Capper's Farmer Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For the Car, Shop, Home & Craft Room

By Capper's Farmer Editors

Here are some great – and practical – gifts to use in the house, craft room, shop, and car.

lightweight blow torch

Blowtorch

The Bernzomatic TS4000 Trigger Start Torch is a self-igniting, high-temperature torch head designed for easy operation. Simply pull the trigger for ignition, and release it to turn off. The torch produces a swirl flame and burns propane or mapp gas. Pressure regulation allows the flame to burn in any direction and ensures consistent performance. Even while the flame burns, the replaceable brass tip stays cool. The stainless steel burn tube, cast aluminum body, and brass burn tip are constructed for durability. The torch head weighs 1.3 pounds.

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon, Lowe's, or The Home Depot



COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • Lots of power in a compact torch.
  • Starts easily every time, and burns consistently.
  • Easy to use.
  • Great quality at an affordable price.

circular saw

Circular Saw

The DEWALT DCS570B 20V Circular Saw With Brake is the perfect tool for any do-it-yourselfer. The brushless motor provides 5200 rpm and maintains speed under load. It features a 7¼-inch blade and a bevel capacity up to 57 degrees. Battery sold separately.

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon or in stores wherever DEWALT products are sold.



COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • Makes nice, clean cuts.
  • Easy to use.
  • Makes quick work of DIY projects that involve cutting boards.

68 piece drill kit

Drill-Driver Project Kit

The Black & Decker 20V Drill & Project Kit is a 68-piece tool set. In addition to the drill, the kit also includes a 20-volt lithium-ion battery and battery charger, a screwdriver, a level, pliers, a wrench, a hammer, a tape measure, and a variety of bits and accessories. As a bonus, the kit even comes with a handy carrying case to keep all your tools together.

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:



  • The drill, although compact, has lots of torque power.
  • The kit contains just about everything needed for home projects and repairs.
  • All the tools fit great in the included carrying case for easy and convenient storage.
  • Great tool kit for the price.

smart jumper cables

Jumper Cables

Needing a jump start is never convenient, but MYCHANIC’s Smart Cables will get you back on the road quickly and safely. These booster cables have two unique features. First is a voltage meter for real-time readings, so you can be sure the battery is definitely the reason your car won’t start, and second is reverse polarity protection, meaning that instead of sparks, you’ll get a beep and a flashing light if you connect the cables backward. The Smart Cables also feature 12 feet of tangle-resistant, 6-gauge cables for medium-duty use, 100 percent Copper Clad Aluminum (CCA) cable construction, and are rated for up to -13 F, so they can resist even the lowest temperatures.

WHERE TO BUY: MYCHANIC

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • Easy to hook up and use.
  • Voltage meter is a great addition.
  • No more fear of sparks flying if cables are connected backward.
  • Great for drivers of all ages.
  • Cables are nice and long, which is very handy.

LED lamp

Lighting

Part of the new Wellness Series from OttLite is the Revive LED Desk Lamp. This elegant metal lamp features OttLite’s exclusive LED technology that comes as close to the sun’s spectral output as you can get – balanced, smooth, and healthier for your eyes. It has a maximum lumen output of 400, with touch-activated control, three brightness settings, three adjustable knobs for precise positioning of light, and helps reduce eyestrain by up to 51 percent. The lamp stands 15½ inches tall with a base that measures 6¼ inches in diameter.

WHERE TO BUY: OttLite

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • Beautiful lamp.
  • Adjusts easily.
  • Multiple brightness settings so you get perfect lighting for any job.
  • Ideal for crafting, sewing, reading, doing homework, and more. 

portable battery charger

Mower/Vehicle Battery Charger

The DEWALT DCB412 Mower/Vehicle Battery Charger charges all DEWALT 40-volt max batteries from a vehicle’s power outlet or by tapping directly into the mower battery, enabling batteries to be charged throughout the day while you work. It features an LED indicator that communicates the battery charge status, as well as an automatic shut-off, and it comes with a mounting bracket and strap for mounting on mowers.

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon or wherever DEWALT products are sold.

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • Comes in handy while working around the farm.
  • You can charge an extra battery while you work, so you always have a fresh battery when needed.
  • The mounting bracket and strap are easy to install.
  • Works great whether charging from the mower battery or from the pickup’s power outlet.
  • Has saved the day on a few occasions.

epson color printer

Printer

The Expression ET-2650 Eco Tank Wireless All-In-One Printer offers revolutionary cartridge-free printing with easy-to-fill, supersized tanks. It includes enough ink to print up to 4,000 black/6,500 color pages, which is equivalent to about 20 ink cartridge sets. The ET-2650 delivers an unbeatable combination of convenience and value, giving you the freedom to print anything you want in color, without worry. The printer features built-in wireless for printing from tablets and smartphones, plus a 1.44-inch color LCD and built-in card slot.

WHERE TO BUY: Epson

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Filling the tanks with ink is simple, and the tanks are large, so you don’t have to fill them very often.
  • Love the ink bottles over cartridges. It’s much more cost efficient, as well as time efficient.
  • Prints crisp, clear pages.
  • Works great with tablets and smartphones.

cordless sander

Sander

The Black & Decker BDCMS20C 20V MOUSE Sander features a compact and ergonomic design to help provide control and accessibility in tight corners and spaces. An included detail finger attachment can be interchanged to help sand hard-to-reach spaces. The two-position grip allows for control and ease of use during applications. The sander has a 12,000 OPM speed for fast material removal, and comes with a battery and charger, two sheets of paper, one sheet of detailed finer paper, and four extra sheets of tip paper.

WHERE TO BUY: Amazon

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • Not having to deal with a cord is wonderful.
  • The sander is small and easy to maneuver.
  • You can sand almost anywhere, even areas that are hard to reach, using the detail finger attachment.
  • Lots of power, and works quickly at sanding down rough surfaces.
  • Ideal for DIY projects and furniture makeovers.

shop tools and light

Shop Tools & Lighting

For the mechanics on your gift-giving list, MYCHANIC has some great products available.

The Blade Multi Light pivots 270 degrees and spins 360 degrees to illuminate any space. Ultra-thin, bright, and adjustable, its hook and magnet make it easy to work hands-free under the hood or beneath the car, and it folds for compact storage in the toolbox. It has an output of 250 lumens and features four settings – high, low, and two unique emergency flashers.

The Tool Creeper & POD Light Combo is a great combination. The POD Light is a sphere work light with a magnetic base that allows light to be aimed in any direction. The Tool Creeper is a large, three-compartment rolling tray that keeps tools within arm’s reach, and it’s designed with a magnetic receiving plate for the POD Light.

The 2-Ton Hybrid Floor Jack is a low-profile jack designed to roll under the lowest of cars and trucks, with saddle heights from 3.5 inches to 18.1 inches. The jack is pure power in a sleek wrapper, lifting up to 4,400 pounds. It also features a dual parallel pump system so it lifts quickly and easily, and has 3-inch urethane co-mold front wheels for easy maneuvering over uneven surfaces.

WHERE TO BUY: MYCHANIC

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • The Blade Multi Light is a nice small size, provides a lot of light, and folds up easily and compactly to be stored in a tool bag or toolbox. The fact that it spins and flips makes it easy to get the light right where you need it, and the magnetic areas come in handy, so you don’t have to try to hold the light while working.
  • The Tool Creeper & POD Light Combo is fantastic. No more wearing out the knees by getting up and down to grab tools, screws, etc., because you can keep it all on the creeper, and simply roll the creeper with you as you need to move. And the POD Light provides ample lighting exactly where it’s needed.
  • The 2-Ton Hybrid Floor Jack is powerful, easy to use, and easy to store. With this heavy-duty jack, there’s no need to wonder if it can hold the weight of your pickup. It lifts easily and quickly, and the wheels make it easy to move from one spot to another.

FrostGuard on car

Windshield & Side Mirror Covers

Protect your vehicle from the winter elements with the FrostGuard Signature & Mirror Cover Bundle. The windshield cover includes a wiper flap and security panel, is made of durable polyester and weather-resistant PVC lining, has a fit-fast attachment system constructed from premium woven elastic, and includes a quick-dry storage pouch. It works with cars, trucks, and SUVs. The standard windshield cover measures 61 inches long by 41 inches high, and the XL measures 70 inches long by 41 inches high. The mirror covers offer additional protection for your side-view mirrors.

WHERE TO BUY: FrostGuard

COMMENTS FROM THE CAPPER'S FARMER EDITORS:

  • This bundle makes life in winter much easier. No more scraping ice or sweeping snow off the windshield or side mirrors. Just take the covers off, put them in the pouch, and you’re on your way.
  • Easy to put on and take off, and they fit great.
  • The covers are made to withstand many winters.

Find more gift ideas in our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide.




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