Black Friday 2016 Tools and Hardware Buying Guide

Black Friday 2016 Tools and Hardware Buying Guide

Tools and hardware are the kind of deals that somehow always end up at the bottom of Black Friday shopping lists. They don’t carry the hype and gravitas of the high-profile doorbusters that we all get excited about, and most are happy to just take their chances that the tool deals will still be there after the mad dash of Black Friday has subsided.

Contrary to popular belief, tools and hardware are some of the most heavily discounted items on Black Friday, and there are bundles of money to be saved by fulfilling the wishlist of the handyman in your family. With that in mind, is here with some of our picks for the best deals in tools and hardware this Black Friday.

Utilitech 9w (60w equivalent) Warm White Indoor LED Light Bulb - $0.89 at Lowes

Incandescent light holdouts are officially out of excuses not to switch to LED bulbs in their homes. Last year we were shocked at the 99 cent price of these bulbs, and somehow Lowe’s has managed to cut the price on these 9w LED non-dimmable bulbs by another 10%. At a price this low, there is simply no reason you shouldn’t replace the bulbs in your home and reap the rewards of lower electric bills for the next 2000hrs of use.

Predator 8750 Peak/7000 Running Watt Power Generator - $499.99 at Harbor Freight

Harbor Freight has got a great deal on a powerful generator this Black Friday, slashing $100 off the price of a generator that is already priced well below similarly equipped models. This 7000 watt generator can provide emergency power to an entire household in the event of an emergency, and features an electric start (12v battery sold separately), 12hr run time (50% capacity), and a low oil shut down that prevents the engine from seizing in the event that the oil level runs too low. It may not be powerful enough to use everything in your home like electric stoves and washer/dryer, but in an emergency situation like a hurricane or a blizzard it can provide ample power for most household needs.

Big Red 2-ton Trolley Jack - $14.98 after $10 mail-in rebate at Pep Boys

Anyone who has had to change a tire knows that most of the frustration doesn’t come from the labor, but for trying to figure out how to use the jack that came with your vehicle if you can even find it. They’re often tiny and gimmicky and can add a lot of hassle and even danger to an already annoying situation. These small and handy trolley jacks are a must for trunks of cars or under the back seat of a pickup, as they can save a lot of time and frustration when trying to change a tire, and for only $14.98 after $10 mail in rebate, there’s little reason not to ditch your OEM jack. If you’ve got a heavier vehicle, Pepboys also has the 3-ton version for $49.99, a $20 savings.

Black and Decker 20V Lithium Drill/Driver with 128-Piece Project Kit - $74.00 at Walmart

Walmart has got a great deal on a complete drill and project set from Black and Decker. Perfect for those on your shopping list that have recently left the nest or those who have no tools at all, as this set has a lot of great household essentials. This set includes a powerful 20v lithium ion drill from Black and Decker complete with charger, battery, and a large assortment of bits. Rounding out this 128 piece set is everything your loved one needs to get started, including a hammer, measuring tape, wrench set, ratchet set, pliers, adjustable wrench, and more.

Peak Battery Jump Starter, 750-Amps- $19.99 at True Value

True Value has got one of the best deals around on a sensible Black Friday purchase. Sure we’ve all got a pair of jumper cables in our vehicles, but the problem is that sometimes at home there is just no one around to give you a jump on those cold winter mornings. For under $20, this is a great item to keep in the garage for just such an occasion. This Peak 750 amp features a reverse polarity alarm, low voltage indicator, 12v dc and USB charging port, and has an LED display that shows the device’s current voltage. If you don’t have a True Value near you but like the idea of keeping a jump starter handy, Pep Boys has a Peak 600 amp jump start for the same price.

With so many tool deals to choose from, anything from air compressors, power tools, hand tools, and even around the shop items like tool chests and work benches, it’s reasonable to think we may have missed your favorite tool deal this Black Friday. Put the screws to us in the comments section and let us know what we missed.

When tool time is over, make sure to check back with for the latest in price breaks, ad leaks, last-minute doorbusters, giveaways and more, as we’ll be working around the clock to make sure our readers don’t miss a single deal this Black Friday.

November 21, 2016
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