Save Money By Getting Your Hands on A Milwaukee Combo Kit
If you’re on the Milwaukee battery platform and want to expand your tool offerings, there’s no better way to jump in headfirst than with the purchase of a combo kit. Whether you’re looking for trade-specific tools or a general starting point for your toolbox, our team put our heads together to pick out the best Milwaukee combo kits available this year.
Best Milwaukee Combo Kit Overall
M18 Fuel Brushless 6-Tool Set
Milwaukee has a 6-piece M18 Fuel combo kit available at The Home Depot that is the best overall if you’re looking to jump into the M18 battery system. Normally, we like what we call a General Contractor’s Kit for starters: hammer drill, impact driver, circular saw, and reciprocating saw. Milwaukee ups the ante by including its high-torque impact wrench which runs around $450 on its own. They even throw in a decent LED work light. All the tools are brushless and this set includes the same 4th generation tools found in the M18 Fuel hammer drill and impact driver combo kit.
- 2904-20 M18 Fuel Hammer Drill
- 2953-20 M18 Fuel Impact Driver
- 2767-20 M18 Fuel 1/2-Inch High-Torque Impact Wrench
- 2821-20 M18 Fuel Sawzall
- 2730 M18 Fuel 6 1/2-Inch Circular Saw
- 2735-20 LED work light
- 2 x XC 5.0Ah batteries
- M18/M12 dual charger
Best M18 Fuel Drilling and Driving Combo Kit
M18 Fuel Gen 4 Hammer Drill and Impact Driver Set 3697-22
A hammer drill and impact driver is the foundational combo kit for any brand. Milwaukee’s flagship M18 Fuel set is now in its 4th generation and features a fantastic combination of size and performance.
The Milwaukee 2904 hammer drill tops out at 2100 RPM and 1400 in-lbs of torque, plus it has an advanced kickback control system. All that and it’s just 6.9 inches long and weighs 4.9 pounds with a 5.0Ah battery.
The Milwaukee 2953 impact driver jumps up in speed to 3900 RPM with 2000 in-lbs of torque, 4400 IPM, and 4 control modes, including an assist mode. It’s just under 4.5 inches long and weighs 3.8 pounds with a 5.0Ah battery.
- 2904-20 M18 Fuel 1/2-inch Hammer Drill/Driver
- 2953-20 M18 Fuel 1/4-Inch Hex Impact Driver
- 2 x 5.0Ah Batteries
- M18 and M12 multi-voltage charger
Best M12 Fuel Drilling and Driving Combo Kit
M12 Fuel Gen 4 Hammer Drill and Impact Driver Set 3697-22
If Milwaukee’s M12 system is more your style, the M12 Fuel flagship combo got an upgrade at the same time as the M18 Fuel set. Now in its 3rd generation, both tools target an increase in power while dropping size.
The Milwaukee 3404 hammer drill now has 400 in-lbs of torque to go with 1550 RPM on the top end. That’s a 14% increase in power, yet the drill drops 0.8 inches off the length down to 5.9 inches. It also has a slight weight reduction a comes in at 2.6 pounds with a 2.0Ah battery.
Shifting over to the Milwaukee 3453 impact driver, it’s a similar story. It picks up 15% more torque, jumping up to 1500 in-lbs. It also gains some speed and now has a max of 3600 RPM. Its size difference isn’t as dramatic, but it’s still compact at 5 inches long. There’s a slight drop in weight as well, sitting right at 2.0 pounds with a 2.0Ah battery.
- 3404-20 M12 Fuel Hammer Drill/Driver
- 3453-20 M12 Fuel Hex Impact Driver
- M12 4.0Ah Battery
- M12 2.0Ah Battery
- M12 Lithium-ion Charger
Best Value Milwaukee Combo Kit
M18 6-Tool Set 2696-26
When it comes to value, we’re looking for the most bang for your buck. For Milwaukee, we turn to their brushed tools that get you onto the M18 platform and let you upgrade later as you see fit. You find some trade-off on top-end performance, but you get a much better price without sacrificing too much.
This 6-tool combo kit shoudl provide a nice basic setup for remodelers and home repair specialists. It includes the drill, impact, driver, and circular saw we like to see in a General Contractor’s Kit. The reciprocating saw is a full-size M18 Sawzall so you can get more work done. You also get an angle grinder and a handy LED light. This kit includes two 3.0Ah XC batteries that you can swap out and charge while you work.
- Milwaukee M18 compact hammer drill/driver (2607-20)
- M18 SAWZALL reciprocating saw (2621-20)
- M18 6 in. circular saw (2630-20)
- Milwaukee M18 impact driver (2656-20)
- M18 cordless 4-1/2 in. cut-off/grinder (2680-20)
- M18 LED work light (2735-20)
- 2 x M18 RedLithium 3.0 Ah XC extended capacity batteries (48-11-1828)
- M18/M12 multi-voltage charger (48-59-1812)
- Contractor bag and accessories
Price: $399 (on sale)
Best Milwaukee Combo Kit for Electricians
Milwaukee built a combo kit specifically with electricians and the electrical boxes they have to install in mind. It starts with the 2677 M18 Force Logic 6-Ton Knockout Tool and a punch/die set that covers 1/2-inch to 4-inch holes. Then it adds the Compact Bandsaw (2829 with single trigger) for good measure.
Of course, you can get the same knockout tool and die set without the band saw for $1600. They also have kits with a rebar bender or even a one-handed reciprocating saw. The choice is yours.
- 2677-20 M18 Force Logic 6T Knockout Tool
- 2829-20 M18 FUEL Compact Band Saw
- M18 2.0Ah Compact Battery
- 1/2-inch to 4-inch punches and dies
- 7/16-inch Exact Draw Stud
- 3/4-inch Exact Draw Stud
- 1 1/8-inch Exact Draw Stud
- 3/4-inch Exact Rapid Reset Draw Stud
- M18/M12 Multi-Volt Charger
- (2) Hard Cases & accessories
Best Milwaukee Combo Kit for Plumbers
M12 Drill Impact Driver Combo Kit with Blower, HackZall, Jig Saw, and Multi-Tool
We LOVE this M12 cordless tool set from Milwaukee. While it doesn’t include any M12 FUEL tools, it simply covers the bases well. No one covers the power tool needs of MEP (maintenance, electrical, and plumbing) like Milwaukee does, and it shows in this well-rounded tool kit. Designed to help plumbers in the rough-in stage of construction, you get just about everything you need without bogging down your rig with larger 18V tools.
The jigsaw takes care of cutting in sinks while the oscillating multi-tool gets you out of jams where other tools sinply don’t cut it (you see what I did there?) A blower always helps as you clean up your jobsite outdoors at the driveway—so we love seeing that included as well. Finally, you get a couple of M12 batteries to keep you running all-day long.
- Milwaukee M12 3/8 in. drill/driver (2407-20)
- M12 1/4 in. hex impact driver (2462-20)
- M12 Hackzall
- Milwaukee M12 jig saw
- M12 oscillating multi-tool
- M12 compact spot blower (extension, wide sweeping, and rubber nozzles)
- 2 x M12 RedLithium CP 1.5 Ah batteries (48-11-2401)
- M12 battery charger (48-59-2401)
- Contractor bag
Best Milwaukee Combo Kit for Automotive
M12 Fuel Impact Wrench and Ratchet Set
We had a hard time deciding which Milwaukee combo kit would be our top pick for mechanics. It came down to the M12 Fuel impact wrench and ratchet set or the M18 Fuel 3 impact wrench set. We’re still not 100% united on the final call, so get both if you can swing it.
The M12 Fuel set includes Milwaukee’s impressive 3/8-inch stubby impact wrench that boasts 250 ft-lbs of torque. Alongside it, you have two M12 Fuel 3/8 ratchets: a standard and an extended reach. Both reach 200 RPM and have 55 ft-lbs of torque, so you get the same performance characteristics as you switch between them.
- 2554-20 M12 Fuel Stubby 3/8-inch Impact Wrench
- 2557-20 M12 Fuel 3/8-inch Ratchet
- 2560-20 M12 Fuel 3/8-inch Extended-Reach Ratchet
- M12 2.0Ah Battery
- M12 4.0Ah Battery
- M12 Charger
Best Milwaukee Combo Kit for Lawn Care
M18 Fuel 5-Tool Lawn Care Set
Milwaukee broke into lawn care years ago and the launch of the M18 Fuel self-propelled mower in 2022 gave them a complete setup. You can get your hands on everything you need to get started with battery powered lawn care with a 5-tool kit available at The Home Depot. It includes the mower, Quik-Lok string trimmer, hedge trimmer, blower, and chainsaw. This Milwaukee combo kit also includes an 8.0Ah High Output and a pair of 12.0Ah High Output batteries, plus a dual-port rapid charger and a single-port M18/M12 rapid charger.
Going with the Quik-Lok string trimmer rather than the standard model is a good call—you can easily add the edger, pole saw, brush, or other attachments as you see fit.
- 2823-20 M18 Fuel Mower
- 2825-20 M18 Fuel Power Head with Quik-Lok
- 49-16-2717 M18 Fuel Quik-Lok String Trimmer Attachment
- 2724-20 M18 Fuel Blower
- 2726-20 M18 Fuel 24-inch Hedge Trimmer
- 2727-20 M18 Fuel 16-inch Chainsaw
- M18 RedLithium High Output 8.0Ah Battery
- (2) M18 RedLithium High Output 12.0Ah Batteries
- M18 Dual-Bay Rapid Charger
- M18/M12 Rapid Charger
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