Over at Amazon, this Makita LCT314W 12V Max cordless drill, impact driver, and LED flashlight combo set is on sale for $149. It is also eligible for an instant $25 off $100 discount, leaving the final price at $124.
These Makita 12V Li-ion cordless tools are not the latest and greatest. The drill and impact driver are not brushless, the impact does not have multiple torque/speed settings, and neither tool are as powerful as newer competing models.
So why buy them if they’re not the latest and greatest? For one, Makita tools are typically rock-solid, and their 12V tools do not disappoint. Second, you’re not going to find any other pro-grade compact cordless combo kit that comes with a drill, impact driver, (2) Li-ion batteries, and a hard shell case for anywhere near $124.
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The LED flashlight is a nice bonus. If you would rather skip the flashlight, Makita’s drill and impact combo kit is priced at $139 and is not eligible for the $25 off $100 promo. So if you don’t want the flashlight, buy the 3pc kit anyways, save an extra $14, and toss the flashlight into your tool bag just in case you ever need it.
If you’re not a fan of Makita, a Bosch drill, impact, radio, L-Boxx combo kit is priced a little higher but might be eligible for a Bosch $25 off $100 discount that is set to kick-off on 11/24/2013 for the holiday season. Alternatively, there are also a few Milwaukee kits on sale as part of Home Depot’s Black Friday promo.