In addition to a few common devices, the Black+Decker BDINF20C comes with a multipurpose inflator, something you’ll be thankful for when it’s time to blow up an air mattress or pump up your kid’s basketball. Everything is lightweight for easy handling.
It might not pack the durability required to regularly take on a contractor’s demanding workday, but many homeowners will find that the Skil 4-Tool offers them ample utility to tackle basic tasks around the house, like furniture assembly or simple fence repairs.
Metabo HPT 4-Tool KC18DG4LS
The Metabo HPT 4-Tool KC18DG4LS includes an 18-volt hammer drill that puts out 487 inch-pounds of torque, despite weighing less than four pounds. Its reciprocating-saw blade travels an inch during operation, and delivers up to 3,300 strokes per minute.
The Bosch CLPK420 clearly places a premium on comfort, as the grips on these tools are designed to minimize strain on your hands and arms. Its reciprocating saw also features a useful auxiliary handle, in addition to a variable-speed trigger and two-speed transmission.
Craftsman V20 CMCK401D2
With an impact driver, drill, circular saw and flashlight, the Craftsman V20 CMCK401D2 is a good way to start a new power tool collection. For an additional cost, a fifth implement can also be selected, with options including a jigsaw or an 85-piece bit set.
The nine-piece Ryobi P1869 comes with all the basic tools you need to get started on a home renovation, plus includes a hand vacuum and string trimmer that are sure to be useful around the house and yard, even when there isn’t any heavy remodeling in progress.
The Milwaukee M18 comes with one extended capacity battery and one compact battery, both of which will reliably power its drill, impact driver and two saws. Everything is relatively lightweight, which is nice for work sessions that last all day.
The Porter-Cable 8-Tool essentially consolidates the primary components of a carpenter’s repertoire into a single package. In addition to all the usual gear you’d expect, it also contains a convenient palm sander for finishing work.
The jury’s still out on whether job site blowers, like the 18,000-rpm unit included with the Makita XT706 , make clean up any faster, but there’s no doubt that they make it a lot more fun. This collection also comes with a xenon flashlight and 4-1/2-inch brushless grinder.
DeWalt 20V Max 10-Tool DCK1020D2
If the DeWalt 20V Max 10-Tool DCK1020D2 doesn’t provide enough gear for you, it’s offered with plenty of optional extras, including a rigid carrying case or a USB power source, so you can keep your phone charged on site while you’re streaming music.