Over at Home Depot, you can pick up a five-piece Milwaukee M12 cordless power tool combo kit, 2498-25, for $199 with free shipping.
The kit includes the standard M12 drill and impact driver, along with a Hackzall compact reciprocating saw, 3/8″ ratchet, and an LED* work light as well as two 1.5Ah batteries, charger, and a carrying bag.
* Update: Home Depot has confirmed that you get the 49-24-0146 LED worklight with this combo kit.
All of the tools are the brushed, non-Fuel models but this is a good set nonetheless for your average DIYers, weekend warriors, homeowners or just as an extra kit for the truck or elsewhere around the house.
Friends — and even random people on Twitter — often ask me to recommend a good “beginner” drill set, and 99 percent of the time, I steer them toward Milwaukee’s M12 line. It’s a strong platform, and while it doesn’t have as many options as, say Ryobi’s ever-growing and budget-friendly ONE+ 18V line, the main tools that an average user will need are not only readily available, but also competitively-priced.
I was actually in that very same boat. I had started out with Craftsman’s C3 drill/impact combo kit and later added the heavy-duty drill (a tool which, by the way, I really, really liked) and then got it in my head that I needed a 12V set for “everyday tasks.” I ordered the Ridgid set on a one-day deal from Home Depot and a day after they arrived, I happened to see the M12 kit still on the shelf, complete with the bonus third XC battery.
I ran home, grabbed the Ridgid, went back to do the exchange and was hooked ever since. I eventually added the M12 jigsaw, hackzall and Fuel circular saw to my arsenal, and those tools accounted for a good 75% of my use. I sold the drill and driver kit last year and upgraded to the Fuel version, which remains my go-to choice unless I’m working with larger fasteners that need the M18 Fuel boost.
In and of itself, it’s probably not a run-to-the-store-right-now kind of deal, and advanced tool users probably won’t see much of a need for this set. But it’s worth mentioning since, if you’re anything like me, you have no idea what to get for the various weddings and housewarmings on your schedule this summer. A good set of power tools is a strong — and often overlooked — gift idea, especially at $199.
Price: $199 with free shipping
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The deal is only available online, and is said to valid thru July 30th, 2018.