Black Friday 2017 Tools & Hardware Buying Guide

Black Friday 2017 Tools & Hardware

While others get their thrills from discounted electronics or smart phone doorbusters, the family handyman knows that tools and other hardware are where it's at on Black Friday. Not only are the deals as good as (if not better than) most other doorbuster offerings, but they lack the kind of mania that can make Black Friday a headache. In fact, most can be found well after the crowds have gone home to feast on Thanksgiving leftovers, which means no standing in line in the cold, or getting beat over the head with a rolled up Black Friday ad as you fight to grab the last doorbuster.

We've scoured through the dizzying amount of deals in this year's Black Friday ads and have compiled our top picks for some of the best deals in a variety of different tools.

DeWalt 20-volt MAX Lithium Ion Compact Brushless Combo Kit - $159.99 at Lowe's

DeWalt is a name known for quality and durability, and is considered by many to be the first name in cordless power tools. Anyone shopping for a new set of DeWalt 20v cordless drills can find the best Black Friday price at Lowe's. While it's true that Lowe's currently has a DeWalt 20v cordless drill set for $149.99, they are two different sets even though they look near identical. Both sets include a 1 ½" two speed drill and ¼" impact driver, with two batteries, charger, and soft carrying case, but the DCK277C2 carries a few upgrades like higher capacity batteries, 30-min rapid charger, belt hooks, and LED lights on each of the drills, a steal for only $10 more.

Chicago Electric 12 in. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser Guide (61969) - $127.99 at Harbor Freight

Lowe's might be the low price leader with their $99 Kobalt Miter Saw deal but shoppers can get quite a bit more for their money down at Harbor Freight. As part of their 3-day Black Friday event, for $30 more, this miter saw has some major advantages over the Kobalt deal, including a dual bevel, a more powerful 15amp motor, and 12" blade. Note that the blade and stand are not included, but Harbor Freight has doorbuster deals on those as well, with their Admiral 12-in. 60-tooth Fine Finish Circular Saw Blade for only $15.99 and Chicago Electric Heavy Duty Mobile Miter Saw Stand for $89.99.

Craftsman 26-in. 2-pc. 13-drawer Heavy Duty Tool Chest - $199.98 at Sears

Sears beats out the competition here by offering their 26-inch heavy duty tool chest combo for at least $30 less than other similarly featured tool chests. In fact, the only chest that comes close is the Store House 27 in. Combo deal at Harbor Freight, which is actually $10 less but does not have ball bearings. Available in either red or black, this set includes both a 26-inch, 6-drawer heavy duty top chest and 26-inch 4-drawer rolling bottom cabinet. Adding an extra 11,000+ cubic inches of storage space to your garage, this set features ball-bearing rails for smooth operation, 75-lb. capacity locking drawers, and a rubber mat top.

Kobalt 73-Piece Tool Set w/ Soft Case - $49.98 at Lowe's

Lowe's has the perfect gift for shoppers with kids just getting out on their own, or for those of us who have friends, family members, or neighbors that are always borrowing our tools. This set includes just about everything one would need for everyday household repairs, including 15 metric and SAE sockets, 72-tooth ratchet with 3-inch extension, 16-oz hammer, driver and 20-piece bit set, pliers, adjustable wrenches, and more.

Portland 9.5-In. 7-Amp Electric Pole Saw - $59.99 at Harbor Freight

This 7-amp electric pole saw from Portland can help you tackle the trees in your yard for less than the price of some pruning saws. Extending from 6-ft to 10-ft, this pole saw will make quick work of hard to reach branches, and is the lowest priced electric pole saw this Black Friday, beating out Remington deal found at Farm and Fleet by $16.

Craftsman Mechanics Toolsets - $24.99 – $189.99 at Sears

Whether you're shopping for someone who is normally looking for tools for weekend honey-dos or someone who is covered in grease from head to toe at the end of most days, Sears has a set of Craftsman socket and wrench sets that are sure to fit the bill.

Shoppers should note that these deals end 2PM Friday.

Final Thoughts

Perhaps more than any other category, there is a huge gamut of different tools and related hardware available for sale this Black Friday. If your favorite tool deal didn't make our list this year, head down to the comments section and let us know where you'll be picking up more power this Black Friday.

With Black Friday just days away, we're in the thick of it here at, to bring you around the clock coverage of all of the newest ad leaks and early Black Friday sales as they happen. Like most years, retailers are beginning to jump the gun and undercut Black Friday prices to try and steal away the retail crown from the competition. Don't miss an early doorbuster on the items on your wishlist! Follow us on twitter, like us on Facebook, and download the new BFAds app for iOS to get up to the minute updates!

November 20, 2017
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