Gift ideas for the handyman

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Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 8:00 pm

(ARA) - For some families, the local handyman never gets a call because the right man for the job is already at home ready to tackle do-it-yourself (DIY) projects. Show him that his hard work around the house has not gone unnoticed. Whether it's for Father's Day, or any other occasion throughout the year, here are a few gift ideas that are sure to hit the nail on the head.

For the dad always working under the hood: If his garage doubles as the family auto shop, consider surprising this mechanic with the gift that every auto repair enthusiast can appreciate - an impact wrench. The new Craftsman C3 3/8-inch Compact Impact Wrench is small enough to maneuver in close quarters when working under the hood of a car. With 130 ft. lbs. of torque and up to 2,500 impacts per minute, this C3 3/8-inch Compact Impact Wrench can easily loosen and tighten the toughest nuts and bolts. It also features an LED light to illuminate dark areas.

For the dad who takes on everything: Since he isn't afraid to get his hands dirty, make sure dad has the clothes that will keep the rest of him clean. Craftsman Workwear is suitable for jobs from painting to working on engines. Treated with DuPont Teflon fabric protector, the Workwear repels liquids such as water, grease and mud; and spilled paint peels right off. An added bonus - less stains means less washing.

For the dad who takes pride in his lawn: Give him a gift that helps keep the grass green, weeds at bay and lawn manicured. The Craftsman C3 19.2V cordless lawn and garden line is battery operated and lightweight, giving dad the versatility he needs to take on outdoor tasks with ease. From chainsaws to line trimmers; and from blowers to hedge trimmers, he'll have the best looking house on the block.

For the dad who is a woodworker: If he is most comfortable in the woodshop, building a variety of projects from scratch using a table saw, router and more, consider the Craftsman NEXTEC Compact Palm Grip Jigsaw. This jigsaw will allow him to cut a variety of shapes in various materials and offers an ergonomic shape and overmold grip for added comfort. Its compact design with a low center of gravity provides further hand-held control.

For more information on do-it-yourself projects and top Father's Day gifts to ensure that you find the one dad wants, guaranteed, visit Craftsman at Sears - the Father's Day Headquarters.

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