Holiday Gift Ideas: Tools & Home Improvement

Holiday Gift Ideas: Tools & Home Improvement

‘Tis the season once again for ModernEnviro’s holiday gift lists, featuring some of the most clever, best performing, sustainably designed products around.

Here we’ve collected some of our favorite ideas for green building do-it-yourself-ers . If you have the right tools for the job, you’re more likely to tackle plenty of small to medium size jobs to improve the energy efficiency of your house. And good-quality tools will last a lifetime, meaning they won’t need to be replaced and end up in a landfill.


Rockwell Jawhorse Multipurpose Portable Workstation

Rockwell Jawhorse Multipurpose Portable Workstation
The Rockwell Jawhorse is more than just a workbench – it’s more like an extra set of hands. It’s hands-free, pedal-operated clamp opens to a huge 37″ wide (big enough for cabinets or doors) and applies up to 2,200 pounds of pressure. The Jawhorse can serve as a vice, work table, or saw station, and even folds up for transport to and from a project.

Rockwell Jawhorse Multipurpose Portable Workstation, $152.99.

Want to make the Jawhorse even more versatile? The Plywood Jaw adapter accepts large sheets of materials up to 52″ wide.
Rockwell Jawhorse Plywood Jaw Adapter

Rockwell Jawhorse Plywood Jaw Adapter, $51.91.

 

FastCap 3rd Hand Extension Support Poles

Support drywall, cabinets, light fixtures and other unwieldy materials in place while you work. Extends up to 12′, and the articulated ends are rubberized for a secure grip.

FastCap 3rd Hand Extension Support Poles (2 pack)

FastCap 3rd Hand Extension Support Poles (2 pack), $73.41.

 

Bosch Digital Laser Measurer

Bosch Digital Laser Measurer
Sorry, tape measures. The Bosch Laser Measurer quickly and accurately measures distances up to 130 feet, and the laser is accurate to within 1/16 of an inch (perfect for easy one-person operation).

Bosch Digital Laser Measurer, $87.49

 

Irwin Quick-Grip 18″ Bar Clamp & Spreader

Irwin Quick-Grip 18" Bar Clamp & Spreader
There are countless clamps and vices out there. But we love the Irwin for its one-hand trigger operation, durable I-beam construction, and reversible clamp / spreader design.

Irwin Quick-Grip 18″ Bar Clamp & Spreader, $29.11.

 

Home improvement projects should make your home healthier – so make sure you stay safe when tackling any renovation.

Dewalt Concealer Anti-Fog Safety Goggles

Dewalt Concealer Anti-Fog Safety Goggles
The Dewalt Concealer goggles offer solid impact protection, but the soft rubber seal also helps keep dust and grime out of your eyes, and the ventilation channel helps reduce fogging.

Dewalt Concealer Anti-Fog Safety Goggles, $10.59.


Also available with a dark lens, great for outdoor use.

 

3M Peltor 105 Earmuff Hearing Protection

3M Peltor 105 Earmuff Hearing Protection
The Peltor’s soft earcups are comfortable even for prolonged wear, and the double-shell design provides serious noise reduction for environments up to 105 decibels.

3M Peltor 105 Earmuff Hearing Protection, $20.74.

 

MSA Safety Works Respirator

MSA Safety Works Respirator
A paper dust mask just won’t cut it for serious sanding and cutting jobs. The MSA respirator is flexible to ensure a good seal with low breathing resistance, uses low-profile cartridges that won’t block your vision, plus it’s latex-free and hypoallergenic.

MSA Safety Works Respirator, $25.26.

 

Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House

Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House: Bringing Your Home into Harmony with Nature
Once you’re fully geared up for your next big project, get a little inspiration for your renovation. This text is full of beautiful photographic illustrations, case studies, and graphical guides for environmentally-friendly building.

Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House: Bringing Your Home into Harmony with Nature, $9.98.

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