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MILWAUKEE SALE 1/2" 18 Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Drill Kit - Model: # 2606-22CT

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[Home Hardware] MILWAUKEE SALE 1/2" 18 Volt Lithium-ion Cordless Drill Kit - Model: # 2606-22CT

Is this considered a good deal?

I'm looking for a good drill for around the house work. it says this kit includes two M18™ Compact REDLITHIUM batteries, an M18™ and M12™ multi-voltage charger, and a carrying case.
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I have BOTH M18 and M12 sets of tools. I actually reach for the M12 Fuel drill and impact driver more often unless it's a BIG job.

For the average homeowner, the M12 tools can't be beat.

In addition, I would DEFINITELY get a drill AND impact driver kit. I personally find I'm using the impact driver more often than the drill.
Last edited by Rob_EV on May 28th, 2020 2:02 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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i have both milwaukee and bosch....honestly go with bosch if you can, they make amazing tools.
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Decent deal for what it is, yes. (Disclaimer I have a lot of Milwaukee tools). Because of battery interoperability, you'll probably end up going all in on whatever brand you start with, so, keep in mind all of the tools you think you might want. I've ended up spending a lot on Milwaukee because of that. I'm a bit of a tool snob, but I will admit for around the house work, they are probably overkill. If you just need to fix some stuff, build some book cases, light construction etc you'll be really happy with this, but, probably just as happy with a Ridgid (can't beat the warranty) or Ryobi set for less money. If you are planning some serious construction, maybe not so much.
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Redshft wrote: Decent deal for what it is, yes. (Disclaimer I have a lot of Milwaukee tools). Because of battery interoperability, you'll probably end up going all in on whatever brand you start with, so, keep in mind all of the tools you think you might want. I've ended up spending a lot on Milwaukee because of that. I'm a bit of a tool snob, but I will admit for around the house work, they are probably overkill. If you just need to fix some stuff, build some book cases, light construction etc you'll be really happy with this, but, probably just as happy with a Ridgid (can't beat the warranty) or Ryobi set for less money. If you are planning some serious construction, maybe not so much.
I'm with you......Milwaukee is definitely overkill, but I LOVE their tools. Ryobi or Ridgid is cheaper and adequate for most people, but don't feel nearly as nice to use.
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On the HH product Details tab, it mentions this is a "hammer drill/driver".

But I'm guessing it's a typo as the model 2606-22CT on Milwaukee's site does not mention "hammer".
https://www.milwaukeetool.ca/Products/P ... /2606-22CT

Might be worth considering - Home Depot has a combo for $198.00.
For additional $33, get an impact driver but lose case.
- drill/driver : model 2606-20 is same model as HH kit
- impact driver
- 2 x 1.5 Ah batteries
- charger
- bag
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/milwau ... 1000535182

Edit:
- HomeDepot has a hammer drill (+battery, +charger, +case) for $129.00.
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/milwau ... 1001303706
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scibuf wrote: On the HH product Details tab, it mentions this is a "hammer drill/driver".

But I'm guessing it's a typo as the model 2606-22CT on Milwaukee's site does not mention "hammer".
https://www.milwaukeetool.ca/Products/P ... /2606-22CT

Might be worth considering - Home Depot has a combo for $198.00.
For additional $33, get an impact driver but lose case.
- drill/driver : model 2606-20 is same model as HH kit
- impact driver
- 2 x 1.5 Ah batteries
- charger
- bag
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/milwau ... 1000535182

Edit:
- HomeDepot has a hammer drill (+battery, +charger, +case) for $129.00.
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/milwau ... 1001303706
Home Depot also has Ryobi’s competitor drill for $99. It has a couple small advantages, most notably the light illuminates the work area better, the battery is largery, and the Ryobi 18v battery product line is massive and more affordable: https://www.homedepot.ca/product/ryobi- ... 1001494029
The Milmaukee is undoubtedly the better drill though! The one thing I really didn't like about the Ryobi is that the mode selector switch is almost invisible in bad lighting, whereas Milwaukee's switch is coloured with bright contrast.

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