15 Awesome Gifts for Family Handywomen
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Everyone needs a pair of reliable waterproof boots like these. The BOGS Classic Series Mid Boot has a non-slip, non-marring, easy-to-clean outsole and a stretchy, always-dry interior. The neo-tech insulation is rated for sub-zero conditions, and you can clean the exterior by spraying it with a hose.
The Home Depot reviewer Be-the-1 says, “I wear these boots to the barn daily, my feet are always dry, warm, comfortable. Slop thru the mud, water, and they never leak. They slip right on and come off easily, plenty of room.”
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Weighing just 30 pounds and powered by a 20-volt battery, this Dewalt 7-1/4-in. miter saw is perfectly portable. It takes up very little space on a workbench, and it’s easy to tote to any project site.
The brushless motor and 18-volt battery on this Makita wet/dry vac make it quite powerful for its compact size. And the HEPA filter captures 99.9 percent of particulates, so you know you’re getting a good clean when using it. It also features a convenient handle for portability. Next, check out 20 tools we bought on Black Friday last year.
This 7 cu. ft. heavy-duty poly cart from Gorilla Carts features a dumping mechanism that makes hauling and unloading heavy stuff a one-person job. It can hold up to 1,200 pounds, and the dual-function handle easily switches between push and pull.
The Home Depot reviewer DougB says, “If your choice is between a wheelbarrow and this Gorilla Cart, get this cart! It is so much easier to maneuver than a wheelbarrow and much easier on your shoulders. The container is made of very heavy plastic and everything else is heavy metal. All materials are of high-quality.”
This Milwaukee 13-piece reciprocating saw blade set from The Home Depot includes high-tech wood- and metal-cutting blades that slice through just about anything you could throw at it during demolition projects. Plus, the compact case keeps the blades protected and organized, so you don’t misplace them.
With about 8,600 cu. in. of storage space, five spacious drawers with auto-return ball bearing slides, a durable textured black finish, a lock and a 1,000 pound weight capacity, this may be the only tool chest you’ll ever need in your workshop. Who are we kidding, you can never have enough tool storage!
Not only does this power strip surge protector have four outlets and four USB ports for all of your devices, it’s also super-smart. When connected to WiFi, you can control the outlets and USB ports with an app. Meaning, when you’re not using a device that’s plugged in to this power strip, you can turn it off to save energy or set up a schedule for turning your devices on and off. It even works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands!
Beyond a standard ladder, the Little Giant Velocity can transform into several different configurations: A-frame, extension, staircase, 90-degree and more. It’s made of aluminum for easy carrying and the wide leg design makes it super-sturdy for safety.
To go along with the do-it-all ladder above, you need to check out this Little Giant Cargo Hold. Hook it onto any ladder rung for easy access to the items you need up high—no more climbing up and down the ladder when you need a different tool or a swig of water! Check out three more tools DIYers will use around the house all the time.
Almost every week I hear from someone who built their DIY skills using Family Handyman as a guide—skills that bring a lifetime of satisfaction, savings and independence. If you want to give a skill-building gift, now’s a great time.
Both beginner woodworkers just dabbling in building furniture and seasoned cabinetmakers will appreciate the Kreg K5. It features a convenient clamping handle and ratcheting clamp adjustment, removable support wings that also act as storage for the included hex-shank drill and driver bits and more.
Amazon reviewer Bryan1970 says, “I mounted mine to a work bench and it has made my life so much easier and enjoyable when I need one or many pocket holes. The best thing is that with the depth guide you won’t drill a hole too deep. It’s always to the perfect depth.”
Letting your coffee get cold while tinkering in the workshop can leave a bad taste in your mouth—literally. But it won’t happen again with this travel mug! Plug it in or use the battery to keep your coffee hot all day. You can set the temperature you like best and even control it with an app. Next, learn how to build the easiest coffee pod organizer ever.
This reliable set of pliers and a wrench will come in handy for so many DIY projects. It includes 8″ groove-joint pliers, 6″ slip-joint pliers, 6″ long-nose pliers and a 6″ adjustable wrench—what every homeowner toolbox should include!
Another do-it-all tool that’s perfect for gifting, the Dremel 4000 can cut, sand, engrave, polish and more. Its slim design is easy to hold, and its powerful motor can achieve RPMs between 5,000 and 35,000 with easy adjustment and control. Any Dremel rotary tool attachment and accessory can be used with this tool, not just the 26 that come in this kit.
Walmart reviewer Liz860 says, “This is by far the coolest tool I have ever purchased. You can get work done with it and/or just use it for art! I originally purchased the Dremel 4000 to assist me in replacing the old exhaust on my car with a new one. Since then I have been researching all the other awesome projects that can be done with it (especially if you purchase the flex shaft to go along with it)!”
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