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Father’s Day is sneaking right up and is just around the corner.. Are you looking for gift ideas for the favorite guy in your life? I’ve rounded up a few very useful tools that I think any homeowner/renter could use and love.
In my opinion, every Dad (home) needs a cordless drill. A drill is so useful for projects around the house and it so convenient to be cordless. It’s definitely a must have power tool. Right now, Ryobi is running a promotion at Home Depot if you buy the cordless drill kit ($99), you can get an addition Ryobi tool ($89 or less) for FREE! It’s a sweet deal.
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Dad’s can always use more bits for their drills and impact drivers. These shockwave bits are great for your standard drill, but are made for the impact driver.
Dremel has recently come out with a new rotary tool to make life easier. Whether you want those tire rims shining or need to clean grout lines, the Versa does the elbow grease for you. The Versa is a rechargeable cordless tool, that will run for about 2 hours on each charge. It comes with a splash guard for wet jobs and lets you change out the scrubbing pads/brush easily.
Husky Mechanics Socket Set
Another must have tool for every home is a good ratchet and socket set. Dad will be the Hero fixing the bikes, the car and/or broken appliances with the right tools in hand! Husky makes excellent tools, and you can’t beat the lifetime warranty on their tools. Husky now makes ratchets that have 100 clicks per revolution (vs the standard 60), this makes a huge difference when working in tight spots. This feature use to only be available on very expensive ratchets, but Husky makes it very affordable.
Milwaukee Compact Site Light
There never seems to be enough light when working on projects, and Milwaukee makes some awesome options. This M18 Compact Site Light puts off 2,200 lumens in area mode or 1,000 lumens on the flood mode. The area mode has 3 brightness levels, so you can adjust it for your situation. It’s hybrid too, the light will run up to 16 hours (on low mode) on a Milwaukee battery or plug it in for long continuous use. This light is also great to take camping, because it’s robust.
Ryobi 18v Inflator/Deflator
Another super useful tool around the house is this inflator/deflator. It will inflate items that take high pressure like car tires, bike tires, balls, etc. On the other side, it will inflate with high volume, perfect for air mattresses, kiddie pools, etc. It runs off of 18 volt Ryobi batteries, so it is easily portable.
Ridgid Impact Wrench
If Dad likes to work on cars, or changes his own tires, consider a cordless Ridgid Impact Wrench. This is my husbands favorite tool. It makes rotating the tires super easy, and has a ton of power. It’s lighter than you might expect and has 3 torque settings, so you don’t over do it!
A simple tool that I use often is a square, there are many different types, this is a rafter square. I often use it when I cut boards with a circular saw. It’s also great to mark square on projects.
Garage/Workshop Extension Cord Reel
If Dad likes to do projects in the garage, chances are there’s just never enough plugs in the garage for his needs. A super convenient item that I’ve found is a retractable extension cord reel. This extension cord reel attaches to the ceiling. When you need it, pull down the cord and when finished retract it up and out of the way. I had to take mine off the ceiling while I painted my garage. I’m glad to have it installed again, it was missed!
Hopefully you picked up a great useful gift idea for Dad!
Need more ideas for Dad?
See Father’s Day round up 2017
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