Thursday, May 29, 2014

What Does Dad Wish For?

If your Dad loves the idea of a new tool on Father's Day, these are topping the list this season...

1. Table Saw

What can Dad do with a table saw?  How about installing new floors?  Inspire him to get rid of that old carpeting and refresh the space.  Even the least handy men will find this project fairly easy with the help of a new table saw.

DEWALT 15-Amp 10 in. Compact Job Site Table Saw

This lightweight, durable DEWALT 10 in. 15 Amp Compact Job Site Table Saw delivers powerful rip-cutting performance. With a motor reaching up to 3,850 RPM, this saw can rip though hardwood, pressure-treated lumber and tough job-site materials. The saw features a lightweight design for easy transportation on and off the job and an all-metal roll cage for protection during heavy-duty use.

Home Depot $269.00

2. Paint Sprayer

Does the outside of the house need a bit of a face lift?  How about a paint sprayer to breathe new life into it? With certain paint sprayers being able to handle latex, lacquer, stain and primer, it makes for an easy update.

Black & Decker Powered Paint Sprayer, 5.8 GPH

Black & Decker Powered Paint Sprayer, 5.8 GPH

The Black & Decker Power Paint Sprayer (5.8 GPH) paints up to four times faster than a brush and roller when painting a six-foot by 40-foot fence. The Easy Fill Canister allows for fast and clean refills and the High performance motor for spraying heavier latex paints. Color-coded nozzles help to distinguish between spray patterns while the quick release allows for easy access to cleaning. This Black & Decker Power Paint Sprayer includes a pour/thinning assist bucket, great for transferring paint to the side fill canister cleanly.

Walmart $69.99

3. Hedge Trimmer

How about adding some curb appeal with a new hedge trimmer?  With options for battery, corded or gas, the hedge trimmer is a must needed tool for keeping those hedges in line.

Kobalt 40-Volt Max 24-in Dual Cordless Hedge Trimmer

Kobalt 40-Volt Max 24-in Dual Cordless Hedge Trimmer

40-Volt Max 24-in Dual Cordless Hedge Trimmer
  • 40-volt Lithium ion battery system for great performance and run time
  • 24-in dual action steel bar provides durability when trimming
  • 3/4-in cut capacity gets through most shrubs and hedges
  • Up to 2800 strokes per minute for fast speed of cut
  • Get started in seconds without the hassle of gas
  • Part of the Kobalt 40-Volt Max team: 1 battery system compatible with 7 lawncare tools
  • Initial no-load voltage, when fully charged, peaks at 40 volts; nominal voltage under typical load is 36 volts

Lowes $149.00

4. Pressure Washer

This tool comes in handy in so many ways.  Whether washing down sidewalks, siding, outdoor furniture or kids toys, Dad will always put this tool to good use.

Craftsman  2800 psi 2.3 GPM Gas Pressure Washer

Craftsman 2800 psi 2.3 GPM Gas Pressure Washer at

  • 2800 MAX PSI / 2/3 MAX GPM
  • Briggs & Stratton 850 Series Professional OHV engine, 8.50 lbs gross torque
  • Perfect Mix Dual Direct From Concentrate Soap System with 2 free bottles included
  • 4 Quick Connect Spray Tips
  • 10" wheels
  • Axial Cam pump with Easy Start Technology
  • 30' Hose
  • Fold down handle for convenient and easy storage

Craftsman $299.00

5. Heavy Duty Flaslight

Whether he thinks he needs it or not, this tool will unexpectedly come in handy.  Maybe during the next storm when it's lights out, or while he's maneuvering his way into a dark crawl space, you name it, Dad will find use for this tool.

DEWALT Heavy-Duty Cordless Pivoting Head Flashlight — Tool Only, 12 Volt, Model# DW904

DeWALT DW904 Heavy-Duty 12V Cordless Pivoting Head Flashlight

The DEWALT® heavy-duty Cordless Pivoting Head Flashlight puts out a wide-angle beam that maximizes light over a specific area of work. Pivoting head rotates 90°, projecting light in any direction. Extra-bright Xenon bulb projects a bright. long-lasting beam. Lightweight, compact design makes the flashlight durable and portable.

Northern Tool & Equipment  $27.99

Sorry, Dad.  It looks more like a "to-do" list rather than a Father's Day wish list.  However, nothing makes Dad more proud than to know that the result of his beautiful home was through his own hard work.  And that's why we appreciate all they do.

Happy Father's Day.

Compass Real Estate Group, LLC
354 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT  06890
(203) 255-7410

Article by Kim Fromentin