Dirty Dozen Gift List for DIY Dads

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Hardworking dads deserve a break, and Woodcraft is here to help. If you are on the hunt for gifts with the DIY dad in mind, consider these tools and accessories designed to help make life easier and more enjoyable for the woodworker. All under $80, prices subject to change.

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1.  100-piece Combo Brad-Point and Twist Drill Bit Box Set. This set from WoodRiver includes a variety of brad points and twist bits perfect for a plethora of around-the-house jobs. The metal case makes for easy storage and carrying.


2.  Woodcraft Shop Stool. When it’s time to take a load off, this fully swiveling stool will be the ideal seat in Dad’s shop. The 14"-diameter cushioned seat is big enough to handle dads of all sizes and proudly displays his favorite place to shop.

3. Pro Bluetooth Hearing Buds. Now Dad can rock out in style with the ISOtunes Professional Noise Isolating Earbuds with Bluetooth Technology. Connects to smartphones for listening to music while also cancelling out steady state noise like dust collectors and lawn mowers. Waterproof, sweatproof and OSHA approved.


4.  Japanese “Kugihiki” Flush Cutting Handsaw. The cool thing about this flexible saw is its ability to cut without marring the surrounding surface. It allows for cutting dowels, pegs, and excess trim with ease and precision, making it a welcome addition to Dad’s handsaw collection.

5.  Speed Skate Material Dollie.  Give Dad an extra hand with the FastCap Speed Skate, allowing him to move large, heavy materials around the job or the shop by himself. It easily supports 4' x 8' sheets of materials like plywood, doors and countertops.

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6.  Screwdriver 6-piece Set with Laser Tip. Upgrade Dad’s basic screwdrivers with this professional grade set by Wera. The laser-etched tips on the Phillips and standard drivers grip the screw’s head as soon as you apply the slightest bit of torque. Includes two each slotted, Phillips and square tips, plus a plastic rack for storage.


7.  Woodgrain 20-ounce Tumbler. Keep cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot in this Woodcraft Woodgrain Tumbler. The handle is removable and the sliding lid closure keeps dust and debris out, making it just right for doing yard work, tinkering in the garage or enjoying a nice day out on the boat.  

8.   Kapro 946 Smarty Level. This little level is small but mighty – at only 4", it can clip right onto Dad’s belt with monster-strong rare-earth magnets. Kapro’s trademark Optivision red horizontal vile guarantees a clear view of the bubble (even for old eyes), with up to 8 times the clarification of a standard vial.

9.  Tool Board Organizer Plan.  Woodcraft Magazine offers a variety of project and shop plans, including this one to build a tool board organizer. Help Dad customize his tool storage needs with the plan’s step-by-step instructions, detail photographs, cut list and buying guide required to complete the project. Available as a paper plan or download. An organized Dad is a happy Dad!


10.   Woodcraft Trucker Hat. This ain’t your Grandpa’s trucker hat, but Grandpas, Dads and dudes of all ages love wearing them. The Woodcraft low-profile cap is comfortable and stylish, thanks to 100% cotton twill and Supersoftmesh construction and adjustable snapback.


11.  Hobby Knife Set, 29 piece. This knife set from Hotak takes the hobby knife to the next level by providing a really comfortable handle and 26 precision blades in six different profiles. Comes with a small stone to maintain the blades and a pair of tweezers, all housed securely in a plastic carrying case.

12. Woodcraft Magazine subscription. Woodworkers and DIYers of all skill levels will be inspired by the Projects, Techniques and Products featured in each bimonthly issue. Informative articles are written by tool experts and seasoned woodworkers to provide plenty of authoritative guidance on all aspects of building, creating and learning. A gift that lasts all year (or two!) long! 

If you’re still stuck, go with a Woodcraft Gift Card. You can always take the guesswork out of shopping and get Dad a gift card of any denomination to Woodcraft, redeemable online, in his local store or for catalog purchases. You look like a hero, and Dad gets to go shopping at his favorite woodworking store!

Let your local Woodcraft help you put a smile on Dad’s face. With everything from power tools, shop accessories, project supplies and storage solutions, to name just a few, there’s plenty of things he would love to have for all of his fix-it projects!  We’re here to help!

We hope you’ll be inspired!

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