Power tool combination kits can provide great value if you know you want a big tool kit and you don’t want to spend the time and money of building it up piece by piece. Plus, when you need multiple cordless power tools, it’s always best to stick with the same battery platform, and a combo kit gets you setup right out of the gate.
Choose a tool combo kit based on the tools, accessories, and power needed. Look for kits that include extra batteries and beware of kits that include tools that can’t be bought separately.
Here are a few of our favorites.
10. Milwaukee M18
The Milwaukee M18 (appx. $360) comes with one extended capacity battery and one compact battery, both of which will reliably power the drill, impact driver and two saws. Everything is relatively lightweight, which is nice for work sessions that last all day.
- Can withstand typical job site abuse
- All devices are cordless
- None are brushless
9. Bosch CLPK420
The Bosch CLPK420 (appx. $418) clearly places a premium on comfort, as the handles on these tools are designed to minimize strain on your hands and arms. Each device is versatile enough to help you access tight, hard-to-reach spaces, as well.
- Saw has a useful auxiliary handle
- Impact driver feels well-balanced
- Flashlight is not high quality
8. DeWalt DCK940D2
The DeWalt DCK940D2 (appx. $819) — a comprehensive nine-tool set — includes an impact driver that generates impressive torque and a circular saw with a carbide blade that can cut two-by-fours at a 45-degree angle in one pass. It’s a nice option for an ambitious homeowner.
- Comes with a job site radio
- Includes a flexible floodlight
- Batteries run out of juice quickly
7. Craftsman C3
The lithium batteries included with the Craftsman C3 (around $148) are designed to charge fully in less than an hour, freeing up more time for productivity. Within this set you’ll find a two-speed drill, a well-balanced circular saw and a helpful owner’s manual.
- Includes a carrying bag
- Metal and wood blades
- Comes with a trim saw
6. Hitachi KC18DG6LPA
Both the hammer drill and the impact driver that come with the Hitachi KC18DG6LPA (around $460) weigh less than four pounds, which will minimize fatigue if you’ll be doing overhead work. The set also contains a handy freestanding flashlight.
- Hammer drill offers ample torque
- Includes six saw blades
- Circular saw cuts fast and smooth
5. Ryobi P884
With the multitool alone, you can do grout work, sand wood and even saw metal using its sturdy blade. That being said, the Ryobi P884 (appx. $240) also comes with five additional items, including an impact driver that provides more torque than you’re likely to require.
- Saw does not vibrate while in use
- 2 powerful batteries
- Work light has a nifty swivel head
4. Porter-Cable 8-Tool
The Porter-Cable 8-Tool (about $249) essentially consolidates the primary components of a carpenter’s truck into one convenient package. In addition to all the usual gear, it also contains an oscillating multitool and a sander to ensure you’re as prepared as possible.
- Jig saw with 3 orbital settings
- Backed by a 3-year warranty
- Suitable for a general contractor
3. Black+Decker BDINF20C
In addition to a few common devices, the Black+Decker BDINF20C (appx. $153) gives you access to a multipurpose inflator, something you’ll be thankful for when it’s time to blow up an air mattress or inflate your kid’s basketball. Everything is lightweight for easy handling.
- Great value for its performance
- Bright digital gauge on inflator
- Quick and simple battery changing
2. DeWalt Max
The DeWalt Max (about $429) is equipped with five 20-volt tools, including a hammer drill with a powerful transmission and a self-tightening chuck. It also includes an LED work light with a rotating head to help you see clearly in dark spaces.
- Comes with a belt hook
- Quality long-lasting battery
- All tools have ergonomic grips
1. Makita XT505
Four reliable, efficient tools and a versatile flashlight make up the Makita XT505 (about $299), which comes with a gear bag for lugging everything around. The circular saw delivers 3,700 rotations per minute, so prepare yourself for some fast cutting.
- Flashlight adjusts to 4 positions
- Reciprocal saw with multiple speeds
- Charger has a built-in fan