It appears that Diablo masonry drill bits are now on clearance at Home Depot.
As we recently posted about, Bosch drill bits have also been on clearance at Home Depot stores. Diablo is a Bosch company.
Members of popular deals forums have reported finding Diablo hammer drill bits, multi-material masonry drill bits, tile and stone drill bits, and SDS masonry drill bits on clearance at heavily discounted pricing.
We have confirmed that many Diablo hammer drill bits, SDS-shank masonry drill bits, and individual carbide-tipped tile and stone drill bits are on clearance on Home Depot’s website, and that certain sizes are no longer available.
As is the case with clearance prices and discounts, “your miles might vary.” Pricing can vary, depending on SKU, zip code, or availability.
At this time, Diablo spade drill bits and hole saws do not appear to be affected by whatever changes prompted these clearance prices.
A reader shared what a Home Depot associate told them, that the retailer “made a deal to carry Milwaukee bits only.” We have not been able to confirm this, but Bosch and Diablo drill bits being on clearance at the same time presents strong supporting evidence.
Brand expansions, shifts, and changes at retail stores are not uncommon.
Home Depot began transitioning from Bosch to Diablo power tool accessories in 2020, but this change is different. Simplifying things, switching from Bosch to Bosch’s subsidiary’s accessories essentially meant that blue-coated Bosch products were being replaced with red-coated Diablo SKUs.
But here, it appears that Bosch and Diablo have both lost shelf space to Milwaukee Tool.
Diablo still holds plenty of shelf space at Home Depot stores and online, such as with their spade drill bits, reciprocating saw blades, jig saw blades, circular saw blades, router bits, and sanding discs.
I did not see any empty pegs or clearance prices at my local Home Depot store when I checked a few days ago. Certain sizes are on clearance online, and in-store selections might already have been picked clean.
What does the drill bit selection look like at your local Home Depot stores?