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Cordless Combo Kit Reviews

Our cordless combo kit reviews cover all battery platforms and voltages, including 12V, 18V, and 36V. We test all major tool brands and look for combo kits that address the most common needs. Also, we take into account the varied trades. That leads us to do cordless combo kit reviews which cater to specific needs. This might include a kit with an oscillating multi-tool instead of a traditional reciprocating saw. Other kits include one-handed reciprocating saws or even cordless grinders. The right choice often depends on whether you’re upgrading, replacing, or starting fresh. Cordless Combo Kit Reviews for All Trades When taking on cordless combo kit reviews, we may cover two-tool kits all the way up to kits with 5 tools or more. As manufacturers release new kits we step in to see whether they present a particular advantage or savings to the professional contractor or tradesman. More often than not, cordless combo kits are a great way to jumpstart an upgrade. They also do well when replacing tools that have grown long in the tooth.

Review9.5(out of 10)
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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Combo Kit Review 2997-22

Earlier this year our team got to use the new Milwaukee M18 Fuel combo kit (2997-22). This is a 2-tool kit which includes the M18 Fuel 1/2″ Hammer Drill (2804-20) and M18 Fuel impact driver (2853-20). While getting a short amount of time with these at the 2018 Milwaukee media event, taking them in-house allows […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Combo Kit

Makita 18V Sub-Compact Combo Kit Review

The Makita CX200RB 18V LXT Sub-Compact Combo Kit is making us rethink the natural order of things when it comes to cordless power tools. Until now, there has always been a clear delineation between 18-volt and 12-volt tools. 18-volt tools have the most power and were built for heavy-duty applications while 12-volt tools are lightweight, […]

Kobalt tools 24V Max brushless tools

Kobalt Tools 24V Max Brushless Tools

I know what you’re thinking. 24V Max—what’s that? Don’t worry, it’s not another iteration of 20V vs 18V tools. Kobalt tools has actually added another cell to its battery packs and completely redesigned their entire cordless power tool lineup. With the Kobalt Tools 24V Max Brushless Tools, they’re going for more power, longer run-time, and […]

Makita 12V MAX Lithium-Ion Tool Series (Makita FD07R1 Hammer Drill)

Makita 12V Max CXT System Advances to Next Generation

Makita 12V Max CXT System to Welcome Brushless Models The Makita 12V Max CXT System came out with a slide style battery pack and ushered in a season of focus on 12 volt tools for Makita. The next generation is here, along with new brushless models. For this line, the focus is all about compact, ergonomic design and […]

Review7.3(out of 10)
Makita 12V Max CXT 2-Tool Kit Feature

Makita 12V Max CXT 2-Tool Kit Review

Do 12V cordless tools really have a place in the professional’s tool box? Ummm… yeah! Some people write off 12V tools as being the DIY version of the professional grade cordless models, but that’s simply not the case. Tools like the new Makita 12V Max CXT 2-Tool Kit offer compact, lightweight performance with the same […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
DeWalt DCK296M2 Featured Image

DeWalt DCK296M2 Hammer Drill & Impact Driver Kit

DeWalt 20V MAX XR Lithium Ion Brushless Premium Hammerdrill & Impact Driver Combo Kit Combo kits like the DeWalt DCK296M2 have traditionally been available with a standard drill to pair with an impact driver. Considering how much sense they make I’m sure many of you have already committed the extra space in your tool box […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Milwaukee 2897-22 M18 Fuel Kit Featured 4

Milwaukee 2897-22 M18 Fuel 2-Tool Combo Kit Review

Coming off our updated best cordless drill article, we’re beginning to take a closer look at some of the individual tools. These represent some of the most powerful drill drivers and combos available. This time, we got our hands on the new Milwaukee 2897-22 M18 Fuel 2-Tool Combo Kit. It features a compact hammer drill with anything but […]

Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Compact Hammer Drill Driver Feature

Ridgid Gen5X Brushless Tools Are Coming!

Ridgid Makes the Long-Awaited Jump to Brushless Motors and Jumps Up in  Battery Capacity Here at PTR, we thought for sure that the post-X4 tools were going to result in the Ridgid Gen5X Brushless line. We were a little disappointed when they came out as brushed – but with significant power increases over the X4. […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Milwaukee M18 Compact Brushless Combo Kit Feature

Milwaukee M18 Compact Brushless Combo Kit Review – 2799-22CX

The hammer drill and impact driver combo kit has become more popular in the past year or so, supplanting the drill/impact driver kit among professionals. Why? Simply because the hammer drill offers everything you get in a traditional drill/driver with the ability to drive fasteners in concrete and masonry applications. It’s no surprise that Milwaukee […]

Senco Cordless Drywall Promo Kit

Senco Cordless Drywall Promo Kit (DS215-SR10) Preview

Here at Pro Tool Reviews, we’ve got a soft spot for Senco. We give a lot of love to their pneumatic products – both their nailers and compressors are excellent. A recent review of the SHF200 Flooring Nailer left us duly impressed. What often gets overlooked is their cordless tools. It’s been a while (2012 to […]