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[Home Depot] YMMV Milwaukee M18 5pc Tool Set $399

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[Home Depot] YMMV Milwaukee M18 5pc Tool Set $399

Hi Guys,

Not an expert in the field, just a guy looking for his first set of good power tools for home use, but I found this set for $399 at my local HD in Langley. The website says it's $729 so I don't know if this was my store only, but it was just a regular sticker on the shelf.
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"Unavailable in your area"
after choosing 4 Home depots
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Superjester wrote: "Unavailable in your area"
after choosing 4 Home depots
Shows 1 in stock at Elgin Mills (Richmond Hill) HD, not FUEL though so hard pass from me.
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Mostly Unavailable in Toronto. Some stores like Peterborough are at $729.

Keep in mind this kit has fairly basic quality tools, not Fuel or even Brushless. The circular saw is only 6".
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Inno wrote: Mostly Unavailable in Toronto. Some stores like Peterborough are at $729.

Keep in mind this kit has fairly basic quality tools, not Fuel or even Brushless. The circular saw is only 6".
I just want to start doing home DIY projects. Is this set worth it for this purpose or should I spend these additional? I know FUEL is overkill.

All these variations (M12 vs M18, FUEL vs non FUEL, brushed vs brushless) makes it difficult to compare properly.
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SirLookout4Deals wrote: I just want to start doing home DIY projects. Is this set worth it for this purpose or should I spend these additional? I know FUEL is overkill.

All these variations (M12 vs M18, FUEL vs non FUEL, brushed vs brushless) makes it difficult to compare properly.
I dont know if you are hardcore Milwaukee, but I would consider Ridgid because of two reasons: A) lifetime warranty and B) they offer really good spec and value for their price point
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SirLookout4Deals wrote: I just want to start doing home DIY projects. Is this set worth it for this purpose or should I spend these additional? I know FUEL is overkill.

All these variations (M12 vs M18, FUEL vs non FUEL, brushed vs brushless) makes it difficult to compare properly.
Yes, this set is more than adequate for the occasional DIY projects.
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SirLookout4Deals wrote: I just want to start doing home DIY projects. Is this set worth it for this purpose or should I spend these additional? I know FUEL is overkill.

All these variations (M12 vs M18, FUEL vs non FUEL, brushed vs brushless) makes it difficult to compare properly.
It's a reasonable deal at $399 IF you're going to use most or all the tools. The other option is to just buy the tools you need, as you need them for a particular job.
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SquadG wrote: I dont know if you are hardcore Milwaukee, but I would consider Ridgid because of two reasons: A) lifetime warranty and B) they offer really good spec and value for their price point
I'd have to agree with the above. From both a value and warranty standpoint, Ridgid has Milwaukee beat, especially when comparing ridgid brushless to base model Milwaukee. Now if you start comparing Milwaukee Fuel to Ridgid quality, Milwaukee has it hands down. I have many 18v Ridgid tools that I enjoy, by my favorite lately has been my M12 Fuel tools for the size and quality of the tools. The M12 Fuel impact driver can do about 90% of what my Ridgid brushless driver will do. The only thing I had a hard time with with the M12 was #10 x 3.5" deck screws into some harder wood.
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SirLookout4Deals wrote: I just want to start doing home DIY projects. Is this set worth it for this purpose or should I spend these additional? I know FUEL is overkill.

All these variations (M12 vs M18, FUEL vs non FUEL, brushed vs brushless) makes it difficult to compare properly.
just get it.. my first m18kit started with this one... its a sold set... its no brushless, but if your not a pro or contractor.. meh...
its a great solid set.. i still have the cirular saw and receip saw and abused it enough times, and still going strong...
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For occasional use home user, id pick ridgid for warranty. More than adequate.

For pro, def milwaukee fuel brushless.

I use both, i have the m12 3/8" impact wrench. 250lbs of torque from 12v. And its tiny.
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SirLookout4Deals wrote: I just want to start doing home DIY projects. Is this set worth it for this purpose or should I spend these additional? I know FUEL is overkill.

All these variations (M12 vs M18, FUEL vs non FUEL, brushed vs brushless) makes it difficult to compare properly.
Basic M18 will do the trick, heck if your just doing DIY then look at a Ryobi combo pack. For the price you can't beat it. I have a woodshop at home and some of the Ryobi tools I have bought in recent years I have been really impressed with and for the price its hard to beat at times. Theres no reason for DIY stuff around the house you should spend a bunch of money.
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Bought a pallets worth of the 7 tool combo pack back in nthe day for $100 a unit. Sold them all in a week for $400. Easy couple grand Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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russbarden wrote: Basic M18 will do the trick, heck if your just doing DIY then look at a Ryobi combo pack. For the price you can't beat it. I have a woodshop at home and some of the Ryobi tools I have bought in recent years I have been really impressed with and for the price its hard to beat at times. Theres no reason for DIY stuff around the house you should spend a bunch of money.
Absolutely, Ryobi is more than adequate for many DIY tasks and their cordless tool collection is quite large, all of which use the same batteries. The price is great, and if you ever want to upgrade a particular tool to a higher-quality make you're not wasting a ton of cash.

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