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Makita 18-Volt LXT Sub-Compact Cordless 3-Piece Combo Kit Driver-Drill/Impact Driver/Recipro Saw 18-Volt LXT 2.0Ah Battery with Bonus Battery $299

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Makita is offering the Sub Compact drill/driver kit with Recip saw for $299. Also includes bonus battery. Regular price is $408 without the bonus battery.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makit.../304972383
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You might want to notate that it also includes and extra battery:

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Price Valid : 04/30/2018 - 07/29/2018
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You might want to notate that it also includes and extra battery:

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Price Valid : 04/30/2018 - 07/29/2018
Bonus Battery
Wow, even slicker. Noted.
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Wish the extra battery was a separate add on so it could be returned making the set cheaper out of pocket.
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Wish the extra battery was a separate add on so it could be returned making the set cheaper out of pocket.
this deal comes with two batteries standard. which is what is pictured in OP's post. the free battery is a third one that is not pictured, but seen in the link. it is a separate item with its own sku, so I don't see why home depot wouldnt take it back.
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this deal comes with two batteries standard. which is what is pictured in OP's post. the free battery is a third one that is not pictured, but seen in the link. it is a separate item with its own sku, so I don't see why home depot wouldnt take it back.
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Yes this combo is a good deal on amazing tools. The Sub Compact series can fit into tight spaces, if you're like most home owners you aren't doing new construction jobs and in remodeling you can often end up in a tight space.

Personally, I have this kit plus a beefy corded Makita drill for when I need to drill through thick material or do anything where I dont want to stress my sub compacts motor.

But, do you really need 3 2.0 amp hour batteries? Buying this from home depot after tax your price will be well over $300 (unless you have an elusive 10% off coupon).
You could buy this from eBay using the 20% off code they currently have going and pay $225 shipped.

Then take your $75+ and wait for a slickdeal on some 3, 4 or 5ah batteries. You'll have 2 sub compact batteries and a battery or two that will have some major run time that way.
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Yes this combo is a good deal on amazing tools. The Sub Compact series can fit into tight spaces, if you're like most home owners you aren't doing new construction jobs and in remodeling you can often end up in a tight space.

Personally, I have this kit plus a beefy corded Makita drill for when I need to drill through thick material or do anything where I dont want to stress my sub compacts motor.

But, do you really need 3 2.0 amp hour batteries? Buying this from home depot after tax your price will be well over $300 (unless you have an elusive 10% off coupon).
You could buy this from eBay using the 20% off code they currently have going and pay $225 shipped.

Then take your $75+ and wait for a slickdeal on some 3, 4 or 5ah batteries. You'll have 2 sub compact batteries and a battery or two that will have some major run time that way.
I have the 18v Ridgid gen5 deal that was posted here with 2 4ah batteries. Should I return and get this?
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The Ridgid set is probably a better value for the $$$. As you mentioned the batteries alone have twice the capacity.

I own a couple Rigid tools, and IMO the Makita, despite being made in China these days, are higher quality cordless tools, and command a price premium because of that. A home owner using the tools occasionally will get by just fine with the Rigid set.

If you amass a small fleet of cordless tools, thats when you kind of start to stick to one brand, to avoid using multiple types of batteries / chargers.

As for do you need the compactness and the sawzall?
These are two things that come in real handy, and you're glad you have them when you need them, but most people wouldn't go out and buy them in advance. Its certainly not a necessity.

What will probably happen is, you'll be in a pinch and need a smaller drill, but you'll just use what you have and possibly cut a bigger opening in the drywall or move shit around to make it fit.

You'll be working overhead (or someone smaller than you will be using your tools) and be thankful its small and lightweight because its less fatiguing.

You'll need to cut something in a tight space, or demo something and you'll use the sawzall because it excels at it. But without the sawzall you can still cut things, you'll probably dig out a dremel drill with a cutoff wheel or use a hacksaw, it just wont be as efficient.
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