Yesterday was a cool gift for the people who love their food or want an easy way to make their cooking better, but now we are back to power tools. So let's kick off the 12 Day of Christmas, Day 2 with something that makes sense, a logical choice. Power tool combo kits are for our day 2 gift guide.
Previous Gift Guide Days
- Day 1 – Trager Grill
12 Days of Christmas Gift Guide – Day 2
Milwaukee Combo Kit
- Name – Milwaukee M18 FUEL Brushless Hammer Drill and Impact Driver
- Model – 2997-22
- Price – $399
- Where to Buy – The Home Depot
- Reviews – Milwaukee Power Tools
Dewalt Combo Kit
- Name – DEWALT 20V MAX XR Cordless Drill and Impact Driver
- Model – DCK283D2
- Price – $249
- Where to Buy – Amazon
- Reviews – Dewalt Power Tools
Makita Combo Kit
- Name – Makita 18V LXT Sub-Compact Brushless 2-Pc. Combo Kit
- Model – CX200RB
- Price – $195
- Where to Buy – Amazon
- Reviews – Makita Power Tool Reviews
Why a Combo Kit Makes the Perfect Gift
Combo kits make the perfect gift for a variety of reasons. First, the three combo kits above all have the most commonly used tools, the drill, and the impact driver. So if someone is looking to get into a line of power tools, this is a great way to get them started. Second, if someone has a tool line but still might be using the old battery technology, this is a great way to move them to a newer, more powerful technology with Lithium-Ion batteries.
While there are a lot of power tool manufacturers on the market, I included three popular ones above and what I think are great tools to invest in, Milwaukee, Dewalt, and Makita. All three have a ton of tools in their 18/20V platform so it's easy to expand and buy things like saws, impact wrenches and more. Second, these are all professional tools which mean they are built like tanks, so your investment in a platform that will not only perform but will be durable over the years.
The above combo kits are all compact models that are all awesome. Don't think because they are compact and smaller, that they aren't powerful. Trust me when I saw that these will complete 90% of the work you need. From drilling large diameter holes to working with large fasteners, these tools will not it all out of the park. Now if you are mixing concrete, mortar or heavy-duty applications like that on a daily basis, sure go with something else. But these will mix concrete and more from time to time without any issues.
Bottom line, a combo kit is a great way to get someone into a platform or move them to the modern-day technology. Milwaukee, Dewalt, and Makita all offer awesome kits, with plenty of power and will allow you to expand into other tools.