TBB’s 2023 Father’s Day Gift Guide

TBB’s 2023 Father’s Day Gift Guide

TBB’s 2023 Father’s Day Gift Guide will help you pick out the perfect gift(s) for that tool-loving dad or father figure in your life. And that can be a tall task if they already seem to have ALL the tools. But have no fear… Whether you just want a small gift or are looking to go big, we’ve got you covered. To help you out, regardless of your budget, we gave you a wide spectrum of gift options. So sit back, relax, and let us help your crush Father’s Day this year!

Plus, the tools in this 2023 Father’s Day Gift Guide are ones that are in our job site kits or our Pros’ workshops. So rest assured we’re recommending products we know and love and not just popular picks we’ve never tested. Ok, now on to the gifts!

TBB Gift Choices

  • Microjig Grr-Ripper2 Go Push Block

Table saws can be dangerous, so we’re always interested in table saw accessories that make work easier AND safer. Enter the Grr-ripper2 Go from Microgig. It’s a specially designed push block that allows the blade to pass through open space while giving a solid grip to push materials through the blade. The offset design means that rotating the block 90 degrees is all it takes to “adjust” the open space positioning. It’s now our go-to table saw push block for good reason.

Purchase the Grr-ripper2 Go for $30

  • Crescent G2 ShockForce Night Eye Tape Measure

Tape Measures may seem pretty standard and unexciting. But the attention to detail on the Crescent G2 Night Eye will make you reconsider. The Night Eye marking features a high-contrast, high luminescent paint scheme that makes it incredibly easy to read in low light settings. The ShockForce design is built to last with protective steel guards built into the case. And the belt clip even has a thumb tab to make it easier to open and limit wear and tear from repeated use. As far as tape measures go, this is the best of the best.

Purchase at Lowe’s for $28

  • Dust Right FlexiPort Power Tool Hose Kit

Dust control is a never-ending task. So why make it even harder fighting to connect a shop vac to a cutting or sanding tool? The Dust Right FlexiPort hose kit helps solve this problem. It provides a universal and flexible solution to help you quickly hook up a range of shop vac outlet sizes to a range of dust port diameters. The Flexi design helps prevent mid task disconnecting as you maneuver around a worksurface or materials. Its an easy option that is sure to get a lot of use on a number of projects.

Purchase at Rocklers for $30

  • Rockler Silicone Project Mat (15 x 30 in.)

Glue ups are an essential part of earning a workshop project badge. But this Rockler silicone mat means that scraping the dried glue off a wooden workbench when you’re done doesn’t have to be a part of the process. This mat gives you a slip-free surface to work on. And it also makes it a snap to remove dried glue. Its super easy to clean and rolls up so you can tuck it away when you’re not using it.

Purchase at Rocklers for $30

  • Crescent 20 Oz. Steel Hammer

If the tool loving father (or father figure) in your life needs an upgrade to their hammer collection then check out the Crescent 20 oz. steel hammer. Its full forged steel head and handle mean it’s also incredibly rugged. Yet the hammer neck also features effective vibration dampening design features to limit fatigue from prolonged use. The Crescent steel hammer also has a magnetic nail quick starter molded into the hammer head. Overall, it’s well balanced and ergonomically comfortable. And at $26 it won’t break the bank either.

Purchase at Home Depot for $26

  • Helly Hansen Manchester Service Shorts

A great Father’s Day gift can be more than a great tool. These Helly Hasen work shorts provide a great fit. They are also durable and functional on any job site or in the workshop. The blended materials have a slight stretch that allows better movement when reaching, lifting, or climbing. They even have a convenient ID card lanyard loop and reflective elements making them more construction friendly. If you want to get some clothes for Father’s Day for home or work then you should check out these Helly Hansen service shorts.

Purchase at Helly Hansen for $45

  • Gerber Custom Pocket Knife (Savvy Pictured)

We love knives. They are practical and fun. We also love custom stuff that stands out. So when we got our hands on a custom Gerber knife that combines these options, we were very impressed. Gerber has a range of knives at various price points to work with a spectrum of Father’s Day gift budgets. We opted for the Savvy with a custom logo on both the handle and the blade. We also customized the hardware, blade, and handle colors. The web-based design interface at Gerber.com is super user friendly. It also allows you to upload custom images in additional to offering some really cool stock patterns and text options. So if your guy likes knives this is an easy surefire winner!

Purchase at Gerber for $55-$170

  • Craftsman 20V Drill/Driver Set

We thought it was worth highlighting a great cordless option from Craftsman for those looking to start building a DIY-friendly cordless kit – their 20V Drill/Driver kit. This is an affordable 2-piece kit that provides ample power via Craftsman’s 20V Li-Ion battery platform. It’s a great starter kit that can easily be added onto with other Craftsman 20V tools as needed. It comes with a carrying case and 2 batteries providing you everything you need for a wide range of drilling and driving needs. It’s also on sale for 33% off so grab one while there are still some available!

Purchase at Lowe’s for $99

  • Rockler Rock-Steady Knock-Down Table Saw Outfeed Kit

A table saw is an essential staple in any woodworking workshop or garage space. But often times your guy/father’s workshop may also be limited on square footage. If this is the case, consider buying Rockler’s Rock-Steady Knock-Down outfeed table as a great table saw accessory gift. It easily mounts on a wide range of table saws. And its fold down storage design means it won’t take up extra space when it’s not in use. Better yet, it will drastically improve the accuracy and safety of cuts when compared to a table saw without an outfeed option. It prevents longer boards from cantilevering down at the end of the cut. This can force the blade to come off the desired cut line. Rockler has designed a great option with this one and it’s a surefire Father’s Day winner!

Purchase at Rocklers for $120

  • Craftsman 3-drawer Socket Set (1/4, 3/8, & 1/2 in.)

A socket set is a must have for any novice tool guy and beyond. But it’s pretty easy to lose a socket, ratchet, or extension piece. The Craftsman 3-drawer Socket Set is awesome because it’s as much of an organization system as a full-scale, 230-piece socket set. It features 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2 inch sockets. Every piece has its own labeled storage spot for easy organization of small round parts otherwise easily lost. Better yet, the drawers lock with a top-mounted knob. This stops the drawers from sliding open when moving the set. The best part is that this set is on sale for $129 (usually over $200) for Father’s Day so don’t wait if you’re considering it.

Purchase at Lowe’s for $129

  • Danner Lead Time Work Shoes

Safety is a top priority, especially for those we love the most. And while hands, eyes, ears, and fingers get lots of attention, we focused on Footwear. Specifically, if your guy or father is doing construction in hot weather, then consider a pair of work shoes. This is a great alternative to boots which can cause more fatigue due to increased weight. They also tend to be less flexible and breathable. So while work shoes don’t offer that same ankle support, they have distinct advantages. And the Danner Lead Time work shoes are at the top of our list. The Vibram soles and carbon fiber toes keep their wearer safe and comfortable. And in our opinion they look pretty good too. They are definitely worth the price!

Purchase at Danner for $160

  • DEWALT 4-Port, 12/20/60V Battery Charger

If your guy’s workshop, toolbox, or work trailer features lots of DEWALT black and Yellow, then consider choosing the DEWALT 4-port charger as a great accessory gift. It allows the user to load up to four 12V, 20V, or 60V batteries at a time. The charger will then charge them all simultaneously. It also automatically shuts off when the charge is completed to ensure that your batteries aren’t overcharged and damaged. It also makes transporting batteries between worksites or projects a snap. The through mounting holes and integrated cord wrap hooks make set-up and portability even easier. This is a great charger to support some great tools.

Purchase at Lowe’s for $299


We know gift shopping can be stressful. So just “trust the Pro’s” in the Tool Box Buzz team. We know our 2023 Father’s Day Gift Guide is sure to give you some great suggestions. So good luck and happy hunting. And Happy Father’s Day from all of us at TBB!

About the author

Ben Fecteau

Benjamin is a former project manager, CNC-designer, and AWS-certified welder with experience running a commercial and industrial steel design and fabrication company. Before making the jump to commercial construction, he spent years renovating houses and building furniture where he became skilled in the art of home wiring, flooring, siding, and custom tool modifications. Benjamin has a Masters Degree in Education and is passionate about sharing his love of design with his sons and through community-based outreach. He resides in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and enjoys spending time with his family, in his workshop, and serving as an Air Force Officer.

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