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Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Tools November 17, 2016 Matt Weber







When shopping for gifts this holiday season, keep in mind that new tools are always a good pick for a serious DIY’er. And if you live with that DIY’er, these gifts offer a sly way to subtly encourage improvements and repairs around your household. EHT offers a few gift ideas for the home improver in your life. From ratchet sets and stud finders to track saws and how-to books, you’re sure to find a good pick.


The Quick & Easy Home DIY Manual

Offering 321 tried-and-true home improvement tips, The Quick & Easy Home DIY Manual makes an excellent gift for a do-it-yourselfer. Extreme How-To‘s first book walks your through basic tool usage and simple repairs as well as weekend projects and major remodeling. Chock full of full-color photos and helpful illustrations, it makes a great go-to guide for homeowners who prefer to put a personal stamp on the house they live in. Pick it up at a fine book retailer near you or purchase online from


Kobalt 8-Piece Ratchet Wrench Set

The Kobalt Ratchet Set (model #85560) includes: 5/16, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, and 3/4-inch flexbox ratcheting wrenches. The 72- fine tooth ratcheting end provides 5-deg. of arc swing. The box end pivots 180 degrees providing unlimited leverage and allows access to the narrowest of work areas. The 12-point design helps prevent fastener damage and increases torque. The wrenches are constructed of chrome vanadium steel with a high-polish finish and large easy-to-read size callouts. Visit


Dickies X-Series Jeans

Dickies X-Series workwear/casual jeans are made from 13-oz. denim, 100-percent ringspun cotton that’s soft yet durable and available in five modern finishes. The jeans sit slightly below the waist, with a straight-through seat and thigh, and a straight leg. They feature an extra-durable flat-felled inseam, classic 5-pocket styling, a brass zipper, keystone belt loops, and brass rivets for long-lasting wear. Look for the signature x-stitch on the left leg. Visit


Black+Decker Corded Garden Cultivator

The new Black+Decker Corded Garden Cultivator is an ideal tool to prepare a garden for winter holly. It efficiently breaks up soil to allow water and nutrients to reach plant roots, while counter-oscillating tines prevent weeds from tangling. This fully adjustable, extra-deep cultivator breaks up soil so water and nutrients can reach plant roots. With 50-percent longer tines than the previous model, it weeds thoroughly without tangling and preps beds and bare patches for seeding or planting. It features a lightweight upright design, and a telescoping tube adjusts for maximum user comfort. Visit


WorkShop WS1100CA Mobile Vac Station

This year doesn’t your favorite DIY’er deserve something they can actually use? Something well-built and durable, and something that is best-in-class, just like them? Look no further than the reliable WorkShop WS1100CA. WorkShop tests their motors thoroughly to make sure they are among the longest lasting in the industry, backed with a 5-year limited warranty. The bigger the job the more power that job requires, and the Mobile Vac Station produces that power with 217 max air watts and 127 cfm. This 11-gallon vacuum comes loaded with accessories, and unlike any other vacuum features integrated storage drawers to keep the included tools organized and accessible. Even the 8-ft. contractor-grade hose conveniently stores in the top drawer when not in use. Visit http://BestVacs.WS/11g.