I will go ahead and let you know that this is not a list of pink and purple tools for mom made by brands and companies no one has ever heard of. This is a list of 15 legitimate tools and gadgets that any gender into DIY projects would benefit from having at their disposal. I have bought tools for my own mother in the past that may not have been cute, but they are definitely reliable. All but one of these tools can be purchased for around $100 or less. So if your mom is not scared to get her hands dirty and tackle a project, read on.
1. Worx Cordless Hydroshot
Not as strong as gas pressure washers, but much stronger than a garden hose, the Hydroshot is a light and portable option for cleaning jobs around the house and shop.
2. Deebot Robotic Vacuum
This vacuum has made the lives of my wife and I a lot easier. With three little ones running around our floors get abused daily, thankfully deebot shows them a little love every afternoon without either of us having to lift a finger.
3. Black and Decker 20 Volt Max Project Kit
This is a great all around tool kit to have around the house. Complete with drill and battery, this kit has the tools needed to complete numerous home projects.
4. Aberg Best 21 MP Camera
The only thing better than a job well done is a job well done that can be shown off to your friends and family. This camera is light, inexpensive, and has great reviews. Before and after shots of projects are always fun to compare.
5. Worx Aerocart
The Worx Aerocart is the Swiss Army Knife of wheel barrows. With all of the functions of a typical wheel barrow this tool also has added ergonomic and hauling capabilities that most do not.
6. Echo Dot
Get how-to and DIY information at the sound of your voice. With all of the interactive capabilities of this little gadget you can play music, answer calls, and control your lights and thermostat without leaving the couch. This thing is incredible.
7. Ion Tailgater
Play music, sing karaoke, listen to the radio, charge your phone, connect via blue-tooth, all things that can be done with this little speaker. We actually have two at my house and bring them with us just about every time we go outside.
8. Black & Decker 7 1/4″ Sliding Compound Miter Saw
This is a sturdy little saw. It can cut 2×8 lumber at 90 degrees and 2×6 lumber at 45 degrees. It is more compact than 10″ and 12″ miter saws making it lighter and more easily transported from site to site.
9. Keter Folding Workbench
Rated to hold up to 1000lbs and folding up for easy transport and storage, the Keter workbench is a great work surface at home and on the go. It even comes complete with compatible work clamps.
10. Tack Life 50 ft Laser Level
This level offers horizontal and vertical cross beams that will project from up to 50 feet away. This is a must have tool for anyone hanging pictures, trim work, or baseboards.
11. Black and Decker Power Hand Saw
This is a very handy little saw that can cut anything from dimensional lumber to tree limbs and branches. For “tweener” jobs that are in the middle of chainsaw and handsaw this tool works great. It does not have the power of a chainsaw that may be intimidating to some, but still makes pruning and cutting a lot quicker and easier than going at it with a handsaw.
12. Keter Cool Bar
This 7.5 gallon cooler is great for outdoor gatherings and holds up to 60 cans or 40 bottles with ice. The top is collapsible which allows for this to function as a closed cooler and there is a built in drain plug at the bottom of the cooler. With three colors and two styles to choose from this would be a great addition to any backyard or outdoor function.
13. Bosch Compact Lazer Distance Measure
The Bosch Compact Lazer Distance Measure allows for accurate measurements without the need for a tape measure up to 65 ft (in reality it is probably more like up to 40 ft.). The beauty of this product is that one person can get multiple measurements from one spot without the need for someone running around from point to point with the other end of the tape measure. This tool allows measuring to be an accurate one person job.
14. Rockwell Blade Runner
If a small table saw had a baby with a jigsaw, this would be the baby. The Blade Runner is a nice lighter duty craft and hobby saw that cuts through just about any type of material someone would want to cut. The Blade Runner’s sub 15 lb weight allows it to be easily transported to and from different jobs and it sets up quickly and easily.
15. Husqvarna Automower
I will start by saying I believe all moms deserve this, but the ones that receive this must truly be special. This is the only product on the list that is well above the $100 mark that I was trying to hover around and under. This particular model is rated for about a 3/4 acre yard and is sophisticated enough to automatically cut your lawn every day of the week if you so desire. There is some initial set up labor that is required to get this thing self sufficient, but once it is done you are golden.
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Thank you very much for checking out my site. If you are a mother, have a mother, or know a mother that is a serial DIY’er I would love to hear about you/her and see some pictures of your projects. Feel free to email me some pictures and info about your projects so I can post them on my site or contact me through my tool-school.com page on Facebook. I hope that you all have a great Mother’s Day!