I know the thread on the best cordless drill is right in here, but I would like some SPECIFIC kit recommendations (or even a separate impact driver recommendation).
Christmas is coming, and the wife needs ideas. I was originally going to get a nice hybrid table saw, but I don't have my barn finished yet with power, so I really can't use it, yet, and my smaller 10" table top saw will have to do for now. What I DO really need is a nice cordless impact driver. I'm doing a lot of renovations, and building workbenches in the barn and in the lower shop, etc. I'm tired of my 24V Firestorm bitching out on me, and stripping screws, and dying. I have the firestorm 24V kit, and honestly, it's kind of garbage (big surprise, right)? The drill is decent, but that's about it.
I'm not sure I want to get a kit, yet, but I know I want an impact driver that's lightweight, but will last for an entire 4-5hrs+ of driving 3"+ deck/wood screws. I could use a hammer drill, so a kit would be nice I suppose.
Obviously, Makita, Milwaukee, and Bosch are at the top of the list right now. My dad has a Bosch 32V cordless hammer drill and loves it, but it does weigh a small ton. He had an older NiMH Makita that he loved (and so did I since I used it a lot when growing up), so right now I really only have personal experience with Makita and Bosch, but obviously Milwaukee's reputation is pretty good as well.
Any recommendations on kits here of these three brands? Cost wise, don't want to spend over about $450.