Tool Gift Ideas for 2006

By: Danny Lipford

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Check out these cool tool gift ideas for and the DIYers and home improvement enthusiasts on your shopping list from under $20 to over $200!

Swivel Driver Magnetic Screwdriver

To help you get into tight spaces, grab the Swivel Driver® Magnetic Screwdriver. The swivel head angles up to 45 degrees and functions like a universal drive. You can also lock the head for traditional use.

The magnetic tip holds all six standard replaceable screw tips which store in the comfortable handle when not in use. Made from durable chrome vanadium alloy construction. $14

Leatherman Hybrid Horticultural Tool

The Leatherman® Hybrid Multitool puts compact utility in the palm of your hand, allowing you to carry nearly every tool you need for the greenhouse, orchard or garden on your belt at all times.

The Multitool contains 11 essential tools including; bypass pruners, soft-wire cutters, grafting knife, bark lifter, 3-1/4” wood saw, weed remover, and sprinkler tool.

Durable stainless steel construction with non-slip, ergonomic handles is suitable for professional use, also a must-have for the serious home gardener. The tool measures 4-3/4” long when folded, 8-1/2” long when extended as pruners. $60

Tool Box Grill

As portable as your tool box, but a lot more fun. This model has 170 sq. in. of cooking space and a domed lid to accommodate larger items such as poultry or vegetables.

No-mess design controls grease and ash drippings. Built-in heat shield and sturdy legs make this suitable for tabletop cooking. A Sears-on-line catalogue exclusive. $45

10-inch Portable Table Saw

This Ryobi table saw with a 10″ blade runs at 4,800 rpm. It comes complete with a folding leg stand on wheels, so you can easily transport your tool and expertise wherever it is needed.

Onboard storage for the rip fence and miter gauge add a desirable level of convenience and the outfeed support feature lets you cut long material less awkwardly.

This unit also includes a dust collection port that can connect to any 2½” vacuum hose to help keep your work area cleaner and safer. $230

2-in-1 Nailer/Stapler

This tool from Campbell Hausfeld drives both 18-gauge brad nails and 1/4″ crown staples 1/2″ to 1¼” length. You can control the depth of drive in various types of wood and quickly remove nail jams to reduce downtime. No-mar tip will not dent the work surface.

Kit includes 1¼” Brad Nailer and 1/4″ Crown Stapler, 1″ brad nails (1,000), 1″ staples (1,000), 1/4″ industrial plug, allen wrenches, bottle of nailer oil, and high impact carry case. $42

Air Wave Cordless Air Compressor

This 1.5 gallon air compressor from Campbell Hausfeld is the ideal tool for work and recreation! The cordless design enables the user to work away from the home or garage, and is a great tool for camping and other recreational activities.

Ideal uses are inflation, nailing, stapling, airbrushing and more. On-board radio and power source feature offer even greater functionality. $80

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