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A Guide To Gifts For Men: Power Tools

Good Power Tools Make Great Gifts For Men

by Damien Andrews

If you need some great gifts for men – whether for the holidays, birthdays, or other special occasions – the world of power tools is an excellent place to start your search. Power tools make superb gifts for men. Power tools are not only very much appreciated when they're received, they are used constantly over many years, and re-appreciated every time. Power tools also help get things done around the house, something the gift giver can often appreciate. Appreciated by the giver and receiver, used for years and always making life better around the house – no wonder I say power tools make great gifts for men!

NOTE: Prices are not included as they vary dramatically from place to place and over time. I suggest that you shop for your power tools online by searching on the specific tool and finding the best price.

A Guide To Gifts For Men: Power Tools Suggestion #1) The Milwaukee 2610-24 M18 Lithium-Ion Drill-Driver Kit. The cordless screw gun is surely the most popular power tool available today. The model I've selected for this guide has all the great features: Rating: 18 Volt • Battery Capacity: 47 Watt-hrs • No-load RPM: 0-450 / 0-1,800 • Drill Max Torque: 650 in-lbs • Clutch Settings: 24 • Weight: 5.3 lbs • 18V XC High Capacity lithium-ion battery delivers longer life and run-time. • Milwaukee 4-Pole Frameless Motor maximizes tool efficiency to increase run-time. • 1/2" single-sleeve ratcheting metal chuck with carbide jaws. • On-board Battery Fuel Gauge displays remaining run-time. • Built-in LED Light illuminates work surface.
Variable speed trigger. This kit comes with 2 batteries.

A Guide To Gifts For Men: Power Tools Suggestion #2) The DeWalt DW703 10" Compound Miter Saw. After the ubiquitous 7¼" circular saw, this is the most useful saw in the shop. The model I've picked for the guide features: Features: a 15.0 Amp motor • Stainless steel detent plate with 11 positive stops • Tall sliding fence supports crown molding vertically up to 4-1/2" and easily slides out of the way for bevel cuts • 0-50° miter ability (left and right) • 0-48° bevel • head lock-down pin and built-in carrying handle •
Blade Diameter: 10" • No Load Speed 5,000 rpm • Arbor Size 5/8 " • Vertical Capacity, Baseboard Against Fence 3-1/2" • Vertical Capacity, Crown Molding Vertically Nested 4-1/2". This saw comes with a carbide blade, dust bag and blade wrench.

A Guide To Gifts For Men: Power Tools Suggestion #3) The Makita 36V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless 1” SDS-PLUS Rotary Hammer Kit Model: BHR261. This cordless drill is great for drilling in concrete, brick and cinder block. It can also be used as a handheld jackhammer. The model I've picked for the gifts for men guide features: • Makita-built variable speed motor delivers 0-1,200 RPM and 0-4,800 BPM • Ergonomically designed vibration absorbing handle and a large 2-finger trigger • 3-Mode operation for rotation only, hammering with rotation, or hammering only • One-Touch sliding chuck • Chisel rotates 360° with 40 different positions • Built-in torque limiter • Compact design is 14¼” long, weighs 9.9 pounds • Soft grip handle • Built-in L.E.D. light illuminates the work area • LXT Lithium-Ion battery and optimum charging system • 30-Minute Rapid Optimum Charger • 3-year warranty on tool and 1-year warranty on battery and charger. This power tool comes with: Two 36V LXT Lithium-Ion 2.6Ah Batteries (BL3626) •1 Rapid Optimum Battery Charger (DC36RA) • Tool Case • Side Handle • Depth Gauge.

A Guide To Gifts For Men: Power Tools Suggestion #4) The Dremel 10.8V Lithium-ion Cordless rotary tool. A cordless rotary tool quickly becomes indispensable around the shop and house. This power tool will do it all: polishing, drilling small holes, precision grinding – they are even used for safely trimming dogs' nails. The model I've picked for the gifts for men guide features: •Variable speed from 5,000 to 35,000 rpm • High capacity 10.8V Lithium-ion battery • Battery holds a charge 6 times longer than standard NiCd batteries • Battery fuel gage • Comfort grip housing • Compact and lightweight • Two year warranty. • Weighs 14 ounces.

All of the power tools in this Guide To Gifts For Men are manufactured by companies that have earned solid reputations in the power tool world. Any of the power tools listed in this guide would make wonderful gifts for the men on your shopping list.

NOTE: Some of the power tools listed in this guide are available refurbished/reconditioned from very reputable, factory authorized companies. Shop these locations to save more money when you buy your gifts for men. To find these companies, just add the word "reconditioned" or "refurbished" to your search for the specific power tool name.

 

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