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#265333 16-Jan-2020 19:40
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$498 at Bunnings currently, but they appear to not be stocked so you may not have luck price matching against them.




Also stocked by the Toolshed at $499.




Mitre10 and other places generally have them for $650+.





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  #2400241 16-Jan-2020 20:16
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That's a bloody pricy drill !

I think hammer action on a standard battery drill is a bad idea. It buggers the drill pretty fast.

The reality is, you just can't beat the AEG battery tools for price.
This drill is a very good drill for half the price.
This kit has a drill (with hammer), driver, and grinder with 2 large batteries for a $150 more. If you're spending that kind of coin, this is definitely a better buy.
If you need a hammer drill, these things are seriously amazing.

I have a workmate who loves Dewalt, he recently purchased an AEG kit because he just couldn't justify the Dewalt price.

Location: Dunedin


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  #2400249 16-Jan-2020 20:43
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That's not a bad deal - if you're in the market for some Dewalt kit, also take a look at this


- $549 for the 996 drill & 887 impact driver + 2 x 4Ah batteries or


- $649 to upgrade to the 5Ah or 6Ah batteries (6Ah option comes with a soft bag instead of hardcase because the batteries won't fit).


I went with the 5Ah option and am very pleased. 


There's also a lot of skins (new and used) getting sold on trademe at low prices - it looks like a lot of people buy the combo kits to get the batteries cheaper, then flog off the tools they don't need or already have. A bit of patience there will bag you a bargain also.




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  #2400254 16-Jan-2020 20:51
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I should have mentioned this one too


4 tools for $869 (2 x 4Ah/5Ah batteries) or $899 for the 6Ah option.


You're basically getting the circular saw & Reciprocating saw for about $300ish (compared to the twin drill combo in my previous post) which is a massive discount on the standard retail price.

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  #2400289 16-Jan-2020 22:26
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itools are slightly questionable warranty wise. I think they're parallel imported US products as the NZ products are marketed as 18V, not 20V max. Other brands also have foreign instead of local model numbers. I've seen a 120V-input '20v max' charger with a molded NZ plug on it - not sure if it came from them or someone else.




It's simply not safe to use a large auger or holesaw without a sidehandle, and most of the compact ones simply don't have the torque anyway. The AEG ones are somewhere in between.

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