No matter what you do, there's always going to be a need to fix things every now and then. Cool dads like to get the job done quickly and efficiently, but sometimes you won't have the right tools when you need them the most. This will not only get you in trouble, but it will make your repair more difficult to finish--and a small repair can turn into a big problem if it's not attended to in a timely manner. Of course, we all know professional help is usually ridiculously expensive, so having your own tools on hand is often the best option. Insure dad's toolbox includes all the tools he needs to finish the job right the first time--we've even made it easy for you!

WEST MARINE Shipyard Tool Kit $84.99

WEST MARINE 132-Piece Captain’s Tool Kit $99.99

BETA Stainless Steel Screwdriver Set $124.99

LEATHERMAN TOOLS Multitool-One Hand Operable, Black $79.99

DREMEL 3000 RPM Variable Speed Rotary Tool Kit $79.99

DREMEL Multi-Max™ MM30-01 Tool Kit $109.99

Tools for Boating

If dad has any rusted tools in his toolbox, then maybe it's time to tell them goodbye. Imagine (if you will) a family fishing trip on the water, when something unexpected happens--suddenly those old tools don't seem so ideal, do they? Luckily, you can purchase high quality boater's toolkits without putting a hole in your pocket!

Boating issues can be taxing, so make sure dad has a high quality toolkit containing sockets, wrenches, and screwdrivers. These will assist during any number of tasks, from deck work to electronic and engine repairs. But, if you really want to keep dad prepared, make sure it has more than 130 carbon steel tools that include SAE/metric sockets and a drive ratchet--he'll think you for it. Before you buy a boater's toolkit, check to see if it's quality meets ANSI standards for torque and hardness. Another thing to check is the warranty period. Once you've confirmed all of these things, you can be assured that you've got a quality product.

BOSCH 18V Cordless Drill/Driver $199.99

AC DELCO 12V 3-in-1 Cordless Combo Kit $349.99

SKIL 18V Cordless Drill/Driver Kit $119.99


If a quality saw is not a part of your toolkit, then you should probably get one right away! A saw is a crucial tool, used in almost any job that requires cutting around the house. Just make sure your new saw has a reliable ball bearing motor, as this will ensure its longevity. Also, check to see if the saw offers sufficient control and stability so that it's comfortable to use. Whatever you do, shop around--there's a variety of saws available for many different types of projects!

CHANNELLOCK 57-Piece MaxTorque® Ratcheting Driver Set $29.99

BETA Stainless Steel Open End Metric Wrench Set $239.99

ALLIED INTERNATIONAL 23-Piece Mini Tool Set $9.99

Drill/Driver Kit

Drills and drivers are other important tools that come in handy in a number of situations. Old fashioned driver/drill kits are typically heavy and big--however, modern kits are powerful while remaining both light and sleek. The tools in these kits are often able to do the work of a much larger drill despite their compact size and shape--just make sure that your driver/drill kit is able to deliver at least 400lbs of torque. And while your at it, why not get dad a charger, battery, double-ended bits, and a carrying bag!

Random Orbital Dual-Action Buffer/Polisher $169.99 // $199.99

BOSCH 5″ VS Palm Random Orbit Sander Kit $99.99

BOSCH 7″ Variable Speed Polisher $219.99

General Tool Kits

Having a good toolkit with the latest tools is a must for any cool dad. Just make sure your tools are advanced enough for the job at hand. Many reputed brands offer affordable toolkits that can be used for any number of repair jobs around the house. Whatever the budget, your sure to find something your dad will love!