10 Power Tools Affiliate Programs

Hello there Sea Changers. Welcome back to my series of program lists to assist those of you looking to fund your sea change with affiliate marketing. Today we are going to head out to the work bench to look at my 10 power tools affiliate programs to grind in 2020. Tools are an extremely popular online market with so many different uses within so many niches that there is absolutely an avenue for any of the tool affiliate program options listed here (and then some). So, if you consider yourself a bit handy with the tools then with a little work, this could be one that can be turned into quite a nice little sea change funding online business.

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Before we begin however, I am conscious that there are a huge number of different areas or sub niches within this subject hence the quantity of affiliate programs to choose from may be just as large. So how have I picked my best 10? Well… I really just wanted to give you a good cross section of what is out there so I did some searching around and checked a few out and chose them by looking at:

  • What they offer
  • Commission rates
  • Payment terms
  • Cookie duration
  • Application processes
  • Affiliate/Marketing materials provided

Before we start however, let’s have a look at what I mean by the term ‘power tools’ and how it can be incorporated within an affiliate marketing website…

What do we mean by power tools?

I think this one kind of falls into the “did you really have to ask that?” category however as I don’t like to waste anyone’s time let’s just make sure we are all on the right page. By the term ‘power tools’ I am effectively talking about anything that is run by electrical power and used to modify features of the surrounding environment such as a drill, saw etc. And just for good measure, we could probably sneak a little hand tool action in here as well – you know – screw drivers, hammers and stuff like that too…

So with all that in mind, for this post I have tried to cover a good cross section of tools affiliate program options covering:

  • General power tools
  • Specialist tools
  • Hand tools
  • Garden tools
  • Machinery
  • Commercial tools

And of course anything else you can think of when it comes to selling tools online

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What can affiliate marketers promote?

There are essentially no real barriers to what affiliate marketers can promote when it comes to tools. There are however some things to be aware of as you run your eye over power tool affiliate program possibilities that may suit your site. These are:

  1. Know your audience, some are looking for specifics and want the best whilst others are hoping to just get their equipment on a budget. Choose your affiliate sites accordingly.
  2. Hard core hobbyists (who need tools to work within them) and/or professional workers will not take risks if they don’t trust you or your affiliate site. Make sure the programs you choose are reputable and have good recourse options if the purchaser is not happy.
  3. Those purchasing for a new hobby etc. will need to know exactly what they need and that the products you are promoting will fit in with their requirements. Make sure your programs can provide the products to back up the information that you are covering.
  4. The weekend warriors amongst us are usually looking for the best tool at the best price (mainly because our neighbour doesn’t have one) to fix whatever it is that has been nagging at us for the past month or two. Be clear on their needs and let them get on with it (price is key here too).

That said, stats show that people will spend money on power tools online if it can make their lives easier so as long as you are meeting their needs and solving problems, then you are on the right track. And to give you a boost, let’s have a look at 10 programs that I have found below:

1. Hardware World

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Let’s start with a few all encompassing sites beginning with Hardware World. Hardware world has a massive range of tools for just about every need you could imagine. In terms of power tools, they have so much that I could not possibly list them all here. Their categories however include:

  • Air compressors
  • Air powered tools
  • Angle grinders and wheels
  • Saws – all types
  • Cement shears
  • Corded and cordless drills
  • Cordless tools of all types
  • Generators
  • Power screwdrivers
  • And really so much more…

Power tools affiliate programs - hardware world stripe

As mentioned above, apart from the power tools, there is just so much here that to be honest I don’t feel that I am doing the site justice. However, it could definitely be utilised to build a complete tool or hardware affiliate business around or would also be a great addition to any home renovation, decoration or gardening site as well.

Home Decor Affiliate programs - Hardware World Affiliate

Commission Rate: 6% and up

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, Hardware World’s affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Hardware World affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text Links

Join the Hardware World affiliate program here


2. Tool Barn

Power tools affiliate programs - toolbarn

Toobarn is another massive hardware related site offering a great range of products – in fact, products to cover almost everything required to get a person ready to fix whatever it is that they need to fix. Again, there is so much there that we could not even begin to cover everything here but their main categories include:

  • Power tools
  • Hand Tools
  • Air Tools
  • Pressure washers and parts
  • Machinery
  • Safety Equipment
  • Tool accessories
  • Work Apparel
  • Reconditioned Tools

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Again, the list above doesn’t really do the site any favours but as with the first site, there is definitely enough to build an affiliate marketing site around as well. They stock all of the major brands and specialty manufacturers in order to provide the equipment needed for any job.

Power tools affiliate programs - toolbarn affiliate

Commission Rate: 3%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 45 Days

Application required?: Yes, Toolbarn’s affiliate program is managed by Impact Radius. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Toolbarn affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners, datafeed

Join the Toolbarn affiliate program here


3. ACME Tools

Power tools affiliate programs - ACME tools

Our next site is ACME Tools, another all encompassing hardware site that deals with everything to do with tools for just about every need you can think of. Their main catalogue is similar to the first two sites listed here and includes:

  • Cordless Tools
  • Outdoor Power Equipment
  • Woodworking
  • Air Tools & Compressors
  • Automotive
  • Concrete Tools
  • Dust Management
  • Electrical Tools
  • Generators
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Ladders & Scaffolding
  • Lighting
  • Metalworking
  • Outdoor Living
  • Personnel Lifts
  • Plumbing Tools
  • Test & Measurement
  • Tool Storage

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Again this site could definitely be utilised to build a generalist business around or as a great addition to the professional, outdoor or hobby niches as well. They stock all of the major brands and there is a great blog outlining how to’s and project ideas giving affiliates some extra post ideas too.

Power tools affiliate programs - ACME tools affiliate

Commission Rate: Up to 3%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: Not Stated

Application required?: Yes, the ACME Tools affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the ACME Tools affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information as well as promotional plans and platforms to be used.

Marketing material provided: Text links, Banners, Datafeed

Join the ACME Tools affiliate program here


4. My Generator

Power tools affiliate programs - My Generator

Now we take a look into the more specialised/specific needs side of power tools with My Generator. My Generator provides access to all of those power tools needs for caravans, 4WD, boating etc. including:

  • Generators and Power
  • Caravan Appliances
  • Caravan power and Electrical
  • Camping Fridges etc.
  • Boating and Marine Electronics
  • Off grid Solar Power Appliances
  • Pressure Cleaners and Pumps

And for the professionals there is also a range of powered concreting machinery and ground care tools too.

Power tools affiliate programs - My Generator stripe

There is maybe not enough on this site to base an entire affiliate marketing site around however it would make a great addition to any tools based site or those working within the caravan/RV or outdoors niches as well. They stock all of the well-known brands as well as access to power and solar calculators to ensure that your readers can attain the right equipment.

Commission Rate:

  • 3% commission rate on sales value $0-$2499
  • 3.5% commission on sales generated between $2500 – $4999
  • 4% commission on sales generated between $5000 – $7499
  • 4.5% commission on sales generated above $7500

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, My Generator’s affiliate program is managed by Commission Factory. You will be required to apply for an account then for the My Generator affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Banners, text links, datafeed

Join the My Generator affiliate program here


5. Northern Tool and Equipment

Power tools affiliate programs - Northern

Northern Tool and Equipment is possibly the largest site to be found within this post offering over 40,000 items to “equip you with the tools to tackle tough challenges”. This site incorporates power and hand tools to cover everything that a professional (or weekend hobbyist for that matter) could ever need. In fact there are so many options that even their category lists are too large to include here but rest assured that they have indoors, outdoors, professional use, agriculture, seasonal, safety, workwear and automobile accessories covered – just to name a few…

There really is so much more that I could keep listing for quite a while – but you get the picture.

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This site is definitely one that you would build an entire affiliate marketing business around however it would also make a great companion/add on to just about any niche based on the categories listed above or on the site as well.

Power tools affiliate programs - Northern Affiliate

Commission Rate: Not Stated

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, Northern Tool and Equipment’s affiliate program is managed by Rakuten. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Northern Tool and Equipment affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners

Join the Northern Tool and Equipment affiliate program here

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6. Vanon Batteries

Power tools affiliate programs - Vanon

Our next site deals with a common problem faced by users of modern power tools in the need for new batteries. Vanon Batteries provides access to replacement batteries and chargers for all of the major power tool brands including:

  • DeWalt
  • Ryobi
  • Milwaukee
  • Black & Decker
  • Porter Cable
  • Worx
  • Craftsman
  • Hitachi
  • Bosch
  • Ridgid

They also offer a small range of accessories such as vacuum filters, brushes and rollers for Dyson and Irobot Roomba products as well.

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There is not enough here to base an entire affiliate marketing business around however I see their offerings as a ‘must add’ to any affiliate business offering power tools etc. – or vacuums too I guess.

Power tools affiliate programs - Vanon Affiliate

Commission Rate: 5%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 90 Days

Application required?: Yes, The Vanon Batteries affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Vanon Batteries affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text Links, banners, coupons

Join the Vanon Batteries affiliate program here


7. KC Tool

Power tools affiliate programs - KC Tool

Let’s step away from the power tools for a minute now with KC Tool. KC Tool is “America’s #1 German Tool Distributor” with a range of over 10,000 tools for all purposes including:

  • Knives & Scissors
  • Pliers
  • Insulated Tools
  • Pneumatic Tools
  • Screwdrivers
  • Ratchets & Sockets
  • Wrenches
  • Cutters & Pincers
  • Saws & Files
  • Forestry Tools
  • Nut Drivers
  • Wire Stripping Tools
  • Hammers
  • Striking Tools
  • And much much more…

They stock all of the most well-known German tool brands and as with many others in this post, if you need a hand tool for a job, this site probably has it.

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This would make a great addition to any tool related site aimed at professionals and home handymen alike or as an add on within the home renovation niches as well.

Power tools affiliate programs - KC Tool affiliate

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, you will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links, banners

Join the KC Tool affiliate program here


8. Highland Woodworking

Power tools affiliate programs - Highland Woodworking

As the name suggests, Highland Woodworking provides access to everything needed to be successful in the woodworking endeavors of your readers – and I mean everything! They have so much stuff on their site that even their category list is too large to list here – I have however listed the tool related highlights below:

  • Woodworking Tools
  • Axes
  • Bandsaw Blades & Accessories
  • Bandsaws & Accessories
  • Barr Specialty Tools
  • Carving Tools
  • Chairmakers Tools
  • Chisels
  • Clamps
  • Dovetail Jigs & Joinery Tools
  • Dremel Tool
  • Drill Bits & Driving Tools
  • Festool Power Tools
  • Files, Rasps & Rifflers
  • Gransfors Bruks Axes
  • Hand Planes & Accessories
  • Hand Saws
  • Hand Tools
  • Woodworking Hardware
  • Japanese Hand Tools
  • Lie-Nielsen Hand Tools
  • Luthier Tools
  • Picture Framing Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Sculptured Rocker Tools
  • Router Bits
  • Routers & Accessories
  • Sanding Tools
  • Saw Blades, Dados & Saw
  • SawStop Tablesaws
  • Scraping Tools
  • Scrollsaws & Accessories
  • Sharpening Tools
  • Spokeshaves & Drawknives
  • Stationary Tools
  • Tablesaws
  • Woodburning Tools
  • Woodturning Tools
  • Workbenches & Hardware

And to be honest, even that list doesn’t do the site justice with so much more including access to classes, seminars, plans and templates, CDs and DVDS and other supplies and accessories.

Power tools affiliate programs - Highland Woodworking stripe

This is a great site for those working directly within the woodworking niche or just about any other tool related site as well – in fact, anything that may need a tool for anything to do with wood. And for affiliates there is the extra advantage in the full array of classes and instructional offerings to assist with reader information and/or blog post ideas.

Power tools affiliate programs - Highland Woodworking Affiliate

Commission Rate: 5%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 60 Days

Application required?: Yes – You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text Links, banner, product feed

Join the Highland Woodworking affiliate program here


9. Global Industrial

Power tools affiliate programs - Global Industrial

Now we move into the large scale factory and manufacturing field with Global Industrial. Whilst not a site dedicated solely to power tools (or just tools for that matter), Global Industrial is aimed at assisting businesses in managing hardware and logistical needs for their workplaces. With an offering of 1.7+ million products in 21 industrial and commercial categories, there is obviously way too much to list here however some tool related examples include:

  • HVAC/R & Fans
  • Janitorial & Maintenance
  • Material Handling
  • Plumbing & Pumps
  • Storage & Shelving
  • Workbench & Shop Desks
  • Fasteners & Hardware
  • Medical & Laboratory Equipment
  • Metalworking & Cutting Tools
  • Motors & Power Transmission
  • Outdoor & Grounds Maintenance
  • Pneumatics & Hydraulics
  • Raw Material & Building Supply
  • Tools & Instruments
  • Vehicle Maintenance

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Obviously this site would work best as an add on to any hardware site especially if you were focused on the professional or manufacturing side of things. There is also a good range of ‘how to’s, videos and other industrial resources available on the site as well.

Power tools affiliate programs - Global Industrial affiliate

Commission Rate: 10% +

Payment Terms: Monthly.

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes – Global Industrial’s affiliate program is managed by CJ Affiliates. You will be required to apply for an account and then for the Global Industrial affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text links and banners

Join the Global Industrial affiliate program here


10. Hoss Tools

Power tools affiliate programs - Hoss tools

And finally we focus on the outdoor and garden niche with Hoss Tools. Hoss Tools manufacture and sell “high-quality gardening tools for people who like to grow their own food” with featured products including:

  • Wheel Hoes
  • Wheel Hoe Attachments
  • Garden Seeders
  • Garden Tools

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This site is admittedly a little short on the power tool front however with their range of unique items for the larger home garden, this could certainly be a good site to include on any tool or garden related affiliate business. And as some good cross selling opportunities for those in the garden tool niche, the site also offers a range of seeds, irrigation products, pest control and fertilisers as well.

Commission Rate: 10%

Payment Terms: Monthly

Cookie Duration: 30 Days

Application required?: Yes, The Hoss Tools affiliate program is managed by Share-A-Sale. You will be required to apply for an account then for the Hoss Tools affiliate program. You will need to enter personal and website information to apply.

Marketing material provided: Text Links

Join the Hoss Tools affiliate program here


Amazon Associates

Alternatively, should you wish to set up your site up with a range from a few different brands or companies on the same site then you can do so via Amazon. Amazon provides access to a good range of power tools and has a fairly good affiliate program as well. So if you wish, join the Amazon Associates program, locate the best products relevant to your site within Amazon itself and you can post links on your own site as per below:

Amazon’s commission rates are not too bad and some prefer this avenue due to the sheer amount of traffic and trustworthiness that comes with a company site of this size.

How to find your own affiliate programs

As stated earlier, by outlining the sites above I have really just tried to give you a good cross section of the types of programs that are out there by listing the really good ones in each ‘category’. That does not mean that you cannot find affiliate programs that better suit what it is that you are trying to do within this space especially as I could never even begin to cover every power tool related requirement or sub niche in the one post. Luckily for us, there is a simple way to find these programs online.

All you need to do is enter “affiliate: niche type” into your search engine (substituting ‘niche type‘ for whatever product it is that you are choosing to sell).

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There are tool related affiliate programs for everything else that we have listed at the top of this page as well – you will just need to have a look around until you find one or two that suit your site. Once you have completed your searches, you can look through and find programs that:

  • Relate to your niche/problems that you are solving.
  • Have quality products – your brand can be severely damaged if you promote poor quality products.
  • Have solid payment and customer service arrangement.
  • Pay decent commissions.
  • Have good testimonials covering commission payouts and quality of product.

In most cases, you will need to apply for the program before you are allowed to promote their products – don’t take this step lightly or you will be rejected. Affiliate programs will generally want to know:

  • Your website name.
  • Traffic levels.
  • Why you want to join – (so I can make money by selling your hammer drills is unfortunately not generally a good enough answer).
  • How you plan to promote their products.

Conclusion

So… There are 10 of the best power tool affiliate programs to grind in 2020. I hope it has been helpful for you as you commence your own tool based affiliate marketing business and as usual, please do not hesitate to comment below if you have any questions, need some advice or have any experiences to share. Oh, and especially comment if you have any experience with these, or any other programs as well.

Until next time

Have fun

Paul

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