Fathers Day Gift Ideas

By Robert Robillard on Tool Reviews

Fathers Day Gift Ideas

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This year Fathers Day falls on Sunday June 20th. If your dad is like me and enjoys DIY and remodeling projects or just enjoys working with tool than I have a few gift suggestions for you.

If you have been following my blog you’re aware that I review tools. Here are a few of my favorite picks for DAD:

The compact and super light the Bosch PS21 Pocket Driver is one such gift. It’s only 1.8 pounds!

Working overhead with this driver is going to be much easier and with no neck and shoulder fatigue and is the perfect size to fit between floor joist, stud and rafter bays and inside and underneath cabinets. This driver is perfect for fitting into these tight spots .

The Bosch PS21-2A 12-Volt Max Pocket Driver sells for approximately $ 130.00. Buy it here.

The Bayco Model 2166 Rechargeable All LED Task Light is a rugged, non-memory rechargeable battery powered, LED task lights is perfect for the mechanics, hobbyist, plumbers, contractors and homeowners that need a super bright handheld floodlight able to fit into confined areas.

I find many uses at the job site for this task light as well as use it as an emergency light source in power failures.

The task light puts out 120 lumen of light and will run for 4 hours. The flashlight puts out 16 lumen and will last 8 hours.

I found nothing negative when reviewing the task light and honestly feel that I would consider purchasing additional lights for my home as an emergency light source in power failures as well as us it in my construction work.

At $ 39.69 this is a highly recommended tool! Buy it at http://www.baycoproducts.com/

The Eagle America Fluting Jig and Edge Guide.
This jig allows you to route straight and accurate flutes and dado’s on any straight, curved or arched board quickly and easily. This jig came with everything needed except the router.

Jigs like these are excellent for making fluted trim for doors, windows, built-in bookcases and fireplace mantles.

I really liked this jig. What a time saver!!! The jig was simple to use, feels sturdy and durable, and will allow you to create clean looking , straight and effortless repetitive cuts.

I highly recommended this jig. for less that $ 60.00 and Eagle Americas “Total Satisfaction” guarantee you can’t loose.

Final cut blades:

The Final Cut blades abrasive disc is actually wider than the blade kerf so that the disk will sand the wood as it passes the blade.

I liked this saw blade, it is also reasonably priced when compared to better quality blade prices.

I was impressed the most with the Final Cut miter saw blade and will benefit most from it, as I am reluctant to raise my blade for increased safety.

The edge sanding option on the miter and table saw was nice and saved time going to a sanding machine.

You can purchase a Final Cut blade for the same cost as a good quality saw blade. See their website store to purchase a blade or replacement disks.

Stanley No. 60-1/2 Block Plane

It is hard to say a bad word about the Stanley No. 60-1/2 low angle block plane. The fit, finish, accuracy and the performance of this plane is way, way above average and is priced ready to sell.

This plane is available at woodworking supply stores, and online and sells for a retail price of $86.94. Well worth it

Buy it here ~ Dad will love it!

Gerber Blades Octane Multi Plier

If you’ve followed my blog for any length of time you probably have figured out I wear many hats. I’m a cop and carpenter, but also an avid hiking and camping guy that loves anything that has to do with tools, gadgets, and a practical hands on problem solving approach.

That’s why I love the Gerber OCTANE Multi-plier tool.

In the yard, office or around the house this tool is awesome for those situations where you need to cut rope, repair a garden hose, repair a bicycle, open a box or package, tighten a screw or bolt.
This little tool packs a big punch when you start thinking of what it is capable of delivering. If you currently carry just a knife or a bulky multi tool, I really recommend trying the Octane.

This lightweight, compact Gerber 30-000441 Octane Multi Plier, Red multi tool is listed at Amazon.com for $38.00. Highly recommended!

Miles Craft Router Kit # 1223

This jig was fun to use. the circle jig cuts circles / arches from 10 inches up to 51 inch’s in diameter . The edge guide has a sturdy metal edge guide that easily adjusts for cuts from the boards edge to 31″ from the edge.

Having one tool that cuts circles, arches and is also an edge guide is nice! I like the feel and the quality of the jig.

I enjoyed using the jig, anyone who uses a router would benefit from this three tool in one kit. Highly recommended!

The Milescraft 1223 Router Guide Kit is available for $39.99 at Lowe’s and various woodworking retail outlets or find it online in the ‘Buy Now’ drop down menu on the Milescraft Product Page here. Buy it here.

For other good Fathers Day gift ideas see my friend Todd’s DIY blog, here.

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Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor

Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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