DIY Savings: 4 Editors' Choice Tool Deals for $20 or Less


As you're tearing down those Christmas decorations this week, you might as well make a few home improvements. Don't let a lack of tools keep you from getting the job done; we've anticipated your needs and rounded up the week's best tool deals. Save $25 on a Craftsman 7-piece wrench set, pick up a Kobalt 34-piece home tool set for just $13, or get a $20 price low on a DeWalt 80-piece screwdriver set.

  1. Craftsman 73129Craftsman 7-Piece Standard Hybrid Ratcheting Wrench Set
    Store: Sears
    Price: $9.99 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $25

    Is It Worth It?: Whether you're doing a little home plumbing repair or fixing up your car, this Craftsman 7-piece ratcheting wrench set will help you get the job done. Better yet, you'll save $25 on these wrenches, making them a clear Editors' Choice pick. This set comes in sizes 5/16" through 11/16", and each wrench features a ratcheting open end and static box end.

    If SAE wrenches aren't what you need, this set is also available in metric sizes for $9.99 with in-store pickup. These wrenches range in size from 8mm to 17mm.

  2. KEY-BAK 488BKEY-BAK 48" Retractable Kevlar Cord
    Store: Amazon
    Price: $6.58 with free shipping via Prime EXPIRED
    Lowest By: $10

    Is It Worth It?: Keep your keys, flashlight, or small tools handy at all times with this 48" retractable Kevlar cord. Available for just $7 with free shipping for Prime members, you'll save $10 on this retractable reel. It easily attaches to your belt loop with the included aluminum carabiner, and the stainless steel spring is rated for more than 1,000,000 retractions.

  3. Kobalt 63480Kobalt 34-Piece Home Tool Set
    Store: Lowe's
    Price: $12.98 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $17

    Is It Worth It?: If your home repair needs are more generalized, you can't go wrong with the Kobalt 34-piece home tool set. At just $13, this Editors' Choice set had been marked down by $17 to the lowest price we could find. Pliers, screwdrivers, a tape measure, a utility knife, and a claw hammer are just a few of the many useful tools you'll find in this handyman's kit.

  4. DeWalt DWLOBAG4DeWalt 80-Piece Impact Screwdriver Bit Set bundled with a DeWalt Contractor Bag
    Store: Lowe's
    Price: $19.97 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $20

    Is It Worth It?: Take home this DeWalt 80-piece impact screwdriver bit set, and never again will you experience the frustration of not having the correct bit size. A $20 price low, this Editors' Choice menagerie of bits includes an assortment of Phillips bits, square bits, nut drivers, split point drill bits, storage cases, and a magnetic bit tip tray, all of which fit into the included contractor bag.

  5. 27-LED worklight27-LED Worklight with Built-In Hanger
    Store: Sears
    Price: $2.49 with in-store pickup EXPIRED
    Lowest By: $2

    Is It Worth It?: Working in an improperly lit space is a good way to get hurt, but holding a flashlight can be a hassle. This hang-able 27-LED worklight will free up your hands while casting enough light to see your project. You can pick it up for the Editors' Choice price of $2, making this the cheapest such worklight we've ever seen.

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