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Old 11-13-2009, 08:10 AM   #21
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Hey Tom-$75 or under-Maybe FESTOOL pencils at that price. HaHa
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:29 AM   #22
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Digital calipers.. great gift for woodworkers/cabinetmakers...


http://www.amazon.com/Titan-23175-El.../dp/B000B8XYV8
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Hey Tom-$75 or under-Maybe FESTOOL pencils at that price. HaHa
or two fein multitool blades...
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something with a laser in it, construction pro calculator
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Old 11-13-2009, 10:56 AM   #25
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He can never have enough clamps.

I have a bunch of "gifted" clamps and every time I grab them I think of the person that gave them to me.

I think my kids are tiered of buying them but I never am disappointed when I get one. It is always a safe tool to buy him.
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Gift certificates from home depot are a way of saying:

"I really have no idea what you want and don't want to bother to find out so instead of giving you money which is more practical I just went to Home Depot and got you this 75 dollar gift certificate so that you could buy yourself something nice....but instead I'm sure you will just buy some materials for your next job with it and pocket the small profit and completely forget about me giving it too you....love your little sister"

If you want a fun tangible gift that he will keep for a longtime you can go wrong with any small expensive handtool, go to a real tool store, he probably already owns every tool at home depot.
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Gift certificates from home depot are a way of saying:

"I really have no idea what you want and don't want to bother to find out so instead of giving you money which is more practical I just went to Home Depot and got you this 75 dollar gift certificate so that you could buy yourself something nice....but instead I'm sure you will just buy some materials for your next job with it and pocket the small profit and completely forget about me giving it too you....love your little sister"

If you want a fun tangible gift that he will keep for a longtime you can go wrong with any small expensive handtool, go to a real tool store, he probably already owns every tool at home depot.
I agree 100%
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:22 PM   #28
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ah missed the 75$ limit
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:34 PM   #29
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Anything that comes from Lee Valley makes me smile. It's like getting something in one of the little blue tiffany boxes, but for guys with splinters.

Find out if he's got a Kreg jig. If he doesn't have one, he needs one...
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Gift certificates from home depot are a way of saying:

"I really have no idea what you want and don't want to bother to find out so instead of giving you money which is more practical I just went to Home Depot and got you this 75 dollar gift certificate so that you could buy yourself something nice....but instead I'm sure you will just buy some materials for your next job with it and pocket the small profit and completely forget about me giving it too you....love your little sister"

If you want a fun tangible gift that he will keep for a longtime you can go wrong with any small expensive handtool, go to a real tool store, he probably already owns every tool at home depot.
True but on the other hand, how many of you have recieved tools as gifts that were well intentioned but you know you would never use. (Or duplicates) Now that's a waste.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:34 PM   #31
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this is 25% over your budget but i'd bet he would love this. if he doesn't already have one

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-DLR165K-...pr_product_top
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I think Gus nailed it with the clamps...$75 worth of quick grip clamps...tool boxes, tool bags...assortment of chisels...perfect for a general carpenter is a hole saw kit, maybe forstner bits!
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Ouch
But the story has a happy ending!


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by now he is fairly well replenished


He must have had some good insurance
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Old 11-13-2009, 07:16 PM   #34
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Naw of course not! I can appreciate the wit it was just about my brothers tool so there wasn't much i could say! (or want to think about) haha

The gift cert is a good idea but he is always buying new tools online and i know he likes opening em up so I think something tangible is more fun

Thanks everyone there are a bunch of good suggestions I will take the list and ask his biz partner what he thinks would be best for what they do.
asking the biz partner is perfect
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This a must have tool for doing cabinet work and it's under budget. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_1_...sprefix=accusc
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Im pretty into the tote bag to hold my chisels and bear saw and stuff. Bear saws are sweet, I use mine for all kinds of stuff.
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Someone beat me to it, but the Starrett protractor is s great tool.

Veritas apron plane.

Collins miter clamps and coping foot.

- Kit
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Collins miter clamps and coping foot.

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I like all this stuff!!! You guys going to put me on your Christmas list?

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I keep telling myself I need one of these every remodel, I think I will get one now. It traces a circuit down to the breaker so you know which one turns it off. Would be worthwhile for the price, they're under $100.


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