Over at Acme Tools they’re celebrating… the end of summer? with a Milwaukee Tool Flash Sale. Now through 8/23/2019, save 10% on select Milwaukee tool orders $249 or more. That’s also above the free shipping threshold, and so you’ll get free ground shipping on your order as well.
There are some exclusions, but not as many as you’d think. There are surprisingly few exclusions on Milwaukee cordless power tools, with most of the ineligible items being power tool accessories or price-fixed SKUs such as the Packout tool bags currently still on sale.
Check out the “what’s new” page – the promo is valid on all of the new Milwaukee releases and preorders that I checked.
The new Milwaukee M18 Fuel cordless brad nailer? This deal saves you nearly $28. The new Packout dolly? $9 off, if you meet the $249+ order threshold. The rear-handle saw? Yep, 10% off.
I checked the fine print, and there doesn’t seem to be a dollar limit as to how much you can save.
Update: We’re told that a $150 max discount will go into effect starting today (8/22) at around 2pm CST.
Coupon Code: MILWAUKEE10
Deal Info(via Acme Tools)
Fine Print(via Acme Tools)
Deal ends 8/23/2019.
Note: Last year and the year before, Acme Tools held “buy more and save more up to 15% off” Labor Day deals. There’s no guarantee that they’ll have the same promo again this year. You might want to wait to see what happens, but there are a couple of risks. First, with this 10% Flash Sale deal, new releases or preorders might sell well, meaning that waiting might push you down the list and lead to longer wait times. There’s also the chance that certain tools will be excluded from a hypothetical repeat Labor Day deal, but I would think this to be a low possibility. Third, there might be a different Labor Day promo this year.
If I wanted to put a tool to use immediately or be placed higher on a preorder fulfillment list, I’d order what I wanted now. If the potential for a greater discount was a higher priority and I could stand to wait, I might take the chance.
However, last year’s Labor Day promo had a max discount ceiling of $150. If you’re planning a large purchase, THIS is the better deal. If you’re planning say $2200 in new Milwaukee cordless power tools, Packout tool storage, and other equipment, this 10% off deal will save you $220. Last year’s Labor Day deal would have only saved you $150. If a similar promo runs this year, the max discount might be lower; there’s no guarantee it’ll be $150 like it was last year. Acme Tool’s March promo, for instance, had a max savings limit of $50.
2520-21XC, 2313-21, 2732-20, 2722-20, 2785-20, 2107M, 8960-20, 48-00-5201, 48-00-5202, 48-00-5221, 48-00-5226, 48-00-5227, 48-00-5301, 48-00-5302, 48-00-5321, 48-00-5326, 48-00-5327, 48-00-5501, 48-00-5502, 48-00-5521, 48-00-5526, 48-00-5527, 49-22-1110, 49-22-5505, 49-22-3090, 49-22-4006, 49-22-4175, 49-22-3079, 49-56-9280, 49-56-9285,4 9-56-9290, 2726-20, 2725-21HD, 2695-24, 48-22-8300, 48-22-8302, 49-56-9280, 49-56-9285, 49-56-9290
There’s also a long-running 15% discount on Empire tools.
Deal Info(Empire Deal via Acme Tools)
Please start adding Canadian deals if possible
Unfortunately, that’s not really possible. I don’t shop at Canadian tool retailers, we don’t have any friendly relationships with Canadian retailers, and we don’t have any affiliate relationships with Canadian retailers (although some have tried).
Being USA-based – I have shopped online at only a few Canada-based tool purveyors – mostly Lee Valley. LeeValley-Veritas seems to keep me well informed about deals. I’ve also seen Stuart post about Lee Valley.
In contrast, I’ve shopped several times at Mississauga Hardware’s online store. The shopping/shipping experience was good – but I’ve never heard from them via email about upcoming deals. Maybe they don’t run sales.
Compared to these experiences, most US tool purveyors – that I’ve had any dealings with – seem to bombard my inbox on a regular basis with both good and not-so-good promotions.
Ordered that 18g brad nailer through the link. Thanks!
Anyone know what happened to Milwaukee’s M18 14 Gauge Double Cut Shear (2636-20)? I went to order one last night, but it doesn’t seem to be available anywhere anymore. Everyone lists it as backordered with either no ETA, or a January/February 2020 guesstimate. The Acme Tool website doesn’t even list it at all. Quietly discontinued?
Good question, I’ll see what I can find out!
Update: I see what you mean. Ohio Power Tool says: “**LONG TERM HOLD – AVAILABLE Q1 OF 2020**.”
It’s possible that an update is in the works, or that a part they need for it has run into supply issues.
It’s really bumming me out because I was looking forward to putting this into professional use immediately and now I have to decide if I should go with a corded model from a competitor or get into an additional battery platform to go with a cordless equivalent like from DeWalt. I already cut a lot of 16ga mild steel sheet metal, often on-site, with a miserable combination of carbide tipped ferrous-cutting circular saw blades and fine-tooth sheet metal jigsaw blades. Was really looking forward to finally investing in the right tool for the job using the battery platform I’m already invested in, as well as being able to offer a 14ga upgrade to my customers. 🙁
Ebay may be your best bet at this point. Most sites say discontinued.
Just bought a table saw and stand, thanks for the heads up!