Let me be the first to say I am not known for writing reviews. I purchased the 3 piece set and have been completely amazed! i had a 18 volt dewalt xrp that i was never happy with from the beginning. It had issues with shifting speeds with the transmission and some problems with the clutch, as well as some case shifting under load. It was hardly used and still looked almost new. I had the old craftsman professional 24 volt that i really liked but batteries went bad so I purchased a Dewalt. Now I sold the Dewalt purchased the new Craftsman 3 pc set and all I can say is breathless. The new laser trac on the portable saw is awesome I ripped a 2x4 6ft long! I built my wife a small bench in the basement, and on the two batteries that came with the combo I made all cuts all pilot holes and put in 3 inch screws and 2 inch screws and the whole bench was made out of 2x4's and i never recharged once. After i was done the 2 batteries were dead but wow i cut up 5-7 2x4x12's! That was impressive. Have had no clutch issues with the drill everything works perfect. I liked the set so well i purchased another for other projects as well as the impact attachment which works too good to tell ( maybe a new deck in the future?) reciprocating saw and sabre saw. I feel for the money I spent on both units which work great, that I will see all my money back in years to come. Sorry Dewalt I didn't like your drill, and your attachments are too expensive as well as your batteries unless someone will rebuild them. As for the Craftsman set I was never let down with my 24 volt pro and the new lithium 20 volt has blown away my expectations. Great drill, will last for years, great product!
I bought the 20 volt combo kit for my dad and the batteries went bad after 8 months. I took them to Sears and they told me they're not covered under the warranty and I would have to buy new ones. I think they should have lasted longer and they cost $89.00 each to replace. My dad now has tools he can't use and I'm embarrassed that I didn't get him something that would hold up better than these tools. I thought Craftsman tools would be better than this.
The drill works fine, but the power that it produces dosent seem logical for money invested
My second drill just died on me a couple of days ago. The latest one only lasted a year and a half of daily use (I am an electrician). On both drills the trigger failed..first the variable speed board goes out and as you use it more and more it will die (melt the circuitry and chips) and no longer work altogether. A battery did die on me but because I had left it uncharged for 2 years (my fault). If you overtorqe the drill the (safety) on the battery kicks in and shuts the tool off..when that happens you get to push the fancy battery button to reset it. Flashlight never worked right from day 1. It still to this day randomly turns itself off for some reason with a fully charged battery. Bottom line...these tools are too expensive to die in a short while. I am done with 20v. lithium ion and going back to c3.
These tools are excellent! The 20V battery lasts pretty much all day and doesn't lose power until the last drop is drained from the battery! I only wish that Sears would add more tools to their 20V line like a cordless jigsaw! PLEASE ADD MORE!!!!
A good kit. Instead of light would rather have a choice of other tools.Portable
I have been a Craftsman tool user for over 30 years and have found the last 2 years to be a mind changer for me. I am no longer going to purchase any Sears products after receiving a 20v lithium ion cordless 7 1/4 circular saw to find I only got 1 use out of it. Since I received it as a gift I had no receipt and Sears told me too bad! I used it once and when I tried to use it a second time, nothing. So much for customer service from Sears. Second Sears power tool failure in 2 years. Not risking it again,on to a new product line!!!! It's clear Sears is no longer interested in assuring a satisfied customer!