7 gift ideas for the handy dad

New drills, saws perfect for smaller jobs and tight places

Put that necktie down and back away slowly! You know what dad really wants this year is a cool new tool for his do-it-yourself arsenal, so I’ve put together some great suggestions, listed in order of retail price. They can be found at most home centers, hardware stores and other retailers, as well as online.

Craftsman Figure Eight Universal Wrench (Model 32761, inch, or 32762, metric, $24.99 each): "Innovative" truly describes the design of this wrench. The rugged 12-inch steel handle has two pivoting box-end heads on each end, and each head is sized for two different fasteners, so the wrench will handle a total of eight different fastener sizes. (Inch sizes: 1/4, 5/16, 3/8, 1/2, 9/16, 5/8, 11/16, 3/4; Metric sizes: 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18). The heads are capable of fitting hex, 12-point, square, external TORX, Spline and even partially rounded bolt heads. Plus, the pivoting design offers additional clearance and leverage. It’s a great one-size-fits-all wrench for the toolbox or vehicle.