12 Cool Tools for Christmas

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    Dave Mowitz regularly highlights the most innovative, useful tools in his Cool Tool videos on Agriculture.com and in the pages of Successful Farming magazine. This time he’s made a special collection of tools perfect for gifts this Christmas season.

    Photos by David Ekstrom.

  • IPA Mantus 8100

    IPA Mantus 8100
    The success of Innovative Products of America’s (IPA) Mantus mechanical tweezers last year inspired a larger version of the tools. The 14-inch Mantus tight access tool features interlocking jaws for a strong grip. The tool is made of surgical stainless steel, and its slim profile allows the tool to reach into tight access areas. The Model 8100 Large Mantus retails for $24.95.

  • IPA Diamond Grip Terminal Cleaners

    IPA Diamond Grip Terminal Cleaners
    IPA also offers the Diamond Grip Terminal Cleaners, which feature an abrasive coating that cleans electrical connectors. The set includes a large, medium, and small cleaner. Use one prong of the tip to clean a female pin, or use both tips to grip and scrape corrosion off the male pins. The base of the handles features an abrasive coating for large contact maintenance. The three tool set retails for $34.95.

  • Milwaukee Locking Pliers

    Milwaukee Locking Pliers
    Milwaukee Tool’s new Torque Lock locking pliers feature an adjustment system with a thumb screw for more locking force. This screw has a unique screwdriver through-hole design to produce maximum locking force for faster and controlled set up. The model 48-22-3409 9-inch Torque Lock long nose locking pliers retails for between $15 to $18.

  • Craftsman 2-in-1 Pliers

    Craftsman 2-in-1 Pliers
    Craftsman’s 2-in-1 pliers, available in a long nose and diagonal pliers version or a linesman plier and wire stripper model, allow for easy changing between working heads with just a flip of the wrist. The long nose-diagonal pliers includes 10, 12, and 14 wire gauge size stripper holes, deep serrations for maximum gripping, and can cut steel up to .082-inch in diameter. Available for $24.99.

  • Blazer Firefox Micro Torch

    Blazer Firefox Micro Torch
    The Blazer Products Firefox butane refillable micro torch instantly turns out a 2,500 F. wind-resistant flame. The professional-grade torch weights just 7 ounces and, standing 41/2 inches tall, the Firefox is ideal for working in tight spaces. The torch has a suggested retail price of $40.

  • Stanley Laser Measurer

    Stanley Laser Measurer
    Stanley’s TLM65 Laser Distance Measurer is small enough to fit in a pocket but can provide measurements out to 65 feet that are accurate to within 1/8-inch. A two-button design automatically calculates distance, area, and volume with continuous measurement tracking. The TLM65 retails for approximately $59.99.

  • DeWalt Air Ratchet

    DeWalt Air Ratchet
    DeWalt now offers a line of pneumatic tools, including this 3/8-inch Drive Air Ratchet and an Angle Die Grinder. The ratchet delivers 65 foot-pounds of maximum torque operating at 160 rpms. It features a continuous adjustable power regulator to control the speed of the tool. And an adjustable exhaust port rotates 360° and directs air exhaust away from the user. The model DWMT70776L air ratchet retails for $69.99.

  • DeWalt Angle Die Grinder

    DeWalt Angle Die Grinder
    Another one of DeWalt’s new tools, the Angle Die Grinder, operates at 20,000 rpms for smooth finishing and cutting. The grinder comes with 1/2- and 1/8-inch collets to accept a wide variety of grinding accessories. It also features an adjustable exhaust port that rotates 360°. The model DWMT70782L die grinder retails for $69.99.

  • Milwaukee Jobsite Backpack

    Milwaukee Jobsite Backpack
    Milwaukee Tools new Jobsite Backpack is made of military-grade 1680D Ballistic Material for durability and sits on a hard molded bottom. The mid-section of the bag un-zips to reveal a wall of vertical tool storage. A fold-down front pocket allows for storage of large items. The Milwaukee Jobsite Backpack has a list price of $175.

  • Craftsman Impact Wrench

    Craftsman Impact Wrench
    The advent of the four amp-hour battery is witnessed in Craftsman’s C3 19.2 Volt 1/2 inch Impact Wrench. The four amp-hour battery offers prolonged running time and extreme weather performance, which allows it to operate in temperatures from 5° F to 158° F. The C3 impact delivers 300 foot-pounds of torque delivering up to 3,000 impacts per minute and 3,000 revolutions per minute. Available for $169.99.

  • Rockwell Drill

    Rockwell Drill
    The brushless motor on Rockwell’s 20-volt lithium-ion drill-driver has an increased battery run time by up to 50% over standard brushed motors. The brushless motor has computer control power distribution, which boosts motor efficiency and durability by reducing heat, friction, and wear. The drill-driver provides no-load speed of 0 to 600 or 0 to 2,000 rpm with a maximum torque of 531 inch-pounds Available for $179.99.

  • Wagner Flexio 890 Sprayer

    Wagner Flexio 890 Sprayer
    What sets Wagner SprayTech’s Flexio 890 portable paint system apart from other painting systems is that it can apply any type of paint. The Flexio 890 features the X-Boost turbine, which delivers three times the power of traditional portable spraying units. In addition, the 890 offers three controls for airflow, spray pattern, and material flow. The suggested retail price is $199.

  • Want more cool tools?

    Want more cool tools?
    Watch the Machinery Show Christmas Special and read your November issue of Successful Farming magazine!

Add these cool tools to your Christmas shopping list.

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