Home Depot’s Black Friday 2015 ad has just come out, but even before that we had a good idea about what many of their 2015 Black Friday deals would be.
Based on what we saw last year and in previous years, most of Home Depot’s Black Friday 2015 tool deals are straightforward “special buys.” We’ve discussed many of their hotter Black Friday 2015 and Holiday tool deals in separate posts, which are linked to throughout this post.
Here’s a roundup of the Home Depot Black Friday tool deals we’re expecting and most excited about. There doesn’t seem to be any notable DoorBuster-type deals, but we’ll talk about them once we know more.
Of all the Home Depot Black Friday and holiday deals that you’ve seen, which will you probably buy?
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Ridgid Vacuum Deal
If you find a great deal we didn’t discuss yet, please share about it in a comment!
Sorry for the digression, but maybe this non-Home Depot Dewalt deal will also interest you:
Save $25 off $100+ select Dewalt tool orders at Amazon, or Acme Tools, or other participating dealers.
Home Depot’s Black Friday pricing is already in effect on certain items. Others will go on sale starting 6am Thanksgiving Day.
Shop Home Depot Black Friday Tools
Also check out these last minute deals: The Best New Home Depot Black Friday Tool Deals We’d Buy Right Now
Dewalt Hand Tool Deals
This screwdriver set might be a hot seller, but if not it should be. You get a lot of value for just $20.
We love these screwdrivers!
I think that we might see the trigger clamps on sale at a lower price as we did last year. Right now it’s on display with a “new lower price,” but no “special buy” graphic.
Milwaukee Hand Tool Deals
I don’t think we’ll see any price drops or “DoorBusters” on Milwaukee hand tools, but that’s okay – they’re already incredibly bargains!
$20 for 2 multi-bit screwdrivers!
$25 for two 25-foot tape measures!
Stanley Tape Measures
There’s a single Stanley tape measure deal at Home Depot (Lowes has more), and also a Lufkin Deal (more on that in a bit).
Update: the Stanley FatMax 25-foot 2-pack for $20 deal is back! (But online only!)
Husky Hand Tools
There are lots of Husky tool deals, of course, with some great bargains to expand your tool collection with. There are standard tool “special buys,” such as pliers and wrenches, but also specialty tools such as a pick set and precision pliers.
Hand Tool Deals
Most of Home Depot’s hand tool deals are focused on their Husky brand, but also on Dewalt and Milwaukee. Still, there are some decent tool deals from other brands to check out.
We’ve talked about Home Depot’s holiday deal on a Leatherman Skeletool multi-tool. It’s an incredible bargain at $30 (Compare at Amazon), and it’s already selling quickly.
Next up, we know that the Leatherman Rev multi-tool will be a Black Friday special buy, at $20. Maybe it’ll be priced even lower as a DoorBuster, but $20 is pretty low as it is.
Yes – the Rev IS on sale for $20, although according to the online inventory tracker, it doesn’t look to be available in all stores.
Power Tool Deals
As was the case last year, Home Depot will be really pushing their $100 and $150 tiered cordless combo kit savings program.
Milwaukee M18 Drill Kit for $99!
Milwaukee M12 or M18 Impact Driver Kit for $99
Ridgid 18V Drill and Impact Driver Deals
Ridgid 18V Brushless Hammer Drill and Circular Saw Combo Kit
Ridgid’s 18V Gen5X brushless tools just hit the market, and there’s also a “special buy” brushless hammer drill and circular saw combo. My guess is that this deal is priced so low ($199, including 2 batteries) to serve as a gateway combo.
Milwaukee M18 Drill & Impact Driver Kit for $149
Makita CXT 12V Max Drill & Impact Driver Combo for $99
Cordless Power Tool Battery Packs
Now’s a great time to stock up on cordless power tool battery packs!
Power Tool Accessories
Now might be a good time to stock up on power tool accessories, such as drill bit sets, screwdriver bit sets, well-regarded reciprocating saw blades, and other must-have consumables.
Husky 52″ Combo
New Dewalt 52″ 17-Drawer Combo for $800
What’s yellow and black and capable of holding all your tools in a neat and sturdy manner?
More Ridgid Deals
There are several updated Ridgid tool deals:
Ridgid Wet/Dry Vacuum Deal
Home Depot’s Ridgid wet/dry shop vacuum deal is back. This 16-gallon “special buy” vacuum is available for the fantastically low price of $40.
Home Depot Black Friday 2015 Ad (Tool Deals Only)
Shop These Black Friday Tool Deals Online!
We already posted about that Milwaukee M18 drill and impact driver combo for $149, and it’s good to see that there are Ridgid and Makita combo kits also on sale for the same price.
The work platform and step ladder look interesting, but are probably lightweight with low load ratings as is usually the case for these types of Black Friday deals.
We’ve already talked about this incredible cordless power tool bundle discount. If you’re unsure as to which is the best deal, check out these discussions:
Home Depot Cordless Combo Bundle Discount
Hot Deal: Milwaukee M18 Fuel 2nd-Gen Hammer Drill & Impact Driver Kit!!
Tough Question: Milwaukee M18 Fuel or Ridgid 18V Gen5X Brushless Cordless Kit Deals?
Makita’s new 12V Max cordless drill and impact driver kit is also on sale: Makita CXT 12V Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit for $99 Black Friday 2015 Deal
Milwaukee Tool Storage Combo is Back in Stock and on Sale – Buy it NOW if it’s on Your Wishlist
Ridgid Pro Tool Box Black Friday 2015 Deal
Ridgid Black Friday 2015 Tool Deals at Home Depot
Dewalt 52″ Ball Bearing Tool Storage Combo is a Black Friday 2015 Special Buy
Dewalt 25-foot Tape Measure 2-Pack for $15
Miter Saw Black Friday Deals (Including these Dewalt deals)
Table Saw Black Friday Deals (Including these Dewalt deals)
New Ryobi 18V One+ Power Tools for the 2015 Holiday Season
Home Depot Holiday Tool Deal: Massive Husky Ball Bearing Tool Storage Combo
Husky Hand Tool Deals at Home Depot, Holiday 2015
Home Depot Holiday 2015 Hand Tool Deals (Except for Husky)
Learn More About: Leatherman Rev – a New Affordable Multi-Tool
Ridgid Shop Vacuum Black Friday 2015 Deal
That 2-pack of Stanley FatMax tapes is discussed further here: Stanley Tape Measure Deals – Holiday 2015
That Ridgid table saw was also on sale last year: Black Friday Deal: Ridgid Portable Table Saw for $199. Buy it Now
I am lucky enough to be visiting the US from Canada this week for work, and swung by the local HD to pick up one of those Skeletools. While most of the other special buy tool deals were still well-stocked, the Leathermans (Leathermen?) were almost gone.
Thanks for posting that one, Stuart!
You’re very welcome!
That Skeletool deal is the first non-entry-level Leatherman multi-tool holiday promo I’ve seen at Home Depot for as long as I’ve been reporting on these deals, which is about 5 or 6 years now.
According to Home Depot’s website, my store has already sold out of all their stock. For that store, only home delivery or “ship to store” remains an option, and not in-store pickup. Some other nearby stores have much higher quantities in stock.
I generally pass on HD for Black Friday these days, they almost never have anything I’m looking to get. I think the last time I went to HD for Black Friday, it was to get some Sylvania LED Christmas lights because they were $2-3/set and the ones Lowe’s was selling were super cheapo quality for a dollar more.
I’d probably shop at HD more if I had Milwaukee tools, the assortment of power tools and pretty innovative hand tools is great for those building their tool collections, but they are redundant if you already have similar items from other brands.
$20 for a Rev is a good deal, as it’s basically a Wingman with a slightly cheaper pliers head, without the scissors and a non-one-hand-open blade for regions that have laws against carring knives and tools with one-hand-open blades.
Maybe I’ll go after the holidays to see if there are any Rev tools for super cheap, though I’m also expecting Lowe’s to have the Rev out for the holidays, since they did last year – there were TONS of cardboard displays, with thousands of Rev tools. I still don’t like the idea of getting a second-tier quality Leatherman tool with possible defects as a holiday bulk-sale item, but can probably live with loose piers if the price is cheap enough.
The husky hand tool link isn’t working.
Sorry, I jumped the gun and posted 2 links to tomorrow’s posts. I did realize it sometime afterwards, but got caught up in something else and forgot to add a note.
The battery pack deals post and power tool accessories deals post are also in the schedule for tomorrow in the early morning.
Part of the reason I suggest Ryobi to most people that ask me about tools and are not using them professionally is the battery deal HD runs. You can’t beat two 4ah batteries for 99 dollars, and if you wait till little they might mark them down even cheaper. Lots of people last year got some deals on tools that didn’t sell after the holidays.
I was also going to say you can’t beat the depth the Ryobi one plus lineup has also.
True – Home Depot discounts a lot of leftover tools after Christmas, with the prices being slashed more and more after the New Year.
Most of the “special buys,” however, sell out well before then.
2 years ago I got great pricing on Rayovac 2AA camo-colored flashlights. There was a big box of Rayovac flashlights in the holiday deals section last year, but I kept checking and the price never dropped even weeks after Christmas.
Since Home Depot has a 90 day return policy, my advice would be to buy what you want not, and request a price match or do a return and rebuy should the price drop significantly in the future.
The Ryobi 4 amp hour batteries often go on clearance for $50 for a pair after the holidays. That’s a really compelling battery deal.
I recommend Ryobi a lot because they’ve kept the same battery interface design for over a decade. I have Ryobi tools I bought in 2003 that I can still use with modern batteries, and that has saved me quite a bit of money over time. The depth of their product line is also a big win for me since I can almost always pick up a slightly older version of a tool from somewhere like CPO Outlet at a reduced price when I want something specific.
I think Home Depot over bough the Ryobi batteries last year. They were easy to get for quite awhile till the price dropped down to 25 dollars once that happened resellers and pretty much everyone snapped them up.
I spent about 90 mins at HD last weekend mulling over the good deals on the kits for $100 or $150 off with the extra tool. Ultimately, I boiled my choice down on brands to Milwaukee, as I felt like they have put together the widest array of tools in their M12 and M18 lines, so getting a kit to start with them opens up the most opportunity for adding quality bare tools in the future.
That took me to looking at the M18 Fuel $399 (eligible for $150 off) and M18 non-Fuel, but brushless $299 (eligible for $100 off) kits. Right off the bat, the $399 kit was pretty clearly too much tool for me, and too much money even with the good discount if I tossed in something cheap to be eligible. I really played around with the demo set they had out of the $299 M18 brushless for a long time. No doubt these were very nice tools and exceedingly capable for my purposes.
I didn’t want to make a rash decision, so I reviewed the DeWalts and Makitas again, read the spec sheets, and looked at other non-power tool holiday offerings. Then a big red display, set on its own about 20 feet away from the main tool area caught my eye, and this was the M12 Fuel hammer drill/driver + impact kit. This was on special buy for $199. I found the demo set and tried them out and was immediately sold. On specs, even though they were 12V, they were competitive with most other higher voltage offerings from other brands, and best of all, they felt a lot better in my hand than the M18s I was so close to buying. A little bit smaller and lighter, much more usable for a homeowner and tinkerer that wants something nice that will last ten years.
So, I ended up with the $199 M12 Fuel set, which gave me all the power and functionality I could ever ask for, and in spite of the $299 M18 combo being the “better value” with the extra tool + $100 discount, it still saved me at least $20 going with the M12 since I wasn’t “forced” to buy an extra tool that I had no use for.
If I had really needed an extra tool right now — especially a more serious one like a hackzall — I probably would’ve gone with the M18. But the little bit of money saved on the M12 was nice, and now I’ve got a base set in the M12 lineup and can add bare M12 tools for pretty good prices if I ever find myself really needing something I don’t have or can’t borrow to tackle a job.
There’s no right or wrong set, but it looks like you lucked out and found a combo that best fits your needs. Use it well!
Save your receipt in case that M12 combo kit drops in price later in the season! I don’t think it will, but just in case.
You made the right choice with the M12 line… Your collection of tools and batteries will soon be multiplying like rabbits.
I would quickly look into the M12 Bluetooth Speaker if you’re a music fan. I remember reading about a deal recently that packed one free with a drill or drill/impact combo….don’t really remember. If that were still available, I’d be taking back what you just bought and getting that although you might have specifically wanted the Fuel. Personally, I’m not interested in spending 1.5x to 2x the money for brushless, but I’m sure they’re nice.
Enjoy your set and shop carefully. You will see some crazy deals out there!
Is it just me, or isn’t this a super good deal? Am I missing something? You get the case, charger, fuel tool, with the normal 4.0 battery in the 2720-21 kit, plus an extra XC 5.0 battery for the same $299 price tag.
Nope, it’s not just you, I think that is a very good deal too!
Sorry for the repost meant to post this here not on the other thread:
For Home Depot – going for the Makita kit 150$ discount (doesn’t seem to be listed above?).
XT257TB – first item – high end brushless drill and impact + case + charger + 2 5ah batteries
BL1830-2 – second item – 2 3ah batteries
Total is $368.00
The 2 5ah batteries are $205 right now on amazon with $25 promo, and 2 3ah are 90ish after promo(via separate transaction since you can’t get it stacked in one purchase). So you are at about $300 just for the batteries on amazon.
Since I mainly need the batteries (have the makita tools, vacuums, and yard equipment) – I feel like I’m getting the high end drills, case, and charger for about $70. Could always turn around and sell those for profit – or sell your old drills in favor of these high end ones.
Also, Makita seems to be giving away free 3ah batteries if you buy one of their brushless drill sets (see their site) and says for participating dealers. Doubt I can stack that but I don’t see the harm in asking customer service. Assuming HD doesn’t take the hit on that “freebie”, Makita does?
I think that Makita is looking to dump a lot of their older 3Ah battery packs, now that 4Ah and 5Ah are here, and versions with built-in battery fuel gauges. Or maybe they can simply make them cheap enough.
Last year I got a milwaukee oscillating saw, (2) 4ah battery packs. And a handheld vac for less than $210. All 12 volt. And I am very happy with these. Now I’m drooling over a air compressor with nail guns. Will it ever end? Yes, when I’m dead. Thanks home depot. And it’s only a mile and a half from my house!!!…
Gotta love home depot…
Thought I’d chime in on the tool kit pre-Christmas bonanza at HD. I am a professional doing everything from fine woodworking to porches and decks. Recently my Bosch hammer drill died. I was picking up hardware at HD and was amazed by the staggering array of battery deals, tool kit deals and hand tools. After a few visits and a bunch of research including (toolguyd of course) I determined that Ridgid 18v was the new system I would build on. My starter kit – brushless hammer drill, brushless 7.25″ circ saw, a 4ah battery, 2ah battery and charger for $200. Incredible. Ridgid seems intent on keeping pace with the majors and for me, more affordable. In the future I’d benefit from their 18v orbital sander and jigsaw. Not the breadth of tools as Milwaukee but at 1/3 cheaper and still top notch build that means more tools for same investment or less out of pocket each time I need something. Very excited by the level of capability and range of cordless tools these days.
I posted this elsewhere, but the home depot deals are pretty lame this year, and disappointing. I usually stock up there now, and very few deals they haven’t run already during the year. Some of the “deals” are literally list price (rigid boxes, were 100 for 3 earlier, now 127 for 3, regular price… 127 for 3).
Luckily I bought a bunch of stuff last year when the deals were good – 12″ dewalt miter saw for $160. I think they are selling that same saw for 299 now.
I have gone to 2 local HD and could not find a display with the leatherman revs. Found the skeletools. Even in the pic on this site, I can only see skeletools in the rev’s display. Has anyone seen any?
It’s possible that they won’t be put our until Friday. My local store has covered displays and boxes all throughout the front of the store. One could be a Rev display.
I have. They’ve been in the “seasonal” area since Halloween was cleaned up, hiding amongst cheap crummy Husky tool deals.
FYI the ad scan is out, has been out for awhile. May or may not want to post it up, apparantly many companies are sending out cease and desist letters this year.
Sadly there is no M12 fuel combo deal or I’d be all over it.
I’m looking to add my first drill/driver combo set this time around and was wondering which set you guys would recommend. It would be for personal home use which is very minimal so I’m considering any of the $99 dollar combos.
Can anyone chime in on the 18V Ryobi Kit, 12V Ridgid Combo, or the 12V Makita combo?
Between those 3 options, Ryobi would give you the most potential for expandability, for if/when you want to add a cordless saw or something else to your collection.
I am a professional carpenter and cabinetmaker. I have been using the Ridgid 12v drill & impact driver for the last four years. They cover 90% of what I do from cabinet construction to door knob installations, deck screws, etc. The latest kit is smaller, lighter and more powerful than previous generations. I would consider the 12v kit the best all around solution in power and space saving form factor. Now that 2ah & 4ah batteries are part of the equation, these guys are even better solution than ever. I bring 18v drill/driver or 18v hammer drill when I need specialty tool or plan on lots of door hardware installs. Otherwise these little guys are the only ones on a job and do it all.
I own some of the 18V Ryobi tools. I do not know the specs on their kit, but in general, the Ryobi line has been good to me, reliable and reasonably priced. One thing you need to do, though, is check the specs. Take their drills, for example. Their low end ones don’t really seem to outperform a top 12V drill. Not that it is junk, but rather it wasn’t designed for a lot of torque output or performance. Their top drill, however, seems about the equal of the DeWalt 18V XRP drill I used in the past, as far as power goes. As far as Milwaukee, I think pretty much all of their tools are made for heavy use, with Ridgid in between, in both price and performance/features.
I went to the local store today thinking about getting the Rigid modular gear truck and toolbox set but i also wanted to look at the 37″ Husky Mobile Job Box featured in the ad. It turns out that both were sold out but the mobile job box actually looks possibly more useful to me and i wondered if anyone here as any experience with it and how it compares in sturdiness, durability, etc. It says it’s rated for 200 lbs which sounds pretty impressive.
What i’m looking for is a single place to consolidate all my tools when i don’t need them out. I’ve got a bunch of little boxes and cases and etc. but i’d rather have them all stored in one place.
There are the HD reviews, of course, but i’d love to see this get the Toolguyd treatment.
I actually have some experience with that mobile job box.
The only thing I didn’t like is the padlock loops, which cut my hand once when I wasn’t careful about I was closing one of the latches.
It’s big – a lot bigger than what you might think or how it looks in photos.
At $50, i think it’s a great buy. It holds a lot of stuff and is very well made.
Pad the order with something so you can take advantage of the $5 off $50 coupon.
Check online if you were looking to pick up one of the Ridgid vacuums. My store still has 56 out of 88. Order online for in-store pickup. They probably have a few pallets of vacuums in the back for just this reason.
Appreciate your comments. Unfortunately it’s in-store only at that price. I ended up buying a bunch of the 66 qt sterilite clear polypropylene storage boxes that were $6 instead of $9 and might just use a couple of those. It’s obviously not as tough or suited to that use but i’ll probably not be transporting them in it anyway.
Sorry, I got confused – someone else was talking about their HD selling out of all the vacs they had in stock.
The 37″ Husky box is available online for in-store purchase. Add an Inkzall marker for $1.29, and in-store pickup. Coupon code HDHOLIDAY does take $5 off, I just checked.
It’s definitely a lot sturdier than consumer storage containers. I’ve used Sterilite clear containers before, and some styles are great, others prone to breakage.
I would also encourage you to look at the Enco deal: https://toolguyd.com/enco-coupons-112015/ .
The Sterilite Ultra bins that are stocked at Target (and I’m sure elsewhere) are my current favorites for certain uses. I also bought a bunch of more hinged lid containers from Enco.
That Husky is going to be able to endure a lot more abuse than a consumer bin, but they’re also not very carryable due to the size and weight, hence the wheels.
Also to give a more full report on my HD black friday experience: I arrived at the store around 3:00 PM and there were no wet/dry vacuums left. There seemed to still be some of the table saw and table saw with stands out and a bunch of the nail guns.
The Rigid modular toolboxes were gone as i mentioned above, but i don’t think they had more than three or four complete sets in stock to begin with.
They still had the Bosch 12 piece spade bit sets around, as well
And TONS of ladders/step stools. That looked like one of the nice deals to me but it looked like only a couple had sold.
Did anyone notice they had tough tape in picture and giving out regular DeWalt tape for the 14.88 two pack? Called them on it and they ended up making it right.
after buying a tool combo and accessory to get the 100/150 off, cant i just go back and return that accessory? i understand that both items are discounted so i i will be getting the discounted price back for that accessory, but i just cant find any accessory i would want.
Yes. Easy way to get ~25% off the bare tool/accessory.