Tool Deals & Steals – October 3, 2019

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The only thing scarier than the next big horror movie is paying full retail for your tools. The deals featured this week will give you an edge when it comes to working in the dark, on your own, or under pressure. Whether you’re ready to build a panic room or face that sludge monster in your gutters, you can rest in peace knowing you’re getting the best deals around.

Craftsman 130 Piece Mechanics’ Tool Set &16” Metal Tool Box

craftsman 130 piece mechanics tool set
Get back to the basics with this handy Craftsman 130 piece set.

If you’ve sent your kids off to school this fall, the next time they come around asking for treats, hand over this Craftsman tool set. It comes with 130 pieces of standard tools for any car kit or garage and makes for a baseline level of tool readiness. It’s ideal for just about any household task or packaged furniture build. Plus, even when it’s locked up in a trunk, this kit is a great backup when roadside assistance isn’t available. It comes with numerous adaptations and a spark plug socket. With an average of 34 cents per tool, you can’t even build a kit like this at the dollar store! And if you’re worried about the tools breaking, don’t get scared. This set is backed by the Sears tool warranty.

Kits $44.94 (Previously $169.99)

Expiration: Unknown – You Snooze You Lose!

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Rockler Broad Shoulder Apron

rockler work apron
Keep a few tools handy and your shirt from being thrashed with a Rockler work apron.

In all honesty, even Dexter would be sporting this beauty if he could. This apron takes the fine woodworker’s old standby to a new level with adjustable straps and 17 pockets for quick access tools. That’s up to 17 tools you don’t have to pack into your pants. It comes with the durability you’d expect from 14 oz. duck cotton and at less than a pound it won’t weigh you down.

$14.99 (Previously $24.99)

Expiration: Unknown – This a clearance item, so get it while you can!

Buy Now - via Rockler Woodworking and Hardware

30 Amp Multi Bank Battery Charger With 80 Amp Engine Start

dewalt car battery charger
Jump start your car and more with this DeWalt charger.

No job site should be without one of these jump starters. Whether you’re keeping your tools alive in a pinch, charging your phone on the go, or jump starting the new guy’s old beater, this will have you thinking you’ve got one up on Frankenstein. It comes with a car battery reconditioning feature, a 30-Amp constant charge, and up to 80 amps of starting power. Plus, with the USB or A/C plug-ins, you can charge just about anything even if the power goes out.

$99.00 (Previously $189.00)

Expiration: Unknown – You Snooze You Lose!

Buy Now - via ACME Tools

Makita XDT15RB 18V LXT Compact Brushless Impact Driver Kit

Makita sub compact brushless impact driver kit
Everything you need to continue making an impact in the world – in one Makita kit.

If you’ve got zombies at the door, you won’t have time to pull out the screwdriver. Instead, make short work of any rapid reinforcements with this impact driver set. It comes with the tool, a battery and a charger, plus a carrying case to keep it all together when you need it most. It has a compact design to fit in small spaces and weighs in at 2.6 pounds with the battery making work overhead much easier.

$99.00 (Previously $169.00)

Expiration: Unknown – You Snooze You Lose!

Buy Now - via ToolBarn

24-Foot Bulb Outdoor String Lights

harbor freight led string lights
Ward off monsters, get extra work done and make your not-so-haunted mansion look good in the process.

When you need to keep the monsters at bay from dusk till dawn, these string lights will do the trick. I went from Christmas lights to these and never looked back when I realized how useful they were year-round. The outdoor string lights last for months in all weather conditions with a warm glow that eliminates shadows and provides enough accent lighting to fetch firewood or to provide just enough light to finish those late afternoon projects through winter. This set comes with 18 low-wattage bulbs and can be connected to up to 8 additional sets for up to 216 linear feet of outdoor lighting.

$19.99 (Previously $27.99)

Expiration: 10/31/19

Buy Now - via Harbor Freight Tools

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