20 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We’re giving you lots of terrific tools on sale for Cyber Monday, but you might be wondering where you’re going to store all these deals. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. These four-tier heavy-duty shelves of welded steel can handle your heftiest tools and supplies, and are deep enough to hold storage tubs.
Some retailers are offering free shipping on all holiday décor, no matter what the price. If you’re looking to deck the halls right after Thanksgiving, Cyber Monday is a great time to stock up on holiday decorations like this 7-1/2-foot tall, pre-lit Christmas tree, at 60 percent off!
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.
Let’s face it, you can always use an extra wrench! A staple deal during holiday sales, quality wrenches can last for years and are useful in everything from automotive repair to general household maintenance.
This 30-piece set from The Home Depot is on a massive discount through Dec. 2, making it a phenomenal Cyber Monday steal.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Grills are regularly on sale during the holidays because big box stores are looking to liquidate excess inventory. Watch for deals with free shipping to make a new grill an absolute no-brainer. The Nexgrill four-burner gas grill is a great example, with the $100 discount.
If you don’t think coffee makers are DIY tools, just wait until you need to burn the midnight oil because your project didn’t finish on time! Much like irons, these small appliances are a strong Cyber Monday deal, often with discounts in the 30 to 50 percent range. Check out the OXX COFFEEBOXX single-serve machine as a great starting point.
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.
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.
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.
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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