With the busiest holiday season around the corner, it’s the highest time to start on your gift shopping list if you haven’t already.
So if you have a DIY-er, an upcycler or just someone who just like to improve things around their house among your family and friends make sure they’ll get the nicest, new shiny “toy” to play with for Christmas.
Remember also about the little things like clamps, sandpaper, drill bits etc. because there is no such a thing as too many power tools or necessary accessories, believe me :)
I’m sure you’ll find something just right for you or your loved ones in this Christmas power tools gift guide.
#1. Work Sharp Knife & Tool Sharpener
This is a great present for any DIY-er or homeowner. It will sharpen any type of knife from regular straight bladed ones, but thanks to flexible abrasive belts, also curved knives, filet blades, tanto knives, serrated knives, and gut hooks.
If you need your tools sharpened this will take care of it too! Scissors, axes, hatches, and shovels, so virtually any tool with a blade.
If you need your ceramic blades/knives sharpened just get a diamond belt set and you’re sorted.
It’s a great little tool with very positive reviews from over 5000 Amazon buyers.
2. Kreg Jig Master System with Pocket-Hole Screw Kit in 5 Sizes
This may not be a power tool but it’s definitely one that every woodworker whishes to have in their collection. This set is quite is a complete set with bonus accessories that will let you get started with Kreg joinery right away. It’s a great set with drill guides that have hardened steel cores with a lifetime guarantee.
The bundle includes Kreg K4MS Jig Master System and SK03 Pocket-Hole Screw Kit in 5 Sizes, Removable drill guide for use with benchtop and portable bases,patented 3-hole drill guide allows you to make perfectly placed pocket-holes in a wide variety of material widths and thicknesses, 1/8-inch incremental settings for materials from 1/2-inch to 1-1/2-inch thick and Contains 675 of 5 most used screws.
On top of that, it connects to a dust extraction system for a mess-free workplace. With many great reviews, this tool is surely one gift to consider for Christmas this year.
3. PORTER-CABLE 3-Tool Combo Kit
The DIY-er/woodworker you’re looking to get the present for is going to love you for it. Although is not a professional grade, this combo from Porter Cable will let them install flooring (face nailing, edge-board nailing, and related trim work), outer trim on doors, upholstery and any other type of projects.
This set includes 6 gals, 150 psi compressor that allows users to drive a large number of nails on a single tank charge, 16ga 2-1/2-Inch Finish Nailer, 18ga 2-Inch Brad Nailer, Heavy Duty 3/8-Inch Crown Stapler and 25ft of 1/4-Inch air hose with a coupler and plug.
It’s a great value for money with amazing reviews that will make the life of any woodworker a lot easier and projects completed in no time. So make sure you save this one to your Christmas list.
4. DEWALT DW715 Single-Bevel Compound Miter Saw
As I mentioned earlier when it comes to power tools and woodworking there is no such a thing as too many tools, especially when it comes to saws. Different types of saw, like a circular saw, table saw, and a jigsaw have different purposes and simply make your life and tasks easier.
Every self-respected woodworker/DIY-er would want one in their shop. So if you for a hunt have a look at this Dewalt model.
It has a powerful 15 Amp motor with 4000RPM and at the same time, it’s lightweight and portable thanks to a built-in carry handle. It’s especially important when the user works at different locations or just needs to move it around the house.
This saw is fully packed with great features like a tall sliding fence that supports crown molding up to 5-1/4″ nested and base molding up to 6-1/2″ vertically against the fence while easily sliding out of the way for bevel cuts.
The adjustable cam lock miter handle will let make quick and precise miter cuts and bevels to the left up to 48° and to the right up to 3°, with positive stops at 0°, 45°, and 33.9° for cutting crown molding laying flat means that this saw will tackle any jobs big or small with ease.
Although this saw is considered single beveled model there aren’t that many angles it can’t cut and with a big 112-inch carbide blade this tool will cut through 8 inches of material without a problem.
The safety features found in this saw are also worth mentioning as we all value our precious fingers very much. The blade is covered completely by a blade guard when raised and as you lower it, the guard lifts out of the way allowing you to make the cuts safely.
An interlocking trigger is another feature that has been fitted. It prevents the blade from starting unintentionally and possibly damaging the piece by making unwanted cuts.
This saw is a best seller in the miter saw category at Amazon at the moment and with over 700 users reviews from which over 90% are 4 and 5-star ones why not go and check it out for your self?
5. Craftsman 6 Gallon 3 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac
If you’re looking for a present for a serious DIY-er this one definitely should make your list. No DIY-er/woodworker likes a messy shop and cleaning up saw/sand dust is not a task anyone is looking forward to.
It’s a versatile tool great for indoors as well as outdoors. Blowing leaves, clearing the deck or cleaning up the shop are only some of the tasks you can use it for.
This vac has a powerful 3 peak HP motor that is ideal for small/medium cleanup jobs and can be easily used for a dust collection when working with saws/sanders. It has a durable 6 Gallon polypropylene collection tank and quickly converts to a blower for a yard, patio or shop.
The large dust sealed on/off switch makes it easy to control and the top carry handle is great for balance. Over 17-foot cleaning reach with 7 ft. x 1-7/8-inch secure fit hose, 10 ft. cord and 2 extension wands.
The great power and suction, as well as price, makes it a very good value and with over 400 users’ reviews over at Amazon that 85% are 4 and 5-stars ones you should go and check it out yourself.
6. DEWALT DWE6423K Variable Speed Random Orbit Sander
Sanding is one of the jobs that are usually disliked and would preferably be avoided. But if you want to achieve a great, smooth result it has to be done. So, if you know that someone would benefit from a quality sander that would make his/her life easier take a look at this one.
3 Amp motor and variable speed at 8,000 – 12,000 OPM will let you achieve any of your desired results. The shorter height allows for better control and separate counterbalance reduces vibrations.
This combined with the rubber over-mold in critical areas reduces user fatigue. The hand grip is not too big so would be comfortable even for small hands. Think about your lady woodworker here :)
Another good news is that the dust collection with the dustbag isn’t at all that bad and one hand locking system keeps the bag in place, which is very handy. Great little random orbit sander that has an attractive price tag and many positive user reviews.
8. Makita CT322W 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Compact Cordless 3-Pc. Combo Kit
A power drill is a must-have for any DIY-er, homeowner or woodworking professional. With many types of power drills, you get a variety of applications. This combo from Makita is a compact, cordless 3 piece kit that includes a 1/2″ driver-drill and an impact driver, as well as an L.E.D. flashlight, charger, and two 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Compact batteries.
Both tools a light, compact and versatile with the drill driver having 2-speeds (0-600 & 0-1, 900 RPM) delivering up to 480 in. lbs. of max torque and the impact driver having variable speed (0-2, 900 RPM & 0-3, 500 IPM) delivering up to 1, 460. of max torque. and 4-position head pivots.
The tools are powered by 18V Lithium-Ion slide-style batteries that have the fastest charging times in their categories so you spend more times working and less time waiting for the batteries to charge.
They are fitted with Star Protection Computer Controls that protect against overloading, over-discharging and overheating so they will last you longer. And if you’re really busy I recommend buying spare ones so you always have them on hand, ready to use.
With many happy users leaving reviews on Amazon why not go and check them yourself to make sure you have a perfect gift.
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Kasia is an owner of Wooden Pallet Projects Toolbox. She’s a DIY and upcycling enthusiast and if she’s not painting, sanding or drilling she’s writing about power tools or tips for DIY and pallet projects that make the creative process easier and more fun!