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Costco - YMMV - Porter Cable 4 Tool Combo Kit 20V Max Lithium - In Store ONLY $99.97

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Costco (in store only - YMMV) has "Porter Cable 4 Tool Combo Kit 20V Max Lithium" for $99.97.
Original price was $169.99.
Item #1254557. This product was spotted at the Reno, NV location.
The deal is so good, I bought one for myself Smilie

Contents:
  • 1/2" Drill/Driver PCC601
    • 2-Speed Gearbox (0-350/0-1500RPM)
    • Max Watts Out: 283
    • P.T.I Torque: 260"-lbs
    • Integral LED Worklight
  • 6-1/2" Circular Saw PCC660
    • High Performance Motor 4000RPM
    • Dust Blower
    • 50 Degree Bevel
  • Reciprocating TigerSaw PCC670
    • High Performance Drivetrain (0-3000 SPM)
    • Stroke Length: 1"
    • Tool-Free Blade Release
  • Pivoting Flashlight PCC700
    • 4LED Bulbs
    • 120 Lumens
    • Up to 10 hours runtime
  • One 4.0 Ah MAX Pack Battery
  • One Lithium Ion Battery
  • Lithium Ion Charger
  • Storage Bag
  • 6-1/2" 18T Carbide Tip Blade
  • Double-Ended Bit Tip
  • 6" Fast Wood Cutting Blade
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Created 10-29-2018 at 07:02 PM by alimda
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Damn, that's a good deal
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Great price. I have a few tools from this line and love them (especially the impact but not included here). For comparison 4-Tool 20-Volt Max Lithium Ion Cordless Combo Kit https://www.lowes.com/pd/4-Tool-20-Volt-Max-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Combo-Kit/50353174
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I have one Porter Cable tool, the oscillating tool... It is the worst I've ever used. Wish I had my father's Craftsman instead of this garbage.
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Great deal if those are all the tools you need. Can't beat price to get that much but I personally think you're better off with Ryobi due to boarder selection, availability, and you generally know what you're getting
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there was a 15 of them at that reduced price in Woodland California today
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I have one Porter Cable tool, the oscillating tool... It is the worst I've ever used. Wish I had my father's Craftsman instead of this garbage.
Kill him. If you get it in his will, then your g2g. If you don't get it, then he deserved it anyways
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Decent set for light duty DIY. I have the driver, impacr, circ saw and light for about 130.00 total.
(Two deals at Lowes). Although if you are really serious it's hard to beat the Rigid tool and battery guarantees, but more bucks IMHO
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I've got several of these tools, only one to give any trouble was the angle grinder. After two years of rather heavy use it melted a brush holder. Being replaced under (3 year) warranty with no hassle about receipt. Good battery life, good power on all tools including that grinder and the circular saw. I've used Makita, B&D, Dewalt as well and the Porter Cable branded stuff has been generally better overall for the price. This is a good deal and if I were a Costco member I'd probably get this set to use at another location.
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I have one Porter Cable tool, the oscillating tool... It is the worst I've ever used. Wish I had my father's Craftsman instead of this garbage.
20V oscillating tool? What's wrong with it? I just plan to buy one.
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The quality of the build is very poor. this is expected since Porter Cable is a low end tool meant for casual use, but their oscillating tool has terrible vibration isolation and dampening. So considering the oscillating tool is purely vibrationally driven, all that energy feeds back into your arm and boy does it suck. My hand is left numb after using it on wood, I don't even bother using it on metal. The blades for the oscillating tool are also NOT universal. You have to buy Porter Cable blades or one type of DeWalt blade both of which are expensive. Spend the extra $20 and get a Rockwell and you'll save that money when you buy replacement blades. In general I love oscillating tools, just not Porter Cable branded.
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I got a similar set from Lowe's last year for $90 (but impact instead of circular saw).
Have used all 4 tools and have been very happy with them so far. Not Rigid quality, but fine for your regular DIY work around the house.
Batteries hold a charge well, last a good while, and it is great having two.
The flashlight is nice and bright, used to light a whole room adequately when power went out.

Only thing I am disappointed by is Porter Cable does not make an inflator.
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I have a feeling that Stanley B&D (SBD) will replace the Porter Cable 20V MAX product line with their new "Craftsman V20" product line in the near future. Many of the Craftsman tools are obviously rebadged Porter-Cable, judging from the general shapes and specs, though I'm not sure if the batteries are interchangeability (SBD made the B&D and Porter Cable 20V MAX battery housings different even though they are "electrically compatible" with physical mod, they could do the same to the Craftsman line).

Craftsman has far better recognition than P-C with the general, DIY, non-pro population. I don't see the point of SBD keeping 2 separate product lines. SBD had done the same with rebadging Porter-Cable power tools as Stanley FATMAX 12V MAX and 20V MAX (for Menards [menards.com], Walmart [walmart.com] and Canadian market, mostly clearanced by Menards by 2014-2015) and Bostitch 18V power tools (Walmart exclusive and still available [walmart.com]). SBD and their mid-tier brand identity crisis and P-C could be the next Oldsmobile/Saturn. I still expect P-C tools to be widely available for years to come (maybe clearanced!) even if they are discontinued. Generic high capacity batteries are plentiful on Amazon and get good customer reviews.

Porter-Cable has a competent 20V tool lineup. It's not as comprehensive or released as fast as Milwaukee, DeWALT or Ryobi but very decent (comparable if not better than Ridgid). Bare tools are reasonably priced on Amazon, though great deals on tools and batteries are IMO rarer (mainly because Home Depot doesn't carry P-C and Amazon/Lowe's don't do aggressive sale).
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The quality of the build is very poor. this is expected since Porter Cable is a low end tool meant for casual use, but their oscillating tool has terrible vibration isolation and dampening. So considering the oscillating tool is purely vibrationally driven, all that energy feeds back into your arm and boy does it suck. My hand is left numb after using it on wood, I don't even bother using it on metal. The blades for the oscillating tool are also NOT universal. You have to buy Porter Cable blades or one type of DeWalt blade both of which are expensive. Spend the extra $20 and get a Rockwell and you'll save that money when you buy replacement blades. In general I love oscillating tools, just not Porter Cable branded.
Incidentally, ProToolReviews did a comparo [protoolreviews.com] of 26 oscillating tools in April 2018 and the Porter Cable 20V MAX was the only one that burned out cutting 2x pine: "Unfortunately, Porter-Cable's 20V MAX failed to complete the task. Its first test took 67.6 seconds and the motor burned up during the second." (on page 2 of review). All the other brands tested, corded or cordless, including the $20 corded Harbor Freight, survived the test. Note: the oscillating tool is not part of OP's kit.

ADD: Craftsman V20 battery not electrically interchangeable with B&D/P-C/Stanley/Bostitch per see comment section [toolguyd.com] -- The polarity of the terminals (+/-) are switched around so it'll be (monetarily) unfeasible to make batteries swappable.
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I wonder where Stanley Black&Decker is going to position the new 20v Max* Craftsman stuff. Is there room in their line-up for both Porter Cable and Craftsman?
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I wonder where Stanley Black&Decker is going to position the new 20v Max* Craftsman stuff. Is there room in their line-up for both Porter Cable and Craftsman?
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I have a feeling that Stanley B&D (SBD) will replace the Porter Cable 20V MAX product line with their new "Craftsman V20" product line in the near future.
I think you are right- they will slowly replace the Porter Cable name with Craftsman as their mid tier brand. Lowe's is the biggest Porter Cable vendor (at least in my area) and they, in partnership with Stanley B&D I'm sure, are pushing Craftsman big time, replacing front end caps and major shelf space to Craftsman.
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