This Milwaukee M12 cordless screwdriver kit, with charger, 2 batteries, and kit bag, model 2401-22, is currently on sale at Home Depot and Acme tools for $79.
$79 is a decent price for a cordless power tool kit that typically sells for $99.
But… I bought the same kit in 2018 as part of a Black Friday tool deal for $59.
We *might* see that deal again this year as an online special (as it’s not in Home Depot’s Black Friday 2020 tool deals sales flyer), and if so, that would still be a fantastic deal.
Should you buy it? Well… yes, if you’re looking to buy a cordless screwdriver.
So you have a drill? This tool’s going to be a little lighter and quicker to load with 1/4″ shank accessories. You already have an impact driver? This tool will give you more repeatable torque controls.
I find it’s a great complement to more powerful drills, and with a little more low-end torque control for use on smaller fasteners.
But maybe a cordless screwdriver isn’t right for you. That’s up to you to decide.
Frankly, I’d say that if you’re leaning towards getting a cordless screwdriver, either wait to see if this Milwaukee kit drops in price for an online-only Black Friday promo, or budget a little more for the Dewalt brushless option.
And if you’re undecided, maybe the following alternate options will help.
But I Really Want a 12V Cordless Drill Kit
This (excellent) M12 Fuel hammer drill kit is a special buy for $99 right now.
Actually… I Want a 12V Impact Driver
This Milwaukee M12 Fuel impact driver kit is also a $99 special buy for the 2020 holiday shopping season.
I Want More Versatility!
Milwaukee’s M12 Fuel installation tool is part drill, part screwdriver, and part awkward spaces problem-solver.
You can buy the kit right now for $179, which is how much the bare tool typically sells for.
I really like the M12 modular drill/driver, but for a lot of tasks not in tricky situations, I prefer the Dewalt a little better.
I Don’t Like Red
Okay, how about this one?
This Bosch PS 21 is a 10-year-old design, but it’s still a decent design and priced very nicely at $69.
And I Want it to Stand up By Itself
I highly recommend the Dewalt 12V Xtreme brushless screwdriver kit, priced at $89 right now for everything you see here.
Actually, I Want a Drill and an Impact Driver and I’m NOT GOING TO PAY A LOT FOR THIS
MUFFLER Cordless Combo!
This Makita combo kit is $99 right now, and it comes with a 12V-class drill, impact driver, charger, 2 batteries, and a tool bag.
What About an 18V Drill?
Milwaukee’s M18 brushless drill kit is always a good holiday season promo at $99. This is the one I’d get on a $99 budget.
Hmm, What About 18V in Black?
This Metabo HPT cordless drill kit deal is the least expensive brushless 18V-class cordless drill/driver out there right now.
I’m Not Sure What I Want – Maybe Something Orange?
Ah, I’ve got the perfect deal for you then. It’s an oldie, but still does the trick.