I'm a new home owner. I need to do some fence work. I want to build some shelves. Do some outdoor landscaping. Fix stuff that needs fixing (the house is more than 25 years old, previous owner jerry rigged a bunch of stuff). I'll hire a specialist for the blow up/flood/burn down your house if you get it wrong kind of stuff.
Currently I have a generic toolbox with screw drivers/hammer/pliers/wrench bits and a power drill. This allows me to get most assembly and some minor fixing done.
I'm considering buying a cordless power tool kit which includes
- Circular Saw
- Drill Driver
- Impact Driver
- Reciprocating Saw
The kit comes with a battery, I already have one, and I plan on picking a couple spares, so theoretically I should never run out of juice.
There is a series of nailers(finish/brad/staple) with a built in air compressor which work with the 18v battery, so I considered picking up the finisher (pop, pop, pop, pop, new pickets and a few shelves, done).
For generic fix your home kind of stuff, what would get me the most bang for my buck? The finisher would join together most stuff, but my research indicates that stuff built/repaired that way tends to fall apart quick. Of the stuff in the combo kit, the Impact Driver would probably keep stuff together better, but there is a time penalty (I guess?). So long as I do a counter sink first and putty the hole, there should be much structural(cracking) or cosmetic issues?
I'm leaning towards the kit, since I think I would be able to get more use out of it after I take an intro to woodworking class, and it only cost 50 bucks more than the finisher.