Often times we’re faced with tough holiday choices. Shopping for a dad, brother, or grandpa can prove to be quite difficult because after the age of 30 most men have hit “dad status”. This is a status where we begin to think that ties make a great Christmas gift and that a simple Walmart gift card is all we really need. It drives everybody in the family crazy (especially those that are obsessed with getting people actual gifts – looking at you Mom) and dad usually ends up spending it on an oil change. Gadgets 4 Guys thought it was time to change this holiday theme and give everybody a detailed list of potential tools they could get this holiday season.
2-Piece Rapid Adjust Steel Wrenches
If you’ve ever tried to manually adjust a wrench while in a pinch (think on your back underneath a car) you know that it can be a pain. Trying to get the perfect width on the wrench can prove challenging and often times it can shake loose forcing you to start the whole process over again. Kobalt saw an opportunity to fix this issue with their rapid adjust wrenches that simply require a couple of squeezes on the handle to auto-fit whatever size you need. You can get the two piece set that offers both 8 inch and 6 inch wrenches for whatever you might need them to work on.
Double Drive Quick Load Screwdriver
Trying to keep an entire set of different sized screw bits and flatheads is a thing of the past. Gone are the days of having a toolbox that is twice the size of your 5 year old child as tools become more innovative and compact. The Kobalt Quik Load Screwdriver Set offers this exact approach to give you the freedom to quickly switch between bit sizes with one hand. They’ve also managed to put in their Double Drive technology which helps to give the Quik Load the ability to screw in half the normal time of most other screwdrivers. You can also unscrew the bottom of the Quik Load to throw in the bits and avoid having to carry everything separately if you prefer.
Quick-Change Folding Lockback Knife
Finding the write kind of utility knife can be a pain. The cheap ones that most of us end up buying have the push up or down retraction ability but over time begin to lose their hold. Before you know it the blade is being pushed back into the casing and you can’t cut anything. We found a utility knife that avoids that issue by being a fold out knife (think a traditional pocket knife) and also makes blade changing super easy. With a quick push of the button, the Kobalt Quick-Change Folding Knife will “release” the blade and allow you to put a new one in safely and timely. They also made it super easy to carry additional blades by putting them into the actual handle of the tool so you’re never stuck without a new blade when you need it.
Don’t let your dad get stuck with another tie this holiday season or have him buying useless crap in the Walmart discount aisle. Get him the tools he needs to finally complete his “Honey-Do” list and show off to the neighbors all the cool stuff he has.