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No matter the occasion, it's a great time to remind Dad how important he is to us. If your dad likes to fix things around the house, work in the yard or fix the car, it's better to say "you're the best" than to use shiny new tools.
With so many different types of tools - from drills to wrench sets - deciding what to buy for him can feel a little overwhelming. To help, our experts at Bob Vila have gathered the best tool gifts for dads. Whether it's a Dremel rotary tool kit, a new DeWalt saw, or a sleek Leatherman multi-tool, every DIY-loving dad is sure to love it.
DeWalt's Lighted Tool Backpack helps dad keep all his tools and accessories organized and ready to go. It has 48 interiors and 9 exterior multipurpose pockets for screwdrivers, wrenches, drills, hammers, pliers, extension cords and more. One of the main features of this backpack (highly recommended by customers) is the integrated LED light that points to the work area or the interior of the bag to make it easier to find the right tool for a specific job.
When you're looking for the best Father's Day gift ideas, you can't go wrong with this cordless drill from Black + Decker, which has received more than 27,000 positive reviews. Our experts also chose this model as the best value for money in the cordless drill world. The drill features a lightweight and durable battery, an 11-position clutch for enhanced control, variable speed settings and an integrated drill holder.
The Leatherman Wingman Multitool pocket contains 14 tools to keep Dad ready. Pocket knives, screwdrivers, wire cutters, scissors, bottle openers, can openers and a variety of other tools are all integrated into a lightweight and easy-to-open tool that is designed around spring-action solid steel pliers. In reviewing the best multi-tools, our experts noted that this tool has a polished and durable finish that gives it a high-quality feel.
Dad will love how much easier this expert-approved digital tape measure makes his life. The tool provides accurate measurements within ⅛ inch and distances up to 65 feet. Its one-touch operation, backlit display and ability to stand on its own are just some of the features that have made this model popular with more than 11,000 reviewers.
If Dad is a true DIY enthusiast, he'll easily come up with multiple ways to use this highly-rated 10-inch table saw from DeWalt. It comes with a 24-tooth carbide blade and a maximum cutting depth of 3 ⅛ inches at 90 degrees and 2 ¼ inches at 45 degrees. It also offers a rack and pinion telescoping fence system for quick and accurate adjustments. The saw's rolling stand and excellent stability helped it earn the top spot in our guide to the best portable table saws.
The next time Dad needs any electrical work done, he'll be happy to have Irwin's best wire cutters and wire stripping tools. With over 16,000 Amazon reviews, this pair is designed with comfort, durability and ease of use in mind. The wire cutters feature heavy-duty induction-hardened serrations and pointed ends to easily break all gauges of wire. Irwin also added slots with tabs to strip wires between 10 and 20 AWG, as well as crimpers for use when splicing wires.
This Dremel rotary tool kit is a versatile addition to any workbench. It has over 9,000 reviews and tops our best rotary tool guide - with a storage box, 40 accessories and five attachments. With all these different components, it can be used for a variety of applications such as sanding, cutting, grilling and carving. 5,000 to 35,000 RPM variable speed motors give the user complete control over each task, and there's even a rotating pivot light to illuminate dim or dark spaces.
Sometimes a standard-size screwdriver just won't cut it. With this precision screwdriver set from Wera, you can make sure Dad has the right tool for every job. After evaluating the set's handle design and overall comfort, our experts called it the best ergonomic choice. We also like the reverse and swivel end caps that give you better control over the speed of rotation of the screw or fastener.
Help Dad clean the exterior of his home with this gas-pressure washer. This tool offers 2,700 PSI, 2.3 GPM of pressure, a 25-foot flexible hose with lance and four nozzles to remove slime and dirt from sidewalks, siding, decks, railings, fences, patio furniture and more. In testing the best pressure washers, our experts also touted their maneuverability, compact size and built-in detergent tank.
Help Dad light up his work area with the Slonik Headlamp - an Amazon customer favorite with more than 12,000 reviews. Selected as the best brightness in our Best Headlamps guide, this model features a 1,000-lumen light that can project a 60-foot beam. It has six brightness levels and an adjustable nylon strap that can be worn on the head, used as a handheld flashlight, or even mounted on a helmet.
The Craftsman Mechanics Tool Set is designed to provide DIY car enthusiasts with ratchets, sockets, drivers and other accessories needed to maintain their vehicles. The parts in this 135-piece set - the best selection of socket sets from our best tools list - feature a corrosion-resistant polished chrome finish. A red blow-molded storage box is included to keep all components organized and easy to find.
If you've noticed Dad running back and forth to get different tools while working, one of the best Father's Day gifts you can give him is this combo apron that keeps all his tools within reach. An overall top pick in our roundup of the best tool belts, this adjustable apron has 20 pockets for tools, nails, pencils and other accessories. To keep him comfortable and minimize back pain, it also comes with a padded back strap to ensure even weight distribution.
This watering wand sprayer head from Green Mount is a wonderful gift for dads who love to take care of their lawns and gardens. The uniquely designed 24-inch spray wand features a slightly curved design to make watering shrubs, bushes and garden beds easier. In reviewing the best tools for lazy gardeners, our experts found that the angled head is also perfect for watering hanging plants, and the handle has a stay-open clip for continuous spraying.
A good set of Allen wrenches is another top contender in this roundup of the best tool gifts for dad. each wrench in this 9-piece set from Wera is color-coded with printed and laser-engraved markings to make it easier to always grab the right tool. The wrenches are coated with a chip-resistant coating that enhances their overall quality and durability.
Give Dad more power to clean his lawn quickly and easily with this cordless leaf blower from Greenworks. With its high-performance brushless motor and 6-speed dial, this all-in-one tool can also be used as a leaf vacuum and mulcher, which is why our experts named it the best leaf blower.
Pliers are essential for maintaining a firm grip on objects for a variety of purposes, such as tightening bolts, removing stuck objects or gripping the pipe you're cutting. Dad will come up with multiple uses for these comfortable and easy-to-use Cobra water pump pliers, and our experts love them. Made of durable, oil-hardened chrome vanadium, the Tongue & Groove Pliers feature a 10-inch handle and push-button adjustment for easy grip adjustment without opening the jaws.
Work gloves protect hands from injuries, calluses and more. Our experts chose these flex-grip work gloves from Custom Leathercraft as their top choice for men. Made of synthetic leather with hidden internal stitching, these gloves are comfortable, shrink-proof and hook-proof. They also offer a wing closure strap to hold the gloves in place and prevent them from slipping off while Dad is working.
Dad can keep his yard neatly trimmed with the Worx Revolution, which we call one of the best string trimmers around. This lightweight, versatile tool can be used as a string trimmer, an inline wheeled edger and a mini mower. There are seven different handle positions and six swivel head positions to help him stay comfortable while working in the yard - part of the reason the tool is highly rated by more than 6,000 Amazon customers.
With this top-of-the-line grilling kit from Cuisinart, Dad will have everything he needs to maintain his title as a grill master. The set includes 20 grilling tools and accessories, including a spatula, tongs, grill brush, digital temperature fork, cleaning brush, corn rack, and skewers. Each piece features a stainless steel finish that allows Dad to grill in style and even comes with a stylish aluminum carrying case.
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