It sure does! Check out hfcoupons.com or the harbor freight coupon database for coupons, If you are interested in Bauer right now the regular Drill is the lowest I've ever seen it at $54.99 and the Impact Driver is $59.99. The Herc is apparently more heavy duty, I have the Bauer Drill, Circular Saw, and Impact Driver, and I like all of them.
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HF needs to get off their butts and bring some more Hercules power stuff to market! Bauer already has a pretty extensive lineup of power tools where Big Blue has relatively few. For that reason, Bauer might be a better option, especially for cordless tools. You'll get more interchangeability for your batteries.
I really like my 12v herc impact and drill. They are on sale right now for 79.99 although you have to purchase warranties on their stuff to, where you save money on herc and Bauer is in batteries. The 12v batteries are only 25 bucks for the herc. So for the price of normal brands batteries you can literally buy 4 herc batteries. I bet this 12v impact driver could drive large lag screws no problem though and the size, weight, and comfort is just amazing and as far as I've seen no other 12v system feels as good as the herc.
Hey brother I bought the screwdriver version and the drill about a month ago when that coupon came out at $69. Was foaming at the mouth waiting for thatcoupon lol. And purchasing the warranty they were $85 each out the door. Not a bad deal at all. Plus I have to batteries. Might buy another batt if they EVER issue a coupon. Still excellent prices. I know the screwdriver is literally the drill with the chuck swapped for the hex chuck lol. But I LOVE them for smaller jobs and small spaces. I find my self using them way more often than my 20v dewalt. Nice to have the big boy when you need it. But those 12v I agree with you. As far as weight and feel in the hand. Cant beat it. Just make sure you try and wait for that $69.99 coupon. I was very tempted to buy the Milwaukee combo impact and drill for $130 awhile back but honestly I really do not like the battery in the handle. The feel, balance and the fact you cant really set it down upright just doesn’t work for me. If anyone is looking at the herc 12v line. Do it. Just try to wait for that coupon. I really might pick up the impact too.... but I’m broke. Haha.
@DIYDaddy-o I don't like the way any of the other 12v systems feel except maybe the Makita. Even at 70 bucks there are still better deals out there in the 12v world is what I meant. I believe you can get the brushless Milwaukee 12v set for around what the herc costs for 2, but th batteries are like 1/4 the price.
@doug.dale copy that brother. Yes I really like a lot about the new herc especially battery price. But yes the actual tool prices are just too high. At least with the 70 coupon you feel better about spending it. I really wish the normal price would be 70 and they would issue a coupon for 60. Or god forbid they make a combo kit drill and impact 2 batts and Charger for 140. Lol
I believe there is a good bit of Herc stuff coming out this year, granted not as much as Bauer.
HF said "soon" on their 20v Hercules line way back in Summer 2017. Hate to think what "later" might mean!
I guess we'll see it when we see it. The Hercules table saw is gradually trickling into stores, so there is some pipeline carrying tools from R&D into production and distribution. I do kind of wish that pipeline had a bit more carrying capacity!
@DrThunder88 yea man dragging their feet with the releases. They need to release a lot this summer of both red and blue and make a huge impact on the market. Instead of one or two tools every couple months.
I had the same thing to decide and went with the Hercules system, but I wonder if it was a good decision given fact they have not been very forthcoming on new tools. I really like the Hercules 20v hammer drill I bought and was very impressed with the many improvements they did on the inside of the tool I was by Red on the Den Of Tools, but a recent experience I had with Worx Tools has made me a bit gun shy. I bought into the Worx 40v battery line instead of their 20v line thinking that they were moving into the 40v and was convinced of that through communications with them. I have a chain saw, hydro cleaner, and a Trimmer/Edger in the 40v line. Recently they decided to drop the 40v line for the 20v line and use 2 20v batteries where they needed the extra power. The 40v tools are not interchangeable with the double 20v and are discontinued. They say the parts will be available, but after they lied to me about the 40v line, I do not trust them. I would think it will not be all that long before they do not have parts, and as a DIYer it will be years before I need parts, Already I have to call to even get a new chain for the 40v chain saw, because 40v tools have no parts listed on their site.
In conclusion, I would say Bauer is certainly the safer choice. I do hope HF doesn’t just drop the Hercules line, but I am a Bit gun shy of upper management folks now.
My problem with Bauer, Hercules, and the like. These products may “beat” certain top selling brands. But does anyone still have a 12 volt cordless Hercules drill from 1998? Oh...you don’t? I bet Dewalt does. my point is that these products are so new that nobody has had them long enough to even begin to discuss the tool life itself. Im not a dewalt fan boy. I dislike them personally. But, like the patriots, they’re tried and true. Don’t get me wrong, 5 yrs from now if you’re still using the same Herc drill driver and it’s just as strong as it was out of the box, I’ll consider. Until then, my Ridgids have a lifetime warranty on batteries...🤷🏻♂️
So, did you ever decide on Bauer on Hercules as which platform to go with? I have both platforms at this point because I couldn’t wait for the Hercules ones.