Father's Day 2012 Woodworking Gifts

Father's Day - Sunday, June 21, 2011

If you're on this page you're probably looking for help picking out a gift for dad.  I don't know if it's your dad or someone else, in fact or I don't know you or your dad, so you going to have to help me out.  Since you're looking at this page I'll assume he's a woodworker, hobbyist, do-it-yourselfer, or handy man of some sort and start from there.

First, you need to know what king of woodworking he enjoys or what type of tools he generally use.  Second, it a good idea to know what he already owns.  Maybe you don't have a easy way to find out, or he tells you but you don't understand the Jargon he's using, we'll try and work with that.

I don't know the size of your budget, so I'll start will under $25, and build from there. 

- Wixey WR300 Digital Angle Gauge

Its now easy to achieve perfect pre-set stops or set your saw for any angle in between. Tired of leaning over trying to "see light" between a square and your table saw blade to get exact 90 or 45 degree cuts? Need 22.5 degrees for that curio cabinet corner? Now its easy to achieve perfect pre-set stops or set your saw for any angle in between. Set the Wixey Digital Angle Gauge on your table saw top, close to the blade, and push the zero button, then attach it to your blade with the built in magnets. Simply adjust your blade until the desired angle appears on the easy-to-read digital display. Display is in 0.1 degree increments. Count on the Wixey Digital Angle Gauge to give you accurate angle settings every time.

Bench Dog 10-035 Bench Cookie Work Grippers, 4-Pack

Support projects without leaving marks. Assemble projects on a stable, non-slip base. Bench Dog Bench Cookie work grippers are versatile, non-slip bench pads that lift, grip, and protect your work. With their high-friction rubber surfaces and durable cores, they prevent projects from slipping as you plane, sand, carve, assemble, and more. They can also elevate your work, providing clearance for routing or finishing jobs. Available in packs of four, these convenient accessories are a must-have addition to any workshop.

Dewalt DPG82-11C Concealer Clear Anti-Fog Dual Mold Safety Goggle

The Concealer is a dual mold goggle that provides extra fog control and ventilation with an impact resistant lens.. Dual injected rubber provides a soft, comfortable seal, while the cloth head strap provides for a comfortable, adjustable fit.

Peltor H10A Optime 105 Over-the-Head Earmuff

Peltor's dual cup, earmuff-style hearing protector is CSA approved. The twin cup design utilizes a hard plastic casing with soft ear molds to minimize resonance while achieving maximum high and low attenuation. The Peltor H10A provides effective, comfortable protection all day. The Peltor H10A Professional Noise Canceling Earmuff dual cup patented Twin Cup design minimizes resonance achieving maximum high and low frequency attuation. This patented design provides the highest noise reduction rating for an earmuff tested in an approved laboratory. The H10A provides effective, lightweight, comfortable protection for noise levels up to 105 dB. CSA Class AL

Smith's TRI-6 Arkansas TRI-HONE Sharpening Stones System.

Smith's TRI-6 3-Stone Sharpening System features a Medium Arkansas Stone, Fine Arkansas Stone, and Coarse Synthetic Stone mounted on a molded plastic triangle with handles on the end for easy stone rotation and easy to read stone identification. All stones measure 6 x 15/8 x 3/8. The sturdy molded plastic base has nonskid rubber feet for safety and a V trough to catch the oil drippings. A bottle of Premium Honing Solution and a sharpening angle guide are also included. For more than 100 years Smith's has been in the knife and tool sharpening business. We pride ourselves on our industry reputation as The Edge Experts and today offer a full line of easy-to-use sharpeners from all five major sharpening categories: 100% Natural Arkansas Stones, Diamonds, Ceramics, Bonded Abrasives and Carbides. Smith's offers its customers the best performing sharpeners in the category at the best price. Three Stone Sharpener, 6" Stone Length, Rotating Triangular Base, Fine, Medium and Coarse Stones, Honing Oil and Groove In Base To Collect Oil.

For the under $50 category:

- AO Safety 90541 WorkTunes AM/FM Hearing Protector with Digital Tuning and MP3 Input

Protect your ears while keeping yourself motivated at your job site with your favorite tunes or radio programming with the AO Safety 90541 WorkTunes with digital tuning hearing protector, which includes an integrated AM/FM radio and a stereo input jack for connecting an MP3 player. A great choice for use on construction sites (check your local regulations), in your workshop, or in your yard while mowing or blowing, the WorkTunes hearing protector offers an EPA noise reduction rating of 22 decibels.

Custom LeatherCraft 1529 16-Pocket, 16-Inch Center Tray Tool Bag

The Custom LeatherCraft 1529 16-Pocket, 16-Inch Center Tray Tool Bag is made out of rugged polyester fabric and is built to last. The 13-1/2" x 9" multi-Compartment plastic tray, which is included, stores into the middle compartment for easy access to the rest of the bag contents. The 1529 has 8 pockets outside and 8 inside to organize a wide range of tools and accessories. The extra padded handle and adjustable shoulder strap add extra comfort when carrying. The 1529 is like owning a workshop to go.

Streamlight 88850 Polytac LED Flashlight with Lithium Batteries, Black

Compact and lightweight, the Streamlight PolyTac LED is a lithium-powered flashlight with a super-bright C4 LED that triples the brightness of a regular LED. Featuring a tail-cap switch for single-handed operation, and durable and waterproof materials for use in extreme conditions, the PolyTac LED Flashlight is ideal for daily use at home or work and for outdoor activities like camping and hunting.

Black & Decker PD600 Pivot Plus 6-Volt Nicad Cordless Screwdriver with Articulating Head

Black & Decker's 6 Volt PivotPlus Rechargeable Drill and Screwdriver is a powerful, compact powertool that provides a choice between high-speed drilling power with 40 in./lbs. of torque as well as a lower speed setting for driving with 80 in./lbs. of torque. This handy, compact driver/drill features and ergonomically-shaped body for easy gripping, a handle that locks in three different positions for versatile operating conditions, an integrated LED light for superior visibility in dark areas, and a 23-position clutch that helps prevent stripping. The.6-volt battery offers a long operating life and the quick-release mechanism in the head makes changing bits fast, secure and easy.

Milwaukee 48-55-3530 Contractor Bag

Soft Side Contractor Bag made of tough water resistant 600 denier material. Provides extra storage for job site tools and accessories. Shoulder strap or dual handle straps for easy carrying. Durable zipper closure. 26-1/2 inches long by 13 inches wide by 14 inches high

And for over $50:

DEWALT DCD760KL 18-Volt 1/2-Inch Cordless Compact Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver Kit

Powered by Lithium-Ion batteries for long-lasting, reliable performance without the weight of nicad packs the DEWALT DCD760KL 1/2-Inch 18-Volt Cordless Compact Lithium-Ion Drill/Driver is a powerful tool. Its compact and lightweight design provides easy, comfortable handling on the job site or in the shop. Ideal for a range of professional jobs, this efficient tool includes two Lithium-Ion batteries, 30-minute yellow lithium/nicad charger, and heavy-duty kit box.

Black & Decker WM425 Workmate 425-550 Pound Capacity Portable Work Bench

The Black & Decker Workmate Project Center might just be the item you need to make your home shop complete. Its versatility makes it an especially ideal choice for those with limited shop floor space: use it as a workbench, a bench tool stand, a vise, or a sawhorse, then quickly break it down and store it out of the way. Because it's lightweight and portable, you can move it conveniently wherever it's needed. The one-handed vise clamp system, with its exclusive clutch design, provides quick and easy clamping. The Workmate also features an extra block to expand your work surface, four swivel pegs, and an adjustable front jaw that swings up for vertical clamping. Its legs fold under to provide the lower height and stability needed when you're using it as a base for bench tools, and its all-steel construction and rubber feet ensure a stable, strong work surface that supports up to 550 pounds. All in all, we were pretty impressed. With features like these, it's no wonder the Workmate is a popular choice for light-duty and home shop use.

DEWALT DC012 Worksite Charger/Radio

Dewalt DC012 Heavy-Duty Worksite Radio Charger is a 1 hour charger for 7.2V to 18V Dewalt battery packs. To make it more portable, this radio is cordless and runs off of 7.2V to 18V Dewalt batteries. The Dewalt 3-stage charging system provides maximum run-time and extends the overall life of the battery, and the power outlets offer more versatility for jobsite power. This radio features an AM/FM Digital Tuner with LCD display, built-in clock, and 15 station memory presets.

Bosch PR20EVSK Colt Palm Grip 5.6 Amp 1-Horsepower Fixed-Base Variable-Speed Router with Edge Guide

The Bosch PR20EVSK Colt Variable Speed Router with Edge Guide is a versatile tool that's ideal for performing custom carpentry, trimming laminate flooring or deck planks, mortising hinges, dovetailing, and a host of other at-home and professional jobs. This router packs big power in a small, compact package for extended comfort and maximum accuracy.

Rockwell RK7321 BladeRunner with Wall Mount

The BladeRunner is a portable, multi-purpose precision cutter that utilizes any T-Shank jigsaw blades. The variable speed motor control and simple blade changing mechanism allows you to cut wood, metal, plastic aluminum and ceramic tile. There really is no limit to the projects that the BladeRunner can tackle. Weighing in at only 18 pounds, this unit can be easily taken anywhere. The unit can be operated on any bench top surface or mounted to the convenient wall mount bracket. The dust port attaches to any shop vacuum for less cleanup and hassle. Includes: Wall mount bracket, miter gauge/rip fence, five T-Shank jigsaw blades and instruction manual.


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