8 Things You Need from Northern Tool, Even if You Don't DIY


You don't have to be a handyman to benefit from Northern Tool's Fall Power Sale. With discounts on over 2,100 items and prices starting at 99 cents, there are great deals for even the anti-do-it-yourselfer. (Bonus: Until October 17, take an extra $10 off orders of $50 or more via coupon code "254875" or an extra $20 off orders of $100 or more via code "254876".) Where available, opt for in-store pickup to avoid shipping costs, which start at $5.99. (Free shipping is available for select items.)

We've rounded up eight items that are useful to own, no matter your skill level.

8 Things You Need from Northern Tool's Sale

Ladder for Higher

Metaltech 17' Telescoping Multi-Position Ladder for $109.99 via code "254876" (a low by $30)

This ladder can be configured as a scaffold, a couple of stepladders, or a traditional extension ladder that stretches to 17'. (It's even designed to work on stairs!) You can use it for changing lightbulbs, reaching things at the top of closets or cabinets, and putting up holiday decorations.

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Save Your Joints

Ironton Rolling Garden Seat with Turnbar for $49.99 ($20 off)

Any work that keeps you low to the ground for more than a minute is hard on your knees and back. With this seat, you can ease that strain and focus on enjoying your gardening, or at least not hurt after you've finished your floor-level painting and cleaning.

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Made to Move

Ironton 600-lb. Capacity Steel Hand Truck for $29.99 ($10 off)

The next time you need to move something heavy, large, or awkward to carry, this dolly will pay for itself. You could even keep it by the front door to help get all your packages inside. (As a DealNews user, you probably receive a lot of deliveries.)

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Easier Access

Traxion Tailgate Ladder for $39.99 (a low by $3)

Hoisting yourself up into the bed of a truck is far from impossible, but it is tiring and can look a bit... undignified. Give yourself a break with this handy ladder, which adjusts to uneven terrain and folds flat against the tailgate when not in use.

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Starter Kit

Ironton 70-Piece Tool Bag Set for $34.99 ($25 off)

Loathing handiwork doesn't exempt you from having a basic tool kit at your disposal. At the very least, screwdrivers are vital if you ever want to change dead batteries in your electronics, and a hammer is necessary for hanging artwork.

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Shelf in the Room

Strongway Heavy-Duty Shelving System for $99.99 via code "254876" ($50 off)

Every home has a space that could benefit from more organization. This unit can house the boxes currently scattered throughout your garage, hold laundry room supplies, or work as an overflow receptacle when you run out of kitchen storage.

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Might as Well Jump

Ironton 10' Jumper Cables for $5.99 ($6 off)

If you drive a car, you should keep a set of jumper cables on hand — especially when you can pick up a set for this price. They don't take up much space, and your life will be so much easier if they're already right there when you need them.

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Hot Hot Heat

ProFusion Heat Ceiling-Mounted Garage Heater for $89.99 via code "254875" ($60 off)

Nobody likes venturing into a frigid garage, so improve your winter experience with this adjustable heater. Whether you're completing a project or just pulling something out of storage, you'll be more comfortable in a controlled climate.

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Readers, what's the best thing you've bought from a home improvement store? Will you be shopping for anything in particular during Northern Tool's Fall Power Sale? Let us know in the comments!

Elizabeth Zimmerman
Contributing Writer

Elizabeth Zimmerman is a former Associate Editor at DealNews. She specializes in tap dancing, wearing a lot of colors, making cakes, and sneaking Beatles references into deals. Goo goo g'joob.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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