Here are today’s notable deals of the day. There are other great deals at many retailers, but these stood out as most interesting.
Acme Tools: Spring Black Friday, Save 12% on Hand Tools, Power Tool Accessories, Storage Items – Code SPRING12, max discount of $100.
The deal includes a lot of good stuff, such as Milwaukee Packout, Dewalt ToughSystem 2.0, track saw guide rails, drill bit sets, Gearwrench pliers, Veto Pro Pac tool bags, and lots more.
Home Depot: Tool Deals of the Day – featuring Milwaukee cordless power tools, bundles, Ryobi tools, Ridgid, select Milwaukee hand tools and accessories, more.
Lowe’s: EGO Tool Deals of the Day:
- EGO 56V Blower Kit: $150
- EGO 56V Chainsaw Kit: $220
- EGO 56V 15″ String Trimmer Kit: $160
- EGO 56V Mower Kit: $500
- EGO 56V Self-Propelled Mower Kit: $700
Amazon: Apple AirPods, AirPods Pro – everyone keeps telling me how good these are for workshop use, under earmuffs, when working near noisy (but not hearing-damaging) equipment.
I saw my local HD has the DWS779 “on sale” for $399. I feel like this is the average price, so wondering if you think the 779 of 780 will get a sale around Father’s Day?
DWS780 has been on sale, e.g. $549 at Amazon – https://amzn.to/3ugscUM . It was a hair lower on Amazon in March ($537).
The DWS779 can dip to $349, but will it for Father’s Day? That’s hard to predict.
HD has a lengthy return policy. If you need it now, buy now, check prices within 30 days and price-match if it goes lower, and you can also keep in mind to do a rebuy-return within 90 days.
Go try the 10 inch Makita, just try it🤷♂️.
Toolbarn has some deals – $50 off on $350 for Milwaukee and Makita
Matt the Hoople
For the AirPods, if they are under earmuffs, then why not use near hearing damaging equipment? I assume you are talking about ANSI rated noise reducing earmuffs and not the kind you use to just keep your ears warm in winter.
Additionally, any tight fitting ear bud headphones like the AirPods Pro will provide noise reduction due to the tight seal. Sure they aren’t ANSI rated but they’ll still reduce the noise. You don’t always need 29db of noise reduction if your yard equipment is only putting out 95 db for example. The key is that nobody knows the NRR of AirPod Pros because they’ve not been officially tested so just bear that in mind. Because of this I too would not “recommend them” to others for use as true hearing protection but chose to use them myself for that reason when doing yard work. Plus I get the added bonus of enjoying music.
I do use regular muffs or earplugs when running construction and shop tools. That’s only because they are temporary as I don’t like listening to music through headphones in a construction or shop environment because I like to maintain awareness of my surroundings.
Yes, you can do that, but you can also use noise cancellation when around non-damaging noise.
In my book, if a product doesn’t have any NRR and is mainly marketed as a consumer product, it has a 0 dB NRR rating. If it’s not a hearing protection product, make no assumptions.