By Bruce W. Maki, Editor
I like this rechargeable LED flashlight from Sam's Club. This flashlight is similar to the traditional "trouble light" often used by mechanics, except that it's cordless, it can stand up (it even has a magnetic base), and if you drop this light it doesn't have a hot bulb to shatter and start a fire.
A set of 1/4" hex screwdriver bits (shown) or drill bits is usually appreciated by any handy person.
Ebco folding sawhorses. Best given in pairs.
I added the piece of 2x4 myself. I have at least 6 pairs of these sawhorses, and I use them all the time.
Quik-Grip bar clamps are a good gift idea, but they are kinda expensive.
Similar clamps can sometimes be found in large sets like this, but they aren't name-brand.
These have worked well for me so far. The plastic spring clamps work great.
An extra tape measure is welcomed by most handymen.
A halogen work light makes a good gift, even if the guy already has one.
This non-contact voltage tester is a tool that I use frequently. I paid $13 for this tool in 2002 or 03.
You simply place the tip of the tester next to a wire and press the metal pocket clip. If the circuit is live, the device chirps and a red light blinks.