If you’ve been looking for a new heavy-duty cordless hammerdrill (like I have), you should know that CPO Milwaukee is currently offering refurbed Milwaukee 18V 1/2″ hammerdrill kits — complete with two batteries and a charger — for $190. This model normally runs closer to $250 in refurb form, and they’re half-again that much new. These are factory refurbished and carry new-tool warranty.
This is a pro-line tool featuring the same all-metal “click-type” clutch that Toolmonger loved so much on Milwaukee’s top-end, lithium-ion powered V18, as well as the V18-style reversible battery mount. And with an available 495 ft-lbs of torque, it’s a monster. Sure, it’s NiCd instead of li-ion, but hey — the $300+ difference in price will buy a lot of batteries, and you can always upgrade to the V18 batteries and charger later when you’ve got the dough.
Note: Watch out for similar “deals” on that actually include only the bare tool with no batteries or charger (or a single battery and no charger). You’ll shell out another $100 or more to get up and running, assuming you don’t already have a set of Milwaukee 18V tools.