ToolGuyd will soon celebrate its 7th anniversary. That’s right, it has been just about 7 years since ToolGuyd’s first post – a review of Megapro’s 15-in-1 hex bit screwdriver.
If you go back and look at that review, try not to cringe at the writing quality. I like to think that I’ve gotten a lot better since then, and with nearly 4,000 posts under my belt, I’ve sure had plenty of practice.
It’s just crazy how much ToolGuyd has grown over the years. It sure requires a crazy amount of work on our end, but it’s worth it. Without your support, ToolGuyd would look completely different today – if it even existed.
There are many other places for you to get your tool news, reviews, recommendations, and deal info from, and we’re happy that ToolGuyd is one of your stops. Maybe ToolGuyd is even your preferred tool coverage source.
I can’t tell you how much your support is appreciated, but maybe I can show it…
To help show our appreciation for ToolGuyd readers, commenters, and the overall community, we’re holding a give-back giftaway.
To enter, tell us about a tool you’d like to spend the gift card on, in a comment. You can simply describe it, there’s no need to post a link, and tell us why you want it. The only rule is that you must have previously commented on ToolGuyd at least once.
The prize: A $50 Amazon gift card.
Winners: 5, randomly selected.
Need inspiration? Check out our Ultimate Tool Gift Guide!
The 5 winners will be chosen at random.
Because the prize will be an e-gift card that’s sent to your email address, there’s an entry requirement that you must have commented on ToolGuyd at least once before. That’s part of what makes this a giftaway and not a giveaway.
Entry ends: 11:59pm ET December 21st, 2015
If there’s nothing on your wishlist, and nothing in our Ultimate Tool Gift Guide (sorry, still working on the 2nd edition!), I’m sure you can find something on Amazon:
I’d use the gift card on the Kreg R3 jig pocket hole system. I have to build a couple of frames for insulated access doors and the R3 jig would make it a lot faster than my old current Kreg single jig.
I would love to grab the Bosch 12v jigsaw to add to my 12v tools. It would be really nice to have a cordless option for quick cuts, especially since it looks so compact.
Now, if only Bosch could bring their other 12v stuff here…. Considering how long it took to bring the jigsaw here, it won’t be any time soon…
Black and Decker 20V Hot Glue Gun. It would be a lot more convenient when working on projects and I already have the 20v system batteries for some lawn tools.
Given the gift card, I’ve had my eye on this for a good while:
I have found headlamps a near necessity for some kinds of work, and the ability to use one as a regular light is quite appealing.
I’d use it on some LED shop lights for my garage. The sad medium-base sockets the builder put in need to go.
I would buy Engineer’s Twin wrench driver, it is perfect for use at my job working on AV equipment all day in some really tight places.
I would use it for a new Dremel.
I would want to buy a new kreg K5 pocket hole jig. My current clamp on jig takes too long to do big projects.
I really want the 6″ knipex pliers wrench. I bought one a couple weeks ago for a buddy when they were on sale and am kicking myself for not grabbing one for myself
I would use it to buy a right angle drill. It’s one of those tools that you don’t need often enough that most people would have one but in those special circumstances where you could use one, it is invaluable to have.
I would just the gift card to buy a decent set of Narex chisels for woodworking and if there was any money left over a good respirator for sanding.
This site has been an awesome resource for me and I thank you for keeping it going.
If I won the gift card I would have a decision to make as I have 2 major wants/needs.
I would either buy new LED shop lighting (actual hanging, or mounted shop lights) or I would buy a set of new set of blades for my table, mitre, and recip saws.
both of which would be in support of a new project for making the wifey cabinets for her office.
Definitely a Kreg pocket hole jig system. It’s crazy what I’ve had to resort to over the years to attach and secure butt joints in a whole host of projects. I can’t justify a biscuit joiner yet, but the Kreg jig will get lots of use.
Would be great incentive to get off the fence and purchase one of those Zero Tolerance knives that you recently mentioned as being on sale 🙂
Congrats on 7 years! I have been following for a little over a year now and I check the site daily, always look forward to it. I have a couple laser levels in my amazon wishlist that this would probably go towards.
Router bit set for undersized plywood. Big box home improvement stores sell weird sized plywood. But no bits to work with it.
Congrats on 7 years.
I’d get a new waterstone. Gotta keep the tools sharp!
But it's me!
A nice set of Forstener bits, preferably US made!
I’ve had a GearWrench 1/2″ 120XP socket set on my wishlist for a year now, so I’d finally bite the bullet on that front.
I think that I would go for one of these:
Wera Ratcheting Bit Driver. I don’t know why I have such a soft spot for all things Wera, but I do. And I could never justify the cost otherwise.
Either that or a Woodpecker’s T-Square. That’s another item that I really can’t justify the cost on!
The TEKTON 26759 16 piece screwdriver set, because it’s Made in USA and I like the 2 material 3-lobe grips, and I could use another screwdriver set
I’d buy a set of Narex chisels and a honing guide – there’s a lot of chisel work in my future!
Thank you. I look forward to using theses tools.
I’d pickup a woodpeckers combination square, I’ve been in need of a highly accurate one for awhile now!
My gift certificate would go toward a Milwaukee 1/2″ Impact gun for changing tires on my car. Could use it soon to put on the snow tires. Thanks
Not exciting but it would be very useful for me since I work on a lot of Honda vehicles – Lisle 77080 19 mm Harmonic Balancer Socket for Honda
Congrats on seven years. Toolguyd has been my go-to site for anything tool-related for a while now, and I don’t see that changing.
As far as tool purchases, I’m waiting to see what the new Fein oscillating multitool is like, and then I’ll either get that or the current MultiMaster. I’ll probably also pick up a 10″ pliers wrench, since I’ve been doing a lot of plumbing recently.
I was turned onto this site from a friend and have found it very informative. Keep up the good work!
I would put the gift card toward an 18V drill or impact (probably Makita). I have a deck makeover project in the spring and the larger 18V tool will make the job easier!
I would love to get a new set of screw drivers. I’ve been looking at the sets from Wera and Felo. Mostly I am just tired of my somewhat crappy Craftsman set. They aren’t particularly bad, they just are not particularly good…
Knipex pliers wrench or one of the Proto-branded Facom round head ratchets. I have the 3/8 flex and it is great.
I need to upgrade the lighting in my garage. The 8 foot fluorescent lights that were in there from before have dying ballasts, and it is cheaper to replace the whole light than to replace the ballast.
I’m just starting to build my took list, and I have my eye on a Estwing 16oz hammer along with a Channellock plier set!
That’s tough. Either a set of chisels, forstener bits, Kreg face clamp and right angle clamp, or plywood router bits.
Sadly no gift cards can buy me what I really need, more space and time.
The Bosch 12v Jig Saw. Hands down.! The barrel handle would be great for my newest model railroad construction! Light and pretty small and I’ve already a ton on batteries, L-BOXXES and related 12v tools.
Merry Christmas! Regardless.
I’d like to use the giftcard toward a Grizzly benchtop metal lathe. It’s a beaut, but expensive! Need all the help I can get!
mike aka Fazzman
My Amazon wish list is quite extensive,around 70 items currently. If by some great luck, Id use the card towards adding to my Bosch 12v line.
I really want the FL12 LED light,Its been on my list for a while now. I love flashlights much like you. The FL12 seems to be a great balance of smaller form factor and illumination. I know its something ill use nearly everyday both in garage and shop.
Thanks for the opportunity,and may ToolGuyd live long and prosper 🙂
The Skil IXO 4-volt driver. I have one, and want another one for every floor of the house! That little driver is used more often than any other (for kids toys, electronics, PC repair…)
I’d gran a couple of picquic screwdrivers.
id probably use it on a couple magswitch magnets, i think they would make jigs and stops so much more convenient…
thanks and merry christmas
Were I to be gifted a card, I would likely spend it on some clamps. You can never have enough clamps. Congratulations on your anniversary, and thanks for doing this.
I just recently began converting part of my basement into a small woodshop, and the list of tools I could use the gift card toward is longer than Santa’s list. LOL! I’d love to have a Jet Air Filteration system, though, so I’ll start there. ?
I would put it towards a Leatherman Signal. Beyond my normal around the house chores and woodworking hobby, I am avidly in favor of the outdoors and always look for items with multiple uses to help reduce the amount of gear I carry and the weight. I think the Signal fits this perfectly.
Congrats on 7 years! This is usually one of the first sites I visit when I get online.
I’ve been on an organization binge in the garage lately so I’d probably add to my stack of L-Boxxes or some tool organizers for my toolbox – need something for stubby combo wrenches, punches & chisels, and some other oddball stuff I just haven’t found the right solution for yet.
I would use to to get a Knipex Pliers Wrench. I have wanted to get one for a while for home remodeling and auto repairs. I have not been able to justify the price since I have less efficient tools to get the job done. Young kids and all that.
Merry Christmas to all!
I’d use the gift card towards a new Makita BO5041K Random Orbit Sander.
My old recon Porter Cable is getting tired.
I’d like to get some nice chisels.
I love tools. I love projects. I’m not sure what I would put it toward, but my next project will likely be me learning how to make cabinet doors. So Router bit sets will likely be in my future.
I am looking a buying some of the DeWalt TStak cases to clean up the workshop.
Greatly need to expand my clamp collection, Some Bessey long and medium length clamps would be on my list for sure!
Well, aside from my massive Cyber Monday deals purchases, many thanks to the information you have posted, I would like to purchase the Bosch 12 jigsaw.
I have a lot of projects on the old house, built 1941, that the girlfriend and I just purchased.
Thanks again for the all the excellent content!
Would like to buy a Bosch router because I’m trying to build a woodworking shop. I may or may not have commented before but have sent in a potential deal to you in case that counts.
Either way, great website! Thanks.
Definitely the pliers wrench. I’ve got a second job and I’m really starting to realize how important tools are that save time and frustration. With the type of work I’m doing I know I’d use the pliers wrench almost every day.
I’d put the gift card towards a Kreg KMS7200 Bandsaw Fence, to retrofit my fenceless 14″ bandsaw. Think of all those poor work pieces, all alone and wandering without a fence to guide them!
This year I finally upgraded to Milwaukee 18v tools, so now it’s time for an m18 Sawzall.
My choice is an igaging absolute caliper for machine work.
I have an upcoming plumbing project, and it looks like i’ll be doing it in the middle of the winter. Just what I need: another excuse to acquire more tools! Namely a heat gun to warm the frozen PEX-a prior to expanding over the fittings.
Definitely a knipex pliers wrench. It would make a lot of small plumbing jobs easier.
I would spend it on a nice pair of insulated muck boots.
I would use it to purchase Tekton 15359 3/4-Inch Drive by 40-Inch Breaker Bar. I broke my 1/2 Harbor Freight breaker bar working on my truck over the weekend. I need something bit heavier duty to finish the job.
Thanks for doing the giveaway and keeping the site going!
Congrats on 7 years! I only found out about this site a few months back and now don’t buy a tool without first searching here. A great resource!
I’d use the gift card to start a Bosch L-BOXX collection – probaly an L-BOXX 2. My tool collection needs some serious re-organization.
I need to get a laser distance measuring tool…likely one of the Bosch ones.
I would use it on a Dewalt TStak tool organization kit I have had my eye on for awhile now. We are renovating our home while living in it and the clutter is horrible and I can’t ever find my tools for the next project due to the not having a good place to store them all.
Simply put, with opening up a craft brewery in NJ my business partner/close friend and I could use every little bit of help these days, and gift card for more tools would be a huge plus. Come on Santa show us some love lol…
By the way, scored a great deal on a tool chest thanks to your advice on here.
Thanks for the great advice….
Likely a dewalt blower or string trimmer. Need a new one of both.
Dust Deputy. Vacuum bags and filters are a pain.
I’d get a 6 inch knipex pliers wrench of course! It’s the most talked about slightly-too-expensive tool on this site.
It’d be a tough choice for me to use it on either a 10″ Knipex Pliers Wrench, a Bosch PR20EVSK router, or to swing for the fences and use it to put a dent into the cost of getting a Rolair JC10. Tough, but a choice I’d enjoy making!
Happy holidays everyone!
I would use this towards the Dewalt battery adapter.
I would use it on a self leveling cross line laser tool. I always seem to be putting something up on a wall that this would be handy for.
I would love to buy Makitas brushless circular saw on Amazon. I don’t remember the model number off hand. I’ve kind of been dragging my toes on it for awhile but I’m serious about buying it now. I only have Makita cordless tools, and I don’t have a circular saw yet
I’ve wanted a Bosch IDH182 (Socket Ready Impact Driver) since I saw it here. The gift would be used towards one. It would also be fitting since I found ToolGuyd while doing research on the Bosch 18v line up when I was looking to upgrade from my Craftsman C3 around this time of year a few years ago.
Kudos on 7 years! Here’s to many more years of your “bad” influence on my tool interests.
I would like to have a “good” meter as I do all my own automotive repairs as I possibly can. The Fluke brand seems to be the standard by all others are measured, this would be my preferred choice.
I’d put it towards a Milwaukee M12 hammer drill and impact driver set. The old Ridgid 18 volt drill has served me well since 2003 but it just ain’t up to replacing my deck in summer 2016.
Stuart, I have really enjoyed reading your site and checking in daily.
I would use the gift card on the 4′ LED shop light that was just posted a few days ago. I need some additional light above my bench in the garage.
New Dremel tool, mine burned up the other day when I was cutting some mdf…
I’d probably get a set of Bondhus T-handle hex wrenches. Can’t beat having the right tool when you need it!
I would use it on a pneumatic narrow crown stapler.
Awesome! That would cover the cove and bead router bit I need for canoe- making. Or some better bicycle tools…. weren’t you going to review some of those?
I’d be using it for the Rockler lathe dust hood that you actually just reviewed. I’m new to pen turning, and that would be a great addition to my setup as I start doing more and more pens in my shop.
I’ve been able to clear my list recently with needs for a current project and through relatives looking for gift suggestions so I think maybe some led work lights would be nice if I won.
Happy holidays and 7th anniversary! I just found this site recently but you have already started my transition from ryobi to milwaukee m12, thanks to your reviews and deals posts.
With that said, i’d use $50 towards the m12 vacuum. A small battery powered shop vac for small projects is becoming my biggest want.
I am looking at the Bosch FSN 1600 and FSN 1100 with the connecter piece (FSN VEL) to go with my 10.8V GKS saw. I have a few projects lined up for a youth movement. These would help getting it straight.
Innovative Components AH-COM Thread Detective / Thread Identifier Inch. and Metric Combo Set with Ruler Attached for $30 because I’ve wanted one for a while trying to put my car back together, replaceig all sorts of fasteners
and a box of
GRK R4 HandyPak Multipurpose Screws for $20 because who doesn’t need more screws and i’ve always wanted to give this type of fastener a try.
winner winner chicken dinner!
Want to get a spare 18V battery for the new Milwaukee tools I just bought.
Ever since you’ve reviewed it, I’ve wanted to upgrade to a ‘new Wave’ Leatherman. I have the original…like it, but it doesn’t have the tool bits.
I’m looking at getting some via bits to replace a cheap harbor freight set that broke and some cobalt drill bits.
I would like a new scroll saw.
Thanks for the opportunity!
I am hoping either for a wiha precision screw driver set (or any other high quality one) or a collapseable bolt cutter.
I would put the card toward a DMT Lapping Plate. As a handtool worker, keeping edged tools sharp and sharpening media flat is of utmost importance. The DMT Lapping Plate would basically be a ‘buy it for life’ solution to keeping my tools and sharpening equipment in pristine condition.
Congrats on 7 years Stuart! I would love to get some more Narex wood chisels to finish out my set, or some of their mortise chisels. Or some turning tools. As my mind wanders the list will just continue to grow. Anyway, thanks again and keep up the great site!
I’d like a spray booth, for when I’m using the new airbrush and compressor that Santa is bringing me.
First off, great work on ToolGuyd, it is my favorite tool related blog. Informative and easy to read. Major kudos for your work.
Secondly, congrats in advance to e winners. As a past recipient of a gift card, if my name comes up, please draw another name for the winner. As much as I’d like another $50 to spend on tools, Id rather someone new get one of the cards.
Always read the site on lunch, appreciate the wisdom in the posts and the comments.
Would have to go for brad nailer or an m18 circular saw
I would put it towards a Kreg Foreman. Thanks for the opportunity.
I would purchase the 24 inch precision Incra rule. I love my 12 inch and my smaller 3 inch, and would love to expand to the 24 inch.
I don’t have any pipe clamps so I’d use it for some Bessey H style pipe clamps. Thanks for the site.
The Knipex Pliers wrench! And congrats on many great years. I benefit a lot from your advice here
I’d buy a window stool router bit, probably the Freud 99/462. I’m redoing the the trim in a few rooms in my house and this seems like the only way to get a nice profile.
I’m always in need of more light in the garage.
I could use some new Custom Leathercraft tool rolls.
I bet it was a nice 7 years, you and us learned something! Congrats on 7! Thanks to you, I spent about $1,5K during the last two years, for tools and so, but every time it was a joy for me to do a research on my own and reading opinions from you and fellow readers, so monew spent well. If i will be one lucky guy, I will add this gift card toward my wish list basket on Amazon, KRIËGER® 2000 Watt 12V Power Inverter, which is sitting there for about 5 months or so. Happy Holidays everyone!
Congratulations on 7 years! Found this site about a year ago and visit almost daily now. Keep up the good work!
So many choices but I’d narrow down my list to an Amprobe AM-530 multimeter. Need a general purpose meter to use for automotive and house applications that doesn’t completely break the bank but does enough for a non professional.
Congrats on the blog longevity. I’d like to use it for the DeWalt palm router combo, or maybe for a Bosch dust extractor.
Thanks for being a consistently enjoyable read!
I’d likely use the gift card to expand my Dewalt 20V battery collection, though I also might grab a nice Gearwrench ratcheting wrench set.
I’d like to get some measuring stuff, a nice 12″ rule and a digital caliper.
How generous (and hobbit-like) to giftaway presents on the site’s birthday! Although the Knipex Pliers wrench still leads my unfulfilled and ToolGuyd-insipired wishlist, I have an approaching project that will be big mess. So pragmatically, I would most likely go for a Dust Deputy or Clear-vue cyclone for the vacuum.
I would like to use it for a drill bit sharpener. I have a whole bunch of used up drill bits I would like to be able to use again.
Its not something I have seen reviewed on this site. hint, hint…
Thanks for the great tool blog. I check your site daily and it’s often a topic of discussion among the guys here at work.
I’m pretty set for tools. What would I do if I won a gift card? I’d use the money to ease the cost of purchasing a second Dewalt 20v blower. Why? Because I loaned my first one out to my elderly mother who uses it to blow leaves. Instead of waiting for someday to get it back I’d bite the bullet and buy a second using gift money.
Every time I read this blog my wishlist on amazon gets longer. But if I had to choose one tool it would be the Tekton 8-piece screwdriver set you were talking about the other day, they are pretty affordable for good US tools. If I had cash left then a second preppin weapon sanding block – I love the one I have now but two would be better so I could use different grits at the same time. Maybe the cabinets for the wife would get made just a bit faster….
I’d spend it on a 10 inch miter saw, possibly the Hitachi C10FCH2 or makita ls1018. The baseboard in my house, installed by the previous homeowner, is peeling and needs replacing.
I would upgrade my scroll saw. Can’t decide which model yet thought..
I’ve heard nothing but good things from my buddy that does intricate scroll work. If I had to buy a new one I’d seriously look at that one.
If you go to a woodworking show, you’re bound to see plenty of Dewalt saws in action: https://toolguyd.com/dewalt-scroll-saw-wins-popularity-contest/
I would use the gift card toward a reciprocating saw. I’ve been wanting to get one, and I have a few upcoming projects around that house that call for one.
Congrats on 7 years. I would use it toward a good quality weighted-base magnifying LED work lamp. And, hint hint, maybe you could update the 2011 post on the same topic.
still pining for a knipex pliers wrench. I’d probably go for the 7 inch.
I’d put it towards a new air impact gun, as the previous craftsman unit , which served me well is done.
I’d go for a Kreg jig. Saw one in use this weekend and it was great.
Congrats on the 7 years Stuart!! This blog is simply amazing please keep it up. If I was lucky enough to have my name drawn, I would love the Klein ET300 Circuit Breaker Finder. We live in an old house and it would be nice to trace things out more thoroughly. Happy Holidays to you and yours!!
Fifty dollars would go towards a good Air Compressor, most likely a Makita as that is the brand I purchase most often.
I would use the gift cards to buy a Diamond Sharpening Stones. My hand tools are becoming almost useless they are so dull.
You know I wouldn’t mind a nice Wera Ratchet Screwdriver / screwdriver set!!
Always wanted one and never got around to getting one. I miss my Snap-On screwdriver ( someone misplaced it a while back !!)
Great work for the last 7 years
Keep it up for at least 7 more !!!
A new furnace…
Actually that bosch 12v reciprocating saw would be real handy in my shop and around the house!
Perhaps a kershaw leek and/or a leatherman oht for edc and to make my house more disabled friendly.
At college, it is like a wind tunnel. I would buy a bosch heated jacket to combat the walk in between classes. Thanks
The 6″ knipex pliers wrench has been on my want list for a while now. These get such rave reviews that I simply must have one despite the high cost.
I need more tools for work, so probably use it towards this.
I’m going to have a smaller garage after a renovation, so I’d use the gift card for either new tool storage or new LED lighting.
I have been wanting a pliers wrench for a while but could never pony up the cash for it.
Thank you for all of your hard work. Especially your thorough and unbiased reviews. Toolguyd is where I turn when looking into something new and where I go before making an impulse buy in store.
I’d either splurge on a Wera Kraftform Kompact screwdriver or put it towards a drill/driver kit. Disappointed I didn’t pull the trigger on Home Depot’s combo kit sales.
I’ve decided to start upgrading my ratchets from standard Craftsman ratchets to Armstrong MAXX. The giftcard would go to either a 1/4″ flex-head or standard 1/2″ ratchet.
I would get the Kreg-K4-Pocket-Hole-System-K4H
upgrading & organizing the workspace in the basement this winter, I would use the gift card for better lighting , some power strips, bins, etc, or maybe a clamp vise.
Definitely the Wera 1/4 square bit ratchet. Lost mine a long while ago and would love to replace it!!
I would like a bandsaw, but the basement is in serious need of reorganization before I should even consider it. So #2 would be a small air tank, regulator and fittings to power my nail guns for little punch list stuff. I hate carrying the 50 lb “portable” (what was I thinking) compressor upstairs, so I don’t, until the punchlist has sufficiently grown to justify the schlep up and down from the basement.
Thanks for providing all the great info! I’m usually checking in at least once a week, although this time of year it seems almost daily. 🙂 My favorite find are the wago lever nuts! I just used them on a 7 lb outdoor fixture mounted 9 feet up. It made the job simple with only two hands since I didn’t have to mess with conventional wire nuts. I got a stash of them to keep on hand!
I usually spend my evenings reading. Toolguyd.com is always the first site I check out. Thank you Stuart for many hours of enjoyable and informative reading. I’ll be adding a Bosch 1617 EVSPK Router and a Makita GD 0801C Die Grinder. An Amazon card would definitely help.
Thank you Stuart and Happy Holidays to all!
I’m not sure if I would go for a second pair of wrench pliers or get the little 12v Bosch Jigsaw. I modded my wrench pliers for brushless motor rewinding so the jaws are very thin and it seems everytime I use them for more serious work, I end up bending them. But, on the other hand, a smaller jigsaw would also be nice. Then I could leave my js470eb at home and keep the little js120 in my tool bag.
I believe I’d like to obtain a Wera Zyklop ratchet. I really like their handle design, as I have a multitude of their drivers.
I’d probably spend a gift card on a Ryobi orbital 18v jigsaw. I don’t use my tools very often at the house, but that jig saw would have come in very handy earlier this fall. It’ll be an excellent addition to my home cordless tools.
Oh Boy! Another give away!
My dream tool is the MFT/3… If only I could find a way to buy it with a $50 Amazon gift card. Do you think my wife would believe it was a 10% off coupon? I am willing to chance it.
I just got a new workshop (shed) and this would help put some stuff in it!!
I’d get the Franklin Sensors ProSensor 710 Precision Stud Finder from Amazon $50.88 pretty close huh? Most of the walls in this house just don’t like the normal Zircon stud sensors. Or magnetic, or name it here___________.
I would like a 5″ Knipex pliers wrench. I have a 7″, but its often oversized for the job and I cannot justify getting the 5″ because its nearly the same cost but for less material.
Bosch DDS181. I did a dumb thing a few years ago and bought a corded drill. It works well enough that I haven’t been able to justify getting another drill so soon, but the cord has been a huge inconvenience (especially when we were putting up a fence last spring).
My tablesaw needs a new blade!
I’d probably get something for my wife…. She puts up with me buying tools, so its her turn.
I’ve been eyeing a few corner clamps!
Easily a cordless finish nail gun. I have the DeWalt platform but I’m still looking for head to head reviews.
Use it on a Wera Speed Rachet, thing looks so tempting yet out of reach.
Still looking for the opportunity to pick up a pliers wrench – maybe this is it!
I’d like the new DeWalt 12V Green Cross Line Laser. It casts a brighter line that allows for long range applications, and it will run off 12V DeWalt batteries.
Being as I’m 74, I need stuff to do things more easily like a work platform for high work. things like that. My wife is younger than I.
Thanks for the giftaway, and congrats on 7 years! I have tried adding other tool sites to my websites that I view regularly, but ToolGuyd is the only one that continues to make the cut, and not get forgotten!
I don’t have a ton of tools (or money), but when I DO break down a buy a tool, I like to save up money, and buy a quality tool that will do the job well, and last forever.
I’d LIKE put it toward a Dewalt 735 planer, a router table, one of the larger Kreg pocket hole jigs, or even something as simple as a NICE ripping blade for my table saw.
In reality, I’d probably put it toward a nice pair of fencing pliers, and a new framing hammer, both of which are more pressing needs on our newly purchased farm!
Thanks for your continued efforts! You’ve been a great help to many tool junkies around the globe!
An Amazon gift card like that is perfect for trying out new things. For me, it would be Abranet abrasives or a set of bowl jaws for a lathe chuck
Hopefully this will be my opportunity for new planer blades. Cheers to 7 more years!
Id buy my son that Ryobi 4v drill or whatever it is. The one thats like the 8v dewalt gyro guy…. If amazon sells Ryobi.
Id use the leftover loot to get him a small box of screws, maybe some bits and a small pegboard or something he can practice drilling(under supervision of course). My gear is too heavy for his 7yr old arms and he always wants to help or drill so maybe an amazon card would help santa bring him a new drill.
Happy Holidays Toolguyd
I will buy PB swiss tools… maybe a ratcheting insider!
Knipex parallel jaws for sure. Too expensive from Canada 🙂
I’d put it towards a Foredom rotary tool. I always balk at the idea of spending money on a Dremel. I love things that last forever.
Either a midi-systainer or a Nilfisk Aero 21 wet/dry vac or a Sola aluminum level. Gah too many things on my wishlist.
I would probably go for a 3×21 belt sander. Any recommendatio? Should I just go for the $30 HF one?
Thanks for the gift offers
I would use it to help buy materials so my 6th grade class could build bird houses.
I’d like to upgrade my Hitachi mitre saw with a new blade!
I would use it to get a Fenix PD35 or one of the other 160 items on my tool “Wishlist”
A Stanley FUNAR III. I don’t have a reason for wanted one other than I have always wanted one
I have had my eye on the Bosch 12v jigsaw or 12v vacuum. The jigsaw I could have used recently when building my workbench and several times now I have run into situations where it would have been great to suck up small messes like drywall dust or sawdust from just a few holes without having to drag over my upright vacuum. Another example I re-did some electrical outlets in my garage and inside the junction box there was a lot of dust/drywall pieces that were never cleaned up from when the house was built.
Already owning the great PS22 and PS32 brushless 12V drivers, either of these tools would be a great extension to my Bosch 12V lineup.
Been eyeing a new pair of Klein 9 inch insulated high leverage side cutters. There are a lot of other good linemen pliers out there but Klein tools have almost never let me down. Want the Kliens to replace my current pair that have a nick in the blades right in the sweet spot. My fault, tried to cut some hardened wire. Wire didn’t cut and left a nice nick in the blades. Was the only time my Klein pliers didn’t stand up but I don’t fault the pliers. Shoulda grabbed the bolt cutters instead.
I would love to win this one for my dad.
Thanks for another giveaway, Stuart. ToolGuyd is definitely my favorite tool news, review, and deal source. I used to keep an eye on several sites, but now I rely primarily on ToolGuyd.
If I were too win, I would like to put the gift card toward an impact driver.
I’ve had my eye on a Dewalt cordless impact driver, merry Christmas!!
Stu, thanks for all you do. I’ve been introduced to a lot of great tools through this site!
I’m trying to finish my set of Wiha precision screwdrivers, so I’d purchase a set of 6 Wiha pentalobe drivers. Alternately, I really need a 1/2″ breaker bar. Choices, choices. Hmmmm.
I need a 5 ah 20v battery for my Dewalt circular saw reciprocating saw and angle grinder. The 2.0 ah batteries just don’t last.
Festool damino joiner set but i would need 27 more $50 gift cards to get it
I would use it towards a Dremel MS20-01 Moto-Saw Variable Speed Compact Scroll Saw Kit, it would help me cope, and make bad puns this holiday season.
I would spend the money on a new tool set for my son. He is just starting to get into wanting to help me around the house but his “junior” tool set never has the right tools. I would put the card towards buying him a nice starter set of real tools so that he can start learning and using! This is the one I have my eye on for him!
Craftsman 230-Piece Mechanics Tool Set, 50230
Anything on my wishlist? Nothing.
Just wish that everyone has a wonderful holidays.
Definitely would use it for a circular saw! Just got started and learning woodworking, would definitely help out!
Congratulations Stuart. There are many good tool review sites out there but ToolGuyd is only tool site I visit daily.
I would be shopping for the Irwin PowerSlot 8″ cutting pliers and the DeWalt 3 Piece Countersink set DW2535
Dude, anything by Hazet. German, blue, and retro looking! Super cool!
I’d use the gift card toward the purchase of a Milwaukee 6536-21 corded Sawzall. I’ve found that while cordless reciprocating saws are lighter and more convenient, the battery runs outs way too quickly to accomplish very much. A corded saw will be more suited to my needs.
Thanks for making the gift cards available, Stuart.
I would use it on a Makita brushless 6 1/2 circular saw. I want to see if it is as good as the Milwaukee.
I would use it on a much needed cordless drill for work as mine has broken; having the Milwaukee M18 would be great!
A Veto Pro Pac Tech Pac would be just swell!
Happy holidays everyone!
I’d really love to get one of the new m18 spotlights that were just recently released. You can never have enough light!
I’d use the gift card to buy a couple pairs of Engineer pliers, they’re the OEM of the Vampliers you reviewed a long time ago. I have on pair but would like to get additional sizes. They’re such great pliers, I use the one size I have a lot.
I’d definitely want to buy a Kreg pocket hole jig so I can finally finish my wife’s scrap-booking cupboards. Two years later and counting.
100% Wera set, most likely Wera 8100 SA 4 Zyklop Ratchet Set with 1/4″ Drive, 41-Piece Set.
Looks like I might be building a brand new combat robot for Battlebots, will need every bit of help I can get…. Need to get sponsors soon as well…
I would get the wera 8003 a ratchet. It would be a total guilty pleasure buy but I love wera tools especially this ratchet.
I would use it to get a decent set of micro screwdrivers, maybe a set from Wiha.
This website is always up on my browser. I refresh it several times per day as news normally comes faster through here then through my factory reps(I am a tool distributor.) On more than a couple situations I know more about upcoming products than my reps and that is just great.
I would spend the money on the magnetic work mat and most likely some sort of knife to add to the collection, either CRKT or Kershaw.
Thanks for the site and all the continued tool coverage.
I am in desperate need of a reliable circular saw. Right now I have my father’s old Craftsman circ saw that has to be at least 30 years old. It has held steady through the years but not without some tinkering to keep it going. It has served me (decently) well but it is time to retire that saw. I’m invested in the Ridgid 18v line so I would lean towards the Ridgid 18v circ saw if I was going cordless.
I think I might have the same hand me down. Built like a tank and sounds like one too!
This site has been a great resource – thanks!
If I won the gift card, I’d use it on a circular saw with an electronic brake (my current saw doesn’t possess this safety feature) – probably either the Dewalt model or the Hitachi one.
THE GIFT CARD WOULD HELP ME GET A CIRCULAR SAW. I WOULD MOST LIKELY GET A SKILSAW MAG77.
That’s easy. I’d get a vacuum. What i am not sure about is whether i’d go for a portable M12 or a wet/dry vac, but one way or another i need a work vacuum.
I’ve got my eye on some Fluke probes, particularly insulation piercing and backprobes. Would make a nice Christmas present to myself!
Congrats on fantastic first seven years! I hope the next seven are even more fact filled and exciting. I always check in for reviews and updates. Keep up the good work! Having just won a recent give away please don’t include this post.
I *try* to stick to theory of buying conservatively initially, and then upgrading to nicer tools when I’ve proven the “need,” but I have my heart set on a couple of DIABLO ROUTER BITS that I’d love to play around with. I’ve been thinking about treating myself.
Thanks for all you do, Stuart!
(I previously posted about the Home Depot Milwaukee M18 Fuel kit deal, Nov. 11–thanks, btw, for your response to my question there.)
Thanks Stuart! I would put the $50 toward a Milwaukee right-angle impact driver. I’ve been thinking it would be a good option to have when trying to drill through the top plate in the eves of a house; plenty of torque and no kick-back – perfect for when awkward positioning makes it more difficult than usual to maintain control of a tool.
If I had it YESTERDAY, I would certainly put it to the test. I would have gotten a lot less complaining from the guy in the attic, and I would have had a lot less concern for the bit breaking through where it shouldn’t. All went well, but it’s now higher on my priority list.
Thanks again, and have a Merry Christmas! (Mrs. ToolGuyd and Ben too!)
dealguyd rocks! I’d spend my gift card on an auto-adjusting toggle clamp
I’d donate that card to one of the needy families sponsored at my son’s school or Habitat for Humanity.
I am tooled out for now (although that new gladiator mobile workbench is very tempting).
I’d buy bosch’s 12V Max 10x LED Worklight. Have been wanting it for a long time now.
I’d get a Knipex Pliers-Wrench, or put it towards getting a set of three. Because of y’all here, I’ve been jonesing for one.
I’d put it toward a set of US made craftsman tools on amazon if I could find them or a set of Tekton tools to help replace all of my dad’s tools I’ve lost over the years, apparently when I was very young, I liked to bury tools. My dad is waiting on a bush to grow in their yard that has wrenches growing on it. To make up for it I try to give him as many new tools as a broke PhD candidate can afford at Christmas time.
Ugh, 200+ entries and it’s not even noon yet.
I’d use it to buy the Bosch 12V Max LED light.
I would get a DeWalt miter saw, 12′. that would be fntastic!!
I’m pretty sure I’ve commented exactly one other time for an earlier giveaway, which makes me technically eligible. I’d buy a 4″ irega adjustable wrench for my bike tool kit.
I would use it on the Bosch Colt variable speed router. My current router is from the dark ages and just about jars your teeth out of your head when you use it.. It would be nice to have an updated router with a pleasant feel to use.
New blade for my miter saw. Thanks!
I’ve been eyeeing on a Bosch router even though I don’t have real plan on how I want to use a router for yet, but I’ve always wanted one 🙂
I’m eying the current Woodpeckers OneTime Tool, one of the Saddle T-Squares.
Best of luck to everyone,
We’re selling our house next year, and I have some trim work to do. Last time I did trim, I used a hammer and nail set. A pneumatic nailer would make that job much easier and quicker, not to mention leaving fewer hammer dents in the wood. A gift card would help move me up from el cheapo to a Dewalt. That’s what I’d use this on!
I already took care of my tool needs for a while with the latest $25 off $100 type deals. Next up is probably some supplies to build a custom bike rack for my hitch. Or supplies to build a wagon for my kids that will actually fit in my trunk.
I have been eyeing a nice shop vac like the Bosch VAC090, but even with $50 and $25 off, it’s probably too pricey.
I would use the giftcard toward a Kreg K4 or K5 system because it would make it a heck of a lot easier to make larger assemblies compared to my starter K3.
Congrats on 7 years! I would use this to buy my husband the Milwaukee M12 Cordless Palm Nailer Kit, 2458-21
He is an electrician and dabbles in carpentry, and we plan on building a tiny home in the Spring! This would so help! I can imagine his face on Christmas if we got his card. Thank goodness for Amazon prime!
I would like to replace the old router that my dad gave me 25 years ago, when he retired as a carpenter. I have no idea how old it is, but it just gave up the ghost. I don’t know which model of either Porter-Cable or Bosch I would get.
I’d like a new circular saw to replace my 20 year old saw.
l would love to use the gift card toward the upgrade of my old cordless drill and driver set. I will be upgrading my old makita tools toward a newer set. I will be using the new set to do regular maintenance and repair around the house. I plan to build a new deck this coming summer and this would be perfect for it……….
My next tool will be a thickness planer, so I can resurface reclaimed wood efficiently. Early next year I plan to build a wall of rustic bookshelves with recycled wood. I also expect it to be handy for making the custom throat plates which I need around the shop.
I would purchase the ToolGuyd recommended Bosch random orbital sander. I am presently working on a workbench top, and would put it to good use.
If Amazon still has stocks, I’d get the Tekton torque wrench to adjust those delicate screws on my gear, Norton Wet Sand Sheets of 600 – 2000 grade to polish up my lacquered tops. Dewalt right angled shaft is my last choice but that’s sold out currently.
I think I would get this inflatable “pillow” jack:
I would use it on a Fluke Multimeter. I’ve always wanted a nice meter, and a gift card would really help making this a reality
I think the upgrade for fluke 62 IR max would be great – currently have a no name and it is OK but really prefer fluke – thanks for highlighting these!
I would use the cash towards the Klein Network CrimperVDV226-107 for an upcoming networking job. I am a big fan of your content, keep up the good work!!
I would replace my old fluorescent tubes with LEDs.
Thanks for all the writing and reviews!
I’m thinking about refinishing or re-building our kitchen next year. I few new router bits would be extremely helpful (Box Joint, etc.)
I started following this site two years ago and checking it is party of my daily routine. Thank you and congratulations!
A Leatherman Wingman.
Since that’s just what the ToolGuyd is. My daily wingman when it comes to finding the best info, reviews and deals. I know I can always rely on you. Thanks for putting in the work, buddy!
dewalt 18v impact wrench
I’m constantly changing tires on the farmstead and would like to save time turning a wrench. I’m also re-decking a couple of trailers this spring where this tool would come in very handy.
I WOULD USE THE GIFT CARD TO BUY SOME PEG BOARD TOOL HOLDERS FOR MY NEW MILWAUKEE TOOL CHEST.
P.S. I BOUGHT THE WESTLING MECHINE SOCKET TRAYS AND THEY ARE AWESOME!!! THANKS TOOLGUYD FOR THE REVIEWS.
Read this blog fairly frequently, partly for the deals that are posted but also for the reviews
Tools I would use a gift card on would most likely be a Knipex pliers wrench or an Armstrong maxx locking flex in 3/8″ drive.
I would use the gift card to buy a new multimeter as mine is old and starting to fail. Looking at a Fluke or Amprobe.
I would spend it on storage like parts bin racks. I have so much random parts laying around very unorganized.
Id spend it as an extra to my employees Christmas bonus.
Right now I’d like to get a new set of jaws for my Nova G3 lathe chuck. If those aren’t listed on Amazon, my tool collection is far from complete; I could use a band saw, table saw, sanders and a slew of others.
Rockler bandy clamps, they’re awesome.
I don’t comment very often but I read almost every post. Have even gone back and gone threw all of the old ones. My Amazon wishlist is full of things I first saw on this site. I think I would use a gift card toward a set of Stanley Proto J300XL Proto 7-3/32-Inch Locking Ergo Grip Pliers or a Wera BC Universal Rapidaptor Bit-Check, 30-Piece Set. Both are things that look so cool but are just out of the price range I can justify for there respective type of tool.
Congrats on the 7 years!!
I would put it towards a set of Knipex cobra pliers.. I recently gave away my old set of craftsman tongue and groove style pliers to my brother in law who just bought a house so I could really use a set for myself!
My wishlist this year includes a Dewalt DSC380 cordless recip saw. Ive been looking for good deal for one on eBay for awhile now, but there are so many fools there trying to sell used ones for more than what I can by new locally at HD. Other than that, id probably pick up some router bits that I have been wanting to add to my arsenal in the shop.
I would use it to purchase a small wet/dry vacuum. While I currently utilize a 10 gallon wet/dry vacuum, the additional portability of a small vac would allow me to easily use it for projects on all levels of my house (as well as within my attic where the large vac won’t fit). Additionally, I built a record cleaning machine that utilizes my wet/dry vac. Unfortunately it is difficult to move my current vacuum to the location with all of my vinyl – a small vacuum would allow me to make use of my record cleaning machine far more often – and, thus, have better sounding music.
I would spend the card on some USA-made Milton air accessories (gun, coupler kit, inflator) to make my compressor more useful than just a nail gun power source.
I would spend the gift card on a bosch 18v rotary hammer. I will need one for a bathroom remodel next year.
The do-everything handy dandy Knipex Pliers-wrench. nuff said.
I would spend the gift card on some turning tools.
I would use the gift card towards a new bench-top drill press. I’m an amateur woodworker and I’m trying to put together a modest but quality set of shop tools. I have a table saw, band saw, miter saw, and router (with a homemade table), the last major tool I really feel like I would use is a drill press. I don’t need anything fancy or too powerful but there are a lot of cuts that you just can’t make with anything but a drill press. I’m looking for a 10 or 12 inch model with about a 1/2 HP motor and a solid, reliable depth-stop. Thanks for the great site and awesome tool reviews and helpful info. Looking forward to the new Ultimate Tool Gift Guide!
A gift card would be used for a shop vacuum upgrade with the purchase of a cyclone! Thanks ToolGuyd for this opportunity!
I would put $50 towards a beefy dry vac that can handle fine-dust filters, as I’m doing a decent amount of work cutting graphite and the stuff gets *everywhere*. I figure a 2-1/4″ vac nozzle and 5hp behind it pulling suction might keep the graphite contained in a reasonable fashion.
Stuart, congratulations on the upcoming anniversary!
If I win, I’ll get myself a Wilton Bash hammer and use it on everything that requires… well, bashing. It’s been on my list for quite a while.
This is an awesome giveaway and I would use this for Thomas and friends and garth brooks. 🙂
I would get one of the Dewalt radio’s with this.