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    Gift Ideas for my parents?

    Hey guys. So I am trying to think of good ideas to get my parents for Christmas but I can't really think of anything. My dad has his own business of snow plowing/lawn maintenance, and fixing stuff for cottage owners and stuff like that. So I want to get him some type of tool he will use a lot. I was thinking about that auto hammer thing from craftsman but I read a review that they are really not that affective, have any of you used one?

    My mom on the other hand is the typical mom who works during the day and does stuff around the house and cooks and what not. Any ideas?


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    What do you mean by auto hammer thing?

    Impact drivers make a huge difference with driving or removing screws, bolts, nuts, etc.



    Not to be confused with Impact wrenches, which use square drive sockets to tighten/loosen larger bolts and nuts.



    Hammer Drill/Drivers make holes in things; concrete, wood, metal. They can drive screws, but not nearly as well as the Impact drivers.


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    Just snoozin' on the couch M447's Avatar
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    How about a gift that is an experience for them? Like a weekend away at a resort or a special evening out? They've been together a long time, so why not treat them to something memorable they can enjoy together.

    What we used to do as a family for Christmas is take our parents out for dinner and a show. It made some great memories for everyone and cost about the same as a pricey object that got put away or not used very much. Us kids split the cost. Our parents already had all the "stuff" that they needed and didn't need - if you get my drift.

    Just a thought...

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    this is the auto hammer thing I was talking about
    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00911818000P

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    I still don't know what I want to get my dad. I need some ideas. He's covered on tools and golf equipment.

    I bought this for my mom. Was messing with it the other day and I love it. Simple, easy to use, takes quality pics. I think it will be a great upgrade from her 10yr old camera.

    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...p?Sku=S08-3558

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    When in doubt a gift card will work wonders! Now you just have to decide which one. Damit can't things just be simple!

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    Phil, pick up a Fastnall catalog you can definitly find something there. if hes into plowing snow get him one of those orange rotating light bars...a small one is relatively cheap. Maybe a new or bigger snatch strap?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rampage View Post
    this is the auto hammer thing I was talking about

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00911818000P
    A battery powered electric hammer

    Never heard of such a thing before.
    Reviews seem to be mixed...

    "....the Auto Hammer is insanely loud
    ...The bottom line for us is that this is a nice little tool for light duty use. We're not sure what Craftsman was nailing together in order to make the claim that it can pound a 3" nail, maybe jello and butter. But working with small nails and in confined spaces, it does great. Just don't expect to be doing any framing with it..."


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    Few extra blades for his chain saw! Few replace ment blades for the mower next repair bill on the hydrolic lines on the plow? Mom More kitchen appliances Deep fryer, Wok, A nice high dollar pan nice Knife set. Blender Kitchen Aid mixer set up Dealeo. I get My mom and sister a new Wusthof Classic Knife every year they almost have a complete set! Nice wine Bottle opener. Don Could go on forever. What else do I need to Buy for this year? Shit I better go shopping. Lee

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    i got my mother a new blender from walwart, its digital and replaces her 1970's osterizer,
    Paid about 45 bucks. she's the kind that doesnt ask for much.
    I dont know what to get my father, he has all the tools there is.

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