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Pierrefonds, QC

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[Tools] Need opinion on Milwauke M12 kit

Edit - So while the post was made when I was considering whether or not to return it, the price went back to 199$. It was a price error, but since I managed to get it for the error price of 95$, it feels soooo much sweeter to have acquired it. So I will keep it.

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So I jumped the gun on a really hot deal at Home Depot (Canada) this morning before every hoarder got their hands on it (The deal was posted on Canada's equivalent to Slickdeals).

I got this kit for 95$. In Canada, that's an insane deal. I can always return it if I change my mind.

I don't have any cordless tools other than a 3.7V ryobi screwdriver which is useful for building ikea furniture.

My hesitation is that I originally wanted to invest in the Ryobi One+ 18V series.
12V seems a bit underpowered and the batteries look really smart, however the reviews are great (on the individual tools).

Please remember that I did my whole basement by myself, that's the kind of renovation project I do.

Do you think this kit is a great start into a great powertool series (M12) ? Or will they be underpowered for home reno projects?

Over The Hills And Far Away
Spring Hill, FL
·Bright House
Good score. I'd keep it too.

I've got the M18 drill kit with a charger and two battery packs. It was given to me by my boss. I do use it at work on a somewhat regular basis but it's got many, many "home improvement" hours on it.
So put me on a highway, and show me a sign.
And take it to the limit one more time...


Tarrytown, NY
reply to alkizmo
Yeah, definitely keep it. Personally, though, I wouldn't buy any additional cordless tools. I've only found a drill and driver to be useful in a cordless version. Everything else I prefer corded. Probably just me, though.

Cho Baka
·TekSavvy DSL
reply to alkizmo
Obviously keep it.

I would like a 18V 1/4 impact.

Having said that, I have a 1/4 12V impact with NiMH batteries. I just used it to put a shed together. I was very impressed at its ability to install 3" screws - I hadn't expected it to do so well.


Pierrefonds, QC
reply to alkizmo
Okay, I am keeping it.
A lot of Canadians were bum-hurt when Home Depot reverted the price to 199$ within 2 hours of opening their doors in the morning.

They look so compact and small.
Too bad I have nothing yet to use them for except trimming my hedges (sawzall for thick branches).