There are a variety of different cordless tool set models available nowadays. Some of them are a combination of several different types of cordless power tools, others are a combination of cordless devices and hand tools and some of them are in between these two. All of that can make it hard for people to determine which set is the best cordless tool set out there. Fortunately, I’ve sorted it all out and have come up with a few models that I consider to be the best ones available. While not everyone of these sets are perfect for everyone, I’m sure that everyone can find at least one set that suits them. So without further ado, here are the best cordless tool set brands currently available.
9. Porter Cable 6-Tool Combo Kit (PCCK617L6)
Designed to give consumers the tools they need to get a variety of jobs done, this combo tool set features 6 exciting tools that can be used for all kinds of different projects. It has a 1/4-inch hex impact driver, a reciprocal saw, a circular saw, an oscillating tool, a 1/2-inch drill/driver, a charger, two batteries and a USB charger all in a kit bag. These high-performance tools are backed by a 3-year limited warranty and are manufactured to be lightweight and easy-to-use. This makes this set a good set for not only homeowners but anyone who needs to keep a variety of tools close at hand.
8. Porter Cable 8-Tool Combo Kit (PCCK619L8)
This 8-piece tool kit has a number of tools which are useful for any job site or for use at home. Included in the kit is an impact driver, a drill driver, jig saw, tiger saw, multi-tool, circular saw, flashlight, grinder, two batteries, a charger and two kit bags. Its 1/4-inch hex impact provides 1,450-in-lbs of max torque and up to 3,100 BPM or 2,800 RPM. This kit uses 20V Max lithium batteries which delivers performance and can be used with any of the tools in this kit. And all of the tools in this set are also ergonomically designed to be comfortable and easy to use.
7. Bosch 2-Tool Combo Kit (CLPK22-120)
This cordless kit comes with two important tools, a 12-volt drill driver and a 12-volt impact driver. The impact driver can achieve 2,600 RPM and has a short head length with variable speed. It also comes with a 3/8-inch drill/driver that weighs just over two pounds and is designed for professional use. Also included with this kit are two rechargeable batteries, a charger and a carrying case that can hold all of the tools. This makes this set useful for around the home, for use in the garage or for taking out on professional jobs.
6. Ryobi One+ Tool Set (P884)
This particular combo tool kit comes with a handy contractor’s bag, a charger, two lithium-ion batteries and six power tools. The tools include a variable speed reciprocating saw with a 7/8-inch stroke length, a circular saw with a 5.5-inch blade capable of 4,700 RPM with no load, a drill/driver with a 1/2-inch chuck and a 0-1,600 RPM no-load speed, an impact driver with a 0-3,200 RPM no-load speed, and a Job Plus Base with multi-tool attachment. It’s a variety of tools designed to give the user what they need when they need it.
5. Dewalt 4-Piece Combo Kit (DCK425C)
Four tools, a bag to hold it all in and a charger are what consumers can expect to find in this cordless combo kit. The tools include an 18-Volt compact drill/driver with a 1/2-inch chuck, a reciprocating saw with key-less blade clamp, an 18-Volt impact driver which delivers 1,300 in-lbs of torque and a speed of 0-2,400 RPM, and a pivoting head flashlight which can be used to cast light into just about any area and any direction. This kit also has two 18-Volt batteries which charge quickly and provides adequate power to run any of the tools in this combo set.
4. Black & Decker Matrix 6-Piece Cordless Set With Case (BDCDMT1206KITC)
This kit contains a useful assortment of tools which provide just about everything a DIY enthusiast would need. This set contains power unit which can be converted into a wide variety of different tools. Included in this set are a drill/driver attachments, a detail sander attachments, a jigsaw attachment, an oscillating saw attachment, a jigsaw blade, an impact driver attachment, a router attachment, a screwdriver bit and a sanding platen. This kit also comes with a 20-Volt MAX lithium-ion battery, a charger and it’s all packed in a stylish looking case. It’s a kit that can make itself welcome to any homeowner’s tool collection.
3. Milwaukee Cordless Combination Tool Kit (2494-22 M12)
Produced to give users the two most common tools they’ll need, this toolkit contains both a drill/driver and a hex impact driver, along with a battery charger, two 12-Volt lithium-ion batteries, and a durable contractor’s bag to hold it all together. The 3/8-inch drill/driver is capable of reaching speeds up to 1,500 RPM and has a twenty position clutch to adjust the torque up to a maximum of 275 inch-pounds. The 1/4-inch hex impact driver has a speed of up to 2,500 RPM and delivers 1,000 inch-pounds of torque. All of which makes this kit useful for both amateur and professional contractors.
2. Hitachi 18-Volt Combo Kit (KC18DGL)
While this kit doesn’t have the number of tools that comparable cordless tool kits do, it can be used for a lot of home or work projects. It comes with an 18-Volt cordless driver drill which can produce 400 inch-pounds of torque and yet only weighs 3.7-pounds. The 18-Volt impact driver can deliver up to 1,280 inch-pounds and is designed to handle stubborn bolts and screws. Also included in this kit are two lithium-ion slide batteries, a durable carrying bag and a Phillips #2 driver bit. Both of the tools are backed by Hitachi’s lifetime tool warranty and its batteries are backed by a 2-year warranty.
1. Dewalt 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion Tool Combo Kit
This combo kit comes with 5 very useful tools and a number of supporting items that make it useful for both amateur and professional workers. It has a 1/2-inch hammer drill, a reciprocating saw, a 1/4-inch impact driver, a 6.5-inch circular saw and an LED work light. It also has two 20-Volt MAX lithium-ion 3.0Ah battery packs, a fast charger, a belt hook, a carbide tipped blade and a contractor blade. A collection of some of the more popular and useful tools available and all designed according to Dewalt quality standards. Which makes it a useful collection for taking to the job site or for using in your home workshop.
Cordless Tool Set Buying Guide
Let’s face facts, buying cordless tools can be expensive. This is especially true if a person is trying to buy each tool individually. Buying tools one piece at a time can add hundreds of dollars to the final price tag, so most consumers are probably going to want to buy a cordless toolset. That’s because by buying one of these sets the consumer can save themselves a ton of money in the process, which is a plus for most people.
Unfortunately, it’s not always easy for many people to figure out which toolset is the best cordless toolset for their needs, which is why we’ve decided to write this article. In this guide, we hope to help our readers decide which cordless toolset is right for them. After all, everyone has different needs and what works for one person may not necessarily work for another. Having said that, let’s get started and dig into the meat and bones of this article.
Step One: Decide On What You Need
Before anyone can buy a cordless toolset, they’re going to want to take an honest assessment of what they need. That’s because these sets range from very basic to ones that have a lot of tools in them. And that’s true even of different toolsets made by the same company. For example, Makita offers a 2-piece toolset that features an impact driver, a driver drill, a bag, and a charger. They also offer a 5-piece toolset that features a hammer driver-drill, an impact driver, a variable speed reciprocal saw, a 6.5-inch circular saw, a 4-position flashlight, a bag, and a charger. As it can be clearly seen, different people will few each of these different sets quite differently.
Step Two: Think About The Battery
Another thing to give careful consideration to is whether the tool-set comes with a battery and if it does, what type of battery it is. There are quite a few combo tool-kits that require the consumer to buy a battery separately, so if you don’t like that idea, then you might want to skip those sets. The power of the battery is also an important consideration. For tougher jobs, it’s important to purchase a battery with enough power to get the job done. And finally, it’s important to consider what type of battery the toolset uses. Let’s examine some of the more common cordless battery types and find out a little bit more about them.
Nickel Cadmium Batteries
Nickel-cadmium batteries have been around for a long time now, and there’s a good reason that’s the case. That’s because they’re tough and not only have a lot of charge cycles but also can hold up to shock and minor impacts. They’re also less likely to be damaged by a deep-discharge, unlike both Nickel-metal hybrid batteries and lithium-ion batteries. Unfortunately, because they’re some of the first cordless batteries developed, they are also the heaviest of the batteries available. Below are the pros and cons of these batteries at a glance.
- Usually has a 1,000+ charge cycle
- Has a fast charge time
- Very durable and extremely tough
- Capacity is only about 1.2 Ah to 2.4 Ah
- Require regular maintenance to maintain
- May develop “battery memory” if not properly maintained
Nickel Metal Hydride Batteries
These batteries generally cost more than nickel-cadmium (NiCd) batteries, but they’re also more advanced. They generally have a larger capacity, are better for the environment when they’re disposed of, and they weight less than NiCd. Unfortunately, they also have a few negatives, too. They’re sensitive to temperature extremes and they’re more sensitive to being dropped or being damaged from being dropped. Below are some things to think about when buying tools with these types of batteries.
- They have a larger capacity than NiCd batteries
- They charge quickly
- Has a decent cycle lifespan
- Need to be properly maintained with a deep discharge every 90-days
- Sensitive to shocks and temperature extremes
These types of batteries are the newest arrivals to the cordless tool scene. Tools that use these batteries are the easiest to find because these types of batteries provide the user with a lot of different features. They are available in large capacities, have little to no battery-memory effect, and don’t require the maintenance that some batteries require. Below is a summary of their pros and cons.
- Capacity levels of 3-Ah or higher
- Doesn’t require monthly maintenance
- Has no battery-memory effect
- More expensive than other batteries
- A lifespan of only 500 charges
Step Three: Consider The Price
The last thing for anyone to consider is how much they want to spend on a new cordless toolset. They come in a variety of different price ranges, so it’s important for consumers to choose one of these toolsets that not only has the tools they need and the batteries that they need it to have, but also the one that fits in best with their budget. In that way, they can assure that they purchase the best cordless toolset for their needs.