We are just two days away from Black Friday 2022, and five away from Cyber Monday 2022. Let’s talk about how to approach getting in on the best tool deals of the year!
But first, Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
I encourage you visit ToolGuyd on Black Friday, throughout Thanksgiving weekend, and also on Cyber Monday! We will be covering all of the flash sales, doorbuster deals, and new promos with the same thoroughness as in the past.
Black Friday Tool Deals Rule 1: Don’t think too much. There are ways around buyer’s remorse, such as cancelling or returning your purchase (check return policies ahead of time!). But if you miss out on a promo window or a deal sells out, you’re out of luck.
Black Friday Tool Deals Rule 2: Don’t buy things you don’t need. If a deal is too good to pass up, share it with others!
Ask yourself: How upset will I be if the deal sells out in 5 minutes? That will help you determine the course of action.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday Tool Deals Cheat Sheet
Home Depot – Save on Deals of the Day – Go here first! There are bound to be great deals on Dewalt and Milwaukee cordless power tools, probably Ridgid and Ryobi as well.
Amazon – Tool Deals & Promos – Go here second! There are going to be excellent deals. Take a look, or wait for us to do the sorting and filtering work for you.
Lowe’s – Save on Deals of the Day – Almost don’t bother
Acme Tools – Black Friday Deals – Scout for unique deals
Acme Tools – Cyber Monday Deals – Go here first on Monday!
Tool Nut Deals – Lower free shipping threshold ($99)
Ohio Power Tool Deals – Unique deals, great customer service
Rockler Woodworking Deals – Woodworking equipment & impulse supply-buys
Olight Flash Sale – does anyone need a new flashlight?!
CPO – Black Friday Sales – Always worth a quick look
KC Tool Black Friday Sales – specializes in European hand tools; bound to have doorbusters and hopefully another coupon offer
Leatherman – 50% off Customizations – for more personal EDC tools
Walmart Tool Deals – beginner and no-name tools, but some surprises (such as Vampliers)
My Game Plan
Home Depot and Amazon have the best deals of the day.
I will usually check other retailers to find price-matching options in case inventory starts selling out. Other retailers will sometimes have some unique deals as well, or lower free shipping thresholds.
Home Depot’s deals of the day are quick to scan through, and there’s always some great bargains there.
Amazon always has great deals, but they’re a chore to sort through. My process is to list them all out as I go through it all, and then I organize them later in the day for easier reference throughout the weekend and for future purposes.
Lowe’s usually has decent Black Friday deals, but have never been really good with doorbusters or deals of the day.
Specialty stores – woodworking or knife/multi-tool suppliers often have good deals. If I don’t have a purchase in mind, I browse for impulse-buys.
At some point I check my emails and post about any reader tips or deal finds. The comments sections are usually open on day-of posts, and I check those too to see if anything should be added into a post.
In between deal-scouting, I’ll order some tools for myself – some for review purposes, others for personal use.
What’s your game plan?
Is there anything I should add to the cheat sheet above? To be honest, it’s mostly there as a reminder for myself, so that I remember where to check for updates, and can do so with the fewest clicks possible. But if it’s helpful for me, I figure maybe it’s helpful for you too.
Black Friday 2022 Deal Guides
These links will take you to our other deal guides.
Best Black Friday Tool Deals for 2022 – Main Index
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