Several readers wrote in recently, talking about a recent deal on this Milwaukee M12 Fuel XC cordless hammer drill and impact driver combo kit. This combo kit, model 2598-22, is a great buy at $179 right now.
A reader (thank you Zack!) included a great question with his deal tip submission:
I was at Home Depot today and noticed that the M12 Fuel combo set (2598-22) is selling for a much lower price than last month. Last month, I couldn’t find it anywhere for less than $220, but Home Depot and several other retailers now all show it discounted to $179.
Drill-Driver + Impact Driver sets are very practical, and the bundled battery packs (one each of two different sizes), charger, and tote bag make this an excellent starter kit for the M12 system. I recently picked up the M12 jigsaw through another Home Depot promotion, and I had been looking to fill out the set — that’s why I was hunting for deals on this particular combo SKU.
I haven’t seen any indication that this is part of a special promotion. It’s possible that this is just the “new normal” for this tool (introduced around January 2018), or maybe this suggests that an update is on the horizon.
In any case, it’s a good time to buy this set for anyone who was holding out for a better price, as I was.
Historically, this Milwaukee M12 Fuel hammer drill and impact driver kit has regularly sold for $229. This combo kit has been discounted for Black Friday and the winter holiday shipping season before, to either $199 or $179.
Last year, there was also a free bonus battery offer, but I don’t see such a deal returning for this year.
This year’s promo price is again $179, and based on sales materials I have seen so far, I don’t think we’ll see anything better. If you’re worried there will be a better deal or bundle, it’s a good idea to order from a retailer that has a good return policy.
I also agree that this is a fantastic way to enter Milwaukee’s M12 cordless power tool system. It comes with the two tools, a 2Ah battery, a 4Ah XC battery, charger, and tool bag.
Quick Features & Specs
Milwaukee 2504 Brushless Hammer Drill
- 350 in-lbs max torque
- 0-450/0-1700 RPM
- 1/2″ chuck
- 6.6″ length
Milwaukee 2553 Brushless Impact Driver
- 1/4″ hex bit chuck
- 1300 in-lbs max torque
- 0-3300 RPM
- 4-mode Drive Control speed/torque settings