Opting for good quality garden tools is always a worthwhile investment. At BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, our experts have tried and tested a huge range of gardening equipment to bring you detailed reviews and round ups, from the best secateurs to the best hedge trimmers.
Sales events such as Black Friday often mean you have a chance to find quality products for reduced prices, as many retailers offer short-term offers. This year, lockdown restrictions mean that stores in England will be closed over the entire period so the sales will instead be available online.
To help you locate the best deals on garden tools from a huge range of online offers, we have been keeping a close eye on the prices of some of our top tried and tested products. We have been continuously monitoring garden tools deals so we can provide accurate pricing information and inform you of the offers which are worth consideration.
The garden tools deals we have listed below are only on products which we either recommended in our own product guides or have tested and reviewed ourselves. This way, you can be sure that you are only choosing tools which are up to scratch.
Where have Black Friday sales already begun?
Black Friday sales usually take place on the final weekend of November. However, due to lockdown restrictions, all deals this year will be online and many retailers have already begun to offer discounts leading up to the event. Early offers and advance sales have begun at a range of retailers which include:
- Gtech – The garden tool specialists have their own Black Friday sale, with savings of up to 70%.
- Halfords – Black Friday deals at Halfords includes savings on cleaning and DIY tools.
- Robert Dyas – Black Friday offers on Greenworks, Bosch and more.
- AO – Savings on big appliances, garden tools and pressure washers.
- Amazon – The Black Friday sale has discounts across lawn mowers, hedge trimmers and leaf blowers, including Greenworks.
- Wayfair – For garden furniture, head to Wayfair’s Black Friday sale.
- B&Q – Deals on tools and equipment, as well as outdoor storage.
- Crocus – Save up to 50% on bulbs, tools, garden clothing and storage solutions.
- Very – Very’s Black Friday sale includes discounts on garden tools and equipment.
- Currys PC World – Currys has a price match promise across all items.
If you are looking for offers on plants then Gardening Direct has deals on bedding plants and more. Or, for stylish outdoor furniture and gifting, Made, Cox and Cox, Graham and Green and Hunter wellies all currently offer discounts online with codes listed on their respective websites.
Best Black Friday garden tools deals
We have been keeping a close eye on garden tools deals in the run up to Black Friday. Below, we have listed a selection of products which you are currently able to access for a reduced price.
Okatsune secateurs Black Friday deals
Okatsune 103 Bypass Secateurs – £38.96
Awarded a Best Buy by our expert testers in our best secateurs test, Okatsune’s 103 Bypass Secateurs have few parts or gimmicks. They have a strong blade to make cutting easy and effortless and are ideal for all pruning jobs, including heavy duty work, and they cut consistently well, too. The red and white handles make them hard to lose in the garden. They’re well made, sharp and strong, easy to use and long lasting. Okatsune’s secateurs are typically priced between £40 and £50.
For a better insight into Okatsune secateurs, read the full Okatsune 103 Bypass Secateurs review.
- Awarded Best Buy: Buy Okatsune 103 Bypass Secateurs now at Amazon – £38.96 (was £46.95)
Greenworks hedge trimmer Black Friday deals
Greenworks G40HT61K2 – £179.99 (was £219)
The Greenworks G40HT61K2 hedge trimmer is lightweight and easy to use, particularly overhead or at shoulder-height. The jam function prevents the blade clogging while 20mm tooth spacing allows it to cut through woodier growth. The handle rotates to three different positions for easy handling, although the hand guard does feel a little thin. We awarded this product Best Buy status as we judged it to be the best cordless hedge trimmer we tried. Both the battery and charger can be used with other tools in the same range if you decide to expand your kit. Amazon is currently offering up to 25% off Greenworks garden tools and lawn mowers.
Read the full Greenworks G40HT61K2 hedge trimmer review.
- Awarded Best Buy: Buy Greenworks G40HT61K2 now at Keen Gardener – £179.99 (was £219)
Bosch hedge trimmer Black Friday deals
Bosch EasyHedgeCut 12-35 hedge trimmer – £85
Bosch sells a broad range of garden products from tools such as the Bosch EasyHedgeCut 12-35 hedge trimmer and the Bosch ALS 2500 Blower, to larger machines such as Bosch Indego S+ 400 robotic mower. All three products were put to the test by our reviewers, found to be good value, easy to use and awarded ‘Best Buy’ status. The hedge trimmer was also found to be best suited to shaping small bushes and shrubs.
- Awarded Best Buy: Buy Bosch EasyHedgeCut 12-35 hedge trimmer at Keen Gardener – £85 (was £99.99)
Ryobi hedge trimmer Black Friday deals
Ryobi ONE+ OHT1845 hedge trimmer – £83.98
When put to the test, a number of Ryobi products including the Ryobi ONE+ OHT1845 hedge trimmer and Ryobi RBV 3000W Blower Vac have been awarded ‘Best Buy’ status. The brand’s hedge trimmer was found to be lightweight, compact and easy to use.
- Awarded Best Buy: Buy Ryobi ONE+ OHT1845 hedge trimmer at Amazon – £83.98 (was £84.99)
Webb hedge trimmer Black Friday deals
Webb HC600 hedge trimmer – £139.99 (was £159.99)
When tested by our reviewers, the Webb HC600 hedge trimmer was found to suit hedges of all shapes and sizes while the wide tooth spaces make it easier to tackle thicker, mature stems. The trimmer is heavy, but testers felt it was well-balanced to hold and it cut powerfully through hedges. A well-placed tip guard protects the blade. We judged this a Best Buy in the well-priced category as the best petrol hedge trimmer. This trimmer is currently £159.99 on multiple retail sites, however Robert Dyas are selling the Webb HC600 hedge trimmer for £139.99 online now.
Read the full Webb HC600 hedge trimmer review
- Awarded Best Buy: Buy Webb HC600 hedge trimmer now at Robert Dyas – £139.99 (was £169.99)
Mitox hedge trimmer Black Friday deals
Mitox 600DX – £159 (was £199)
The Mitox 600DX is a heavier petrol-powered trimmer. Despite the weight, our testers found it was well-balanced and liked the handy rotating handle and anti-vibration system which made handling more comfortable. The long blade is great for tall hedges and offered an almost professional cut.
Read the full Mitox 600DX hedge trimmer review
- Buy Mitox 600DX now at Amazon – £159 (RRP £199)
More garden tool deals
In addition to the tested or recommended options above, there are lots more garden tool deals being discounted for limited periods during the Black Friday period. You can find the latest offers on a wide range of hand operated and power tools here.
- Buy Karcher LTR 18-30 Cordless 18 Volts Grass Trimmer at AO – £119 (was £149)
- Buy Stanley FatMax SFMCSTB933M-GB V20 18V Lithium Ion Brushless Cordless String Trimmer at Very – £184.99 (£229.99)
- Buy Stanley FatMax SFMCPS620M1-GB V20 18v Lithium Ion Cordless Pole Pruner at Very – £169.99 (was £219.99)
- Buy Gardena Hand Trowel & Fork at Very – £5.99 (was £9.99)
- Buy Bosch ASB 10.8 LI Hedge Shears Set at Very – £84.99 (was £109.99)
- Buy Bosch EasyGrassCut 18-26 Cordless Grass Trimmer at AO – £99 (was £125)
- Buy Flymo Cordless EasiCut Li Hedge Trimmer, 20v at Very – £95.99 (was £109.99)
- Buy Ryobi RPT4545M 450-watt 45cm Pole Hedge Trimmer at Very – £114.99 (was £129.99)
- Buy Ryobi RBV Leaf Blower Vacuum at Amazon – £156.61 (was £209)
When is Black Friday 2020?
The Black Friday 2020 event will take place on the 27 November, which is the last Friday of that month. The event usually means retailers reduce prices across many product ranges, sometimes substantially, both in store and online.
Last year, Black Friday fell on Friday 29 November and saw huge crowds and even queues around participating stores, as buyers anticipated the best deals.
This year, the global pandemic has meant that much of the usual Black Friday activity will be shifted online and retailer websites will be the main focus of offer attention.
An event known as Cyber Monday follows after the Black Friday event and this year will take place on 30th November. Traditionally, this had always been the online sales version of Black Friday, which took place predominantly in store. This year, due to lockdown restrictions, the internet looks set to be the ideal location to access all of the offers and deals available across both events.
Shopping online may be especially useful in the run up to Christmas if you are looking for the best gifts for gardeners.
Are the garden tools deals on Black Friday worth waiting for?
While many retailers will stage discount events and offer deals at various points throughout the year, Black Friday has become the main annual event generally expected to provide the most discounted prices. During this event, it is certainly likely that you will be able to find the greatest range of products in the sales at one time.
In the run up to big events such as Black Friday and Amazon Prime Day, there are often many deals available as retailers prepare for the big weekend. However, it has been said that some brands may raise their prices in the fortnight leading up to Black Friday so that the discounts look even more lucrative when it launches.
For this reason, we are monitoring original prices of products so we can bring you a list of garden tools deals which should genuinely save you money on quality and expert tested products.
How to get a good deal on Black Friday
Black Friday can be a chaotic period and it is easy to lose track of yourself in what is likely to be a pressure-selling environment in many instances. Below, we have some simple tips to help you get a good deal:
- Be clear on which products you are interested in buying, it can be easy to get side-tracked into purchasing items you do not need.
- Have an idea of the RRP (recommended retail price) of an item you are interested in purchasing so you can determine how lucrative the saving will really be.
- Do not necessarily expect latest models to be discounted. While this could be the case in some instances, many brands will use sales events to clear earlier models and make space for the newest range.
- Balance quality with savings. While one model may offer a larger discount than another, make sure you still weigh up the pros and cons to select the best product for your needs, rather than basing your purchase only on the cost.
- Check our lists of Black Friday gardening deals. We are continuously updating our selections with only either our recommended or our tried and tested recommendations, which we know are up to the job.
Should I wait for Cyber Monday?
As fewer people will be accessing deals in store this year, things will be slightly different to past years. While Cyber Monday was often the optimum time to access offers online, it is likely that Black Friday will have all the in-store savings available online as well.
The best plan of action is to take advantage of a deal you see during Black Friday if it is on a product you a genuinely interested in. Due to the popularity of Black Friday sales, stock at many retailers is likely to sell out on the best deals so the gardening tool you are interested in may not still be available the following Monday.
However, if a product you were hoping to purchase is not offered at a discount at this time, it would be prudent to check again in case it appears in the Cyber Monday offers. You may also decide to browse the Cyber Monday sales to keep an eye out for any gifts or particular bargains, once you have managed to obtain the items you really wanted.
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