I was just wondering what everybody’s favorite tool buys have been so far for Black Friday or in years past.
I have wanted an M12 Surge for quite awhile now. I ended up buying the M18 this year. It was a great deal and I haven’t seen many Surge deals.
It is my first M18 tool. (I have had M12 for years and used them at my last three jobs.) The collar assembly seems less tight and robust as my M12 tools. The batteries also have a lot more play than expected. The terminals stay connected but there is a good bit of wiggle. I think my Kobalt hammer drill feels a little more snug and finished. I was skeptical I wanted to buy into a new battery pack. After using the surge I was sold on it. Gosh it is quiet and smooth. I have only used it a few times so far but it is sweet. I used it to install some metal drywall anchors and the low speed setting was real handy. What a fun tool.
Last year I got th M12 5 pack for $199 (which is back this year). It has seen daily use at work and the other techs love borrowing the power ratchet.