Over at Home Depot, today’s deal of the day features this Makita 18V 3-tool combo kit, XT324.
You get a hammer drill (XPH01Z), impact driver (XDT04Z), and a brushless 4-1/2″ angle grinder (XAG03Z). The kit also comes with (2) 3.0Ah Li-ion battery packs (BL1830), a charger, and tool bag.
- XPH01Z Hammer Drill: 0-400/0-1500 RPM, 480 in-lbs max torque
- XDT04Z Impact Driver: 0-2,300 RPM, 0-3,200 IPM, 1420 in-lbs max torque
The batteries are Makita’s older 18V 3.0Ah packs, which don’t come with built-in battery fuel gauge, or at least according to the BL1830 model number given by the Home Depot listing.
I’d say that the grinder is the star of the show. If you’re looking for a new brushless cordless grinder, and could also use a new compact hammer drill or impact driver, this kit looks to be a good value.
In regard to price history, during last year’s HD Makita deal of the day, I wrote this:
If you ask me, Amazon’s XT324 combo is still a better deal – it gives you the same drill and impact driver kit, plus an angle grinder for $249. But that’s if you need or want the brushless grinder, which retails for $113-$129 as a bare tool.
The kit is currently $240 at Amazon. A reader mentioned last year around this time that at his local HD the same kit was marked down to $229.
With all that in mind, it seems that you save $30 to $40 with this deal of the day, compared to the street price. Home Depot says that the deal of the day saves you $50 off the “was” price. Looking around, the list price does look to be $249, but the street price is around $240 at most dealers, Amazon included.
Long story short, this looks to be a good deal for what you get.
Note: Only the grinder has a brushless motor.
Deal ends at 4am ET 12/16/2016 unless supplies run out sooner.
Amazon’s day after Black Friday special on the hammer drill and impact driver kit has also returned, but doesn’t look to be a limited time deal. It’s also a good deal, but I’d be a little annoyed if I rushed to buy it on 11/26. Of course, the current pricing could be a limited time reduction to sell off a couple of kits left over after the earlier deal of the day promo.