Craftsman Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit Review Part One

Craftsman Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit Review Part One



well for quite some time now I've been wanting to check these new craftsman cordless tools out and I was at Lowe's the other day and I seen this kid on the shelf for $99.99 a drill driver to 1 point 5 ampere our batteries a charger a bag for $99.99 that's that's that's an unbelievable deal in my opinion but today we're gonna find out if these things are any good so stick around we're gonna open this up we'll take a look at it we'll test them and we'll see what they're made of so we'll be right back now as everyone probably knows by now Stanley Black & Decker did by craftsman it's been a year or so ago but they introduced a whole new line of cordless tools and these are actually the cheaper of the craftsman cordless tools available there are some made to USA Craftsman tools that are more expensive but even those are a pretty good price so I want to test those out to at some point I'd like to check out this particularly the impact driver the mainly USA I'd like to see how comparable it is to the DeWalt made in the USA impact driver so I think that'll be a future video and you know if you could think of any more Craftsman tools or any other tools that you want to see you want to recommend a video or whatever just leave it down to comments for me and if I can get to it I will you know I I enjoy doing this you know if there's a tool you're interested about ask me in the comments even if I don't do a video I may know about it and I may be able to tell you if I think the tool is any good or if to tell you to go in a different direction give you my opinion obviously you know in the end it's all up to your decision and as I've said in many other videos don't just take my word for it research it check more than one person because the results I have in these tests it they could somebody else could have a completely different result and you know and that's just that's just the nature of it you just got to take into consideration everything and then make your decision because any man that wants to buy a tool or woman and wants to buy a tool you want to know if you're investing your money wisely or not so that's what I'm gonna try to do today with this I'm gonna try it maybe you're interested in this or maybe you're looking for a good budget drilling driver combo and this right here it could be the ultimate budget the drill driver combo I just did my video on the ridgid impact driver and drill combo kit 12-volt for $119 and I thought that was a pretty good deal now the impact driver was pretty good as you'll see I'll post this after I post the videos of the impact drivers but the impact driver did pretty good the drill did good I just didn't like the Chuck on a drill so other net that was a pretty good deal $119 and then I stumbled across this and I'm in even more shot 9999 we're just gonna see what it can do I mean is this geared more towards you know a homeowner grabbing it throwing in the garage and drilling hanging a picture you know maybe maybe not I want to know how far can go I want to know if who else can use this I want to know who these could be made for and for the money if you're just starting out the field if you're looking for something cheap to get started with if you're trying to figure out which platform you want to go into whether it be craftsman Milwaukee the Walt Makita riches etc etc then I'm trying to broaden my spectrum and trying to review a bunch of different brands of tools to try to help everyone else out as well as myself because we could talk about craftsman what craftsman means to me my I'm a little older so growing up craftsman was always you know Bob Vila it was synonymous with professionals using good quality tools that were the lifetime guarantee you could go to Sears switch them out and and in the name the name is always meant a lot to me it always I've always liked craftsman I still like crass but I like to root for craftsman because I want craftsman to do well because I like the craftsman name it's nostalgic you know if I'm sure it is for a lot of you guys too you know I still have some old USA craftsman ratchets and things of that nature and I don't even use them because I don't want to break it and then have to trade it in for the cheap Chinese crap that craftsman that craftsman has and has had for a long time so I kind of keep it more as a remembrance than anything because I I use other tools I don't really like the craftsman ratchets I didn't like the the handles I didn't like the style of them but just the name of it like I said it's a nostalgic man so anyway let's get to this here as I said before this is not the maiden USA kid this is the maiden china kit now as you see here I actually have an old Chinese craftsman that Sears was putting out when their tools were going to jump so we're gonna throw that in the mix and compare it to this and we're gonna see if the Stanley Black & Decker Chinese crap is better than the Sears Chinese crap and we'll see which one we like but come on over here man let's open this box up we'll go we'll discuss some of the specs we'll go over a little bit of the Florencia information we'll see what comes in it and then we'll start running these things through a couple tests so come on over as we see here on a box this nut total number is CMC k200 c2 and on the front here it's going to claim that the impact driver does 1460 inch pounds of max torque which we're going to find out obviously and the drill claims 280 uw-eau power stands for unit watts out so claiming 280 unit watts out of power for the drill which i won't be able to verify that i probably could if i try to research and find out how maybe I don't know if you would be interested in something like that let me know I could try to figure it out but let's go ahead and move forward here we see here right on the front it has a three year limited warranty I have opened this already to charge the batteries so we can go right into the testing when we're done as we see here comes with a bag now I actually did look at this bag and I actually kind of liked this bag it feels cheaply made obviously but if you open it up I like the way it sits it'll set open there it's got the big opening on the inside would allow you to put your drill driver both in there take a charger with you whatever and some other accessories if needed so it actually looks pretty nice to me like I said though the quality is probably subpar but we would expect that now it comes here with both manuals for both the half-inch drill driver and the quarter inch impact driver the drill is CMC zero seven zero zero the impact driver is CMC f800 now there is nothing in here about the warranty but I'll tell you what we'll look up the warranty real quick okay now on Krassin website further warranty this is the information that i could just find right here it says for three years from the date of sale the product is warranty to gets defects and material or workmanship and it comes with a 90-day satisfaction guarantee proof of purchase is required for the warranty and they have a 1-800 number is 188 3 3 1 4 5 6 9 you the call for details anything sold before September 2018 only comes with a one-year limited warranty so this is obviously after that so it's a three-year limited warranty I don't know exactly what all that covers the rigid and the rigid kid it obviously went into more detail and told you exactly what was covered now I will actually I'll try to find out more and I'll do that because I plan on doing a video on specifically on tool warranties in the future so we'll go over that completely that time but here's the charger here comes with two bits and a flat hat it comes with a number 252 number two Phillips bits and a flathead bit here's the drill now I did charge up these batteries earlier and they charged up fairly quickly they were down to one bar and I was I put them on charge and it a charge in about a half hour so that was pretty quick now granted these are small batteries 1.5 amp hour batteries but as I mentioned earlier the wall is Stanley Black & Decker craftsman is made by Stanley Black & Decker and with the DeWalt 1.5 amp hour batteries they never have an indicator on them that I've seen there may be some but the ones that I've seen do not have an indicator now but these right here do have an indicator so that is a plus toward these over the wall right off the bat because I don't like just like with the Ridgid kit I do not like being able to not being able to tell how much juice is in my batteries if I forget to charge it and I head out to a job and I don't think about it and I don't grab a charger or I think I charged it and I get there and I find out it's not charged because I couldn't even tell from the get-go now is that my own fault yeah but I'd like to be able to have something to back up myself in case I make a mistake which we all do at times now this does come with a plastic chuck it's a half inch drill chuck however it has 23 clutch settings plus the drill setting for a total of 24 settings it has a two speed transmission and it does have the chiness tank obviously they're all going to have the china steak or the Herc stank whatever you want to call it but i do however like the design of these drills the looks of these drawers i like the color scheme the red and black it looks good i like the over molding here it looks it looks futuristic and it's a pretty nice looking drill i really like it it looks similar to the Milwaukee in the back really but it looks like the shells made well it comes together well although all the lines match up looks really good looks really good I I'm impressed by the looks of it right off the bat and now we have the quarter inch impact driver and it looks similar to the drill as far as the overmolding the color scheme looks good I like it I like the gray black red mixture right here I mean they look pretty nice I'm really I'm really rooting for Craftsman I would love nothing more than to say you know what I'm using all craftsmen from here on out because I like craftsman I really do so I hope that these are good I hope that the new the brushless power tools that I'm gonna check out I hope they're good maybe I'll switch I don't know we'll take a look at it I I really like them I want to now what I don't like here is I look at this collar it's big I guess I do it's it's bigger it looks different than a lot of other collars as we look at the other Chinese craftsman this color is a lot bigger than that collar it does have some pretty good knurls in the collar so if your hands are slippery we'll be able to get a hold of it so that's a plus as well and just like with the drill the shell looks really good the lines line up right I mean it's there there's some really good-looking tools so first impression like I said out of the box they do look cheap but they don't feel as cheap as I thought that they were going to feel they actually feel pretty heavy-duty they feel real balanced in my hand I like the way they set in my hand it doesn't feel too heavy on the top too heavy on the bottom but it is does have a smaller battery on the bottom now I probably can't get a hold of a three amp hour battery but I don't see the need for that right now we'll just stick with the amp our batteries that with the kit and we'll test these things we're going to run them through some pretty tough tests I'm gonna try to break them I'm gonna see if I can break them if I can't break one of these put them through these tests then that's going to show you that you could probably use this tool for a long period and not break it with a three-year warranty you got plenty of time to break it if it does break now as I said though you do require a proof of purchase so if you decide to purchase these make sure you save your receipt the smart thing to do nowadays with technology and I need to do this myself is to have these companies email me receipts and save those emails so that way I don't have to save a piece of paper or you could scan your receipt and file and save it on your computer that's another thing that I probably need to start doing because I have a whole file box in there that's full of nothing but receipts and I have no idea where nothing is I couldn't find nothing and I would have to sit there for hours to find something so I need to be more organized in that aspect for sure but let's go ahead and we're going to test the drill first then we'll test the impact driver so let me get some stuff set up over here and we'll try to break this thing and once again it's hot I'm sweating it's 90 plus degrees today is actually July the fourth and by the time I post this it'll be a couple weeks later but I'll just say Happy's a lot of force to all you guys and I hope you have a good had a good weekend I hope you have some good times with your family and I hope everything is all good in all of your lives I appreciate each and every one of you watching man and tonight I'm gonna drink a beer with you so Cheers so let's get over here and let's see what these can do

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