5 Gift Ideas For DIY Enthusiasts

Do you want to make a welcome gift to a DIY fanatic but don’t know what to buy? Here are some helpful tips to play it safe.

The most versatile of power tools: the micromotor


One of the most loved tools by DIY enthusiasts is certainly the micromotor, that is an extremely compact electric tool, driven by a motor that generates very high speeds, up to 20,000 rpm, and on which different types of spikes.

The micromotor, also known as a multifunction tool, is in fact capable of cutting, roughing, grinding, polishing, drilling, shaping and shaping a wide range of materials: wood, plastic, stone, rubber, cork, metal and more. It is a tool used both professionally and as a hobby, and is specially designed for precision work.



As regards hobby applications in particular, the micromotor is of great help in the construction of models, for example, to carve or engrave stone and crystal or in the creation of small handicraft objects.

One of the best micromotors, among all those currently on the market, is the Micromot 50 / E produced by the German company Proxxon, but there are also cheaper ones produced by other companies.

The electric tunnel: ideal for wood enthusiasts


If the recipient of your gift is a hobbyist who has a passion for woodwork, then you will make a great impression by giving him a good electric fretwork .

Thanks to this small stationary bench machine, in fact, it is possible to cut panels of solid wood, plywood or MDF, to create a wide range of objects, from artistic ornaments to frames, lampshades and lanterns, models, vintage ships and galleons, reproductions of famous historic buildings, dolls’ houses, related small furnishings and so on.



The electric tunnel is also an electric tool with a high versatility of use, and in fact it is used both for hobbies and for professional applications. In addition, since the best specimens are capable of cutting not only wood, but also plastics, metals and other materials, the perforations are also suitable for small home maintenance jobs, woodworking and refurbishing furniture. era.

On the market you can find various models, with prices ranging from 60-80 up to about 450 euros, depending on the type and manufacturer. The most reliable and requested brand, also in this case, is Proxxon; the latter produces three different tunnels: the DS 230 / E is the cheapest and is mainly intended for hobbyists, the intermediate model is the DSH instead, while the one intended for professional use is the DS 430 .

The cheapest tunnel is the one produced by Einhell, but there are also others made by different companies, such as the Dremel MS20 and the Scheppach Deco-Flex , just to name the best known.

The sander: for car lovers and more


Another product to be seriously considered as a gift for a DIY enthusiast is the sander. This particular electric tool is mainly used for grinding and polishing surfaces of different materials, and therefore has different applications in the hobby field.

In fact, it is especially suitable for those who work with wood, who use it to refurbish old furniture, for example, or for finishing work on surfaces in metal, ceramic and other materials.



Depending on the type of sander, however, the range of applications can be further increased; Random orbital sanders, for example, are particularly popular with automotive DIY enthusiasts, who use them to remove scratches, apply wax to the bodywork and polish it, in order to always keep it in good condition.

As for the different models on the market, from manual to electric ones, you are spoiled for choice: Proxxon , Makita , Bosch , DeWalt , Stanley , Einhell , these that we have linked are just some of the numerous models produced by the companies notoriously more reliable and quality, but there are many others to choose from, especially in the low-cost range.

The screwdriver drill: the electric tool for household needs


Small home maintenance jobs are the favorite field of most DIY enthusiasts, and in this case one of the most welcome gifts you can receive is certainly a nice screwdriver drill, especially if complete with case and set of bits. interchangeable.

The screwdriver drill has only two fundamental functions, drilling and screwing / unscrewing, and represents one of the most functional tools there are for domestic use. Whenever you need to hang a picture, tighten screws, remove doors, mount a shelf on the wall, assemble a new piece of furniture and more, the use of a screwdriver is essential.

Also in this case the market offers many of those models to create a serious problem of choice for those less accustomed to the world of power tools. The most popular models, however, remain the Makita drill / drivers, especially the cordless ones, which are compact, practical to use and offer a level of precision higher than that of the models produced by competing companies. One of the most requested on the market is the Makita HP457DWE10 , a hammer drill complete with case containing two batteries, the battery charger and 74 interchangeable bits.

The tool set in a case: a must for any DIY lover


And here is a gift idea that will allow you to be on the safe side, regardless of the tastes and preferences of the recipient: the universal tool sets in a box or case, depending on the type of product.

The universal sets are specially designed for general use, unlike the specific ones, for example, made for mechanics, carpenters and so on. A universal set of tools usually contains at least one hammer, several pliers, screwdrivers, phase finders, hex wrenches, Allen wrenches, wrenches, ratchets and other tools of more or less general use.


There are also sets of tools for precision work, but these are mainly recommended for those who have a hobby of electronics, repairing old watches and model making in general. The prices, for a generic tool set, can vary from around 20 euros for precision sets, such as the Deyard for example, up to 500 euros and more for sets intended for professional use. In the intermediate range, however, from around 50 to 300 euros, you can find excellent home sets such as Tacklife , Stanley and Proxxon .

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