Handymen love their tools . There is a sense of pride in having the the right tool for the job in your toolbox. However that means being able to do any job requires a lot of tools! Luckily we’ve compiled a list of our favorite tools every man wants and needs, but may not have. From wearable wrenches that actually look cool to portable drill presses you’ll find 10 of the best tools for handymen in our list to make your life easier, and hopefully, theirs.
Best for: Any toolbox
An essential tool for any handyman! Never waste time looking for the right sized wrench ever again with this patented universal socket. Its self adjusting grip fits ANY shaped nut from 7mm to 19mm with ease. One of the best tools for handymen of all skills and specialties.
Best for: The handyman with everything
He’s never seen a Leatherman like this! Featuring 29 tools in one stylish tire tread like bracelet, this is one tool he’ll never leave home without. Fully customizable links means he’ll be able to wear the tools he’ll use most. From a variety of wrenches, screwdrivers, glass breaker and even cutting hooks, every tool he’ll ever need is always on hand. No matter where he goes.
Best for: Measuring hard to get angles
The perfect bendable ruler for brick, tile, stone, wood, laminate and more! This multi-jointed ruler can bend to fit any angle with a simple screw adjustment. Portable and made of high quality aluminum that’s built to last!
Best for: Mr. Forgetful
He’ll never lose another important screw again with this brilliant magnetic wristband. Simply place your parts on one of the 5 strong magnets on the wristband as you work to have them in one easily convenient location. And if he doesn’t want to wear it, the band still makes a great mat for keeping loose parts in one place that won’t roll away!
Best for: Screw strippers
Nothing stops a project dead in it’s tracks faster than a stripped screw that won’t thread out. The Easy-Out screw extractor quickly removes stripped screws in 2 easy steps. Simply drill out the bad screw, flip the bit and extract! An essential tool to save time and sanity.
Best for: Speed kings
Throw the dull pencils away! Quickly and easily mark a line to cut with the SnapBack Chalk Line. Lay out your cut and with a sharp snap of the line leave a clear line of chalk to mark it. Featuring the retractable snap back line so he’ll never have to walk across a project to retrieve his line. This makes a great tool for wood and masonry projects.
Best for: Power tool junkies
Make messy coils of ugly orange extension cords a thing of the past with this heavy duty power cord extension reel. Featuring 80 ft of power cord and 4 plug ins with a built in surge protector this is the perfect gift for messy garages or outdoor projects. Clean up is easy too as when the job is done as the cord rolls back for easy storage.
Best for: Cramped work spaces and small crafts
Not everybody, sadly, has the room for a full sized drill press in their workshop. So give them the next best thing with the Dremel sized drill press work station. Simply attach your Dremel rotary tool to create a small but powerful drill press that’s the perfect size for workbenches or jobs on the go.
Best for: Measuring twice and cutting once
4 great tools in one! This compact laser level measure combines an 8 ft tape measure, ruler and leveler with a laser sight with 3 different settings. Perfect for hanging pictures straight, measuring cuts and aligning woodwork. Easy to use and handy to have around for every situation.
Best for: Craftsmen
There’s an old saying that a man is only as good as his power tools and with the Black and Decker Jigsaw by his side he’ll be ready for any project. Built by a name you can trust, saw comes with a dust blower, keyless blade change and a 5 amp variable speed motor for serious cutting power. You can’t go wrong with power tools and this is one saw he’ll use over and over.