Tools This one's a bit tougher, as Wal-Mart, Sears ( SHLD) and other stores that sell tools will be teeming with Black Friday shoppers. Home Depot ( HD) and Lowe's ( LOW) are just slightly less mad, but don't underestimate them. Both of the hardware giants have Black Friday circulars and deals and aren't afraid to use them. However, while the rest of the shoppers are distracted by pre-lit Christmas decorations, $15 starter tool kits and $500 discounts on french-door refrigerators, there are saws, drills and cabinet sets going for half price. If you know what you're doing and know what departments to avoid like a pack of rabid reindeer, this is an easy way to stock your workshop or garage at minimal cost.