Home Depot stores appear to be dumping Klein Tools, and have put nearly all of their Klein electrical tools and accessories on clearance.
There are some great deals to be found, and some of the pegs at my local Home Depot have already been sold-through.
The discounts have only appeared at my local stores. Business is usual on Home Depot’s website, with no Klein tools or products clearanced-priced there yet.
My local Home Depot store has discounted most but not all of their Klein tools yet.
Select hand tools and multimeters have not yet been given sale prices or clearance tags.
All kinds of Klein tools are included in the clear-out, such as screwdrivers, pliers, insulated hand tools, wire strippers, general purpose tools – such a combination square – and specialty electrical tools.
It’s uncertain if any Klein Tools will remain in Home Depot stores, or which brands’ tools will replace them.
We knew that this might be coming.
Lowe’s and Klein Tools announced a new partnership earlier this year, and said that Klein products will be sold at Lowe’s stores and online starting in the second half of 2023, which we’re now in.
This effectively marked the end of Klein’s exclusivity arrangement with Home Depot, which was announced 14 years ago.
Home Depot has not made any announcements about Klein Tool’s exit, but yellow clearance stickers and empty tool pegs speak volumes.