We’re closing in on Black Friday 2020 fast, and it’s at this exact time of year when all of the questions flood in: Which of these tool deals are any good? Which of these deals should I buy? Help!?
Here, I’m going to focus on the top 10 Home Depot Black Friday Tool Deals.
ToolGuyd partnered with Home Depot for 2 things – first, to sort out just a couple of tool deals to spotlight in a post, and second, for a sponsored placement in our deal reminders listing at the top of the page.
I might have bitten off more than I could chew here. The top 10 best deals? The top 25 deals might have been easier. But, I’ll give this a try.
Here are the Home Depot Black Friday deals that held my attention the strongest, and in some cases won over part of my holiday season tool budget.
1) Dewalt FlexVolt Advantage Cordless Power Tool Bundles
The holiday shopping season is full of entry-level tools and value-centric combo kits, and so it is rare to see specially priced bundles that not only give you premium brushless cordless power tools, but the latest and greatest releases cordless tech. That’s what we have here with these Dewalt 20V Max FlexVolt Advantage promo bundles
Take your pick – each kit bundle is $199. And, keep in mind that each bare tool is regularly priced $179 (hammer drill) or $199 (all the others), and that a 6Ah battery retails for $159. This is a very good deal
- Hammer Drill Deal Bundle
- Circular Saw Deal Bundle
- Reciprocating Saw Deal Bundle
- Angle Grinder Deal Bundle
2) FREE Bonus Cordless Power Tool Offers
This one is easy – buy a cordless power tool starter kit or combo kit, get 1 or 2 FREE BONUS tools. There are different “buy this” and “get that” bonus tool options for Dewalt 20V Max, Milwaukee M18, Makita 18V, and Ridgid 18V systems.
We broke it down in the following post, along with a couple of additional cordless power tool kit options for you to choose from:
3) Milwaukee Shockwave Screwdriver Bit Set
This Milwaukee 70pc Shockwave impact-rated screwdriver bit set remains the best screwdriver assortment deal of the season, and might even be the best deal assortment I have ever seen.
It offers a wide range of useful bits, and not just the typical Phillips #2 and Torx T25 screwdriver tip sizes you’ll find in bulk quantities in other assortments.
And the best part – it’s just $9.88 and with free shipping! If you need any screwdriver bits, this assortment is an unbeatable deal.
4) Husky Tool Cabinet
Home Depot will have several Husky tool box promotions for the Black Friday 2020 holiday shopping season, and this is the one I would consider most for personal use.
The work top measures 46″ long by 24″ wide, and the cabinet has 9-drawers each with ball bearing slides rated to 100 lbs per drawer. There’s a power strip on the side, equipped with AC outlets and USB charging ports. The deep drawers have double drawer slides for 200 lb load capacity.
There are a lot of nice touches here, such as the wood top and color-matched handle and cord wrap brackets. The drawers have a latch retention system to ensure they stay closed when you want them closed.
You get a full-width drawer up top for your frequently used items, 6 shallow drawers, and 2 deep 9″ drawers for power tools and other bulk items.
There are several color options, but since this mobile workbench is in such high demand, I’m only seeing gloss blue available online and grey in stores.
At my store, when I took this photo last week, there were 2 shoppers also ogling the tool boxes, and it seemed that one of them wanted to buy the display model off the floor right then and there.
5) Klein Electrical Tool Sets
There are two very good Klein hand tool deals right now – a 3pc electrical testing kit for $25, and a 3pc screwdriver and nutdriver kit for $30.
6) Dewalt Drill Bit Set
I don’t know how they arranged for this, but you can buy this Dewalt 14pc drill bit set, with sizes from 1/16″ to 1/2″, for $9.97, AND with FREE SHIPPING.
It’s available in stores as well, and online with free no-minimum shipping? Buy a set and think about it later, at least that’s what I did. And after thinking about it, I’m leaning towards buying a second set.
These are black oxide drill bits with an added coating, and with a 135° split point to prevent walking. And, it comes with a nice clear-lid case.
No gimmicks, no catch, just a solid 14pc drill bit set at incredible pricing.
7) Dewalt Right Angle Attachment + Bit Set
This is another “how can they sell this for so low?!” type of Black Friday deal.
You get a Dewalt right angle attachment for your drill, and a 35pc MaxFit screwdriver bit set, all impact-rated.
The right angle attachment by itself is regularly $20 and on sale for $18 at Home Depot right now. But, this set with right angle attachment and 35pc bit set is $14.88? Okay! I bought one on the spot.
8) Modular Tool Boxes!
It’s time that you organized your tools!
Home Depot has 3 different systems on sale, by Dewalt, Milwaukee, and Ridgid.
Dewalt ToughSystem 2.0 3pc Tool Box Combo: $149
Buy the Dewalt ToughSystem 2.0 if you want a sturdy and easy to use system with decent capacity and strength.
Milwaukee Packout 3pc Tool Box Combo: $179
Buy into the Milwaukee Packout tool box system if you want a little extra versatility. Milwaukee Packout now has many more options that competing systems. These tool boxes are extremely strong and durable, and personally, I have come to really favor their front-sliding tool box latching system.
Ridgid PRO Gear Tool Box 3pc Combo: $98
Ridgid’s modular tool box system is a good compromise between versatility and affordability. You won’t find fancy spring-action latches or many other add-on options beyond what you see here, but these tool boxes are well designed, convenient, strong, durable, and unbeatably priced.
9) Milwaukee M18 Brushless Drill or Impact Driver Kit – $99
I’m sneaking more tool deals into the listings because I simply cannot choose. Cordless drill kit or impact driver kit? BOTH are very good deals.
This promo kit features Milwaukee’s M18 compact brushless drill kit, bundled with a 2.0Ah battery, charger, and tool bag.
It is ALWAYS a very good deal at $99. This is one of those rare $99 pro brand cordless drill kit deal that includes a regular-line brushless drill and a 2.0Ah battery.
or, maybe you already have a good cordless drill and were looking for a compact brushless impact driver.
Also Consider: Milwaukee M18 FUEL + Packout Special Buy
I would be remiss if I didn’t also mention Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel impact driver and Packout tool box deal, model 2853-22PO.
You get their premium multi-speed impact wrench, (2) compact 3.0Ah batteries, a charger, and a Packout tool box with pre-cut foam insert to store it all in.
This is a great price, considering that Milwaukee has a kit with the non-Fuel brushless impact and 2x 2.0Ah batteries for $199. With this promo bundle, you step up to a more-featured and more powerful tool and higher capacity compact batteries, and there’s also the Packout tool box to consider.
10) Husky Hand Tools
To be perfectly honest, I’ve never really been a fan of huge mechanics tool sets, but that might be because I started out with a smaller budget and pieced together my kit with smaller sets. There was some overlap, and I also had to watch for sales so that I could affordably add more accessories in.
Here, this Husky 270pc mechanics tool set is priced at just $99.
It comes with 3 ratchets – in 1/4″, 3/8″, and 1/2″ drive sizes, 148 sockets, 14 wrenches, and 105 accessories.
This actually looks to be a very good assortment of tools to start out with.
For instance, you get enough wrench sizes here where their inclusion is actually worth it. Seriously, what’s the point of a mechanics tool set only giving you a total of 6 wrenches? Here, you get 7 each in metric and SAE sizes.
Looking at some of our prior years’ Black Friday tool deal coverage, a competing brand had a 263pc set in a plastic tool box for $150, and a 165pc set in blow molded case for $90. In another year, that competing brand had a 255pc set in a plastic tool box as a “doorbuster” for $150.
Husky hand tool quality is usually great for the money. A 270pc set for $99 seems like a fantastic deal for users looking to buy their first mechanics tool set, or maybe a portable kit to complement an existing set that’s stored in tool box drawers.
5 More Deals
Here are just a few more deals that I felt MUST be included here. I’m sorry, I really thought I could cram everything into a top 10 list, but Home Depot simply has too many compelling Black Friday tool deals.
Milwaukee M12 Installation Driver KIT: $179
Dewalt Organizer: $10
Dewalt Oscillating Multi-Tool Kit: $99 – Comparison
Milwaukee Hole Saw and Reciprocating Saw Blade Set + Packout Bundle: $50
Milwaukee M12 + Free Battery Tool Deals
Also See: Home Depot PRO Black Friday Tool Deals
There are a lot more deals – here’s a look at the best Home Depot tool deals that are part of their [unofficial] PRO Black Friday 2020 sales event: