I've owned my 19.2 Volt Craftsman power tool sets for over 5 years. The tools in this set are my most commonly used and have provided me countless hours of solid performance. The Drill has plenty of torque to power through 98% of my jobs...the impact has plenty of torque to make quick work of stubborn bolts...the circular saw blast through 2 bys with ease...the recip saw gets-er-done with little effort and the florescent light last forever on the 19.2 battery!
I've also added to this set the wonderful orbital buffer, the bright incadesent light, the needed right angle drill and the helpful caulk tube dispenser. All of my 19.2 volt tools perform as good or better than I expected and have held up extremely well. I have purchased replacement batteries as the regular 19.2V last about 3-4 years, but find they provide plenty of power and long life when freshly charged!
I have many professional corded power tools, but due to their convenience, I find myself with my Craftsman portable 19.2V cordless in my hands most of the time!
I bought one of the craftsman combo sets a few years back because I liked the features and price. I used it moderately from time to time as I completed some updates to my house, but about two years after I purchased the set, the batteries began to weaken considerably. Now, one battery won't hold a charge and the other has to stay on the charger 24/7, otherwise, it will drain itself just sitting there. On the other hand, I have had a re-conditioned DeWalt drill that I purchased before the Craftsman and its still going strong and I have noticed no decrease in the battery life. I was warned before I purchased the Craftsman portable power tools about the batteries not lasting but this person seemed to complain about everything but this time he was right. I should have listened the first time.
BOUGHT THIS FOR A FATHERS DAY GIFT---OOOPS--HE ALREADY OPENED THEM---LOVES THEM
I got this 19.2volt system for a great price. The impact is the best part. It has great power. The others toools are just a great bonus. I look forward to testing them soon.
As will all craftsman products you always find quality, durable products that are built to last. I am always very satisfied with every Craftsman purchase. This kit we bought for our church for all the small projects we need to do there without always taking our own tools and always misplacing or losing ours.