Over at Home Depot, today’s Deal of the Day features a selection of Dewalt and Black & Decker outdoor power tools.
One of the 2 Dewalt deals caught my attention. This bundle, DCKO97M1, features their 20V Max trimmer, blower (which I like a lot for clearing the garage floor and for light leave and debris clearing outside), a charger, and 4.0Ah battery pack.
It’s said to be on sale for $179, from a regular price of $229.
Last year’s holiday season lawn & garden tool deal had a similar kit, but with (2) 5.0Ah battery packs, for $249.
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Amazon has a listing for this same Dewalt bundle, but it’s not available for purchase and there are no reviews, suggesting that it might be a new configuration.
All of Home Depot’s reviews, at least the ones I checked, seem to be pulled in from other related reviews. I’ve expressed unfavorable views about this, as it can be misleading or worse – inaccurate. For example, a lot of the reviews are pulled in from 5.0Ah kits. What if there are review comments about runtime? This kit has a lower capacity battery pack, and this could invalidate certain review opinions.
It’s just something to be on the lookout for.
A Google search for this promo kit, DCKO97M1, doesn’t turn up a whole lot, suggesting to me that it’s a promo bundle. That’s not a bad thing, but it raises questions about the pricing claims. If this isn’t a regularly stocked kit, are you really saving $50 off the $229 “regular” price?
That all said, this does look to be a very good deal, if you consider at how much just the trimmer and blower would cost as bare tools (~$120 each).
Neither tool is aimed at landscaping professionals or those who have more demanding lawn & garden trimming or cleanup needs. But they’re compact, lightweight, and should still be fairly capable.
I have not tested the trimmer, but I’ve had a sample of the blower for some time, and I love how compact it is. I’ve never been wanting for more power, at least not for what I tend to use it for. It’s a very good mid-level tool that sits right between smaller “jobsite blowers” and full-size leaf blowers.
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The deal ends at 4am ET on 10/20/2017.
There’s also a 12A corded blower on sale, for $75.