The Best Tool Deals for September 2021

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Best Tool Deals

Chloe Jeong / The Spruce

Having the best tool for the job can make a huge difference in your ability to do improvement work, and to do it right. After all, you don’t want to go through all the trouble to plan your home renovations and DIY projects, just to find that you can’t quite get there with your basic household kit. But the truth is, tools can get expensive—especially compact power tools that are easy to hold and use yet still deliver the power you need, which is why we looked for the very best tool deals.

If there’s a decent amount of home improvement work in your future, keeping an eye out for tool deals will help you snag what you need when the price is lowest—so you don't totally blow your renovation budget. Sometimes, you can find even better deals when you buy in bundles with batteries, charging stations, and more. It's a great time to add some tools to your collection for a fraction of their original price.

From drills and impact drivers to oscillating tools, nail guns, and more, these are the best tool deals you can find right now.

We update these sales weekly, but products go fast! If something is out of stock or no longer discounted, check back next week for a batch of new deals.

Normally $129, Now $73 at Amazon

This lightweight tool has a powerful 5-amp motor and a variable speed of 10,000 to 21,000 opm that lets it consistently cut and sand through both thick and thin materials. The front end is compact, so it can fit into tight spaces, and the body is slightly angled, giving you good control on detailed projects.

This is the lowest price we've seen.

PORTER-CABLE Cordless Brad Nailer PCC790LA

Cordless Brad Nailer

Normally $229, Now $198 at Amazon

Battery-powered nail guns don’t offer as much power as their air-fueled cousins, but they’re more than enough for projects that use softer materials or shallower depths. This one is really easy to use and designed to be both portable (no cord) and comfortable to hold, thanks to the weight being centered near the handle. It comes with one battery, but you can get just the tool for $150.

$153 is the lowest price we've seen.

Rockwell AW400 F80 Sonicrafter Oscillating Multi-Tool

F80 Oscillating Tool

Normally $160, Now $151

With a cutting load of 35 pounds and two angle options, this little 3-pound tool is dependable for everything from trimming precise cuts to slicing through metal pipes. Its 4.1-amp motor shifts seamlessly from slow to quick speeds—it runs from 10,000 to 19,000 opm—without stalling, so you can get the job done right.

The lowest price we've seen is $128.

DEWALT DW660 5-Amp Rotary Tool

DW660 Rotary Tool

Normally $107, Now $58 on Home Depot

30,000 rpm of drilling power meets anti-dust ingestion technology to make sure you can cut into your drywall without breathing in the accompanying particles. While this 3.2-pound Rotary Tool isn't cordless, 8 feet of cord helps ensure that you won't run out of cord length.

This is the lowest price we've seen.

Eurotool DRL-300.00 Small Benchtop Drill Press

DRL-300.00 Small Benchtop Drill Press

Normally $116, Now $103 at Walmart

Sometimes a handheld drill isn’t sufficient, especially when you need the finest level of precision for detail work on small items. That’s where a drill press comes in. This one is quite compact, with a platform of just 6.75 inches x 6.75 inches, but has more than enough power—thanks to its 110-volt motor—to get these smaller jobs done right.

RYOBI 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-Tool Combo Kit

RYOBI 18-Volt ONE+ Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-Tool Combo Kit

Normally $368, Now $240 at Amazon

With two batteries and a charger included, you'll never have to worry about running out of power with this cordless tool kit. As a bonus, nearly 175 different ONE+ tools work with this 18V battery.

The lowest price we've seen is $200.

Buffalo Tools ECSS Electric Chainsaw Sharpener

Buffalo Tools Chainsaw Sharpener

Normally $65, Now $50 at Amazon

This wall-mounted electric sharpener makes it easy to keep your chainsaw in tip-top shape—simply attach it to a wall, bench, or vise, so it’s ready to go when you need it. This model works with chains gauge .05 to .08-inches and has a 4-1/2 inch grinding wheel and a 7/8-inch arbor with 4,200 rpm grinding speed.

This is the lowest price we've seen.

DEWALT Oscillating Tool Kit

Oscillating Tool Kit

Normally $219, Now $179 at Lowe's

If you’re looking for a heavy-duty cutting tool, this one is a great pick. While most oscillating tools are 12 volts, this cordless one has 20, allowing it to slice through everything from sheetrock to wood to metal. This kit comes with 28 accessories, and the quick-change lever makes it quick and easy to swap between different blades. Amazon offers a similar price.

The lowest price we've seen is $170.

BLACK+DECKER 20V Drill/Driver

20V Drill/Driver

Normally $60, Now $49 at Amazon

This compact, cordless drill is lightweight and perfect for all of your home DIY projects. With 115 pounds of torque and 650 rpm, you can use it to drill cleanly through drywall, metal, plastic, and wood. The ergonomic handle and lightweight design make it easy on your wrists, and an integrated LED light at the front of the drill illuminates your workspace.

The lowest price we've seen is $39.

NuMax S2-118G2 Pneumatic 2-in-1 Brad Nailer

S2-118G2 Nail Gun

Normally $50, Now $32 at Walmart

This budget option comes with some decidedly high-end features, including the ability to use multiple types of nails and brads and a no-mar tip, which prevents the gun from digging in and damaging delicate trim. It’s a great choice for all your crown molding or baseboard installation needs around the house. Amazon and Home Depot offer a similar price.

DEWALT DWE575SB Circular Saw

DWE575SB Circular Saw

Normally $159, Now $115 at Amazon

The top-notch laser guide built into this 15-amp saw makes it your best choice for cutting long pieces of wood without accidentally veering off course. A built-in dust blower keeps your line of sight clear, and a trigger-sensitive electric brake makes it easy to stop the blade quickly and efficiently. Home Depot's price is similar.

What Our Experts Say

"Shopping for tools can feel daunting, but if you know when to shop you can at least be assured you'll find a great deal, even if you have to decide on the brand first. While you can find a good deal on tools any time of year, the best time to look will be around holidays like Father's Day or the winter holidays, as they make great gifts and are often discounted to encourage shoppers. Additionally, be sure to watch around Black Friday as there also tend to be excellent offers during these sales as well." — Julie Ramhold, DealNews


PORTER-CABLE Oscillating Tool Kit

Porter Cable PCE605K52

Normally $161, Now $135

With 52 accessories, a powerful 3-amp motor, and a depth and cutting guide, this oscillating tool kit is a proper toolkit workhorse. The quick-change system makes it easy to move from cutting to sanding without missing a beat. Yes, there’s a cord, but at 10 feet, you’ll still have enough flexibility to move around without feeling restricted.

FELCO 2 One-Hand Pruning Shear

Normally $74, Now $55

With spring in full swing, there's no better time to spruce up outdoor spaces. For all of your pruning needs, this one-handed set of shears can slice through small bush branches to ensure that your garden is the talk of your next backyard barbeque.

The lowest price we've seen is $53.

BLACK+DECKER BD2KITCDDI 20-Volt Max Drill/Impact Combo Kit

BD2KITCDDI Drill/Impact Combo Kit

Normally $100, Now $70

From woodworking projects to simple hook or shelf installations, this drill and impact driver combo set will equip you for all your DIY home improvement needs. The set comes with an interchangeable battery and a charging station, so you can switch from one tool to the next seamlessly. Home Depot will cost similarly.

This is the first time we've seen this price drop so low, so get it while the sale lasts.

DEWALT Lithium-Ion 4-1/2-Inch Grinder

Lithium Ion 4-1/2” grinder

Normally $139, Now $99 at Amazon

The cordless design makes this powerful angle grinder very portable and versatile. It’s great for a variety of projects, including construction, maintenance, and automotive work. The quick-change release makes it quick and easy to switch discs, and the 8,000-rpm motor provides all the power you need for cutting and grinding a variety of materials. Home Depot also offers a similar price.

The lowest price we've seen is $92.

Craftsman V20 Cordless Drill Combo Kit CMCK401D2

V20 Cordless Drill Combo Kit

Normally $219, Now $179 at Amazon

It doesn't get much more convenient than a set of four tools that all recharge on one charger. This combo kit includes a 20-volt cordless drill with a 1/2-inch chuck and two variable speeds; a 20-volt cordless impact driver with a 1/4-inch chuck and 1,460 inch-pounds of torque; a 20-volt circular saw with a 6.5-inch blade spinning at 4,200 rpm; and a pivoting LED task light with 140 lumens.

The lowest price we've seen is $159.

DEWALT DW130V 1/2-inch Corded Drill

DeWalt 9-Amp 1/2-in Keyed Corded Drill

Normally $225, Now $179 at Lowe's

This drill might be lightweight, at just 7.5 pounds, but that definitely doesn’t mean you should underestimate its power. With a 9-amp, 120-volt motor with a variable speed range of 0 to 550 rpm, this drill provides 600 watts of power, giving it plenty of torque for all your mixing, drilling, and driving needs.

DEWALT DCK240C2 20-Volt Max Combo Kit

DCK240C2 Combo Kit

Normally $199, Now $150 at Amazon

One of the best things about this Dewalt driver and drill set is that both tools are pretty compact, making them great for projects that require accessing small spaces. The driver is extremely powerful, too—it can produce up to 1,700 inch-pounds of torque and has two speed settings. The set comes with not one but two batteries, and a charging station. Home Depot offers a similar price.

The lowest price we've seen is $140.

Why Trust The Spruce?

Rebecca Isaacs has been an editor with the Spruce since April 2021 and enjoys scouring the internet for the latest home improvement deals. When she's not updating the best deals, she's swapping her keyboard for paintbrushes to renovate her own living spaces. She updates this page weekly.

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