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M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill Driver/Impact Driver Combo Kit with Free M12 3/8 in. Hammer Drill - $149 + FS

tennis55 280 263 August 12, 2016 at 03:59 PM in Drills (11) More Home Depot Deals
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Last Edited by widgit August 13, 2016 at 04:53 PM
At Home Depot...looks like a decent deal for what you get...Special Buy Link [homedepot.com]
- Includes: 2407-20 M12 3/8 in. drill/driver, 2462-20 M12 1/4 in. hex impact driver, two 48-11-2401 M12 REDLITHIUM batteries, 48-59-2401 M12 30-minute charger and contractor bag, 2408-20 M12 hammer drill (tool-only)

Also, M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Drill Driver/Impact Driver Combo Kit with Free M12 4.0Ah Extended Capacity Battery $149 + FS here [homedepot.com] and includes the following:
- Includes: 2407-20 M12 3/8 in. drill/driver, 2462-20 M12 1/4 in. hex impact driver, two 48-11-2401 M12 REDLITHIUM batteries, 48-59-2401 M12 30-minute charger and contractor bag, 48-11-2440 M12 4.0Ah battery
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Why would you need/want 2 drills? I understand wanting the vibrating feature(i wouldn't call it hammer...) But of all the tool combos they could have made, why 2 drills?
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Why would you need/want 2 drills? I understand wanting the vibrating feature(i wouldn't call it hammer...) But of all the tool combos they could have made, why 2 drills?
Not sure of all the reasons why, but why not? I am a contractor/real estate broker flipping homes and doing renovations....I have 5 drills for various uses/weights/strengths/etc. And several of my workers use them also...the way I understand it, this kit has a standard drill/driver, impact driver, and hammer driver to cover any job. That would be my reasons why.
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shoulda got this set back when it was $99, ill continue to hold out for another slick deal, not a mediocre one.
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shoulda got this set back when it was $99, ill continue to hold out for another slick deal, not a mediocre one.
It was $99 for brushless???

edit: Nevermind. I see this deal is not brushless. There ARE some deals for brushless at $179 on HD site. This one [homedepot.com] stands out.
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Last edited by KnightDiver August 13, 2016 at 06:51 AM.
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A drill+impact combo bundled with a free Hackzall (small reciprocating saw) or an oscillating tool (multi tool) would've been more interesting, but I bet Milwaukee knows that those 2 versatile tools are highly desirable (and useful) add-ons so they'd rather have customers buy them separately at higher prices.

The extra hammer drill might be handy for equipping the crew. The same drill+impact combo can also be bundled with another impact [homedepot.com], a hand vac [homedepot.com], a compact BT speaker [homedepot.com] or an LED lantern [homedepot.com] for the same $149. OP probably knew that those were lesser deals than the ones he posted.

For $30 more you can substitute the drill/driver in the base 2494-22 combo kit with a hammer drill, i.e., spend $180 for the 2497-22 hammer drill+impact driver combo kit bundled with one of: M12 4Ah XC battery [homedepot.com], hand vac [homedepot.com], BT speaker [homedepot.com], LED lantern [homedepot.com], another hammer drill [homedepot.com], or another impact driver [homedepot.com].

I've used the M12 hammer drill and the hammer function came in handy a few times (when I didn't have an 18V or corded hammer drill). It is sensible for drilling smaller holes (1/4" or so) in mortar or concrete. Anything larger or harder (red brick) and one should prepare to spend several minutes per hole (like I did once).

Having two drills is useful at times for more delicate stuff like cabinets (attaching 2 adjacent cabinets for alignment), old construction (fastening into an old hole) when you don't want to overtighten and strip/compress wood, machine screws, etc. No need to swap among drill, philips and hex bits.
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There ARE some deals for brushless at $179 on HD site. This one ["http] stands out.
FYI, that bundled impact driver is not brushless which makes it less of a deal. Personally I find a good brand (something above Ryobi or B&D) brushed compact 18V tool a better value than brushless 12V -- a bit bulkier (but still manageable since we're no longer dealing with NiCd), more powerful, and cheaper (tons of sub-$150 deals for drill/impact and hammer/impact combos). Like many owners of both 12V and 18V tools, I reach for the smaller and lighter 12V most of the time unless the task calls for 18V.
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For light duty jobs this would work but for a little more money you could get a lot more powerful 20v drill.
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For light duty jobs this would work but for a little more money you could get a lot more powerful 20v drill.
Have you actually used the M12 Series? They are pretty amazing and nothing like the 12V tools from years ago. I use mine over the 18V and 24V Dewalt and Ridgid sets I have 99% of the time.
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Have you actually used the M12 Series? They are pretty amazing and nothing like the 12V tools from years ago. I use mine over the 18V and 24V Dewalt and Ridgid sets I have 99% of the time.
I haven't used them, I am just going by the ones years ago.
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Have you actually used the M12 Series? They are pretty amazing and nothing like the 12V tools from years ago. I use mine over the 18V and 24V Dewalt and Ridgid sets I have 99% of the time.
remodeler here
i have the milwaukee and dewalt brushless 20v drills. you need both. 12v drill is not useful enough to carry around cuz you need the 20v drill neway.. 12v impact for doing small work, electrical plates, mounting vanity towel bars, etc. it's bad at goin on going through 2x studs, decks, etc, it's just slowish. 20v is faster and saves time = money.

now with recip saws aka sawzall and circular saws aka skil saws, 20v is mandatory. 20v is already pushing it and you still need a corded version of these tools if you building or removing walls or any plywood/osb sheets. in fact for sheeting working et the skilsaw wormdrive at $200, it's what framers/roofers use for big sheathing on the ground or flat surfaces.

light kits are useless imo. get corded snapon 2000 lumen shoplights from costo at $35 each, unbeatable. for crawlspace work, get a decent headlamp with eneloop rechargeables.

Then you want a bulldog rotary hammer for tile removal, stucco removal, etc. 20v not sufficient here.

lots of concrete or asphalt driveway work, you want jack hammer.

don't take my word on it. go look at pros doing the job you need to do on youtube, look at hte tools they use. Get the tools to match your needs
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Last edited by bob13bob August 13, 2016 at 02:22 PM.
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remodeler here
i have the milwaukee and dewalt brushless 20v drills. you need both. 12v drill is not useful enough to carry around cuz you need the 20v drill neway.. 12v impact for doing small work, electrical plates, mounting vanity towel bars, etc. it's bad at goin on going through 2x studs, decks, etc, it's just slowish. 20v is faster and saves time = money.

now with recip saws aka sawzall and circular saws aka skil saws, 20v is mandatory. 20v is already pushing it and you still need a corded version of these tools if you building or removing walls or any plywood/osb sheets. in fact for sheeting working et the skilsaw wormdrive at $200, it's what framers/roofers use for big sheathing on the ground or flat surfaces.

light kits are useless imo. get corded snapon 2000 lumen shoplights from costo at $35 each, unbeatable. for crawlspace work, get a decent headlamp with eneloop rechargeables.

Then you want a bulldog rotary hammer for tile removal, stucco removal, etc. 20v not sufficient here.

lots of concrete or asphalt driveway work, you want jack hammer.

don't take my word on it. go look at pros doing the job you need to do on youtube, look at hte tools they use. Get the tools to match your needs


Bob. I agree with what you are saying here, however this is out of scope for what most people on here would be doing.

If you are a contractor / remodeler then the M12's are not going to be your answer to everything. However nothing is, which is why we all have multiple sets and even corded and air tools for bigger / specialty jobs.

If you are a homeowner ( the majority of the audience here ) the M12's are great, but like everything there are limitations. To name a couple... The 3/8" chuck will limit some of the larger bits you can use, there is a 1/2" M12 but not in this particular set. The hammer drill's sold in this set and pretty much every non-rotary hammer drill I have used are not great for going through concrete or rock, they will do it but it takes along time, you really need a rotary hammer drill if you are going to be doing that...

I like that these are very lightweight, comfortable, have long lasting battery's and unless I am doing what most people would consider major construction these are very adequate for most projects that people on here would be doing.
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My point was you don't have to spend that much more to get the Dewalt 20v that will be enough power to tackle heavier duty jobs.
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if i only could do 1 set, i do the 20v. 12v is nice to have, but 20v can do it all 12v can't. if you're even thinking about cordless power saws, and only want one set. 12v is not an option. if you're doing lots of small detailed work, electronics screwing, installing cabinetry handles, assembling stuff, 12v impact is what you want.
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Why would you need/want 2 drills? I understand wanting the vibrating feature(i wouldn't call it hammer...) But of all the tool combos they could have made, why 2 drills?
The drill for pre-drilling the holes so you don't split the wood.
The driver with screw head for driving the screws.
Saves you time from switching the bits back and forth.
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