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When I consider the assortment of power tools that I’ve purchased, collected and inherited over time, I am amazed that I have been able to complete the projects that I have. And nothing has brought my “tools-shortcomings” to greater light than the opportunity to see, touch, and ‘test drive’ the new line of Kobalt Tools, now available exclusively at Lowe’s.
Through years of research and engineering refinements, the Kobalt design team has managed to bring professional-grade tools to an even broader range of consumers, including first-time homebuyers, novice and seasoned DIYers, and serious contractors. “We learn so much from talking with our do-it-yourself and professional customers about what they look for in a tool–what they buy and why they buy it,” said David Vaughn, vice president of merchandising for tools at Lowe’s. “In turn, we build quality tools that reflect the day-to-day needs of our customers so that they can tackle any project on their list.”
Every Kobalt tool is designed and engineered to combine toughness and durability with the latest developments in comfort, balance and practical innovations. And, while the line now includes more than 1,700 products, the new cordless power tools are among my personal favorites–offering the same muscle as their AC-powered predecessors, but the convenience of long-lasting, rechargeable 18-Volt Lithium or 18-Volt NICd battery packs.
The new line of 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Tools features a Combo Kit that includes drill/driver, reciprocating saw, circular saw and LED worklight ($269), along with individual selections like the Cordless 18-V Drill Driver ($159) and Cordless 18-V 1/2-inch Impact Wrench ($269). In addition to the products being value-priced, all Kobalt tools come with a five-year hassle-free guarantee, and Kobalt batteries, a three-year hassle-free guarantee. It’s definitely time to update my tool collection!
For more information, visit the Lowes.com site or one of the more than 1,725 home improvement stores around the country.
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