We sorted through Home Depot’s Black Friday 2017 sales flyer and listed out all of the featured tool deals. Following is a listing of all the tool deals, with some commentary mixed in.
I can’t say there are any surprises this year, but nonetheless, there are some good deals to be found.
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Of all the Home Depot Black Friday deals this year, which will you probably buy?
Unless it says otherwise, the deals are valid from 11/23 thru 11/29.
Some deals are already live, see them here.
I apologize for any errors there might be, I’m only human.
New: Online Only Deals
These deals go live starting Thanksgiving Day, at 6am.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel 16 Ga straight finish nailer kit: $219
Dewalt DCD771 cordless drill kit PLUS brushless oscillating multi-tool: $129
Gladiator Gearbox wall cabinet: $180
Gladiator hardwood workbench: $151.79
Genie 1/2 HP garage door opener: $118
Snow Joe cordless electric snow blower: $209
Little Giant 17ft multi-position ladder: $180
Sportsman 1000W gas inverter generator: $199
Ridgid 14 gallon wet/dry vac: $95
The following deals should be available in-store and online, unless specified otherwise.
Interesting, that Milwaukee M18 combo kit is listed as an “exclusive.” So does that mean it’s not their standard combo kit?
Werner 6′ Fiberglass Ladder, Similar to this one,: $35
Rayovac 54pc AA and AAA battery assortment: $10
Ridgid 16 gallon shop vacuum: $40
Husky 46″ 9-drawer steel mobile work center, similar to this one: $199
Makita 18V drill, impact driver, LED light combo kit w/ 1.5Ah batteries: $149
Milwaukee M18 drill and impact driver combo kit: $149
Ridgid 18V Brushless drill and impact driver combo kit: $149
Dewalt 20V Max 5-tool cordless combo kit: $299
Makita 18V 5-tool cordless combo kit: $299 (Compare at Amazon)
Ridgid 18V 4-tool Gen5X Brushless cordless combo kit special edition: $299 (Learn More Here)
These promos are already available, online and in stores. Buy a new cordless combo kit, get your choice of 2 free bare tools.
Promo Page(via Home Depot)
There are additional “free tool with combo kit purchase” bundles available online. Some of them are incredibly good deals.
Buy Now(via Home Depot)
No surprise there – the Makita brushless 1-battery drill kit, and the new impact driver kit, are dropping to $99.
Makita 18V brushless drill 1-battery kit: $99 (Compare via Amazon)
Makita 18V brushless impact driver 1-battery kit: $99 (Compare at Amazon)
Makita 26pc Impact Gold screwdriver bit set: $15
Makita 9pc 3/8″ Impact Gold socket set: $15
Free 2-pack of Makita 18V batteries with X2 kit purchases
We’ve already told you about the M12 Fuel + Packout deals, but that non-brushless drill and impact driver combo kit for $99 is new to me. Good deal.
Milwaukee M18 Fuel 10″ sliding miter saw kit + free select power tool: $599
Milwaukee M18 Fuel hammer drill and impact driver kit + free select power tool: $399
Milwaukee M18 One-Key hammer drill and impact driver kit + free select power tool: $499
Milwaukee M12 drill and impact driver combo kit: $99
Milwaukee M12 Fuel hammer drill PLUS Packout kit: $99
Milwaukee M12 Fuel impact driver PLUS Packout kit: $99
Milwaukee M12 5-tool cordless combo kit: $199
That’s new this year – Milwaukee M18 compact BRUSHLESS drill and impact driver 1-battery kits, for $99. Sweet.
Some of the other deals are to be expected. I still have a good supply of Hole Dozer hole saws from my stock-up last year, and Sawzall blades too, but might stock up on more Shockwave bits.
Aww, nuts, there’s no current Milwaukee rebate on Shockwave accessories. But it looks like there are some Sawzall deals. There’s one where you buy $150 in Sawzall blades and you get a Milwaukee tech tool bag, or Packout case.
Milwaukee M18 brushless drill 1-battery kit: $99
Milwaukee M18 brushless impact driver 1-battery kit: $99
Milwaukee 46″ 16-drawer tool storage combo: $698
Milwaukee M12 3.0Ah battery 2-pack: $69
Milwaukee 25′ magnetic tape measure 2-pack: $25
Milwaukee 52″ 11-drawer raised work surface mobile tool cabinet: $498
Milwaukee 16pc Sawzall reciprocating saw blade set: $13
Milwaukee 40pc Shockwave impact bit set: $10
Milwaukee 15pc Shockwave drill bit set: $20
Milwaukee 16pc HoleDozer hole saw kit: $40 – Looks like you get one more hole saw than in last year’s promo set.
Dewalt 30pc MaxFit driving bit set: $10
Dewalt 72pc MaxFit driving bit set: $20
Dewalt Brushless drill and impact driver combo kit with ToughSystem case: $179
Dewalt 140pc MaxFit drill/driving bit set: $30
Dewalt 18V to 20V Max adapter and battery set: $99 (Also at Amazon)
Dewalt 20V Max 3-tool cordless combo kit (circular saw, hammer drill, oscillating tool, ToughSystem case, 4.0Ah batteries): $200
Dewalt 15A 12″ dual bevel compound miter saw with FREE stand (similar): $299
Dewalt 20V Max 7-tool cordless combo kit with ToughSystem case: $499
Dewalt 15A 10″ compound miter saw: $149
Dewalt 10-compartment connectable organizer: $10
Dewalt ToughSystem Bluetooth radio and charger: $199 (Also at Amazon)
Dewalt ToughSystem 3pc tool box combo: $98
Dewalt’s 3pc ToughSystem combo deal is back, at a $98 price point, and so is Ridgid’s Pro tool storage combo. Personally, I like the Dewalt ToughSystem setup a lot more.
There will also be a Packout combo on sale, starting Monday 11/13 as part of the Pro Black Friday sales event.
Ridgid 12V 2Ah Battery: $30
Ridgid 12V palm impact screwdriver kit: $59
Ridgid JobMax 4A corded multi-tool starter kit + FREE attachment head: $99
Ridgid 14pc multi-tool blade kit: $40
Ridgid mobile miter saw stand: $99
Ridgid 15A table saw with stand: $199
Ridgid 4.5 gallon Pro Pack wet/dry vacuum: $69
Ridgid Pro tool chest combo: $98
Ryobi’s got some new brushless tools out. These are the tools I teased about a few weeks ago. They’re quite good, and although I can find some compromises, they’re not sacrifices. Ryobi’s One+ lineup continues to be a top choice for DIYers and even value-minded pros.
Ryobi Brushless hammer drill kit PLUS FREE select power tool: $149
Ryobi 18V drill and impact driver combo kit: $99
Ryobi 18V 4Ah battery 2-pack: $79
Ryobi 18V 4-tool cordless combo kit: $119
Rypbi 18V 10-tool cordless combo kit: $399
Ryobi 18V drill kit: $49
Ryobi 18V impact driver kit: $49
Rypbi 195pc drill and driving bit set: $20
Ryobi 15A 12″ sliding miter saw (similar): $199
Ryobi 18V inflator: $20
Ryobi 18V Airstrike 18 gauge brad nailer: $99 Read More Here
Ryobi 35pc black oxide drill bit set: $5
Ryobi 55pc driving bit set: $5
Ryobi 130pc black oxide drill and driving bit set: $10
Ryobi 32pc Ti drill bit set: $10
Dremel 3-tool set, including rotary tool, Multi-Max, Saw-Max: $129
Ryobi One+ 1.3Ah battery, charger, and free Uproar RC truck: $59
Buy a compact Ryobi battery pack and no-frills charger, and get a free radio controlled truck? Cool!
Their Airstrike brad nailer is also on sale, at $99 for the bare tool.
Magnetic Stereo Speaker: $20
Husky 31″ 1-drawer mechanics cart: $99 (in-store only)
Husky 26″ 10-drawer tool storage combo: $278 (in-store only)
Husky 36″ 12-drawer tool storage combo: $349
Husky 52″ 15-drawer tool storage combo: $598
Husky 105pc universal tool set: $109
Husky 60pc universal tool set: $60 (Read the review here)
Husky 6pc universal tool set: $30
Husky 20pc ratcheting wrench set: $50
Husky 46pc stubby tool set: $15
Husky 65pc mechanics tool set: $30
Husky 111pc mechanics tool set: $50
Husky 230pc mechanics tool set: $99
Husky 2pc groove joint pliers: $10
Husky 14pc screwdriver set: $15
Husky 2-pack reflective ratcheting tie down set: $7
Husky 2-pack 500 lumens LED flashlights: $20
Husky 3pc utility knife set: $10
Husky 10pc 3/8″ ratchet and socket set: $10
Husky 11pc 1/4″ ratchet and socket set: $10
Husky 10″ tool bag or 16″ tool box: $5 (in-store only)
While not shown here, some of the new Husky mechanics tool sets in Home Depot’s gift centers this year are regular sets but with bonus tools included. The displays say something like “+ 38 more tools.”
Husky 20 gallon quiet portable air compressor: $179
Husky 8 gallon air compressor: $99
Ridgid 6 gallon pancake air compressor: $99
Porter Cable 6 gallon air compressor: $99 (Also at Amazon)
Porter Cable 6 gallon air compressor and nailer kit: $199 (Also at Amazon)
Porter Cable 18 gauge brad nailer: $50 (Also at Amazon)
Porter Cable 21° framing nailer: $129 (Compare at Amazon)
That Ridgid air compressor looks familiar, but I can’t find previous mention of it in our post archives. It looks to have a very compact footprint.
Bosch Daredevil 6pc spade bit set: $5 (Compare at Amazon)
Anvil 71pc screwdriver set: $10
SpeedOut 4pc extractor set: $10
Kreg K4 pocket hole system special bundle: $100 (Compare at Amazon)
Dewalt 25′ tape measure 2-pack: $15
Bosch 30′ self-leveling cross-line laser: $40 (Similar product at Amazon)
Bosch 65′ laser distance measuring tool: $40 (Also at Amazon)
Gerber Suspension multi-tool: $20 (Compare at Amazon)
Avanti 2-pack 12″ saw blades: $35
Anvil 14pc spring clamp set: $5
HDX 2-pack interlocking organizers: $10
1/5 HP Air Mover/Carpet Dryer: $60
$40 for a Bosch self-leveling cross-line laser looks to be a very good deal.
Gorilla Ladders 20″ aluminum work platform with 250 lb capacity: $20
Husky 3 pairs of medium-duty work gloves: $15
Husky 4-tier heavy duty steel storage shelf: $129
Ryobi 18V hybrid air blower kit: $70
I’ve been testing a Gorilla Ladders work platform, and they’re very good. $20 for this 250 lb capacity model seems like a good buy.
Husky 27″ 4-drawer project center: $99
Husky 3pc rolling tool tote set: $79
Dewalt 20V Max brushless drill kit: $99 (Also at Amazon)
Dewalt 20V Max impact driver kit: $99 (Also at Amazon)
Stanley FatMax 25′ tape measure 2-pack: $20
Avanti 10″ saw blade 2-pack: $20
Ridgid 15A 12″ dual bevel sliding miter saw: $299
Ryobi 18V 6-tool cordless power tool combo kit: $199
27 gallon tote: $7
Gorilla ladders 3-step stool, type II 225 lb capacity: $10
Diablo 7-1/4″ 24T framing saw blade 2-pack (similar single blade): $10
So, what do you think about Home Depot’s Black Friday tool deals for 2017?
There are a few surprises, but I was also hoping for a little more. There are Leatherman Rev multi-tool displays on the sales floors, but I was hoping for a Skeletool sale, or maybe a Sidekick, as in recent years.
No Husky insulated screwdrivers this year? I thought that was a very good buy that I wanted to recommend again.
But overall, the deals are solid, and there are certainly some “take my money!!!” deals. There will also be some “Pro Black Friday” deals that many of you will probably find appealing. I’ll post more about those once details are made available.
Shop Now(Home Depot Tool Deals Page)
Some of the deals are already live.
A bit off topic – but Acme is having an 11% off Veteran’s Day sale – using code WESALUTEYOU
Here’s the fine print:
Online only. Offer expires 11-12-17. $200 maximum discount. Qualifying models will receive the discount. Discount is off purchase price before tax and any applicable shipping charges. Not valid on prior purchases or in conjunction with other offers or promo codes. Only one promo code per order. Not valid on FESTOOL, GENERAC, HONDA, LAGUNA TOOLS, MAKITA, SAWSTOP, TORO, WEBER, YETI, POWERBOSS, SULLAIR, HUSQVARNA OUTDOOR POWER EQUIPMENT, JLG, GENIE, MEC, SKYJACK, KUBOTA, AIR-TOW TRAILERS, FURUKAWA ROCK DRILL USA, BARRETO MFG, CLEMCO, BOMAG, CAMPO EQUIPMENT, E-Z GO, INTERLAKE, CROWN CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT, LEE MFG., MAGNUM, NIFTYLIFT, OFFICE TO GO, DIAMOND C, POWERMATIC, MILWAUKEE-48-22-8500, MILWAUKEE-48-22-8530, MILWAUKEE-48-22-8560. More restrictions may apply on other brands and products. Must use promocode to receive discount. We reserve the right to correct errors, limit quantities and terminate any offer at any time
On the Community Forum site:
dilloncorr notes that the discount seems to come up as 20% off
The 20% off has been corrected and now shows as 11% in the cart.
Check out LOWES- Hitachi is really stepping up!
Posted it about today, at https://toolguyd.com/acme-tools-veterans-day-coupon-2017/
Last year’s Cyber Monday deal was 20%. Just sayin’. 11% now is still good on items that one might need more immediately.
That Husky 268 piece mechanic’s set in the plastic case looks to be a good deal at $99. I saw the Craftsman 320 piece set was $150 for BF, but I don’t think the extra pieces are worth it for $50 and a worse warranty.
Nothing jumps off the page as a great deal. Why in the world are Milwaukee still charging $499 and $399 for their 18v Fuel One-Key and standard combo kits? Even with a free tool those prices are enormous.
And why is Ridgid throwing in a circular saw as one of their “free” tools when the combo kit already comes with one?
The lack of a $20 skeletool like they had the past 2-3 years makes me sad. I was also hoping for more deals for cordless power tools that focussed on people that already have the drill and impact. Like a rolling discount on bare tools. (The more u buy the better the discount or sumjunk). these deal are great for people who are starting out. But lackluster for people who already have a decent kit. :-(.
I have to agree. The least desirable Gerber multi tool at a price point that isn’t overwhelming. I was hoping for something a little better.
You buy the kit. And get free tool. Then return the kit. You still save about 20-30% on bare tools. They charge separately. That’s what I did before.
Vic, what do you mean they charge separately? Wouldn’t it just be the same price?
I did see Ryobi’s new batteries in the wild at my local home depot. They were offering a 4.0 with their 18v impact wrench with charger for $100. I ALMOST bought it just for the battery even though i have 2 impact wrenches already lol
There have been reports of 6.0Ah and 9.0Ah Ryobi batteries in the works.
Yep, i’ve been waiting. This is the first that i’ve seen them in stores.
The 4.0 batteries have been out for years now.
Oh their- NEW BATTERIES have been out for years? Their 4.0, 6.0, 9.0 high energy batteries?!? For years?! Lol no…. no they havent…
The 4.0 have been out for years.
The 3.0, 6.0, and 9.0 batteries haven’t been spotted at any locations near me.
You saw the new batteries in-store, for sale? The 3Ah, 6Ah, and 9Ah versions? Where in the US, if you don’t mind me asking?
The ryobi drill and free tool looks like a good deal. You can get the new stuff like the brushless tools as your free tool so that’s around a hundred dollars saved.
That deal is already going on:
Does anyone know when that deal ends ? I put it on my Christmas list but may buy it ahead of time so I can take advantage before it ends lol .
I’m interested in that Dremel 3 tool combo. Hopefully Amazon has a similar deal as I have some gift cards I’d like to use.
Hmm, have you ever won a ToolGuyd giveaway?
Nice catch! I missed that during my first browse. I was hung-up on all of the tool combo kits.
I thought they’d use This time as a venue to release the 2nd Gen M12 fuel impact and hammer drill combo….
If Milwaukee is sticking to their schedule, they had December 2017as the launch date for the 2nd Gen M12 Fuel impact and drivers.
They were listed briefly on Home Depot’s website but now I cannot find them
Did you see what the price was on the impact kit?
The Dewalt ToughSystem for $98 looks like a killer deal. I bought the same unit when it was on sale last year for $149 (IIRC) down from $179. Or maybe it was $179 down from $199. Clearly, they’re working hard to get out in front of Milwaukee’s offering.
While I’m a big Milwaukee tool fan I still think the ToughSystem is better than Milwaukee’s new offering, even though Milwaukee had over 2 years to figure that product category out before releasing the Packout system. Packout looks to me to be a rare miss from Milwaukee, kind of like their 24″ hardtop rolling tool bag, which took 9 months after announcing at NPD to get to market. Glad I didn’t wait for that one either.
I’m sad I did not see anything Leatherman listed this year.
Me too! I was hoping for the
Rebar or OHT at a $39 price point.
Any recommendations on the DeWalt kits?
I currently have a 18v $90 special from about 7 years ago that’s starting to slow down.
I’m looking for a kit with at least a current generation drill and a circular saw and batteries.
This is for a home-owner / DIY enthusiast level consumer.
You could get the Li-ion battery adapter and keep running the old kit on new batteries.
I was hoping for more Milwaukee deals on the individual tools. I already have the 18v fuel drill/driver I like, so there wasn’t much offered that didn’t require purchasing another drill/driver. I was hoping for deals on the 18v fuel oscillating tool and circular saw. Not much appealed to me, although I do like the dealt part organizers and at 9.99 I’ll order another 10.
Hopefully I didn’t miss it in the above roundup, but there is also a special buy deal on a 2-pack of Milwaukee Fastback utility knives (1 each of the standard and compact sizes) with a 50-pack of blades for about $15. It’s not clear to me which iteration of the knife is included or whether this is actually an exceptional value, but it showed up on the toolpig instagram and I also saw in my local HD this morning.
Neither knife holds more than the cutting blade, so not the model with storage. I grabbed one because I needed the blades, but already have 2 of the normal size fastbacks. Probably give the smaller away
I found a stack of 22’ gorilla “little giant style” adjustable ladders that had pink tags all over saying reserved for Black Friday event. Did you see it in the flyer anywhere?
I don’t think so. Could be a Doorbuster or Pro Black Friday event item.
I was at my HD this morning. There are definitely different items coming out for Pro Black Friday, which officially begins Monday. I saw my store unpacking DeWalt table saws (model 745) and some scaffolding, among other items. I think I even saw Kilz PVA in bulk as part of the deal.
The dewalt folding worktable is down to $69 now. After playing with it for a while in the store it’s really slick and sturdy for how light it is.
I bought one too. I’m impressed.
It seems like a big improvement over the the rest of the current field, although I’m much more partial to my workmate table because of it’s versatility. But I’d probably change my tune if i was having to carry it around and set it up in different places all the time.
Do you know which clamps work with it? Having mixed results with what I already own.
Not to impressed, but excited about it . I may get something just looking mind you.
I just bought a Milwuakee combo. 12v brushless. Drill and impact driver. I lg. battery, 1 small. Hard case. Charger. + an extra 12v tool (I got the jigsaw)…. $199 at HD. Seems about as good as any of the BF deals.
I was also looking forward to a Makita subcompact discount.
That might be a Pro BF or “special buy” deal later in the season.
Or they might be emphasizing their 1-battery brushless deals.
There is one! Three tool set (drill, impact driver, compact recip saw) for $299. I took a photo. If anyone is interested, LMK how I post photos here.
That’s not a deal, though.
The combo is the same price at Amazon. $299 seems to be the MSRP for that kit.
There would have to be an extra battery or value-add for it to be any kind of deal at $299.
That is the set. In the HD local to me, they had it on display along with the Black Friday goodies.
I feel like bf deals keep getting worse and worse. I think retailers only view it as a chance to move special junk products made specifically for bf. Gone are the days of really good bf deals.
Pretty sure they manufacture lower grade items to be packaged and kicked out to the masses during the holiday specials. The $99 drills, the 7pc kits, the discounted Batts….just an opinion
Anyone have any details on that small ryobi charger that comes with the rc truck? Looks like a good charger to keep in my truck but can’t find it online. Thanks.
I tried finding it earlier, but didn’t see anything yet. Chances are the listing won’t go up until Thanksgiving or just before.
It’s actually the RC truck comes with the battery. 😀 I have a feeling that will be limited quantities in store.
If you are specially looking for that tiny charger, I have a few from the Artic Mist Fan that works off of Ryobi batteries. Just an FYI, the wires are thin, not like on just about all other chargers, so it may not hold up as long, but if it is just tucked away for ‘just in case,’ you should be fine.
I was happy when the display fan I bought didn’t have a charger, and they took $40 off a new charger. I ended up getting the new M12 power source/ USB charger unit for $10 which is a nice upgrade for my heated coat. It will be nice to top off the battery when I’m away from home & only need a USB cable
Ryobi has an RC car? that might be cool for the kids anymore info on this?
You said: “I like the Dewalt ToughSystem setup a lot more.”
Could you elaborate on this a little? If you have already posted on this I could not find it.
I own products from both systems.
The Dewalt feels a little sturdier, and has slightly more options, with more on the way, and a rack system too.
The Ridgid is good, but it’s a lesser product in comparison.
It’s a personal choice.
I don’t see myself expanding with more Ridgid cases. If I need more, if buy more Dewalt.
I can recommend both.
Ok, I was a little confused with the picture of the Milwaukee 3-pc Packout System pictured just below your statement of preference. I thought you were saying that you preferred the Dewalt over the Milwaukee. I get it now.
I reworked the spacing to hopefully avoid further confusion.
ToughSystem vs. Packout is a tough one. No, the ToughSystem connectivity method isn’t perfect. But it does allow for boxes to sit on each other without being connected – you have the option.
Is Packout’s premium worth it?
Both are very good systems. With Packout, I’m eagerly waiting to see what else they can come up with.
Dewalt’s not done with the ToughSystem yet, there are more styles coming soon, such as new drawered boxes.
I have the Ridgid boxes and I am very happy with them. I think currently the Tough Box still have an edge especially if you are willing to invest into the whole system with the cart and the railing. They do give you a lot more options.
I like what I see with the Packout but I find their initial selection rather lacking. Since I don’t have any immediate need for expansion currently the Ridgid box are serving me very well. I am still waiting to see what else Milwaukee and Dewalt come up with before jumping on either bandwagon.
Golf balls? Come on HD
Toys & MotoBike as well, is HD worried about Menard’s?
Thanks for posting this. As HD has done in the past, they’ve sent cease and desist orders to the Black Friday websites that had received the leaked flyer. So none of those websites them have the Black Friday flyer. Nice to see it while I can.
Ignorance was bliss.
Not wanting to receive such notices myself, I took down the images, while also listing out all the deals. That’s a tedious process I discontinued last year, but… you’re welcome. =)
It “only” took me a little over 3 hours and skipping dinner. But at the same time, it forced me to learn which deals are already live, and that work will spin off a couple of standalone deal posts for the best of the deals.
I appreciate you linkifying the flyer. It was a bit hard to see some of the pages, anyway.
HD is a real PITA with their legal department, about these ads.
Instead of enjoying the enthusiasm that builds up and allowing people to plan their spending … no HD always has to be the rotten apple in the bunch.
Like many other people, I have expressed how ridiculous they are in writing; intentionally ignored HD sales and deals, and shopped at their biggest direct competitor instead, while enjoying 5% Lowes CC holder bonus to boot.
By the way, i noticed that the Ryobi brushless angle grinder is suffering from some of that sweet syndicated review mess you mentioned at HD (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-18-Volt-One-Cordless-4-1-2-in-Brushless-Cut-Off-Tool-Angle-Grinder-Tool-Only-P423/301853890): it supposedly has 1992 reviews, but they are mostly about the batteries for the One+ system. Makes it about impossible to find out what people really think about it.
Is there any word on how these new brushless tools from Ryobi measure up in terms of power and runtime to other brands’ (or their own)?
Seems not many vested in Makita Cordless here.
But I found in the sales now available some nice combos. Though I recently bought more 5.0 bats and a dual charger.
There are three tool kits probably go with the circular saw since I have two new 18v recips and a 8 yo one also, which I felt were powerful enough..
The kits come with tool like the 36v Circular, recip or Miter saw, with 2 5.0bats and dual charger than they add two more 5.0 bats for a total of 4 – 5.0 18v bats for $349.00. and the 36v Grinder kit for 399.00
On Amazon a pair of 5.0 are now 159.00 and a dual charger I just bought was ~62 so to me it is like buying spare batteries and a dual charger for the trucks at a discount and getting a free 36v tool.
Just not sure which to get.
Big Thank You for the link to the Milwaukee coupon, was planning on vesting in the packout system Monday when HD gets them in, and a free packout tray for a purchasing blades which we consume a lot of sounds great even if I have to wait till March….
There’s always just *some* Makita deals. There might be others for Pro Black Friday.
There might also be un-publicized deals online.
You’re welcome! I meant what I said in how I wrote that post about the rebates. They’re good rebates, but still not very visible.
I refuse to shop at Home Depot during Black Friday or the holiday season, due to their insane and outrageous tactics regarding their Black Friday ad.
I am sick and tired of them “leaking” the ad (or mailing it out to customers who scan it and post it), then sending out cease and desist notices to websites that publish it and individuals that read it, as if there is some crime there and they would actually have grounds to prosecute.
If you don’t want people reading it, don’t print it, don’t mail it, don’t leak it.
It’s a despicable way to try and create “buzz” as if their ad is something special and secret, when really, most of their deals are pretty lame, and they haven’t had anything spectacular in the ad for many, many years. When they did, they never had to resort to this sort of stupidity.
Really, it would be nice if more sites simply refused to publish their ad at all, ever, and explicity called them out on these tactics, and if consumers refused to shop there and sent a message they won’t shop at places that send them threats.
I realize Toolguyd has a relationship with Home Depot and so probably isn’t going to jeopardize that, but just generally, it would be a good thing to stand up to stupid stuff like this, as to ignore it seems almost as bad as condoning it.
Really, I’d like to see the HD “legal” team (if they are actually lawyers) who approve or actually send these C&D notices out disbarred and actively prosecuted for legal misconduct.
Posting the adscan or the deals within have nothing to do with any relationship I have with Home Depot, paid or just friendly, past or present.
I do it for me, I do it for readers, and I do it for ToolGuyd. I guess it helps HD too, but I don’t even think about that.
That’s… Pretty much inaccurate on all accounts. Nice tin foil hat thinking though.
That’s a bit harsh and unfair.
Some retailers do “leak” their sales flyers, others publicly release them early and still call it a leak for some reason.
I don’t think it’s unfair at all. He’s asserting that HD intentionally leaks the ad and then sends the legal hounds to people’s doors.
After working retail for 10+ years, I know how many thousands of hands those Black Friday ads go through. It’s nearly impossible to keep them locked up right and never see the internet ahead of schedule.
To assert that HD has some diabolical bait program to briefly let people see their ads before their legal department shuts it all down is tinfoil hat territory.
Frankly, it would be better for retailers to release their ad early. Allow people to plan, and figure out when and where they need to be.
It’s not what you said, but how you said it. “Nice tin foil hat thinking” isn’t exactly a nice thing to say to someone.
Whether someone is right, wrong, or way off base, civility should remain constant, with only a few exceptions allowed.
Which part is inaccurate? The ad being sent/leaked? It was, and was even posted here, as well as other BF deal sites. HD sending out C&D letters? They did, as the poster above indicated, and as you can read on all those BF deal sites that have since taken down the ad in response to those C&D letters. Not sure what “Tin Foil” hat thinking you’re referring to, as if obvious facts aren’t actually true as long as you don’t believe them.
You asserting that HD corporate intentionally leaked the ad, and then rescinded it in a few days via their legal department.
That’s what’s in tinfoil hat territory.
There are thousands of people’s that ad goes through. It’s nearly impossible to secure it completely before schedule.
I’ve seen ads weeks head of time, and even back in the early 2000s, I leaked a major retailers about a month early. It’s not difficult for your rank and file hourly employee to see / have the ad weeks before schedule release.
You are making the assumption that HD doesn’t leak their ad intentionally. Perhaps your point might be valid but so is his. There is no conclusive evidence either way. I found that both are reasonable assumption.
What’s clear is that the Cease & Desist notices are being sent year after year. What’s also clear that regardless of whether those C&D are being sent, once that information is out, it’s out. I think HD know that too. The only reason that I think it’s still happening is that somebody at the corporate office think that it’s a brilliant marketing move. So while they might not have leak it intentionally they sure aren’t trying to stop it either.
I wasn’t saying you posting the ad or the deals had anything to do with it, just acknowledging the relationship Toolguyd has w/HD that you’ve publicly disclosed, and understanding the position that puts a person/business in, as in, I don’t expect you to NOT list the tool deals/call out HD, etc.
What I’m saying is that my/our relationship with Home Depot doesn’t factor into my holiday deal coverage at all.
I really don’t think I’m in any compromised, special, or otherwise obligated position of any kind.
My Black Friday and Holiday tool deal coverage is waaaaay outside the scope of the partnership, with one exception.
I was asked to meet with the leadership at my local HD to tour the gift center this year, and I did – after visiting 3 times on my own the previous week to scout out the deals and take photos.
Sharing about that is optional – they said I could “Feel free to share on social using #THDProspective if you’d like.”
So as I said, my coverage of these deals and BF promos is completely independent of any relationship I have with HD.
As for calling them out for sending Cease & Desist notices to the deal sites that posted the flyer, I don’t have enough details to judge let alone comment or criticize them on that.
If we were to receive one and I disagreed with it, then you’d hear me say something about it.
Frankly I’m surprised you haven’t, usually any & all sites that list the deals, not just post the flyer, receive “legal” notices.
I don’t know if HD would be ok with them being posted here due to the relationship, but I would guess that wouldn’t matter – I’d expect they’d just be sent out and worry about the detals later.
Bite your tongue!
I think last year, and the year before, it wasn’t leaked or “leaked” anywhere until the official sales flyer was published by Home Depot.
But generally I believe that nobody ever asked me to take anything down because either ToolGuyd is small enough to fly under their radar, they recognized that I post about the tool deals in an editorial capacity, which usually falls under Fair Use, or the tool deals aren’t what they want kept secret.
There are lots of product categories in that sales flyer, some of which might be more highly competitive than tools.
Also, don’t think for a second that anyone at HD has it soft for me or ToolGuyd. Home Depot is BIG, and few outside the tool department would know me or ToolGuyd.
I go out of my way to shop at Lowes whenever possible and enjoy the 5% CC bonus.
HD is just ridiculous when it comes to BF adverts, they took away the 5% cardholder discount, have rude and unhelpful staff that just ignores customers they walk past who clearly need help … and continue to allow people to park in the pro area covered “loading” zone.
That’s just your HD maybe. My closest HD, and the one that I used to live near, have phenomenal customer service. Everyone is always willing to help me, and will make sure I leave with what I came for, or they’ll go to lengths to try.
I have had very good experience with my local HDs. My local Lowes are also fairly decent as well but I think my local HDs have an edge.
Lowes POS (Point of Sale) software is also poorly designed. At the time of payment I have to follow a certain sequence to make the payment. A few associates understand that the software is a POS. Most just roll their eyes at the customers thinking that I don’t know how to use it. The point is I don’t and I shouldn’t need to!
With all that said, whoever at the HD thinking that sending out the Cease & Desist notice letters are a brilliant marketing move deserve to be fired.
Rigid black combo kit seemed like a good deal
Agreed. I thought it was a good deal at $400. At $300, I’m awfully tempted to buy a set for personal use.
I agree – it would be a good kit at a good price to keep at a secondary location. I usually bring some cordless tools with me when I travel in the winter and summer.
If I get to HD for the sale , I might just pick one up for either my summer or winter places – rather than moving other tools around.
Is the milwaukee 16 piece hole saw set a better deal than the 9-piece Diablo hole saw set, https://www.homedepot.com/p/Diablo-Bi-Metal-and-Carbide-Hole-Saw-Set-9-Piece-DHS009SPC/207059803?keyword=diablo+holesaw+set
Both are the same price. Thanks
You get more sizes for your money.
Well yes, but I’m curious about how the quality compares between the two.
I’ve never done a head to head, but I tend to like Milwaukee hole saws. I wouldn’t hesitate to use Diablo’s but you don’t get a lot of sizes with that set.
The Diablo’s also come with the Bosch-style quick change mandrel. It looks like you get a fitting attached to each hole saw. The Milwaukee set comes with the industry-standard arbors – so expanding the set with other makes (Dewalt, Irwin, Starrett, MK Morse, Lenox etc.) of hole saws would be a tad easier.
Mea culpa – I see that Diablo set comes with adapters to let you use their mandrel with other makes of hole saws – so disregard my comment about “a tad easier”
Curious what the 5pc M12 and 10pc Ryobi tool combos look like.
I wonder if the RC truck is worth it too.
Hope we see another deal like last year on the DeWalt planer kits. I kicked myself this past year for not buying.
Also hope to see a similar deal on the updated Skil Wormdrive table saw and stand, picked one up last year with stand and Diablo blade for $279.
Last year, it was an all-time-low (since I’ve been following it) for $524.
Currently, it’s $569 at Amazon, which is still very good. The package is regularly $649, seasonally on sale for $599. Any less than that is a great buy.
Ok so is the Milwaukee 46′ tool chest going on sale or is it just expected cause $698 is its regular price and I was hoping it would go on sale for BF even thou that is a good price to begin with
I hate answering you with a link, but: https://toolguyd.com/milwaukee-46-tool-storage-combo-holiday-deal-question/
Basically, this is the price it’s going to be. If your store has overstock towards the middle or end of the season, they might discount it further.
I was once told that Home Depot associates can sometimes negotiate on price, and offer a discount of up to $50 without requiring major approval. It might not hurt to ask.
I ‘ve been in two local home depots this week and they both had Ridgid Superclamps in stock. Not sure of the price but is this old stock or one of the Pro Black Friday specials?
Hard to say. I haven’t seen any at my local stores.
Maybe they found a pallet at your regional warehouse.
I’ve seen the Dewalt 745S table saw with stand on sale for $299 in store. Seems like a good deal!
I see a few things I’d buy at Home Depot but we don’t have one here in our town ;-(
And for some reason when I add items to their online shopping cart, the items don’t show up so I have no way of buying anything from Home Depot anymore, except when I travel. ? What ever they did to their website stops this iPad user from buying. Btw I only use PayPal and I’m sure that I can’t be the only person this happens too.
Could be a cookie or cache issue?
I only block 3rd party cookies and I never had any problems with lowes checkout.
The funny thing is that HOMEDEPOT.COM is the only shopping cart that I know of that I can not get to work at all. So will have to find my ryobi tools on the -bay. Home Depot used to have good customer service but I think that’s gone too. somebody please order for me. LoL. I needed that 2 pack of ryobi batteries for 70.00 ? I need a new iPad!
The Makita single drill/driver for $99 each is a great deal, especially for the latest models. I’m seeing pricing back up to $129 – do you expect these to drop again for Thanksgiving/BF?
The buy 2, get 1, deal (going on now) is also good but appear to be the old hammer drill model and 4.0 batteries without the indicator.
Yes, I do expect them to come down to $99 again.
I’m looking for a good deal on the DeWalt Scroll Saw. Has anyone seen anything?
I’ll take one of each please. Seriously you could lose your mind so many tools so many deals. breathe deep….
The dewalt tough system is going to be $129 not $98 that’s the ridigid set.
The link to the dewalt 10 compartment doesn’t work. Not sure which product that is but would love to know
The flyer I’m looking at says $98 for the Dewalt, and also $98 for the Ridgid.
Thanks! – I fixed the link to the organizer.
Let me know if I am missing something. Thanks!
They’re not allowed to show you the 2017 ad, so they’re showing the 2016 to get ad impressions and clicks and Google search rankings. Or they don’t know the difference – I don’t know which would be worse.