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We previously posted a Dealmonger about Milwaukee’s 18V li-ion 4-piece combo kit, but the $80 gift certificate from that deal is no longer available. This deal, however, will get you the best price we’ve seen right now. As we mentioned previously, this 4-pack combo kit brings together some of the more popular Milwaukee items into one convenient kit: you get the 1/2” hammer driver/drill that delivers up to 550 in/lbs of torque, the Sawzall recip saw, the 6-1/2” circular saw, and a xenon worklight with Clip-Lok.

When you’re all done drooling over the tools, you’ll also notice that the kit comes with two 18V lithium-ion batteries that Milwaukee claims deliver the power of an 18V NiCd battery — at the weight of a 14.4V NiCd battery. They also say the batteries last 50% longer than standard 18V NiCds.

You also get a universal 18V to 28V charger that’s backwards compatible with any of Milwaukee’s 18V or 28V NiCd or li-ion batteries you might have. The kit ships with a carrying case for the whole shebang along with a rip fence, blade wrench, plus a circ saw blade, a no. 2 Phillips bit for the driver, and two Sawzall blades just to get you started. There’s a five-year warranty on the tools, and a two-year warranty on the batteries, pro-rated to five years.

The 4-piece combo is still hovering around $550 on the street, and many vendors are asking for over $600 for it. But Amazon’s regular price of $455 — with free shipping — undercuts the other guys. And if you dive a bit deeper, one of Amazon’s third party vendors has brand new, factory sealed 4-Piece Combos for $400! Yes, you’ve got to pay for shipping — which due to the combo’s heavy nature works out to about $22 — but you’re still over $25 ahead of the game.

It’s too bad I’m currently under a budget-mandated moratorium on new power tools.

Update: Thanks to Ben for posting this in the comments. If you act between now and December 31st, you can get either a V18 Impact Driver (0881-20), a V18 Battery (48-11-1830), or a Jobsite Radio (49-24-0280) for FREE when you purchase the 4-piece kit. You’ll need your receipt, the UPC off the original box (don’t throw it out!) and to fill out this form and mail it in. Now I really wish I could pull the trigger on this.

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10 Responses to Dealmonger: Milwaukee 18V Li-Ion 4-Piece Combo Kit For $400

  1. Ben says:

    But it gets better still! Milwaukee is offering a by-mail incentive on this kit…if you buy it, you get one of these for FREE!: 0881-20 V18 Impact Driver, 48-11-1830 V18 Battery or 49-24-0280 Jobsite Radio…see http://www.milwaukeetool.com for details.

  2. Thanks Ben,
    I updated the post – great find.

  3. Mark says:

    I am really torn as to whether I should get one of these. I am down to one battery on my Sears 13.2V cordless, so it is time to get something new. The impact driver would be a great addition too.

    Can someone help me compare this set to the Makita LXT401 set (same combo of tools). I know that the the Makita hammer drill-driver is 4.9 lbs versus 6.2 for the Milwaukee. What about those little LEDs built into the Makita tools? I am not sure if Makita has the battery life monitor in the battery. That seem like a really good feature. I heard something about a free impact driver from Makita, but I cannot find it on their web site. The Amazon price for the LXT401 is the same ($399) as for the Milwaukee. Should I wait longer for the Milwaukee V28 price to come down?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  4. Brad Justinen says:

    These are basically over-priced glorified ryobi tools. Don’t believe me, go to http://www.ttigroup.com/general/home.php and click “our brands”. This is the reason I buy ryobi tools. Amazing quality for the money.

  5. Jim says:

    The offer has been extended until 3-31-08. I’m planning on ordering one of these this weekend. Cool kit!

  6. A Bee says:

    I got my set at Grainger and with my military ID, I got an additional discount. They also have rebate forms at the counter along with a free choice of gift. I got the Job Site radio

  7. Eric says:

    Where did you get the extended promo info? I can find the out dated promo, but no promo offers good through 3-31-08. Can you post a link to this promo?

  8. Jim says:

    Eric – go to http://www.milwaukeetool.com/us/en/site.nsf/frmIndex?ReadForm and right in the middle of the page “Get A Free Tool” link.

  9. Ray says:

    Ryobi and Milwaukee are not the same tools. Just because the same company owns them does not mean that they share any commonality. Ryobi tools are built cheap, and with poor quality control, in order to reduce cost and appeal to home owners that don’t use their tools regularly. TTI bought Milwaukee in order to give them a brand name to sell higher quality tools to appeal to professionals that use their tools on a daily basis. Milwaukee uses heavier duty components and does more quality control to insure that they work properly, and that higher quality costs more.

  10. Eric says:

    I contacted Milwaukee. The 28V 4 tool combo kit rebate runs from 1/1/2008 to 3/31/08. The 18V 4 tool combo kit rebate has expired & will no longer be honored.

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