Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 18) and you might be wondering what to get Dad for this special day. If there’s one thing that will make just about any man around the house smile, it’s a power tool that really lives up to its name—Power. We’ve got some great ideas for power tools that will make him smile and they are all versatile enough that they won’t just sit in the back of the garage and end up at your garage sale a few years from now.
Generac iQ2000 Inverter Portable Generator
This inverter generator really is portable and packs plenty of power in its 46-pound package with 1600 continuous watts and 2000 surge watts. Small enough to fit in a car trunk and take camping, picnicking, and tailgating. Powerful enough to run just about any other power tool. Quiet and non-intrusive. Have a conversation without shouting over the noise.
The Generac iQ2000 Residential Inverter Generator has a front panel is packed with features like the PowerDial for start/run/stop functions and the PowerBar that lets you know how much power you’re using. Electronic fuel display and three modes of operation to save fuel and reduce noise. The fuel tank holds 1 gallon of gasoline for about 8 hours of run time in economy mode.
Need more power? Add a second IQ2000 and a parallel kit for twice the power.
Briggs and Stratton 3500 Watt Home Series CARB Compliant Portable Generator
A home portable generator that supplies as much power as two standard (15-amp) house circuits. 3500-watts continuous power and 4375 surge watts for starting multiple large appliances and heavy-duty tools at the same time. In addition to powering outdoor tools and a lot more, the Briggs and Stratton 30550 can keep a refrigerator and freezer running during a power outage or power several crock pots and warmers at a tailgate party or family picnic. Connect it to the RV for power anywhere you pull off the road.
The Briggs and Stratton 30550 Home Series features two 120-volt household receptacle and a 120-volt 30-amp RV receptacle, multi-featured control panel, Briggs and Stratton Engine, and a four-gallon fuel tank for up to 8 hours of run time. Tubular frame and 10-inch never flat wheels for easy transport.
CARB compliant for sale and use in California. Manufacturer 2-year limited warranty.
Generac SpeedWash 2900 PSI Pressure Washer System
Dad will look for things to wash with this Power Washer system. The Generac SpeedWash features four settings for different applications and a spray gun with power dial at the end of a 30-foot ultra-flex hose. Four quick-change nozzle tips for 0o, 25 o, 40 o spray settings and soap. Moves easily up and down stairs or across the lawn on never-flat wheels. Convenient detergent tank eliminates siphon hoses and spilled detergents.
The Generac 6882 SpeedWash 2900 cleans cars, walkways, house siding, decks, pavers, garage doors. A Turbo Nozzle attachment makes a pinpoint rotating stream to clean tough grime from tough surfaces. A soap blaster attachment helps detergents penetrate further into tough stains for better cleaning results.
Generac Variable Speed Power Washer
Generac’s 6809 Variable Power Washer has adjustable settings from 2000 PSI to 3000 PSI, essentially making it four power washers in one. Choose what you want to clean and it adjusts the pressure for you.
The ergonomic gun with cushioned grip and an inverted trigger make it easy to use on extended jobs. 25-foot high-pressure hose for a long reach. Three quick-change nozzles included for 0o and 25o sprays angles and a soap nozzle for applying detergent. The frame folds for easy storage and the unit moves easily on 10-inch on oversize wheels across uneven ground, up and down stairs, or anywhere else you want to go.
PowerDial pressure control adjusts the spray intensity to clean a wide range of surfaces with a single turn making it perfect for washing the car, lawn furniture, driveways and walks, decks, doors, and siding. Engineered and built in the USA. 2-year warranty.
Generac 1 1/2-Inch Clean Water Pump
Swimming pools, flooded window wells, standing water in the basement, and garden water features are no match for this 80-gallon per minute water pump. That’s 4800 gallons in an hour.
The 6821 Clean Water Pump includes the hose kit with connectors, a 10-foot suction hose with screen, and a 25-foot discharge hose. Easy Prime funnel design for quick priming. The carry handle and 38-pound weight makes it easy and convenient to move. Instructions on the pump with icon touch points make it easy to setup, start, and use.
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Champion 7500 Watt Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator
This Portable Generator is a true versatile workhorse. It runs on either gasoline or LPG propane and has push-button electric start or an easy recoil start. Provides up to 7500 watts of continuous power and 9375 surge watts for starting large motors. Switching to propane is easy. Connect the tank, move the fuel selector to LPG and turn the fuel valve on. Propane operation provides 6750 continuous watts and 8400 surge watts.
The Champion 7500 Watt Dual Fuel is great on big jobs, power for an RV, or install a manual transfer switch and use it for backup power during an outage. 120/240-volt 30-amp Twistlock receptacle, 120V 30-amp Twistlock receptacle, and four 120-volt 20-amp GFCI receptacles. Runs for 8 hours on 6 gallons of gasoline or 5.5 hours on a 20-pound LP Tank.