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Good deal on some heavy duty Milwaukee cordless power tools
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: February 28, 2006 10:16PM
Milwaukee is promoting their new line of v28 cordless tools. These are 28 volt Li-Ion tools, so they weigh about as much as 18V NiCads but have much more power. Till March 31, Milwaukee is offering a free V28 tool (circ saw, sawzall, hammer drill or impact wrench) when you buy one of the tool kits (which include 2 batteries and a charger). The applicable tool kits are those same tools I mentioned, plus a bandsaw.

It’s a good deal. Amazon currently has the kits hovering around $418 (see, because there's a $50 coupon that would kick in at $420) but Toolking and Hechinger have most of the kits at around $370. Meanwhile, the bare tools are priced at about $200 per, but the impact wrench seems to go for about $250.

So, you could get one of the lower priced kits at $370, and get the $250 impact wrench free.

Then, while you're at it, Amazon has a good deal on the Sawzall tool only, at $120. I don't think that price will last. A person could put together a nice combo kit of their own choosing for a ridiculously low price.

A couple notes:

First, Amazon offers a 110% price match, but only to places that have brick & mortar stores. And I've never gotten them to match a price and let me use a coupon, though others claim it has worked for them.

Second, cordless tools are neat but they really aren't for everybody, and these monsters are for nobody but professionals. Batteries don't last forever, so you need to get a lot of use to make these worth the price. Replacement batteries are currently $150 apiece, so as is usually the case, you'd be better off buying a new kit if it came to that. Unlike my grandpa's old Skil 77, there's no way these tools will still be usable in 2020.

[www.milwaukeetool.com]
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Re: Good deal on some heavy duty Milwaukee cordless power tools
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 28, 2006 10:50PM
By 2020 increasingly severe weather patterns will make wood framed houses obsolete and any survivors will be building ferrocement domes. :-)

On the other hand I'm still using a Panasonic 12V cordless drill I bought in '93 or so, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. Good deal, though. Thanks!



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/28/2006 10:59PM by Refurbvirgin.
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Re: Good deal on some heavy duty Milwaukee cordless power tools
Posted by: lafinfil
Date: February 28, 2006 11:03PM
Refurbvirgin Wrote:
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> By 2020 increasingly severe weather patterns will
> make wood framed houses obsolete and any survivors
> will be building ferrocement domes. :-)
>
> On the other hand I'm still using a Panasonic 12V
> cordless drill I bought in '93 or so, and it's
> showing no signs of slowing down. Good deal,
> though. Thanks!
>
>
>
> Edited 1 times. Last edit at 02/28/06 11:59PM by
> Refurbvirgin.



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Re: Good deal on some heavy duty Milwaukee cordless power tools
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 28, 2006 11:45PM
leave it to a guy named Johnson to post about a tool he likes.
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Re: Good deal on some heavy duty Milwaukee cordless power tools
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: February 28, 2006 11:48PM
Trying out a new sig', 'fil?

After Katrina anyone that builds stick-frame is a fool.
[www.monolithic.com]
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Re: Good deal on some heavy duty Milwaukee cordless power tools
Posted by: Mike Johnson
Date: March 01, 2006 01:30AM
Ah, see, but it takes somebody like me to say, You know what? The biggest tools shouldn't be handled by amateurs. Let a pro do it.
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Re: Good deal on some heavy duty Milwaukee cordless power tools
Posted by: Stavs
Date: March 01, 2006 06:14AM
I am by no means a pro, and I suck even more as an amateur, but I still buy Milwaukee. I'll pay for the quality and figure out a way to break'em!
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Re: Good deal on some heavy duty Milwaukee cordless power tools
Posted by: Refurbvirgin
Date: March 01, 2006 07:57AM
Sawzall: $370
[www.nextag.com]

Hammerdrill: $365-370
[store.yahoo.com]
[www.nextag.com]

Bandsaw: $390
[www.nextag.com]

Circular saw: $370
[www.nextag.com]

Impact wrench: $420
[www.nextag.com]

He who dies with the most tools wins!
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