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Milwaukee M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Combo Kit (5-Tool) with Two 1.5 Ah Batteries, Charger and Tool Bag $199

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I think it's a reasonable kit for light home usage.

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The brushed "non-fuel" versions imho are great deals. They used to be top of the line remember??? They tend to be smaller and sure take up a lot less room with batts anywhere vs 18 20 volt tools. And they get you into the platform. Going back a few decades, this would have been perfect for when I was starting. I have these for my travel trailer and they are perfect. And I ended up getting things like the stapler and pin nailer that are fantastic. If I'm going big, I drag out the 20 volt DeWalts, but inside almost never...
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This looks like a great deal for basic, reliable , all purpose tools! Love my M12 lineup—I've gotten rid of most of my bigger tools since these work so well…
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Odd, description mentions the m12 copper tubing cutter.
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This is actually a really slick deal for those looking for house work tools. It seems milwaukee has swapped the ratchet for the multitool in this combo (versus the normally done 5 tool combo)

This is a good thing if you do more house work than automotive work. The multitool has a plenty of house things you can use it for versus the ratchet which for non automotive use I've only used once... for a ping pong table.

I will forwarn while i like the m12 multitool, it is one of the weakest multitools you can buy. Good for sanding wood and cutting drywall. But fairly weak at cutting anything and vibrates in your hand like no other.
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Yes, its a good price for good tools, but be warned of the side effects. Very quickly you will find yourself looking at all the other M12 tools in the lineup. You'll be buying the jigsaw because it comes with a free 2.0 Ah battery even though you already have a perfectly good jigsaw that you got for $25 from a slickdeals post the year before. And that inflator....yep, you'll be eyeing that baby every time you walk into Home Depot until one day you find yourself holding one in the checkout line. You'll tell yourself you'll hold off on the circular saw at least until they include a free 4.0 Ah battery, but can you really do it? All I'm saying is consider the consequences before you jump into the M12 pool.
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Quote from crankyoldgeezer :
Yes, its a good price for good tools, but be warned of the side effects. Very quickly you will find yourself looking at all the other M12 tools in the lineup. You'll be buying the jigsaw because it comes with a free 2.0 Ah battery even though you already have a perfectly good jigsaw that you got for $25 from a slickdeals post the year before. And that inflator....yep, you'll be eyeing that baby every time you walk into Home Depot until one day you find yourself holding one in the checkout line. You'll tell yourself you'll hold off on the circular saw at least until they include a free 4.0 Ah battery, but can you really do it? All I'm saying is consider the consequences before you jump into the M12 pool.
This is so true. 2 months ago I had 0 M12 tools, now it's...6? I think. Whatever you do, do not set a deal alert on this site for M12...
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This is so true. 2 months ago I had 0 M12 tools, now it's...6? I think. Whatever you do, do not set a deal alert on this site for M12...
Yep. Your paycheck will thank you for that. laugh out loud
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I bit. Looks like I can get 100 for the drill and impact driver on eBay and can keep the other tools and batteries for 100.
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I have had all these and the hackzall and multi tool are good, impact driver not bad, and drill okay
The upgrade to fuel driver and drill is amazing

I use the multi tool and really like it
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Which is good this M12 kit or this RYOBI 18V [homedepot.com] Kit? Both are of almost same price.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI...36#overlay
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Quote from puliveli :
Which is good this M12 kit or this RYOBI 18V [homedepot.com] Kit? Both are of almost same price.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI...36#overlay
the one you linked is out of stock unless you pick the one without the bits which is $300.

the $300 set is more powerful since it's 18v, it also has a circular saw. the milwaukee are much nicer tools though.
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Quote from puliveli :
Which is good this M12 kit or this RYOBI 18V [homedepot.com] Kit? Both are of almost same price.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI...36#overlay [homedepot.com]
I have both the m12 system and Ryobi 18v system and they're both great, but at different things.

The m12 system is good for most tasks. I always grab the m12 impact driver, drill, ratchet, or light first. It's more compact, lighter, and have enough power for 95% of tasks.

I also like the Ryobi 18v system because of how many different types of tool at great prices. I grab the 18v hammer drill when I need a little bit more power for concrete or using a hole saw. I love the wide variety of Ryobi tools like yard tools, circular saw, reciprocating saw, angle grinder, floor fans etc. You can't beat Ryobi's value or selection of tools.

So I'd recommend getting the Ryobi kit if you only want to commit to one system due to the variety of tools that's available. If you are okay with using two systems, I prefer Milwaukee's m12 system for driver, drill, and hacks-all over Ryobi's.

EDIT: I'd like ot add that I actually much prefer 12v impact drivers vs 18v ones. The extra power of the 18v makes it harder to control and use. In addition, I like the brushed version of the m12 impact driver as opposed to the brushless version for the same reason.
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the one you linked is out of stock unless you pick the one without the bits which is $300.

the $300 set is more powerful since it's 18v, it also has a circular saw. the milwaukee are much nicer tools though.
Oh yea, looks like they are out of stock in hours as it was a hot dealin SD.
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Quote from jchu14 :
I have both the m12 system and Ryobi 18v system and they're both great, but at different things.

The m12 system is good for most tasks. I always grab the m12 impact driver, drill, ratchet, or light first. It's more compact, lighter, and have enough power for 95% of tasks.

I also like the Ryobi 18v system because of how many different types of tool at great prices. I grab the 18v hammer drill when I need a little bit more power for concrete or using a hole saw. I love the wide variety of Ryobi tools like yard tools, circular saw, reciprocating saw, angle grinder, floor fans etc. You can't beat Ryobi's value or selection of tools.

So I'd recommend getting the Ryobi kit if you only want to commit to one system due to the variety of tools that's available. If you are okay with using two systems, I prefer Milwaukee's m12 system for driver, drill, and hacks-all over Ryobi's.

EDIT: I'd like ot add that I actually much prefer 12v impact drivers vs 18v ones. The extra power of the 18v makes it harder to control and use. In addition, I like the brushed version of the m12 impact driver as opposed to the brushless version for the same reason.
Thanks for the detailed reply. unfortunately RYOBI 18V tool kit is OOS.
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