Tool Deals Around the Internet

shopping2.jpgBlack Friday is coming up (followed by Cyber-Monday), so we thought we'd troll around and see what good deals are out there. Here's what we got:

Ohio Power Tools has all kinds of things cooking, such as:

  • Free Milwaukee M12 Impact Driver with purchase of 2 other M12 tools. Looks like the battery is not included, but who cares, you've already got all the batteries from the other M12 tools. Expires Dec. 31st.
  • Buy any Bosch Litheon Drill and get a 3rd battery free. Expires Dec. 31.
  • For a very limited time, they are also offering 10% off all Bosch and Milwaukee tools and accessories.

Tool King, one of our other trusted online tool retailers has a few things working as well.

  • 10% off all new Makita tools and accessories. Limited time, no date given.
  • $10 off just by subscribing to their newsletter.
  • 5% off all DeWalt reconditioned tools.
  • We also just noticed this interesting line in the description of their, "we'll beat any price out there" promotion: "...you can use this form if you'd like to make us an offer on a specific product. Occasionally we can offer a better price then what is advertised, but we can only do this if you initiate making us an offer." This is very cool and it means that you can get the giddy rush of third-world price haggling without leaving your own bedroom. More information here.

And of course, there's Amazon with tons of deals and generally low prices. Their steals and deals page is here.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (1) | social bookmarking

October 2, 2008

DeWalt 18V Cordless Drill/Driver Kit Sweepstakes

dewalt_18V_drill.jpgDeWalt is giving away one of their 18V Cordless Driver kits in a random drawing. To enter, just go to their website and log-in. That's it, pretty easy. The deadline is October 13th and the drawing is the 18th.

If you'd be happier just buying the kit for about $200, you can do so at Amazon.com.

Enter the drawing here.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

September 5, 2008

DeWalt Top Finish Carpenter Contest

staircase.jpgDeWalt is apparently looking for the world's greatest finish carpenter and they're willing to load up a lot of people with prizes in order to do it. It's a unique contest in that it's done in two stages and it seems particularly susceptible to huge amounts of fraud.

To enter, you first have to log on to DeWalt.com and set up a profile. Then you have to choose a project category; built-in cabinets, custom stairs, or mantles as well as send them some images of other work that you've done (do this by Sept 24th). At this point, DeWalt will narrow the field down to 17 contestants, who they will ship a ton of tools to, in order for you to complete the project. Then, after eight weeks, you've got to send back pictures of the project. DeWalt then chooses one grand prize winner and showers them more tools, some Carhartt gear and race tickets.

And as far as the idea of fraud goes, we would like to direct DeWalt to the above picture of a staircase we just built.

Everything you need to know about the contest is here.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (3) | social bookmarking

August 14, 2008

Popular Science: Best of What's New

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The good folks at Popular Science are currently getting things together for their annual Best of What's New issue, due out later this year. The issue features the most innovative products of the past year in a variety of categories ranging from Automotive to Home Tech to Engineering. The judging is based on,

the significance of the innovation, the quality of the design and the finished product, the originality of the product, and the ambition and scope of the project.

At the moment, they're looking at potential products and are currently accepting suggestions. So if you are an inventor or a manufacturer (and we know you're out there) interested in submitting your product for consideration, you have until August 24th. To be eligible, a product must have been officially released between 10/1/07 and 9/31/08.

Last year's list is here.

More information on how to submit a product is here.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

August 10, 2008

Milwaukee M-Spector Giveaway

Thumbnail image for milwaukee_digital_inspectio.jpgLooks like our friends over at Toologics are giving away a Milwaukee M-Spector to one lucky person. Entering is a snap, just to to their contest page and give them your name, email, zip code, social security number, and mother's maiden name (we're kidding about those last two).

They're accepting entries until 10/31 and the random drawing will be sometime early November.

Enter the contest here.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

July 22, 2008

Got a Vise-Grip Story....Win a Custom Chopper

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Irwin has just kicked off a cool contest. All you have to do to enter is send in a little story concerning some experience you had with one of their Vise-Grip tools. Since every one of you should own at least one item in this amazing line, it shouldn't be too hard.

The prizes are where this contest gets impressive. Grand prize is your choice of an Irwin custom motorcycle or $25,000 cash. The runner up gets a $1000 Cabela's gift card, and second runner up gets a $500 gift card. On top of that, all three top winners get a trip to NYC to present their stories. There are also 10 semi-finalists who each walk away with $500 worth of Vise-Grip tools.

Entries will be accepted until October 31st (so if you don't own any Vise-Grip tools there's still time to pick one up), and winners will be announced around December 19th.

At their website, Irwin has some stories up already and they range from the interesting to the...well....not so interesting ("Love my Irwin vise-grip tool - use it at least once a week for something").

Contest information is here.

Irwin Vise-Grip tools at Amazon.com

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 14, 2008

Dremel Winner Numero Dos

contact_lens.jpgA fella named Robert wrote in with our second winning entry in the Dremel contest. His story follows the old question, "what's heavier: a pound of lead or a pound of contact lenses?" It's a heartwarming tale of someone who spends time planning and executing a project, only to realize that it was all for nothing.

Congrats Robert, we'll be shipping out your Dremel Tool shortly. Here's his story:

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Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 13, 2008

Dremel Winner Numero Uno

burned_hand.jpgReader David wrote in with the following story and we'll be shipping him a new Dremel Series 300 Kit. Nice work David. We're going to announce the second winner tomorrow, so we'll still take entries all day today. Details on the contest here.

We liked David's story for two reasons; first, we did the same thing once, and second, it reminds us of that creepy guy from Raider's of the Lost Ark.

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Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 6, 2008

Tool Snob Giveaway, Better Odds Than Powerball

lotteryballs.jpgNothing says, "Dad, you're the best," like free merchandise. And that's why we're giving away three brand new Dremel kits for Father's Day. There are two ways to enter, both of which are quick and painless. So what are you waiting for?

Details on the contest here.

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

June 4, 2008

Wagner Speed Painting Sweepstakes

wagner_promo.jpgWagner, makers of the PaintEater and the Paint Crew Plus are running a pretty serious contest over at their site. The grand prize is "$3000 towards home improvements," which according to the small print is simply a check made out to you, the winner. There will be five second place winners who will take home the Wagner Deluxe package, which includes:


  • Paint Crew Plus

  • Roll-N-Go

  • PaintMate Plus

  • PaintEater

  • Control Spray


10 third place winners will get the Wagner Dual Package, which includes:

  • DeckMate

  • Control Spray


And 10 fourth place winners will each get a PaintEater. The rest of you will have to buy all of your Wagner tools.

To enter, just go to the Wagner website and register. The contest will end September 30th and winners will be randomly chosen about a week later.

Register for the contest here.
Wagner tools at Amazon.com

Doug Mahoney at Permalink | Comments (0) | social bookmarking

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