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