My local Home Depot has set up most of their Black Friday 2019 and holiday season tool deals, and also several displays that will be part of a Pro Black Friday sales event that will take place sometime between now and Thanksgiving. I came across a new Milwaukee Hole Dozer hole saw promo.
In previous years, Milwaukee has had larger Hole Dozer hole saw promo sets for the holiday season and Pro Black Friday sales events. This year’s set is smaller, with only 5 hole saw sizes.
Either you get the older-style Milwaukee Hole Dozer hole saws, or the product imagery has not yet been updated to reflect the new styling. I’m guessing that what you see is what you get, which is okay.
You get 5 hole saw sizes: 1″, 1-1/4″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 2-1/2″, a small arbor, 2 pilot drill bits, a spacer and adapter, and a hard case.
These are bi-metal hole saws.
Here’s the fun part. How much does the set cost?
My store has it currently priced at $40, and when walking and talking about all the promos with a local Milwaukee rep, we saw signage that confirms it will be $30 for Home Depot’s Pro Black Friday 2019 sales event. Online right now, it’s $35 at Home depot’s website.
There are 3 different prices for this hole saw set!
Price: $30 (for Pro Black Friday 2019, coming soon)
This set looks to be an *okay* value.
Last year, Home Depot had a Milwaukee 17pc hole saw set for $40. That set came with 9 hole saws, 2 arbors, and 3 additional pilot drills. The year before, they had a 16pc, also with 9 sizes, and one less replacement drill bit, also for $40.
So, 9 hole saws plus 2 arbors and a couple of pilot drills, for $40.
Here, we have 5 hole saws plus 1 arbor and what looks to be size adapter hardware that lets you use the small arbor with the larger hole saw sizes.
Some other retailers have this 9pc set priced at $50. Home Depot says it “was $55.”
$40 is way too much compared to what you got with past years’ Black Friday and Pro Black Friday specials. $35? Still not a great value. $30? Would you get my feelings if I just sat “meh?”
This is of course all relative to Black Friday and holiday season tool deals. In the context of Milwaukee’s typical hole saw set pricing, $30 is a great price. It’s compared to past years’ deals that puts the value in question.
Then again, a lot of tools were less expensive in recent years than they are today.
Unless there will be other Hole Dozer sets featured in Home Depot’s 2019 Black Friday or Holiday sales plans, this is a good starter set for those looking to try Milwaukee’s hole saws, or perhaps a “replenishment” pack if you don’t need any more than these particular sizes of hole saws.
But in the context of Black Friday and seasonal promos go, this is a lukewarm deal. Still, these are good hole saws, and you’re not going to see this or similarly sized sets sell for less.
All of the Home Depot stores near me have 4 to 5 dozen of these hole saws sets in stock. My store had one display in the “gift center” alcove, and another in the main aisle along with other typical Pro Black Friday sales event tool promos.