A couple of readers have asked for news and details about Spring 2020 promos. Over at Home Depot, they’re running a new spring promo where you can save up to $100 on a bundle of Milwaukee M18 Fuel cordless outdoor power tools.
Buy 2 qualifying tools and save $50 at checkout.
Buy 3 qualifying tools and save $100 at checkout.
Here are the 6 M18 Fuel cordless tool kit and bare tool options:
- M18 Fuel Blower (2724-20) $159
- M18 Fuel Quick-Lok String Trimmer Kit (2825-21ST) $299
- M18 Fuel Quick-Lok String Trimmer Bare Tool (2825-20ST) $229
- M18 Quick-Lok Pole Saw Attachment (49-16-2720) $179
- M18 Fuel Hedge Trimmer Bare Tool (2726-20) $169
- M18 Fuel Chainsaw Bare Tool (2727-20) $299
If you recall, Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel Quik-Lok system is a modular cordless outdoor power tool interface, where you have one powered motor unit and different available attachments. Learn more about Milwaukee M18 Quik-Lok here.
Here are 2 popular combinations:
M18 Fuel Quik-Lok String Trimmer Kit + M18 Fuel Blower – you pay $408 after $50 savings.
M18 FUEL Quik-Lok String Trimmer Kit + M18 FUEL Chainsaw + Pole Saw Attachment – you pay $677 after $100 savings.
The M18 Fuel string trimmer kit seems like a good starting point for newcomers to Milwaukee’s M18 system or for existing users that don’t yet have any High Output or HD batteries. The 8Ah battery seems like a good fit for longer outdoor maintenance tasks and projects, and the kit also gives you the base unit for the Quik-Lok system.
Right now, only the Quik-Lok string trimmer and pole saw attachment are included in the promo, but there might be later-season promos on the other Quik-Lok system tools and accessories.
I’ve used Milwaukee’s standard non-Quik-Lok string trimmer, their M18 Fuel hedge trimmer, and M18 Fuel blower, and they’re impressively powerful. These tools are a little larger than lower-priced consumer cordless outdoor power tools, but far more capable (from what I’ve seen so far).
Valid thru 7/5/2020
With this post, I’m sharing information about this deal, which is valid through July 5th, 2020. Do with the information what you will.
I’ve actually known about this deal for some time, and have been weighing the pros and cons of a deal post discussion. There have been some requests for such posts, but there has also been push-back.
We’ve been yelled at for posting about everyday tool-related topics, for including “Buy Now” links in posts, for talking about our online orders, and for other reasons recently, facing claims that it’s not ethical given the COVID-19 pandemic and “shelter at home” orders that most of the country has been living under.
Please stop yelling at the messenger.
There currently aren’t any guidelines regarding online ordering of essential vs. non-essential items. If there were to be restrictions or recommendations to curb online ordering of non-essential items, stores have the ability to do that on their end, and I have not heard of any such restrictions yet.
I’ve seen longer shipping times, as priority is given to essential merchandise, and I trust that this will be the case at other online vendors besides just Amazon.
This seems like a good deal to me, but I won’t advise whether you should purchase anything right now, that’s up to you.
But, I will say this – please avoid stores if you can. I’ve heard of “Black Friday-sized crowds” at home centers, with news reports describing family outings and customers sitting on lawn furniture displays drinking coffee.
I hope you’re all well and safe.
Oh, and one more thing – please PLEASE take care, wear all recommended PPE, and follow all safety practices when using handheld, cordless outdoor power tools, or gas engine equipment.
Good comment on PPE. Seems like a lot of people are tackling projects at home right now. It’s easy to overlook safety equipment, especially at home, but now is not a good time to need a trip to the ER or clinic due to an avoidable injury.
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Agreed. Now if my neighbors would stop riding 4wheelers without helmets.. with their kids too. Or even just stop trying to get so close to talk with me when they catch me outside. Or having there friends stop by and not quite keep the recommended distance..Many don’t know how to stay occupied. I want to see the outbreak get under control but it’s been great for getting stuff knocked off my to-do list at home. It’s like the retired life
They have a similar deal on select DeWalt OPE. Buy 2 save $50 or buy 3 save $100. Models included:
– DCPS620B 20v pole saw $149 (tool only)
– DCCs620B 20v chainsaw $179 (tool only)
– DCBL722B 20v blower gen II $149 (tool only)
– DCHT820B 20v hedge trimmer $129 (tool only)
– DCST922P1 20 string trimmer gen II $199 (kit w/5Ah battery and charger)
The string trimmer kit for Milwaukee this year has the upgraded HO 8.0 battery instead of the HD 9.0 from last year. This was massively needed. I couldn’t get my property done with the 9.0. Bought a 12.0 and now I’m barely getting into the 50% used range. I wish I could trade my 9.0 in for the 8.0z
Please keep the deal posts coming. They can be helpful.
For those looking at outdoor equipment, don’t forget to look at the other bundles. I got the Milwaukee quicklok string trimmer bundled with the hedge trimmer attachment. I got the stand alone hedge trimmer as a bare tool. Later I needed the 3 ft extension, but I found it bundled with the pole saw which I know I’ll need to use later. Currently that bundle is the same price as the pole saw by itself ($179 at Home Depot). Needs vary so different bundles are good for different people.
Good TO know.
Also for those curious – that Milwauekee trimmer system is the Echo58V system on the milwaukee battery system. TTI was the parent that made the Echo 58V system also. But note how the milwaukee trimmer head is the Echo SpeedSpool head. Which I will say is excellent.
Same with the edger attachment. Excellent.
I would suspect it would work quite well but wants to run on the larger of the battery series.
Anyway stay safe and healthy. I had to get trimmer stirng and was surprised by the shear number of people at lowes today.
Definitely keep the deals coming!
Ship to home is a thing, and I’ve been using all this quarantine time to get around the house and workshop projects finally done, which necessitated a few new tool purchases.
Thank you for the post Stuart. As with most of your posts, I find this one balanced, well reasoned and considered. Regarding the push-back, it would seem that the online economy is one of the few areas of growth or even sustainment during this troubled time. While portions of the online economy do offer points of virus spread, it is most likely significantly smaller than a crowded retail store economy.
I just bought that Hedge Trimmer, but with a 5.0 ah Battery for the same price from them the other day… The discounted price on the battery alone is $129 – and since I figured you can never have enough batteries, and I needed a hedge trimmer – seemed perfect to me.
That’s exactly what came yesterday to our residential address. In 3 days.
A very good value indeed.
I just got the blower through CPO for $159 and it came with free 5.0 ah battery or sequential charger. I took the battery. They also have the chainsaw for $299 with the same free options. Both are eligible for free shipping.
I recently got the Quick Lock string trimmer too and am quite happy with both purchases. On a side note, Home Depot also has a regular non Quik-Lok trimmer kit that comes bundled with a 9.0 ah HD battery and charger. I believe all the above Quik-Lok kits come with an 8.0 ah XC battery.
Acme Tool is running deals on the M18 outdoor powertools too. They were a bit cheaper than what Home Depot has.
I have looked at the EGO system, to go with my mower, but really wanted to stay with Dewalt 20v or Flexvolt for the batteries, (even though my 40v will become worthless) but I can’t find out if Dewalt is going to be making anything like this or even a stand alone edger.