5 Tools That Make the Best Christmas Gifts
could never have enough tools
for home improvements, repairs and lawn work.
That’s why tools of all shapes and sizes make great gifts, whether your
loved one is a novice DIYer or practically a pro!
1. Ryobi’s 40-Volt, 8-inch Pole Saw
The first thing people notice about your home is its curb appeal, and guests can’t help noticing your landscaping during backyard cookouts, so having the right tools to keep trees neat and trimmed is not an option for hospitable homeowners — it’s a necessity.
But traditional pole
saws leave a lot to be desired. Oh, they’ll give you the reach you need,
but working the manual saw can make you quickly work up a sweat!
Ryobi’s 40-Volt, 8-inch Pole Saw’s got the kind of gas-like power you want in a quiet, affordable tool.
Its 8-inch bar saw
is perfect for cutting limbs up to 6 inches thick, and you can reach up 9.5
feet with the included extension shaft.
The angled trimming head gives you better control and more precise cuts
while an automatic lubrication feature keeps the chain well-oiled — and
maintained — during use.
2. Toro’s PowerJet F700 Electric Leaf Blower
Every walkway, driveway, carport and patio need a good
once-over with a leaf blower
before guests pay a visit.
But not all leaf blowers are created equal, and if you want
the job done fast, you need the tool with the most power.
That’s why Toro’s PowerJet F700 Electric Leaf Blower makes such a great gift. When it comes to blowers, you need to judge them based on the volume of air they move, which is measured in cubic feet per minute. And this leaf blower has the highest CFM rating of any corded blower, moving 725 cubic feet of air per minute at up to 140 mph.
Moving air at that speed and volume can help you move heavy,
wet leaves — which is no easy feat.
4.5 Foot Aluminum Hybrid Ladder with Tray
Everyone needs a stable step ladder, whether you’re changing a light bulb in a ceiling fan or tackling a painting project.
But avid DIYers need some extra features to make it really user-friendly and keep them feeling productive, and that’s just what Gorilla’s 4.5 Foot Aluminum Hybrid Ladder with Tray offers!
Its steps have a wide footprint for greater stability, and
the top of the ladder flips open, which increases its surface area. So, you can
put a paint can there, or set individual tools, such as nails or screws, down.
And this ladder works great for small spaces because when you close it up, it’s
just 4 inches wide so it can fit just about anywhere!
4. HUSKY’s 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Ratchet
Whenever you can save someone a little time and elbow grease, that’s a gift in itself — and it’s why HUSKY’s 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Ratchet makes a great Christmas present!
are great because they let you turn a nut or bolt without constantly removing and
resetting the tool. But some spaces are so tight that even a regular ratchet
just can’t get the job done quickly and efficiently.
no problem for this Lithium-Ion battery-powered ratchet, which turns at
up to 230 revolutions per minute and can produce up to 30 foot-pounds of
powered torque. It’s got a low-profile head and built-in LED lights that make
seeing and working in tight areas easier than ever.
There’s a variable-speed lever for precise control and, if
more torque is required, you can also use it as a manual ratchet where it can
handle up to 150 foot-pounds.
Best of all? It charges in just an hour and a half and lasts
for up to 240 fastener cycles per charge. So, when you need it, it’s ready —
and isn’t that what every homeowner needs when they’re facing an unexpected project
M18 Fuel 18ga Brad Nailer
Nail guns make all kinds of projects easier to tackle — but
there’s a downside. Well, two, actually: the compressor and the hose that ties
you to them can be a big hassle!
But here’s the upside: You don’t have to use a traditional nail gun. Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel 18ga Brad Nailer is powered with Milwaukee’s RedLithium batteries and sealed compressed nitrogen to drive each nail with pneumatic performance.
Best of all? It’s compact, lightweight and there are no gas
cartridges to buy and no compressor and hose to keep up with. (Ah, freedom.)
Just because you lose the less user-friendly features doesn’t
mean Milwaukee skimped on quality: this pneumatic nailer still has tool-free
drive-depth adjustment, sequential and contact firing modes, dry-fire lockout
and a tool-free jam-clearing latch.
As for firing rates, this one’s got “zero ramp-up” so you
can fire nails as fast you need ’em!
Which of these tools is your favorite? Share your
experiences with it in the comments!