The other day a buddy asked me to recommend a reasonably priced cordless drill kit. My personal choice would be to wait for a new Bosch combo to go on sale, but he wanted a kit for ~$200 right now. I ended up recommending Milwaukee’s M18 kit. This combo includes a fairly powerful drill and impact driver and two compact batteries to save on weight and cost.
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For about $200-230, this kit offers incredible bang for the buck. The drill and driver aren’t top of the line, but they are designed with an efficient blend of power, weight and performance.