Today we’re heading out to the garage and shop for a look at some gift ideas for the geek on your list who’s always got a tool in each hand.
We’ll start off with the need to hold something in place while you work. The Rockwell BenchJaw Vise will take care of that with its 16-inch clamping range and 2,200 pounds of clamping force.
If you’re welding, a tough jacket is very important for protection. The Caiman Black Boarhide 30″ Jacket will keep you safe from flying sparks and it’s also cooler and lighter weight than comparable jackets made from cowhide.
If you just need protection on your arms and don’t want to wear a full coat, consider the Black Stallion BSX Kevlar sleeves.
And on the subject of sleeves, your plain-armed gift recipient can add a cool-and-tough factor to their shop look with this 20-pack of temporary tattoo sleeves!
Bring some music into your shop with a Sonos system. The Connect:Amp will run music to your favorite speakers via cables or wirelessly to Sonos speakers throughout your house. And the Sonos app on your smartphone, tablet or PC gives you control of all your music in one place.
Fire is one of humanity’s oldest friends, and you will never lack for its company with the Gerber Bear Grylls Survival Series Fire Starter in your possession. It features a ferrocerium rod and metal striker and even an emergency whistle integrated in its lanyard cord.
Never wonder where you should sink a nail or screw again with this ProSensor Stud Finder, which can sense the wall in multiple locations simultaneously and identify the position of multiple studs simultaneously.
And once you’ve found that stud, drill your holes with authority, wielding this mighty DeWalt 18-Volt XRP 1/2-Inch Drill/Driver/Hammerdrill Kit. The 3-speed transmission and 450 watts of power will keep you going and the LED work light will make sure you can see what you’re doing.
And for those times when a particularly heavy item in your shop needs a lift, there’s the Northern Industrial Tools 1100 Pound Capacity Electric Hoist. It has a gear-type brake and a remote on a 5-foot cable.
Finally, if there’s a bit of a chill in your shop, just don your Chewbacca Furry Hoodie Sweatshirt, and remind those around you that it’s not wise to upset a wookie. Particularly one with power tools.
Check out all our holiday ideas in our gift guide.