These ingenious handyman tools will make your construction tasks a piece of cake. They also just look pretty darn cool on your workbench…
1. The Electric Jaw Saw
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Show your unruly yard who is boss with an electric chainsaw that looks just like a shark. With metal teeth grips and an optional extendable pole, this versatile tool will have you chopping, cutting, and sawing your way through every overgrown tree on the block.
Use it for: yard maintenance and backyard pruning.
($117.85 USD, Amazon)
2. Laser Drill Guide
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For handymen who love practicality and perfection, the BullseyeBore laser drill guide is the ultimate accessory. This device clips on to any existing power drill and provides visual cues on drill depth and angle. You’ll never get crooked lines again!
Use it for: drilling holes and screws.
($49.99 USD, BullseyeBore)
3. Mixing Mate Paint Can Lid
Anyone who’s ever poured paint from a paint can knows just how messy it can be. Luckily, the Mixing Mate Paint Can Lid can help you stir, pour paint, and reseal your paint can again without the mess. The auger-shaped blade inside the can lifts pigments from the bottom of the can and mixes them in with a simple crank twist.
Use it for: painting, staining, and polishing jobs.
($25.04 AUD, Rockler)
4. GAM Hammer 6-in-1
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The more tools you have in your toolbox, the more fun. This GAM Hammer conceals two phillips screwdrivers and two flathead screwdrivers one inside the other. So instead of keeping a messy toolbox, you can keep just one convenient tool in your junk drawer.
Use it for: carpentry, building IKEA furniture, and the occasional nail in the wall.
($19.99 USD, ThinkGeek)
5. Rechargeable Wrenches with a Built-in Torch
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Hands up if you’ve ever been working under the sink or hood of your car with a flashlight wedged between your teeth? I know we have! The Rechargeable Illuminating Wrench Set is the perfect solution for those times when you need to do work in poorly-lit spaces.
Use it for: night jobs and odd jobs.
($99.95. USD, Hammacher Schlemmer)
6. 3M Hearing Protector Headphones
Protect your hearing on the job with this 3M durable headset designed specifically for handy dads and construction workers who make a lot of noise. The 3M worktunes headset is lightweight, comfortable, and easy to use.
Use it for: protection and entertainment.
($38.97 USD, Amazon)
7. ArcOne Welding Helmet
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Okay, okay. So maybe this one is a little over the top? The ArcOne Welding Helmet comes in a range of different patterns and colours, from tiger print to crocodile themed, racing stripes, army patterned, and more. Welders should always use proper protection while they’re working, and there’s no reason why you can’t look cool while staying safe.
Use it for: welding projects and fancy dress?
($169.99 USD, ArcOne)
8. Logosol M8 Sawmill
We have no clue how many of you actually have the time to mill your own timber. But there’s no denying it, the Logosol M8 Sawmill is a beautiful piece of machinery. Whether you’re building a new deck for your home, a cabin in the woods, or a treehouse for your kids, the Logosol M8 is a portable saw like no other. Take a gander.
Use it for: cutting timber.
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