You Know the Drill: 5 Tool Deals for the Home, Garage, and Work Shed

By , dealnews contributor

For lots of folks, summer means finally having the time to get around to home improvement projects: more daylight hours to work with, and better weather to hammer away to your heart's content. We took a look around the tool landscape, and spotted plenty of tool deals that ambitious do-it-yourselfers can build on. These five deals run the gamut from automotive tools to a workbench, and as usual, there's plenty more where these came from; be sure to check out our daily tool deals.

  1. Windsor Design 60" Workbench with 4 Drawers
    Vendor: Harbor Freight Tools
    Price: $144.99 via coupon code "96278390" with $6.99 s&h
    Lowest By: $90
    Expires: June 30

    Is It Worth It?: This Editors' Choice classic shop bench has ample space for projects and storage. Sixteen bench dog holes make it easy to keep workpieces secure while you work. It also features four felt-lined drawers, a wood block vise with adjustable guides, a weight capacity of 250 lbs., and more. Although it's currently on backorder, it can still be ordered at this price.

  2. Task Force 47-Piece Precision Tool Set
    Vendor: Lowe's
    Price: $4.98 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $17

    Is It Worth It?: Here's another handy Editors' Choice deal, a 47-piece tool set that's ideal for light jobs around the house. It includes two mini-pliers, one ergonomic screwdriver handle, 33 screwdriver bits, and 10 precision screwdrivers. Note that stock and price vary by ZIP code, and you can dodge the shipping charge by picking up in-store.

  3. Dewalt Compact Li-Ion Drill/Impact Driver Combo Kit
    Vendor: Ace Hardware
    Price: $199.99 with free in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $20

    Is It Worth It?: As with the above deal, opting for in-store pickup of this drill set will save you on shipping charges; in this case $10.43. The kit features an 18-volt 12" compact drill/driver, 18-volt impact driver, two batteries, charger, and case. The compact li-ion batteries charge in 30 minutes and are compatible with existing Dewalt 18-volt power tools in production since 1996.

  4. Pittsburgh 105-Piece Automotive Tool Kit
    Vendor: Harbor Freight Tools
    Price: $39.99 via coupon code "69944350" with $6.99 s&h
    Lowest By: $25
    Expires: June 30

    Is It Worth It?: For basic auto repair or light home maintenance, this durable tool set has just about everything you need. A great automotive starter set, this set includes 105 pieces including 105-SAE and metric wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, pliers, and more packed into a spacious 4-drawer chest with a convenient handle for easy transport.

  5. Discounted Tools at Harbor Freight Tools
    Price: From $2.99 via various coupon codes
    Shipping: $6.99 s&h

    Is It Worth It?: Harbor Freight Tools' motto is "Quality tools at ridiculously low prices," and this sale does not disappoint. Nine items under $10 and most items quality for a flat-rate shipping of $6.99. for most orders. All this adds up not to big bucks, but to some of the best priced tools around.

    The best bets include a 32-Piece Screwdriver Set (pictured) for $5.99 via coupon code "38168681". It features four slotted screwdrivers, three Phillips screwdrivers, a 100-250V AC circuit tester with pocket clip, and more. The Drill Master 80-Piece Rotary Tool Kit sells for $8.49 via coupon code "34034510" and includes a mandrel for cutoff wheels, four polishing cloth wheels, four drill bits, four sanding drum sleeves, and more. Here is a complete list of Harbor Freight Tools sale items and coupon codes.

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

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