18 Volt Cordless Combo Kit Head to Head
18 Volt Cordless Combo Kit Head to Head
For this head to head we here at Tool Box Buzz requested 5-piece cordless tool kits from the top tool manufacturers, for an evaluation of a brand’s ability to deliver a comprehensive, quality kit of five primary tools, with adequate storage, and a price that (hopefully) saves you money. Ultimately, our goal was to help you navigate the manufacturers, tools, batteries, and sticker prices to guide you to the kit that best fits your needs.
As always we are looking at a wide range of features and characteristics to ensure you have the hard data AND the professional opinion of our crew of contractors to guide your purchase. If you’ve started looking into purchasing a “tool kit” versus purchasing multiple tools individually or bare tools to establish yourself into a new cordless platform, you quickly learned that there is a lot more to consider than just the brand and the size of your kit. Don’t fret, our team of professionals provide a thorough review of each platform and weigh in on the kits to name the coveted best in class. But before we get to that let’s consider some key facets you’ll want to look for in a cordless kit.
How about storage? When it comes to tools, lots of guys will choose one manufacturer over another simply because the tool also comes with a case rather than a bag, or no storage at all. This simple feature, which you often pay for, extends the life of the tool and in general makes the owners life easier. If you are just starting out with a cordless tool collection, storage may be a concern you need to address, since you probably don’t have a ton of tools in your arsenal yet.
Of course, when talking cordless tools, you have to consider batteries. How many? What size? What’s the cost to purchase more? Runtime? Charge time? Battery technology seems to be ever changing right now and can make a big difference in the performance you get, and the price you pay. Thinking long and hard about the platform you’re buying into can really save you from making the wrong choice. Speaking of savings, does a kit really save you a lot of money?
Manufacturers use different SKUs, which stands for Stock Keeping Unit or in laymen’s terms, a distinct/specific item, to build these kits. The saw you get in a kit may not be the exact saw you buy individually, they are different SKUs. And furthermore the price differences may not make the savings worth the sacrifice in quality. These marketing schemes only add to the difficulty of making a truly informed decision. That’s where we here at Tool Box Buzz come in…
This article highlights some great cordless tool kits from the top tool manufacturers for professional contractors or anyone looking to make a worthwhile investment in a cordless tool platform. We selected some complete 5-piece kits, 4-piece kits with an additional add on tools and batteries, and even pieced individual tools together to compile a 5-piece kit.
To review the kits in details click the link(s) below, or you can read on, manufacturers include:
Unlike our past head to head tool comparisons, this test was more about the complete package, not only was the hard data considered but also the soft aspects of each tool kit. We focus our Head to Head’s on intensive professional scrutiny to help you make the best decision on your next investment.
18 Volt Cordless Combo Kit Video Intro
We’ve looked at Circular Saws, Cordless Multi-Tools, and more! With this head to head we’ve taken on a larger investment, an 18-Volt Cordless Combo Kit, consisting of 5 tools; drill, driver, light, recip, and circular saw.
With single tool comparisons you can focus on apple to apple comparisons, pick apart each tool, and choose a clear winner. With this head to head we looked at eight kits, from seven companies, and 40 tools. Ultimately this head to head had so many variables and varying kits that it became difficult to compare them objectively. But still, we deliver our overall professional opinions fairly and objectively on which kit is the best fit, for you. So sit back, enjoy the reviews, and trust the pros.
To see the results click the link(s) below, or you can read on, categories include:
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