Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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.

Ridgid R92008 12V Drill and LED Light Combo Kit Review

Ridgid R92008 12V Drill and LED Light Combo Kit Review

It is a fun day when we get a tool that tests out better then what the box says. This was the case with the Ridgid R92008 12V Drill/Driver and to sweeten the deal they threw in a cool LED light too! With a heavy duty feel, lithium ion batteries, and a pretty compact size, there is a lot to like about this new drill from Ridgid.

Makita LCT203W 10.8-volt Combo Kit review

Makita LCT203W 10.8-volt Combo Kit

With a new trend in sub compact power tools, many manufacturers are coming out with these tiny tool sets. Don’t let the small size of The Makita LCT203W 10.8-Volt Compact Li-Ion Cordless Combo Kit fool you because it packs a pretty big punch. With the Li-Ion battery small size and power to new motor technology, these types of tools are evolving into a new generation of pocket rockets.

Rockwell 18V Lithium Ion Cordless Combo Kit

Rockwell 18V Cordless Drill Combo Kit

In addition to participating in Rockwell’s new Free Batteries for Life program, the new Lithium Ion tools have a compact design, are lightweight, and feature high torque capability and a fast charge time. The new kit includes an 18-volt 1/2-in. drill/driver (#RK2810K2) and an 18-volt, impact driver (#RK2800K2). It also includes an 18-volt lithium-ion battery pack (#RW9161), and 18-volt lithium-ion charger (#RW9162).

Ridgid Fuego R968 18V Compact Combo Kit

Ridgid R968 18V Compact Combo Kit

The Ridgid Fuego 18V Compact Combo is certainly one of the most compact combos we’ve seen to-date on the market. If you measure torque vs. weight, this it has a lot going for it, especially the newly redesigned drill/driver and impact driver. The combo includes two compact lithium batteries, and like all Ridgid tools, it remains compatible with all Ridgid 18V slide-mount Ni-cd or Lithium-ion batteries. These tools also come with the insanely cool Lifetime Service Agreement that guarantees the batteries and tools for life.

Makita LXT702 18 Volt Li-Ion 7-piece Combo Kit Review

Makita LXT702 Combo 7-piece Kit Review

Makita is breaking into the lithium-ion realm with gusto and is offering 8 new 18V li-ion combo kits, from 2-piece kits to full 15-piece master kits that will leaving you wanting for nothing. We took a first look at their latest 7-piece combo kit which includes, among other things, a 1/2-inch hammer drill, a 6.5-inch circular saw, impact driver, reciprocating saw, 4.5-inch angle grinder, flashlight and jobsite radio. This is a robust kit that only leaves off smaller-sized versions of what’s provided here.

Ridgid R969 18V 4 Piece Combo Kit

Ridgid R969 18V 4 Piece Combo Kit Review

The Ridgid R969 18 Volt Lithium-Ion 4 Piece Combo Kit includes a couple of great tools in one affordable package: R86014 Autoshift 1/2″ Drill/Driver, R842303 Impact Driver, R84081 MaxSelect Portable Radio, and the R849 Work Light. Also included in the deal are a heavy-duty contractor’s bag, two battery packs and a smart single battery charger. All the tools come with the standard Rigid 3 year Warranty and Lifetime Service Agreement. For pretty much the price of just the drill and the impact driver, you are getting the other tools as a bonus!