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Appears that they are all 12-volt.

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Most of these are great prices! I own a set of Milwaukee 12V Drill/Drive and Impact Driver and love them. They lithium battery lasts forever, and for most projects you would do at home, 12V is more than enough, especially with the impact driver. Be careful with some of the combos (some of them are throwing in a tape measure for about $20 extra, which is no deal, save the money for an extra battery or bits or something). Also, Milwaukee's warranty is longer than most other big name competitors (5 years).

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Popular Mechanics has a article on these 12 Volt drivers, comparing which were the best. Milwaukee was hands down the winner. These are good for small projects and tight spaces. I know the manual says not to use your driver like a drill but really, they are the best for screwing in anything. Even small screws.

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12Volt is for light duty, as has been pointed out. More than sufficient for home use but for heavy or commercial jobs, 18V is minimum.

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If it's not corded, I don't want it. Even the 18V stuff can't hold a candle to a corded drill, and my drill will work for decades. Find me an 18V battery that will still hold a full charge when I hand the tools down to my kids in 20 years.

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@choppercharles: I have 18V Rigid drills. Free lifetime service agreement provides replacement batteries for life. In the past 10 years, I've had to replace each set of batteries for my two drills one time. The only thing I've ever found them unable to handle was mixing 3 gallons of thinset with a 5 gallon bucket drill mixer. But even then, I burned out the motor on a corded drill.

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I'm a mostly non-handy guy, but every once in a while need to work on a project with the kids. I'm not necessarily looking for something to last 20 or even 15 years, just something that will work and I won't get laughed at if I bring my saw to the next cub scout pinewood derby car design session.

Sounds like these will fit the bill for this task.

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@cnherrick: You probably haven't tried the top of the line Milwaukee cordless stuff then. They have a different line (I don't remember what they call it) that puts all this stuff to shame. They don't carry these ones at Home Depot, Lowe's, or any standard big box home improvement places, you need to go to a store that is dedicated to carrying high-end tools. I was able to try out the cordless impact wrench from the top line, it was rated somewhere above 400 foot-pounds (yes, four hundred foot-pounds) and drives 1/2" sockets directly.

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Impact wrench is a bit different than an impact driver

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@choppercharles: Any tradesman will tell you that you can't carry around a corded drill and sawzall around all day long. Cordless tools are a necessity. I have a few of these m12 tools and they have their place in a tool bag. They take up less space, still have plenty of power to get through the day. Corded tools have their place, and its for much tougher jobs than 20v, 18v, 12v tools are made to do.

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I have a few of these m12 tools and they work great. I am a HVAC tech and the drills work well to run sheet metal screws, to run screws through walls, drill smaller holes. The battery lasts a few days with moderate use. I cannot say enough good things about this line of tools.

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Any idea how long this deal will be good for?

I already own the M12 drill/driver, the multi-tool, the hammer drill, the impact driver, three standard M12 batteries and a charger. These tools are no joke, and at these prices they are a great deal. I was amazed at their power given their compact size, and the battery life is very impressive. My tools get sporadic, relatively light use, and the lithium ion batteries can hold a strong charge for months on end. There is nothing worse than needing to use a cordless tool, only to find that the battery is dead. That hasn't been an issue in the past year since I purchased these tools for home improvement projects (as a new homeowner of a 60+ year old house that needs plenty of work). I'm looking forward to getting the M12 hackzall (reciprocating saw) and the right-angle drill/driver (great for working in tight spaces when the regular drill just won't fit!).

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@amp9211: Indeed they do have important differences. My point was directed primarily to those who say that the cordless tools are generally insufficient; there exists a separate line of cordless tools - which are not carried in the big box stores - that are vastly more powerful for those who need them.

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it seems good.but do i must spend $99 to buy it?have coupon?

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These Milwaukee M12 tools are awesome. ive owned several and usually run them about two years and resell for close to 70% of what I paid. then replace with new. (fresh batteries and new warranty) Agreed these are not the correct tool for building say a pergola... but ninty nine percent of work these do great with far less arm fatigue as opposed to 18v. I just resently bought the right angle drill to drill out several broken exhaust manifold studs in iron heads. the little Milwaukee M12 with a cobalt bit did great with barely a dent in the charge. Grabbed a new drill and saw combo and ordered a 3/8" ratchet today.... unless you've running in 100s of bolts or drilling hundreds of holes. hard to beat these tools.