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Best Power Tool Christmas Gifts 2021 | Video Review

It’s been a year to remember (or possibly forget), but that doesn’t mean we can’t redeem it with some outstanding gifts this holiday season. We pulled together not just ten, but twelve of our favorite tools to help you make 2021 the best Christmas ever!


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With a 4-gallon tank at your disposal, Hart’s 20V portable rinser makes a great gift for beachgoers, mountain bikers, campers, and just about anyone who enjoys the outdoors. Its 8-in-1 nozzle gives you options, it has 20 feet of hose length, and it can run on either a Hart 20V battery or connect to your vehicle’s 12V outlet.

Get it with a battery and charger for $129 at Walmart.

If you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a one-handed reciprocating saw for cutting EMT, PVC conduit, or even pruning, check out Skil’s PWRCore 20 model. It’s easy on your wallet at just $129 for the kit with brushless performance that you’d expect to pay more for. It’s a win-win for the electrician or homeowner on your list.

Order it from Acme Tools for $129.

If you’re still using a manual hand-operated grease gun, it’s time to upgrade! Ridgid’s 18V cordless grease gun makes your maintenance life easier with the ability to use grease tubes or bulk grease. As an added bonus, this one has two speeds and a piston counter to help you dial in how much grease you want to apply.

Get it as a bare tool at Home Depot for $179.

Looking for a compact cordless impact wrench that doesn’t sacrifice a ton of power? DeWalt’s 20V Max Atomic compact impact wrench is your tool. Just under 5 inches from tip to tail, this brushless impact wrench is able to crush 450 ft-lbs of nut-busting torque! To control that power, there are two standard and two assist modes. It’s the most impressive compact model we’ve tested to date.

Home Depot has it for $199

EGO reduces one of the biggest headaches every string trimmer owner has to deal with—line changes. With their PowerLoad head, just run the length of your replacement line to the center, push the PowerLoad button, and let technology load the line from there. The newest version now has a telescoping aluminum shaft so you can adjust the length to fit where it’s most comfortable for you.

It’s $219 with a 2.5Ah battery and charger at Acme Tools.

Over torquing causes a ton of headaches so eliminate the guesswork with Gearwrench’s 20-piece torque screwdriver set. It dials in from 10 to 50 in-lbs in single-digit increments with 6% accuracy. Whether it’s a small bolt fastening into aluminum on an engine component or carbon fiber on a performance bicycle, you can avoid damage by torquing it right the first time.

The set is $243.99 at Acme Tools.

Flex jumped onto the professional power tool scene this year with a bang and their premium 24V hammer drill with Turbo is a great example of what they have to offer. A solid performer in its standard mode, pressing the turbo button takes it to a whole new level—one that earned it our choice as the best cordless drill of 2021.


Grab the kit at Lowe’s for $249.99.

High performance and quiet performance rarely go together, but that’s not the case with Ryobi’s 730 CFM Whisper Series blower. In our tests, we measured 21.7 Newtons of blowing force on the top end with just 76 decibels at our operator’s ear. Why choose between low noise and high performance when you can have both?

Get the kit at Home Depot for $329.

Pulling wire is a job that can be fatiguing, especially on long pulls. Sure, there are powered options for commercial branch connections, but what about smaller jobs? Milwaukee has you covered with the M18 Fuel Angler. Powered by an M18 battery, its brushless motor takes care of the hard work quickly and safely, leaving you more refreshed at the end of a productive day.

It’s $369.97 at Home Depot.

High-performance and a refined design are what to expect from Makita’s flagship XT288T hammer drill and impact driver combo kit. It includes the new XPH14 hammer drill with even higher performance and a more compact design than the XPH07 we’ve been running for years. Makita pairs it with the impressively compact and smart XDT16 impact driver. The kit includes two 5.0Ah batteries and a Rapid Optimum Charger to wrap up a combo kit perfect for serious professionals.

Home Depot has it for $399.

Step up your pressure washing game with a Simpson Megashot. With 3200 PSI and 2.5 GPM, the 60551 model has the performance to make quick work of your cleaning duties. As a premium residential model, this one has a Honda GC190 engine designed for years of reliable use and is a solid value with a price tag under $400.

Find it at Home Depot for $399.99.

Still pushing and pulling your wheelbarrow around? Give your back a break and let Greenworks do the hard work! Their 60V battery-powered garden cart holds up to 220 pounds of whatever debris you need to move from one spot to the next. The container tilts to dump, so you don’t have to worry about lifting the rear wheel up and balancing on just the front two.

Pick it up as a bare tool at Home Depot online for $699.99.

Do you know what you shouldn’t get? An Elf on the Shelf. That thing’s just creepy. What tops your list this year? Let us know in the comments below and as always, thanks for watching!

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