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[Home Depot] Milwaukee 2-Tool Combo Set with 3 Batteries $149

Saw this at the Dundas South location, approx 10 left,

Great for all purpose house work
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Feb 28, 2016
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Could you see what size the "free battery" was? If 4.0 this isnt a bad deal at all. Old tech, but the battery is worth $60-$80 on its own.
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Cue the Fuel debate in 3.....2......1..….
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paintballdude05 wrote: Could you see what size the "free battery" was? If 4.0 this isnt a bad deal at all. Old tech, but the battery is worth $60-$80 on its own.
Looks like a 3.0 from the picture
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Dec 31, 2010
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Owned these, but since sold them. For $149 this is an outstanding deal. Decent drill and driver for general tasks. Do not purchase thinking that you can do professional work regularly though, Pretty weak, not very high rpm. But to have a set around the house for occasional use, fantastic value. All my tools are Milwaukee, with the exception of my 12V drill and impact, those are Dewalt Brushless (but the regular brushed 12V are good too, have those as well and better than the milwaukee IMO)

If you need/want small footprint drill/impact these are a good buy. There are better options out there, but they cost more. The 12V Milwaukee line is pretty extensive, much more so than it's competitors which is important to keep in mind if you are looking to expand your tool line up down the line.
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paintballdude05 wrote: Could you see what size the "free battery" was? If 4.0 this isnt a bad deal at all. Old tech, but the battery is worth $60-$80 on its own.
2x 1.5 and 1x 3.0
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draggonfly wrote: Looks like a 3.0 from the picture
Not sure why anyone would need a high capacity M12 battery. High output tools are all M18
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Don't need one, but thumbs up for a nice deal.
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elfion wrote: Not sure why anyone would need a high capacity M12 battery. High output tools are all M18
You mention it yourself. It is not high output they are looking for. Rather they want high capacity, in order to run longer times between charges.

We have over 30 sets of these on our manufacturing floor, and with the 3.0 battery they can typically do 1/2 a day with them for what we use them for. Then during lunch break they are all put on chargers and fresh packs are used for the remainder of the day.
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elfion wrote: Not sure why anyone would need a high capacity M12 battery. High output tools are all M18
M12 fuel impact wrench 2555 works better with 4Ah and higher. Its not all about the high capacity, but rather the higher CDR (continous discharge rate) that usually comes with higher capacity battery pack.
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It's nice to work with light tools sometimes
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This is a good deal. I got this set with a bonus 4 ah battery for $129 about 4 years ago, used it to build a deck at the time, and it has been great. The drill is plenty powerful - I very seldom have to reach for my 18v drill instead.

The compact 1.5 ah batteries are fine for the drill and impact driver, but I expanded my M12 tool line since and I'm glad to have the 4 ah battery for the Hackzall reciprocating saw, which really needs it.
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elfion wrote: Not sure why anyone would need a high capacity M12 battery. High output tools are all M18
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Nice deal. This combo was $159 Black Friday 2020, and I don't think it came w/ the 3rd battery.
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elfion wrote: Not sure why anyone would need a high capacity M12 battery. High output tools are all M18
Emporium wrote: You mention it yourself. It is not high output they are looking for. Rather they want high capacity, in order to run longer times between charges.

We have over 30 sets of these on our manufacturing floor, and with the 3.0 battery they can typically do 1/2 a day with them for what we use them for. Then during lunch break they are all put on chargers and fresh packs are used for the remainder of the day.
The m12 packs with 6 or 9 cells are not only higher capacity, they can also output higher current because of the way the cells are arranged to give the battery pack a lower total internal resistance. Anyway, m18 isn't the preferred tool for all jobs. Sometimes you want a balance of high output in the smallest form factor, such as the 1/2" stubby impact wrench. That tool needs the 6 or 9 cell batteries to provide full rated power.
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elfion wrote: Not sure why anyone would need a high capacity M12 battery. High output tools are all M18
For some of the other M12 tools, a high capacity battery actually makes the tool perform better. Specifically the jigsaw and hackzall
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For my general house work, just bought the Black & Decker drill with 2x lithium batteries from Canadian tire for $89
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The brushed tools arent that great. I got them for $99 with two 2ah batteries during one Black Friday sale 1,000 years ago (might have been 3 years in standard earth time) but i sold both tools for $50 each and upgraded to the Fuel versions. The fuel tools really are worth the money.

If you’re not going to use the tools very often then these can work. Like just throw it in the closet, in your trunk, or something like that.

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