylinder and turning the chuck unlocks it then spinning the cylinder will tighten or loosen the jaws. Once the jaws are tight, turn the chuck again to lock. I couldn't be happier with this drill -DE
3. Milwaukee 2691-22 18-Volt Compact Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit
The 2691-22 18-Volt Compact Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit includes the Milwaukee M18 lithium-ion 1/2-inch compact drill/driver, M18 lithium-ion 1/4-inch hex compact impact and convenient contractor bag. The M18 cordless system's patented technologies and electronics, innovative motor design, and superior ergonomics provide the most efficient blend of power, weight, and performance in the industry. Powered by Lithium ion, the M18 cordless system delivers more torque, more power, and longer run time than the competition. Features. The M18 1 2'' compact drill driver delivers 400 inch pounds of torque and is only 7 3/4'' long. Examples of innovation include the Milwaukee 4-pole frameless motor, lightweight durability, built-in LED lights, battery fuel gauges and variable speed triggers. When you need power, precision and superior performance in an ultra efficient package, you can't afford to buy anything but heavy duty. Backed by the confidence, the M18 2-tool combo kit is the essential tool arsenal for the enduring professional.
Customer Review - I bought these Milwaukee tools because we are building a house. And let me tell you tell you one thing about them they are the best set of cordless tool that I have every bought. I love the fact that the batteries last so long. I can use the circular say for about 2-3 hours on one battery. As long as I don't bog down the saw. If I bind the blade and bog down the saw the battery will only last about 30 min to 1 hour. But I'm still impressed with the longevity of the batteries. I can use the drill for way over 3 hours of constant use with just one battery. We put our whole pro-panel roof on our house (Over 5000 square feet of roof), and I only used about 4 batteries. -Daniel & Jennifer Greer
4. Hitachi KC18DVF 18-Volt Ni-Cad Cordless 4-Tool Combo kit
Here is the ultimate value in 18-volt cordless combo kits. The KC18DVF3 kit from Hitachi includes: a DS18DVF3 18-volt drill, a C18DMR 6-1/2-inch circular saw, a CR18DMR reciprocating saw, and a UB18DL lantern. The drill delivers 400 in/lbs of torque and has a strong 1/2-inch key-less chuck. The circular and reciprocating saws are combo kit exclusives. The circular features a lightweight magnesium tool housing, a durable steel base plate, and an exclusive spotlight to help see cut lines in dimly lit areas. It comes with a 24-tooth, 6-1/2-inch carbide blade. The reciprocating saw features key-less blade change and externally accessible carbon brushes on the motor, to make changing worn brushes quicker and cheaper. The fluorescent lantern can be set to switch automatically to a smaller LED light to extend battery life. This kit also includes 2 battery, a 50-minute charger and a heavy duty carrying bag.
Customer Review - I haven't purchased a cordless tool in almost 15 years because the Makita 9.6v 6012HD would not die. However, I've started a kitchen renovation project and now was the time to upgrade. I purchased the Hitachi KC 18 DVF because of the overall value of the items included. The drill and the circulating saw have been used the most since this project started and have performed admirably. After several drain and recharge cycles, the Ni Cad batteries are performing better then expected in spite of the less then glowing assessments printed here. Ni Cad batteries do require a "breaking in" period when new and if you follow proper charging etiquette, you will get good performance from them. I would recommend this kit to any serious, home DIY that needs a good quality cordless tool with a budget in mind. -John A. Cadman
5. PORTER-CABLE PC418C-2 18-Volt NiCd Cordless 4-Piece Combo Kit
Drill driver has 2 speed gear box for tough jobs. High gear provides faster RPM for fast drilling, while low gear offers high torque for heavy duty screwdriver applications. The drill has a 1/2'' metal single sleeve chuck, integrated LED work-light and up to 440 in. lb. of torque. 6 1/2'' circular saw provides more efficient cutting and greater cutting capacity. Compact reciprocating saw allows cutting in tight areas difficult to access with larger saws. Includes 4 tools, 2 batteries, and charger.
Customer Review - To set the scene, I come from a history of working as a carpenter and general contractor so I appreciate powerful and durable tools. I normally purchase DeWalt and Bosch tools because I think they're the best built ones out there. That said, I wanted something for small home projects and I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg. For $130, this set can't be beat by anything else out there. It has its issues, namely the wobbly chuck on the drill which makes using small bits a difficulty, but overall it's a pretty amazing value. -RTM
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