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The Handyman Special

I don’t know about your house, but around here my husband is jokingly, and not so jokingly, known as “the Handyman”. I even nicknamed him in the journal I sometimes update about our remodeling experiences. It is a well received nickname on the account of believing that fixing up houses is something of a missed calling of his. As long as the workload isn’t overwhelming this father and husband actually likes fixing things.

Like lots of guys, a trip to the hardware is fun shopping in his book, and a new tool ( AKA “toy”) is a welcome gift. How unlike most of us women! We don’t wax misty eyed in remembrance of our Kitchen Aid mixer, or our Dyson vacuum, no matter how high it was on our list of purchases for our home. But for lots of favorite “Handyman” guys out there, a power tool is the best way to say “I love you” on Father’s Day.

My Husband

is an expert D-I-Yourself Handyman

The Handyman Special

Fixing up old houses

New homeowners might opt for a “Handyman Special” (read that as an old broken down home in need of lots of remodeling work) out of desperation, because they don’t qualify for other houses to buy. There are plenty of people that choose to buy those homes for other reasons, and one of those might be because they like to tinker around fixing things. They might even be an individual who is good at it.

Is your Father, Husband, Guy friend, one of those handyman people?

Then great tools are likely on their list of what makes the perfect gift.

Passing On The Skill Set From Generation To Generation

My Dad was a really talented DIY Handyman and taught my husband, while helping him on projects; my husband knew he had arrived at expert status when my Dad admitted that my husband had surpassed him in accomplishments. Now a couple of our sons have reached similar status.

A Table Saw

Top Rated by My Personal Handyman

Here’s the backstory: When early in our marriage my personal Handyman (aka husband) first needed a tablesaw, he bought a middle of the road brand that lasted him for about thirty years of regular use through a lot of remodeling projects, including rebuilding the bathroom and kitchen ( yes, rebuilding, not remodeling- this was a very old and very rundown house, the queen of Handyman Specials that we bought some thirty years ago).

It finally broke.

So now that he knows what he wants, and in consultation with a professional remodeler friend, this is the table saw he purchased for himself.
I would have bought it for him if he had been willing to wait. Now I have to think of something else.

Ridgid R4510 Heavy-Duty Portable Table Saw with Stand

This is the portable table saw that allows the Handyman to pull his hardworking saw to just where he needs it with ease.

Bosch Quality

Bosch 4100-09 10-Inch Worksite Table Saw with Gravity-Rise Stand

If you buy Bosch, you buy quality. a little higher price than the Ridgid brand, but the man who has this tool will be very happy to use it for all the home improvement jobs he cares to tackle.

Stud Finder

No, it won’t find the Handyman for you, you have to do that for yourself

This is the stud finder that your already found Stud will like. Very important tool for those who nail things into walls for their significant others.