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Customer Reviews for Master Mechanic 18-Volt Cordless Drill & Circular Saw Set

Master Mechanic 18-Volt Cordless Drill & Circular Saw Set

Master Mechanic 2-Piece Cordless Drill & Circular Saw Set engineered with the latest technology. Powerful, high-performing starter set includes an 18-volt variable speed reversible drill/driver and circular saw, two NiCad rechargeable batteries, a 1-hour charger and a custom tote bag. The drill/driver has a high-performance motor that delivers more torque -- 24 settings -- to get even the toughest jobs done quickly. Low gear settings offer high torque for heavy-duty screwdriving; high gears provide optimum RPMs (0-350, 0-1400 RPM) for quick drilling. Drill has an integrated LED work light when working in dark spaces. Over-molded, contoured grip reduces hand fatigue. With metal, single-sleeve 3/8-inch chuck and two screwdriver bits. The 5-1/2-inch circular saw delivers 3800 RPM and has a tough 24-tooth tungsten carbide blade to make cuts quickly and cleanly. Features 0-50 degree bevel, cast aluminum upper guard, lower guard and steel base. Both are backed by a 3-year warranty.
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1 out of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Master Mechanic 18-Volt Cordless Drill & Circular Saw Set
Review 1 for Master Mechanic 18-Volt Cordless Drill & Circular Saw Set
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2 / 5
2 / 5

Great price and nice package of 2 tools

PostedFebruary 15, 2014
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Derek
from Hartford, WI
Experience Level:Experienced
I have been using cordless drills for 25 years. This is the 4th cordless drill I have owned. This is the first Master Mechanics cordless drill and saw set I have ever bought. The drill has lots of power and works well. The saw does a good job for a small battery saw. I learned my lesson about leaving batteries on the charger and leaving the charger plugged in from my previous cordless drill. Always drain the battery before charging it, and not each time when just used for a few minutes. Never leave your battery charging in the charger after the green full light comes on. Always store the tools with the battery removed on a work bench (leave it on the concrete and the concrete grounds and drains the battery). Last make sure to unplug the charger when not being used. I followed this practice religiously with my new purchase but the batteries would no longer take a charge after just 9 months use. I wish the batteries were better quality.
Next is the drill head. When reversing the drill the chuck becomes detached from the body. You have to crank it tight again in forward to continue. Fix these things True Value and you will have a true remodeler dream package of cordless tools.
Set comes in a very nice heavy duty carry bag as well.
Pros: reasonable price, good power, nice heavy duty carry bag
Cons: short battery life
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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Review 2 for Master Mechanic 18-Volt Cordless Drill & Circular Saw Set
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3 / 5
3 / 5

Wow left handed saw in a right handed world.

PostedJuly 19, 2012
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Lefty
from Troy ID
Experience Level:Experienced
Fresh out of box but WOW a saw designed for the left handed. Being left handed in a right world this is a first. Very cool so far but charging batteries now.
Pros: left handed design
Cons: right hand folks may find it a challenge to use.
I would recommend this to a friend!
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