A reader sent in a photo and tip about new Craftsman V20 cordless power tool combo kit special at their local Lowes – thank you Aaron!
Shown here is the new Craftsman CMCKVS401D2 cordless power tool bundle, featuring a cordless drill, impact driver, 6-1/2″ circular saw, LED pivoting-head flashlight, (2) compact batteries, a charger, and a Craftsman Versastack tool box.
Craftsman has a similar cordless power tool combo kit, CMCK400D2, but that combo kit features a reciprocating saw instead of a circular saw, and a tool bag instead of the Versastack-compatible tool box.
- Cordless drill features 280 UWO, 0-400/0-1500 RPM
- Impact driver proivides 1460 in-lbs max torque, 2800 RPM, 3100 IPM
- 6-1/2″ circular saw operates at 4200 RPM
- Pivoting head LED worklight
- 60-minute charger
- (2) compact batteries
Buy Now(via Lowes)
I saw the combo kit when it appeared on Lowes.com, but I hadn’t anticipated that it would reach stores so soon. I had assumed that it would be an upcoming Father’s Day bundle.
Now, if it is going to be a Father’s Day promo or special buy, we might see some flexibility of that $199 price. Or, maybe not. Right now, I’m 50:50 as to which direction to guess at.
If you plan to be in the market for a more affordable DIY-level cordless power tool combo kit, this Craftsman set is one to keep on your shortlist.
Other Cordless Power Tool Combo Kits to Consider
If you’re able and willing to spend more, this Ridgid 18V Gen5X combo kit, currently $299, would be a big upgrade.
The Makita XT505, also $299, is also a big step up from the Craftsman combo kit.
There’s also a Dewalt 20V Max 4-tool cordless power tool combo kit, currently $249.
Going with a Skil 20V corldess power tool combo kit can save you some money. This 4-tool kit comes with a drill, LED light, circular saw, and reciprocating saw, for $180 at Amazon.
Or, if you want to trade the circular saw for an impact driver, this other Skil 20V combo kit is also $180 at Amazon. At the time of this posting, it’s eligible for extra $20 savings.
This Ryobi 18V One+ cordless power tool combo kit comes with a drill, impact driver, oscillating multi-tool, 5-1/2″ circular saw, reciprocating saw, LED worklight, charger, (2) compact batteries, and a carrying bag, for $199.
When it comes to buying a 4-tool or 6-tool cordless power tool combo kit, the decision needs to be about the tools included in the set, but also the brands’ lineups. Right now, Ryobi has a much larger 18V platform than Craftsman’s V20 (18V) platform, but the V20 form factor is newer and holds the potential to eventually rival Ryobi’s dominance of the DIYer tool market.
Buy Now(via Home Depot)