previous
  • 7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
    7 Trim Carpentry Secrets
  • Magazine Departments
    Magazine Departments
  • 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
    7 Smart Kitchen Solutions
  • Video: Build a curved step
    Video: Build a curved step
  • Tips & Techniques for Painting
    Tips & Techniques for Painting
  • Shorten a Prehung Door
    Shorten a Prehung Door
  • 7 Small Bathroom Layouts
    7 Small Bathroom Layouts
  • Master Carpenter Videos
    Master Carpenter Videos
  • Remodeling in Action
    Remodeling in Action
  • Play the Inspector Game!
    Play the Inspector Game!
  • Clever daily tip in your inbox
    Clever daily tip in your inbox
  • Read FHB on Your iPad
    Read FHB on Your iPad
  • How to Install Housewrap Solo
    How to Install Housewrap Solo
  • All about Roofing
    All about Roofing
  • Basement Remodeling Tips
    Basement Remodeling Tips
  • Deck Design & Construction
    Deck Design & Construction
  • Buyer's Guide to Insulation
    Buyer's Guide to Insulation
  • 12 Remodeling Secrets
    12 Remodeling Secrets
  • Electrical Articles & Videos
    Electrical Articles & Videos
  • 9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
    9 Concrete Countertops Ideas
  • Energy-Smart Details
    Energy-Smart Details
  • The Passive House Build
    The Passive House Build
  • The Hobbit House and More
    The Hobbit House and More
next
Pin It

A Look into Cordless Combo Kits

Whichever one you buy, the circular saw, drill, and batteries are the guts of the system

Cordless tools are overtaking their corded cousins. Case in point: cordless drills. Does anyone own a corded drill anymore? Now, cordless drills are being packaged with other cordless tools: circular saws, reciprocating saws, and jigsaws, to name a few. When you buy a cordless tool, you're really buying into a system of cordless tools. In this review, Andy Beasley presents a big-picture overview of what's available in the combo kit world, and a small-picture test of 18-volt drills and circular saws, which are the main reasons for buying a combo kit. A sidebar on battery technology contains a handy do's and don'ts section.

A Look into Cordless Combo Kits

Become a Fine Homebuilding Member

to view this article and over a thousand more

Learn More