6 Power Tools Every Dad Needs- Great Gift Guide!

Best Power Tool Gifts for Dads

Dads need power tools! Power tools make the perfect gift for Father’s Day, a birthday, or anniversary. What man doesn’t want to grunt as he makes a beautiful cut on his mitre saw, or drives in a screw like buttah with his cordless drill?

We’ve compiled this list of the top 6 power tools that every dad should own. These are all tools that will help make projects, repairs, and that honey-do list enjoyable!

#6 Jigsaw

Gifts for dad jigsaw

A jigsaw is great for making all kinds of curved cuts, plywood shapes, and quick cuts. The many different, and easily interchangeable jigsaw blades can cut different materials like metal, fiberglass, and even drywall.

#5 Orbital Sander

If you’re sanding your wood projects by hand, for the love of your sanity and time, get an orbital sander! You’ll never look back. Easy and comfortable to use, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can get a smooth surface.

#4 Oscillating Multi-Tool

Have you ever wanted a tool that can cut through nails, remove trim, and remove old grout and caulking? The oscillating multi-tool can do all of that and more. So many uses, and let’s be honest- it’s a good time.

#3 Miter Saw

Miter saws just make life easier. Installing new flooring? You’re going to need a miter saw. They can cut complex angles, straight cuts, can cut multiple pieces at once, and will make projects like installing baseboards and trim a breeze. Even a basic miter saw is a gift that will keep on giving for years to come.

#2 Circular Saw

A circular saw is another incredibly useful power tool. Use it to build a deck, frame a basement, cut trim, do lap cuts, rip lumber, and more. Every DIYer, from the weekend warrior to the avid project doer, needs one of these.

#1 Cordless Drill Set

Enough can’t be said about a great cordless drill set. You will never regret this investment. Have you ever assembled furniture with a screwdriver and ended up in the fetal position, wondering if life will always be this terrible? Invest in a good quality cordless drill set, and renew your faith in humanity. They’re amazing. They are life changing. That’s why they’re #1 on the list.

Pro Tip: Spend a little money on these. A cheap drill is going to be frustrating, and will put you right back into the fetal position. This is a quality of life thing.

Bonus: Noise Canceling Headphones

After trying out several sets of those clunky “muffs” designed to keep your ears safe, you’re gonna miss your tunes. Whether you want to rock out to some classic rock or stay up on your latest audiobook, a good pair of Bluetooth Noise Canceling headphones can be a life saver while still performing the essential function of protecting your hearing from whining saws and clanky hammer drills. This isn’t your average, every day power tool but it’s the perfect companion to it.

My dreams have come true!

There are 12,000 reason why we love our house. We feel very lucky in many ways, considering we went into this whole purchase pretty blind and went off of a gut feeling that it was right. We truly had no clue what we were in for project-wise when we moved in. It’s been non-stop projects galore, but it’s okay because it keeps us out of trouble, and it keeps us from saving any of that pesky money. Who needs a savings account, anyway? Continue reading “My dreams have come true!”

$23 DIY Planter Box

$23 DIY Planter Box

This year for Mother’s Day, I told NilsyNils that I wanted a couple of planter boxes for our front walk area. I think they add a lot of charm and dimension to any area, and had pinned quite a few pictures of ones I liked. Nils and I looked at a lot of different tutorials, and naturally, he decided they were all crap and designed a new one. We spent a Saturday in the garage building these cute boxes and bonding via power tools. This is an inexpensive yet outdoor-ready planter box that can hold about 3 full bags of potting soil and has about 3 square feet of surface area.

Each box consists of 9 cedar fence pickets and one 2 x 4. You’ll also need 1 1/4″ screws, 3″ screws, an optional brad nailer, and 18 gauge brads.

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