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.
I’m glad I held off on buying a second set of those Bessey clamps when they were $25.
Got my second set of these clamps yesterday evening. They even applied a vet discount to them for me! Officially, they’re not supposed to apply it to ‘black friday’ prices.
They’re not the nicest ‘F style’ clamps out there but at ~$16 for 6, I’ll take them over anything else available around that price. One of these days, I’ll get some of the Jorgensen ‘HD’ clamps in other, larger, sizes.
The double Milwaukee screwdriver set is down to $15 from $20, as well: https://toolguyd.com/home-depot/milwaukee-ratcheting-screwdriver-compact-screwdriver-bundle
That standard size Milwaukee Multi Driver is just ok in my experience. I like the ubiquitous / less expensive Stanley version much more. No experience with the stubby version. Just my .02
This morning I saw the three pack of Husky high leverage pliers discounted to just over $9 in store. Still shows $15 online, though.
If you’re in the market for a nice, compact table top table saw, BUY THAT DEWALT!!!!
I have it’s bigger brother, the DWE7491RS, and while I love the saw, there are times I wish for something I could quickly pull out a smaller version and use it on the work bench for smaller projects. With the larger stand based model, I need to clear shop space.
Plus, I only needed to use it’s (admittedly impressive) cross cut capacity of 32″ once, and it required two people, and due to how clunky the logistics were, it wasn’t a great cut (user error, not the saws fault).
That said, believe the hype around it’s fence system. She stays square without further adjustment, and it’s great to just pick your cut width and go, no square checks. Yes the miter gauge is a fisher price toy, but I’d take awesome fence and easily upgraded miter guage over the alternative any day!
Looking back, I think the perfect combo for me would have actually been the $250 saw above, and a decent track saw. The saw above can do some of the smaller, high precision work, and the track saw breaks down larger out-sized projects much easier.
This all assuming you’re in a situation like mine, and full blown floor mount table saw just won’t work logistically in your shop.
Thanks for the comment. That was very helpful to me.
One word: dado.
If you care about being able to use a dado blade, don’t get this saw. In it’s infinite wisdom, DeWalt has decided to rob DW745 of dado blade mounting capability, making people like me think twice about buying this model.
If only it was capable of dadoes, it would’ve been the best portable table saw on the market, hands down! As you are 100% right about the fence, you can’t beat it.
I still bought DW745, but at times I wish I picked up it’s slightly bigger brother (DWE7491RS) and had ability to cut dadoes. It’s not that much bigger and I still have to clear my shop when I need to use my DW745, but my shop is a tiny 10×12 room.
Myabe you guys can help me make up my mind. I picked up the Bosch GTS 1031 10″ saw for a yellow sticker price of $266.00 it is still in the box in my garage…
The Dewalt looks very similar in design….
So, what would you do???
I’ll be using it for 95% home use, ripping small boards, doing some 1/2″ dados. want to build a nice stand to mount it on with feed out table etc…
So, Bosch GTS 1031 or this Dewalt????
Actually, some light research, the Dewalt is not recommended for doing dado cuts… I think I did o.k. with the Bosch….
We really need to put in a disclaimer every time we mention the Dewalt DW745 or the DWE7480 that you can’t use a dado stack.
Better yet Dewalt should plaster it all over the saws in 4 inch letters, that’d be more useful than all the safety warnings nobody reads printed on the saw.
The Ridgid table saw is still $249, and can handle dados. Is there a reason why the Dewalt seems to be so much more popular, especially when it’s usually $299 or more? Is it all about the fence?
Laziness on the staff at Home Depot. I visited two local Home Depots and while they didn’t have the reduced prices taped to the displays at one store, I brought over a set of clamps and a scanned it at $6.98.
You think these will drop even lower? I was at HD today and they still had the original price so I held off. I checked online tonight and it shows the $16.98 price and it they have a ton (33) in stock.
I bought two of the 6″ Bessey’s online with store pickup. When I got there they only had 1 pulled. The lady returned and re-purchased them at 10% off for my trouble. Pretty nice of them.
Seems to be an actual sale price on an actually excellent clamp. Other sizes on sale too, I think.
This looks like a great deal that seems to beat many other’s prices. Nonetheless, you may wish to compare prices on Bessey at Carbide Processors . They are having a 10% off sale today – with coupon code “bessey10” and that may make some of their offerings competitive.
Thanks for the heads up on the clamps! Went out yesterday and grabbed the last ones on the floor.
I did not see the 6 pack of 6″ Bessey clamps anywhere in my local Home Depot yesterday (neither in the “holiday” section or over by the clamps). The lady working the area didn’t know what I was talking about either. I did see the spring clamps for $7 and bought that. The only Bessey clutch clamps I saw was a 4 pack for $30 (I think 2 large, 2 medium).
Did anyone see the Dewalt package that had 2 toggle clamps and a glue gun ($17, I think)? I thought about getting that but a) wasn’t sure it was a good deal b) don’t really need a 2nd glue gun (although the Dewalt one appeared to be much nicer than my $5 mini glue gun).
That was the first time I’ve been in to Home Depot this holiday season, and I have to say I didn’t really see anything that caught my eye, and my money mostly stayed in my wallet. Of course, a lot of the stuff that would have previously been tempting is no longer tempting since I own WAY too much stuff (since reading Toolguyd, hah)
If I didn’t already have it the utility knife, the $15 Dewalt folding utility knife and folding pocket knife was a pretty good deal. The $40 Kreg R3 pocket hole jig w/ free clamp was tempting, but I think they’ve either had the deal going for awhile or it isn’t much off the regular price (I guess unless you include their clamp, which is probably insanely over priced).
The one thing I will probably go back and get is the 14 piece Bosch spade bit set. $20 AND it comes with a pouch. That is nearly as good as the 13 piece set w/ pouch for $16 I missed out on last year.
All three of my Home Depot’s still have large stock of everything (how great is that economy?) Check the website, free shipping if you get over $45 worth of stuff, and we all know how easy that can be…. the 6 pack of clamp are now $15 and the spring clamps $6.
I had the Dewalt clamps and glue gun in my cart, but thought a) are clamps that only hold 200 lbs. worth it and b) my kid has about 3 glue guns and other than temporarily holding work together, what am I going to do with it?
So, I put it back along with the buy 1 get one free Empire 9″ level.
I must admit, the Yellow Dewalt color scheme could sell me a lump of yellow coal…. 😉
I have 4 to 5 Home Depots around me. One of them is in a busy shopping center and is out of just about all the deals and another one of them in a bad location has most of it’s displays full. The others are somewhere in between.
I guess it just depends on where you are. Also I just read an article saying that the DIY is dying, “Do it for me” is growing, and Home Depot is going to start going after the pros more. I know somebody writes every few month about how DIY is dying, but the point of the article is that Home Depot is preparing for declining sales to homeowners.
I was just discussing that with someone, how the “new generation” will be all about supporting car dealership mechanics, Ikea and facebook…
It’s interesting to see what tools did not sell well this Holiday season, like woodworking tools and the significant price drops….
On Monday, my local Lowe’s had a one day special, Rockwell “Jaw Horse” for $85, they were I think $99 on Black Friday. They had 3 and when I went back later in the evening, all 3 were gone…
I bought these today, they were actually $15
Saw is still $299 locally.
I ordered the 745 saw on Wednesday for $250. When I spoke to someone in their chat feature they told me Wednesday was the last day of the sale. Maybe this is a different sale though.
Not sure it was just my local HD or all, but they had a Makita brushless 18v combo for $269 (normally high $300s). I didn’t take a pic so I don’t know the specific model or previous price. It was in the clearance rack near the front, between the seasonal display and the checkouts.
Beware of those “new lower price” offers. They put them next to the Black Friday / Holiday deals….
My best deal was a Bosch 10″ GTS1031 for $266. There are two left at the Wappingers Falls, NY store. Other store have them at “new” $349 price. reg was $399…
Random product but my local HD had wiper blades for like 3-4 dollars in the tool deals section. Just basic ones, but dupont brand. Pretty dang cheap
My local HD has 35 of those Bessy Clamps left. I wonder how much lower they can go…
More return/rebuys in my future
Stuart, what is your prediction for the great buy this Christmas from HD and Lowes? Last year, those gearless ratchets got down to $5 for a long time at Lowes. What is going to be the amazing deal this time around?
Hard to say. Maybe the dozens of stud finders that haven’t budged in a month? Maybe not, since they weren’t reduced in price yet.
I’m thinking that, if it’s not reduced in price by now, at least by a little bit, it won’t be reduced in price after the new year.
Not a part of their holiday sale, but HD now has 3 different Milwaukee snips on clearance between $11- $14.
Guys a heads up, one of my local home depots has the makita combo XT257M
Reg. $379 marked down to $190.
It’s the 4.0 Ah battery one.
I’m gonna have to get one.
I took pics, if anyone needs proof please e-mail me @ [email protected] and I can send them
I saw these for $190 at my local store tonight as well, marked down even more from earlier this week.
It’s interesting if you look for this particular combo online it says not sold in stores, online only.
But I think it’s a good deal, you get a good hammer drill and impact driver plus a charger and 2 of the 4mAh batteries.
I’ve looked in two Home Depots for those Bessey clamps. Online they said plenty were in stock but no one in the stores could find them.
The should be in the holiday tool area of the store. If you find an empty display they might have more in it covered with cardboard. The only other thing is they have them in top stock somewhere and forgot where they are.
My closest HD (there are 4 all within 5 miles) had plenty of the Bessey F-clamp (GSCC2.506) 6 piece sets on sale for $15 last night. I picked up a set (“you can never have too many clamps”) even though I really don’t need them. These are light duty clamps – not quite up to the other Bessey F-Style clamps that I own (TG and CDS “Tradesman” series ) but at $2.50 per clamp I couldn’t pass up the deal.
While at the store – I also saw a display of Diablo Steel Demon 4.5 inch Type-27 Flap disks (40, 60 or 80 grit) – marked with a “new lower price” sign for $7.97 each – with a buy 2 get one free deal. That works out to $5.31 a piece on 3 – compared to the $6+ that we had been paying for them or similar ones from Norton. Not as good a deal as the clamps – but not bad if you go through a lot of flap disks in a month.
I got a set too. Actually did a return/rebuy from $16.98 to $15. I’m a metal guy but every once in awhile I need clean, soft-jaw clamps for holding metal to wood :). My welding clamps are always nasty, too much so to bring into a client’s home.
The newer style Makita 12v kit with drill and impact dropped to $99 at home depot when I went there this morning. If I wasn’t so heavily invested in the M12 line it would be a done deal for me.
Picked up the Bessey clamp set they are really nice. If I go back I’ll pick up another set. And the ridged 12 volt drill and impact driver. Merry Christmas to all.
Jegs has a 69pc screwdriver set on sale for $19.99!!! http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS+Performance+Products/555/80755/10002/-1
I bought a set of those Dewalt drivers. Cool idea but the bit holder and small insert bits don’t work with the magnetic collar. Kind of annoying.
I have the 8 pc Dewalt max fit screwdriver set and I like them. You’re right about the 1″ insert bits not being compatible. I wish they wouldn’t put the yellow band around them that makes it look like they are.
You have to look for the sets with more of the 2″ insert bits. There is one 56 pc holiday set that’s $12 right now marked down from 14.88. The one I can find on the Home Depot site, isn’t the right set, so I’m not linking to it. The one on display looks like it has 7 or 8 of the 2″ bits in Phillips, slotted, and square with an extra collar. I’m guessing it’ll drop in price again because I’ve seen a ton of them at every Home Depot I’ve been to.
It’d be really nice if they made 2″ bit only set with a variety of bits. I rarely ever use the 1″ bits. If I have a choice I’ll grab a 2″ bit.
Not a Home Depot deal, but Woot.com has an awesome price on Milwaukee M18 xc 4.0ah batteries with charger for $40 (+$5 shipping).
The DWS709 DeWalt sliding miter saw is now $350
Seems different Home Depot’s have different specials, but you really have to scan the sku’s. We have 3 HD’s within a very close proximity of each other, so I am able to compare easily.
Don’t forget about Lowe’s, they also sneak in some descent specials, at mine, a 12″ Dewalt 80 Tooth fine blade is now $29.00
Those dewalt drivers are $10 now. I got a set at $14 and am happy with them.