Buying a gift for a serious expert mechanic can be a daunting task. They may already have the most common tools for working in the garage, but there’s always room for more. We put together our 2019 Holiday Gift Guide For The Experienced Wrench Turner to help you find the perfect gift that shows you understand their automotive passion.
Magnetic Parts Tray Set
One common shop problem is that there never seems to be enough space to put the stuff you need handy. Even more so if you just need storage space in one spot for a little while. This four-piece powdercoated magnetic parts tray set is perfect for holding a variety of tools, supplies, or parts. Great for adding extra storage to the side of a toolbox.
Backpack Tool Bag
Keep your tools within reach with this Carlyle Tools heavy-duty backpack featuring a waterproof hard bottom base for extreme durability and padded adjustable shoulder straps for added comfort. Great for taking your tools on a road trip, a buddy’s garage for a wrenching session, or a day at the track. It even includes a removable 48 pocket tool organizer to keep things tidy.
You can never have enough light sources in the garage. This slim LED light is designed to get into those hard-to-reach places and stay put thanks to the magnetic swivel base with nylon hang hook. It has an adjustable brightness from 60-600 Lumens, as well as four built-in 0.5 Watt UV lights for leak detection work.
Metal Shop Thermometer
Looking for something unique to hang in the garage with a touch of nostalgia? Check out this vintage metal thermometer that harkens back to days spent around the parts counter. The simple design is easy to read in both Celsius and Fahrenheit and is ready to hang with no assembly required. Available in either Ford or Chevrolet designs.
Bolt Extractor Set
A sign of a seasoned mechanic is how they deal with situations when things go wrong. Rounded off fasteners can stop a project cold, but having the right tool can avert disaster. This set of five bolt extractors features reverse spiral flutes that are designed to bite down when turned, giving maximum gripping power.
This sturdy step stool gives a bit more utility thanks to the flip open top and built-in slide-out drawer. Great for stowing tools, hardware, supplies, and more while working in the garage. The integrated carrying handle makes it easy to tote around the shop. Tough polypropylene construction.
Butane Torch Kit
Sometimes you need to bring the heat. This butane powered torch is a great way to apply precise heat wherever it is needed. It’s compact at just 5.5″ tall and holds up to 90-minutes worth of fuel to keep the job going. Features include a waterproof Piezo electronic ignition, wind-resistant flame, and child-resistant ignition for safety.
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