Top Tools Holiday Gift Guide

  • Top Tools Holiday Gift Guide

    With Christmas coming up, shopping lists are needed! Not sure where to start? Dave Mowitz has the perfect gift guide full of handy and innovative tools. 

  • Craftsman Extreme Grip 10-inch Locking Adjustable Wrench

    Craftsman Extreme Grip 10-inch Locking Adjustable Wrench

    Craftsman’s Extreme Grip tool line includes this unique combination of a locking device paired to an adjustable tool. The locking feature gives the tool two times the gripping power on rounded fasteners compared with standard adjustable wrenches. The model 13272 comes with a lifetime warranty and retails for $39.99. 

  • Craftsman Ball Handle Drivers

    Craftsman Ball Handle Drivers

    The unique handle end of the Craftsman’s Ball Handle Screwdrivers provides a stronger working grips that generates as much as twice the torque to loosen fasteners. The handle features a 4-inch cushioned ball grip and heat-treated 5-inch-long alloy magnetized steel bits (in slotted of Phillips versions). Available in either red or blue handles, the driver retails for $9.99.

  • Milwaukee M18 FUEL Braking Grinder

    Milwaukee M18 FUEL Braking Grinder

    The wheels on Milwaukee’s M18 Fuel cordless tool come to a complete stop in under 2 seconds after its trigger is released. The grinder also features a brushless motor, metal housing, a metal gearing system for long life, and an 8,500 rpm operating speed. The 2783-22 kit (it is sold as a tool only) includes two 18-volt batteries, charger, and case. Available online for $449 to $527. 

  • Milwaukee Jobsite Organizer

    Milwaukee Jobsite Organizer

    The Jobsite Organizer from Milwaukee Tool offers 10 removable storage boxes that are held securely in place when the lid is closed. And a rubber seal around the edge of the lid keeps dust and moisture out. A single unit retails as low as $20.

  • Rockwell 20V MaxLithium Brushless Impact Wrench


    Rockwell 20V MaxLithium Brushless Impact Wrench


    Weighing just 3.3 pounds, Rockwell’s Brushless 1Ž2-inch Impact Wrench turns out big tool power at 220 foot-pounds of torque. Features include three speed settings, an LED work light, and a battery-powered level gauge. The RK2855K2 retails for $259, which includes two batteries, charger, case, and a 10-year warranty on the motor. 

  • OTC Drain Plug Pro Tool Kit

    OTC Drain Plug Pro Tool Kit

    The Drain Plug PRO Tool Kit offers 3 attachments for automotive drain plugs and a socket for driving bits. To use, you pre-loosen drain plugs using your standard wrench, then attach the strong magnetic attachment and turn to remove. The plug swings away from the hot oil stream - preventing splash and splatter - all the while your hand is kept out of hot oil! Available for $27.85. 

  • WORX Clamping Saw Horses

    WORX Clamping Saw Horses

    Looks can be deceiving in regards to WORX’s Clamping Saw Horse. They are lightweight, weighing just 15 pounds and are easily folded for storage. But each saw horse has a 1,000-pound support capacity. The saw horse includes a clamp which an 18 inch spread capacity, is covered with a three-year warranty and retails for $69.99. 

  • Ridgid 18V Flexible Worklight

    Ridgid 18V Flexible Worklight 

    The neck on Ridgid’s 18V Flexible Worklight can be wrapped around structures bringing illumination where it’s most needed. The light also has a dual-model function that allows it to change from ambient (or diffused light) into a spotlight. Available for $29.97, including lifetime coverage and free batteries for life. 

  • Ridgid GEN5X 18 LED Flashlight

    Ridgid GEN5X 18 LED Flashlight

    Ridgid’s GEN5X LED Torch Flashlight also operates an 18-volt battery delivering 100 lumens of LED with over 40 hours of run-time. Features include a swiveling head and belt clip. Available for $19.97 including lifetime coverage and free batteries for life. 

  • Miller Weld-Mask Auto-Darkening Goggles

    Miller Weld-Mask Auto-Darkening Goggles 

    Usable for gas welding and cutting as well as light-duty MIG, TIG, and stick welding, Miller’s unique Weld-Mask features autodarkening goggles and an extreme low-profile design that allows welders to work in tight spaces. Features include a face shield and head cover and two outside cover lenses. Available for $247.

  • Miller LPR-100 Mask

    Miller LPR-100 mask

    The LPR-100 half mask respirator fits nicely under the Weld-Mask or any other welding helmut thanks to its low profile. The mask features a new wrap-around spark guard protects filters from spatter and provides for 99.97% filtration of airborne particles, metal fumes and mists. Available for $28.26. 

  • DeWalt Tool Set

    DeWalt Tool Set

    DeWalt’s devotion for manufacturing high-quality power tools is extended to hand tools with the introduction of three mechanic tool sets. Offered in 168-, 142- and 108-piece sets, the tools in each set feature newly designed sockets, ratchets, drivers and wrenches. Any of the sets come with an impact-resistance carrying case and a lifetime warranty. Prices for the sets range from $99 to $160. 

  • Bear Swipe III Blade

    Bear Swipe III Blade
    Backed by Bear OPS and Bear & Son’s lifetime warranty, the Bear Swipe III features a 2¾-inch-long drop-point blade forged from premium steel, providing a Rockwell hardness that allows it to keep its edge yet be easily sharpened. That blade is housed in a handle made of aircraft-grade aluminum. The model A-300-ALBK-S knife retails for $129.99.

  • Knipex’s Spring Hose Clamp Pliers

    Knipex’s Spring Hose Clamp Pliers
    These Knipex pliers feature rotatable, universal grip inserts that grab onto any type of hose clamp up to 70 millimeters and in all working positions. The tool’s slim head design, along with rotating grips, makes the tool ideal for working in confined spaces. The German-made 12-inch-long pliers lists for $115.

  • Ken-Tool’s 8-In-1 wrench

    Ken-Tool’s 8-In-1 wrench
    The slide-twist-slide design of Ken-Tool’s 8-In-1 wrench allows switching among one of eight of the most popular standard or metric wrench sizes. The standard version includes 5∕16-, 3∕8-, 7∕16-, 1∕2-, 9∕16-, 5∕8-, 11∕16- and 3∕4-inch sizes. The 71∕2-inch-long tool features a 30° engagement arc and retails for $21.95.

  • DeWalt’s 20V Max Impact Wrenches

    DeWalt’s 20V Max Impact Wrenches
    With 1,200 foot-pounds of breakaway torque, DeWalt’s 20V Max high-torque impact wrenches rivals ½-inch air tools while providing cordless convenience. Features include a 5-amp-hour battery for longer run time, three speed selections, and an LED work light. The ¾-inch anvil model DCR89 7 (tool only) retails for $269.

  • Wagner Flexio 990

    Wagner Flexio 990
    The direct-feed system on Wagner’s Flexio 990 pulls paint or stain directly from 1- or 5-gallon buckets for continuous painting. The 990’s iSprayer nozzle technology can be used with all types of paints, stains, and urethanes. The X-Boost turbine in the 990 is three times more powerful than other HVLP sprayers. Retail price is $249.99.

Christmas shopping? Be sure to add these tools to your list!

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