Well, it's that time of year. Around this time, Home Depot never disappoin
ts me, and I am able to stock up on stuff that I actually need and use all
year. I never know what they are going to have, but they are pretty aggres
sive about marking their seasonal/promotional inventory down about this tim
e of year.
Please... no whining if you can't find what you want at yours. My experien
ce is that inventory and items are different from store to store, and in so
me cases they don't even have items other stores carry.
So, this year they have a great set of 6 clutch clamps for $19. These are
good clamps, good sized and I use these sizes all the time. The are brande
d DeWalt, and out of the package they seem like they will get the job done.
They have several types of drill/driver sets from DeWalt, Maikita, and Milw
aukee. All of the ones I saw on sale I could walk right around the corner
to the tool isle and they were about 35 to 40% higher than the sale price.
Not bad, I hate stripped screw heads so I use a lot of these bits, and in
the kits you get a set of drills that are really useful in a plastic index
to drop in your drill bag. Got three of those, which will last me until ne
xt year. They also had the Milwaukee set for impact drivers in the sale as
Great prices on saw blades, but the problem is that they were Irwin saw bla
des. Some of them are good, some are bad, but since I didn't need any, I d
idn't buy. But if a guy was looking to stock up...
They had a pneumatic nailer kit marketed under the HDX brand. According to
the store guy, this set was originally $139 when they had them in the stor
e. Then for the Christmas promo, they were marked at $99. Then you can se
e the same $99 here, but all 4 nailers are marked to $69. $15 buck a naile
r... what a steal! I can't buy parts for any of mine that cheap. These lo
ok to have the same heavy housing and build as their HF counterparts (built
for stamina, NOT for speed - these guns are relatively heavy) so that mean
s they might actually give pretty good for a while. I need another 16 ga s
traight nailer now as my last one finally died beyond resuscitation, and no
w I can buy this set for less than one nailer costs.
There were other odds and ends, too. Some good stuff, some junk. Oh yeah.
.. they had a set of two separate headlamps for $10 that works quite well.
I bought the same set at $25, and it works great.