Best Power Tool Combo Kits for 2020

Why buy Power Tool Combo Kit?

Anyone wanting to get into DIY or buy a selection of tools that are geared around particular needs should seriously consider getting a combo kit full of power tools.
They provide excellent value and come in a variety of combinations, from drills & drivers to larger tool kits full of stuff!

Two key benefits of combo kits

1) Allow you get started with a range of tools then build up your arsenal as and when necessary. 
2) When you need multiple cordless power tools you can use the same batteries.

Depending on the need you can get drill sets, saw & drill sets or a whole range of different tools to get your shop up n’ running.

At work we started with drill combo kits – our DeWalt & Makita Drill/driver kits got us going many years ago and importantly the newer tools use the same batteries. Later we added a Makita drill & impact driver combo kit then picked up an able supporting cast of vacuums, a blower, a circular saw, 2 x workshop radios. a plainer, a biscuit saw and a sander, all running off the same battery pack. Some of them are shown below.

our DeWalts drills - stalwarts of the workshop

One thing I will say is this method of buying tools can be expensive, however purchasing a load of tools in one hit is an efficient way to buy tools and may be necessary. If you are able to fork out for them, combo kits are a great means to building a collection.
Just know exactly what you need and get the appropriate tools that will work short & long term.

Our Makita tools all using the same 4.0ah 18V Li Ion batteries

Best Power Tool Combo Kits for 2020

#1 Ryobi P883 One+ Contractor’s Kit (8 Piece)

Why This Set?

The first thing you notice about Ryobi tools are of course, is the distinctive bright green housing thats consistent across the One+ range. Why am I highlighting their color? Simple – the tools stand out.
When you are hunting through the tool cupboard you’ll know exactly whats a Ryobi and what isn’t.
In this batch you get just what you need to as a staple base of reliable DIY power tools: a cordless power drill, a circular saw, a reciprocating saw, and a work light. Add a couple of 20V batteries and you are off and running.

Key Features

  • 2 x compact lithium ion batteries
  • 1.3 aH battery life
  • charger with fuel gauge
  • All use One+ batteries
  • 1/2 chuck cordless drill
  • 24 clutch position drill chuck
  • variable speed trigger on reciprocating saw

Whats in the box?

  • 1 x cordless circular saw
  • 1 x cordless 1/2 chuck drill
  • 1 x cordless reciprocating saw
  • 2 x P102 batteries
  • 1 x battery charger
  • 1 x cordless work light
  • 1 x tool bag
  • instructions

Who’ll use this set? DIY/Prosumers

This kit has the base kit of a good drill and 2 excellent cutting tools that will benefit any home improvement project. 

Summary

Excellent group of tools from a reliable and consistently adaptable tool maker. I say adaptable as they have really pushed the One+ range into the DIY/Prosumer market and managed to develop a group of batteries that are compatible with a number of tools. The drill would not be out of place in a professional capacity however you’d get the best from this combo for light-medium duty tasks. 

# 2 Makita CT226 Cordless Combo Kit, (2 Piece)

Why This Set?

Like Bruce Willis in Unbreakable, these drills will take more than a train wreck to kill them off. Mine have been dropped from heights and bounced back up to work without fuss.
Driver has been to hell and back and wants more. Hardwood and concrete. No mercy. Thats not normal.
Both drills are powerful and battery lasts a good few hours. Very reliable tools. 
Drill has a 3/8 chuck.

The kit includes two 12V max CXT Lithium-Ion slide-style batteries for improved balance and ergonomics over pod-style batteries.

Key Features

  • 2 speed driver (0-450/0-1700 RPM)
  • drill weight 2.8 lbs
  • drill delivers 250 in/lbs of Max Torque
  • 12V battery
  • variable speed impact driver (0-2600 RPM/0-2400 IPM)
  • driver weight 2.2 lbs
  • driver delivers 970 in/lbs of Max Torque

Whats in the box?

  • 1 x 3/8 inch Driver Drill 
  • 1 x 1/4 inch Impact Driver
  • 2 x 12V batteries
  • 1 x battery charger
  • 1 x tool Bag

Who’ll use this set? DIY/Prosumer/Carperters/Woodworkers

We’ve got a lower spec set of these in the workshop and have had zero issues. No charging, performance or reliability problems.

Summary

Another fine set of drills from Makita. Like I said, tough enough for the rough stuff and will keep going for as long as you can. If one drill is Bruce Willis, the other is Rocky Balboa. When you think its beaten, think again…! Fantastic drills and will last years.

#3 Hitachi KC18DG4L Combo Kit (4 Piece)

Why This Set?

A variation on the Ryobi set with Hitachi including an impact driver instead of a circular saw.
Reputable tool maker with years of experience, you will have no problems with their kit. Drills will pound into wood, concrete, the lot. 
The batteries are covered by Hitachi’s Lifetime Lithium Ion tool warranty so thats reassuring.
They’ve alway had very good warranties to match the quality of their tools. 

Key Features

  • Drill delivers 487 in/lbs Max torque
  • Weight 3.8 lbs
  • Impact Driver delivers 1280 in/lbs
  • Weight 3.1 lbs
  • 18V Compact 3.0Ah Batteries
  • Reciprocating Saw 1″ stroke length @ 3300 SPM

Whats in the box?

  • 1 x hammer drill 
  • 1 x impact driver
  • 1 x reciprocating saw
  • 1 x LED flashlight 
  • 2 x 18V Lithium Ion Compact 3.0Ah batteries 
  • 1 x battery charger
  • 1 x carrying bag
  • 1 x Phillips #2 driver bit.

Who’ll use this set? DIY/Prosumer/Carpentry/Woodworking

Solid batch of tools that will cater for home improvement tasks but also professional usage to compliment other power tools in carpentry or woodworking trades. 

Summary

Reliable, capable and powerful set of tools. Aside from the drills, the saw has very good specs that will have no problems cutting branches, logs or pipework. Warranty for batteries is a great touch.
Worth considering this group of tools, especially for anyone building stud-work or framing.

#4 BLACK+DECKER BDCDMT1206KITC Matrix Combo Kit with Case (6-Piece)

drill
sander
oscillating tool
driver
jigsaw

Why This Set?

Like John Matrix, arm yourself with the right tools and you’ll take care of anything put in your way.
This fabulously innovative and tidy system will provide true for money but this is not the only thing that strikes me with this 6-piece combo set. Its a one-stop shop for drilling, cutting and sanding.
It houses a solidly made, powerful motor that will achieve your needs when hooked up to the various tools and is a very useful system for those without the need or ability to buying multiple tools. 

Drilling, driving, sanding, cutting – this clever solution does the lot. Very well indeed!

Key Features

  • Matrix power 20V MAX Power Unit
  • Impact Driver – Variable speed (12v = 0-2300/20v = 0-3100) – BPMs (12v = 0-2750/20v = 0-3500)
  • Max torque (12v = 1150 in/lbs/ 20v = 1300 in/lbs)
  • Drill – 0-800 RPM w/10 clutch settings
  • 3/8″ chuck
  • Sander Attachment 0-9000 RPM
  • Oscillator Attachment 0-18500 OPM
  • Jigsaw attachment – Variable Speed – SPM (12v = 0-2100/20v Max = 0-2800)
  • Accepts both U and T shank blades
  • 20v Li ion battery 

Whats in the box?

Tools
  • 1 x 20v Lithium Ion Power Unit
  • 1 x BDCMTDD Drill/Driver Attachment
  • 1 x BDCMTS Detail Sander Attachment
  • 1 x  BDCMTJS Jigsaw Attachment
  • 1 x BDCMTO Oscillating Attachment
  • 1 x BDCMTI Impact Driver Attachment
Accessories
  • 1 x Double-ended Bit
  • 6 x Sheets of Sandpaper
  • 1 x Jigsaw Blade
  • 1 x Universal Adaptor
  • 1 x Plunge Cut Blade
  • 1 x Sanding Platen
  • 1 x Sheet 60 Grit Sandpaper
  • Sheet 240 Grit Sandpaper
  • 1 x Router Attachment
  • 1 x Screwdriving Bit
  • 1 x 20V MAX Lithium Ion Battery
  • 1 x 20V MAX Charger
  • Storage Case

Who’ll use this set? DIYer/Prosumer

This is the perfect set of tools for anyone with limited storage space or just want an innovative set of tools that will allow you to tackle a variety of common, infrequent DIY tasks. 

Summary

I’m truly excited by this fabulous set of tools, not just for the great innovation but the fact that once again Black & Decker bring new customers into the realm of DIY. The true compact design makes storage a huge plus for anyone with smaller storage. Comes with so many accessories that will keep you going for ages.
And if you want to add other tools you can add from the MATRIX range with router, reciprocating and trim saw attachments.
I believe anyone I know who receives one of these bundles will beam a genuine smile!

#5 Dremel Combo Kit with Storage Bag and 15 Accessories (3 Piece)

Why This Set?

You will get 3 effective cutting tools from a reputable brand.
It’s more of a specialist cutting set so has the advantage of being equipped for the purpose of repairing, remodeling and restoring plus the tools are solidly build to tackle other general DIY jobs such as cutting wood, ply, MDF or other sheet material.
I am a huge advocate of the oscillating tool and its gotten me out of a few fixes over the years plus saved me hours on jobs where a junior hack saw could quite cut it (pun intended).
cut, sand, rout, and more. With the Dremel 3000 variable-speed rotary tool, the Multi-Max MM20 oscillating tool, and the Saw-Max cutting tool, you will be able to multitask your way through a variety of projects at home or in the shop. A soft storage bag and 15 accessories are included.

Key Features 

  • Rotary Tool – 10 Step variable speeds 10000 – 33000 RPM
  • Sound pressure 77.4 dBA
  • Weight 2.4lbs
  • Oscillating tool – variable speeds from 10000 to 23000 OPM
  •  3.2 degree oscillation angle for faster cutting
  • Weight 4.0lbs 
  • Dremel SM20 Saw-Max – Speed 17000 RPM
  • Cutting Depth (max 3/4″)
  • Weight 4.0lbs 

Whats in the box?

Tools:
  • 1 x oscillating tool
  • 1 x rotary tool
  • 1 x mini circular saw

Accessories:

25pcs Cut off wheel
8pcs Grinding wheel with shank:ø3.2mm
1pcS Sanding shank:ø3.2mm 
6pcs Sanding band 
5pcs Diamond bit:ø3.2mm 
2pcs Diamond cutting disc
1pc Steel brush:ø3.2mm

3pc Hss cutter:ø3.2mm
2pc Collet : ø3.2mm
1pc Spanner
1pc Drywall cutting bit: ø3.2mm
2pc Mandrel for cut off wheel(Ø3.2mm)
1pc Mandrel for felt wheel(Ø3.2mm)
4pc Felt wheel
1pc Hss drill:ø3.2mm

1pc 4-sided Chuck
1pc Shield Rotary Tool Attachment
1pc Flexible Shaft
1pc Auxiliary Handle
1pc Protective Guide
1pc Accessory Case
1pc Carrying Case
1pc User Manual
1pc Warranty Card

Who’ll use this set? Prosumers/Woodworkers/Professionals

Smaller woodworking projects would get maximum benefit from the power of the saw.
The oscillating tool is great for many projects around the home or on site.
The rotary tool again is not a heavy duty tool but can be used on home and professional jobs.

Summary

If you need a group of tools that will probably not be used extensively yet when called upon will provide power and precision then look no further than these three. Form experience, you’ll likely use the oscillating saw for multiple tasks and will the Dremel quality it will last a long time. Comes with 2-year limited warranty and a whole bunch of accessories.

#6 Black & Decker BD4KITCDCRL 20V MAX Combo Kit (4 Piece)

Why This Set?

For anyone starting their journey into the wonderful/necessary world of DIY or simply wants to replace a bunch of old tools with an economical, efficient group of hardy power tools, look no further than the ever reliable stalwarts of home improvement, Black & Decker.
Always value for money and often punching above their weight, the 4-piece kit contains a sensible balance of tools for the workshop and outdoor use. My dad’s old Black & Decker drill is…ok, ok, enough already, we know its still going strong. 

Key Features

  • 20V max battery system
  • Drill/driver 11 position clutch
  • Drill/driver LED light & keyless chuck, 
  • Drill/driver speed (no load) 0-650rpm
  • Circular saw blade 5.5″ w/Bevel adjustment
  • Reciprocating 7/8″ stroke length @ 3000 SPM w/tool-free blade changes
  • 70 lumen light w/ 11 hours run time
  • 2 year limited warranty for all tools

Whats in the box?

  • 1 x drill/driver
  • 1 x circular saw
  • 1 x reciprocating saw
  • 1 x work light
  •  2 x 20v MAX batteries
  • 1 x battery charger
  • 1 x double ended bit 
  • 1 x 5.5″ Circular Saw Blade
  • 1 x Reciprocating Saw Blade
  • instructions

Who’ll use this set? DIY/Home Improvement/Outdoor

Excellent for home improvement or working in the garden. Will competently work on light/medium duty tasks without huffing & puffing. Anything with more heavy duty demands will need tools suitable.

Summary

Want a reliable group of tools the tackle household improvement? Then these are for you. Always providing quality and consistency and I should not be surprised by this. A big fan of Back & Decker and will buy again and again. Use these tools to their potential and you’ll have a bunch of excellent power tools for years to come. With any tools, look after them and they will look after you. You may be parting with a few hundred dollars so take care of your investment.

#7 Senco PC0974 Micro Pinner Compressor Combo Kit (2 Piece)

Why This Set?

We use a variety of Senco guns in the workshop, mainly for pinning and finishing. They’ve been 99% reliable over the years – I would say 100% but have had a few nail jams though thats probably after firing 1000 nails.
Anyhoo, this package from Senco will give you everything you need to get yourself into the groove to start fixing bits together. 
You get a well made micro pin, 23 gauge nailer & 1 gallon air compressor.

Key Features

  • 1 gallon oil-less tank compressor
  • 0.5 hp power
  • electric powered
  • max 120 psi
  • operating pressure of 70 to 95 psi
  • tank weight – 29.8 lbs
  • gun drives 1/2″ & 1″ 23 gauge pins

Whats in the box?

  • 1 x finishing gun
  • 1 x air compressor
  • 1 x 1/4-inch x 25-foot recoil air hose
  • 1 x bottle of tool oil
  • air fittings
  • 1 x safety glasses
  • manuals
  • 1x pack of headless pins
  • 1 x tool case

Who’ll use this set? DIYers/Prosumer/Professional

Because this is quite a specialist set of tools you will be able to successfully carry out home pinning projects and tailored professional jobs without complications.
 

Summary

This compressor combo kit will be useful for anyone wanting a small, compact lightweight compressor to inflate and pin without compromise. Great for home and also capable for the workshop, especially for pinning or finishing.
I’d use this for upholstery work and making picture frames in the shop.
Love the small form air compressor. I would suggest getting a spare hose as these designs can fail when stretched.