My Home Improvement Tool Gifts

By Todd Fratzel on Power Tools, Product Reviews

grisley-tenoning-jig I received two great home improvement tool gifts for Christmas this year. I have to admit tools are a serious weakness for me and I take every opportunity to buy them or request them for gifts. This year was no exception and I was fortunate enough to pick up two great home improvement tool gifts this year.

Tenoning Jig
The first tool I received was a tenoning jig by Grizzly Tools. The Grizzly H7583 Tenoning Jig is a great accessory for my table saw. Tenoning jigs allow you to safely cut tenons on the table saw. This particular tenoning jig features:

  • Fits left and right tilting table saws with 3/8″ x 3/4″ miter gauge slots while handling stock up to 3-1/4″ thick
  • Adjustable guide bar for removing any loose play for precise results and two large grip handles for smooth control
  • The bevel angle is adjustable from 90° to 75° and the backstop is adjustable from 90° to 45°
  • The multi-position control levers and extra large clamping handwheel also ensure accurate and repeatable results

Grizzly Tools makes some really great products. All of their stuff is high quality commercial grade and very price competitive.
bostitch-brad-nailer

Brad Nailer

The second tool gift I received was a Bostitch Brad Nailer. The Factory-Reconditioned Bostitch U/BT200K-2 5/8- to 2-inch 18-Gauge Brad Nailer is a great value at just under $35. I’m a huge fan of factory-reconditioned tools like this. The brad nailer came in a new case and only had one very small scratch on it. The brad nailer features:

  • Drives 5/8- to 2-1/2-Inch 18-Gauge brad nails
  • Tool free adjustable depth control
  • Lightweight magnesium housing
  • Oil-free operation
  • 2.5 pounds; 1-year warranty

I’m really looking forward to using this brad nailer. I don’t believe you can ever own too many clamps or nail guns!

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the author of Tool Box Buzz and Today's Green Construction. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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1 Comment

  1. EPDM says:

    Great gifts you got!!!very useful home improvement tools surely!!!

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