With Father’s Day around the corner, you are probably racking your brain wondering what to get him. Well this year, get him something he will treasure, use regularly and truly reflect his interests. While a tie, socks and golf balls may be the easiest options, they have become cliché and he probably already many of these. Furthermore, your dad might not love these like he would a shiny new power tool to help make his DIY projects a breeze.
But here is the thing, your dad makes picking out DIY tools from the store look easy – this might not be the case for you. Picking the right tool, especially if you have no idea where to start, can be a challenge. So, we’ve make things easy for you, below is a list of carefully selected power tools that will put smile on every handyman dad’s face for Father’s Day.
Flat tires are annoying, it’s even more annoying when you need to drive to the mechanic to get them pumped back up. There is a sense of empowerment when you can set tires to their right pressure levels at will. What your dad will appreciate even more is having a tool that can inflate and deflate all kinds of tires (not just car tires) and inflatables. Queue the Ryobi One+, the perfect tool for the handyman dad.
Ryobi is one of the leading power tool manufacturers in the industry – they have a reputation for reliable, sturdy design and construction, making them very user friendly. The Ryobi P731 is a compact 18V inflator and deflator. Its greatest strength is its programmable PSI values and it automatically switches off when the set values are reached. With this unique set-and-forget feature, your dad does not have to babysit tires and test it’s firmness to check if the pressure is right, the Ryobi One+ already knows!
What’s more, this power tool is versatile and can be used for both high pressure (balls and tires) and high-volume applications (air mattresses and inflatable pools). The change between the two is as easy as flipping a switch. With the dedicated deflating port, the deflating is a simple. The Ryobi P731 runs on Li-Ion batteries, has backlit digital pressure display and 1 PSI accuracy. If your dad does not have an inflator yet, he will absolutely love this one.
Gone are the days when lithium-ion drills were considered a luxury. Now, I know that this hammer drill is not the cheapest, but it is definitely worth the money. With a light and compact design, this drills are a must have for DIY dads. The Makita XT269M is one of the best in the industry.
It is an insane powerhouse. It features 4.0 Ah batteries. With such powerful batteries, it goes without saying that it lasts for quite a long time. The powerful batteries coupled with the 4-pole motor enables the unit to deliver an impressive 1,500 in-lbs of torque in the Impact Driver and 530 in-lbs of torque in the Hammer Driver Drill. The battery has a charge time of only 40 minutes for less downtime and increased productivity, and includes an on-board L.E.D. Charge level indicator for increased convenience.
Last but not least, this Makita unit comes with Star Protection Computer Controls. This technology helps to protect against over-heating, over-discharging and over-loading. Your dad is bound to fall in love.
Cordless fans were not as popular a decade ago as they are today. They are taunted to be the best solution for contractors and general DIYers who need a device to keep them cool as they build their creation, or help in drying a room faster, or create a dust free work space.
The Makita BCF201Z is an excellent choice. Now, in the spirit of full disclosure, there are cheaper portable fans on the market. However, the extra cash spent on this unit will get you unrivalled additional features, power, and sophistication. It’s worth the money!
This cordless fan comes with two-speed settings – a high 1700 RPM and a Low 1200 RPM. While an 18V Li-Ion battery powers it, it can also be plugged into a wall socket. Your dad will surely appreciate the 3-stage automatic timer that automatically turns off the fan after 1, 2 or 4 hours.
The fan is well designed and constructed. It features protective bumpers on its sides and sports a carrying handle. Makita BCF201Z has a fan head designed to tilt to 45 degrees, which will allow your dad to direct its power anywhere he pleases.
Note that the batteries and charger will need to be bought separately.
Claw hammers are great construction tools – for hanging a picture on the wall or for quick DIY repairs. If your dad is often immersed in these kinds of handyman tasks, unfortunately a claw hammer will not cut it. He needs something better to speed up the project – something like the DEWALT DCN660B Finish Nailer.
This DEWALT Finish Nailer features brushless technology, is compact and lightweight. It is perfect for crown molding, baseboards and window and door castings. The nailer features easy depth adjustment (no tools needed), stall and jam release. If your dad hates trigger adjustments, he will readily jump onto this unit as it has a switch designed to toggle between sequential and fire modes.
What’s more, DEWALT included an adjustable belt hook and LED lights. These lights are multifunctional and will alert you when you are running out of charge. It also comes with a 3-year warranty which is enough to give you confidence in the quality of this finish nailer.
Belt sanders are a staple tool for carpenters and woodworkers. The Skil 7510-01 corded belt sander is best for the occasional handyman – for the sanding jobs that pop up once in a while. It is simple yet functional and the beauty of it is that it will not hurt your budget.
It features a 6-amp motor and while this is not the most powerful motor available, it is sufficient for small sanding jobs. Skil fitted this unit with pressure control technology that helps it stand out from its competition. This tech will inform your dad if he is using the right pressure on the job. Yes, your dad will not have to rely on his own judgment for this one. In addition, the unit has an efficient filtration system designed to trap sawdust and airborne debris. This reduces clean-up time and maintains cleaner air.
And there you have it – five awesome Father’s Day power tool gifts for your handyman dad. As you are making your choice, remember to think about your dad’s frequent DIY projects and what tools he may not have. Check out other power tools that would make great Father’s Day gifts in the Review section of this site.
Make your dad feel like a DIY super hero, armed with a power tool that makes his DIY life much easier!