It seems like retailers are kicking off their Black Friday and Holiday tool deals earlier and earlier each year. Some of Amazon’s tool deals are already live, and home improvement retailers have already finished setting up their holiday displays.
These are most (if not all) of the Husky hand tool deals and “special buys” that Home Depot will offer this holiday season. You can buy them in-store, but most will also be available online. Some are already listed, others will make their way online soon.
The couple of other brands of hand tool deals are discussed separately.
See Also: Dewalt Hand Tool Deals | Milwaukee Hand Tool Deals
I visited 3 local stores on different dates to make sure I scouted out all of Home Depot’s Black Friday tool days. If I missed one, please let me know!
These are only Home Depot’s Hand Tool Deals. I’ll be working on similar posts that discuss their other Black Friday and Holiday tool deals.
You can buy these all in-store, unless your local store sold out, and most of them are available online as well.
So what will you be buying from Home Depot this holiday season?
Here’s a quick table of contents that might help:
These links simply take you down the page. My advice would be to scroll through the page once and then use the quick links when you want to refer back to a certain deal later on.
Husky Hex Tools
Looking for some great hex tools? We put together a list of 16 recommended hex tools, including some great problem-solvers.
Looking for some basic hex tools? These should suffice.
For $10 you can get a trio of fold-out hex and Torx tools.
Although the folding hex tool sets aren’t color-coded, they’re clearly labeled. $10 for the set is a decent price for a basic or portable tool kit. I might buy a set just to keep around, so that family and friends wouldn’t have to ask to borrow my really good ones.
There are also metric and SAE T-handle hex drivers, at $10 for each set.
I prefer ball hex T-handle drivers, but do like that these T-handle hex drivers have a high torque L-shape configuration. You can use them the long way for easier access, or short way for higher torque.
Husky Pliers and Adjustable Wrenches
What would be a holiday display without some pliers sets?
5pc mini pliers for $10, and it comes with a storage pouch too. I haven’t tried these, but I imagine they’re okay for someone starting out or who doesn’t have very demanding precision tool needs.
As we said last year, these Husky pistol-grip pliers look decent. I still haven’t picked up a pair, but maybe that’ll change this year. These look to be useful for reaching into tight spaces.
Flip pliers give you 2 sets of jaws in 1 tool.
I’ve reviewed Husky’s Double Speed adjustable wrenches before, and they’re okay. I wouldn’t use them in place of my favorite adjustable wrenches, but they’re not bad. A 4-piece set for $15 seems like an excellent deal.
As for the groove joint pliers… I don’t use groove joint pliers often, and when I do, a single Channellock size would suffice. I have multiple Channellock groove joint (tongue and groove) pliers, but put most of them away. Then again, the adjustable pliers I have cost several times as much as the $15 for this set of 3.
If you’re looking to expand your tool collection, these adjustable pliers and locking pliers sets, might be a good buy, at $15.
Kinpex’s Cobra adjustable pliers are excellent, but you won’t find them this cheap. I like some Vise Grip pliers styles, but mainly prefer Grip-on these days. Just FYI.
If you’re looking for a little bit of everything, these 2 pliers sets seem to be well rounded. There’s also no overlap between the two sets, giving you complementary functionality.
From what I’ve seen, Husky pliers are decent for the money.
Husky Screwdrivers and Precision Tools
Say hello to an army of 6-in-1 screwdrivers.
While it might not rank up there with the best multi-bit screwdrivers (or maybe it could), these look like the could be alright.
I like the easy-clean hard handles, which might also hold up in a garage, car trunk, or other extreme environment than soft-handled ones – or at least cheap soft-handled ones.
Do you have any picks? Precision screwdrivers?
I’ve never said it before, but I’ll say it now – a couple of inexpensive picks and tweezers are better than no picks or tweezers.
If you need some good precision screwdrivers, check out our best precision screwdrivers recommendations.
But this interchangeable precision screwdriver set, at just $7, looks like a good starter set.
This set of 14 Husky screwdrivers is just $15.
The set comes with 10 regular handled screwdrivers, 2 double-ended offset screwdrivers, small 4-in-1 keychain screwdriver, and a screwdriver-handled bottle opener.
Husky Knives and Multi-Tools
Two lockback utility knives for $8? I might be open-minded in giving them a try, if the knives were the same as Husky’s regular folding lockback utility knife.
A multi-tool for $8? I’d pass. It’s hard to recommend that you quadruple your budget and splurge on HD’s Leatherman Skeletool deal, but I have yet to find a multi-tool for under $20 that was worth using.
Husky Mechanics Tools
I’m not a fan of “special buy” socket sets, but the palm ratchet in this Husky set might make all the difference. I bought a similar Kobalt set once, and it’s come in handy as part of a household tool set.
You get 30 pieces for $10, including a bit holder socket.
There’s also this 46pc stubby tool set. None of the tools look all that amazing, but stubby tools definitely do come in handy. This set gives you a stubby ratchet, adjustable wrench, screwdriver, and a free bonus precision driver.
It also comes with some sockets and screwdriver bits.
Not bad for $15.
Between this and the palm driver set, I’d buy this stubby set.
In terms of palm ratchets, here are some alternatives:
Husky is offering up a 28pc pass-thru socket set, with universal-style sockets, for $25.
If you want much more, there is also this 54pc pass-thru socket set, for $80, but it also comes with a bunch of wrenches.
Husky came out with new 100-position ratcheting wrenches. I’m not a fan of ratcheting open ends, but the box ends are fine-toothed/fine-positioned, and seem surprisingly smooth.
Each 6pc set (inch and metric) are $40, and have universal-style (spline) box ends.
I also noticed new 100-piece ratchet sets, which also come with universal-style sockets.
There are 5pc ratcheting wrenches in the deal section, at $15 each. These sizes might meet most homeowners’ needs, but the size of ranges isn’t really enough for heavier users.
If you by a smaller set like either of these, you would have to buy a whole other set in the future to get additional sizes. Well, you wouldn’t really have to, but it often works out better to buy a set than just a couple of individual sizes. Hmm, maybe that’s not that bad after all?
These ratcheting wrenches have universal spline-style box ends.
28 combination wrenches, for $20.
This Husky 20pc ratcheting wrench set looks awfully familiar.
Ah, that’s because there’s a similar Gearwrench 20pc ratcheting wrench set deal at Sears.
If you’re looking for high bang for the buck, and don’t mind zero-offset ratcheting wrench designs (discussion about that here), this might be a really good buy.
There are traditional mechanics tool sets of all sizes.
65pc set for $30.
111pc set for $50.
205pc set for $99.
268pc set for $149.
Two 16 oz. fiberglass-handled hammers, for just $10.
One hammer has a nail claw, the other a rip claw (for demo work). One for you, one for a helper?
If you’re looking to spend less, there was a tower of $7 HDX 16oz fiberglass-handled hammers. I’d spend the $3 more to get the Husky combo.
Did We Miss Any Deals?
Did we miss mentioning any other Husky hand tool deals?
You can buy these and other hand tool deals at Home Depot online (but it might be easier or quicker for you to just pick them up in-store.
We’ve got more Home Depot Holiday 2015 tool deal discussions for you, and more on the way: