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2-piece Craftsman C3 19.2V Lithium-Ion Drill and Impact Driver Kit EXPIRED

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Promoted 05-05-2013 at 06:04 AM View Original Post
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Sears has 2-piece Craftsman C3 19.2V Lithium-Ion Drill and Impact Driver Kit + $0.99 Filler Item for $100.76 - $15 off with promo code TOOL15 - 10% off with promo code SAVENOW = $85.89 for Craftsman Club Members (Join Free). Shipping is free. Thanks Corwin76

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*You must be a Craftsman Club/Shop Your Way Rewards member (free memberships) and be signed into your account to be able to get this price*
Sears has the Craftsman C3 2-Piece Lithium-Ion Drill and Impact Driver Kit on sale for Craftsman Club members at $99.99 (Reg. $139.99), if you add a small tool filler item to reach $100 in your cart you can use TOOL15 for $15 off. SAVENOW may take 10% off the filler item depending on what it is, however it does not take 10% off the kit. Alternatively, SYWR members can use the code MEMBERS instead of SAVENOW to earn 20% back in points, but I'm guessing that would only apply to the screwdriver as well. I used a 4 way screwdriver as the filler example. With the screwdriver + kit in the cart and the codes applied the total should be $85.90. Example filler item:Product Description

This Craftsman C3 19.2-Volt 2-Piece Drill/Driver and Impact Driver Combo Kit includes (1) 1/2 in. Compact Lithium Drill, (1) Impact Driver, (1) C3 Compact Lithium Battery, and (1) Multi-Chemistry Charger. The 1/2 in. compact drill offers a lightweight, ergonomic design with a robust motor offering up to 340 in-lbs of torque when powered by the compact 19.2V Lithium Die-Hard battery. It is equipped with a 2-speed gear box and 24 position adjustable torque clutch. This Craftsman C3 19.2-Volt Impact driver includes a powerful motor that delivers Variable Speed (0 - 2500 rpm) which accommodates most of your drilling needs. The Impact mechanism produces up to 1,605 in. lbs* of torque with 0-3500 impacts per minute to easily drive long screws and lag bolts. The 1/4in metal Hex coupler allows the user to easily and quickly change bits. The built in LED light provides additional lighting to asset in dimly lighted areas. An ergonomic designed handle with over mold for user comfort.
  • Drill / Driver: ½-in Two Sleeve Keyless Chuck. 24-position Adjustable Torque Clutch with Overmold. 0-350 rpm High Torque Application. 0-1,400 rpm High Speed Application. Forward Reverse Switch. Over mold on handle. Ergonomically Designed for comfort. Light Weight, Compact Design. Screwdriver Bit is included.
  • Impact Driver: ¼-in Metal Hex Coupler. Variable Speed 0-2,500 rpm. 0-3,500 impacts per minute. Up to 1,605 in-lbs** of torque. Forward Reverse Switch. Built in LED light. Over mold on handle. Ergonomically Designed for comfort. Light Weight, Compact Design.
  • Compact Lithium-Ion Battery: Enhances performance of All C3 tools* with up to 20% more Runtime.* Up to 3X the charge cycles.* Holds Charge Up to 4 Times Longer*
  • Batteries / Charger: (1) C3 Compact Lithium Die-Hard Battery. (1) Multi-Chemistry Charger.
*When compared to 11375 Ni-Cd Batteries
**when used with the full size lithium-ion battery 00911374
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Im in the market for a drill/impact driver set. Would someone recommend this for a weekend-do-it-yourselfer to work on cars/household projects? I see its 19.2v which should be plenty strong but only 1 battery, do people recommend 2 or should 1 of these li-on battery be sufficient? Thanks
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Im in the market for a drill/impact driver set. Would someone recommend this for a weekend-do-it-yourselfer to work on cars/household projects? I see its 19.2v which should be plenty strong but only 1 battery, do people recommend 2 or should 1 of these li-on battery be sufficient? Thanks
I can't speak to the run-time for this set, but I'd want to have 2 batteries. It really depends on what the job is and whether or not you can afford having your work interrupted while you wait for the battery to recharge. If you don't mind having older battery technology you can often find good deals on Porter-Cable kits with 2 batteries. I have one and it's worked well over the years. Whatever way you decide to go, I would highly recommend getting a kit with an impact driver.
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Im in the market for a drill/impact driver set. Would someone recommend this for a weekend-do-it-yourselfer to work on cars/household projects? I see its 19.2v which should be plenty strong but only 1 battery, do people recommend 2 or should 1 of these li-on battery be sufficient? Thanks
I'd recommend it. Craftsman power tools are made by Ryobi. I have the older blue Ryobi impact driver and 1/2" drill, and I love them both. A second battery is always a good idea, but I usually wait for good deals on other tools bundled with batteries. One battery pack will last you a decent bit. Could you work on building a deck all day with one pack? Probably not. Could you build something like a decent doghouse on a single charge, or hang a bunch of shelves, etc.? I'd think so.

The battery itself went on sale for $32 last month, and that's without the multi-chemistry charger. Every day price for just the battery is $50. That means the tools + charger are only running you $53 once you factor in the battery's sale price, which seems like a pretty stinkin' good deal for the 1/2" drill and impact driver. I would have paid $35 each for my Ryobi tools after 50% off rebates, and they didn't come with a battery or charger. And THAT was a considered a great deal at the time (Fall of 2011). Would have been an even better deal if I had actually remembered to mail in the freakin' rebate on time, so I ended up paying $69 each. Stinks, but I've still gotten my use out of them and have been very happy.

This deal is even better if you happen to be one of the people who got the $4 in Shop Your Way Rewards points sent to you this week from Sears. Check your emails.

Edit: Reviews are hit and miss on the Craftsman lithium batteries. I feel like I've seen more complaints on them compared to the lithiums that came with some of my Ryobi tools, but the Ryobis have their share of complaints, too. My Ryobi lithium batteries are two years old and going strong, knock on wood.
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I was actually looking for a second C3 impact driver last night so this is awesome timing.

I am an advanced DIYer and I have liked the C3 system, primarily due to all of the options although Sears seems to be producing less different tools now than a couple years ago. I previously had the Ridgid 24V lithium and it was definitely more pro grade but didnt have the various options that the C3 system has although the Ryobi probably has more options. One of my favorites is the portable air compressor (looks like a drill) but I also like the 4 battery port charger. I find the equipment to be good for the homeowner but it definitely isn't up for pro work in terms of power. When I was drilling 3/4" holes through some floor joists, the regular drill just wouldn't cut it. I ended up purchasing the bare 1/2" heavy duty hammer drill and that worked great. Overall I find it to be a good system, especially for the money but it isn't pro quality.

Regarding the batteries, the lithium battery in this kit is different from the lithium battery I bought just a year ago. Last years model had a button you could press to check on charge level. The new one is very basic with no charge level indicator. I'm assuming the introduction of the XCP battery line allows them to go even cheaper on the new lithium products. Oh well, I'll just stick the worst battery in the nice LED flashlight that we leave by the back door to walk the dog.

For the money and homeowner, it is a very good system.

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I was actually looking for a second C3 impact driver last night so this is awesome timing.

I am an advanced DIYer and I have liked the C3 system, primarily due to all of the options although Sears seems to be producing less different tools now than a couple years ago. I previously had the Ridgid 24V lithium and it was definitely more pro grade but didnt have the various options that the C3 system has although the Ryobi probably has more options. One of my favorites is the portable air compressor (looks like a drill) but I also like the 4 battery port charger. I find the equipment to be good for the homeowner but it definitely isn't up for pro work in terms of power. When I was drilling 3/4" holes through some floor joists, the regular drill just wouldn't cut it. I ended up purchasing the bare 1/2" heavy duty hammer drill and that worked great. Overall I find it to be a good system, especially for the money but it isn't pro quality.

Regarding the batteries, the lithium battery in this kit is different from the lithium battery I bought just a year ago. Last years model had a button you could press to check on charge level. The new one is very basic with no charge level indicator. I'm assuming the introduction of the XCP battery line allows them to go even cheaper on the new lithium products. Oh well, I'll just stick the worst battery in the nice LED flashlight that we leave by the back door to walk the dog.

For the money and homeowner, it is a very good system.

David
It's good to hear from someone who has this. So it sounds like the drill is alright, but it could be better. Does the impact driver seem powerful enough/solidly built?
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Im in the market for a drill/impact driver set. Would someone recommend this for a weekend-do-it-yourselfer to work on cars/household projects? I see its 19.2v which should be plenty strong but only 1 battery, do people recommend 2 or should 1 of these li-on battery be sufficient? Thanks
You would be fine with this set as an occasional DIY'er.

1 battery is fine. The Lithium-Ion batteries re-charge very quickly (less than 1/2 hour).
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Codes aren't working for me, says that the codes have been applied but my total is 108.99 including 9$ sales tax.

Edit: Nm didnt add the filler item. Thanks!
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This is a great deal for anyone who is in the market--especially since it has the impact driver. I have amassed my collection of C3 tools mostly through ebay with a few from sears.

I am happy with the quality and the impact driver has changed my life! I have 2 li-ion batteries and am sorry to hear that they are moving towards cheaper ones without the indicator light.
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Quote from Kin23 View Post :
Im in the market for a drill/impact driver set. Would someone recommend this for a weekend-do-it-yourselfer to work on cars/household projects? I see its 19.2v which should be plenty strong but only 1 battery, do people recommend 2 or should 1 of these li-on battery be sufficient? Thanks
This impact driver isn't for working on cars, it's more for driving screws. For automotive use, you'll want an impact 'wrench'. Instead of a chuck that takes bits, it'll have a male socket end. The bare tool compatible with this set runs $85-ish.
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I had this a couple months ago but returned it. The drill is fine but the impact driver is not powerful enough. It said the impact driver is rated at 1605 in-lb of torque but it was unable to remove a 960 in-lb (80 ft-lb) of torqued down wheel lug nut off my wheel. I spoke with the Sears representative and they said the impact driver is over rated. He recommended me to get a Dewalt.
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Quote from nottrollin View Post :
This impact driver isn't for working on cars, it's more for driving screws. For automotive use, you'll want an impact 'wrench'. Instead of a chuck that takes bits, it'll have a male socket end. The bare tool compatible with this set runs $85-ish.
Works on cars just fine... using it on large things like lug nuts might be a little abusive. 130+ ft/lbs torque should do just about anything though.
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in my experience with my dewalt, the impact driver chews through batteries very quickly. I would highly recommend getting a spare battery if you are going to be doing large projects at home. for the simple stuff, you will be fine.

on a side not, a friend of mine got the porter cable impact and it seems much stronger than the dewalt. the dewalt spins faster and has more impacts, but the porter cable seems to have more brute force.
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Quote from Core2Quad View Post :
Works on cars just fine... using it on large things like lug nuts might be a little abusive. 130+ ft/lbs torque should do just about anything though.
hmm I see...so this impact driver can serve as a screw driver and nut remover depending on the attachment right? new to impact drivers/wrenchs and need some insight. the picture shows a chuck that takes screwbits but that can be swapped out for an end that takes sockets? thanks
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