While the desire to do some DIY home repair can strike at any time, deals on the tools you might need to undertake them might not be happening. We think it's important to be prepared, so we've rounded up these tool-centric deals to get your home improvement project started, no matter how far in advance. And don't forget to check out our daily tool and hardware deals for more products.
Black & Decker 129-Piece Complete Home Essentials Kit
Vendor: Black & Decker via eBay
Price: $19.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $5
Is It Worth It?: Just looking at all of those drill bits and hex keys so lovingly spread out makes us want to build a shelf or fix a towel rack! This home essentials tool kit includes 36 masonry drill bits, four spade bits, 12 hex keys, nine nutdrivers, drill bit gauge, 66 screwdriving bits, and more.
DeWalt 4-Tool 18-Volt Cordless Combo Kit
Price: $219 with free shipping
Lowest By: $61
Is It Worth It?: We can't help but make the manly grunting noise of Home Improvement's Tim Allen when we write about this 4-tool deal. Inside the DeWalt bag you'll get a compact drill/driver, impact driver, cordless reciprocating saw, pivoting head flashlight, and DeWalt bag.
HDX 4-Shelf Black Plastic Ventilated Storage Shelving Unit
Vendor: Home Depot
Price: $19.88 with free in-store pickup
Lowest By: $17
Is It Worth It?: This 18" 4-shelf shelving unit is perfect for open-space storage. It can support up to 500 lbs. in weight, with each shelf holding up to 125 lb. of evenly distributed material. You'll need to put this shelving unit together yourself, but the lockable design makes for easy assembly.
Craftsman Ball-Bearing Chests Sale
Discount: Up to 53% off with an extra $5 off via coupon code "SEARS2012" on orders over $50
Shipping: Free in-store pickup
Is It Worth It?: Make sure to opt for free in-store pickup — it will save you a whopping $69.99 on shipping — when you order the pictured Craftsman 26" 5-Drawer Ball-Bearing Top Chest. This chest is only $80.99 via code "SEARS2012". It offers offers 3,767 in3 of storage and comes fully assembled. Looking for a different storage solution? Sears is taking up to 53% off a selection of Craftsman Ball-Bearing Chests.
Gladiator GarageWorks Tool Storage Sale
Discount: 30% off with up to an extra 35% off plus an additional $5 off via coupon code "SEARS5OFF50" on orders of $50 or more
Shipping: Free shipping
Expires: September 8
Is It Worth It?: We give our Editors' Choice distinction to this sale, which reaps bigger rewards the more items you buy. First start off by saving 30% off a selection of Gladiator GarageWorks Tool Storage. Then, you'll save an extra 15% off in-cart when you buy one item, an extra 25% off when you buy two items, an extra 30% off when you buy three to five items, or an extra 35% off when you buy six or more items. And don't forget about coupon code "SEARS5OFF50" to cut an additional $5 off orders of $50 or more.