Home Depot has slashed the prices on several Milwaukee M18 Fuel and M18 cordless power tool combo kit and Packout tool box Holiday 2018 “special buys.” These bundles were great values during the holiday season, and now they’re even better, presumably as Home Depot seeks to clear out remaining inventory.
First, there’s the M18 Fuel brushless hammer drill and impact driver combo kit, featuring their latest M18 Fuel tools, and a Packout tool box.
Sale Price: $239 ($60 off the holiday bundle price)
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Next, there’s a 3pc Milwaukee M18 Fuel cordless power tool combo kit, with the larger sized tool box and the addition of a brushless Hackzall reciprocating saw kit.
Sale Price: $299 ($100 off the holiday bundle price)
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Finally, there’s the M18 6-tool cordless combo kit, featuring a compact hammer drill, impact driver, worklight, Hackzall reciprocating saw, circular saw, oscillating multi-tool, and (3) batteries. These tools are NOT M18 Fuel, they have brushed motors.
The bundle includes a Packout rolling tool box.
Sale Price: $399 ($100 off the holiday bundle price)
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There are some other deals included in today’s sale. Special pricing ends at 3am ET 1/15/19, unless supplies sell out sooner.
They must have had a lot of inventory left over from the holidays to drop the prices so far below the holiday bundles. Did they not sell that well during the holidays??
anyone think that buying these three kits just for the packouts, and selling the tools, that I could break even?
If all you do is break even, why not just buy the packouts separately and save yourself the time, effort, and risk of reselling the tools?
Free pack out system is what I mean by break even. Those would ideally be left over when selling all the tools.
I actually have done this for the 3 different main sizes of packout. I now have a full set and it didn’t cost me a cent. Highly recommend it.
Awesome. Do you just sell the tools via eBay and/or Craigslist?
Most were craigslist. I usually post on craigslist first, then if they haven’t sold in a week or two I will post on ebay.
Market on eBay for Milwaukee seems really tight the past few months. Ie not much profit to be made. I’ve had a few m12 items that are slow to sell on there. M18 stuff usually sells faster in my experience but not really any profit to make. With the fees and shipping, at best you might end up with the packout for half price.
I could easily keep the packout pieces from the 3 sets, sell the rest of the pieces and even clear a few hundreds. It all depends on the pieced tool market in your area. Problem the past couple of years and increasingly is there is sooooo much stolen from HD and sold on the market which drives down prices.
You would come out ahead even at a 100 a tool or be creative with some bundling and be able to keep a tool or 2
Are these lower end Milwaukee tools? I know that Dewalt have different levels of drills is it the same with Milwaukee?
Fuel is brushless, non fuel cheaper brushed model. Brushed vs brushless is a whole different debate.
When you move up with Milwaukee the bells and whistles and blue tooth connectivity, some more power, smaller, etc but these are plenty good by themselves
You forgot to mention they have they have brushless models that are not Fuel models.
To answer Ed’s questions, these are the best available from Milwaukee, with the exception that they don’t have One-Key. The specs between the OK model & non-OK are the same otherwise.
The first two kits are Fuel tools, which are the high-end offerings right now but I know Milwaukee already has a next-generation impact in the works (if not on the market), so while very much good stuff it won’t be top-of-the-line for long if you’re worried about bragging rights.
The big bundle with the rolling base is for older, brushed tools. I picked up a similar kit around Thanksgiving 2017 and they were 2015-era tools then, but I’ve been very happy with the performance and the hackzall convenience has saved me a couple times though I was skeptical about its usefulness when I bought in. That said, I was coming over from 3+ years of forcing my Ryobi setup to pretend it could do pro-level things, so it doesn’t take much to impress me.
They have the regular versions and the ones that have more power required for job site use is the Fuel versions.
Thanks guys, appreciate the info.
The 2997-22CXPO M18 Fuel drill and impact kit comes with a 5Ah battery and a 2Ah pack. The non-Packout kit ( 2997-22) comes with 2x 5Ah, but it’s also $399 compared to $239 for this special buy.
There’s no real “gotcha” that I know of.
The M18 Fuel tools are the same as the usual M18 Fuel tools, and the M18 brushed motor tools are the combo kit regulars. There’s no “combo” version in the same sense that Dewalt’s combo kit saws have slight differences compared to their premium saws of similar designs.
And 2 put another curve ball in the mix now there’s fuel surge it’s just different level of greatness
I’ve bought and sold hundreds of items on eBay and unless there’s enough value it’s hard to justify as a seller.
That said I’ve bought a number of early to market Bosch and more recently Milwaukee tools that clearly came from bundles. Or were direct imports.
Bosch always warrantees their stuff for three years when you call in and I’m hoping Milwaukee’s slightly sloppier method will work too.
And as with any “bundle” how many chargers can anyone use?
Good find Stu, thanks…Will Home Depot refund the difference if you bought the $299 kit and now it’s $239 ?
buy it again, then return (the new on the old receipt). Most times, HD will not match their Special Buy of the days, in-store. You can try, but you have to get in there today.
You can/should try.
Home Depot has a 90 day return policy on most items. They also have a low price guarantee, but I don’t know if they’ll honor it on a deal of the day like this.
It might be a safer bet to buy a new set and return the previously-purchased one, but that could be a hassle.
If this was something I was facing, I would likely place an order first (in case supplies are limited), then inquire about an adjustment. If no adjustment, I’d wait for my order to arrive and then make the return of the original item/receipt. If they could do the adjustment, I would try to cancel the online order. If they couldn’t, I’d return it in-store once it arrived.
It is just about impossible to cancel an order if it is sourced from a vendor. I ordered a M18 grease gun kit the other day, but there was an error on my part with payment, etc. I called immediately after (5min maybe), and they said the order was already submitted to Milwaukee. Mind you this was at 1am or so, and it’s not like anyone was going to touch the order until the next morning.
Likely different if it’s sourced from HD, but they have crazy fast ship times & get items out super fast. So may not have time to cancel in either case, but very easy returns.
If on the fence, I’d order it, and give the price match a go. You know if you tell a friend about the deal tomorrow, they will have wished they could have got in, and now you have a possible extra for them
Here’s what I’ve learned trying to get the price drop on that now-$399 kit:
* Online purchases count as in-store if you use order pickup
* The in-store price guarantee is only valid for 30 days
* Online customer service can’t adjust for in-store
* Today’s in-store price is $50 more: $449
* The online price is honored in-store
So if you picked up at the store like I did, the only way to get $100 back is to order online or go to the store today and get them to match the online price… then return it with the other receipt.
Suffice to say this is stupidly inefficient process. I’m told there are no such hoops to jump through for online orders; CS will adjust your price at any point during the 90-day return window.
I bought the $399 set two weeks ago and when I saw this I took the receipt back to HD to see what they would do. I purchased mine in store and figured I’d get the $50 back. Maybe I came in on a good day but the lady verified the internet price and gave me $100 back. As for the set, I know everyone has their preferences but I couldn’t be happier with this set. I have had a Milwaukee brushed set for about 5 years now and it has held up extremely well. I’d been wanting to upgrade and this set was “the one”. Feels lighter and way more power than the older set. Overall, pretty happy with it all the way around. Just my two cents.
Sounds about right. The in-store price guarantee is good for 30 days.
Alas, my purchase was six weeks ago.
I am wanting to buy a combo kit but I need to know—when it comes to the Imact Drill & the Hammer Driver What is the difference in their size and weight When getting them as 18v (regular NON-brushless) verses 18v Brushless (NON-Fuel) verses 18v Fuel??
If anyone could help me with this, I’d Greatly appreciate it!!
Here’s a comparison of the drills: https://toolguyd.com/handy-milwaukee-m18-cordless-drill-driver-comparison-chart-2019/
I haven’t done the same for impact drivers yet.
Thank you SO much!!!
(I’m sorry if my question gets reposted; I thought it didn’t go through.).
Your comparison/write-up is Very helpful!
You’re welcome, I’m glad it helped!
With the impacts, the Fuel has multiple speed/torque settings, which can be helpful to avoid over-torquing smaller fasteners.
The $299 kit is also on sale at International Tool – today only
I just got the m12 fuel impact driver and have been looking for the specific packout case for the impact driver charger and battery. Are they even selling those particular packout cases? I checked eBay and they were a bit pricy for my taste after shipping
my local home depot matched the online price for the 3 piece kit. They also had it marked down to $350, I am guessing other stores may follow
None of these prices are listed. Will home depot honor this advertisement?
I’m sorry, but as mentioned in the title and post, the sale was a “deal of the day” that ended last night.
This was an AMAZING deal as I was already eyeing some of these kits before the markdown. Thanks, Stuart! Much appreciated!