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Lowes Deal Alerts & Discussion Thread

Lowe's deal alerts and discussion thread.  Can be used for when you have a Lowe's related matter you wish to discuss, but don't want to create a whole stand alone thread. 

Can be used for the separate discussion thread requirement of the  The BLF Deal Alert Thread for Lowe's related postings.

Here is a very informative thread by dchomak about finding good deals at Lowe's and other big box stores.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/22617

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This morning at the Lowe's on Harbison Blvd, Columbia, SC, almost all the vices were on clearance.  Some a great prices.  Drill press vises, suction cup base vises, table end clamp vice and such for about $6.  They had a nice one that is normally around $50 for $15.  Funny thing is, I can't find them online but they are there in the store in the tools section.  Other things are also on clearance in the store.

I bought like 5 different vises.  Until now, I have only had 1 old vise.   Now I got all kinds.

They also had these lights for about $7.  Seems like a pretty good deal as it includes some sort of Li-ion cell.  I will open tonight.  Someone posted something like it somewhere saying they were $30 at one time.  I can't find that posting right now.  The light is bigger than I expected.

EDIT: Found the thread here.

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Errrrr, there are 2 kinds of vices (vise). Which one do you have 5 of? Smile

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LOL, I'm such a dumass. 

Thanks for catching that.  Corrected OP.

Still can't find them in online though.  Even with spelling vise correctly now.

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Miami Vise
with Sprocket and Lugs
going out for a lathe..
Silly

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The reason you can’t find them is that they have discontinued the Bessey line of clamps and- vices- vises. I have been following the clearance prices downward for some months now, and went they went nuclear with the discounts I missed out on some of the items. Some others I caught like these.




These are 8” C-Clamps. That is quite large



This item I did NOT pick up. even thought is was marked down to $7 from $49, I didn’t like the quality.

Here is a receipt from a buddy of mine in Missouri. He paid $5.38 for the suction vise, then less 10% for military discount. ImA4Wheelr how much did you pay?

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

They also had these lights for about $7.  Seems like a pretty good deal as it includes some sort of Li-ion cell.  I will open tonight.  Someone posted something like it somewhere saying they are normally $30.  I can't find that posting right now.  The light is bigger than I expected.

I got two last night. I think it said it was $19.xx originally. It's OK for $7, I wouldn't pay ~$20 for it. Low is barely lower than high visually, the tiny power button is a little hard to operate and I would think very hard to operate with gloves, the magnets could be stronger- you don't always have a perfectly flat steel surface to mount it on. It would be a good area light for the kitchen during a blackout without the goose-neck, stick it to the fridge and light up the whole room pretty well. Nice to have both the Li-ion and AA options.

 

I'd love to get one of those $14 vises. Love

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

They also had these lights for about $7.  Seems like a pretty good deal as it includes some sort of Li-ion cell.  I will open tonight.  Someone posted something like it somewhere saying they are normally $30.  I can’t find that posting right now.  The light is bigger than I expected.

The batteries are samsung, ICR18650-22F M Samsung SDIEM 5D4A

Sorry no pics. Not to hard to disassemble. 7 small screws and it slides out.
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Gj wrote:
I’d love to get one of those $14 vises. Love

If you missed the clearance at Lowes you can get one at Home Depot. It looks like they are starting to carry Bessey vises. You won’t like the price though.

Oh and that suction vise that ImA4Wheelr got for around $5? They have them too.

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Dang! I should look for the vises and clamps! I saw the Li-ion light and passed it up. I did pick up some kinda 2 pair 3 way cutter set (look like those cutters you but to cut PVC pipe like your cutting with scissors). 

I noticed a new XP-G2 headlamp at HD the other day too - ArmorMax on sale for +/- $7 I think - anyone see that? (is there another thread on it?) 

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Yeah, I saw those cutters. I think the pair was around $5?

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dchomak, I paid $5.72 for the vacuum base vises.  Sounds like about what you friend got them for.

Gj, thanks, for the mini review.  I bought 2, one for my father.  I think I will be taking one back as I thought he would especially like the magnet feature.  Much appreciated bro.

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The magnets are good in shortie mode (without the goose-neck) but with it there's a lot of leverage working against the base, especially since the goose-neck is pretty stiff. You'll need to hold the base with one hand while adjusting the aim.

 

The cutters look like a bargain at $4.95 a set but I can't think of anything I need them for, and being discontinued I worry about getting replacement blades later.

 

For $60 the love affair with that vise is over. Tongue Out

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I have followed the price reductions………..




Then the other day when I was there they were marked down to $6.16, but they were all gone!
Don’t feel too bad for me as I have had one for about 10 years. Same exact vise, but branded “Wilton” I use it almost every day
Wilton is a high end vise maker and their Tradesman is considered to be one of the best.

I wouldn’t bring the other one back, you got a $30 vise for $5!

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Great info on that vacuum base vise.  It really feels good to get a great deal.  Hey, I know a little bit what it's like to be dchomak now.

I found the thread on the light I mentioned in post 1.

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I just noticed that double headed clamp picture for $3.60. I paid full price for mine about a year back.  Darn, now I don't feel like dchomak.

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The flex light is back up to $17.98 online. Frown Not worth that much, IMO.

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Gj wrote:
The flex light is back up to $17.98 online. Frown 
$6.98
Was: $17.98
Save 61% thru 09/10/2014
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I thought the price was $6.98 online before. Undecided

 

Kobalt 2-piece self adjusting locking pliers with pouch $6.49 (Pouch online only), was $12.98.

http://www.lowes.com/ProductDisplay?partNumber=498289-34170-63582

 

Edit: I just noticed "must order in multiples of 10". :Sp

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No signs of any vises or clamps at my Lowes. Shelves were bare and the shelf labels were even gone. Plenty of the cutters and lights though!

-Garry

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Gj wrote:

I thought the price was $6.98 online before. Undecided

Not all stores have the sale price. Most likely your store never had the sale price.
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No, I bought 2 at $6.98 (post#6), I just thought the online price was $6.98 before too. Probably just my mind wandering off again. 

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Gj wrote:

No, I bought 2 at $6.98 (post#6), I just thought the online price was $6.98 before too. Probably just my mind wandering off again. 

AFAIK, Lowe’s online and stores are synchronized (except some stores). On the other hand Home Depot and its stores are often not synchronized. Perhaps you were thinking of HP.
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After reading this thread, I stopped by 3 Lowes on my way home to look for one of the Bussey vises….The first one had nothing, no shelf space or anything. Second one had a 3” clamp vise and a 6” heavy duty vice…third one had the 4.5” standard grade vice, the 6” heavy duty one, and the 2.75” vacuum base one as well as varius clamps and such in stock.
Funny thing is, I was also looking for a dremel….in the 3 stores within the 30 mile drive home, all 3 had DIFFERENT PRICES ON THE DREMELS!

That’s why the Lowe’s site always bugs you for your local Lowe’s/zip code…the prices are mostly based on where you live….even just between south Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX.

“That’s why I got two, one for the each of ya”

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TehSpaz wrote:
….in the 3 stores within the 30 mile drive home, all 3 had DIFFERENT PRICES ON THE DREMELS!
Hey, that’s my HD experience when they had the flashlight sales.
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12V Dremel Li-ion packs, regularly $40


And with a very slight modification they will fit 12V Bosch tools

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What a great find and tip.  The only one I can find online at my Lowes is $70 but they look different

EDIT: Are you sure that isn't HD?  I see they have them there for $40, but not on clearance at my stores.

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ImA4Wheelr wrote:

What a great find and tip.  The only one I can find online at my Lowes is $70 but they look different

EDIT: Are you sure that isn’t HD?  I see they have them there for $40, but not on clearance at my stores.


I am sure it was Lowes’ here is the receipt and BTW, at the same time I picked up 4 ceiling fans and lights for less than $5 each! They were display models




I went right back in to get this $180 ceiling fan/light for $10, new in the box
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Ugh! How does he get those deals? I'm never that lucky. 

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