Milwaukee M12 Drill Deal
Milwaukee’s M12 drill/driver and Bluetooth speaker deal is back! You can buy their latest-gen M12 brushed motor drill kit, plus a free Bluetooth speaker, for $89.
This drill is one of the best 12V-class values out there, and the free speaker and lower price make it a very hot deal.
Buy Now(via Home Depot)
Once the deal sells out again, the drill kit will still be a great deal at $99. But $10 additional savings and a free Bluetooth speaker is simply the hotter buy.
Fein Deal Reminders
Tool Nut’s Fein 18V brushless drill kit deal is still ongoing. While supplies last, you get the drill, (2) 4.0Ah batteries, a charger, removable chucks, and a tool case, for $169.
There’s also an ongoing deal on a cordless Fein SuperCut. The SuperCut is a heavy duty oscillating tool that is meant for more demanding cutting tasks than regular oscillating multi-tools. The kit comes with everything you need to get started, except for SuperCut accessories. It’s on sale for $299.
Dewalt 20V Max Shop Blower Now Available for Preorder
Dewalt’s new 20V Max air blower (DCE100B), which I briefly discussed in my post-media event 2015 new Dewalt cordless tool preview, is now available for preorder on Amazon for around $120.
It’s not shipping yet, but should be in stock soon.
Buy Now(via Amazon)
Misc. Tool News: Yay or Nay?
Do you like short compilation posts like this, where several topics, reminders, or news bits are briefly discussed?
There was a similar post earlier in the month, and it looks like the idea works, but I want to be sure it’s something you like.
Generally, as in that post and this one, a misc. tool news post will go up whenever there are a bunch of topics, questions, or random tool-related bits that are normally too brief to be deserving of a separate post.
New Porter Cable 20V Max 6-Tool Combo Kit
Of all of the tools in this combo kit, the 2.0Ah batteries, standard charger, and oscillating tool are the only “regular” tools. The drill, impact driver, circular saw, and reciprocating saw are all cost-cutting versions, and I haven’t seen that LED worklight before either.
We discussed the differences about Porter Cable’s entry-level drill and impact driver before, and that circular saw is more a trim saw, with its 5-1/2″ blade. I’m sure the reciprocating saw is lesser than the Tiger Saw that came out as part of Porter Cable’s 2013 20V Max expansion.
It might sound harsh, but this kit makes Ryobi’s 18V One+ lineup look even more attractive. Ryobi’s 6-tool “Ultimate” combo kit is $259 via Home Depot.
If you’re interested in buying into Porter Cable’s 20V Max lineup, this kit gives you good bang for the buck, but you might want to wait a couple of weeks to see if the price gets any better during the holidays.
If you don’t care about brand, Ryobi’s 18V One+ lineup is much broader and might have other tools you might be interested in. Take a look at some of our past Ryobi brand and Ryobi 18V cordless tool coverage for examples.
Milwaukee Organizer Price Drop
Good news: the price of Milwaukee’s excellent parts organizer has dropped, from $25 to $20.
Bad news: it’s only available in-store at your local HD.
Milwaukee Ball Bearing Tool Storage is Back in Stock!
Milwaukee’s ball bearing tool storage products are back in stock at Home Depot. There’s a chest, a rolling cabinet, and a combo that comes with both.
Upgrade Your Pliers
Irwin’s NWS-made pliers have dropped in price a bit since they were first released. Now might be a good time to take a look to see if there’s any size or style your pliers collection has been lacking in.
I recently asked them to send over a couple of samples, and so I’ll be working on some reviews and comparisons. If you have any questions, please let me know.
In Progress: Chapman Mini Bit Ratchet Review
While I normally don’t like proprietary screwdriver bit formats, Chapman’s has enough appeal that I don’t really mind. Plus their replacement bits are fairly inexpensive ($1.30 to $1.75 each) and easy to come by.
Thus far, I’ve got nothing but good things to say about the brand and these tools. Plus, they’re made in the USA.
Question: What are you looking to buy before the end of the year?
With the holiday season fast approaching, I’m guessing that many of you are doing the same as I’m doing and planning out your year-end tool-buying budgets.
What do you plan to buy before the end of the year? Is there a particular tool or type of tool that you’ve got your eyes on?