As I was walking through Home Depot yesterday, I saw such a large price drop on the Bessey clutch-style bar clamps that my jaw dropped.
I then took a closer look at all of their holiday displays, and found a few more early season deep discounts. What’s really funny was that I had just been to another home Depot and didn’t see any of the same deals.
When I got home I verified that the deal were in fact real and not just limited to my local Home Depot, that other store must not have marked down their inventory yet.
A lot of these reduced prices are available online, and not just in-store. Not all gift center items are being discounted beyond their original “special buy” prices!
Update: Prices on some of Home Depot’s holiday items have been lowered again. Rather than start a new post, we updated and republished this one, which was originally posted on 12/4/15.
Many if not all of the discounted tools are available for online ordering, but it might be easier to simply visit your local Home Depot. You should also be able to order online for in-store pickup.
Check here for Home Depot’s holiday hand tool “gift ideas”, which shows some more price-drops.
Bessey 6pc Clutch Clamps
I was excited last June when I spotted the deal on the 6 piece Bessey Clutch Clamp set. When Home Depot brought this set back for the holiday season, I still thought it was a good deal. Now that they’ve slashed the price to $17, it’s a deal that’s hard to refuse. I had to restrain myself from buying a few sets.
These clamps sell for $10 EACH elsewhere! Or at least, it looks like these are the same exact clamps. We can’t see any differences. The model number is the same – GSCC2.506.
This set is now $15.
Bessey Steel Spring Clamp Set
I was also impressed with the value of the Bessey spring clamp set when Home Depot started stocking it last month. $10 is a pretty good price for 9 Bessey spring clamps, but at the new $7 price, that’s less than $1 a spring clamp.
Since this really hasn’t been a mover in any of the stores I’ve visited, I had been planing on waiting to pick this up on deep discount after Christmas, but at this price I just couldn’t walk out of the store without buying a set.
Price is now $6.
Milwaukee Multi-Bit Ratcheting Screwdriver and Stubby
This Milwaukee screwdriver bundle, which comes with a full-size ratcheting screwdriver and compact 8-in-1 driver, has dropped in price from $20 to $14.
Dewalt Screwdriver Set
Previously $20, Home Depot has dropped the price of the Dewalt MaxFit 22pc Screwdriver set to $15. I was going to write an article on how you need to be careful because the holiday displays aren’t always the best deal. I thought that the 8 piece Dewalt Max Fit Set was a better deal at $30 because you got 8 actual screwdrivers, not 4 screwdrivers and an multi-bit set. This price drop pretty much made that post idea obsolete.
This set is now $14.
Ryobi Drill and Driving Set
Previously $15, this Ryobi 101-piece Drill and Driving bit set is now $10. I’ve had pretty good luck with other Ryobi accessories for around the house, so unless the quality of their accessories has drastically changed, this isn’t a bad deal. And like clamps, I don’t think there such as thing as too many drill bits.
Dewalt DW745 Table Saw
Similar to what they did last year, Home depot slashed the price of Dewalt’s DW745 portable table saw. It’s now $250.
We did tell you about this possibility in our Black Friday 2015 table saw deals post.
The tools I listed above were some of the better discounts, there still were other tools marked down from their original holiday display price. You also need to be careful as some of the displays I saw had “new lower price” stickers, but the prices weren’t any lower than earlier in the holiday season.
I’m not sure why Home Depot has slashed the prices on these particular tools. In some of the Home Depot stores I’ve visited, the displays for these tools are almost empty or gone altogether, while in others displays of the same tools were still full.
Of course many of these products might be sold out by now at your local stores, so you might have to order them online and have them shipped to your closest Home Depot.
You have two options for gift center tools that are still on your shopping list.
- Buy now, while you can
- Wait and see if the prices drop any further
Two years ago, there was a deal on Rayovac camo flashlights. They didn’t sell very well, and were discounted to $12 in early January. By the last week of January, they dropped to $4 each, and sold rapidly.
If you buy now and the price drops, you *might* be able to do a return and rebuy. If you wait to see if the price drops, a reseller might beat you to it and buy out the entire display.