Gifts for a DIY Dad

Looking for a special gift for Father's Day? If your dad, stepdad or granddad is a DIYer, take a look at these special tools and items for a handy guy who likes doing chores and building things around the home and garden.

By Gene And Katie Hamilton

Gifts for a DIY Dad

Is your Dad a DIY Guy, a handyman who likes to work in the garden and fix and build things around the house? Then he's sure to like any of these useful tools and gadgets for Father's Day. Plus everytime he uses them he'll think of you!

No need for a ladder to prune and trim trees and shrubbery with the WORX 2-in-1 Electric Pole Saw that let's you separate the saw from the pole and use it independently. The saw is equipped with a 10-in. bar and chain, driven by an 8 amp motor. Sold for $90 WORX 10-inch-electric-pole-saw.

The Bosch Self-Leveling Cross-Line Laser makes short work of precision jobs like hanging pictures, aligning tiles, installing a hand rail or hanging wall cabinets. The Self Pendulum System self-levels to assure accurate layout and allows the laser to be clamped on any surface from 1/2 in. to 2 1/4 in. thick for level lines at any height. You'll find it for $70 Laser Level.

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The Capski is a wall-mountted bottle opener that clings to a fridge, toolbox, boat truck tailgate or any shiny surface without using screws, glue or damaging surfaces found at Amazon.com ($16).

Every DIYer can use a good tool resource and the All New Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores is a terrific reference for all things related to items found in hardware stores. ($20).

If Dad's a gardener here are two nifty gifts for container plants. Drain-Smart at www.drain-smart.com makes container drainer discs that fits into a container and encourages faster drainage and prevents root-rot. ($10-$20).

If he likes painting projects consider any of these Handy Paint Products. Choose from a variety of painting aids $3-$15 www.handypaintproducts.com.

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