I just about to wrap up my deal post about the Makita 12V Max CXT drill and impact driver combo kit, when I remembered that a Milwaukee M12 combo kit, 2494-22, was going to be on sale for $99 starting on Thanksgiving.
Well, at least one retailer – Home Depot – went live with their deal a little earlier. Over at Home Depot today, and Acme Tool starting tomorrow, this Milwaukee compact cordless combo kit is on sale for $99.
- Drill (2407): 0-400/1500 RPM, 275 in-lbs max torque
- Impact (2462): 0-2500 RPM, 0-300 IPM, 1000 in-lbs max torque
- Kit comes with 2x 1.5Ah batteries, an M12 charger, and carrying bag
I think I like Makita’s tools a little better, as I’m more of a slender pistol grip cordless tool kind of guy. For that matter, I like Dewalt’s a lot too.
But as gateway into a compact cordless power tool platform, Milwaukee’s M12 lineup has a lot more expansion options. They offer a band saw, a brushless rotary hammer, a brushed motor rotary hammer, and well, lots more tools that nobody else comes close to offering.
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You know what? I can’t decide which is better, between this kit and Makita’s. Both options offer very good tools, and both are available at a very appealing price.
I can tell you which way I’d lean: Makita if this was to be a standalone purchase, Milwaukee if there was a chance I’d want more 12V-class tools in the future. But this isn’t a rock-solid stance. Like I said, both brands’ tools are very good.
If you’re in the market for a new 12V cordless drill, impact driver, or combo kit, you’ve got a tough purchasing decision to make.
I don’t think we’re going to see any better drill and impact driver combo kit option for the holidays. There used to be very good holiday deals on Bosch 12V Max drill combos, but it looks like those days are in the past. I don’t think we’ve seen a good Bosch 12V Max promo combo around the holidays for a few years now.
Bosch’s 12V Max brushless drill kit is on sale for a very good price these days. Will their drill and impact driver (brushed motor) combo go on sale? I don’t think so, but I’ll keep an eye out for it.