The Best Time and Place To Buy Power Tools

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Whether you’re building your tool collection or looking to tackle a specific project around the house, there are several opportunities throughout the year to save big on the power tools you’ll need.

Power tools range from drills to shop vacs, and prices vary just as much. In order to ensure you’ll be getting the most use out of your purchase, it’s important to know what you’re shopping for before deciding when and where to buy it. 

Our team at ClarkDeals.com has been searching for the best deals available on power tools since 2016, and we’ve posted over 1,000 price drops and promotions. I looked at the months and stores where we found those deals to see when and where the best prices were showing up.

This article was updated in September 2023 and I review it every six months. Detailed notes on all updates can be found here.

When To Get the Best Deals on Power Tools

If you’re a new homeowner, you may be looking for an inclusive toolkit to get started with renovations and impending repairs. Or you may be in the middle of a project before you need something specific to complete the task, like a rotary saw or palm sander. 

In either case, you should take the time to consider when and where you’ll find the best price on your purchase before heading for the nearest hardware store.

We looked back at the deals that ClarkDeals.com has found over the last six years, and here’s when we’ve posted the most price drops and price promotions.  

Number of Power Tool Deals Posted Since 2016.
This graph contains data that is current as of September 28, 2023.

Like many popular products, power tools go on sale during Labor Day and Black Friday. During those holidays (and throughout the rest of the year), you’ll find the most competitive prices both online and in stores. Note that the above graph doesn’t include data for the fourth quarter of 2023 yet, but I expect to see several more deals show up throughout November and December.

If you’re looking for power tools earlier in the year, note that we’ve seen a surge of deals showing up around April. That means you may want to start shopping a couple of months early when you start shopping for a Father’s Day gift. June and August are also great times to buy power tools with Father’s Day and post-Father’s Day discounts plus summer renovation sales.

No matter when you’re looking to make your final purchase, it’s important to watch prices so that you recognize a great deal when it shows up. 

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Where To Get the Best Deals on Power Tools

While shopping for a new addition to your toolbox, you should check prices both online and in-store at a variety of retailers to ensure you’re getting the best price available. 

Here are the places that Clark Deals has found the best prices on power tools over the past six years. 

Number of Power Tool Deals Posted Since 2016.
This graph contains data that is current as of September 28, 2023

We’ve seen the most quality deals coming from Lowe’s Home Improvement and The Home Depot. Both of these home improvement stores offer customer ratings and reviews online as well as weekly store ads.

You’ll be able to find deals on a variety of brands including Dewalt, Ryobi, Milwaukee, Sun Joe, Husky and more both online and in-store. 

Top Five Places To Find Deals on Power Tools:

In addition to home improvement stores, Amazon is another great place to check for deals on power tools and accessories. The company offers free shipping on orders over $25. 

We’ve also seen great deals available at eBay, Walmart, Woot, Snow Joe and Ace Hardware. Always compare prices of similar tools using a tool like Google Shopping to ensure you’re getting the best deal before you make your final purchase. 

Wherever you end up shopping, be sure to familiarize yourself with the company’s return policy and any warranty information, especially if you’re buying refurbished or open-box tools. If the store offers a loyalty program, it may also be worth your while to sign up and save more on future purchases.

See the latest deals here.

Tips on Buying Power Tools

As with any investment, it’s important to know exactly what you’re shopping for and avoid overpaying for brands or specialized equipment that won’t be used beyond one project. 

If you are an avid power tool user, consider sticking to one trustworthy brand and looking for the best deals on those tools. Most tool brands offer batteries and add-ons that are compatible with their other tools, which can help you save money in the long run. 

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Looking back over the deals and promotions posted at ClarkDeals.com, here are the tool brands for which we’ve found the best prices.

Number of power tool deals posted by ClarkDeals.com by brand since 2016 with the most deals found on Dewalt, Sun/Snow Joe, Ryobi, Bosch, Greenworks, Craftsman, Milwaukee and Black & Decker
This graph contains data that is current as of September 28, 2023

Dewalt tools are highly rated by customers, and they can be found at a variety of online and in-store retailers including Amazon, The Home Depot, eBay, Woot and more. That means you’ll be more likely to find great deals and competitive prices on both individual power tools and toolsets. 

You’ll also likely find great deals on Sun/Snow Joe tools throughout the year, in addition to Ryobi, Bosch, Greenworks, Craftsman, Milwaukee and Black & Decker.

Be sure to read customer reviews and check the quality of those reviews using a tool like Fakespot

Final Thoughts

Ultimately, the best way to get a great deal on power tools is to analyze what you need, spend some time comparing prices and read quality customer reviews.

Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Amazon, Woot and eBay are great places to check for deals on power tools, and you’ll likely see more showing up online and in-store during June and August as well as later in the fall in September and November. 

When and where do you shop for the best deals on power tools? Let us know in our Clark.com Community!

Article Updates
  • September 28, 2023: Tracked and added 142 new deals posted by Clark Deals since May 2023
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