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15 Things DIYers Should Always Buy on Cyber Monday

Many DIYers use Cyber Monday to find great deals. Here are some of the best categories to look out for, along with items that are already on sale.

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Many DIYers count on Cyber Monday to find great deals. Here are some of the best categories to look out for, along with items already on sale.

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Air Compressors

Air compressors are perennial favorites at hardware stores around Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the holiday season. Often bundled with one or more pneumatic nailers, this is a great time to snag a compressor. Pancake compressors are often featured at reduced prices, such as this Rigid six-gallon model.

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Saw blades are frequent steals during Cyber Monday. Even if you don’t need one now, blades are great items to snap up while they’re on sale. They have an extraordinarily long shelf life. Sooner or later, you know you’ll use them!

Start your shopping with this two-pack of Diablo 40-tooth finish circular saw blades. Keep an eye out for retailers who start their holiday sales early, such as The Home Depot, where Black Friday and Cyber Monday highlight nearly a month of savings from Nov. 8 to Dec. 2.

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Utility Lights

Almost every project can benefit from extra light. Modern utility lights weigh less, last longer and are more affordable than those from even a few years ago. With the kind of discounts found on Cyber Monday, it makes sense to grab a couple to keep on hand.

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Shop Vacuums

We’re not sure why shop vacuums are always on sale during the holidays, but they always are, and at phenomenal prices! This DeWalt nine-gallon wet-dry vacuum from Lowe’s is sturdy and dependable, tackling even the messiest jobsites.

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Robot Vacuums

What’s better than cleaning up your shop with a brand new vacuum? Letting your robot vacuum clean it up for you!

The iRobot Roomba makes the list for two categories for Cyber Monday sales: vacuums and electronics. Many retailers make them part of their build-up to Black Friday/Cyber Monday promotion, like this deal at Best Buy on the Roomba i3, slashing $200 off the retail price.

Speaking of Best Buy, one thing every shopper may not know is that Best Buy starts their Cyber Monday sale on Sunday. Log in a day early and you can get a jump on limited inventory sales.

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Everyone can use another multi-tool. These immensely useful pocket devices are great to have around the house or garage, and always come in handy in a pinch. A great example is the Husky 13-in-1, on sale for less than $10! It’s a great purchase as a spare multi-tool, or as a stocking stuffer for your favorite DIYer.

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Fiberglass Step Ladder

You’ll need something to stand on while you hang those holiday decorations, and you can’t do much better than a Cyber Monday deal on a new step ladder. Ladders are surprisingly expensive, but they’re not the kind of equipment you should skimp on.

A dependable Werner step ladder, like this one with more than 2,500 five-star ratings, can stand up to extensive use and still provide a safe and stable platform for doing your work.

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Irons are most often used in the laundry room, but they’re handy tools for DIYers as well! A great option for everything from iron-on glue to steaming stains out of carpets, this holiday season is a great time to retire your iron to DIY work and get yourself a new one for your clothes.

Household goods like these are great Cyber Monday deals. Macy’s is currently advertising the Black+Decker Easy Steam at 40 percent off and their Black Friday sales page lists it at a shockingly low $3.99. Keep an eye on it for the final Cyber Monday price!

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Security Systems

Home security systems have revolutionized the industry over the past few years, allowing homeowners to safely monitor activity around their property. Multi-camera systems with heat- and motion-sensors used to cost thousands of dollars, but now are far more affordable, with higher resolution and greater storage capacity.

For even more savings, choose a DIY kit and set it up yourself. A great example is the Swann hardwired indoor/outdoor security system. It’s on sale at Lowe’s, but only through Cyber Monday!

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Work Clothes

Clothing is another category traditionally on sale with Cyber Monday discounts, and this year is no exception. Work jackets like this Wrangler shirt jacket are part of the Black Friday rollout, and many are also earmarked for Cyber Monday. Pick up a few at a deep discount and you’ll always have a spare.

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Deep discounts on televisions are so common they’re almost a Black Friday cliché. But not as many people know you can also get them on sale during Cyber Monday, without wading through a crowd of fellow deal hunters.

A perfect example is this massive 75-in.QLED from Samsung. Upgrade your family room and move your old television to your workshop so you can watch the game whenever you want! At just under $1,500, the Samsung isn’t cheap. But it’s on sale at a 32 percent discount, with free shipping.

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Bundled Power Tools

Whether it’s through Buy-One Get-One promotions or deep discounts, power tools are often a steal at Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Look for quality brands that come with batteries, chargers and sometimes additional tools.

This year, Lowe’s is holding a Buy-One Get-One sale on major brands like DeWalt, Bosch and Craftsman, including a free DeWalt cordless tool with the purchase of a 20-volt battery kit.

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Another electronics item that’s always a great buy on Cyber Monday: earbuds! Many DIYers like to listen to music or podcasts while they work. And earbuds are also helpful if you like to follow along with video tutorials for a step-by-step how-to.

True wireless earbuds like Apple AirPods are an especially smart choice for DIYers. The cordless design means you won’t have to worry about anything snagging on tools or materials.

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Automotive Tools

We already mentioned wrenches are often classified as automotive, but dedicated automotive tools such as jacks, diagnostic displays and jumper cables will be on sale as well. Floor jacks are a great example of something you might use occasionally for non-automotive projects, but are most at home in the garage.

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Washer and Dryer

What do you do with your soiled clothes after an especially dirty job? Get back to clean with a new washer! Big purchases on Cyber Monday mean big savings, often several hundred dollars or more.

Steam washers like this Samsung front-loader are especially nice for DIYers who are magnets for grime, because they excel at stain removal without requiring pre-treatment. The Home Depot honors their Black Friday deals on washers and dryers through December, but only while supplies last. Hop online during Cyber Monday and see if you can score a great deal!

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All prices and links were current as of publication.

Dan Stout
Ohio-based freelance writer and author Dan Stout is a former residential remodeler, commercial site supervisor and maintenance manager. He’s worked on nearly all aspects of building and DIY including project planning and permitting, plumbing, basic electric, drywall, carpentry, tiling, painting and more. He also publishes noir fantasy thrillers, including The Carter Series, from Penguin imprint DAW Books.