Over at Acme Tools, they have a Milwaukee tool flash sale, where you save $10 off $99+, $30 off $249+, or $75 off $499+ orders.
This is a buy more, save more promo, with discounts ranging from ~10% to ~15% if you’re just at the lowest and highest savings thresholds respectively.
Coupon Code: MET75, ends at 11:59pm CST on 3/11/23.
More Tool Deals
Dewalt Buy More Save More at Acme Tools – $25 off $199+, $50 off $300+, $100 off $500+, ends 3/31/23
Lowe’s Tool Deal of the Day (3/10/23) – save on a Bosch SDS Max rotary hammer, 15% off Craftsman welded garage cabinet packages
KC Tool Deal of the Day (3/10/23) – Save on NWS Pliers Wrench
Amazon – Dewalt Tool and Accessory Deals
Dewalt DWS780 12″ Sliding Miter Saw – $549 at Home Depot
I think I’ll go for the NWS 1664-49-250 pliers (adjustable spanner really) at KC. A tool I don’t really really need but want around when working on the car.
Anyone have a recommendation for a 1/4″ torque wrench ratchet of high accuracy? I need one for the German automobile and looking at those tools at KC. A less expensive sku somewhere would be welcome.
I have had good experiences with Wera torque wrenches, but not their hex bit sockets.
If USA pricing is too high, Amazon UK or DE might be a better option, even with shipping.
I’ve been using a Wera 05075800001 purchased last year – with no complaints so far,
The price seems to have jumped up – I paid just over $197 plus tax last November and its now $272 on Amazon and $238 at Palmac.
This Gearwrench (electronic with angle, flex head ratcheting) seems to tick a lot of boxes – at a competitive price ($197.74) – but you might want to check the reviews:
Thanks, fred., so glad you mentioned the Wera and this digital. I did read the reviews and it motivates me to stay digital-free at the moment. That Wera is approx $215 at .DE shipped, plus Amazon $dollar exchange rate fee, so $220ish.
I saw some broken pot-metal looking Wera bits that also come in their ratchet set I was about to buy (torx and hex bits). Found after Stuart’s comment, if in fact he meant iffy bits. I found a review of Wera bits and their iffy bit quality and its thrown me off their entire line. I have no love affair with the brand (yet) so no big. If I’m paying mid-top dolllar for German quality they better not have a single crappy bit…..or else! I want to buy once. If a brand is “value engineering” then the baby goes out with the bathwater – at least until I know better to cherry pick a line.
I called KC and they were reluctant to recommend a brand one way or the other. Didn’t seem to want to have an opinion other than “anything on their site”.
Think I’ll grab a few sku’s from .DE and see how it goes.
I had a Wera hex bit socket shatter on maybe the 3rd-ever bolt I used it on. They replaced it, but I’ll never fully trust their hex bits again.
I like Proto, but their fancy anti-slip tips didn’t work as well for new fasteners – they’re better for grabbing onto worn fasteners.
I’m still shopping for new straight hex bits. I have Craftsman sockets from a while back that are great, but am looking for longer ones similar to the Wera that failed.
At the time, I asked around and a lot of other people had similar problems with Wera hex bits breaking.
Its either word of mouth or advertising – but Wera tools seem to get promoted quite a lot here in the USA. I have a number of their items but never had the need to buy any of their sockets. Their ratchets seem to get decent revies – but look a bit “plasticky” to me. I was looking for a ratcheting torque wrench in right range for Bike repair – so that’s why I ended up with the Wera. I don’t use it very often – but it seems work well with torque results comparable to a Sturtevant beam wrench that I trust and used for comparison.
To show the power of advertising – I asked some of “the usual suspects” that I have for gift-giving if they would like me to hunt down anything on a trip (pre-pandemic) to Germany. One young man wanted a specific set of Wera 3/8 inch drive tools. I thought to suggest Stahlwille, Hazet or Gedore – but was sent on a mission for Wera. With a bit of hunting, I found the set in a supplier near Essen. I got the impression that Wera might be more popular here than in Germany – but that may be an artifact of my lack of facility with the German language.
When I looked for the spanner, it was replaced with a 1/4 drive torque wrench. Believe me, that is one tool you do not want to cheapen out wjen buying. You definitely need a quality torque wrench.
Toolup has some similar deal going on:
Hard to get too excited about $75 off $500 when they were doing $90 off $299 plus 15% off not that long ago…
Maybe, but they’re not offering that now, and that was only on Packout. It’s unknown when the next better promo will come along.
Not the season for sales? But IMO – even when it was “sales season” these last few years – the offerings have been a little on the paltry side.
Today’s emails had Woodcraft offering 15% off on Rikon and ToolOrbit/Toolmarts offering 10% off on Freud which I suppose is better than Nail Gun Depot’s 5% off “deal”.