Fathers tend to do a lot a work keeping their families’ homes in working order. This Father’s Day, get him some tools that will help make that job easier. Whether your father is an experienced handyman or simply enjoys working with his hands, there will be something on this list for every father.
Multi-tools have become extremely popular recently, and it is the sad father who does not have one of these handy. There are many choices out there for multi-tools, but one of the best is the Surge from Leatherman. Leatherman has established itself as a brand that provides excellent multi-tools, and the Surge is one of their best. This stainless steel multi-tool combines the functionality of 21 different tools into one easy-to-carry package. Some of the functionalities included are:
- Hard-wire cutters
- A saw blade
- A diamond file blade
- Large and small bit drivers
- A clip-point knife
If the Surge is too pricey for your budget, Leatherman offers several less expensive, but still effective, alternatives.
Ryobi Sonic Tape
Ever been in a fight with a tape measure? Did it snap back, crimp up, or generally annoy you? These days there are alternatives to the old tape measures. Alternatives like the Ryobi Sonic Tape. This tape measure dispenses with the usual blade and uses a wide beam of sound to accurately measure distances of up to 30 feet. Indispensable for painting, flooring, or any work that requires the measurement of rooms, this one tool could save your father from needing a whole other person to assist in measuring. This Father’s day, make life a little bit easier for your dad.
WorkTunes Hearing Protector
Lawn mowers, leaf blowers, and many types of saws can produce enough decibels to damage the user’s hearing. Protect Dad’s ears by getting him the 3M TEKK WorkTunes Hearing Protector. These over-ear headphones boast a noise reduction rating of 24 decibels. They also have a built-in AM/FM radio and an input jack to connect with an MP3 player, so your father can not only protect himself from the loudest of tools but can enjoy his music while doing so.
Trying to remove rusty, damaged, or stripped screws and bolts is a frustrating experience. So is coming across one with the unusual heads that send you searching the bottom of every toolbox for that one tool that will fit it. The VamPLIERS from Vampire Tools Professional can help with all of that. This is a solid tool with patented technology that allows it to grip any nut, screw, or bolt.
SureGrip Laser level
When it comes to construction projects, accuracy is essential. When you are aligning anything, from beams to shelves to paintings, you want it to be level. Black & Decker’s All-In-One SureGrip Laser Level can help your father achieve that accuracy. The All-In-One SureGrip Laser Level incorporates a powerful, non-marking suction cup to save your father needing another hand to hold it. The built-in laser will change from red to green to provide an obvious visual line when it is set perfectly level.
Corded Impact Wrench
Impact wrenches are powerful, versatile tools that any father would love to find excuses to use. Cordless versions are smaller and lighter, providing easier reach into tight areas, but the corded versions pack the real power. The Kobalt 8-Amp 1/2-in Corded Impact Wrench certainly delivers in power with 350-ft-lbs of torque, in forward and reverse. It also comes with an 8-foot cord, meaning your father will need one less extension cord, and a live wire indicator for extra safety.
Socket sets are plentiful, but your father deserves one that stands out from the pack. The 99 piece Black Chrome and Laser Etched Socket Set from Stanley definitely stands out. With black chrome and laser-etched markings, this socket set does more than just look good. Black chrome offers a higher corrosion resistance than normal chrome. The Max-Drive design of the sockets provides 15% more torque than traditional designs.
Table saws can be incredibly dangerous, but Bosch’s Active Response Technology platform has been specially designed to reduce the chances of serious injury. This new technology builds upon Bosch’s already proven Smart Guard System. Both of these safety enhancing systems are built into the 10 In. REAXX™ Jobsite Table Saw. Also incorporated into this table saw is the SquareLock rip fence for superior clamping and the Gravity-Rise Wheeled Table Saw Stand to save on storage space. It’s not the cheapest of table saws, but where safety is concerned, you should make sure you get the best for your father.
Think about this list when you start shopping for Father’s Day. One of these gifts is sure to be a useful and appreciated addition to any dad’s kit. At Able Roof we know how important it is to have the right tools to get the job done. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Pinterest for more blogs like this one.