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Christmas gifts 2013: Gadgets, duds & tools

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    Kathy Applegate, who farms with her family near Oakland, Iowa, has agreed to help us preview a few Christmas ideas for farmers this season. Hopefully, she’ll be able to check off a few names on her list as well as pick up a few ideas for herself!

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    This is the ultimate grabbing tool made of surgical stainless steel. Featured serrated interlocking jaws at the end of the 6-inch-long tweezers. Ends double as an abrasive surface, which can be used to scrape corrosion.

    $14.95

    Ipatools.com

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    Tailor made for the farm as it accommodates a wide variety of filters for everything from cars to combines up to 8 inches in diameter.

    $74.95

    Ipatools.com

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    Kit allows for proper verification of wiring configuration, ground integrity, short circuit and overload conditions, along with electric brake operation and turn signal simulation.

    $195.95

    ipatools.com

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    Light, which is 9 ¼ inches long, features three LEDs that provide 220 Lumens, a replaceable, impact resistant lens and a multi-position stainless steel hook.

    $79.00

    milwaukeetool.com

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    Set of two. Each tool is 24 inches long and features an LED light at pickup ends. Blue tool is magnetized at its end. Red tool is not.

    $21.00

    Sensibleproducts.com

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    Tool features a six-slot revolving chamber that rotates screw-driving bits in and out as needed.  Shift from slotted to Phillips to Torx or square recess without touching the bit. Powered by a4V Lithium-ion built-in battery.

    $39.98

    Worx.com

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    Wolverine’s boots use energy potential technology to return energy back to the foot, providing you enough energy to finish the job at hand. The Cabor boots are available as a moc-toe chukka, six-inch boot, eight-inch boot, or a Wellington with steel and composite safety toe caps.

    Starts at $160

    wolverine.com

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    Features XpressCool technology, an evaporative, interior lining that wicks away moisture to create a cooling effect inside the boot. Great fit for summer.

    $140

    muckbootcompany.com

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    Protect your ears from loud machinery with the Honeywell Ear Protector Earmuffs. The ear sync features a digital AM/FM radio with a built in AUX input jack that connects to a music player or smart phone.

    $60

    honeywellsafety.com

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    Made from authentic British Millerain water-resistant waxed cotton. The brushed twill lining keeps you warm and prevents the wax from transferring to clothes. Available in brown or navy.

    $180

    women.duluthtrading.com

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    Breathable grid fabric in the 3 Dog Fleece Hoodie traps in the heat and wicks out moisture. The brushed inside holds the heat in and feels softer on your skin. Choose from blue, red, or black.

    $65

    women.duluthtrading.com

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    Designed for restriction-free reaching. Made from 100% cotton flannel. MicroFiber Shirttail Shammy on the inside front hem of the shirt to polish phone or camera lens.

    $45

    women.duluthtrading.com

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    Second generation Insignia Flex 10.1 is economical yet has all the latest features and functionality of a thin, light weight tablet.

    $220

    bestbuy.com

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    Hands-free calling devices like the Voyager Legend slip over your ear and have a variety of features, including smart call routing, voice command, caller announce and precision audio.

    $100

    Plantronics.com

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    This speaker provides up to 15 hours of battery life and lets you wirelessly connect to your Bluetooth-enabled device from up to 50 feet away.

    $200

    Ultimateears.com

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    For power on the go, a nice stocking stuffer is a power station like the mophie juice pack, which can energize your USB device for extended use.

    $80

    Mophie.com

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    Rather than trying to dig for your phone in a pocket or purse, why not have it in an easy to reach spot while driving.  This mount is fully adjustable and allows you to charge your handset while docked.

    $50

    Samsung.com

Fill up your farmer's stocking or drop a few hints for yourself with these ideas!

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