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.
0920-29 Combo Kit [Milwaukee]
Street Prices [Google Products]
Via Amazon [What’s this?]