If the latest gear and Li-ion isn’t a must, cashing in on an older frontrunner like the DeWalt 18v combo kit might prove pretty handy. Sure, it’s 4-year-old tech, but in the end, a $250 kit (marked down from $375) from Lowe’s gets you a lot of functionality.
A drill, recip, impact driver, and light will get a ton of work done even if it’s NiCad-powered. The only catch is two years from now, when the packs start to wane and the performance goes from full charge to spitting in a few minutes, you might be eyeing the Li-ion combo kits at every jaunt to the big box.
Regardless, it’s marked down and free shipping or free in-store pick up from Lowe’s till the 20th, so speedy ordering might be advisable.