Finding the right gift for Father’s Day can be a challenge when often the person purchasing the gift does not have in depth knowledge of the gifts they are looking at. While to many people a hammer is a hammer and both will do the job of fixing brackets, the man that appreciates good tools sees them very differently. Any gracious dad will of course smile and appear pleased as punch with any gift offering, but if you are looking for tools that receive a smile on more than the day they are given, here are some tips to help you select the right ones.
When you are shopping for clothes, you know that brand tells you a lot about the quality of the item. All denim jeans are not the same and the tag on the back tells a story about how they will fit and how they will wear. The same goes for tools. Aside from the difference between the ultra-cheap tools in the bins near the checkout aisle and the real tools made for long life and performance sold in a proper tool store there are the actual differences in the better brands to be considered. DeWalt, Hitachi, and Old Milwaukee are some examples of real tools that almost any man would be pleased to own and have seen in his garage. If you are looking for the right tool for your dad the secret is as simple as a quick look in his tool cabinet.
Much like many people swear by a particular brand of shoes because of the way they fit and feel, the specific brand of tools should be an influential deciding factor. If a man has six different DeWalt power tools, chance are good that they are his brand of choice and you would be best served to stick with that brand. In the most basic of terms all you need to do is colour coordinate and make sure your selection matches his preference, the reason for this is more than simply the matching colours. Cordless tools share batteries and chargers readily so long as they are the same brand and voltage, so you can be sure the accessories he already owns will work with the new gift.
Some dads already have an amazing array of tools making it a foolhardy mission to try to select a new one that he does not already own. In this case look towards the new releases in terms of voltage and battery life in cordless tools. The new lithium Ion battery packs are lighter, the charge lasts longer, they will not discharge over time when unused and they provide more power.
If they your dad has a full array of 18v standard tools already, consider starting them on the path to the newer Lithium Ion in 18v or 20v tools. While he has likely hesitated in the upgrade himself because of so many pieces of the other variety, you can be sure he will be thrilled to jump on the bandwagon with this new upgrade.
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