This is this time of year again. Time to celebrate and thank the wonderful men in our lives- our dads. If you’re looking for a great gift for your DIY Dad here is a list of really cool tools\accessories that every self-respecting woodworker would love to have in their shop/shed :)
If you have any other ideas, let me know in a box below the post so other readers can enjoy as well :)
The list is made not in a particular order. These are items I liked and picked mostly because they have great reviews and for most of them there are very good deals on Amazon at the moment.
# 1. ToughBuilt – Handyman Tool Belt Set – 3 Piece
- ClipTech pouch clips on & off any belt
- Includes Framer Pouch, Modular Hammer Loop, Padded Belt and ClipTech Hub
- Kickstand your pouch and tools on the floor or table next to you
- Fits 32-48″ waists
- 2 extreme-duty hammer loops
- Tape measure clip
- Rugged 6-Layer Construction
- 10 pockets and loops
#2. Black & Decker 20V MAX Lithium Ion 4 Tool Combo Kit
Everyone’s favorite budget brand. This tools set includes a drill/driver with LED light, a circular saw, a mouse sander and a work light. I think it’s a very good value for money for DIY and projects around the house, especially for cordless tools.
- Part of the 20V Max Lithium-Ion battery system
- Ldx120 drill/driver: 11 position clutch to prevent stripping of screws, a keyless chuck for easy bit changes, LED light
- circular saw: 5.5″ fast cutting blade, bevel adjustment with detents for angle cuts
- Mouse sander: 12000 OPM for quick material removal, detail finger attachment for tight spaces
- LED work light: pivoting head to illuminate tough to reach spaces
#3. IRWIN QUICK-GRIP Clamp Set, 8 Piece
There is no woodworking without clamps. They are a must and this set is a nice starting point or an addition to clamp collection. Because you know there is no such a thing like to many clamps :)
These are 25% smaller than regular clamps so they’re great for smaller projects or confined spaces. The set includes 8 pieces:
2 x 6″ Quick-Grip mini one hand (linear bar), 2 x 12″ Quick-Grip mini one hand (linear bar), 2 x 2″ handi clamp, 2 x 2″ resin spring clamp
- Mini Bar clamps exert up to 150 psi. of clamping pressure
- Handi-clamps feature QUICK-RELEASE triggers for fast and easy positioning
- All clamps constructed of high-tech reinforced resin for strength and durability
- Non-marring pads
- Backed by the IRWIN Lifetime Guarantee
- Dimension: 22x16x2 inches
#4. Bosch 12V Max 3-Tool Combo Kit
This compact combo comes with a nice tool bag would be a great gift for any dad. It includes a powerful drill/driver, a compact reciprocating saw, a bright work light, two 12V max 2.0 Ah batteries, and a charger. Why this set? 4 reasons:
- COMPACT: The two-pound drill/driver is compact, lightweight and provides powerful performance,(265 in.-lbs. of maximum torque) but at the same time is able to fit into tight spaces with a 7 in. head length.
- BALANCE: The reciprocating saw is well balanced, easy-to-use, and lightweight. It would be great for overhead applications and delivers 0-3,000 no-load strokes per minute for outstanding performance in a small saw.
- CONVENIENT: The combo kit also comes with a compact 12V max work light for dark work areas with 3 hours of runtime for every battery amp hour (Ah).
- VARIABLE SPEED: The drill/driver provides variable speed settings; high-power (0-350 no-load rpm) and high-speed (0-1,300 no-load rpm) options for versatility. It also features 20+1 clutch settings so users can make detailed torque adjustments for maximum accuracy.
#5. Kreg Jig K4 Pocket Hole System
This is on my wishlist so I think it’d be a perfect present for any dad that works with wood. It’s simple to use even for beginners and makes woodworker life so much easier :) Also has many great users reviews.
- Removable Drill Guide for benchtop and portable use
- For use with materials from 1/2″ to 1 1/2″ thick
- Hardened-steel drill guides feature a lifetime warranty
- Removable Drill Guide is great for making home repairs
- Wood-chip relief holes keep the drill bit clear of excess wood chips
- 3-hole drill guide for pocket holes
- Large clamping recess to secure your jig
- Drill guide block doubles as a repair tool
- Requires no glue, no complicated math, and no small army of clamps
#6. DEWALT DCK590L2 20-Volt MAX Li-Ion 3.0Ah 5-Tool Combo Kit or DEWALT DCK421D2 20V MAX Lithium-Ion 4-Tool Combo Kit, 2.0Ah
If your dad is a fan of the black and yellow brand this would be a perfect kit for DIY/homeowner. This tools set includes a premium hammer drill, a 1/4-inch impact driver, a circular saw, a reciprocating saw, and a work light.
And don’t get me wrong it doesn’t come cheap but quality usually doesn’t. All these tools are cordless and the batteries are 20V Max lithium and hold the charge a lot longer than any 12,16 or 18v ones. Tools are sturdy and yet compact and lightweight. All comes with a nice tool bag.
You should also check out the smaller kit(DEWALT DCK421D2) that comes without the reciprocating saw and it has cordless drill instead of a hammer drill. The batteries are a little bit smaller @ 2Ah but that is reflecting in price.
- Hammer drill with patented 3-speed all-metal transmission and 1/2-inch self-tightening chuck
- reciprocating saw with keyless blade clamp allows for quick blade change
- 1/4-inch impact driver features 3 LED lights with a 20-second delay to provide visibility
- LED work light delivers 110 lumens of light output
- circular saw with 6-1/2-inch carbide blade can cut 2-by-4’s at a 45-degree angle
- two 20-volt max 3.0 Ah lithium-ion batteries
- 1/2-inch drill/driver features a two-speed transmission (0-600/0-2000RPM)
- 1/4-inch impact driver features a 3-LED light ring with a 20-second delay
- 6-1/2-inch circular saw features a powerful 460 MWO, 3700 RPM motor
- LED worklight delivers 110 lumens of light output
- two 20V MAX 2.0 Ah lithium-ion battery packs
# 7. X-ACTO Hobbytool Set, Deluxe 30 Piece Set
If your dad is into woodcarving this deluxe set would be a perfect gift. It comes in a beautiful wooden storage chest and includes a variety of tools for cutting, carving or sawing wood or other materials.
This toolset also comes with woodworking tools such as routers, sanders, gouges, and a saw. These tools can be used to create anything from model airplanes to soapbox derby cars and a wide variety of other 3D projects.
- Precision knife and toolset for a variety of craft and professional uses
- 3 X-ACTO knives precisely cut a wide range of materials
- 11 X-ACTO blades provide options for different projects
#8. Makita D-37150 Metric Bit and Hand Tool Set (104 Piece) or Bosch 91-Piece Drilling and Driving Mixed Set MS4091
If your father has all the necessary tools these set would be a great addition. Makita set comes with a compact and easy to carry case and includes an assortment of insert bits, power bits, bits for drilling into metal, wood and masonry and nut drivers as well as hand tools which include a tape measure, screwdriver, snap knife and torpedo level.
Bosh set is a bit smaller at 94 pieces and also comes in a nice hard plastic carry case and includes 1 in. Insert Bits, 2 in. Insert Bits, Nut Setters, Countersink, Bit Holder, Ratchet Screwdriver, Magnetic Extension Pen, Titanium Drill Bits, Rotary Masonry Drill Bits, Brad Point Bits.
# 9. Makita XT611PT 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless 6-pc. Combo Kit (5.0Ah) or Makita XT610 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-pc. Combo Kit (3.0Ah)
If your father is a serious DIYer or maybe a professional this set would be the ultimate set. Great quality cordless tools including 2 18V LXT 5.0Ah batteries. These will charge fully in only 45 min on the Rapid Optimum Charger- that means less downtime and increased productivity so important when you’re on the job.
The batteries feature an integrated L.E.D. battery charge level indicator for added convenience. The brushless tools mean longer run time, increased power and speed, and longer tool life. So what’s included?
- Recipro Saw delivers 0-2,300 (Low) & 0-3,000 (High) strokes per minute and a 1-1/4″ stroke length for faster cutting
- 6-1/2″ Circular Saw BL Motor delivers 5,000 RPM for faster cutting and ripping; cuts 2-1/4″ at 90°
- 4-1/2” / 5″ Cut-Off/ Angle Grinder delivers 8,500 RPM; features Automatic Speed Change technology that adjusts speed and torque during operation for optimum performance
- High-luminance single L.E.D. flashlight provides 200 lumens; features a 12 position flashlight head
- Brushless Variable 2-speed 1/2″ hammer Driver-Drill (0-550 & 0-2, 100 RPM) delivers 1, 090 in.lbs. of max torque and weighs only 5.9 lbs with a battery
- Brushless Impact driver features 3-speed power selection switch (0-1, 100/ 0-2, 100/ 0-3, 600 RPM & 0-1, 100/ 0-2, 600/ 0-3, 800 IPM) provides 1, 550 in.lbs. of max torque and weighs only 3.3 lbs. with a battery
If you not willing to spend so much but want similar quality check this kit out: Makita XT610 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 6-pc. Combo Kit (3.0Ah). It’s similar but the tools are not brushless and batteries are 3Ah instead of 5 Ah.
The circular saw is a bit slower and drills less torque and lower RPMs. But that’s expected considering the price. It’s the same charging technology though. What do you get?
- Variable 2-speed 1/2″ hammer Driver-Drill (0-600 & 0-1,900 RPM) with Makita-built 4-pole motor delivers 480 in.Lbs. Of max torque; weighs only 4.0 lbs
- Variable speed impact driver (0-2,900 RPM & 0-3,500 IPM) provides 1,460 in.Lbs. Of max torque for a wide range of fastening applications
- 6-1/2″ circular saw delivers 3,700 RPM for faster cutting and ripping through wood and weighs only 7.3 lbs
- Recipro saw provides 0-2,800 SPM and features “tool-less” blade change; weighs only 8.1 lbs
- 4-1/2″ cut-off/ angle grinder delivers 8,500 RPM; features automatic speed change technology that adjusts speed and torque during operation for optimum performance
- Includes – (2) 18V LXT Lithium-Ion batteries, rapid charger, and bag
# 10. BOSTITCH BTFP3KIT 3-Tool and Compressor Combo Kit
And last but not least this Combo kit that would be great for any interior or exterior finishing and trimming projects. Perfect for building cabinets, furnishings, framing(with a framing nailer) or fencing.
The compressor is portable and it charges quickly. It would even be perfect for trailer tires etc. The regulator allows setting the needed psi as well. The set includes:
- 6 gallon 150PSI 2.6SCFM pancake compressor with a high-efficiency motor
- 18 GA Brad nailer drives 18GA brad nails from 5/8″ to 2″ for a wide variety of applications
- 16 GA Straight Finish nailer drives 1-1/4- to 2-1/2-inch, 16-gauge finish nails
- 3/8″ Crown Stapler drives heavy duty 3/8″ Crown staples from 1/4″ to 9/16″
- 1/4″ x 25′ PVC air hose with fittings
I hope this list will help you with making a decision about Fathers Day gift this year. Make sure to check out other deals on Amazon and take the advantage of fathers day free shipping.
Kasia is an owner of Wooden Pallet Projects Toolbox. She’s a DIY and upcycling enthusiast. 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!