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The best tool deals to tackle that DIY project you have been putting off

Tools are something that everyone needs at one point or another in their life. Whether you want to make repairs to your home, love DIY projects, or need to hang a picture frame on the wall, you will need some tools in your toolbox or tool belt. (If you don’t have a toolbox, don’t worry, we have some deals on toolboxes too.) For those of you who are just beginning to acquire tools of your own, you will indeed be looking for tool deals on essential tools, power tools, and more. Cheap tool deals are everywhere, but if you don’t buy high-quality tools, you will end up with broken tools that need to be replaced often, which ends up costing you more money in the long run. Lucky for you, we’ve found some tool deals on quality tools, so you don’t have to do all of the homework yourself.

Today’s best tool deals

  • Milwaukee 6-Piece Screwdriver Set$15, was $22
  • 3-Layer Toolbox, 17-Inch Folding Toolbox with Tray$23, was $30
  • Dewalt Extra Large Toolbox$50, was $93
  • Husky Mechanics 119-Piece Tool Set$60, was $80
  • Craftsman 102-Piece Home Tool Kit$85, was $99
  • Craftsman Mechanics 224-Piece Tool Kit$228, was $239
  • Milwaukee 1/4 Inch Drive SAE/Metric Ratchet/Socket/Combination Ratcheting Wrench Mechanics 64-Piece Tool Set$279, was $359
This toolset includes 3 different pairs of pliers and a fiberglass hammer. The carrying case makes for easy storage. more
This extra large toolbox is made of durable 4mm thick structural foam and has integrated water seals in every unit to keep your tools dry and protected. more
This compact table saw from Dewalt is perfect for traveling from job site to job site. It's guaranteed tough with its metal roll cage and 5800 rpm motor provides high-power performance. more

How to choose the right tools

toolbox with tools in it

Choosing the right tools depends on what you are going to do with the tools. Almost everyone needs a set of basic tools — a hammer, screwdrivers, wrenches, and pliers. For more advanced projects, you may need some power tools such as a cordless drill or jigsaw. Regardless of the kinds of tools you are shopping for, there are some things you should know before you make a purchase.

First, make sure the tools feel good in your hands. Though you may be purchasing your tools online, it is good to go to your local hardware store to hold the tools. If the tools feel too heavy or bulky, you will not want to use them since they are uncomfortable. If the tools feel too lightweight, they are probably not very durable and will not last. When it comes to hand tools, the handle plays a critical role. Using the right size handle can reduce fatigue and, therefore, increase productivity. You will also reduce the risk for hand and wrist problems and injuries when using tools with the proper handle. Once you handle a good variety of tools, you will have a better idea of what you want to order online from Amazon, Home Depot, or Lowes.

Several tool manufacturers have been making tools for decades, so it is probably safe to trust name brands when it comes to deals on tools. However, name brand tools can be expensive, and it isn’t always easy to find deals on them. The big box stores and many online retailers now have their own brands of tools that are often just as high-quality as the more expensive name brand tools.

When shopping for deals on tools, use the same logic you would for any deals – if it seems too good to be true, it probably is. It is a good idea to read the reviews for online purchases to know what other customers think of the tools. Reviews will give you a good idea of what types of jobs the tools can handle and if other customers like the tools or not.

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