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Milwaukee M12 FUEL 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Hammer Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit (2-Tool) w(2) Batteries & Bag $179

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I bought this kit on sale at $199 and use it all the time - I never even use my 20V cordless tools much anymore. This is the brushless tool set!

The 2598-22 M12 FUEL Brushless 2-Tool Combo Kit is the Most Capable and Most Compact 12-Volt Hammer Drill Driver and Impact Driver Combo Kit on the market. Included is the M12 FUEL Hammer Drill Driver (2504-20), the Most Capable, Lightest Weight and Most Compact 12-Volt Hammer Drill Driver in the market. At only 6.6 and 2.8 lbs. of weight it is the best Hammer Drill Driver to use in compact spaces. It delivers the power to do a wide variety of applications at 1700 RPMs and 350 in./lbs. of torque.

Also included, the M12 FUEL Hex Impact (2553-20), the Fastest Driving Speed, Most Compact with 4- Mode Drive Control Impact Driver in the market. At 3,300 RPM the impact drives screws over 20% faster than competitors. At 5.1 in. L it allows for unmatched access in tight spaces. The 4-Mode DRIVE CONTROL provides greater control over output speed and power for greater versatility by delivering 0-1,300 RPM in Mode 1, 0-2,400 RPM in Mode 2 and 0-3,300 RPM in Mode 3. Mode 4 is Self-Tapping Screw Mode which is designed to reduce walking when starting self-tapping screws as well as reduce overdriving, breaking and stripping out screws.
Most capable 12-Volt hammer drill with the power to perform a wide range of applications

Lightest weight in its class for tool belt portability and less fatigue in the work day
Most compact in its class for the best access in tight spaces 1/2 in. all metal chuck for maximum grip and bit retention. POWERSTATE brushless motor delivers 1300 in. lbs. of fastening torque for faster driving speeds. Red link plus intelligence prevents damage to the tool and battery due to overloading or overheating. REDLITHIUM batteries deliver more work per charge and more work over the life of the battery
Includes: 2504-20 1/2 in. hammer drill driver, 2553-20 1/4 in. hex impact driver, M12 REDLITHIUM 2.0 compact battery pack, M12 REDLITHIUM XC 4.0 extended capacity battery pack, charger, (2) belt clips, and contractor bag

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Wow. Having a hard time figuring out committing to DeWalt or Milwaukee!
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Same price on Amazon,correct me if Im wrong.
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Wow. Having a hard time figuring out committing to DeWalt or Milwaukee!
I started out with Dewalt 20 v. Then expanded into Milwaukee m12. I use the milwaukee m12 brushless set as my main drill and driver over the Dewalt. M12 smaller and less power but works better for my work.
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I started out with Dewalt 20 v. Then expanded into Milwaukee m12. I use the milwaukee m12 brushless set as my main drill and driver over the Dewalt. M12 smaller and less power but works better for my work.
From what I've been buying, it's looking like 20v DeWalt and 12v Milwaukee here. But potentially rethinking things - as a basic homeowner, maybe the 12v Milwaukee would cover my needs...
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Have this set. Freaking BEASTS. Any homeowner will have no problem getting by with this set. The hammer drill function is a huge benefit in this size. Can easily drill into concrete for small anchors such as mounting conduit, lights, etc. Can be used to drive decking screws, but if you have a big project you probably want an 18/20V set as this one will likely get too hot after a handful of screws.

Edit: also, the impact driver is good enough to use for various automotive tasks and due to its small size it works well in various spots.
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From what I've been buying, it's looking like 20v DeWalt and 12v Milwaukee here. But potentially rethinking things - as a basic homeowner, maybe the 12v Milwaukee would cover my needs...
As a homeowner m12 would cover everything. And if you get into M18, the chargers are better and will cover both.
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From what I've been buying, it's looking like 20v DeWalt and 12v Milwaukee here. But potentially rethinking things - as a basic homeowner, maybe the 12v Milwaukee would cover my needs...
as a "basic homeowner", these Fuel tools are still way overkill... these things are fantastic for their size, i grab them more often than my Ridgid 18V tools when I'm working outside on structures/barns.

just buy these, you won't need anything else and they'll be powerful enough, while being controllable enough for fine work. really no need for 18V stuff for general homeowner tasks these days.
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Wow. Having a hard time figuring out committing to DeWalt or Milwaukee!
Same here. The DeWalt 12v Xtreme is a little less expensive and more ergonomic (for me) but the M12 lineup is way more extensive.
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as a "basic homeowner", these Fuel tools are still way overkill... these things are fantastic for their size, i grab them more often than my Ridgid 18V tools when I'm working outside on structures/barns.

just buy these, you won't need anything else and they'll be powerful enough, while being controllable enough for fine work. really no need for 18V stuff for general homeowner tasks these days.
The only time I felt like my M12 fuel could not hang was when I was rebuilding a deck. The M12 driver was powerful enough to drive the deck fasteners but it was starting to overheat and leak some kind of oil so I switched to my Bosch/Ridgid 18/20V.
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I have this M12 fuel set and a dewalt 20v brushless set. I'm an avid DIYer, from electrical, plumbing, framing, tile etc. I originally bought the M12 system because it's smaller and can fit in tighter places, such as installing cabinets. I found myself using them for literally everything because they are smaller and powerful enough for essentially all my needs. I pulled out the 20V impact to drive some long lag bolts into a deck and the 20V driver to mix 5 gallon buckets of thin-set, that's really it. If you are a DIYer, 99% of people will be fine with this set! If you aren't using them all the time, it may make sense to go with the brushed version to save $79.

Another benefit is that the M12 line has a TON of different tools including very specialized tools, particularly more than the DeWalt Atomic 12V line.
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Wow. Having a hard time figuring out committing to DeWalt or Milwaukee!
If you are only considering 12V tools, I don't see any reason to look at DeWalt other than pure brand loyalty.
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Same price on Amazon,correct me if Im wrong.
Looks like you are correct. My local HD has 5 in stock though. Buy a coupon on ebay and save a few bucks more.
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A few years ago you got a free tool with this, plus it came with a hardcase.
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This is warm. Home Depot runs tool deals pretty often. I got this set + free rotary tool a few months back for $199. There were other free tools to choose from but I chose the rotary tool to replace my corded Dremmel. I also have Dewalt 20V stuff that I pull out for heady duty jobs, but these suffice most of the time and is more ergonomic in terms of size and weight.
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