Home Depot stores have finally set up their pre-Black Friday 2019 tool deals and “special buys.” Some stores have also started putting their Pro Black Friday 2019 tool deals on the sales floor, although the lowest pricing has not yet been activated.
Due to the timing of Halloween and a later Thanksgiving this year, Home Depot stores have been slow to put out their 2019 holiday “Special Buy” tool section.
I checked out two different Home Depots on Monday the 4th, and one was just clearing out the space for the deals and the other was maybe 2/3rds finished setting up the displays. Stuart was seeing a similar delay. I was able to go back Tuesday to get a better look, though.
Many of Home Depot’s Black Friday and Holiday season tool deals are very similar to last year’s, but there are some new deals to be had too. Every year each Home Depot seems to carry their own mix of deals, so you might need to visit several stores to find all the deals you are looking for.
As in past years, many prices will probably creep down as Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend nears. Unless you need something now, the smart money is on waiting. The displays marked “Special Buy” are unlikely to see further discounting.
I’ve organized the tools into the following categories and am only going to talk about the products we think are worth consideration or keeping an eye on.
- Cordless Battery Deals
- Cordless Power Tool Deals
- Power Tool Accessory Deals
- Hand Tools Deals
- Online Special Buys
Last year I had a Tool Storage and Organization category, but from what I saw, the selection this year is very limited this, and so I didn’t include it. We might see some more deals emerge as Black Friday nears. As the Pro Black Friday 2019 tool deals sell out, or are moved to other locations, perhaps more tool storage deals will take their place.
Cordless Power Tool Battery Deals
Ridgid & Makita 18V Battery 2-Packs
- Ridgid 18V 4.0Ah Battery 2-Pack: $99
- Makita 18V 3.0Ah Battery 2-Pack: $99
Interestingly, last year they initially started offering these batteries at $139 then lowered them for Black Friday and before Christmas. Does this mean they might go even lower this year?
It’s worth remembering these are not the top-of-the-line batteries from either of these manufacturers, but if you just need to up your battery count, they aren’t bad deals.
Makita 18V 6.0Ah Battery 2-Pack
At least at one of my local stores, they have a Makita 18V 6.0Ah battery 2-pack for $179, which is not a bad price. The online price still shows $299.
Ryobi 18V 4.0Ah Battery 2-Pack
As is the case ever year, Home Depot also has a Ryobi 18V 4.0Ah battery 2-packs for $99. The difference this year is that they are the black-bodied P145 batteries when they have been the silver-bodied P192 Lithium+ HP batteries in the past.
Milwaukee M18 XC6.0Ah Battery 2-Pack and Starter Set
They had a Milwaukee M18 XC6.0 High Output battery 2-pack for $199, and an M18 XC8.0 High Output battery and Super Charger, also at $199.
Milwaukee M18 CP 3.0Ah High Output Battery 2-Pack
They also have a Milwaukee M18 CP 3.0Ah battery 2-pack for $149.
This isn’t really a deal on these two M18 CP3.0 High Output batteries, but it is one to watch. Acme Tools has this pair of batteries for $119 right now, and I’d hope Home Depot will go lower than that for Black Friday.
Milwaukee M12 XC 3.0Ah Battery 2-Pack
They had a 2-pack of Milwaukee M12 XC 3.0Ah batteries for $99.
$99 is standard for these M12 3.0Ah 6-cell batteries, although they started out at $89 last year. We would expect for the price to drop a little in the near future.
Dewalt 20V Max Compact 3.0Ah Battery 2-Pack
I spied these Dewalt 20V Max 3.0Ah compact batteries with no price on them. After digging around on the Home Depot site, I found them for $99, which seems like an okay deal.
There weren’t any good Dewalt FlexVolt battery deals I could find. Well I did see a display of 9Ah FlexVolt batteries, but they were priced at $200. Given the better deals we’ll hopefully see this season, it didn’t even seem worth wasting the load time for a photo.
Cordless Power Tool Deals
Ridgid JobMax Multi-Tool Kit
No this is not a cordless tool — but it’s one of the few exceptions. This Ridgid JobMax corded multi-tool with oscillating tool head might be a good way to get into the JobMax ecosystem. Right now it’s $79 supposedly down from $99, but I can’t find proof that it was ever at that price. This might be one to watch for in the after-Christmas clearance.
Makita 12V Max CXT Cordless Power Tools
It looks like this season might be a good chance to get some of Makita’s CXT 12V cordless power tools for less. You can get a Makita cordless drill and impact driver combo kit with 2 batteries, charger, and a case for $99.
If you have already bought into Makita’s 12V Max CXT system you can grab a 3/8″ impact wrench or 3-3/8″ circular saw for $59. Both are bare tools.
Makita 18V Brushless Tool Kits
Once again Makita has their 18V XFD131 drill and XDT131 impact driver on special for $99. Both kits feature brushless power tools and come with a 3.0Ah battery, charger, and bag.
Dewalt Atomic Cordless Power Tools
Several Dewalt Atomic tools found their way to the Holiday deals section this year. The drill kit, impact kit, and bare oscillating tool are priced at $99 each. The new Dewalt Atomic reciprocating saw and circular saw bare tools are $129 each.
They had a Dewalt Atomic cordless drill and impact driver combo kit for $179. The kits come with two 1.3 Ah batteries and charger.
To cut down on the number of links, I’ve inserted a link to all the Atomic tools, even the ones that aren’t special buys:
Milwaukee M18 Brushless Tool Kits
This isn’t the greatest photo, but the M18 compact brushless 2801-21P drill and 2850-21P impact driver kits are back again this year at $99 each. Both tools are brushless and are kitted with a 2.0Ah battery, charger, and bag.
Power Tool Accessories
Ridgid Multi-Tool Blade Kit
They’re not Starlock, but this Ridgid oscillating multi-tool set comes with 14 different cutting accessories and a nice plastic case for $40
Milwaukee Shockwave Screwdriver Bits and Bosch Spade Bits
What would the holidays be without oodles of bits? You can get a four-case assortment of Milwaukee Shockwave impact-rated screwdriver bits for $30, or a set of 18 Bosch Daredevil spade bits for $25.
Home Depot’s online price is $20 for the Bosch bit set. Again, remember that pricing from store to store can vary.
Diablo Cut-Off Disc and Finish Saw Blade 2-Packs
You can get a 2-pack of Diablo 4-1/2″ diamond cut-off discs or a 2-pack of Diablo 7-1/4″ 40T circular saw blades for $15 each.
Dewalt MaxFit Screwdriver Bit Set
This bundle pack features a Dewalt MaxFit 120pc bit set for $20, and they’re packaged in the new Dewalt ToughCase+ Accessory boxes.
Milwaukee 28pc Mechanics Tool Set
The Milwaukee 28 pc ratchet set in a Packout case that Stuart wrote about is marked down to $99, but let’s be honest – that $129 was a little ridiculous, although the Home Depot website still has it for that price.
Dewalt and Stanley Tape Measure Bundles
Dewalt has a 25′ tape measure and 40′ Pocket laser distance measuring tool for $30, while Stanley has two 25′ FatMax tape measures for $20.
Milwaukee Magnetic Tape Measure 2-Pack
This Milwaukee magnetic tape measure 2-pack looks like a pretty good deal – you get two for the price of one. Normally these run about $20 each.
These are Milwaukee’s compact tape measures. On the plus side, they’re a lot quieter to use than Milwaukee’s nylon-coated premium tape measures.
Empire Level 2pc Promo Bundle
Here’s an Empire 48″ and 24″ aluminum I-beam level set for $25 — the same price as the 48″ level alone.
Last year’s Empire 48″ and 24″ level bundle deal was priced at $20 for the Pro Black Friday sales event. Last year’s deal featured slightly different levels, but a search of both styles turned up comparably-priced models.
Empire Level Torpedo Level and Rafter Square Bundles
Empire’s two-for-$10 measuring tools deal is back. You can get two made-in-USA torpedo levels, or a square and a level.
I couldn’t find the typical bundle of two squares but maybe a display will turn up later in the season or in a different aisle. I always pick up the two squares for $10, because squares seem to be like tape measures, you can never find one when you need it.
Since there are a bunch of Empire combo bundles, I’ll just link to the search page and you can pick out what you want.
Klein Electrical Tool Bundles
These two tool kits from Klein look to be a way to save money compared to buying the same tools separately. For instance, looking online the dual range non-contact voltage tester is at least $20 by itself. And I can’t tell without the packaging, but it looks like the driver is the 11-in-1 which sells for $15 alone.
Home Depot Online Special Buys
Obviously the above list of deals is not comprehensive. They are just some of the tool deals that we think are most interesting and should be watched over the coming weeks for price drops. For instance, I didn’t even cover the 20+ some displays of gloves and other clothing, the questionable LED lights and flashlights, or the endless displays of Husky mechanics tools.
If you want to see the entire list, the link below will take you to all of Home Depot’s holiday 2019 “Special Buys.” You can check the box for the store and/or brand you are looking for to whittle down the list.
Just remember, the prices you see online do not necessarily reflect the price you’ll find in store.
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Reader Deal Finds
There’s a new deal bundle on Milwaukee M18 High Output batteries, where you get an HD 12.0Ah battery and XC 8.0Ah battery for $199.
Thanks to Brian for the tip!