Perhaps he taught you how to play a sport or coached your little league team. Maybe he vetted your dates or talked you through some challenges during your teenage years. With Father’s Day around the corner, you may be wondering how to express your appreciation for the support your dad has given you throughout your life. Malco understands that finding the perfect Father’s Day present can be a tough task, so we’re here to help. This year, we went to social media to poll dads in the trades on what they wanted to get themselves. Here’s the winning list of great tool gifts for dad that are ideal for various jobs.
Malco’s List of Great Tool Gifts for Dad
Eagle Grip® 7″ Curved Jaw Locking Pliers w/ Wire Cutter
This unique gift allows dad to get full gripping power on various shapes and applications with an integrated precision-ground wire cutter for added versatility. The forged, premium alloy steel jaws with sharpened teeth are heat-treated to resist rounding for a superior grip over the tool’s life. These pliers feature an innovative, patented PowerRing that provides increased thread strength and overall durability. An adjustment screw with an oversized knob features a proprietary coating for enhanced lubricity, with an option to use a 1/4” hex key to release or increase torque/clamp force.
Eagle Grip® 10” Curved Jaw Locking Pliers w/ Wire Cutter
Verified by third-party testing, Eagle Grip LP10WC Locking Pliers are officially the strongest available on the market. Just like the 7” model, these pliers provide unmatched gripping power on a variety of shapes and applications with an integrated precision-ground wire cutter for added versatility. With heat-treated jaws and teeth made from American steel, an exclusive PowerRing feature, and an easy-to-use adjustment screw that works with a 5/16” hex key to release or increase torque/clamp force, these pliers are the perfect addition to your father’s tool kit.
Turn his drill into a 20-gauge metal-cutting power shear with Malco’s best-selling TurboShear attachment. This classic essential revolutionized the HVAC market at the time of its release. Give a present that will effortlessly cut through sheet metal in a fraction of the time compared to using manual cutting snips.
TurboShear® Double Cut
Need a double cut for the job? Your dad can turn his drill or small impact driver into a powerful double-cutting metal shear with smooth one-handed operation. The blades can approach a cut from either end to remove a narrow spiral scrap from the tool path to produce a clean, straight edge on both sides of the cut. Navigate up to 90° outside profiles of metal ductwork and cut through seams with ease. The clamp collar allows the shear head to be rotated 360° and set in any position for excellent tool clearance. A pneumatic option is also available.
Max2000® Aviation Snips: Offset, Left
These hard-working snips make a great gift. They have a serrated upper jaw of hardened alloy steel and a forged steel lower jaw to produce a strong, sharply defined cutting edge for superior offset maneuverability. Built for fast offset cuts in vinyl plastics, layered metal, and seams, these durable snips offer superior cutting life. They feature compound linkage that multiples user hand leverage, an adjustable pivot bolt, and handles that fit large and small hands. Also available in an offset, right model.
Andy® Multiple Purpose Snips
These durable and lightweight snips feature a knife-like cutting edge to produce a smooth slicing action for easy one-handed operation. Effortlessly make straight cuts or left or right circular cuts in a variety of non-ferrous materials, including heavy-grade vinyl siding, aluminum trim coil, landscape edging, vinyl flooring, carpeting, and leather. Give this versatile present that he’s sure to use time and time again.
C-RHEX® Cleanable, Reversible Magnetic Hex Drivers 1/4” & 5/16”
Treat dad to one of our best-selling HVAC tools. He’ll save time and effort by being able to quickly change between 1/4” and 5/16” hex sizes with Malco’s unique dual-sided magnetic hex driver that comes in a 2” length, as well as 2-5/8”, 4”, and 6” lengths. Featuring an indestructible “easy-clean magnet,” eliminate any buildup of sheet metal shavings with the swipe of a glove or towel. Also available in 5/16” & 3/8” models.
CONNEXT® Magnetic Hex Driver & Nut Driver Kit
Including nine pieces, this popular assortment of six magnetic hex chuck drivers and three shockproof handles come in a durable Cordura® pouch with a belt clip and Velcro® closure. The matching possibilities are endless with this gift. Other kits are also available with eight or 12 pieces.
SHEET METAL FABRICATION TOOLS
5-Blade Sheet Metal Crimper
Malco’s 5-Blade Sheet Metal Crimper creates long and shallow double crimps on round duct and stovepipe, which results in a tighter-fitting and self-supporting connection. Gift this handy HVAC installation tool with ergonomic RedLine® Handles, nickel plating to resist corrosion, and hardened steel for optimum strength.
Hand Seamer with Forged Jaws 3″
Here’s a useful present that will allow dad to bend, fold, flatten, and straighten sheet metal edges or safely grip and move sheet metal. The drop-forged, high-impact jaws feature depth markings graduated in 1⁄4” increments and are complemented by a powerful compound leverage design, as well as user-friendly RedLine® Handles.