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Tools!

Postby headbanger783 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:41 am

Looking to buy an 18v combo pack for a new homeowner this year...some searching shows HD has them on sale now for 25-30% off. Ranging from $79-$129 for 2 or 4 piece sets with battery.

I haven’t shopped these around BF before...do they typically go on sale this time of year or is what’s aim seeing now the best I’ll find?

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Re: Tools!

Postby carmenslackey » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:25 am

I bought a Hitachi 4-pc. drill set (drill, flashlight, 2 batteries and bonus bit set in a hard case) on BF at Lowe's a few years ago for I believe it was $69 with a regular price around $130-$150. I'd say this was at least 3, maybe even 4 years ago, and the drill still works fantastically and the batteries still hold a charge very well.

I assume you're not talking about just the drill, but the ones that come with like a circular saw and whatnot as well. If so, I think the price you saw at HD sounds about the lowest they may go. I can't recall seeing any of those sets lower than $79 on any prior BF, and though I don't have a HD close to where I live, I go to Lowe's every single year for various things. I'm actually at Lowe's at least once a week these days with all of our house reno going on.

You could try looking at the past Lowe's and HD ads to compare and estimate for this year. I found hiker's pdfs from last year, hope these help!
http://crashsandbox.com/BFAds/2016/Adsc ... ot2016.pdf
http://crashsandbox.com/BFAds/2016/Adsc ... es2016.pdf

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Re: Tools!

Postby headbanger783 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:00 pm

thanks for the info, HD has a Ryobi set with 2 drills saw and light for $129.

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Re: Tools!

Postby bfaddict » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:54 am

Last year HD had a Ryobi 18v 4-tool kit for $119. Came with drill, reciprocating saw, circular saw, work light, two batteries, blades, bits, charger and bag.

They also had some 2-pc drill kits for as low at $99 it looks like. And some drills for $50

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Re: Tools!

Postby bfaddict » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:57 am

sears looks to have a 4 pc craftsman set for $160

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Re: Tools!

Postby cinemike16 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:29 pm

I'm thinking of the $60 Craftsman 19.5v drill/driver from Sears, but not sure, my last one was a Craftsman(18v) and only lasted ~8 yrs before the battery stopped holding a charge. To be fair I only paid $30 for it back then and use it quite a bit so I probably got my money's worth on it. 8)

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Re: Tools!

Postby bfaddict » Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:49 am

8 years seems pretty good!

I keep looking at impact drivers... but I have a good drill so not sure they're THAT special that I should get one?

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Re: Tools!

Postby aarondavidsdad » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:09 am

bfaddict wrote:8 years seems pretty good!

I keep looking at impact drivers... but I have a good drill so not sure they're THAT special that I should get one?


I bought a Dewalt impact driver earlier this year. No regrets buying it. It's fantastic.

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Re: Tools!

Postby Vols44 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:44 am

I know this is an ancient thread, but the title is relevant.

Are posters starting to gravitate towards battery operated tools?

What are your favorite brands?

Which tool(s) come in handy for DIY projects in and around your house?

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Re: Tools!

Postby teknoge3k » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:51 am

I have DeWalt drills and saws around the house. That's about all battery powered that I have.
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Re: Tools!

Postby lwmjr » Sat Jul 06, 2019 4:06 pm

Got the DeWalt 20v, does everything from hanging brackets for blinds to building a deck
I still prefer a power circular saw over the cordless ones, for most cutting, although there is a place for the battery one, if you have small jobs,

I think everyone should have a couple screwdrivers, both flat and phillips, a pair of channel locks, linemans pliers, hammer, hacksaw, crescent wrench.

Most of my collection is craftsman tools, from all the black friday deals :wink:
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Re: Tools!

Postby Vols44 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:11 pm

Bought a corded Dewalt circular sidewinder since I like the 15 amps of power. Got a Dewalt oscillating tool and reciprocating saw on sale since they came with a 5ah and 4ah batteries.

I'm holding off on an impact and hammer drill. Ditto a corded worm drive saw since the make (Skillsaw) rarely gets below $179.


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