Home Depot Special Buy Deal of the Day – Featuring Milwaukee cordless power tools and bundles, Ryobi cordless power tool bundles, Ridgid cordless power tools, and a small selection of power tool accessories.
Milwaukee Tool – Buy More, Save More at Home Depot – Thank you MM! – Clicking on the on-page promo notice brings up the list of eligible tools.
Makita – Buy More, Save More at Acme Tools – Coupon code MAK2DAY – ends 2/11/22
Acme’s Makita promo looks to be especially good, providing ~15% savings if you are just above the savings threshold. The coupon takes $15 of $99+, $30 off $199+, $45 off $299+.
Update: Acme Tools sent email newsletters out advertising the above-mentioned discounts, but their website is applying: $15 off $149+, $30 off $279+, $50 off $399+. We’re looking into this.
Update 2: The $15 off $99+, $30 off $199+, and $45 off $299+ promo is correct; if you’re not seeing this reflected in your cart with the coupon code, try back a little later.
Amazon Tool Deals:
Dewalt 34pc Mechanics Tool Set
Dewalt 200pc Mechanics Tool Set
Bessey One-Hand Trigger Clamp
Misc Tool Deals Page 1
Misc Tool Deals Page 2
Wall Control Metal Pegboard – Select Colors
Just repeating that Home Depot has a” Buy More Save More” special on a fairly long list of Milwaukee cordless tools. $30 off $299, $80 off $399, and $150 of $499.
Thanks! I added it to the list.
Not really a super deal, but this is a price reduction. Home Depot has the aged dcd996 HDrill, dcd887 impact, one Flexvolt 6ah, one 2.0 ah 20xr, fan cooled rapid charger, contractor bag, Priced at $329, had been at a high price of $399 for quite sometime. https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-20-Volt-MAX-Cordless-Brushless-Combo-Kit-2-Tool-with-1-FLEXVOLT-6-0Ah-Battery-1-20-Volt-2-0-Battery-Charger-DCK299D1T1/207135430#overlay
It could be regional – I still see $399 online.
It must be regional. Zip 60607 Chicago area shows $329.00
Thanks for the daily deals post. Nice to see some different things than I have on my lists already.
Thanks for the heads-up – particularly about the bit of a kerfuffle with the discount amount.
I bought a Makita XSJ02Z – this morning for $319 based on Acme’s email. Then I read your post and checked the discount. It was posted to my account as $30 off – but a call to Acme got it corrected to $45 off. If I had not read your post – then double checked – I might have been out an extra $15 plus tax. It shipped today (a wow in these times) and will get put away for later gift-giving
I’m glad it worked out!
I like to test out promo codes for exactly this reason. Retailers – big and small – have a lot of moving parts, and sometimes things like this can happen.
Acme is repeating the deal today (Superbowl Sunday) – with promo code KICKOFF
Thanks for the tip!
Thoughts on tracksaw + rail pricing? $394?
Do you already have Makita 18V batteries?
I recently bought the XGT, and it had a hard time cutting through thicker hardwood, but part of that might be due to the included blade. But, I’m happy to not have to deal with 2 batteries.
Makita USA is being weird about the 18V lineup, such as downgrading the batteries included in kits.
If there’s an XGT version and you can afford it, that might be the better way to go, or at least it’s more future-proof.
The XGT saw comes with Makita’s B-57342 56 tooth blade with a 0.057 inch kerf, The other blades that Makita recommends for the saw are:
A-98809 48T – 0.079 kerf – for Corian
A-99932 48T – 0.073 kerf – crosscut blade
A-99960 28T – 0.079 kerf – rip blade
A-99976 56T – 0.079 kerf – aluminum cutting
A-99982 48T – 0.079 kerf – laminate blade
B-07353 48T – 0.087 kerf – plywood blade
On the surface – without trying them out – none sound like they would do better with thicker hardwood. My TS55 corded saw is also rather wimpy – but fine for the sheet goods that I cut with it.
Yes, I have a lot of 18v tools.
Haven’t seen many deals on 18v tracksaw and none with bundled rail. Wondering if I really need to go cordless.
Was also thinking maybe save up for festool since so many ppl swear by them, but seems like prob overkill for my modest needs. Not sure.
I have the X2 Makita cordless tracksaw (non-XGT) and love it. Have a 39″ rail that came bundled with it when I got the kit, and a 55″ that I got later. The saw is probably one of my best tools. I’ve even taken it to HD and Lowes and broke down some sheet goods to fit in the car so I didn’t have to hitch up the trailer.
I’ve only really cut through sheet goods (OSB, plywood, and MDF) and softwoods, but I’ve never had any power issues.
That’s a good application. I couldn’t do that with my TS55 unless HD let me lug in somewhere – but can fit most of what I buy into the bed of the pickup – with some help from the HD or lumberyard guys. Where I’ve had and issue with the TS55 was with trying to cut some maple butcher block countertop. The saw was not powerful enough to handle it in 1 pass. I suspect the same would be true for many cordless track saws.
If you did butcher block regularly – then maybe you might want to look at a corded TS75 or perhaps one of the other corded track saws rated as being stronger.
The X2 was great at plywood and thinner solid wood (1-1/8″ butcher block countertop).
I was eager to see what the 36V/40V Max saw can do, so I used it to cut ~1-3/4″ oak. I’ve had an 8-foot board taking up space and wanted to break it down for upcoming project use and to save space.
I could have used a different circular saw, but I still wanted a clean finish cut. The workpiece is too big for a portable table saw.
I’d have to measure it again, but the piece is around 8″ where I cut it.
Next time, I’ll cut it in 2 deliberate passes.
The tool stalled out once. Slow forward pressure didn’t help.
It’s good to know the limits of a tool. I haven’t pushed the X2 through the same type of cut yet, but it’s on my to-do list.
I’m a bit annoyed, as I have a lot of 8/4 maple to cut for a big project soon, and planned to use this saw for that, and I’d rather not have to use a miter saw.
Would I buy the XGT again? Yes. Over the 18V X2? I haven’t done comparison testing yet, but so far I’m still leaning “yes.”
There’s also a “build your own combo” promo on the Ryobi HP tools at Home Depot. I got the email today – buy 2 for $219, 3 for $309, or 4 for $339.
There’s a typo in the email – it says 4 for $339, but the website says 4 for $399. It might be the kind of issues that could be pushed to get them to honor the 4 for $339 price though.
Koko The Talking Ape
I just happened to notice a Keter folding workbench on sale at Amazon, $66, down from $80.
Stuart posted about it when the price fell to $60 in 2020. People seem to like it.
Koko The Talking Ape
Heh. And you can get it with “expert assembly” for just $263 more!