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Five tool deals that could save your house (and your wallet)

There's never a bad time to upgrade your toolbox, so read on for this week's best tool deals from Walmart, Home Depot, Sears, and more. 

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    Home Depot, Big Sky Tool, and others are offering big savings on tools this week.
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Keeping your home in tiptop shape is easy if you've got the right tools for the job. Over the years, we've written lots and lots of tool-buying guides, and recently we've seen many of our favorite DIY essentials go on sale. There's never a bad time to upgrade your toolbox, so read on for this week's best tool deals.

Ridgid 18V Drill and Impact Driver Ki

Store: Home Depot

 Price: $139 with free shipping

Lowest By: $40
Expires: March 31

Is It Worth It?: This Ridgid driver and drill combo is a one-two punch of home repair. The impact driver features 1,750 in. lbs. of torque, while its drill companion offers 535 in. lbs. of torque, all in a compact package. You'll also get two Lithium-ion batteries, an auxiliary handle, and a charger. Best of all, this kit is a $40 price low.

Refurbished Hitachi 18V Driver Drill Kit
Store: Big Sky Tool
Price: $34.97 via coupon code "DS18SDN" with free shipping
Lowest By: $51

Is It Worth It?: If you don't mind a refurb, this factory-refurbished Hitachi cordless driver drill kit offers excellent value on a power tool everyone will use. Coupon code "DS18SDN" knocks it down to $35, which is a full $51 below the price of a new unit. This Editors' Choice kit includes a cordless drill with 1/2" keyless chuck, a 35-minute charger, two batteries, driver bit, flashlight, and carrying case.

A 1-year Hitachi warranty applies.

Stanley 252-Piece Mechanic's Tool Set
Store: Walmart
Price: $39.97 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $30

Is It Worth It?: Savvy DIY-ers know that a mechanic's tool set, like this one from Stanley, is full of toys that are useful for a car and a house. A $30 price low, this 252-piece kit includes a 3/8" drive extension bar, 3/8" drive sockets, 3/8" drive deep sockets, 1/4" drive specialty bits, 38 hex keys, a 3/8" drive pear head ratchet, and more.

Sears Tool Mega Sale
Store: Sears
Discount: Up to 50% off tools and accessories, coupons
Shipping: In-store pickup
Expires: February 28

Is It Worth It?: This massive Sears tool sale is a great chance to pick up all kinds of DIY must-haves, with prices slashed by up to 50%. For instance, you can grab the Craftsman 100-Piece Drill / Driver Accessory Kit for $14.99, a $15 savings off list price. Plus, take an extra $5 off most orders of $50 or more with coupon code "SEARS5OFF50", or $35 off orders of $300 or more via "SEARS35OFF300". (These coupons don't stack.) Purchases made on a Sears Card qualify for an additional 5% off. Opt for in-store pickup to avoid shipping fees, which start at around $6. Some exclusions apply.

HomCom Rolling Tool Cart
Store: MHCorp via eBay
Price: $149.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $10

Is It Worth It?: When your tool shopping spree is done, you're gonna need a place to properly store your finds. This HomCom rolling tool cart has plenty of room to stash all your tools and accessories, with lots of sliding drawers and lockable compartments. At $150, it's a $10 price low and a very good price for such a tool cart.

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