If the man in your house is always fixing something, is a keen DIY’er or a budding DIY enthusiast – then buying him a tool or two to add to his collection is always a great gift idea.
There is a plethora of tools available on the market and it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to choosing a Father’s Day gift. It also depends on the skill-level of the person you are buying for, what they already have in their tool box, and of course budget. To help, Brights Hardware has provided a list of “must-have” and “lust-have” tool gift ideas for dad – just in time for Father’s Day (Sunday 16 June).
The Bosch FlexiClick 5-In-1 Drill with five different interchangeable attachments, which makes it ideal for cabinet makers, mechanics, and DIY’ers, has been hailed by Brights CEO Orlando Luis as the “holy grail of power tools.”
According to Luis some are saying that the drill is the only tool you will ever need. “An extremely exciting prospect for many DIY devotees,” says Luis. “There are few professional grade tools that can accomplish multiple tasks seamlessly like this one, and so this domestic version is sure to get Dad smiling from ear-to-ear this Father’s Day should he be lucky enough to receive one!”
Drilling it home
Whilst on the topic of drills – another great gift idea is the Makita rotary hammer drill. This power tool can drill through masonry, ceramic tiles, wood, metal and plastics and even do light demolition work due to its power.
“The difference between a regular drill and a rotary hammer drill is that a rotary hammer drill uses pneumatics to create high impact force – and there is less wear and tear on the internal components,” explains Luis.
Cut the cord
“Cordless power tools are a growing trend and make any DIY project or home repair so much easier. These days you get many different cordless tools,” says Luis, “from drills, to band saws and circular saws. A no-fail successful gift idea in the cordless tools range would be a cordless screwdriver.”
“Cordless screwdrivers serve the purpose of tightening or loosening screws, with the main benefit being the power source driving that force. By relying on an electric motor instead of muscle power, Dad’s will be able to complete their DIY tasks more efficiently, more accurately and at a lower risk of injury.”
Brights recommends the Bosch Cordless Push & Go screwdriver. This screwdriver’s rechargeable battery can be fully powered up in 90 minutes – with USB charging capabilities. It also comes with 33 difference bit attachments to suite any project.
It goes without saying that anyone who is keen on DIY, or even those just starting out, need a good set of screwdrivers. Anything from changing a plug, to replacing the batteries in a toy or electric toothbrush require a screwdriver. “There are also jobs that are simply just not suited to power tools and need the poise and finesse of a manual screwdriver,” says Luis.
According to Luis there is a vast array of brands and types of screwdrivers on the market and choosing the perfect set can depend on things such as intended use, the grip, the strength and durability – and of course the price.
“Brights has a large range of different screwdriver sets available. A good entry level recommendation is the Titan six-piece screwdriver set. This set has rubber grip handles, magnetic philips and slot tips and a one-year warranty.”
Other must-have items recommended by Brights Hardware for DIY dads includes:
- A smooth-faced claw hammer with a nice heft and good grip.
- A set of pliers – including combination, diagonal and long-nosed pliers.
- An adjustable wrench for tightening and assembling all manner of things.
- A tool box to keep your collection of tools in. A removable tray is great for assorted nails and screws.
Luis advises that Brights Hardware has on-site experts in all of their stores to provide advice and guidance on any tools you may be thinking of buying. “Whatever you may be interested in finding out more about our knowledgeable staff members can provide you with all the product insights and information that you need.”
Brights stores are located in Boston, Blackheath, Langebaan, Mitchells Plain, Montague Park, Plattekloof, Stikland and Uitzicht. Selected products are also available on the online store www.brights.co.za/online-shop.