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Spring cleaning is for the tame; you've got spring improving on the mind! If you're ready to bust out the power tools or even call a contractor, then this week's roundup of the best tool and hardware deals is just for you. Save $65 on a Rockwell reciprocating saw, get an 8-foot trailer at $175 off list price, and save an extra 40% on an Angie's List membership.
Is It Worth It?: For serious home improvement projects like cutting through drywall, a DIYer's best friend is the reciprocating saw. You'll save $65 when you choose the Rockwell ProGrade reciprocating saw, available at the Editors' Choice price of $50. Features include tool-free blade change system, a 1-1/8" stroke, a molded rubber grip, and variable speeds. This saw also includes a 9" 6 TPI blade, 6" 12 TPI blade, 6" 18 TPI blade, and a carrying bag.
Is It Worth It?: For smaller-scale projects that involve a lot of sawing, sanding, scraping, and cutting, you could buy a whole garage full of tools — or just grab the Rockwell Sonicrafter Oscillating Tool kit. An Editors' Choice pick at just $60, this kit has dropped $20 since our last mention and is a $59 price low. This 27-piece kit includes a multiple blades for multiple jobs, 20 sanding sheets with a sanding pad, a dust extractor, two 12-volt Li-Ion rechargeable batteries, a 30-minute charger, an allen key, and a carrying bag.
Of note, these kits are new units that have been "slightly tested" and then re-boxed. A 2-year Rockwell Tools warranty applies.
Is It Worth It?: A mechanics tool set, while obviously useful for mechanics, is also great to have around for a variety of home improvement and repair tasks. Craftsman Club members can score this Craftsman 115-piece Universal Mechanics Tool set for just $115. (Log in or sign up to see this price.) A $15 drop since our previous mention, that's a $35 savings on this set. It includes nine 9" wrenches, eight metric wrenches, 30 screwdriver bits, hex keys, a quick release ratchet, and more.
Is It Worth It?: In the course of your home improvements, you may find yourself needing to haul away the debris from your projects. This 4-foot by 8-foot utility trailer features a 1,195-lb. capacity and folds up for easier storage when you're done using it. Apply coupon code "13276113" to get this trailer for just $225, a $175 savings.
Is It Worth It?: If the home improvements you've got in mind will require a more professional touch, you can find the right contractor with the help of Angie's List. This site lets you view member recommendations to choose the service providers that will suit your needs — and help you avoid the bad eggs. Right now, you can save up to 82% off memberships during the site's Winter Sale, and an extra 40% off if you apply coupon code "SPRING2014". Plus, you'll save an additional 20% off if you checkout via PayPal. That's the best discount we've seen from Angie's List and a clear Editors' Choice pick.