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Tool Gift Ideas That Are Perfect for Dad

Everyone knows that Dads can be notoriously difficult to buy for. If you’re a little stuck for ideas, we’ve put together this article to suggest a couple of things that might work to get him.

Of course, we’re assuming your Dad is interested in tools. We have compiled a list of various tools that you might think are worth looking at a little more closely. Take a closer look at any that catch your eye, and that might pique your Dad’s interest.

1. Saw

SKIL 5280-01 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw

SKIL 5280-01 7-1/4-Inch Circular Saw

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This circular saw is excellent value and would make a great addition to your Dad’s garage workspace. This is especially relevant if he spends a lot of time working with wood or thin metals.

With a 15 A motor, this saw features a 7.25-inch blade with a spindle lock to allow easy blade changes. It’s also lightweight, weighing in at just under 7 lbs. On top of that, this saw comes with the standard anti-snag guard and a dust blower to improve visibility.


2. Drill

BLACK+DECKER Cordless Drill

BLACK+DECKER Cordless Drill

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Coming from the ever-reliable BLACK+DECKER brand, this cordless drill can be used in almost any drilling situation and can be relied upon when your Dad needs it.

It has a 3/8-inch chuck and is designed for all drilling applications, such as wood, metal, and more. You can also use it to save time while driving in screws, instead of a traditional manual screwdriver.

You’ll get a charger and a double-ended bit with this drill. Although it’s probably worth buying a separate set of bits of various sizes (making sure they fit in the chuck), this is a great drill for any of your Dad’s DIY needs.


3. Lawn Mower

Greenworks 3-in-1 Electric Corded Lawn Mower

Greenworks

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Perhaps you live on a large property with a lot of grass. If your old mower has become somewhat of a chore to work with, why not invest in this Greenworks Corded Lawn Mower to replenish the garden tool supply?

Your Dad will find that it cuts through grass easily and, because it’s electric, there’s no tricky pull-start involved. With 4.3 stars out of 5 on Amazon, Greenworks must be doing something right!


4. Tool Set

DEWALT Mechanics Tools Kit and Socket Set

DEWALT Mechanics Tools Kit and Socket Set

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This mechanics’ toolset will be ideal if your Dad fancies himself as the next F1 pit crew team member. If you notice that his sockets and ratchets are all over the place in his workspace, this toolset covers all the basics that you could possibly need.

It comes with chrome-finished spanners, ratchets, and sockets. You’ll also find a set of deep sockets and hex keys, among other things. On top of this, the toolset (as you’d probably hope) comes with the box to hold it all.

If all that wasn’t enough to tempt you, DeWalt also offers this kit with a lifetime warranty. What’s there to go wrong?


5. Laser Tape Measure

Tacklife HD60 Classic Laser Measure

Tacklife HD60 Classic Laser Measure

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With this laser tape measure, your Dad can measure… things.

No, in all seriousness, laser tape measures are likely to be the future of all mid to long-range distance measuring. Although some are certainly better than others, this HD60 model from Tacklife is one of the best.

It measures within an incredible accuracy and comes with two bubble levels to make sure all your measurements are balanced. You can measure up to 169 feet with this one!

If your Dad has an eye for construction and larger projects, a laser tape measure could be a great choice for a gift for him – and this is one of the best laser tape measures out there! Even if these aren’t the kind of projects he’s usually into, it could be a fun thing to have in his toolbox. Why not?


6. Multi-Tool

Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool, SwissChamp Pocket Knife

Victorinox Swiss Army Multi-Tool, SwissChamp Pocket Knife

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Ah, everyone loves a Swiss Army Knife. Although in today’s world, they are often used by most people as more of a gimmick or toy than for serious work, the Swiss Army Knife can be a vital tool to someone who needs these kinds of things. In particular, they are great for people who spend a lot of time camping or are into wilderness survival.

Like most Swiss Army Knives, this one from Victorinox comes with a knife, bottle opener, reamer, screwdriver, saw, chisel, ruler, fish scaler, and many other things that you never knew you needed in miniature form. (And, let’s be honest, you usually wouldn’t).

Even if it’s used as little more than a party trick in most situations of today’s world, a Swiss Army Knife will label your Dad as “cool” – or, at least, “thinks he’s cool” – something that all Dads around the world qualify as. If your Dad genuinely spends an awful lot of time outdoors, it could also be surprisingly handy for him.


7. Screwdriver Set

CREMAX Magnetic Screwdriver Set

CREMAX Magnetic Screwdriver Set

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Everyone needs a screwdriver set, too. Screwdrivers are great for, well, screwing in screws – there’s no other way to put it. This set of 10 high-quality screwdrivers comes with five flathead models and five Phillips head models.

The handle is ergonomic and easy to use, so your hand won’t be sore after using it. The metal shafts are finished with heat to help prevent corrosion and ensure that they last for a long time. As well as all this, the screwdrivers all have magnetic tips. This is particularly useful to make sure you don’t drop any screws down into any pesky, hard-to-reach spaces.

Your Dad’s toolset will be incomplete without a screwdriver set. This set from CREMAX is constructed with some of the best quality around, so it’s certainly worth your consideration as you look for a present for your Dad.


8. Survival Tool

RoverTac Multitool

RoverTac Multitool

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Survival tools have a somewhat similar feel to them as Swiss Army Knives but are generally set up differently. This RoverTac Multitool is set up to look like a hammer in its rest state. However, it also features 13 other possible tool setups (14 in total, including the hammer).

These include an ax, a saw, a screwdriver, a knife, pliers, a fish descaler, wire cutters, and more.

With a lifetime warranty and no reason return policy, it’s a win-win situation for you, too. If he doesn’t like it, you can simply send it back. That said, we see no reason why any Dad in the world could ever dislike this particular product. If your Dad is particularly into survival equipment, this could be a great little addition to his tools.


9. Flashlight

GearLight LED Tactical Flashlight

GearLight LED Tactical Flashlight

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Although flashlights sound like the most basic of tools, only used for sitting around a campfire with your friends, they can actually be so much more.

The difference between a poor and good quality flashlight is actually quite huge. In short, the better the flashlight is, the more light it will be able to produce and cast it over a further distance. Flashlights may not seem like much but, trust us – you miss them when you don’t have access to one.

You may find the need for a flashlight during a power outage, or when searching for something in the dark. Or you might need one for any automotive work where you’re working deep down in the engine. The better the flashlight is, the higher chances of success you have with all of these projects.

These flashlights (two come included in this pack) come with five different modes and produce up to 10 times more light than traditional flashlights. In laymen’s terms, that’s described as “quite a lot of light.” They can survive falls from up to 10 feet and brief water submersion. There’s also a one year “no-questions-asked” warranty on them.

Your Dad will love this handy little addition to his tools.


10. Tool Box

DEWALT Tool Box

DEWALT Tool Box

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Finally, we have this DeWalt toolbox. The toolbox is the often-forgotten-about piece of kit of the tool world. You might have all this incredible stuff, but you need somewhere to keep it all.

It’s important to keep your tools organized so that you know where everything is. As simple as that is to say, most people’s workspaces keep on getting more and more untidy as time goes on. They need to grab tools quickly and often don’t have time to put them all back. Not knowing where your tools mean that you might not realize if some of them go missing or get stolen until it’s far too late.

A toolbox is one of the best ways to counter this, and this DeWalt toolbox is a great example. This one, in particular, has a huge amount of storage space and is made to be as sturdy as possible. The latches are also rust-resistant, and you’ll find a hand tray inside for storing smaller, often-needed tools.

Your Dad will probably appreciate a toolbox if he has tools everywhere in his garage or at his workplace. Although there are plenty of options available, we feel that this one is the best you can get to meet those basic needs.


A Quick Overview

Gift set for father

All the products that we’ve mentioned on our list are great value and great quality, as attested to by previous customers on Amazon. Your Dad is sure to enjoy any of the products you get for him.

If you’re wondering which of these products would be best to get your Dad, whatever the occasion, we have put together a list of things you might want to consider to help you decide. This list is, of course, by no means an exhaustive one.

  • Where does he do most of his work, and how much space does he have? – Are all his tools scattered around your garage at home? Or are they all at his place of work? Toolboxes are wonderful for organizing your tools, but you have to make sure they fit and don’t take up too much space if that’s a valuable commodity for your Dad.
  • What tools does he have already, and what condition are they in? – This is a simple question to ask yourself but necessary. There’s no point getting your Dad a nice drill if he already has one lying around that he loves using – or he only bought it six months ago. However, you may find that he doesn’t seem to have any organized set of screwdrivers, and so the screwdriver set mentioned above might be a good purchase for him.
  • What type of work does he usually do? – For vehicle mechanics, the most useful tools on our list will be the drill, screwdriver set, toolset, and flashlight. If he’s often working on construction projects, you may want to spend more time considering the circular saw, drill, and laser tape measure. If gardening is something he spends all day doing, then go for the lawnmower, and so on.

Conclusion

We hope this list has inspired you or maybe even directly led you to a product that would be a great gift for your Dad. Please let us know what you did end up getting him in the comments section below!

We hope you’ve found this article useful and wish you all the best on your gift-hunt.

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