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Best Father's Day Tool Gifts - Tools Gift Roundup for 2012

By Lawrence Davis

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Torchmate 2X2: Give The Gift Of Mechanized Machining For Dad!

Torchmate 2x2™ CNC Prototyping System - Dads Dream!

Description: Torchmate’s 2X2 CNC Prototyping System, offered at $3,000, is a Father’s Day gift that is versatile enough to fabricate off-road vehicle components, cut race numbers, engrave metal or use in wood-working. It is small enough to be portable, durable enough to be a Father’s Day gift that lasts forever, and technologically advanced enough to wow even the most jaded dad. For hobbyists, welders, engineers and off-road vehicle owners, the 2X2 opens up an endless world of possibilities in the confines of a small garage shop.

Price: $3,000.00 Visit the Website

The RoboReel

The RoboReel

Description: RoboReel is the world’s first extension cord reel worthy of being called a power tool. Designed as an easy way to help keep an extension cord neat, safe and out of the way when not in use, this portable, motor driven power cord system delivers 50 feet of 12 gauge cord with a ‘smart’ three outlet receptacle ball on the end. The revolutionary RoboReel features a rugged circular casing that can be placed virtually anywhere (including being mounted on the wall, ceiling, or on the back of your truck), rotates 360o for easy access to anything within a 100’diameter and with the touch of a button, turns on, off and retracts. For added safety, RoboReel features redundant thermostats to prevent overheating and fire hazard, and features a 15-amp circuit breaker to protect those valuable tools! RoboReel has safe, durable and convenient features. Available for purchase now on www.RoboReel.com

Price: $329.00 Visit the Website

Gladiator® 66.5" Bamboo Modular Workbench

Gladiator Bamboo Modular Workbench

Description: Experience nature's strongest and most renewable material in your garage. The Gladiator® 66.5" Bamboo Modular Workbench is the perfect solution for those looking for a sturdy, natural work surface. Create a complete work station by docking up to two Ready-To-Assemble modules, with optional casters installed, underneath the 66.5" Bamboo Modular Workbench. The heavy-duty tubular steel legs with angle brackets ensure stability while the leveler legs compensate for uneven floors.

Price: $305.29 Visit the Website

Gladiator Storage Bench

Gladiator Storage Bench

Description: Gladiator Garageworks offers a great gift for any mom this May! Our brand new storage bench is the perfect present for any mom who’s got a few too many knick-knacks lying around the house. The storage bench provides the perfect place to put her surplus of shoes, candles, or whatever else might be causing a little too much messiness around the house. It also makes a fantastic TV stand or a wonderful storytelling seat. Remember, a gift from Gladiator is always worth two: the gift itself, and peace of mind (from clutter).

Price: $279.00 Visit the Website

Snow Wolf, Wheeled Snow Shovel By NooTools

The Snow Wolf has been awarded Time Magazine’s Best New Invention award

Description: Branching off the award-winning design of the Swovel, the brand new Snow Wolf clears snow-covered property three times faster than shoveling with little to no stress on your back. WIth new improvements to its patented wheeled design, the Snow Wolf comes with an ice chipper plate and T-shaped handle for easy and efficient use. The new folding frame allows for convenient storage. Faster and less strenuous than shovels, cheaper and more environmentally-friendly than a snow blower, the Snow Wolf is a smart investment for this winter! The SNOW WOLF revolutionizes snow removal in the most basic way: while traditional shoveling involves dead lifting of snow at the end of a long stick—exaggerating its weight with the human back doing all the work, the SNOW WOLF takes an ancient principle—the LEVER—and combines it with the WHEEL to reduce the process to 1, 2, 3: scoop, lift, throw. With vastly reduced effort, “wovelers” can throw snow without twisting or lifting. The Snow Wolf retails at $149.90. To purchase, visit www.snowwolf.com. Also available at Amazon or your local hardware store.

Price: $149.90 Visit the Website

Veto Pro Pac Model LC

Veto Pro Pac Model LC

Description: Veto Pro Pac tool bags are professional grade, industrial strength tool bags that are designed to keep tools where they belong, within easy reach, and protected from work site hazards. They also make great gifts for the family tradesman/DIYer. The Veto Pro Pac Model LC includes vertically tiered pockets, attached to a patented center panel design, allowing for immediate visual inventory and access to all hand tools. The bag contains 57 pockets capable of handling 75 hand tools. The Model LC also comes in larger sizes (XL and XXL) and an open-top series is available as well.

Price: $139.95 to $199.95 Visit the Website

SOG PowerAssist

The SOG PowerAssist has 15 tools combined.

Description: The SOG PowerAssist takes multi-tools to a whole new level. Not only does the SOG PowerAssist include 15 different tools, it is the first in the world to house not just one but two SOG Assisted Technology™ blades. Start to open the main blades, which are available when the main tool is closed, and S.A.T. takes over to complete opening. When not in use, these blades lock closed using our patent pending side release. Flip open the tool and experience the precision of the heavy-duty plier capability and large wire cutters. Smooth handle surfaces promote comfort on even the toughest jobs. Some of the tools featured in the PowerAssist include a straight blade, serrated blade, 3-sided file, large screwdriver, Phillips screwdriver, can opener, bottle opener, wire cutter, a ruler and more. The SOG PowerAssist is a versatile tool and makes a great gift for those who enjoy outdoor recreation and handy work.

Price: $119.25 Visit the Website

SKIL 2-1/4 HP Combo Router Kit Model #1830

SKIL Power Tools

Description: Treat the woodworker in your life to the professional features of the new generation of SKIL Tools’ routers at an affordable price. The 1830 2-1/4 HP Combo Router Kit can handle demanding projects such as countertop installation or detailed woodworking with its powerful motor and aluminum fixed base and aluminum plunge base, allowing users to choose their method of routing. The 1830 router is available online and at Lowe’s stores nationwide.

Price: $109.99 Visit the Website

Craftsman 19.2-Volt Impact Driver Kit

Perfect for Dad: Craftsman 19.2-Volt Impact Driver Kit

Description: The powerful 19.2-Volt variable speed motor allows for 0-2500 rpm, no load speeds and provides the power to do most drilling and driving applications. The impacting mechanism produces 1500 In.-lbs of torque and 0-3500 impacts per minute to easily drive long screws or lag bolts. Metal hex coupler allows user to easily and quickly change bits. With forward/reverse switch user can effortlessly change bit direction. Bright LED light illuminates as the trigger is pulled. The LED provides ample light when working in dimly lit conditions. Feature Benefits Powerful 19.2-Volt variable speed motor produces 0-2500 rpm no load Impacting mechanism produces 1500 in-lbs torque and 0-3500 impacts per minute 1/4 In. metal hex coupler Built-in LED light

Price: $99.99 to $119.99 Visit the Website

SOG Trident Mini-Black TiNi

SOG Trident Mini-Black TiNi

Description: As you may know, interest in the outdoors and adventure activities is booming, and with it a growing demand for authentic, high quality knives and tools that can be depended upon. Since its introduction in 1986, SOG has become the favored brand for specialty knives and tools by the military, law enforcement personnel, industrial tradesmen and outdoorsmen worldwide and is now being embraced by a broader consumer audience as interest in the category grows. Now using our patent pending Arc-Actuator™, the Trident Mini locks stronger and releases easier. There is also a built-in safety to lock the blade closed. When it shows red, you are ready to go. The handle includes a Digi-Grip™ variable pattern for a coarser grip in areas that require it. Our bayonet style clip is easily switched for right/left hand carry or removed for pouch storage. An ideal gift for the outdoorsman of the family.

Price: $95.00 Visit the Website

SKIL ILevel™ Line Laser Model #8202-CL

SKIL iLevel™ Line Laser

Description: Perfect for the home decorator who is always looking for an extra set of hands when hanging pictures, the new SKIL iLevel™ Line Laser is an easy to set-up cross-line laser that projects a perfect vertical and horizontal laser line for all your leveling and alignment projects. The iLevel is available online and in select retail and hardware stores nationwide.

Price: $79.00 Visit the Website

SKIL Lithium Ion Power Cutter Model #2352-01

SKIL Lithium Ion Power Cutter

Description: Weighing less than a pound, the lightweight 2352-01 Lithium Ion Power Cutter cuts through hundreds of materials up to ¼ in. thick, including carpet, fabric and leather, paper and cardboard, vinyl flooring, wallpaper and more. Ideal to have handy around the holidays, it’s just what’s needed to open up all those clamshell-packaged toys, electronics, games and batteries. The 2352-01 Lithium Ion Power Cutter is available online and in select retail and hardware stores nationwide.

Price: $39.99 Visit the Website

Wagner DeckJet

Wagner DeckJet

Description: Keep your deck looking good with the Wagner DeckJet. The DeckJet uses a materials tube with an attached sponge and brush head for mess-free stain or paint application in one continuous pass. The ratcheting trigger ensures smooth, even distribution of stain without needing to stop and go back to a bucket or tray. The perfect gift for a do-it-himself kind of dad.

Price: $34.99 Visit the Website

2354-01 4V Max IXO™ Palm-Sized Screwdriver

4V Max iXO™ Palm-Sized Screwdriver

Description: A perfect gift for Mom this Mother’s Day, the 2354-01 4V Max iXO™ Palm-Sized Screwdriver is handy and fits right in the kitchen drawer, making it accessible right when you need it. The tool’s LED SiteLight™ and LED indicator provide better visibility and show drilling direction. It’s also great to have on hand to quickly put together household projects before spring sets in! The 2354-01 includes a 5-piece bit set and charger and is available online and in select retail and hardware stores nationwide

Price: $29.99 Visit the Website

Leaf Loader By NooTools

With the forcing action of a funnel, Leaf Loader compresses leaves and debris in one easy step making repeated pressing and compacting of the leaves unnecessary. With its flexible support, Leaf Loader holds a bag or can open and in place, and moves it eas

Description: product development company NooTools has relaunched their newly patented, light-weight Leaf Loader, an ingenious yard clean-up device designed to save homeowners hours spent raking, scooping and bagging leaves. With a new durable design, Leaf Loader can also be used in clearing gutters and with worksite cleanup and has easy-to-grip handles for easy bagging, allowing you to quickly clear your yard of lawn debris. Its funnel design allows you to bag leaves from up to 10 feet away. Leaf Loader folds and stores flat when not in use, taking up about the same space as a hula hoop and with a simple twist, instantly pops open again, ready for use. No tools or assembly are required. The Leaf Loader retails at $29.95. To purchase, visit www.leafloader.com. Also available Amazon.com, select Wal-Mart stores or your local hardware store.

Price: $29.95 Visit the Website

Unique Concept In PERSONALIZED CELL PHONE COVER - Help Kickstart The Project

Stand out in a crowd with your PERSONALIZED, CHANGEABLE CELL PHONE COVER DESIGN

Description: In this age of “ME” - with the “I” phone, “MY” Space and “I” Pad - everyone wants to be noticed. frām iPhone Case is a new concept GIVING YOU THE CHANCE TO SPOTLIGHT YOUR INDIVIDUALITY. CHALLENGE: the creators of frām have only 19 days to raise enough capital to make the frām concept a reality – they NEED YOUR HELP to get the word out. frām ($25) comes from IDEATIVE, the small-business entrepreneurs and makers of the already successful Socket Sense® surge protectors and FlexUSB™. The frām IPhone case LET'S YOU CREATE YOUR OWN DESIGN AND CHANGE IT AS OFTEN as you want. There’s no need to buy a new case when you get bored – just switch the photo or the design. All you need is a scissors and your imagination! The Challenge: The frām case will only be mass-produced if it receives enough BUYERS BY JULY 21ST. Only if frām reaches their goal of $30,000 worth of purchases will each credit card be charged the $25 purchase fee and be shipped their frām in September. Just pledging to buy a frām case will help these entrepreneurs’ get their start-up concept off the ground. For more info, check out www.myFram.com

Price: $25.00 Visit the Website

Craftsman 4 Pc. Barbecue Gift Set

Help Dad Grill Up Goodness with this Craftsman Barbecue Set

Description: Who's the king of the grill? Dad is! With June being National Barbecue Month, it’s the perfect time to give Dad what he wants this Father's Day: Craftsman 4-piece Barbecue Gift Set. Let Craftsman tools take your next barbecue to a precision level with this collection of cookout tools. Utensils are stainless steel with contoured Craftsman tool-style grips. Set includes BBQ fork, brush, turner and tongs.

Price: $24.99 to $29.99 Visit the Website

Personalized 9-Function Muti-Purpose Tool

Personalized 9-Function Muti-Purpose Tool

Description: Personalization Mall's Multi-Purpose Tool is cleverly designed with nine different tools and hundreds of uses, making it perfect to have on hand in the car, garage, and toolbox. Tool Functions include pliers, ruler, knife, screwdriver and bottle opener, and more. Quality crafted of resilient stainless steel to prevent tarnishing for long lasting use. Features handsome matte finish skillfully laser engraved with any name, initials or message you choose, making it a personalized gift that is his alone! Measures a convenient 1"W x 4"L when closed and 6 1/4"L x 5" when fully open. Tool comes packaged in durable black canvas pouch with velcro closure and belt loop on the back for a handsome presentation and handy storage use after use. Guaranteed to come to his rescue again and again!

Price: $24.95 Visit the Website

Wagner SMART Edge Roller

Wagner SMART Edge Roller

Description: A perfect stocking stuffer for every DIY home improvement enthusiast, the Wagner SMART Edge Roller eliminates the need for tape and paint trays during painting projects. The Twist and Trim tool makes cutting-in around windows, doors, trim and corners fast and easy. A built-in paint reservoir provides a controlled and continuous flow of paint, eliminating the need for messy, dripping brushes and paint trays. The great gift for the friend or family member that is always working on a home decorating project.

Price: $19.97 Visit the Website

Blizzerator - Ergonomic Snow, Ice Scraper

The Blizzerator snow and ice scraper makes clearing vehicles of snow and ice a breeze - even for shorter stature people.

Description: Blizzerator Reinvents Much Needed Winter Accessory … Ergonomic Snow, Ice Scraper Faster, Keeps Drivers Dry. The Blizzerator is perfect for shorter stature people and those with disabilities … The Blizzerator patent-pending ergonomic design transforms a hand-held ice scraper or snow brush to an elongated tool ideal for clearing car roofs, large SUVs and trucks. Dr. Rick Henningsen, D.C., inventor of the Blizzerator, came up with the idea after seeing his 5’1” wife try to clear 14 inches of snow from her car on a wintery morning. "The ice scraper she was using was inefficient: it was too short for her and even as she was able to remove a patch of snow, a fresh batch would pile right up again,” said Dr. Henningsen. “I had an epiphany that it all boiled down to size and shape. Vehicles aren't flat, they are curved, and they aren’t small. So why are we flailing around with small, flat nearly useless toys when we need…well, ‘weapons’ to fight back at winter?" Easy to use The Blizzerator is a large, flexible, lightweight, inexpensive tool that will quickly clean vehicles of any size without soaking drivers. To learn more about the Blizzerator, go to http://www.blizzerator.com.

Price: $19.00 to $20.00 Visit the Website

Dotz™ Home Entertainment Kit

Easy identify your cords for your entertainment system!

Description: Identify, match and Simplify with the Dotz™ Cord Identifier Kit. Never plug or unplug the wrong cord or cable again. This Kit makes the most complicated home theater, gaming or TV/phone/internet installations as easy as matching a shirt with a pair of pants. Match color, number and text on both ends of the cord to easily identify and match your electronic device connections. Perfect for receiver, monitor, TV, Blu-Ray player, cable box, stereo/speaker system, gaming, network and coaxial cable wiring behind walls, on separate floors or in different rooms. Choose one of two Cord Identifier sizes to fit around a full large range of cord and cable diameters. From USB to HDMI and power cables this Kit covers it all. Simply punch out one of the Inserts (12 colored and numbered combinations to choose from), write the device name or location on it and snap around the cord end. Repeat for the other cord end. Apply a matching sticker to the device's input or output and plug in the cord. For future reference and convenience record your identification method with a corresponding sticker on the included Device Chart. Changing out a device or adding a new one will never be so easy. Take the stress out of home theater A/V, Networking & More!

Price: $12.99 to $16.99 Visit the Website

Dotz Cord Catcher

Dotz Cord Catcher

Description: Secure, Organize and Relax with the Dotz CordCatcher. Never worry about your cords disappearing behind your desk, dresser, or night stand ever again! This compact design works perfect for your mouse, keyboard, mobile device cords and more. The Dotz Cord Catcher, fits up to four cords and cables, is simple to use and adhesive free! It is weighted and has tacky rubber grip base. Just remove the protective film from the underside, press down on a surface and insert your cords or cables. If the pad becomes dusty or loses it’s grip simply rinse with water, pat dry and reapply.

Price: $7.99 to $8.00 Visit the Website

Dotz™ CORD WRAP

The Cord Wrap in action!

Description: Cord Wrap Shorten, Store and Protect with the Dotz™ Cord Wrap™. At home, office or on the go, keep your cords and cables secure, protected, and tangle free. Simply wrap up to 8 ft. of cord or cable around the spindle and snap it shut. Just want to get rid of some excess cord? No problem. Simply unravel what you need and conceal the rest in this sleek and durable case. Mini Cord Wrap Shorten, Store and Protect with the Dotz™ mini Cord Wrap. At home, office or on the go, keep your cords and cables secure, protected, and tangle free. These little guys are easy to use and hold their own for smaller electronic cords and cables. Simply wrap up to 5 ft. of cord or cable around the spindle and snap it shut. Just want to get rid of some excess cord? No problem. Simply unravel what you need and conceal the rest in this sleek and durable case. For easy travel, each mini Cord Wrap comes equipped with a (detachable) clip so you can quicky attach it to a pocket, bag, strap, case or belt .

Price: $5.99 to $6.99 Visit the Website

Holiday Gifts For Quality Time: Red Toolbox DIY Tools And Carpentry Kits For Kids

Red Toolbox Cordless Drill

Description: Red Toolbox has designed a line of one-of-a-kind products that offer “quality time in a box” for kids and their families. The line includes a wide variety of tools specially designed to fit a child’s grip and original carpentry kits that allows parents and children the opportunity to spend quality time together while learning new skills. The line features real tools sold separately and in sets, including a 10-piece tool set, work bench and cordless drill, as well as a variety of projects such as a picture pack, bird house and interactive mini-golf holes — all of which children can continue using after they have been built. Red Toolbox kits feature a level system – with Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced projects. Each level increases in complexity – allowing kids to develop carpentry skills and enhance their creativity as they advance forward. Offering families a creative and educational experience, Red Toolbox is an affordable and fun holiday gift idea that will allow parents and kids to work together as a creative team, offering the opportunity to bond and the chance to get close to one another.

Price: $5.00 to $50.00 Visit the Website

Dotz™ EARBUD WRAP

The Earbud Wrap in action!

Description: Shorten, Store, and Clip with the Dotz Earbud Wrap. Managing your headphones and earbuds has never been this easy. Wrap or unwrap with ease, this product is perfect for those who listen to music on the go. Outfitted with a durable clip, the Dotz Earbud Wrap can be attached to bags, shirts, jackets, and more. Never fumble around with your headphones again!

Price: $4.99 to $5.00 Visit the Website

Dotz™ JUMBO CORD IDENTIFIERS

Easy to install!

Description: Identify, Simplify, and Organize with Dotz™ CordIdentifiers™. Never unplug the wrong cord again! Whether you are in your shop or at the jobsite, Dotz Jumbo Cord Identifiers keep your extension cords, power tools and accessories properly identified. Simple to use…pop an identifying tab into the clear molded clip and snap it onto the appropriate cord or cable. For these heavy duty jobs, you can trust Dotz Jumbo Cord Identifiers.

Price: $4.49 to $4.99 Visit the Website

Dotz Cord Identifiers

Dotz Cord Identifiers

Description: Identify, Simplify, and Organize with Dotz™ Cord Identifiers™. These easy-to-use identifiers allow for quick cord identification and organization around the home, office, or on-the-go. Each cord Identifier can be easily customized through the choice of a preprinted icon or customizable insert. Take the guesswork out of identifying what cord belongs to what device and never unplug the wrong cord again!

Price: $3.99 to $5.99 Visit the Website

Dotz Cord Straps

Bundle with the Dotz Cord Straps!

Description: Identify, Bundle, and Reuse with the Dotz Reusable CordStraps. Don’t let your cords and cables become an unidentifiable heap. Easy to use, simply insert a preprinted icon or customizable insert and bundle around your cords and cables. The built-in, quick-release makes the Dotz™ Resuable CordStraps fully adjustable, and best of all reusable. No cutting. No fuss. No tangled cords.

Price: $3.99 to $4.00 Visit the Website

Published on Nov 16, 2012

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