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Stocking Stuffers & Holiday Gifts for DIYers - Part 1

By John Voket

I fashion myself one of Santa's right hand men, in that I bring valuable information to homeowners, renters and property owners 12 months a year. 

But when it comes to advice on the hottest holiday season gifts to bequeath to your favorite do-it-yourself-ers, we reached out for a couple of sources and will review their recommendations in this and another upcoming segment.

Our first resource was Laura Berrios at the Atlanta Journal Constitution (,
who compiled these inspirations for all the good DIY-ers on your holiday gift list:

• Apollo Tools 71-piece Household Tool Kit - All the tools you’ll probably ever need to make household repairs and complete simple projects. Tools are heat-treated and chrome-plated. (About $55)

• DeWalt DCD985M2-GB 18V Cordless Combi Drill XR - Light-weight, yet powerful with 3-speed variable and reverse. Drilling capacity includes masonry, wood and steel. Uses 2x4.0Ah Li-Lon batteries, and comes with charger. (About $289)

• Keter 17182239 Folding Work Table - Portable work station with unique quick-opening system. Includes two removable clamps. Large work surface can hold up to 1,000 pounds. (About $79)

• Ryobi 13 Amp 10-in. Compound Miter Saw with Laser - Heavy-duty motor delivers up to 5,000 RPM so it can tackle lots of tough cutting applications. Miters to 45 degrees left and right. Electric brake stops the blade in seconds for added safety. (About $199)

• XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer - No assembly required. This 3D printer has a build volume of 20 x 20 x 20 cm. Easy to install cartridge design filament. EZ mode for non-experienced users to print 3D designs. (About $499) 

We'll drill into a few more great DIY gift ideas in our next segment.

See ya 'round the mountains,


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