Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Holidays!!
So… what did you get?
I bought myself a telescope! I’ve been wanting one for nearly 20 years now, and finally went for it! I opted for a 4″ refractor and an alt-azimuth mount. I’ve always wanted an 8″+ Schmidt Cassegrain, which would offer greater light-gathering capabilities, but I figured it’s better to start smaller, lighter, and simpler.
Tool-wise, I bought some Milwaukee hole saws and reciprocating saws, half because I could always use ’em, half because I want the freebies that Milwaukee’s offering for $50+, $100+, and $200+ purchases.
I splurged on some PB Swiss Tools for use and review.
I ordered a bunch more robotics prototyping and project parts.
Hmm, I didn’t really buy a lot of tools this year. I missed out on Acme’s 20% off deal, otherwise I would have ordered a Fuji finish sprayer.
There are some end of year promos that I might take advantage of.
Lee Valley is running a free shipping promo thru January 4th.
Count On Tools has a 20% off PB Swiss Tools promo thru January 1st.
Overall, it was somewhat of a weak tool-buying holiday season for me. Partly because the deals weren’t all that great, partly because I hadn’t had as much time to really dig deep for deals as in past years.
Are there any New Year tool purchases in your plans?