February 7, 2008
There's been quite a bit of discussion about the price of the Ridgid 2.5-Gallon Aluminum Air Compressor. We've read that some people got it for $99 and others have found it for as low as $49. We were skeptical of this second price, but omextreme over at slickdeals.net has the cold, hard proof. As you can see from the photo, Home Depot (at least one of them) is indeed selling the compressor for the dirt-cheap price of $49. As you can also see from the photo, someone at Home Depot needs spelling lessons.
Check out omextreme's posting (with an another photo) here.
January 30, 2008
The prize for this month's DeWalt sweepstakes is a pair of 6” Hybrid GoreTex Boots, a value of $150. They'll be accepting entries until March 4th. You just have to register and fill out a short form and the winner will be drawn on March 10th.
Enter the contest here.
Also, while you're at the DeWalt site, make sure to check out the article (taken from Wood Magazine) on how to save money buying wood. Here.
January 24, 2008
Bosch has just released a complete overhaul of their website. It looks much better and is a lot easier to navigate than the old one.
Check it out here.
January 18, 2008
The guys over at This Old House are gearing up for their big reader-generated issue, due out in June of this year. One of the cool things that they're doing for it is a section called, "What's in Your Toolbox." Here, they are inviting readers (you) to go to their website and submit a picture and a little paragraph of your favorite tool. It can be your most used one, the one you just like the best, or even that freaky one that your grandfather made and then passed down to you. If you're looking for inspiration, you should check out some recent postings at The Hardware Aisle, like this one
and this one
We're not sure what we would choose. Probably our old Panasonic drill that we finally put in the trash about a week ago (what a way to treat an old friend). Both batteries were dead and something inside was rattling, but while it was alive, that drill couldn't have been any more dependable.
Tell them about your tools here.
January 15, 2008
It looks like Craftsman is trying to clear out the warehouse and there are some great deals to be had because of it.
- Free 3D Sander with any tool purchase of over $49 - The sander is valued at $35 (although it's currently selling for $10). This is an online only offer.
- 10% off all air tools
- Craftsman Closeout Sale - Looks like there's some good stuff here, particularly with regards to tool chests and storage units. For example, their 10-Drawer Storage Combo is now $260 (a savings of $150).
- Online purchases save an additional 10%
We're not sure how long these sales are going to last.
January 3, 2008
Right now, Amazon's got a few good deals in the works, so when you exchange all the junk that your family got you for Christmas, you should think about these sales.
The Big Tool Event - This is a sale on a general selection to tools, accessories, storage items, and a bunch of other categories. We checked it out and it's a pretty good selection, even if some of the items aren't the most up-to-date. For example, the Bosch table saw featured is last year's model, the one with the old blade guard. It's still a great saw, just not the most recent one. Browse the sale here.
Save on Black & Decker's VPX Tools - Some good deals here.
Up to 40% Off Flashlights - You can always use another flashlight. One by the bed, one by the front door, one in the glove box, one in the kitchen junk drawer, one in the basement, and pretty much one in every other room in the house. And if you're shopping around for a multi-purpose flashlight, we highly recommend checking out Stanley's new Tripod Flashlight. More info on the flashlight sale here.
10% Off Freud Tools - Great bits and great blades. This is one of those deals where you have to enter the code in at checkout, so make sure you do it right. We've done it wrong and it's a real pain in the ass to get it straightened out. Browse the tools here
Tool King is offering a few really good DeWalt deals.
Get a free cordless tool with the purchase of a 4-piece DeWalt combo kit. Or, if you're in the market for a 5, 6, or 9-piece kit, you'll walk away with two free tools. Details here.
Get $40 cash back with the purchase of select DeWalt routers. Details here.
Internet deals come and go like the wind, so these might be inactive by the time you read this. Just make sure that you know what you're buying and how much you're buying it for.
December 7, 2007
Amazon's got some serious deals going for the Month of December.
November 27, 2007
Appliance Parts Pros is running a cool contest that gives you the opportunity to not only win a new iphone, but to also contribute to care packages going overseas to our troops stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. Each entry adds additional items to the care packages; items such as calling cards, magazines, snacks, and hygiene products, stuff that we take for granted.
Details about the contest are here and info about the care packages is here.
November 26, 2007
For the remainder of the holiday season Bosch has a couple of really nice promotions. One, in particular, when combined with Amazon's current promotions, translates into freaky savings...
Free Bosch PR10E Colt Single-Speed Palm-Grip Router with the purchase of a Bosch 5412L 12-Inch Dual Bevel Slide Miter Saw with Laser Tracking - We've extensively used both of these tools and can vouch for their greatness. The miter saw is accurate and has all the controls up front and the Colt has both power and maneuverability in a small package. The Dual Bevel Miter Saw costs $589 at Amazon, which puts you over the $500 mark for a Bosch tool purchase, meaning that, in addition to the $100 Colt Router, you'll also get a Bosch PS20-2 Litheon 10.8-Volt Lithium-Ion Pocket Driver for free ($115 value). Not to mention that Amazon is also taking $50 off the price of the miter saw. So that's a palm router and a pocket driver free with the miter saw, which has a $50 instant rebate. And if that's not enough, Amazon is also offering 20% off any accessory for the miter saw, this includes things like stands and digital protractors (scroll down on this page for a list of available accessories). Please note that the Palm Router deal is a mail-in rebate available directly through Bosch, while the other offers are through Amazon and may require you to add in rebate codes during checkout. We've had some trouble with Amazon promotions before, so make sure that you dot all the i's and cross all the t's before completing your order. Details of the Bosch promotion here.
Free 10.8-Volt Litheon Flashlight with the purchase of a Bosch Ultra Compact Tool (Bosch PS10-2 10.8-Volt Lithium-Ion I-Driver, Bosch PS20-2 10.8-Volt Lithium-Ion Pocket Driver, or Bosch PS40-2 10.8V Impact Driver) - This doesn't look like a mail-in rebate, so our guess is that the tools come in a bundled package in stores. We do know that it is a 'while supplies last' deal and that the flashlight has a value of $40. Details here.
November 15, 2007
Vermont American, makers of fine power tool accessories turns 60 this year. The company, started in 1947 has a long track record of innovation, including:
- 1947 - first circular saw blade
- 1948 - first dado blades
- 1959 - develops high-speed steel router bits
- 1982 - first titanium drill bits for the consumer.
- 1998 - first titanium saw blades for the consumer
Their current catalog has over 200 items including sawzall blades, jigsaw blades, drill bits, driver bits, hole saws, router bits, band saw blades, and on and on.
We use their bits all the time and want to pass on a congratulations for hitting the 60 year milestone.
Vermont American at Amazon.com