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Has it already been a year since our last Christmas Gift Tool Buyers Guide? Where has all the time gone? If you are like me, you have been busy working on all kinds of different projects and a few more tools could probably help make them go a little more smoothly. Every year we put together a little list of tools that we think would make great gift ideas for the builder, maker, or craftsperson. We think all of the tools listed in our 2015 Christmas Gift Guide would make a great gift for any lover or frequent user of tools. We have gift ideas to fit any budget, starting at only a few dollars and climbing up to well $300. Most of the tools we have reviewed ourselves, but some we just think are cool. Check out our guide for gift ideas for your loved ones, or print it out and circle the gifts you want for yourself.
After all this, if you still haven’t found what you are looking for, be sure to check out our past Christmas Gift Guides, our Editor’s Reviews, and the tools that have been chosen as a Tool-Rank Pick.
I have previously written about the original ScrewPop Utility Knife, then just recently they came out with version 2.0. The ScrewPop Utility Knife 2.0 is quite possibly the smallest utility knife on the market, which means you have no excuse for not having it on you. It accepts a standard utility knife blade and it is great for cutting open packages, rope, cardboard, paper and so much more. Plus, if you give it as a gift, it can be used to open up all the other gifts. Price: $6.95 – ScrewPop | – Amazon
Finding good quality gloves that actually fit well can be a challenge, but Stone Breaker has a solution to this problem. Simply print out there measurement guide to find the correct gloves to fit your hands. The fit might not be perfect, but they will probably get you closer than just guessing. Plus their gloves are actually really good; not only do they look great but they feel great too. Price: $20 - $35 – Amazon
What is better than a regular screwdriver? A ratcheting screwdriver. What is better than a ratcheting screwdriver? A Rolgear Screwdriver. Instead of all those pesky toothed gears that make noise and add resistance to the screwdriver, the RolGear uses bearings and a clutch system to provide the ratcheting mechanism. And believe me when I say that it is as smooth as butter. Price: $10 - $25 – RolGear | – LeeValley
Cores are a pain in the butt to remove from most hole saws, but that is not the case with Spyder Rapid Core Eject System. With their system, cores can be removed in a matter of seconds. The system is so easy to use that all it takes is a person seeing it in action one time, and they will want a set of their very own. Price $20 for an Arbor, Sets with Hole Saws start at $100. – Amazon
Normal sawhorses only support the work piece in two places, but the Centipede Sawhorse is not a normal sawhorse. As the names suggests, the Centipede Sawhorse has a number of legs that allow it to support the work piece all along its surface. Best of all, it stores small at only 9in.x14in. and expands to 4ft.x8ft., enough to hold and support a full sheet of plywood. They also have a half-sized version. Price: $50 - $100 – Lowe’s | – Amazon
Coffee makes the morning that much better, especially on a cold day, but not everyone goes to work right next to an overprice coffeehouse. For the coffee drinker who is constantly on the go, the Makita Cordless Coffee Maker just might be the answer. It is able to brew a single cup of coffee in only 7-minutes from a battery, or in 3-minutes from AC power. Price: $50 – Amazon
A few years ago the EPA placed new regulations on gas cans in order to reduce spillage. In the process they made most plastic gas cans illegal, and their legal replacements were difficult to use, yet still leak. The SureCan Gas Can not only meets the requirements by the EPA, it also happens to be a really good gas can that doesn’t leak or spill, and it is super easy to use. Price: $37 - $45 – SureCan | – Amazon
In the past, cordless circular saws were underpowered, they were lacking features, and they had a smaller cutting depth, but that all changed when Milwaukee came out with their 7-1/4” Brushless Cordless Circular Saw. It uses the same saw blades as a corded circular saw, has all of the great features, and it has the power to cut through thick materials. Price: $200 - $430 – HomeDepot | - Amazon
How would you like to be able to measure a distance up to 165-feet with laser accuracy, wirelessly save the measurements to your smartphone or tablet, and create a floorplan using those measurements? That and more is all possible with the Bosch GLM 50 C Laser Measurer. I reviewed the big brother, the GLM 100 C and I fell in love with it. The GLM 50 C can’t measure as far as the GLM 100, but it also doesn’t cost as much. Price: $150 – Amazon
The Seek Thermal Camera lets you use your smartphone to see heat. It can be used to see heat loss in homes, spot water leaks behind walls, see wild animals in complete darkness and so much more. They make models for both Apple and Android phones, with wide-angle and Extended Range model options. Price: $200 - $300 – Amazon
There are a number of reasons why L.E.D. lights are better than all other lighting technologies on the market today; they save on electricity costs, they run cooler, and they even last longer. Big Ass Light has produced an L.E.D. light that is meant to be used in a garage or workshop. They are built to handle abuse, they come with a 7-year warranty, and they are predicted to last for over 70-years. Price: $300 - $340 - HomeDepot