October 9, 2012 by quirkyuncle
The folks at Gizmodo wrote this great article about How to buy power tools online without getting screwed. It has some good information that can be applied when buying tools from your local retailer, as well.
Some online and mail order tool dealers have retail stores in selected locations. Check their websites for details. You can score some amazing deals at these stores, with the added benefit of being able to examine what you are buying, prior to purchase.
I’ve also been to tool manufacturer stores in outlet centers. These stores stock refurbished and close-out items at a substantial discount.
Remember: Every job goes easier when you’ve got the proper tools. Shop wisely to get the biggest bang for your buck.