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[Amazon.ca] Bosch CLPK22-120 12-Volt Power Tools Drill Kit $129.00

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[Amazon.ca] Bosch CLPK22-120 12-Volt Power Tools Drill Kit $129.00

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Includes Two Drills, Two Lithium Batteries, 12V Charger, Contractor Bag
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Just bought my first house and looking to get some tools. Is this a good purchase? Any recommendation on driver/drill set tips?
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Vasilyke wrote: Just bought my first house and looking to get some tools. Is this a good purchase? Any recommendation on driver/drill set tips?
I like mine, way more than my Bosch 18v stuff. Excellent for around the house, light weight and powerful.
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Jul 23, 2006
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Compact gun isn't powerful like 18v, drill is ok,
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I have this kit and an 18V Bosch kit.
This kit is much lighter and the power is sufficient for around the house work.
I've built whole decks with the 12V impact driver and find it's a great balance between weight and power.
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I'd personally go with the Milwaukee M12 line of tools. So many more tool options and a nicer product IMO.
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Vasilyke wrote: Just bought my first house and looking to get some tools. Is this a good purchase? Any recommendation on driver/drill set tips?
The following list is what I have accumulated over the last 6 years after buying our first house. These have all come in handy for one thing or another. Like building fences, chicken coop, shelving in garage. Kitchen reno. Flooring replacement. Deck removal. Patio build. Etc etc

$50 18v cordless saw 6.5 inch -used
$50 18v cordless impact driver - new used
$80 18v cordless hammer drill
$70 18v 4ah battery
$146 skillsaw worm drive 7 1/4"
$254 dewalt tablesaw
$30 6.5amp corded drill
$10 2x tape measures
$5.00 2ft level
$5.00 graphite ripping hammer
$5.00 hickory hammer
$10 4ft level -used
$10 roofing square
$15 framing square
$94 18v cordless reciprocating saw
$0.00 bosch 2ah battery free with tool
$0.00 bosch 1.5ah x2 batteries. Free with tools
$32 bosch battery 2ah
$100 craftsman miter saw -used
$10 wood chisel set
$100 18 inch craftsman 15amp chainsaw
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I really like this set, and bought it back at the end of Feb 2019 when it hit this price as well. See thread here with more discussion.

I also found this Wirecutter review to be very helpful in choosing a drill. In particular 12V vs. 18V, and then the Milwaukee M12 vs. the Bosch 12V.
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Vasilyke wrote: Just bought my first house and looking to get some tools. Is this a good purchase? Any recommendation on driver/drill set tips?
Bought this set a couple years ago for pretty cheap (around $110 if I remember correctly) after PM by Home Depot. It's powerful enough and nice and light. Great around the house and light work on the car.
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Nov 8, 2012
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What typically happens for a brand new home owner (personal experience) is that we end up buying way more than we originally thought we would buy.

My recommendation would be to stick with 18-20 V and one battery system only. Right now Milwaukee has the best line up of tools and does frequent updates. Makita also has a fairly large range, but slow on the uptake of new technologies.

I am invested in the Bosch ecosystem due to an insane deal on a drill / driver combo kit. Bosch does have majority of tools that I need, but not all. For e.g., Bosch doesn't have a medium torque impact wrench. They do have an innovative impact wrench and impact driver in one, they fall it 'freak'.

TLDR; stick with one battery line and go with higher voltage.
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Jun 26, 2013
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I had bought this set a few years ago and the impact driver stopped working now. It doesn't turn on and I am not sure this would happen with a company product like Bosch
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sirisak wrote: I had bought this set a few years ago and the impact driver stopped working now. It doesn't turn on and I am not sure this would happen with a company product like Bosch
This is why I buy Ridgid for the lifetime warranty.
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Vasilyke wrote: Just bought my first house and looking to get some tools. Is this a good purchase? Any recommendation on driver/drill set tips?
Just bought my first house and use these tools. They work for everything, no need to drag clunky 18v's around and the battery charges pretty fast.
Get yourself a mitre saw and you'll be good for most anything around the house.

I only see slow downs while drilling into brick outside the house, but I still get it done no problemo.
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Sephora wrote: I really like this set, and bought it back at the end of Feb 2019 when it hit this price as well. See thread here with more discussion.

I also found this Wirecutter review to be very helpful in choosing a drill. In particular 12V vs. 18V, and then the Milwaukee M12 vs. the Bosch 12V.
I don't mean to put you on the spot but was wondering if you (or anyone else who cares to chime in) would be able to comment on this set:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00N8I29X2
In the article you referenced, it appears it was a previous "upgrade pick" and performed well on their various tests. The idea of a two-in-one seems attractive, as does the higher power rating, the lower price point ($110 on amazon, all time low 4 months ago at 89, fluctuates frequently down to 99). In what situations would one kit be better than the other?

EDIT: What a PITA naming system. My mistake. The supposed "upgrade pick" is Bosch DDS181-02 18-Volt Compact Drill/Driver Kit, not the DDB which I have linked. I think they differ in battery packs amongst other things? Question still stands though.
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I bought this combo set back in 2012 and despite being 12V, they’re workhorses. I never felt they lacked power and for most light to medium duty jobs in a typical home, they’ve been great. The impact driver is especially handy when it comes to popping in screws into studs.
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sushiphage wrote: I don't mean to put you on the spot but was wondering if you (or anyone else who cares to chime in) would be able to comment on this set:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00N8I29X2
In the article you referenced, it appears it was a previous "upgrade pick" and performed well on their various tests. The idea of a two-in-one seems attractive, as does the higher power rating, the lower price point ($110 on amazon, all time low 4 months ago at 89, fluctuates frequently down to 99). In what situations would one kit be better than the other?

EDIT: What a PITA naming system. My mistake. The supposed "upgrade pick" is Bosch DDS181-02 18-Volt Compact Drill/Driver Kit, not the DDB which I have linked. I think they differ in battery packs amongst other things? Question still stands though.
I have it. It's great. Quiet, not too heavy, battery lasts forever. Drilled through sheets of steel without much problem.

If you are starting out, you'll likely be better off with the kit rather than an 18V drill. The lighter weight would be nice for many home tasks especially if you are drilling above shoulder level. An impact is very nice to have to avoid the kick from using a drill as a driver and to avoid stripping threads.
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Thanks OP, moving into a new house soon so this kit will definitely help with mounting a tv and all that other stuff.
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sushiphage wrote: I don't mean to put you on the spot but was wondering if you (or anyone else who cares to chime in) would be able to comment on this set:
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00N8I29X2
In the article you referenced, it appears it was a previous "upgrade pick" and performed well on their various tests. The idea of a two-in-one seems attractive, as does the higher power rating, the lower price point ($110 on amazon, all time low 4 months ago at 89, fluctuates frequently down to 99). In what situations would one kit be better than the other?

EDIT: What a PITA naming system. My mistake. The supposed "upgrade pick" is Bosch DDS181-02 18-Volt Compact Drill/Driver Kit, not the DDB which I have linked. I think they differ in battery packs amongst other things? Question still stands though.
Hi, there are a few things to consider:
  • 18V vs. 12V: yes, higher power rating = more torque, but much of what I read suggested that the 12V Bosch drill and impact drivers are more than capable for 95% of what you need to care of in the household. Unless you're actively drilling into concrete or brick on a daily basis, these would be fine. The trade-off is that the 12V are smaller, lighter, and easier to handle. So for my usage (IKEA furniture, some basic woodwork) I prefer the ease of use over the additional power than I may not even need.
  • Regular motor vs. brushless: I don't recall, but the upgrade pick may have been for a brushless motor model. These models are supposed to perform better and last longer, but at a higher cost.
  • You mention two-in-one, and I don't quite get the reference. The kit linked in the OP is for two different tools: a regular drill driver, and an impact driver. Impact drivers were new to me when I started looking into these, but there are a lot of reviews and videos about how impact drivers excel at driving screws, and their use cases over regular drills.
Hope that's helpful.
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Great combo. Perfect for jobs around the house. Impact driver is powerful.

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