Oh yea! “Save up to 25% on top-selling tools.” This is it – the mega tool deals we’ve been waiting for Amazon to max out our credit cards with. Right? Eh.
These aren’t blisteringly hot deals, but they’re decent. The 3M WorkTunes hearing protector headphones is perhaps the best of the deals.
While these deals aren’t incredible, at least the name brand offerings are better than all the generic import stuff that’s been monopolizing the deal listing pages lately.
Side note: The 3M WorkTunes Bluetooth music-playing headphones are also on sale, for $10 lower than the price noted in Ben’s preview post earlier in the year.
These deals end at 3am ET 12/21/16, unless supplies run out sooner.
The American Red Cross Blackout Buddy Emergency LED Flashlight
The Blackout Buddy plugs into an outlet and automatically lights up when there’s a power failure. It’s a ready-to-go rechargeable flashlight with around 4 hours of runtime. Plus it can be used as a night light.
3M WorkTunes Hearing Protector, MP3 Compatible with Radio Tuner
These 3M WorkTunes hearing protectors have a built-in AM/FM radio tuner, and can also be connected to an MP3 player or other devices with an audio cable.
Runtime is said to be 140 hours with 2x AA batteries.
It has an NRR of 24 dB,
Makita XFD01RW 18V Compact Driver-Drill Kit
This doesn’t seem like that great of a deal, at first, but the two 2.0Ah batteries make it look a little more appealing.
Makita BL1820-2 18V Compact Lithium-Ion 2.0Ah Battery 2-Pack
No, these aren’t the ones with built-in battery fuel gauge. That 2-pack is $99.
Dremel 4200-8-64 Corded Rotary Tool Kit with EZ Change 77-Piece Platinum Edition
This is a near fully-loaded Dremel rotary tool kit, at a good price for what you get.
There’s also a deal of the day price on a smaller Dremel 4000 set, for $89.
Stanley 92-824 Black Chrome and Laser Etched 69-Piece Socket Set
I have heard great things about Stanley’s black chrome socket set, at least as an entry-level set.
I stopped recommending Craftsman as the standard entry-level pick. I have zero experience with the new imported Craftsman stuff, and don’t see that changing anytime soon.
With there being fewer choices these days between dirt-cheap and premium-priced socket sets, maybe I should give Stanley a try. Maybe I’ll order a set for testing. Yes? No?
I like the Amazon description – Style: Amateur.
Black & Decker BDCDMT1206KITC Matrix 6 Tool Combo Kit with Case
Black & Decker’s Matrix tools feature a modular power tool head system. With this set you get the functionality of 6 tools for a lot less than 6 separate tools. The functionality won’t be the same, but should be enough for casual DIYers on a strict budget.
Porter Cable PCC772B 20V MAX Bluetooth Speaker
This Porter Cable 20V Max Bluetooth speaker comes with an AC adapter, so you don’t necessarily need to have any 20V Max batteries or chargers.
Black & Decker ASI300 Air Station High Performance Inflator
This seems like a compact and less-trouble inflator, although user reviews are a little mixed.
Keep your expectations reasonable. It’s not going to be great for filling up flat tires, but might be decent for seasonal adjustments.