Home Depot just kicked off their Holiday 2018 tiered power tools savings event. Thank you to everyone who wrote in about this!
The premise of the promo is simple – buy a select cordless power tool combo kit by Dewalt, Milwaukee, Ridgid, Makita, or Ryobi, and get your choice of free bonus tools.
This is a 2-tiered event. Buy the smaller or less expensive promo combo kit, and you can choose (1) free bonus tool or accessory. Buy the larger or more expensive promo kit, and you can choose from (2) free bonus tools or accessories.
If I recall correctly, some of the starter kits (Dewalt, I believe) sold out fast and then almost continually last year. Some of the bonus tools are also in limited supplies.
Home Depot doesn’t explicitly mention the end dates for the promos, but they should run throughout the 2018 winter holiday shopping season.
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Below, the images are clickable for your convenience, and there is light commentary about the deals.
The starter kit here is special bundle, DCK287D1M1, featuring a compact brushless hammer drill, 3-speed impact driver, a compact 2.0Ah battery pack, and a 4.0Ah battery pack. It’s a “best of both worlds” type of starter kit.
The free bonus power tool and accessory selection includes some nice options, including Dewalt’s brushless oscillating multi-tool, and even the new brushless sander.
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With the higher tier deal, the starter kit is the Dewalt DCK299D1T1 starter kit, featuring a brushless impact driver, premium 3-speed brushless hammer drill, a compact 2.0Ah battery pack, and FlexVolt 6.0Ah battery pack.
The selection is about the same here, and the new Dewalt brushless cordless sander is also an option as one of the bonus tools. Those combos are currently sold out, but I’d expect for Dewalt to be able to restock soon. Or, they might be waiting for their first shipment of this newly released tool.
This is probably going to be one of the most popular of all the tiered brand offers.
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Buy the Milwaukee M18 cordless hammer drill and impact driver kit, get your choice of one free bonus power tool or accessory. The options are really good, including their M18 cordless sander and Radius LED site light (priced at $149).
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Step up to the Milwaukee M18 4-tool cordless combo kit, and you get (2) free bonuses. There don’t look to be any different choices here. This combo will be in competition with the Dewalt second tier deal as best-selling, since it essentially lets you build your own M18 6-tool combo kit for $399.
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Buy this Ridgid 18V Gen5X brushless drill and impact driver kit, and you get one free bonus item. The bonus options include 2 types of Octane brushless saws, their brushless router, and brushless circular saw. This allows you to create a great 3-tool combo for just $199.
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Spend a little more, and you can get the Ridgid 18V 6-tool cordless combo kit for $349, and then you still get 2 more free bonus tool choices. That allows you to create your own 8-tool cordless power tool combo kit for $349. Although the core kit isn’t brushless, many of the bonus items are.
As with the other deals, you could also opt for a battery or battery packs as your bonus items.
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Makita’s first tier features a brushless hammer drill and impact driver combo kit, for $299. The bonus items are compelling here too, with some of the options including a 2-pack of 5.0Ah battery packs, their brushless cordless router, and a 6-1/2″ circular saw.
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The second tier features a Makita 18V brushless hammer drill, impact driver, and also a brushless 6-1/2″ circular saw. The batteries are also different – you get (1) compact Li-ion battery pack, and (1) LXT higher capacity battery pack.
Bonus options are similar as for the first tier. If I were going with this option, I’d go with the cordless router and 2x 5.0Ah battery pack bonus choices.
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Buy a Ryobi brushless hammer drill/driver, and you get to pick your bonus from among 51 choices, including their 6 gallon wet/dry vacuum, brushless circular saw, and 6.0Ah high capacity battery pack, as some of the higher-valued options.
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Buy the Ryobi 18V One+ brushless tool kit, featuring a drill, impact driver, and circular saw, and pick 2 free bonus tools or accessories.
This deal is a little more limited. For instance, there are only a couple of combinations that feature the cordless 6 gallon wet/dry vacuum. Still, the value is high up there on some of these deals.
My choice of bonuses would include the 6.0Ah battery pack and wet/dry vac, but those don’t appear together in this tier.
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