A Look into Cordless Combo Kits
Whichever one you buy, the circular saw, drill, and batteries are the guts of the system.
Synopsis: 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.
Cordless convenience is unsurpassed, so it’s no surprise that the cordless-tool market has mushroomed steadily. In fact, more than 100 million cordless tools have been sold in the past 20 years. And because you can’t run a DeWalt saw on a Bosch…