Amazon October Prime Day 2022 is here! They’re calling this an “early access” sale for Prime members, with deals lasting today and tomorrow (October 11-12 2022).
I sorted through all of the offers and promos to find you the best tool deals.
There are many more tool deals than I expected (a good thing!), enough to make me forget for a moment that Black Friday is still many weeks away. I will be updating this post throughout the 2-day sales event.
Table of Contents
New Day 2 Deals
Top Tool Deals
October Prime Event Tool Deals
What are Readers Buying?
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Prices are accurate as of the time they were posted and are subject to change. If a deal you’re interested in has sold out, check again later, sometimes they return.
Day 1 Summary
This is a far better early holiday sales event compared to last year, where there were only a couple of “epic” deals on select Dewalt and Black & Decker offerings.
There weren’t many lightning deals, aside from the Streamlight Stylus Pro penlight and knee pads.
Nearly all of the Dewalt deals sold out already, except for the 5Ah battery 2-pack. Most of the other deals are still going strong.
I anticipate that there will be some fresh deals for Day 2 of this sales event, but the bulk of their notable tool promos are already listed below. Also be sure to see the promo events being held at other tool retailers.
Day 2 Tool Deals
Craftsman – Save on Cordless OPE, Batteries, Mechanics Tool Set
Fiskars – Save on Loppers & Shears
Gerber – Save on EDC Knives, Hatchets, More
Misc Industrial Tools on Sale
Misc Hand Tools, Sets, Accessories on Sale
Top Tool Deals
Here are a couple of deals that I would buy without hesitation (and in some cases have).
Bosch 5″ Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander – $53
Gearwrench 6pc Pitbull Comfort Grip Pliers Set – $74.39 – Love ’em (I paid $90 last year)
Gearwrench 20pc Screwdriver Set – $57.23 – Fantastic daily drivers (I paid $85 last year)
Metabo HPT 10″ Miter Saw – $99
Bosch Colt Trim Router – $69.29 – can’t beat this for a 1HP compact router – SOLD OUT but available at Home Depot
Bosch 10-pack of OMT Blades – $48.42 (bi-metal, but good price)
Gearwrench 35pc MicroDriver Set – $15.65 – a very useful compact tool set
Cordless Power Tool & Accessory Deals
Dewalt – Save on Cordless Power Tools and Accessories – SOLD OUT
Dewalt Bits & Blades on Sale
Dewalt 20V Max 5Ah Battery 2-Pack – $139 EXPIRED
Dewalt 20V Max Jobsite Fan
Dewalt 12″ Miter Saw – $199 – EXPIRED
Dewalt 142pc Mechanics Tool Set – $80 – EXPIRED
Dewalt Jobsite Table Saw with Folding Stand – $299 – EXPIRED
Dewalt 6pc Reciprocating Saw Blade Set – $10.73
Bosch – Save on Power Tools & Layout/Measuring Tools
Bosch – Save on Power Tool Accessories
Bosch 15A Angle Grinder
Bosch Colt Trim Router
Bosch 18V FREAK 2-in-1 Impact Tool Kit
Bosch 10-pack of OMT Blades
Bosch 5″ Variable Speed Random Orbital Sander
Bosch 14pc Jig Saw Blade Set
Bosch 6-inch Phillips #2 Impact Screwdriver Bits
Makita – Save on Nailers & Staplers
Makita 18V Cordless Power Tool Bundle Deals
Makita 12V Max Cordless Power Tool Deals
Makita 18V 5pc Cordless Power Tool Kit – $299
Makita 18V Cordless Combo Kits
Metabo HPT – Save on Power Tools & Nailers
Rockwell Tool Deals
Dremel Tool Deals
Skil – Save on Misc Tools
Worx – Save on Tools (OPE & DIY)
Craftsman – Save on Misc. Tools
Worx MakerX Deluxe Tool Combo Kit – $175
Metabo HPT 10″ Miter Saw – $99
Irwin 60pc Drill Bit Set – $49.48
Craftsman Brushless Impact Driver Kit
Senco Cordless Nailers
Mechanics Tool Deals
Gearwrench Tool Deals – Mechanics Tool Sets & More
Gearwrench 6pc Pitbull Comfort Grip Pliers Set
Gearwrench 20pc Screwdriver Set
Gearwrench 15pc 3/8″ Metric Universal Impact Socket Set
Ingersoll Rand Air Tool Deals
Sunex – Save on Tools and Accessories
Electrical Tools + Test & Measurement Deals
Fluke – Test & Measurement Tools and PLS Laser Deals
Fluke & Amprobe Multimeter & Tester Deals
Flir – Thermal Imaging Camera Deals
3M Electrical Tape Deals
Klein Tools – Save on Misc. Products
EDC Tool Deals
Mora Knife Deals
Olight – Flashlight Sale
Mora Craftline Basic Knife – $8.49
Kershaw – Cryo Folding Knife – $33.55
Wilton & Jet Tool Deals
Yost Vise Deals
Little Giant Ladders 22ft Velocity with Wheels – $250
Dewalt Air Compressor and Air Hose Reels
Reekon M1 Miter & Chop Saw Digital Measuring Tool – $120
Worx Pegasus Folding Work Table
Woodworking Tool Deals
Jet Parallel Clamp Set (2x 24″, 2x 40″, Risers) – $280
Powermatic Air Cleaner – $640
Bosch 10″ Axial-Glide Miter Saw
Rockwell BladeRunner X2 Tabletop Saw – $77
CLC Custom Leathercraft – Save on Work Gloves & Tool Bags
Mechanix – Save on Gloves
3M Head and Body Protective Gear
Uvex Bionic Face Shield with Clear Visor & Anti-Fog
More Tool Deals
Fuji – Save on Select Paint Sprayers
Wera – Select Tools on Sale
Duck Tape 6-Pack Deals
Johnson Level Tools & Accessories
3M Pneumatic Orbital Sanders
Crescent – Misc Hand Tools
NOCO Genius10 10A Auto Charger & Maintainer
CamelBak Water Bottles
What are Readers Buying?
Energizer Stranger Things Flashlight – Read More
Streamlight Stylus Pro Penlight (Blue) (expired Lightning Deal)
Klein 7-in-1 Manual Impact Driver
Bosch 6A 4-1/2″ Angle Grinder
Bosch Starlock Blade Set
Bosch 30ft Cross-Line Laser Level
Bosch GLM2- Blaze Laser Distance Measurer
Bosch 4pc Countersink Drill Bit Set
Chemical Guys Car Wash Bucket Insert Debris Filter
Makita 18V SubCompact StarLock Multi-Tool
Dremel Multi-Vise for Rotary Tools and Clamping
Gearwrench 35pc MicroDriver Set
Gearwrench 323pc Mechanics Tool Set
Gearwrench 3/8″ Electronic Torque Wrench
Gearwrench 15pc Ratcheting Serpentine Tool Set
Gearwrench 12pc gearbox XL Double Box Wrench Set
Gearwrench 20pc Ratcheting Combo Wrench Set
ToolGuyd Favorites Under $10
Dewalt Medium Tough Case – $6.98
X-Acto Wall-Mounted Pencil Sharpener – $9.99
Gerber Paraframe Mini Knife – $9
Prime Day Tool Deals at Other Retailers
I posted about all of the best tool deals at other retailers separately. Here’s a summary:
Acme Tools – 10% off $99+ select orders
Home Depot – Special Buys on Milwaukee, Dewalt, More
Ohio Power Tools – Special Deals Day 20% off Select in-Stock (live at 8am EST)
CPO – 15% off Friends & Family Sale
KC Tool – Save $20 on Wera Socket Adapter Set (10/11 only)
The Worx kit is interesting. I wanted to say I’ve never seen a small cordless spray gun, but then realized all those tools are tethered to a battery via a cord.
The Kershaw Cryo is showing $33.55 for me
Thanks! Sorry – I mistakenly put the non-Prime price for that one.
The Worx kit is indeed interesting. Even though it’s a corded cordless battery pack, there’s freedom in being able to move around with it. Plus, it allows for the handpieces to be smaller and lighter than otherwise.
$119 REEKON M1 https://www.amazon.com/REEKON-Caliber-Measuring-Tool-Miter/dp/B098TTZZYL
$68 GEARWRENCH 15 Piece 3/8inch Drive 6 Point Universal Impact Socket Set, Metric – 84918N https://www.amazon.com/GearWrench-84918N-Metric-Universal-Impact/dp/B00UM68IQU
$75 NOCO GENIUS10 6v/12v battery maintainer/charger https://www.amazon.com/NOCO-GENIUS10-Fully-Automatic-Temperature-Compensation/dp/B07W3QT226
I added them to the post.
I know this is a little off topic, but I’ve never seen that Reekon M1 before, and I think I need to write a letter to Santa. Has anyone used it, and can perhaps offer some insight? Is it worth the investment?
It depends on what you’re trying to measure. It works great on flat stock, but I’ve found that the accuracy really suffers on things like crown and baseboard that have different profiles. I stopped using mine altogether, but that’s not necessarily a knock on the tool. It works great for what it’s designed for, but it doesn’t really suit my individual needs.
Thanks for the info. Almost all of my cutting is flat stock, so it sounds like it might fit my needs. Cheers!
The Uvex Bionic Face Shield with Clear Polycarbonate Visor and Anti-Fog/Hard Coat (S8510) is on sale also at $19.93. I’ve seen it mentioned before thought I’d share.
Great price! *added* Thank you!
The Bionic is a fantastic face shield. The last time I bought another one (2019), I got it on sale for $26. https://toolguyd.com/uvex-howard-leight-ppe-gear-deal-012919/
Sadface, when I last purchased Items Ordered Price here is what I got.
1 of: DEWALT DCB205-2 20V MAX XR 5.0Ah Lithium Ion Battery, 2-Pack
Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
There have been some deals over the years, usually bundles or double-dipping promos where there was sale pricing and $25 off $100+ or similar.
Generally, $159 is an everyday price. Retailers have it as high as $239 right now for the two-pack.
Don’t forget to check prices elsewhere and use something like camelcamelcamel to check the history. Last week I started eyeing a Hoover extractor vacuum. It was $99 and I figured I’d wait to see if it goes on sale this week. Well I check today and they raised the price by $10!
That doesn’t always work. For instance, most of today’s deals won’t register with price trackers. They don’t even register as “new lower prices” in my cart even, I had to check things manually.
Milwaukee packout kit at Acme Tools is
$269.97 when you apply dealday10 coupon
Sweet! Thanks, I’ll highlight it in the other post.
Anyone have experience with the 114pc GearWrench tap and die set? Don’t need it for industrial purposes or anything but have been looking at the Irwin set and this is comparable at half the price. $144, normally $269. The Irwin set is currently $309.
I know Stuart has reviewed the Irwin set on Toolguyd but haven’t seen too much on the GearWrench set other than the widely varying Amazon reviews. From what I can tell the taps/dies seem ok, it’s the ratchets everyone hates about the GearWrench set. (Mechanisms seem to break easily?)
Curious if anyone has an opinion to sway me either way.
The price seems good (https://www.amazon.com/GearWrench-82812-Piece-Large-Combination/dp/B001GMVA64/?tag=toolguyd-20).
I bought the Gearwrench tap and die tool set years ago. They come in handy, although they’re not my primary tools – I use standard tap wrenches for new thread-cutting tasks.
Sets like the Gearwrench and Irwin work well for rethreading and repair tasks.
I like the tools, actually, and every now and then dig them out for use with compatible pass-thru sockets.
I haven’t broken mine yet, but I also don’t use them for demanding tasks, simply because it’s slower to back out when cutting new threads. You’re supposed to have a forward-backwards cadence for breaking chips, but that’s not possible with a ratcheting mechanism.
$144 is a lot for what you get, though, even if you do have to supplement with another tap holder or two.
The Irwin set (https://toolguyd.com/irwin-hanson-117pc-tap-and-die-set/) is a safer buy, but it’s also more than 2X the price.
It’s a hard choice.
These sets – in my opinion – are about having what you need in a pinch to push through and past an unanticipated repair.
I think that the GW set could be a good springboard, providing a lot of “just in case” tooling with very polarizing tools that you might or might not be able to filly utilize.
They work decently for repair work, less so for new threading work. If you have to budget more towards additional tools, and a tool box to contain it all in, would it make more sense to go with a smaller set by Irwin or similar?
But even if you go with Irwin/Hanson, the tooling is not going to be premium quality. They should be much better than the taps and dies found in no-name sets on Amazon and elsewhere, but not as good as HSS (high speed steel) tooling you might buy separately for cutting new threads.
This is a hard choice.
If buying for personal use, I might go for a smaller Irwin set, and save the price difference for specific tools should more involved tasks come up. But, having more than you anticipate needing can come in handy when something breaks and you need what you need.
They would be for light duty type situations only. I am getting a home cnc mill in the near future (shapeoko hdm) that can do aluminum and other materials that I felt a set of tap and dies may come in handy for whatever assembly work or fun I can come up with.
I am leaning towards the Irwin set. Looks like they are $304. Is that the best price I will likely see this holiday season? (I know it’s likely a gamble if it’ll go down any more than this).
In that case, I would lean towards recommending you hold off. You might be better served with separate pieces, such as 3pc tap sets with taper, plug, and bottoming taps.
Depending on the size of the holes and material, you can use spiral taps or others with a drill for quicker work.
Tap and die sets are better for repair work and such. If you’re mainly going to be using taps, you can buy a selection of 3pc sets in specific sizes, plus the tooling.
There might be other percent-off deals for Veteran’s Day or the holidays. If you’re skipping the Gearwrench, there’s time to price-shop around on the Irwin set.
I got the Gearwrench set a few years ago. The taps and dies work totally fine, and I have had zero problems with the ratchets. The only downside with this set, is that the square drive ends of the Gearwrench taps are slightly different size than Lisle tap sockets (maybe metric vs fractional?). If you dont own Lisle tap sockets and have no interest in that drive method, this issue is totally irrelevant. I also have some Irwin taps and dies, and they work fine, also. I slightly prefer the Irwins, mainly because they fit Lisle tap sockets.
I got the 77 pc set 2 years ago on sale for $84. Occasional use, but also have had no issues, no complaints. It’s definitely nice to have a fairly full complement when the need arises. Can’t always source these things locally same day.
My current ROS has been on it’s last legs, so I decided to grab that Bosch sander deal. Hope I get one with a flat pad.
Bosch 15a grinder what a good deal for $36! Wait its 6amp
The ACME 10% deal and the $75 off deal will stack as well. Start saving!
Now that is a deal.
Wait what? What’s the $75 off deal? Thanks!
“Purchase $199+ of select DEWALT and save $15 when you use code: FALL75. Save $35 when you order $300+ or $75 when you order $500+”
They no longer stack, they caught on and put an end to it. It was nice while it lasted.
Koko The Talking Ape
Thank you sir! Oh well.
Looks like a nice price on the Bosch Axial Glide saw: CM10GD $484
Great find and price. I’d love to get that saw …
Just not the right time with very limited projects to upgrade.
Looking at ordering the Jet parallel clamps but Rockler has a 6pk of the Revo Jr’s for less. Any feedback one way or another?
Revo Jr are lighter duty.
I went with Bessey Revo (regular, not Jr). It is my understanding that Jet is comparable.
If you want to buy-once-cry-once, go with Bessey Revo or Jet.
The Revo JR set (https://www.rockler.com/bessey-k-body-revo-jr-6-piece-parallel-clamp-pack?sid=AFV58) gives you 2x 18″, 2x 24″, and 2x 36″ clamps.
Personally, I would rather go with 2x 24″ and 2x 40″ clamps. 18″ clamps could come in handy, but I skipped that size.
For a 6-clamp setup, I’d rather have more 24″ or 40″ (or even 50″) clamps.
The Jet is a good price, but there’s also a Bessey 4-pack (2x 24″, 2x 40″, riser blocks) for $220 right now. https://www.amazon.com/Bessey-KREK2440-REVOlution-Clamp-Kit/dp/B07CB47M5M/?tag=toolguyd-20
Parallel clamps are the type of woodworking tools that you shouldn’t rush into. But it’s also the type of product you will likely need more of.
The Revo Jr’s seem to be popular, but it also depends on what your needs are. For me, the 18″ clamps might come in handy if I gave them the chance, but for bigger glue-ups I’m happy for the step-up in strength and rigidity of the Revo (non-Jr) clamps. The Jet are in the same category.
Basically, Revo Jr = medium duty, and you need to gauge how well the sizes work for you. Revo and Jet = heavier duty.
Menards now carries Bessey clamps.
Yes they do. When I was shopping them their prices seemed lower than everyone else, too. Even before the 11% rebate.
Decent PowerStack deal at Farm & Fleet – https://www.farmandfleet.com/products/1448673-dewalt-20v-powerstack-compact-battery.html
The Dewalt 12” miter saw quoted for $199 here must have been that price on 10/11/22 only. On 10/12/22, it’s $249. Finding the same with the Dewalt table saw ($50 higher on Amazon than here) and a few others. 🙁
Thanks! Wow, that stinks. When I checked last night, all of those deals were shown as sold out. Now they’re back but at higher prices. This was supposed to be a 2-day sales event; I didn’t see any mention of the Dewalt deals being one-day-only.
Not sure if this has been mentioned, but the Bosch colt router is no longer on sale ☹️
Thanks! It looks like it sold out. It might be worth checking again later – sometimes sold-out deals return.
Or, it looks like Home Depot is matching the price (at least as of the time of this comment).
Also not on sale but now more expensive are all four Wera Zyklop Pockers sets. $160 with the sockets and $155 for regular imperial. Metric bit version only $111. I like the product but not at that price.
I’m still looking for a small ratchet set for my to-go bag and right now Ryobi has one for $25. Hopefully cheaper for Black Friday…
Palmac had these for less. I bought one of the Imperial’s on Columbus Day for $96 – 10% off. I bet that they will have some deal again for Black Friday
I hope so, but I think still too much for me. As mentioned elsewhere I’m looking forward a compact ratchet set with both metric and sae so I don’t have to lug around my 155pc craftsman set.
Curious how these will feel since they are small but probably plenty good for my random diy stuff. Thanks for the tip!