No DIYer ever has enough tools, there is always something new and something better. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite picks for this years Christmas list.
Cordless Glue Gun
Black and Decker have remodeled their popular glue gun and made it into a 20V more industrial version which boasts a heat-up time of 90 seconds. Using their standard lithium ion battery pack, it has a running time of up to three hours. Really useful for running cords or cables, sticking up odds and ends and for crafts.
More Work Space
All DIYer’s have a compromise to make, more works space means more floor space required for bulky tables and benches. The Centipede is a new multi legged fold out base which is really versatile. It folds out in seconds to function as a work bench, stand, table or a saw horse. Its perfect anywhere you need a stable or portable work surface. It comes in two sizes, 2x4ft and 4x8ft which can hold 1,500lbs (680kg) and 3,000lbs (1,360kg) respectively.
A Brushless Drill / Driver
Brushless motors are becoming the trend and provide for longer run times and more powerful response. Milwaukee have launched a range of brushless drills and drivers with lights, power meters and belt hooks, all the bells and whistles really. The come with a removable battery pack which fit a range of their battery power tools.
Battery Power In The Garden
Battery powered garden tools haven’t been too well received, mainly due to their sluggish performance and lack of power. Echo, Ryobi, Oregon, Kobalt, Craftsman, Stihl and Greenworks have now started launching their 80V ranges. These new 80V garden tools have enough power to run mowers, snow blowers and chain saws which have comparable performance to their gas engine powered relatives. Cordless tools cost a bit more upfront but you can’t beat the convenience, single button start and quiet operation.
The Hole Saw Re-Invented
A hole saw is not the type of tool you would typically associated with innovation but Spyder have come up with a hole saw which addresses some of the challenges typically experienced with traditional ones. The Spyder hole saw has a feature which they call Rapid Core Eject which allows you to eject the drilled core from the tool with the push of a button. Another useful feature is its ability to widen already drilled holes. Simply install the smaller hole saw into the larger one and the smaller saw acts as a guide to centralise the new larger hole saw.
Do you have any recommendations for our list? Let us know in the comments section below and we will add them on.
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My name is Michael Klements and I started this blog in 2016 to share my DIY journey with you. I love fixing, renovating and building – I’m always looking for new projects and exciting DIY ideas. If you do too, grab a cup of coffee and settle in, I’m happy to have you here.