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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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

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