Whether it’s a birthday, Christmas, or fathers day getting the right gift for the woodworker in your life can be quite a task. Don’t bother getting the same old power drill that he or she already has, those gifts are boring and way to utilitarian. Here are 5 gifts that all woodworkers secretly wish to get, but will never ask for. Homeowners and do-it-yourselfers will also love these gifts as they come in handy for lots of things.
Bionic Wrench If you are looking for an inexpensive gift the Bionic Wrench is perfect. It is only $29 but priceless. The Bionic Wrench is a wrench and pliers in one that replaces 16 sizes of SAE and Metric size wrenches. Any woodworker or homeowner will love the fact they don’t have to keep changing the sizes and they will love this gift.
Clamp-It Kit The 6 piece Clamp-It and Mini Clamp-It kits are one of the best gifts. Whether you are working with glue, joinery, or any other stage of building a clamp kit can come in very handy. The large kit is great for the woodworker that does large projects but the mini kit can come in handy for all sorts of jobs. For $30-$60 you can pick up a great gift that really shows some thought.
Power Tools You don’t just want to pick up any old drill or router for that special day. If you want a gift that really says “I was thinking of you”, try getting a more advanced power tool. Try a router combo kit that has plunge and fixed movements, or a miter saw, jointer, drill press, or circular saw. At the $75-$200 price range you can pick up a really useful woodworking gift that will last for years.
The Drill Doctor This is a must have for any woodworking shop or garage. The Drill Doctor sharpens drill bits quickly; in about 1 minute, and is able to sharpen 3/32-1/2 bits. The Drill Doctor is perfect for any type of bits so it is perfect for any woodworker. From steel to tin coating, and carbide or masonry the Drill Doctor can sharpen it easily. You can buy the Drill Doctor at Home Depot, Loews, or Ace Hardware for $100-$200.
Digital Moisture Reader This is also another great gift for the woodworker. A moisture reader will help the woodworker avoid moisture problems that cause warping, cracking, unsuccessful glue lines, shrinking, and loose joints. For $95-$300 you can pick up a very practical woodworking tool that is certain to be appreciated.
Portable Router Table For the woodworker that likes to work outdoors or the homeowner that is finishing some projects a portable router table is a great gift. The transportable table is easy to set up and use, and does not take up much storage space either. If you are looking to spend a little more money on your gift, in the $200-$300 price range then a portable router table is the right gift to give.