Kobalt 24volt cordless tools

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lckstckn2smknbrls

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The time finely came where I had to change my cordless tool brand.
I have been a Sears Craftsman tool user for more then 50 years. I have been using the Craftsman 19.2 cordless long before the C3's came out. last year one of my drills died and with the sale of Craftsman I knew I was going to be looking at changing my cordless tools line. A few days ago another Craftsman C3 drill let out the smoke, leaving me with a 1/4" impact driver, a reciprocating saw and a 6.5" circular saw all of which are getting old but work well. Last year I needed a string trimer and blower to keep at my moms house. The Kobalt set was very highly rated so I picked up the combo pack and have been very happy with them. Still not sure which brand I was going to go with for tools. Lowes has the Kobalt 24volt XTR 5 tool set on sale for$399.00, $100 off and one of my nephews now works at Lowes with his employ discount the decision was made much easier.
I'm now going full Kobalt 24volt cordless tools.
 

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Ive owned the kobalt 24v drill and impact driver combo set for about 3 years now and they have been great. They work well with no issues and they have really good battery life. Speaking of the batteries, a big draw for me was the cost of additional batteries. They are pretty cheap for the medium size ones especially compared to the dewalts.

As much as I liked them, I never bought any more tools for them for some reason. I tend to prefer a corded skillsaw and then I use cheap corded harbor freight tools for the other stuff. I did buy a Kobalt 24v fan though, which arrived today. It has a misting feature where it can attach to a 5 gal bucket and draw up water to mist in front of the fan. Should be nice for the kids cooling off at baseball and football games/practice.
 

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Craftsman didn't really sell out, they just lost the "Only available at Sears" account. They are 100% owned by Stanley, Black & Decker Corp. Yes, you're thinking of the same. They also own Kobalt, Husky, MAC, MATCO (MAC Allied Tool CO), Proto, Irwin, Lennox, Stanley, Black & Decker, Bosch, Porter Cable and DeWalt to name a few.
 

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I have had Kobalt 24Volt tools for about 7-8 years now. I was also a Craftsman cordless tool guy but the tools kept going bad on me. I had 4 drills, 3 impact drivers and about 5 flashlights quit on me. I moved to Dewalt. It was a good set for as much as I used it but was stolen by a coworker. Then I switched to Kobalt. I have the drill, 3/8" impact gun, 1/2" impact gun, drill driver, jobsite blower, and 5 batteries. I had another battery but it went bad. That is the only problem I have had which is good in my book for as much as I use them and I use them a lot.
 

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