Best Tool Gifts for Christmas 2017 Buying Guides

Best Tool Gifts for Christmas – 2017 Edition


While it might not even be Thanksgiving yet, we all know the best shopping deals are going to come on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So to give you some ideas ahead of the craziness, here are the best tool gifts for Christmas along with some of our other favorite gear. No matter how hard your favorite Pro is to buy for, you’re sure to find something he or she will love this year!

Best Tool Gifts for Christmas 2017

Under $25

Diablo 9″ Recip Blade For Pruning

9in FLEAM GROUND RECIP BLADE FOR PRUNING SINGLEWhy we’d love to have it: Nearly everyone that owns a reciprocating saw has been tempted to use a wood blade on the trees and hedges at some point – and some of us have tried it. Diablo says “why not?” with their pruning blade. So leave the chainsaw in the shed and grab a tool that’s easier to manage for those quick pruning jobs. Get it for: Anyone who owns a reciprocating saw Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $4.97  

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Diablo 6″ Demo Demon Carbide-Tipped Recip Blade For Nail-Embedded Wood

6in DEMO DEMON CARBIDE-TIPPED RECIP BLADE FOR NAIL-EMBEDDED WOOD SINGLEWhy we’d love to have it: Carbide teeth give wood saw blades that ability to cut through nail-embedded wood and a whole lot more without sacrificing the life down to one cut. In fact, these blades will last up to 50 times longer than bi-metal and the variable tooth design maximizes cutting performance! Get it for: Anyone who own a reciprocating saw Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $6.97   Acme Tools- Support Our Sponsors!    

Diablo 7-1/4″ X 24 Tooth Demo Demon Ultimate Framing/Demolition Saw Blade

7 1-4 IN. X 24 TOOTH DEMO DEMON ULTIMATE FRAMING-DEMOLITION SAW BLADEWhy we’d love to have it: The Diablo Demo Demon Circular Saw Blade sets the standard in its class. Like the Framing Blade, the Demo Demon benefits cordless circular saws with its Tracking Point. But you also get Diablo’s Lock Tooth design that creates an incredibly tough connection between the blade and the tooth. So whether you’re cutting clean wood for framing or have a demo cocktail of a mess to cut through, the devil’s in the details and you’ll want Diablo on your side. Get it for: While it’s designed for demolition, the Demo Demon also makes a great standard framing blade. Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $14.97   Acme Tools- Support Our Sponsors!

 

 

Southwire 8″ Hi-Leverage Diagonal Cutting Pliers DCP8D

Southwire 8-Inch Hi-Leverage Diagonal Cutting Pliers Why we’d love to have it: Getting increased leverage is more than just making the handles longer, it’s also about where you place the rivet in proximity to the jaws no matter what kind of pliers we’re talking about. Southwire’s 8″ Hi-Leverage Diagonal Cutting Pliers keep the handle size a little shorter than many of the competitors – making it a better fit in your toolbag. But they use the head design to maximize your leverage and get the best of both worlds. Get it for: Electricians will love the hi-leverage function with a shorter 8-inch handle. Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $19.78

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Ryobi 18V One+ High Volume Power Inflator P738

Ryobi 18-Volt High Power Volume Inflator P738Why we’d love to have it: Whether you’re blowing up an air mattress for camping or inflating the pool toys after the spring thaw, huffing and puffing is slow and leaves you feeling pretty dizzy. By the time you’re done working so hard to inflate everything, you’re too tired to enjoy them! Let Ryobi do the work with their 18V One+ High Volume Inflator. And when you’re ready to pack it all up, just reverse the airflow to make deflation just as quick and easy! Get it for: This is one that everyone can use sooner or later. Check out more details here. Buy it at Home Depot – $19.97      

$25 – $50

Klein HVAC 8-in-1 Slide Driver Screwdriver/Nut Driver 32596

Klein HVAC 8-in-1 Slide Driver ScrewdriverNut Driver 32596Why we’d love to have it:   Klein’s Hex Head Slide Driver in either its 2-in-1 or 8-in-1 HVAC combination is a brilliant hand tool to keep on hand. You can switch between 1/4″ and 5/16″ sizes without reaching for another tool. And once you’re good at it, without even reaching a second hand to the tool. You also get Phillips and slotted head screwdriver tips, keeping the most useful tools tucked into one convenient package. Get it for: Electricians and HVAC Pros Check out more details here. Buy it at Home Depot – $24.22    

Dickies FLEX Regular Fit Straight Leg 5-Pocket Denim Jean

Dickies FLEX Regular Fit Straight Leg 5-Pocket Denim JeanWhy we’d love to have it: Dickies new line of Flex pants bring some extra polyester and lycra into the cotton blend to give these work pants outstanding levels of stretch – something that’s important when you’re working on the jobsite. With several different style (demin, duck, and twill) and plenty of colors to choose from, these might just be your new favorite work pants. They’re incredibly comfortable straight out of the package. And of course, you get Dickies value on the pricing side. Get it for: Everyone needs work pants! Check out more details here. Buy it at Dickies – $26.99  

Klein Non-Contact Voltage Tester w/ Infrared Thermometer

Non-Contact Voltage Tester with Infrared ThermometerWhy we’d love to have it: Having a non-contact voltage tester in your tool bag is a must for every electrician. Even after you turn the breaker off, there’s no substitute for having a verification before you start your work. Klein takes the handy tool one step further and adds an infrared thermometer with make much change to the slim profile. With HVAC Pros in mind, the IR thermometer provides temperature readings at a 4:1 distance to spot ratio with a laser pointer for targeting. Get it for: Electricians and HVAC Pros Check out more details here. Buy it at Home Depot – $39.99 http://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/bosch-ccs180b-18v-circular-saw?cm_mmc=Ad-_-PTR-_-Review-_-BN

Kershaw Link – Blue Aluminum BlackWash 1776NBBW

Kershaw Link - Blue Aluminum BlackWash 1776NBBWWhy we’d love to have it: Kershaw’s Link gets a new look with its blackwash finish and blue aluminum handles. As a mid-level model, you get a 420HC steel blade that deploys quickly with SpeedSafe assist mechanism. That blade steel has extra carbon and chromium (the HC stands for High Carbon) that improves the hardness and corrosion resistance of the blade. Best of, it’s a Made in the USA product coming to you straight from Tualatin, Oregon   Get it for: Everyone needs a good EDC knife. Check out more details here. Buy it at Amazon – $69.99 $41.17      

Milwaukee Jobsite Cooler 48-22-8250

Why we’d love to have it: You can grab a “premium” cooler if you really want the status and price tag that go along with it, or you can get the Milwaukee Jobsite Cooler. It’s easier on your wallet by a long shot. The cool thing is that you don’t lose a ton of space because of the need for crazy thick insulation. This cooler still holds more than 20 quarts and holds ice for 24 hours. Milwaukee uses their tough 1680D ballistic material to keep the outer tough and there’s some tool storage around the outside – including a tape measure clip with a bottle opener. Get it for: Everyone can use a good lunch cooler, especially when it doubles up with some tool storage! Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $49.00 Acme Tools- Support Our Sponsors!    

$50 – $100

Southwire 15″ Open Top Tool Bag BAGOT15

Southwire 15in Open Top Tool Bag BAGOT15Why we’d love to have it:   Southwire’s 15-Inch Open Top Tool Bag is simply outstanding. Working from the bottom, a rubberized base protects what’s inside from moisture on the ground. 1680D ballistic weave is used to make the bag more durable and it’s built around a rigid frame that keeps it from falling in on itself. A wide range of pockets offer storage and organization options. The internal dividers provide more pocket storage, yet are removable to customize your carrying options. A pair of tape measure clips are an excellent addition found on either side. The foam grip handle rotates to move out of your way when looking for your tool of choice. A padded shoulder strap helps carry the load easier. Right now, I have my go bag of most commonly used tools, including a Ridgid 12V impact driver/drill kit, loaded up and there’s still storage to spare! Get it for: Southwire specializes in tools for the electrician, but this would make an excellent bag for the plumber or general contractor that wants to organize hand tools as well. Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $53.99 Acme Tools- Support Our Sponsors!

 

Hart 3.5 LB. AXE HHA35LB

Hart 3.5 LB. AXE HHA35LBWhy we’d love to have it: Whether you need a new axe to chop up firewood this winter or just one to keep handy for the debris clearing that happens on a jobsite, nothing hits harder than Hart! Their 3.5 lb. axe features a forged head, SureGrip overmold, and face cutouts to prevent sticking in wood. The fiberglass handle brings the weight down and helps dampen vibration. And there’s a tool hanger on the end so you can set it on a single nail or screw when you’re done for the day. Get it for: Nearly every Pro will come across the need for a good axe sooner or later along with everyone that has a woodpile for fireplaces and fire pits. Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $59.99 Acme Tools- Support Our Sponsors!    

Milwaukee NO DAYS OFF Hooded Sweatshirt – Black 311B

Why we’d love to have it: The Milwaukee No Days Off sweatshirt takes the classic look to a new level. It’s hooded with a full-length zipper, but that’s nothing new. To block the wind and keep the warmth in, you get a fleece lining. But keeping rain and snow out? That’s a tall task for a sweatshirt. Yet Milwaukee’s No Days Off Weather Protection keeps both the wind and water out. And of course, Milwaukee sews it up tough for the jobsite, gives you plenty of pockets, and even fits the hood so your hard hat can fit underneath it. Get it for: Who doesn’t need a good sweatshirt? Get it for anyone! Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $69.00 Acme Tools- Support Our Sponsors!          

Decibullz Custom-Fit Bluetooth Wireless Earphones

Decibullz Custom-Fit Bluetooth Wireless EarphonesWhy we’d love to have it: Decibullz makes their name by creating custom earbuds to fit the specific shape of your ear. All you need is some hot water and maybe a friend to help you shape them and you’re good to go. In the age of modern technology, some smartphones don’t even have a headphone jack anymore, so be ready for your new phone with Decibullz’ Bluetooth model. And if you don’t think it can get any better, here’s an insider tip – Decibullz is going to run a Buy One, Get One Free sale for Black Friday through Cyber Monday! Get it for: Anyone can use a set of Bluetooth earbuds. Check out more details here. Buy it at Decibullz – $89.99

Ryobi 18V One+ 1/4 in. Brushless Impact Driver P238

Ryobi 18-Volt One+.25in. Brushless Impact Driver (Bare Tool) P238Why we’d love to have it: Ryobi’s move into brushless tools is cause for celebration because they’re reaching into legit Pro-level performance specs and keeping an eye on value. For the new brushless impact driver, we’re looking at a 3-speed motor capable of producing 3200 RPM. But then there’s the torque. How does 2200 in-lbs sound? In a $99 tool, that sounds like a cordless revolution. Ryobi runs with their Tri-Beam LEDs surrounding the chuck giving you a better view of what you’re working on as well. Get it for: This is great for DIYers and Pro crews that are already on the Ryobi One+ battery platform. Check out more details here. Buy it at Home Depot – $99.00  

SKILSAW 13 AMP Reciprocating Saw SPT44A-00

SKILSAW 13 AMP Reciprocating Saw SPT44A-00Why we’d love to have it: The only good vibrations you’ll find on the jobsite come from the guy that’s still blasting Beach Boys music from decades past. But vibration in our tools is more than just uncomfortable – it’s fatiguing and can eventually lead to injury. Skilsaw brings Buzzkill technology to the jobsite on their new 13-amp reciprocating saw and reduces vibration tremendously without sacrificing cutting speed in the 12/13-amp class. Get it for: At $99, this is a great buy for DIYers that want legit Pro quality and Pros that are willing to sacrifice a little cutting speed for much lower vibration. Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $99.00 Acme Tools- Support Our Sponsors!

$100 – $250

 

Gerber Center-Drive – Black Multi-Tool

Gerber Center-Drive - Black Multi-ToolWhy we’d love to have it: The Center-Drive gets its name and our undying affection for its offset multi-bit driver that lines up in the center of the tool when opened. That makes driving fasteners much less frustrating than other models. Plus. the bit holder is a standard 1/4″ hex, so you can customize the bit set to your exact needs. Gerber is back with a new model that’s all blacked out for a great look whether you’re taking to the jobsite or you have more tactical uses in mind. Get it for: This is a great multi-tool for any Pro! Check out more details here. Buy it at Amazon – $106.34

Festool SYSRock BR10 Bluetooth Radio

Top 5 Best Festool Gifts for Christmas 2017 - SYSRockWhy we’d love to have it: Jobsite radios have to decide what they’re going to be – large site-filling units or smaller, individual units. But the smaller you go, the worse the sound quality gets. Not so with Festool’s SYSRock! You get quality sound in a small package that’s perfect for the shop or the jobsite along with Bluetooth connectivity and FM radio tuner. Get it for: With the ability to use a Festool 18V battery or AC cord, this is a great gift for anyone needing a small radio/speaker option. Check out more details here. Price – $119 .00

Walls Scentrex Lock Down Jacket

Walls Scentrex Lock Down Jacket - Best Tool Gifts for Christmas Why we’d love to have it: We don’t usually get jealous of hunting gear… until we visit Walls Outdoors. Whether you’re a hunter or just want to observe nature without being seen yourself, check out the Walls Scentrex Lock Down Jacket. The Mossy Oak Breakup Country pattern will keep help keep you out of sight or make a statement about your passions when you’re out and about. Walls takes this jacket further with Scentrex – a scent management system that reduces the amount of human scent that escapes, giving away your presence. The Lock Down jacket features a breathable, wind-resistant soft shell fabric with venting zippers for when the day gets warm. It’s the perfect jacket for those days that are nippy in the morning, but don’t quite get warm enough to shed a jacket completely. Get it for: Outdoor enthusiests that want to keep a low profile – and guys that just like camo! Check out more details here. Buy it at Walls – $127.99 – 140.99

Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Compact Router XTR01Z

Top 5 Best Makita Gifts for ChristmasWhy we’d love to have it: Cutting the cord on a router is a dream come true. It gives us the freedom to move around workpieces without dealing with the cord catching on corners. Makita offers a very nice alternative to corded models with their 18V LXT Compact Router. The brushless motor delivers up to 30,000 RPM with longer life and runtime than brushed motors. You can also get your hands on accessories like a plunge base that allow you to use this router the same way you would a corded model. Get it for: Woodworkers and carpenters will love cutting the cord on their trim routers! Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $129.99 ACME Tools Shop Now Trusted Partner

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Klein Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser Level with Plumb Spot 93LCLS

Klein Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser Level with Plumb Spot 93LCLSWhy we’d love to have it: We love cross line lasers. They’re great tools across nearly every trade from carpentry to plumbing and yes, electrical. Klein’s model features a self-leveling red beam with horizontal and vertical lines along with a plumb spot. You can hang it on a nail or screw, stick with the integrate magnets, clip it ceiling applications, or use a tripod to get it set. Since the unit carries an IP54 rating, you can have confidence taking it with you to the jobsite. Get it for: Nearly every Pro will use a cross line laser at some point. Check out more details here. Buy it at Home Depot – $138.23

5.11 Camo Mira 2-in-1 Pack

5.11 Camo Mira 2-in-1 PackWhy we’d love to have it: 5.11 is one of the most well-known names in tactical gear, whether you’re on the military/law enforcement side or just preparing to battle the day. The Mira 2-in-1 Pack features a main pack with plenty of storage for bulk items like rain gear, jackets, and your laptop. The smaller pack is a removable messenger bag that has compartmentalized storage and a hidden magnetic pocket in the back if you choose to carry a concealed handgun. As always, there’s plenty of loops to customize additional storage bags to create the exact pack you need for every day carry no matter what you do for a living. Get it for: The Pro that wants to be prepared for whatever the day throws at them! Check out more details here. Buy it at 5.11 Store – $139.99      

Ridgid GEN5X 18-Volt 1/2″ Impact Wrench (Bare Tool) R86011B

Ridgid Gen5X 18V Brushless Impact Wrench 01Why we’d love to have it: Ridgid packs 450 ft. lbs. of torque in their Gen5X 18V Impact Wrench for an impressive $149. You’d think that comes with significant trade-offs, but that’s not the case. You get Ridgid’s brushless motor and a 4-speed gear box along with conveniences like their Tri Beam LED surrounding the chuck. Ridgid does a great job of delivering a lot of performance while keeping the size very manageable. Get it for: Both construction Pros and Mechanics will find this to be an excellent addition to their tool box. Check out more details here. Buy it at Home Depot – $149.00

Midland MXT115 MicroMobile 2-Way Radio

MXT115 MICROMOBILE® 2-WAY RADIO Why we’d love to have it: If you use GMRS communication technology to stay in touch on your outdoor adventures, then take a look at Midland’s MicroMobile 2-Way Radio. It installs on your vehicle and gives it a power boost over your handsets – up to three times the broadcast range! It takes advantage of 8 repeater channels to get the extended range along with 15 watts of power. There are a also several convenience features including NOAA Weather Radio, a backlit display, and USB charging ports among others. Get it for: Anyone who uses GMRS radios for better range on their outdoor excursions. Check out more details here. Buy it at Amazon – $149.99

Kershaw Launch 7 7900GRYBLK

Kershaw Launch 7Why we’d love to have it: If you live in a state where automatic knives are legal to carry, you’ve got to get your hands on the Kershaw Launch 7! The biggest feature is obviously the automatic deployment mechanism, but there’s much more to it. The ergonomic design fits well in your hand and it has a stunningly intimidating look to it. The combination of aluminum handle and 154CM blade steel wrap up and impressive knife that you’ll feel confident carrying. Get it for: Knife enthusiasts that prioritize defensive carry Check out more details here. Buy it at your local Kershaw dealer – $159.99    

DeWalt 1/2″ Impact Socket Set (30-Piece) DWMT19249

DeWalt .5in Drive Impact Socket Set (30-Piece) DWMT19249Why we’d love to have it: If you ever slap a standard socket on your impact wrench, you’re likely to get some interesting looks from seasoned mechanics – and they’ll probably pass you a set of safety glasses. That’s because chrome-plated sockets aren’t strong enough to handle full-time use in powerful impact tools. With DeWalt’s 1/2″ Impact Socket Set, you’ll get the most common sizes to use on your 1/2″ impact wrench along with a 2″ extension and universal joint. They use heat treated CR-440 steel to ensure it can handle the impacts and laser etching will help you easily identify the socket you’re looking for. Get it for: Mechanics and automotive enthusiasts Check out more details here. Buy it at Home Depot – $161.50

Bosch 12 V Max Flexiclick 5-In-1 Drill/Driver System GSR12V-140FCB22

Bosch 12 V Max Flexiclick 5-In-1 DrillDriver System GSR12V-140FCB22Why we’d love to have it: The Bosch FlexiClick 12V Drill gives you a ton of variety to drive fasteners and drill holes in tight and awkward spaces. With its 5 chuck choices, you’ll be able to work in areas easily that once made you cuss loudly. And of course, that leads to better and more professional results. The kit comes with a pair of batteries and the 12V platform means you get Bosch quality, ergonomics, and a compact design that will make the tool a joy to use. Get it for: Carpenters and cabinetmakers will find the FlexiClick particularly helpful and it’s a great drill to have around the house for DIYers that want Pro-level quality. Check out more details here. Buy it at Amazon – $169.00

Ridgid GEN5X Brushless 18V Drill/Driver and 3-Speed Impact Driver Combo Kit R9603

Ridgid R9603 Combo Kit Why we’d love to have it: Ridgid packs their latest brushless combo kit with one of the most capable impact drivers available. With 2250 in. lbs. of torque available, you’ll reach deep before needing to switch to a heavier impact wrench to continue driving fasteners. And with a new drill/driver to supplement the class-leading impact driver, you’ll have a new go-to kit to get the work done backed by Ridgid’s Lifetime Service Agreement. Get it for: This is an excellent all-purpose drill/impact driver kit for any Pro. Check out more details here. Buy it at Home Depot – $179.00

Costa del Mar Ocearch Fantail

Costa del Mar Ocearch Fantail - Best Tool Gifts for Christmas Why we’d love to have it: When it comes to glasses for a day on the water, nobody beats Costa del Mar. The new Ocearch Fantail sunglasses feature a matte balck frame finish for classic style. The lens is a polarized plastic lens in Gray Silver Mirror that lets in just 10% of the ambient light – a great choice for everyday use. As it is with any of the Costa Ocearch models, part of your purchase goes to fund research aimed at sustaining the ocean ecosystem. Get it for: Anyone who enjoys spending time on the water. Check out more details here. Buy it at Costa del Mar – $189.00  

Ridgid Brushless 18V 1-Gallon Air Compressor R0230

Best Ridgid Gifts for ChristmasWhy we’d love to have it: The biggest trade-off in moving from pneumatic to cordless nailers is you have to carry a lot of extra weight in the tool. That shouldn’t be a surprise, since it’s still an act of compressed air that has to drive the nail and you’re packing the whole system into the tool. Ridgid gives trim nailers the ability to cut the cord without gaining a lot of weight with their Brushless 1-Gallon Air Compressor. It runs best on two Ridgid 18V batteries, but you can switch to one if there’s you just need enough juice to wrap up the last bit of work at the end of the day. And you don’t have to give up your lightweight nailers to use it! Get it for: Trim carpenters and even some DIYers will appreciate the cordless convenience. Check out more details here. Buy it at Home Depot – $199.00

Ryobi 18V ONE+ Score Wireless Speaker Set with SKAA Technology P765

Ryobi 18-Volt ONE+ Score Wireless Speaker Set with SKAA Technology P765Why we’d love to have it: Ryobi’s SCORE Wireless Speaker system uses SKAA technology – a combination of Wifi and Bluetooth that gives a ridiculously long range compared to other options on the market. But the benefits don’t stop there. The speakers auto-sync so you’re never hearing a delay from one to the other. And on top of that, they sound really good. Get it for: Thanks to hybrid corded or cordless power, just about anyone will appreciate a good set of wireless speakers. Check out more details here. Buy it at Home Depot – $199.00          

Milwaukee 2557-22 M12 Fuel 3/8″ Ratchet Kit

M12 FUEL RatchetsWhy we’d love to have it: Every year, thousands of tool enthusiasts from Pros to DIYers get ratchet and socket sets for Christmas. It’s time to get the Pro in your home something that will do more of the work for him! Milwaukee gave their original M12 Ratchets an upgrade with brushless motors that will extend the life and runtime of the tool. Not sure which of the three models to get? It’s hard to go wrong with the 3/8″ drive – it has 55 ft. lbs. of torque and nearly every Pro will have a set of 3/8″ sockets. Get it for: Mechanics that work with pneumatic ratchets may be skeptical, but put this in their hands and watch how fast they ditch the air hose! Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $229.00 Acme Tools- Support Our Sponsors!  

Over $250

 

Southwire MaintenancePRO 1000A AC/DC Clamp Meter with Bluetooth 23090T

SOUTHWIRE MaintenancePRO 1000 A ACDC Clamp Meter with Blue Tooth 23090TWhy we’d love to have it: Southwire’s premium MaintenancePro Smart Clamp Meter looks to bring smart technology to the most serious electricians. It has the features Pros demand like a precision TrueRMS function, hi-res backlit display, CAT IV 600V/CAT III 1000V certification, and motor inrush current detection among many others. From there, it connects via Bluetooth and Southwire’s free MApp to view readings, set up recording sessions, and prepare full reports from your smartphone. Get it for: Grab this for the professional electrician that’s looking to move into smart tools. Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $262.49 Acme Tools- Support Our Sponsors!  

DeWalt 7-1/4″ 20V MAX Cordless Circular Saw with Brake Kit DCS570

DeWalt DCS570 20V Max Brushless Circular SawWhy we’d love to have it: DeWalt’s DCS570 is their first brushless 7-1/4″ circular saw. They may have been fashionably late to the party, but they knocked it out of the park with this design. Smaller and lighter than the FlexVolt Circular Saw and the new FlexVolt Framing Saw, it has less power but is a pleasure to use. The ergonomics are excellent and it’s among the top when it comes to cutting power in the 18V/20V Max class. If you’re looking for an excuse to jump on DeWalt’s 20V Max system, this saw is a good reason to take the leap! Get it for: Any Pro contractor already on – or looking to move to – DeWalt’s 20V Max cordless platform Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $279 Acme Tools- Support Our Sponsors!  

Yeti Panga 75 Duffel

Yeti Panga 75 DuffelWhy we’d love to have it: So Yeti makes a duffel bag – big deal, right? Actually, it is a big deal. How many waterproof duffel bags do you own? Sure, you might have one with a DWR (durable water repellent), but I bet your stuff still gets wet if it falls in the river. That’s not the case with the Yeti Panga series of duffels. In fact, these bags can be fully submerged without water intrusion into the bag. Available in three sizes, this is the perfect bag to take on extended kayak trips, backcountry excursions by horseback, or heading offshore for the day. Get it for: The outdoorsman who needs to keep gear dry no matter where the adventure takes them Check out more details here. Buy it at Amazon – $349.99

Festool ETSC 125 18V Brushless Hybrid Cordless 5″ Sander PLUS

Top 5 Best Festool Gifts for Christmas 2017 - Hybrid SanderWhy we’d love to have it: Festool decided not to make you decide between corded and cordless sanders by introducing hybrid models. By changing the battery form factor, you still get Festool’s outstanding ergonomics and sanding performance with or without the cord. Better yet, you can go with a circle, rectangle, or delta pad design. Or do what we did – get all three! Get it for: Hybrid sanders are a jobsite carpenter’s dream, but even the shop guys will appreciate losing the cord. Check out more details here. Price – $400.00

Hitachi 18V Brushless Framing Nailer

Htiachi Cordless Framing NailerWhy we’d love to have it: The quest for a legitimate cordless framing nailer leads us to Hitachi’s 18V Brushless model. Available as either a round or clipped head unit, Hitachi tackles two very important issues in the development of this tool class. First, is power. Other models tend to leave nails proud way too often,  but Hitachi does a nice job with consistent driving depth. The other issue is firing delay – something that’s nearly non-existent with Hitachi’s design. Pack all that performance in a package that holds true to Hitachi’s ergonomic considerations and you get the best cordless framing nailer currently available. Get it for: Framers and remodelers Check out more details here. Price – $429.00 http://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/bosch-ccs180b-18v-circular-saw?cm_mmc=Ad-_-PTR-_-Review-_-BN

Skilsaw 10″ Heavy Duty Worm Drive Table Saw with Stand SPT99-12

Skilsaw SPT99-12 Heavy-Duty Worm Drive Table SawWhy we’d love to have it: We love Skilsaw’s original worm drive table saw. It’s lightweight and holds its own in a crowded field. But there are other saws that lead in the power department. Now Skilsaw has a Heavy-Duty Worm Drive Table Saw that takes things up several notches. You get a rolling gravity rise stand to work with as your platform. Skilsaw put a larger 99 series worm drive motor to power this beast and it makes for one of the smoothest cutting saws we’ve ever used. The whole package is a big upgrade and earns itself a Pro Tool Innovation Award in the table saw category. Get it for:  Framers and jobsite carpenters Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $499.00 Acme Tools- Support Our Sponsors!  

Makita 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless 6-1/2″ Plunge Circular Saw Kit XPS01PTJ

Why we’d love to have it: Makita’s 18V X2 Plunge Cut Circular Saw cuts the cord on another versatile jobsite tool. Two 18V batteries combine to give the saw 36V power, but there’s much more than just corded power here. The plunge cut saw on its own can make more accurate cuts with a finer finish than a standard circular saw and it also has dust collection onboard. But it can also connect to a track to make give it the ultimate in cutting accuracy and finish for carpenters and furniture makers. Get it for: Carpenters and furniture makers of all levels. Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $499.99   Acme Tools- Support Our Sponsors!        

Festool Syslite STL 450 Surface Inspection Light Set W/ Tripod

Top 5 Best Festool Gifts for Christmas 2017 - SYSLiteWhy we’d love to have it: Where the SysLite Duo does its best work by lighting up the work area for you, Festool’s SysLite STL 450 is the inspection light tradesmen will want to get their hands on. The design allows you to cast light next to the surface you’re inspecting, exposing defects in workmanship so you can correct them before signing off on job completion. It’ll make your finished work even better. And we all know that happy clients love to tell their friends who did quality work for them. Get it for: This is a great light for painters, drywall Pros, and other interior tradesmen. Check out more details here. Price w/Tripod – $510.00        

Makita 18V X2 LXT Lithium-Ion (36V) Brushless Cordless 10″ Dual-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw with Laser Kit (5.0Ah) XSL06PT

Why we’d love to have it: Cordless miter saws are no longer just a pipe dream with several models available, including the 10″ and 12″ class. I’ve used them all and Makita’s XSL06 is my favorite. There just doesn’t seem to be any compromise. Makita takes the 18V X2 platform and brushless motor to give the saw performance levels that will make you forget your corded saw exists. Makita also sticks with their direct drive design – rather than a belt drive – making this saw noticeably more confident cutting through lumber. If your loved one has been extra good this year, this is the gift to get! Get it for: Any Pro looking for a cordless miter saw. Check out more details here. Buy it at Acme Tools – $649.99 Acme Tools- Support Our Sponsors!      

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