Our Favorite Finds From 4th of July Sales: Up to $300 Off Tools, Mowers, Grills, and Patio Gear

These 4th of July sales are too hot to pass up but hurry, they won't last long.

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July 4th is approaching quickly. While most people celebrate America’s birthday with barbecues, fireworks, and time with family and friends, the smart shoppers are also making some time for bargain hunting. Home and garden retailers tend to slash prices on outdoor gear with rare mid-season sales where you can pick up something that will be likely be put to use this weekend, whether in the yard or at your cookout.

With the 4th of July marking a time for cookouts, now is a great time to upgrade your outdoor kitchen and dining area. You can save on name brands like Traeger and Weber. Plus, you can find huge savings on wicker and rattan patio sets.

And if you’re looking to upgrade your tool collection ahead of a stacked summer project list, you’re in luck: July 4th sales have shored up some of the lowest prices we’ve seen on Kobalt and Milwaukee tools.

Lucky for you, we’ve pulled together our favorite July 4th sales. We’ve even tested some of the products currently on sale and stand behind them as top recommendations.

Save $100 on the Traeger Flatrock

Traeger flatrock with open lid
Photo: Stephanie Cronk for Bob Vila

The Traeger Flatrock griddle scored consistently high during our testing—we even liked it better than the viral Blackstone. Its FlameLock technology keeps the wind away from the burners, ensuring an even and efficient cooking experience. It also has three burners and a heavy-duty lid. 

Get the Traeger Flatrock at Ace Hardware for $799 (save $100)

Save $80 on the Kobalt 277-Piece Tool Set

This Kobalt 277-piece set includes 1/4-inch, 3/8-inch and 1/2-inch drive ratchets, sockets, wrenches, hex keys, and other various tools—an incredible value when you consider the number of projects around the home it’ll tackle.

Get the Kobalt 277-Piece Standard and Metric Polished Chrome Mechanics Tool Set with Hard Case at Lowe’s for $99 (save $80)

Save $50 on the Weber Spirit II E-210 Propane Grill

Weber Spirit II E-210 grill on a white background
Photo: Lowes

The Weber brand name is synonymous with quality and performance, and the Spirit II E-210 is no exception. This grill’s cast-iron grates offer a great sear, and the two burners make for efficient cooking.

Get the Weber Spirit II E-210 2 Burner Liquid Propane Grill at Ace Hardware for $399 (Save $50)

Save $80 on the Milwaukee M18 Cordless Combo Kit

Milwaukee Tools M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Combo Kit on white background
Photo: Home Depot

The Milwaukee kit is compatible with a whole lineup of 250+ M18 tools that share the same 18-volt battery. And this kit offers great jump-start on any tool collection: It includes an M18 compact brushless 1/2-inch hammer drill, an M18 compact brushless 1/4-inch hex 3-speed impact driver, an M18 brushless 7-1/4-inch circular saw, an M18 Hackzall reciprocating saw, two batteries, and a tool bag.

Get the Milwaukee Tools M18 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Combo Kit (4-Tool) with 2 Batteries at The Home Depot for $399 (Save $80)

Save $50 on the Ego Power+ Cordless Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

Ego Lawn Mower Review
Photo: Debbie Wolfe for Bob Vila Photo: Debbie Wolfe

The Ego Power+ self-propelled lawn mower is a powerful and efficient cordless lawn care solution. This mower features a 21-inch mowing deck and comes with one battery and charger. During our testing, we found that this mower was able to navigate hills nicely and was more powerful than our tester’s gas model. For more tested results, read our full Ego Power+ lawn mower review.

Get the Ego Power+ 56-Volt 21-Inch Cordless Self-Propelled Lawn Mower at Lowe’s for $499 (Save $50)

Save $363 on the Ovios Wicker Patio Set

Ovios 5-Piece Wicker Patio Conversation Set set up on patio under pergola
Photo: Lowes

This wicker patio set includes two chairs, two ottomans, and one couch—all you need for a quick refresh of the deck or patio. We love that the cushions are constructed from weather- and water-resistant fabric that boasts UV protection so that it looks good all season.

Get the Ovios 5-Piece Wicker Patio Conversation Set with Gray Cushions at Lowe’s for $826 (Save $363.80)

Save $304 on the Costway Rattan Patio Set

Costway 4-Piece Rattan Patio Furniture Set set up on a deck with decorative pillows
Photo: Target

A starter patio set for under $200? Believe it! The Costway rattan patio set includes two chairs, one love seat, and a coffee table that seats four comfortably. The set is reinforced with a steel frame for durability. For easy cleaning, the included cushions feature removable covers.

Get the Costway 4-Piece Rattan Patio Furniture Set at Target for $185.99 (Save $304)

Save $230 on the Betta Robotic Pool Skimmer

As a pool owner myself, I’ll attest that the Betta robotic pool skimmer is a must-have for anyone with a swimming pool. This robot cleaner skims the waterline to pick up debris, bugs, and pollen, leaving you with a bug-free swimming pool. And while it runs on solar power, we found this robotic pool skimmer to work even on shady days during our testing. Its impressive ability to pick up pollen and bugs has made it a staple in our pool, and I’d have loved to get it at 42 percent off.

Get the Betta SE Solar Powered Automatic Robotic Pool Skimmer on Amazon for $319.90 (save $230.09)

Prices listed are accurate as of June 29, 2024.


Stephanie Cronk

Executive Editor

Stephanie Cronk joined the Bob Vila team in 2020 as the executive editor of Commerce, bringing over 12 years of retail and digital publishing experience to the Commerce/Product Reviews team. Her experience spans many industries in the commerce world, and her primary focus is on buyer’s guides and product reviews.