A Father's Day Tool Gift Guide

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It’s true—most dads love tools. Whether for a birthday or Father’s Day, a toolbox filled with useful tools is the perfect gift. Dad will get years of use out of his new gear. Plus, if he gets inspired he might build you something!

Tip: To save money in the long run, don't go for the cheapest tools. Quality power tools and their accessories should last a lifetime—some even have warranties to that effect. A slightly higher price tag up front can keep you from the need for a full replacement in a few years.

Basic Hand Tools

16 oz. Smooth-Face Hammer

hammer with nails

Screwdriver Set

large set of screwdrivers

Groove Joint Pliers

groove joint players

Measuring Tape

measuring tape on wood

Punch Awl

awl

Torpedo Level

level

Utility Knife

utility knife

50-foot Extension Cord

extension cord

Wire Cutters

wire cutters

Pencil Compass

pencil compass

Allen Wrench Set

Allen wrench set

Hand Saw (Cross-cut Teeth Preferred)

hand saw

Stud Finder

stud finder on wall

Power Tools

Circular Saw

circular saw

Cordless Drill

man using cordless drill

Sander

woman using  a sander on a piece of wood

Paint Tools

Brushes

paint brushes on cans over wood

Roller and Tray

paint roller, brush and tray in warm light

Flex-Blade Putty Knife

putty knife

Caulking Gun

caulking gun sealing fence

Cut Bucket

painter cut bucket

Organizers

Tool Belt

man wearing tool belt with tools

Bucket With Tool Organizer

bucket boss bucket with tool holders

Advanced Hand Tools

Bits (Forstner, Butterfly, Pilot/Countersink, Hex Shank Auger)

drill bits

Multi-Bit Screwdriver

multi-bit screwdriver

Drum Sanders for Drill

drum sanders for drill

Pop Riveter

pop riveter with rivets on wood

Drywall Tools: Hammer, Pan, Knives

drywall hammer

Shingle Hatchet

shingle hatchet

Masonry Tools: Chisels, Knives, Floats, Trowels

masonry float over setting concrete in cinderblocks

Electrician’s Multi-Purpose Tester

multimeter testing wall

20 oz. (Minimum) Framing Hammer

heavy hammer

Bar Clamps

Bar clamps

Crowbar

crowbar

Pipe Flaring Tool

1/2 inch drive impact sockets

Saw Protractor

Saw protractor

Builder’s Transit Level

transit level

Advanced Power Tools

Compound Miter Saw

compound miter saw

Portable Compressor

air compressor with valves and tubes

Table Saw

table saw cutting wood

Wet or Dry Shop Vacuum

shop vacuum