Best Brushless Power Tool Combo Kit Buying Guide

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Finding the best brushless power tool combo kit isn’t easy. There are all kinds of kit options for power tools out there. When starting out, many Pros look closely at 5- and 6-tool kits that get them a ton of tools in one fell swoop. The truth is, you can find brushless combo kits in just about any size. Smaller kits tend to miss one tool or another that Pros want to have on hand.


When we set out to find the overall best power tool combo kit, Milwaukee and Makita ended up with an unfair advantage. We set our goal at looking at kits containing a drill, impact driver, circular saw, and reciprocating saw (whenever possible). DeWalt and others also have kits like this, and typically they add a work light. We also find crazy tool deals throughout the year that offer discounts and even free bare tools—so keep your eyes peeled for those opportunities as well.

All kits in this list use brushless motors. That guarantees extended runtime and the ability for these tools to power through most tasks without slowing down or letting up. What’s most exciting about comparing these three kits is that even though there are some differences, none of them are disappointing.

Best Brushless Power Tool Combo Kit Overall

Makita XT707PT 18V LXT 7‑Pc Kit (5.0Ah)

Makita XT707PT 18V 7pc brushless combo kit

Makita takes the top spot in a race that’s hotly contested at nearly every point of consideration. In the end, its balance of performance, ergonomics, and price gives it an advantage over the others. Even though you can expect to spend around $1039 for this kit, you really do get some excellent tools that perform near the top of the pack.

For anyone already enamored with Makita, this kit makes for a great way to accelerate your collection with some solid high-performance tools. Add in a Makita X-Lock oscillating multi-tool and perhaps a jigsaw to round out your collection.


We Also Recommend:

  • Milwaukee M18 FUEL 6-Tool Combo Kit
  • DeWalt 20V Max XR 6-Tool Combo Kit

Best Brushless Power Tool Combo Kit for Performance

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Brushless 6-Tool Kit

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Brushless 6-Tool Kit

Milwaukee takes first in overall performance—even if the $1199 price on this kit might give you sticker shock. Each tool in this kit falls close to the top in our head-to-head testing. It’s the consistent first and second-place finishing that puts this best brushless power tool combo kit a notch above the others.

You can get cheaper Milwaukee combo kits—but this one holds the FUEL designation with top-tier tools. If you want to start out with some really strong Milwaukee brushless power tools, getting right into the M18 FUEL line makes a ton of sense.

We Also Recommend:

  • Makita 18V LXT Lithium‑Ion Brushless Cordless 6‑Pc. Combo Kit (5.0Ah)
  • DeWalt 20V Max XR 6-Tool Combo Kit

Best Brushless Power Tool Combo Kit for Ergonomics

DeWalt DCK695P2 20V Compact Brushless 6-tool Kit

DeWalt DCK695P2 6-tool brushless combo kit

DeWalt and Makita go toe to toe when it comes to ergonomics. Makita tends to be more compact and lighter while DeWalt tends to fit better in the hand. At the end of the day, the difference between the two may come down to simple preference. DeWalt just gets the slight advantage for me, and this compact 6-pc combo kit feels strong for the price. For around $879, you get some really solid tools, including their compact reciprocating saw that gets you into tight spaces without sacrificing power.

Milwaukee’s design has more of that “Nothing But Heavy Duty” feel to it with handle designs that aren’t quite as polished and use slightly heavier construction.

We Also Recommend:

  • Makita 18V LXT Lithium‑Ion Brushless Cordless 6‑Pc. Combo Kit (5.0Ah)
  • Milwaukee M18 FUEL LITHIUM-ION 6-Tool Combo Kit

Best Brushless Power Tool Combo Kit for the Money

DeWalt 20V Max 10-Tool Kit

DeWalt 20V 10-tool cordless power tool combo kit

This 10-tool brushless power tool combo kit from DeWalt gives you a ridiculous number of tools. If it’s value you’re looking for, the $599 price tag almost seems too good to be true. Add to that the fact that you get all of the core tools—circ saw, impact driver, drill, and full-size reciprocating saw—and this should be your starting point to build out your DeWalt cordless power tool collection.

Almost nobody competes with this pricing—proving that DeWalt really wants to encourage people to jump on its platform.

We Also Recommend:

  • Makita 18V LXT Lithium‑Ion Brushless Cordless 6‑Pc. Combo Kit (5.0Ah)
  • Milwaukee M18 FUEL LITHIUM-ION 6-Tool Combo Kit

Best Brushless Power Tool Combo Kit Warranty

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Brushless 6-Tool Kit

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Brushless 6-Tool Kit

Milwaukee takes first in overall performance—even if the $1199 price on this kit might give you sticker shock. Each tool in this kit falls close to the top in our head-to-head testing. It’s the consistent first and second-place finishing that puts this best brushless power tool combo kit a notch above the others.

You can get cheaper Milwaukee combo kits—but this one holds the FUEL designation with top-tier tools. If you want to start out with some really strong Milwaukee brushless power tools, getting right into the M18 FUEL line makes a ton of sense.

We Also Recommend:

  • DeWalt 20V Max XR 6-Tool Combo Kit
  • Makita 18V LXT Lithium‑Ion Brushless Cordless 6‑Pc. Combo Kit (5.0Ah)

DeWalt DCK695P2 20V 6-Tool Brushless Combo Kit Details

DeWalt DCK695P2 6-tool brushless combo kit
  • Model Number:  DeWalt DCK695P2
  • Price: $879
  • Warranty: 3 years limited

Pros: Outstanding ergonomics, full brushless kit, Very Good hammer drill, Outstanding circular saw and impact driver, the deep lineup of 20V Max tools, brushless oscillating multi-tool included, 5.0 AH batteries

Cons: Warranty could be longer, and the reciprocating saw is a weak area for DeWalt

The Bottom Line: Performance specs are one thing, but head-to-head testing doesn’t lie. DeWalt took first place in our Impact Driver Shootout and is the top performer among the three circular saws in this group in a shootout as well. DeWalt also offers the only 7-1/4″ circular saw in this group of kits. While the kitted drill doesn’t have the same level of torque as Milwaukee and Makita, it’s still a solid performer.

The weak spot for this kit is the compact reciprocating saw. Its stroke speed falls well below the others. DeWalt reciprocating saws also aren’t exactly known for their vibration control and cutting speed. Still, you get a compact model that will help you get in some tighter spots.

DeWalt breaks away from the angle grinder bonus tool and adds an oscillating multi-tool instead. That’s a move that contractors who focus more on trim work will really like.

DeWalt 20V Max XR Brushless 3-Speed Hammer Drill

  • Model: DeWalt DCD996
  • Speed: 0 – 450 / 0 – 1300 / 0 – 2000 RPM
  • Torque: 840 in-lbs.
  • Impact Rate: 38,250 BPM
  • Weight: 4.3 lbs

DeWalt 20V Max XR Brushless 3-Speed Impact Driver

  • Model: DeWalt DCF887
  • Speed: 0 – 1000 / 0 – 2800 / 0 – 3250 RPM
  • Impact Rate: 0 – 3800 IPM
  • Torque: 1825 in.lbs.
  • Weight: 2.0 lbs

20V Max XR Brushless 7-1/4″ Circular Saw

  • Model: DeWalt DCS570
  • Speed: 5,200 RPM
  • Blade Size: 7-1/4″
  • Weight: 7.5 lbs

DeWalt 20V Max XR Brushless Compact Reciprocating Saw

  • Model: DeWalt DCS367
  • Speed: 0 – 2900 SPM
  • Stroke Length: 1-1/8″
  • Weight: 5.0 lbs

Additional Tools

Makita XT707PT 18V LXT Brushless 7‑Pc Kit Details

Makita XT707PT 18V 7pc brushless combo kit
  • Model Number:  Makita XT611PT
  • Price: $1039
  • Warranty: 3 years limited

Pros: Outstanding ergonomics, full brushless kit, Excellent circular saw and impact driver, Outstanding reciprocating saw and hammer drill, deep lineup of 18V LXT tools, brushless angle grinder included, 5.0 AH batteries

Cons: Warranty could be longer

The Bottom Line: There’s really not a bad tool in this group, though the grinder will be the one that is the most limited. Makita edges out Milwaukee head to head with their hammer drill and their two reciprocating saws earn the same rating from our Pros.

The impact driver ranks the lowest among these three kits, but that’s only because one of them had to. It’s an excellent model and well ahead of most other brands.

Makita 18V LXT Brushless 1/2″ Hammer Driver‑Drill

  • Model: Makita XPH07Z
  • Speed: 0 – 550 / 0 – 2,100 RPM
  • Torque: 1,090 in-lbs.
  • Impact Rate: 0 – 31,500 BPM
  • Weight: 5.9 lbs

Makita 18V LXT Quick‑Shift Mode 3‑Speed Impact Driver

  • Model: Makita XDT14Z
  • Speed: 0 – 1,100 / 0 – 2,100 / 0 – 3,600 RPM
  • Impact Rate: 0 – 1,100 / 0 – 2,600 / 0 – 3,800
  • Torque: 1,550 in.lbs.
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs

18V LXT Lithium‑Ion Brushless Cordless 6‑1/2″ Circular Saw

  • Model: Makita XSH03Z
  • Speed: 5,000 RPM
  • Blade Size: 6-1/2″
  • Weight: 7.3 lbs

Makita 18V LXT XRJ05 Brushless Reciprocating Saw

  • Model: Makita XRJ05Z
  • Speed: 0 – 2,300 / 0 – 3,000 SPM
  • Stroke Length: 1-1/4″
  • Weight: 8.2 lbs

Additional Tools

  • Makita XAG04Z Angle Grinder
  • Makita DML802 LED Flashlight
  • XRM06B Bluetooth Jobsite Radio
  • (2) 5.0Ah Battery (BL1850B)
  • Dual Port Charger (DC18RD)

Milwaukee 2998-27 M18 FUEL 7-Tool Brushless Combo Kit Details

milwaukee brushless tool combo kit 2998-27
  • Model Number:  Milwaukee 2998-27
  • Price: $1,099
  • Warranty: 5 years limited

Pros: Outstanding reciprocating saw, excellent impact driver, circular saw, and hammer drill, 5.0 Ah batteries, brushless angle grinder included, deep M18 product line, 5-year warranty on tools, full brushless FUEL kit

Cons: Price is high compared to the closest competition

The Bottom Line: Like Makita, you’re going to be the most limited by the grinder in this group, but it’s still a tool worth owning. The hammer drill comes in just behind Makita and the impact driver is a close second to DeWalt. All things considered, there’s nearly no difference in rating between Milwaukee and Makita with their recip saws.

Milwaukee has the best cordless circular saw available in the 6-1/2″ class, but DeWalt moves well ahead of it with its new 7-1/4″ DCS570. The only real negative for Milwaukee’s kit is that it costs considerably more than both competitors. But your tools carry 2 more years of warranty and arguably have a slightly better build.

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 1/2″ Hammer Drill/Driver

  • Model: Milwaukee 2804-20
  • Speed: 0-550/0-2,000 RPM
  • Torque: 1,200 in-lbs
  • Impact Rate: 32,000 BPM
  • Weight: 3.5 lbs

Milwaukee M18 FUEL 1/4″ Hex Impact Driver

  • Model: Milwaukee 2853-20
  • Speed: 0-3,000 RPM
  • Impact Rate: 3700 IPM
  • Torque: 1,800 in-lbs
  • Weight: 2.1 lbs

M18 FUEL 6-1/2″ Circular Saw

  • Model: Milwaukee 2730-20
  • Speed: 5,000 RPM
  • Blade Size: 6-1/2″
  • Weight: 6.5 lbs

Milwaukee M18 FUEL SAWZALL Reciprocating Saw

  • Model: Milwaukee 2720-20
  • Speed: 0-3,000 SPM
  • Stroke Length: 1-1/8″
  • Weight: 7.4 lbs

Additional Tools

  • Milwaukee 2780-20 Grinder
  • Milwaukee 2735-20 Work Light
  • (2) M18 REDLITHIUM XC5.0 Extended Capacity Battery Pack
  • M18 & M12 Multi-Voltage Charger

Why a Brushless Power Tool Combo Kit?

Brushless motors in cordless tools have several advantages. First, they have less maintenance since there are no carbon brushes to change. They also run cooler and offer a longer lifespan than brushed models. But probably most importantly, they extend runtime as much as 50% over brushed motors and often come with a performance boost.

For Pros, the era of brushless motors is here and it’s time to get on board.

Disagree With Our Choices?

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