Time to Talk Tools: 5 Deals on Handy Tools

By , dealnews contributor

Along with spring cleaning comes the often-dreaded home improvement to-do list. Fix cabinet; assemble tree house; clean gutters. But these tasks can be a breeze if you've got the right tools handy. Today we've rounded up deals on the tools you'll need to tackle jobs around the house and yard, from power tools with added blast, to levels to help you stay straight. Of course, if you can't find the tools you're looking for, check out our daily tools and hardware deals.

  1. Harbor Freight Tools Power Tools Sale
    Price: From $8.99 via assorted coupon codes
    Shipping: $6.99 s&h
    Expires: March 21

    Is It Worth It?: Harbor Freight Tools is your one-stop shop for, well tools. Right now, dozens of tools are on sale; just remember to snap up the associated coupon codes! We like the Chicago Electric 80-Amp Inverter Arc Welder (pictured) for just $129.99 via code "72828176". This 8-lb. welder has three specialized inverter functions that boost its power and versatility, and a DC output current that allows soft fusion for good penetration. Looking for more sale tools at Harbor Freight Tools?

  2. DeWalt Power Tools Sale bundled with $25 Amazon Gift Cards
    Vendor: Amazon
    Discount: Up to 57% off
    Shipping: Free shipping
    Expires: March 31

    Is It Worth It?: Besides offering up to 57% off a selection of DeWalt power tools, Amazon is bundling a free $25 Amazon gift card with select DeWalt tool purchases. (Add the card to your cart along with your purchase; the discount appears at checkout.) Assuming you use the gift card, that puts many of these tools at the lowest total price we could find. We like the DeWalt 18-Volt Compact Impact Driver (pictured), for an in-cart price of $219. Its features include a frameless motor with replaceable brushes, 1,330 in.-lbs. of torque, textured grip, and more.

  3. Craftsman 22" Self-Propelled Rear Bag Lawn Mower
    Vendor: Sears
    Price: $274.99 in-cart with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $125
    Expires: March 24

    Is It Worth It?: While this mower appears on the product page as $299.99, the price automatically drops to $249.99 once you add it to your cart. The final price is $125 off, just opt for in-store pickup to save $69.99 in delivery costs. Features include a Honda 160cc engine, single-speed front wheel gear drive, three cutting modes, and more. The mower also comes with a 2-year warranty.

  4. DeWalt 45-Piece Screwdriving Set
    Vendor: Home Depot
    Price: $9.88 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $6

    Is It Worth It?: This is a bonafide bargain, especially if, looking at your old screwdriver kit, you discover you've lent out or misplaced half of its contents. This doesn't ship free unless you order $45 in merchandise from Home Depot, so be sure to scout out the nearest store for free in-store pickup. It includes Phillips, square, slotted, and double-ended bits, and more.

  5. Stanley S2 Laser Level Square
    Vendor: ToolKing via Walmart
    Price: $24.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $30

    Is It Worth It?: Need to set things straight around the house? This laser level projects a horizontal or vertical light beam to help install flooring, tiles, electrical outlets, paneling, and more. It requires three AA batteries (not included), and projects on a variety of surfaces with a range of up to 30 feet.

Front page photo credit: Home Tools

Lou Carlozo is a dealnews contributing writer. He covers personal finance for Reuters Wealth, and was most recently the managing editor of WalletPop.com, and before that a veteran columnist at the Chicago Tribune.

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Why feature the Ni-Cad version of the DeWalt impact driver for $219 when the same sale offers the newer Li-Ion version of the impact driver bundled WITH a cordless drill for only $5 more??