Over at Ohio Power Tool, they have a great deal on this Metabo 12V PowerMaxx BS12 Q cordless drill/driver installation 3-in-1 kit. Sorry, I know that’s a mouthful.
Basically, this is Metabo’s 12V-class multi-head cordless drill/driver. It features a built-in 1/4″ hex bit chuck and comes with two attachments – a standard drill chuck (10mm or ~3/8″), and a right angle adapter.
The 3-in-1 nature means that you get a cordless screwdriver, a cordless drill, and a cordless right angle drill/driver, all in one.
Key Features & Specs
- Metabo 12V battery system
- Max Torque
- 150 in-lbs soft torque
- 354 in-lbs hard torque
- 0-360/0-1400 RPM max speed
- Kitted with a 2.0Ah battery, charger, belt hook, hard tool case
OPT has free shipping on select items over $99 (such as Metabo and Milwaukee power tools). If I were to order just this item, the least expensive shipping would be ~$10. Shipping rates may vary.
Is this a good deal? The same kit, model 601037620, seems to be priced between $99 and $160. Ohio Power Tool is the only retailer that has it in stock right now, and so it’s hard to get a feel for the kit’s regular pricing.
Ohio Power Tool doesn’t have any “was” or “list” pricing on their website – which is a great no-BS approach by the way – which doesn’t help with the context.
However, consider what you get here – a Metabo multi-head cordless drill/driver kit for $79.
Yes, there are a lot of modular multi-head x-in-1 cordless drill/drivers on the market today. (See Also: New Dewalt Xtreme 5-in-1 Cordless Drill/Driver). However, this Metabo kit is very aggressively priced and is the most affordable among its peer group of pro-grade tool brands.
I have used Metabo’s older 18V model, and it was fantastic.
Even the Bosch brushed motor FlexiClick/Chameleon is currently $149 on Amazon and elsewhere. At $79, this Metabo kit is almost half the price.
You only get two attachments here, but you can still use 1/4″ hex bits without any attachments. Meaning, you get a 1/4″ hex screwdriver bit chuck, but not a quick-change chuck. The Metabo also doesn’t come with an offset head attachment.
You can buy additional tool head attachments if you want such functionality, as Metabo offers them separately.
There are pros and cons to this approach. On one hand, you get the two attachments most users will want. On the other hand, if you want the other attachments, you need to source them separately. However, you’re not compelled to buy too many attachments that you might not need or want.
Looking quickly online, the offset head sells for ~$54-$60, and the quick-change bit holder sells for ~$60-65 and is backordered at a lot of places right now.
So, I would say maybe consider this kit if you just want the drill and right angle adapter, and perhaps look at other brands’ offerings if you want additional attachments. I say this because if you do want additional attachments, you’ll end up spending about the same when all is said and done.
For comparison, Dewalt’s Xtreme multi-head drill/driver is priced at $179 (shipping from Acme Tools, available for preorder via Tool Nut). You get the two types of heads missing from this Metabo kit, and the Dewalt also has a brushless motor. In the absence of any claims, I presume the Metabo has a brushed motor.
All this is to say that, if you want a cordless drill/screwdriver with right angle head attachment for under $100, it’s going to be hard to beat this deal. If you want more than this kit offers, be prepared to spend a lot more.