Nail Down Some Bargains with 5 Handy Tool Deals

By , dealnews contributor

November is the ideal time of year for a great many things, from football and hot cocoa to raking leaves and fix-it jobs around the house. In fact, why not get going on those projects now, with the month's best tool deals? We found bargains on handyman goodies from Sears, Lowe's, Ace Hardware, and more. And don't forget to check out our daily tool and hardware deals for lots more.

  1. 11-in-1 Stainless Steel Credit Card Survival Tool
    Vendor: ilinkme via eBay
    Price: 99 cents with free shipping
    Lowest By: $1

    Is It Worth It?: When your favorite bottle opener, knife, screwdriver, ruler, can opener, file, saw blade, 4-size wrench, nail puller, or directional indicator just isn't close enough, reach in to your back pocket and pull out this 11-in-1 tool! It even comes in its own faux-leather case.

  2. Brunton 6-LED Headlamp
    Vendor: Botach Tactical via eBay
    Price: $17.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $18

    Is It Worth It?: This headlamp shines a bright light out to 72 feet, and won't hurt your night vision. This lightweight 5-oz. headlamp is also water-resistant and features five white LEDs and one red LED, perfect for tinkering in that dimly-lit basement. It requires four AA batteries (not included).

  3. Upcoming Ace Hardware Coupon
    Discount: 50% off
    Available: November 24

    Is It Worth It?: We bet many of you have been on the lookout for this yearly Ace Hardware coupon, and it has arrived! On Saturday, November 24, you'll save 50% on one item at Ace Hardware priced $30 or less. (Click on "household" to view the coupon and note that you'll have to install a printer in order to print the coupon.)

  4. Kobalt Tool Sets Sale
    Vendor: Lowe's
    Discount: 33% to 50% off
    Shipping: Free in-store pickup

    Is It Worth It?: Here's a sale that discounts you eight ultra useful tool sets, starting with the pictured Kobalt 35-Piece Standard/Metric Mechanics Tool Set with Case for $9.97. Features include a Reversible double box ratcheting wrench (1/4" x 5/16"), drive adapter, 10 sockets, 18 1/4" screw driving bits, five 5/16" screw driving bits, and more. On the high end, you can opt for the Kobalt 138-Piece Standard/Metric Mechanics Tool Set with Case for $89.97, which includes a whopping 86 sockets, three drive ratchets, three quick-release ratchets, eight wrenches, and more. All wrench sets are covered by a lifetime warranty.

  5. Ridgid Portable Air Compressor bundled with the Ridgid Pneumatic JobMax Multi-Tool Kit
    Vendor: Home Depot
    Price: $299 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $60
    Expires: December 31

    Is It Worth It?: This deal bundles the Ridgid Tri-Stack 5-Gallon Portable Air Compressor with the Ridgid Pneumatic JobMax Multi-Tool Kit for the lowest price we could find by $60: $299. The air compressor features 150 psi maximum pressure, steel tank, 1/4 turn tank drain, two regulators, and more. The 1.5-lb. multi-tool features 0-18,000 OPM, variable speeds, 4-directional head positions, universal adapter, and seven interchangeable head attachments.

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth. Prior to that he was the managing editor of, and a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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