DeWALT – a ToolGuyd sponsor – has some great Power the Possibilities promotions happening right now, where you can expand your kit with deals on tools and accessories built for the toughest jobs.
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Here, I wanted to highlight the 10 best deals going on right now for $149 or less.
These deals and more are available at participating dealers. I will provide a couple of links in this post, but your favorite dealer might have the same deals available.
DeWALT Xtreme 12V Max Cordless Power Tool Deals
DeWALT Xtreme 12V Max 5-in-1 Drill/Driver Kit – as low as $149
This is a problem-solver, featuring interchangeable chucks and attachments that make it easier to drill holes or drive fasteners around obstructions or in tight spaces.
DeWALT Xtreme 12V Max Cordless Drill Kit – $99
One of my favorite cordless drills, the DeWALT Xtreme brushless drill/driver is compact and lightweight.
DeWALT Xtreme 12V Max Cordless Impact Driver Kit – $99
This compact brushless impact driver is a great complement to any kit.
DeWALT 20V Max Cordless Power Tool Deals
DeWALT 20V Max Atomic Series Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit – $149
This DeWALT DCS354Q1 brushless oscillating multi-tool kit pairs the popular Atomic-series tool with a compact 4Ah battery, for longer runtime. It has a variable speed trigger.
DeWALT 20V Max 3-Speed Oscillating multi-Tool Kit – $129
This DeWALT DCS356C1 brushless oscillating multi-tool kit features the XR 3-speed tool and a 1.5Ah battery. It has a variable speed trigger, and a speed range selection with 3 settings.
DeWALT 20V Max Brushless 5″ Random Orbital Sander Kit – $129
It’s great to be able to sand without any power cord getting in the way!
DeWALT 20V Max Atomic Series Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit – $149
Many projects are made simply by having both a drill and an impact driver. This Atomic Series combo kit features compact brushless tools that you will especially value when working overhead or at arm’s length.
DeWALT 20V Max Atomic Series 4-1/2″ Circular Saw (Tool-Only) – $129
“Bigger is better,” except when you’re cutting smaller materials or working in tighter spaces, in which case you’ll want something smaller – like this. And – it can still cut up to 2X boards in a single pass at 90°.
I would buy that Dewalt 5 in 1 in a heartbeat if it was 18v
These are so sweet in 12v, 20v would be (to me) too big and heavy. These “installation drivers” are perfect for screwing together cabinets, doing work inside a cabinet/closet/other enclosed space using the 90 degree angle or offset. Being able to swap the drill head on and then the driver collet means you have one tool for all installation needs.
I have the Bosch 12v equivalent (brushed no-less) and it’s so sweet for work around the house, installation work, or for building furniture. I’ve never wanted more power than it can deliver. It is my #1, go-to, “desert island” cordless driver. This is a finesse tool, and it needs to be light and handy.
If you are in the 20v DeWalt platform, the only downside with this tool is that it only has one 12v battery, but those are cheaper* than the 20s. Your existing chargers will work with this drill.
If you want an 18v/20v driver like this, Bosch makes one. I think it’s overkill and I am not in the Bosch 18v system. Bosch “Chameleon” is the model.
*cheaper being relative – DeWalt batteries are expensive.
If you need more 12V Max batteries, Lowe’s has a promo ending 12/2 – 2x 3Ah for $69.
What’s your impression of the 12 V Dewalt platform? Everything I can find about it seems to indicate that it is nearly abandoned and doesn’t get any new tools. Would it be worth getting into just for the installation driver? I’m in Ridgid otherwise.
I think you have been misinformed. The 12v line HAD been stagnant for years, but DeWalt revived it a couple years ago with the release of the new Xtreme brushless line. In just the past year or so, they have released 10 new tools. It is nowhere near something like Milwaukee’s venerable M12 line, but it also is not abandoned by any means.
While the line is limited, every tool I’ve used has been great and most reviews seem to put them at or near the top of their class.
The 12V Max Xtreme line launched in mid-2019, and Dewalt has been steadily expanding it since then.
I own a couple of different tools – mainly drills and drivers – and really like the balance between performance, size, and weight.
What Big Richard says is spot on. DeWalt made an attempt at 12V long ago and I believe they only released about 5 products-2 of them being an inspection camera and the other a laser levees, leaving like 3 tools. I don’t know why, but it was feeble. Since the inception of Xtreme, they have released about 17 tools thus far. I own everything but the ratchets. NOTHING in the Xtreme lineup is lacking power. To give you an idea, the Atomic 20V impact wrenches have a top side of 450 FT/LBS of torque. The Xtreme 12V? 400 FT/LBS. I have a Jeep Patriot and the lugs come off with ease. But I also don’t hoss them on. Truth is, the average car lugs need 90-110 FT/LBS and truck is 140-180 (depending on who’s giving the numbers). I am guilty of wanting the best toys as well, so I also have Impacts that reach 1,500, but can’t even imagine why I would need anything even HALF of that strength. Even the Oscillating Tool (12V) gave me reason to retire the 20V DeWalt ones, like the 354/355/356. Tiny and no noticeable loss of power.
Nate, I have the 12V Bosh FlexiClick. I converted it to brushless. I’ve been trying to sell it now that I’ve got the Dewalt one (which really isn’t as good). Let me know if you might be interested in buying it and giving it a new home.
Lyle, let’s talk. I had been looking at that DeWalt, but am glad to get your perspective on it. Most of my everyday work is on corded woodworking machines (with dust collection) and the Bosch is the only cordless tool I use everyday in the shop or in light duty around the house. Most drilling is done at my drillpress (if possible).
I have a mix of DeWalt and Metabo (20v and MV platforms) tools for carpentry and heavy duty house-hold tasks.
I agree with Phranq, I’d buy one of these in a heartbeat if it was 18V. The battery size doesn’t bother me. Sure, some of the 18V batteries are huge and clunky for a tool like this, but the 1.7ah Power Stacks are hardly any bigger than an 12V batt. It’s not about power, it’s about compatibility with my existing batteries.
Of course my existing chargers will work but the last thing I need is yet another flavor of battery to worry about.
I have several of the 18 to 20v adapters. I also tried the Chinese made ones but had to throw away one.
What do you call the form factor of the Atomic circular saw? Worm drive? Rear handle? It is about the only Dewalt I still use since I transitioned to M12. It was the only tool that I have ever preorder. The long ergonomic handle increases reach. The small shoe gets into tight space. Better than the reciprocal saw as “break down” saw in many instances. Can’t wait for something similar for M12.
Personally, I consider it a “compact circular saw.”
Do you think Milwaukee will release a 4 1/2″ saw? Their M12 5 3/8″ isn’t as compact, but it seems to fill a similar niche, though maybe it doesn’t work for you.
I have that M12 5 3/8″ saw. In my opinion it’s a very different beast from this Dewalt. The 5 3/8″ saw is a “compact circular saw” by definition but it really doesn’t feel all that compact. Put side-by-side with my old corded worm-drive 7 1/4″ it’s not that much smaller. It it is lighter, but the fat grip makes it feel a bit clunky. I’m willing to tolerate that on mechanic’s tools but it’s not that nice otherwise.
I don’t own the Dewalt but a friend of mine does and I’ve used it a couple of times. It’s lighter and handier than my M12, it certainly has better reach if you’re trying to rip sheet goods with it. It feels like it has more torque too, and the handle is a lot more comfortable. But that said, having the handle far away from the blade is great for reach but it trades off control. I wouldn’t buy the M12 5 3/8″ again, but I’d consider it a light-duty standard circular saw. It does the same sorts of things a normal circular saw does. I’d consider the Dewalt more of a specialty tool, it’s harder to make precise cuts with it but it has better reach and can fit into tighter places. It feels like it would be good for demolition and rough applications.
That Atomic circular saw is so handy to have around. Adjust the edge guide, pop a battery in and cut. Blow the sawdust off and put it away.
Been wanting a caulking gin for a while but can’t justify the price tag and was hoping for a deal 🙁
The Dewalt 4 1/2” saw can be purchased with a 5ah battery for $169.00.
Thanks! I added it in.
CPO has several an assortment of bare tools at sale prices, but they’re also throwing in a 3ah starter kit for free!
CPO has free shipping at the $149.00 level. Kind of a mystery of what is included in the 3ah starter kit. I assume 2 batteries, slow charger, bag.
1x 3ah and a DCB112 charger. Nothing special but still a “free” battery.
I too wish the dewalt 5 in 1 was on the 20V platform as I really don’t want to get anything in the 12V line. Although if the ratchet could be had cheaper I might consider the 12V. IMO with a compact 18V (20V) battery the drill driver isn’t really any less handy and potentially just a touch more capable.
I wouldn’t be hanging a 5AH 20V on there but a 2AH 20V or that new powerstack thing is perfect for this. Same with the ratchet really.
I’ve thought about getting the MAC 12V ratchet to go with the 5in1 driver as they are all dewalt batteries. but they are super spendy too as bare too.
Put another way – I OFTEN consider getting the Bosch version for no other reason that it came out first and would be my only bosch cordless tool and unique.
If you’re already in the 20V Max cordless system, the 12V Max batteries will charge with most of the same chargers. There are some exclusions, such as the DCB118 Fast Charger, which can only be used for 20V Max and FlexVolt 20V/60V Max batteries.
Indeed it’s one of the only reasons I keep an eye on them – but the bosch can sometimes be found cheap
I got my Bosch at $115. At the time I got it, the only installation driver options were the Festool CSX (which is awesome but spendy) and the Milwaukee (that driver kept me from going Milwaukee 12v; the fwd/rev switch design is STUPID). The Bosch is wonderful, and the only tool I have on that platform. Which sounds bad, until you consider that would have been in the exact same situation with the Festool CSX.
Correct, Stuart. The 12V won’t charge on the DCB118 (Yellow Fan Cooled 8AMP) not the DCB1112 (Yellow “ “ 12AMP), but they WILL charge on the Yellow 4 Port FanCooled Simultaneous 8AMP (per port). And of course, all of their other chargers. Not sure about the Power Station, though.
No to the Power Station. Just went in the other room and checked.
Solid deal on the Atomic 1/2″ DCF921 with PowerStack battery at Farm & Fleet, priced right at your $149 mark:
That is a sweet deal. I bought the DCF923 earlier in the year (same thing but 3/8 drive) and it kicks some serious rear end, especially with a powerstack batt. If anyone needs a compact 1/2 impact that is a great choice.
Agreed, I bought the 3/8″ last year. Still have the gen 1 mid torque DCF894, so this 1/2″ is a bit redundant. But at this price I may sell off the 894 and pick this up. Gives me an excuse to get the 891, too.