Christmas Tool Gift Guide, 2019 | #040

Christmas Tool Gift Guide 2019

Last Updated on January 28, 2020 by Tim Harman

Need some Christmas gift ideas for the tool lover in your life?  Look no further!  We divided up our picks into three tiers, $25 and under, $25-$100, and no limit. 


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CH Hanson 03040 Magnetic Stud Finder

This magnetic stud finder would be an excellent stocking stuffer. At the $7 range, you can’t go wrong! So simple and easy to use. The rare earth magnets inside will help you lock on to those drywall nails or screws to find your stud will a quickness.

Swanson Tool PB008B Plumb Bob 8oz (Brass)

When you need to find perfect plumb, you need a plumb bob! This one from Swanson Tool is a sure bet.

Diablo Reciprocating Saw Blade Set

Every tool lover needs a saws all and a good set of blades to go with it! Diablo brand is a top choice.

GIFTS $25 TO $100

Engineer Neji-saurus RX PZ-59 Screw Pliers

These pliers are fantastic. The aggressive shape of the tip of these pliers will do wonders to grip the head of that stubborn bolt. The person you gift this to will thank you every time these save the day.

Bosch 40 ft. Self Leveling Cross Line Laser with VisiMax Green Beam

Forget the string and endless measuring to get that perfectly straight line. Step up your game with a laser level! This fancy green laser level is currently on sale at The Home Depot.

Milwaukee M18 18-Volt 2200 Lumens Cordless Radius LED Compact Site Light with Flood Mode 

If you can’t see, you can’t work well! Light up your work area with a super bright LED work light. All the major cordless brands have a version of this one. This was Josh’s pick and he’s a Milwaukee guy.


Tim’s Pick: The John Deere x354 Lawn Tractor

This ain’t your run of the mill riding lawn mower. They don’t call it a lawn tractor for nothing. Check out the specs on this beast!

  • Exclusive 4-wheel steering for excellent maneuverability
  • Powered by 18.5 hp (13.8 kW)* iTorque™ Power System
  • 42-in. Accel Deep™ mower deck
  • Easy mulching with optional MulchControl™ Kit (one-touch or from deck versions)
  • 4 year/300 hour bumper-to-bumper warranty
Dave’s Pick: Dewalt 15 Amp Corded 12 in. Double-Bevel Sliding Compound Miter Saw

If you’re doing any kind of serious wood work then you’re gonna need a solid and reliable miter saw. We suggest ponying up the extra cash for the double bevel model like this DeWalt.

Josh’s Pick: John Deere Z500 Series ZTrak Zero Turn Mower

Gunning for the best lawn in the hood? You need to step into a zero turn mower! You’ll be laying those stripes down in no time.


Dave wrapped up this week’s podcast with a segment about one of his favorite human beings, Warren Buffett. Who knew you could live to 90 and hit up the McD on the reg!

Check out this article from

Warren Buffett Says He Eats McDonald’s 3 Times a Week and Pounds Cokes Because He’s Not ‘Bothered’ by Death

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