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DIY Essentials: Tools, Gadgets & Gears

Got someone on your list with an affinity for the latest tools and accessories? We’ve compiled some of our favorite DIY essentials

1. Leatherman’s Custom Shop

Want to give a truly unique gift? Make your own with the Leatherman Custom Shop. Customize your Leatherman with designs, pictures, messages and more to create a true original piece. It’s an easy process—just upload your design and let Leatherman do the rest of the work. Your customized Leatherman will be delivered to your door within one to two weeks. There are 10+ best-selling products to choose from, including the iconic WAVE® Plus.
Prices vary | Available at Leatherman

2. WORX WG430 13 Amp Foldable Bladeless Electric Leaf Mulcher

Have the leaves piled up in your yard this fall? The WORX WG430 Leaf Mulcher is the all-in-one solution to this annual problem. Turn hundreds of gallons of leaf yard waste into vitamin-rich, organic mulch that's a perfect fertilizer for your flowerbed or garden.
$149 | Available on Amazon

3. RAK Magnetic Wristband

Tired of dropping and losing your small screws, nails, and bits? Keep them on-hand—literally—thanks to 10 strong magnets embedded in the band.
$16 | Available on Amazon

4. OXX COFFEEBOXX Job Site Single Serve Coffee Maker

No jobsite is complete without coffee on-hand. Meet the world’s toughest coffee maker, COFFEEBOXX. Designed to be stored with tools and gears, it’s tough enough to be carried on and off the jobsite each day. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee, cocoa, tea or other hot beverage in either 8, 10, and 12 oz cup sizes. It takes only 30 seconds to pre-heat and 70 seconds to brew a cup.
$200 | Available on Amazon

5. Bucket Box Bucket Tool Organizer

Know someone who needs to be organized, but is constantly on-the-go? The Bucket Box Fits any 5-gallon bucket and features 30 pockets for tools and 3 interior loops for hammers and pry bars, all while keeping the bucket center open for bulk storage.
$20 | Available on Amazon

6. Bosch BLAZE BLAZE 135 ft. Laser Measurer

Make measuring easier with this 135 ft. laser measurer, complete with a display guide that uses words, letters and icons to walk the user through each measurement process. Avoid inaccuracies with a real-time measurement mode which gives accurate measurements that automatically adjusts closer to or farther from the target.
$99 | Available at The Home Depot

7. Festool Cordless Oscillator OSC 18 Li E-Basic

This versatile cordless oscillating multi-tool provides functional and exceptional precision and control, allowing you to control and set the depth of the cut at various angles.
Starting at $375 | Available at Festool

8. Fiskars X17 Splitting Axe

Wintertime isn’t complete without log-fueled fires to warm your home on frosty days. Get your aspiring lumberjack an easy-to-handle, easy-to-transport axe, perfect for splitting small- to medium-sized logs with power and speed.
$40 | Available on Amazon

9. Milwaukee M12 Cordless 2-Speed Screwdriver

Need something compact, yet durable to work in those hard-to-reach spaces? This cordless electric screwdriver from Milwaukee features an on-board LED light to help illuminate dimly lit areas and delivers 275 in./lbs. of torque and 0400 RPM/01500 RPM.
$129 | Available at The Home Depot

10. BlueFire Semi-Rigid Flexible Wireless Endoscope

Is there an inspector, HVAC professional, or auto repair person on your list this year? This endoscope from BlueFire is a semi-rigid flexible WIFI borescope that allows for easy video recording and photography directly to a mobile device.
$40 | Available on Amazon