9 Top Tools for Christmas

  • 9 Top Tools for Christmas

    Dave Mowitz has looked long and hard for top tools to complete your Christmas list this holiday season. Check out these nine tools that made the cut, and are perfect for the farmer on your Christmas list.

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  • DeWalt Max LED Light

    This small but powerful light turns out 160 lumens and has 11 hours of run time. With a 360° rotating head and a kickstand, you can position the light wherever you need it. The suggested retail price of the light without the battery or charger is $59.

  • Ridgid GenX5 18-Volt LED Light

    This uniquely designed light features three LED light panels. The two side panels rotate 360° and the entire light rotates upward. When not being used, the side panels fold in. This piece turns out 2,500 lumens and has an adjustable brightness dial. The Ridgid GenX5 LED Light can run up to 14 hours with a Ridgid 18-volt battery and can also be plugged in. Suggested retail is $99 and doesn’t include the battery or charger.

  • Ryobi Workbench Light

    Featuring a 270° rotating arm, the Ryobi Workbench Light puts out 950 lumens. This light operates off a Ryobi 18-volt battery with a run time of up to 9 hours. There are multiple hanging options with the extending hanging hook. With a three year warranty, this light retails for $49.97 at Home Depot. This does not include the battery or charger.

  • Milwaukee Radius Light

    This 360° light has a run time of up to 13 hours or it can be plugged into an extension cord. The Milwaukee Radius Light has a light output equal to, if not exceeding, hard-wired lights of 4,400 lumens. Retailing at $299, not including battery or charger, this piece is dust and water resistant and comes with a five-year warranty on the light along with a lifetime warranty on the LED bulb.

  • DeWalt Grinder

    One of the tools introduced by DeWalt with their new 60-volt MAX battery system is this 2.2-hp. grinder with a 13-amp equivalent motor. The 4.5- to 6-inch grinder features E-Clutch, which stops the tool in 1/10th of a second if the wheel is pinched or stalled. It also stops spinning in less than one and a half seconds when the trigger is released. The grinder comes with a three-year warranty for $179.

  • Wagner Furno 750

    The Wagner Furno 750 is the top model in Wagner’s Furno heat gun line. This heat gun offers the highest temperature output of any heat gun on the market, with the ability to turn out exact temperatures between 125° to 1,300° F. This heat gun also has five fan speed settings and an LED display for operating temperatures. A memory function ensures the last temperature and fan settings are saved. It also features a cool-down model that reduces the tool's temperature and prolongs its ceramic element life. Suggested retail for the Wagner Furno 750 is $69.99, which includes different nozzles.

  • Milwaukee Hardline Knife

    The Hardline knife features a blade that is D2 steel, which is extremely hard steel. Offered in 2.5-, 3-, and 3.5-inch lengths with smooth or serrated blades, this knife also has a flipper bearing system for one-handed opening. This knife retails for $79.99 and comes with a lifetime warranty.

  • IPA Professional Diesel Injector Seat Cleaning Kit

    This gift is for the ultimate gear head in your family and is an example of the unique mechanic maintenance sets offered by Innovative Products of America (IPA). This cleaning kit is designed for diesel injector seats and bores on most light, medium, and heavy-duty diesels. Including wonder Swab-EEZ swabs, this kit also features a 17-piece brush set that works with drills. The IPA Professional Diesel Injector Seat Cleaning Kit retails for $189.95 and comes in either stainless steel or brass.

  • ESAB Rebel EMP 215IC

    This all-in-one welder includes a stick welder, MIG welder, flux core wire welder, and TIG welder. With a 4.3-inch color control display, this welder features SMIG or Smart MIG, an ESAB innovation, which allows you to set your thickness, start welding, and continuously adapts to your technique. This welder operates off of 120 or 230 volts and stick welds up to 3/8-inch thickness. The suggested retail price for this welder is $1,899 and includes a three-year warranty as well as a MIG gun, electrode holder, ground clamp, TOG torch, Victor gas regulators, and a wealth of other accessories.

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