Gift Ideas for the DIYer

Favorite Tools and Gift Ideas for the DIYer

Happy Thanksgiving friends! We hope you are having a wonderful day surrounded by those you love. Today we are sharing the favorite tools and gift ideas that every DIYer needs and wants for Christmas! The perfect holiday gift guide for that DIY crafty girl. These are our favorite Do-It-Yourself tools that we can’t live without.

Who needs jewelry, flowers or chocolates anyway? Well, maybe we some need chocolate! 😉

Are you a Black Friday shopper, out there fighting the crowds? The older I’ve gotten, I prefer to sit back and relax and get my deals online, awe so much more enjoyable.  Are you with me?

You know that we love our tools. Today we want to share our favorites that we could not live (well DIY) without. 😀

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Today we would like to share the tools we own and what we love about them and why you will want them in your workshop or garage.

1- The Black and Decker Palm Sander is the power tool that I have had the longest. It’s a workhorse and very economical.

Every workshop needs a sander. We use this ALL the time from refinishing furniture to sanding rough pallet wood planks.

We love how comfortable it is to hold in our hands and powerful enough to get the job done!

2. The Ryobi Cordless Drill had been in our workshop now for 2 years. I specifically wanted this drill because it was not as bulky and heavy as some of the other drills out there.

It is easy to hold and fits perfectly in the hand of a woman. It is powerful, it has variable speeds and has a keyless chuck. I also purchased an extra battery pack so I never run out of power.

3. The Craftsman Oscillating Multi tool is so versatile. It has multiple attachments and is compact in design. Its unique design allows it to get into the smallest work areas.

The sander attachment if wonderful for getting in tight areas where the palm sander just won’t fit.

The wood cutting blade fits into tight areas and is able to make plunging cuts.

There are also attachments for scraping and grout removal. We have had this tool for more than 10 years and it is another tool that is so handy for every workshop.

4. The Speed Square is a must have tool for every woodworker. We use it to make sure our cuts and projects are square.

5. Every tool box needs a tape measure! I prefer one that has easy to read measurements and fits nicely onto my tool belt. This would be a great stocking stuffer!

6. We replaced our old table saw 4 years ago with this Skilsaw table saw. What we love about it is that its light weight enough that one person can lift it and move it around as we work on different projects.

It is a great price for a table saw that performs like one that is much more expensive. It makes accurate cuts, comes with a rip fence, a miter gauge and a push tool (to prevent cutting off your fingers, my husband has remodeled 2 of his fingers 🤪)

7. Another staple in our workshop is the Porter Cable 18 gauge Brad Nailer. We replaced an old brad nailer a couple of years ago and have loved this one. It will drive in 18 gauge nails from 5/8″ to 2″ in length. Sets nails just below the surface of the wood for easy finishing. It also has a maintenance-free motor and comes in a case for easy storage.

8. If you are going to have a brad nailer you will need an air compressor. We love this small pancake design air compressor.

It is small and easy to carry to work sites and the air pressure is adjustable. It has an oil-free pump for long-life and no maintenance.

9. We have had this little tool for years and years. We never knew it’s correct name until recently, it is a Painters Tool. It comes in handy for so many projects. It has 6 uses in one tool include gouger, scraper, putty remover, spreader and roller cleaner.

The pointed end is great for scoring along caulk lines to remove moulding. It can also be used like a chisel or putty knife. The curved edge is designed to scrap paint off a roller. Another workshop staple and a great stocking stuffer!

10. For years we used our table saw to make miter cuts. When we bought our 12″ miter saw we thought we had died and gone to heaven! 🤩 It makes miter cuts so easily, especially the compound miter cuts for crown moulding. LOVE this saw!

11. And finally we need to share our favorite paint brush. We have tried many other brands and the Purdy 1 1/2″ angle brush is by far our favorite brush. It is great for cutting in, we get beautiful straight lines and a smooth finish. It is versatile and can be used with all types of paint.

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