Tyler's Top Ten Tools for Father's Day
Can’t think of a Father’s Day gift idea? We’ve got you covered! Here are some of Tyler’s favorite and most useful tools that we’ve used repeatedly while working on our home.
1. Milwaukee Drill Driver/Impact Driver
A power drill is one of the most essential household tools and can be a valuable addition. We’ve used these drivers hundreds of times and they work great, are compact, and the batteries last a long time.
Drills are most commonly used to drill holes and to drive in screws and other small fasteners. They make a great choice for quick projects around the home. Impact drivers are more commonly used to drive in a large quantity of fasteners, longer screws and lag bolts.
2. Bit set (19,98$)
Bits are used with your impact drill to install and remove fasteners. The Robertson #2 is the most popular size.
3. Measuring tools
A vernier caliper (36,48$) makes very accurate linear measurements on a ruled scale, a dial, or a digital display. The tips of the caliper are adjusted to fit across the points to be measured.
A speed square (9,78$) helps you quickly measure and mark a 45 or 90 degree angle.
48 in. Edge Ruler (10,97$)
4. Clamps (59,98$)
Clamps are resourceful tools that serve to temporarily hold things securely in place. They are used for many applications including carpentry, woodworking, furniture making, welding, construction and metal working.
5. Protective Gear
3M™ Half Facepiece Respirator with Filters (23,46$)
Face shield (23,96$)
Safety Glasses (7,97$)
Safety Ear Muff (5,49$)
DEWALT 48" Premium I-Beam Level (29,97$)
7. Stud finder and laser level
A stud finder allows you to find framing studs located behind the drywall.
Laser levels can be used to hang pictures, level floors, to check door or window height, to align shelves, to keep tiles straight, etc.
Zircon Stud sensor HD55 Stud Finder (34,98$)
DEWALT 165 ft. Red Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser Level with (3) AA Batteries & Case (149$)
8. Electrical tools
Non-contact voltage testers allow you to safely check for voltage in wires or devices without you having to touch any wires or parts; it senses voltage in such things as electrical wiring, outlets, circuit breakers, lamp cords, light sockets, and switches.
An electrical outlet tester contains a power plug and three indicator lights and can be used to quickly detect some types of incorrectly-wired electrical wall outlets.
Voltage tester & Outlet tester (29,97$)
9. Dewalt Miter Saw (499$)
Miter saws are designed to make angled cuts for moulding, trim work, and other general carpentry applications. It is an important part of a tool arsenal for DIYers. Our Dewalt Miter saw has helped us cut our baseboards, trim, build our accent wall, floors, cabinets, etc. We are very pleased with it and it has amazing reviews on HomeDepot.
10. Table Saw
Anyone serious about woodworking or DIY eventually wants to add a table saw to their power tools. Table saws are an excellent tool for making quick, precise work of repetitive cutting tasks. Our table saw is as old as Tyler. We purchased ours off of Facebook Marketplace. We prefer a stationary table saw since it is sturdier but a portable one will do the job just fine.
Happy Father's Day !