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If you’ve been waiting to take the lithium-ion plunge, now might be the time. Amazon’s offering this Milwaukee kit for $506, which is at the low end of street pricing even before you consider the $80 gift certificate they throw in. That’s a far cry from the $1175 MSRP!

Batteries are fully warranted for two years, pro-rated out to five years.  The tools are warranted for five years.  And the V18 lithium-ion batteries are tool-compatible with the old NiCd packs, though obviously they use a new charger.

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4 Responses to Dealmonger: Milwaukee V18 Combo Kit For $506

  1. Koba says:

    I wouldn’t exactly herald now as the time to make the Li-ion jump, I mean, where is Milwaukee’s impact driver for crying out loud? The answer is, coming in the next few weeks. If it were me, I would find this kit in regular old craptastic NiCad form (on ebay shipped new w/ warranty for 370) and buy the impact driver w/ 2 li-ion batts and charger at a later date. All in all, I would have spent 100-150 more (depending on how fast prices on the impact driver kit drop) and I would have both the impact driver and two batteries that I could consider throw away.

  2. Koba, I like the way you think!

    Just recycle the Ni-Cd “throw-aways”, please. 🙂

  3. vacasteve says:

    Funny, a 4-pc. 18v Li-Ion set for $506 and just below there’s an advert for Milwaukee V28 Li-Ion set (same tools) for $600.

    I have a “cheap-ass” 4-pc. 18v Ni-cad set from HF for $100. But as Koba said, I have to check out the impact driver from Mil. I’m looking to consolidate to one package instead of having 3 different batt types.

  4. Kyle says:

    Is it just me, or is counting the flashlight as part of the set totally lame? The dewalt version sells on amazon for like 10-15 bucks without a battery.

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