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The holiday season has officially kicked off, with this Dewalt 12V Max Xtreme cordless power tool deal being among the first to hold my attention.
I’m sure many of you are already familiar with Dewalt’s 12V Max platform. If not, here’s what you need to know – the tools are compact, lightweight, and feature brushless motors.
I see this deal as a sort of built-your-own 3-tool combo kit. You start off with a cordless drill and impact driver kit, and choose a free bonus tool or battery.
The Dewalt Xtreme SubCompact 2-tool combo kit comes with the DCD701 drill/driver, DCF801 impact driver, 2x 2Ah batteries, a charger, and a tool bag.
If you want just the 2-tool combo kit, some retailers have it for $149. With this “free with purchase offer,” you get the 2-tool combo kit and your choice of tool for $199.
Here’s a full list of the free cordless power tool and battery choices, with all the tools featuring a brushless motor:
- 3/8″ impact wrench ($149)
- 1/2″ impact wrench ($149)
- Oscillating multi-tool ($129)
- 1/4″ ratchet ($179)
- 3/8″ ratchet ($179)
- SDS-plus rotary hammer ($179)
- Compact reciprocating saw ($149)
- 5-3/8″ circular saw ($149)
- 5Ah Li-ion battery ($99)
The prices shown above are the tool-only prices at the time of this posting.
According to Lowe’s, the promo ends January 31, 2024, giving you plenty of time to think things over. And given how we’re just entering the holiday tool deals season, there’s no rush.
Who is this Deal for?
I am a huge fan of Dewalt’s 12V Max Xtreme cordless power tool system. The tools are compact and lightweight – even more so the smallest 18V-class tools I’ve used or tested – and their performance hasn’t let me down yet.
The tool system isn’t for everyone. If power is your top priority, Dewalt’s 20V Max system might suit you better, such as their XR or Atomic Series options.
One thing to keep in mind is that you can charge Dewalt 12V Max batteries on the brand’s 20V Max chargers. There are a few exceptions, such as the fastest chargers that are sometimes bundled with Dewalt’s FlexVolt tool kits. This makes it easy to build a kit with both 12V and 20V Max tools and accessories.