8 Must-Have Tools for the DIY Enthusiast

The holiday season has arrived, but many people are still scrambling to complete their holiday shopping. At Doug Ashy, we understand that finding the perfect gifts for a DIY enthusiast can be tough—especially if you’re not exactly sure what to get them. 

We’ve got you covered with this list of our top tools and accessories that are sure to wow any DIYer this holiday season!

 

 

Bostitch® 3-Tool/Compressor Combo Kit

Bostitch® 3-Tool/Compressor Combo Kit

With a three-piece nailer and a six package compressor, this Bostitch® 3-Tool/Compressor Combo Kit makes it easy to drive large quantities of nails without needing to change batteries. Best of all, it can be used in a wide range of applications, such as crown molding, interior trim, baseboard, shoe molding, staircases and more.

The innovative shroud ensures better protection, while the compressor’s lightweight design makes it easy to maneuver around projects. It operates at 150 psi and features an oil-free pump which minimizes the need for regular maintenance.

 

 

Shop-Vac 6-Gallon 3-Peak-HP

Shop-Vac 6-Gallon 3-Peak-HP

This is the perfect gift for both messy and tidy DIYers alike! The power and versatility of this vacuum makes project cleanup a breeze. It can quickly pick up wet and dry messes, which comes in handy for both vehicle maintenance and exterior vacuuming. 

The lightweight body, top carry handle and easy-roll casters allow it to move around the shop or down the driveway with ease. Additionally, there is a blower port that allows this powerful vacuum to double as a blower for dirt and debris.

 

 

Kreg Jig K5 Pocket-Hole System-K5

Kreg Jig K5 Pocket-Hole System-K5

Skilled homeowners and artisans can easily construct cabinetry, furniture and any other wood-jointed creation with this Kreg Jig K5 Pocket-Hole System-K5. The jig pocket hole system features a three-hole drill guide which slides up and down to align with board thickness.

Anyone who wants to make repeated holes in the same direction on different wood can do so by using an adjustable workpiece stop to accurately and quickly line up the board before they can be clamped into place.

 

 

DeWalt ‑ FlexVolt® 60V MAX 2.5 Gal Cordless Air Compressor Kit

DeWalt ‑ FlexVolt® 60V MAX 2.5 Gal Cordless Air Compressor Kit

This cordless compressor’s one-turn regulator allows for accurate, prompt pressure adjustments. The brushless motor is coupled with a heavy-duty, oil-free pump that provides the convenience of a cordless tool with the power of corded equipment. 

For an extensive finish and trim application, the compressor features a tank pressure of 135 psi which can deliver up to 1.2 SCFM at 90 psi.

 

 

DeWalt ‑ Flexvolt® 12" 120V MAX Double Bevel Compound Sliding Miter Saw Kit

DeWalt ‑ Flexvolt® 12″ 120V MAX Double Bevel Compound Sliding Miter Saw Kit

This double bevel sliding compound miter saw offers flexible power options—corded for unlimited run-time or cordless for portability powered by DeWalt brushless motor technology. 

Best of all, it’s incredibly accurate due to an adjustable miter scale with 11 positive stops. This is helped by a highly visible bevel scale that helps to accurately position the blade.

 

 

ChoreMaster 3000 Washer

ChoreMaster 3000 Washer

Both compact and lightweight, this pressure washer is an excellent choice for cleaning the exterior of your home and driveway. 

It’s made of 1.25-inch tube handles as well as a powder-coated steel frame. The other most crucial unit includes a 3/8 inch by 25-foot wire braided pressure hose. It also comes with a professional-grade insulated trigger gun that features a safety lock-off, which ensures that the gun doesn’t go off if it’s not in use.

 

 

Titan XT250

Titan XT250

This airless sprayer is a capable, yet affordable, tool that allows homeowners to easily paint a large surface area in a mere minutes. It operates on a 1/2 horsepower motor that’s capable of putting out a maximum of 2500 psi. One of the unique aspects of the sprayer is the adjustable pressure setting that regulates psi output in the unit. This makes it easier to set the pressure which can produce the desired results with the specific coating material in use. 

It also comes with a solid metal painting gun that supports various add-ons and extensions and a reversible tip that allows clogs to be easily removed by simply turning and squeezing the trigger.

 

 

MintCraft YH-SD601 Heavy-Duty Portable Scaffold

MintCraft YH-SD601 Heavy-Duty Portable Scaffold

The heavy-duty portal scaffold provides an excellent way to work from different levels within a home, all at an affordable price. The four 5-inch’ swivel caster wheels give this well-constructed scaffold the ability to easily maneuver around home renovations and larger DIY projects, making it the perfect choice for homeowners and contractors alike.

 

 

New Orleans Saints, LSU or UL coolers

New Orleans Saints, LSU and UL Coolers

The perfect game day companion, these custom made outdoor coolers are great for showcasing team spirit and keeping your drinks ice cold well into double overtime.

 

 

Your DIY Guru

Buying the perfect gift for the DIYer in your life can be difficult, but hopefully this guide has helped point you in the right direction. Of course, at Doug Ashy we’re always willing to help out so don’t hesitate to stop by your local Doug Ashy store for further help with your gift selection. Our sales associates will be happy to show you our selection of tools perfect for any DIYer!

 

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