I went into Black Friday with a relatively small shopping list and initially thought I wouldn’t end up buying anything.
Thanks to Stuart and the ToolGuyd community, I picked up quite a few tools on my wanted list and got some great deals.
Here’s a look at the new tools I bought this holiday season so far. What have you purchased between Black Friday 2019 and now?
Dewalt Cordless Sheet Sander
I’ve been really happy with Dewalt’s cordless random orbital sander. For quick sanding jobs, it’s hard to beat the practicality of a cordless sander. When Stuart posted about this new tool it immediately went on my wanted listed.
I picked this up for $104 from Acme Tools using their $25 off $100 of Dewalt coupon, and am looking forward to its arrival in January.
I’m hoping the New Year will also bring some new additions to Dewalt’s 20V Max cordless woodworking power tool range!
Dewalt Cordless Band Saw
The Dewalt 20V band saw has been on my wanted list for some time. We’ve never seen it as low as the Acme deal, so I didn’t hesitate to pick this up for $154.
Dewalt ToughSystem Organizer
I use Systainers in my shop for storage but want a more robust solution when I transport tools outside of my pristine workshop!
I love how solid the Dewalt ToughSystem boxes are and I already have a Large and Small box, so this one now completes my “on the go” setup.
I picked this up from Acme Tools for $31.44 using their 15% Cyber Monday deal.
JessEm Stock Guides
JessEm produces some amazing woodworking products. I wanted a second set of these stock guides for my router table. They are similar to a feather board in the sense they allow the material to only move in one direction, but they use a wheel which allows for smoother operation.
They retail for $130 but Acme Tools had them on sale, and I used their 15% voucher, so I got them for $84.99
Stay tuned for a review of these JessEm stock guides as soon as I put them through their paces.
I already have two of Dewalt’s adjustable shop stools, and I’ve been impressed with their design and sturdy construction. Unfortunately my two children also love them, so I’ve been waiting to buy another so I have something to sit on.
I went with the stationary stool, and paid $76.64 using Acme Tool’s $25 off $100 Dewalt offer. I did have to buy a $1.65 philips bit to get my purchase of $100!
I was hoping to see some clamps on sale because my Irwin clamps are about eight years old and needed replacing.
Woodpeckers had a Black Friday special on Bessey clamps. I’ve always been impressed with the quality of Bessey’s clamps, and so I picked up three pairs of the light duty (150lbs) 12″ trigger-handle bar clamps for $23.99 per pair.
Still on my wanted list
I was hoping to see some discounts on Shop Foxes’ drill presses. This W1668 bench-top drill press is still on my wanted list.
One of the reasons I have wanted a Dewalt Bandsaw was to turn it into a mini band saw table. This table from Swag gets really good reviews but I didn’t see any price reductions. Once I take delivery of my bandsaw I will probably order this anyway.
Finally, I’m still tempted to pick up a Zero Tolerance 0450 folding knife based on Stuart’s review. I will probably buy one before the price reductions end.
Back to You
So how was Black Friday and Cyber Monday for you? Did you snag some good deals?