Absolute Machine Tools 2019 Christmas Gift List for Machinists
Looking for the perfect holiday present for the machinist on your gift list? Here’s a dozen gift ideas (some more practical than others!):
1. Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS Scientific Calculator
Yeah, there’s a calculator app on their smartphone. But a machine shop isn’t always a safe place for an expensive phone. And a computer isn’t always handy. This Texas Instruments TI-30X IIS Scientific Calculator from Walmart is easy to use, fits in the pocket and performs all the functions a machinist needs to get on with their job.
2. Custom Portrait of Machinist as Cartoon Character
How many times have you asked yourself, how would my favorite machinist look if they were a character on the Simpsons? Well, now you can find out with this custom cartoon portrait. This gift is guaranteed not to get a “D’oh!” on Christmas.
3. Johnson Level 7202 6″ Stainless Steel Pocket Clip Rule
This six inch heavy duty stainless steel pocket ruler will come in handy in a variety of situations. Features include: stainless steel blade with etched increments in 1/32″ and 1/64″, conversion tables on back of blade and pocket clip for convenient storage.
4. CNC Operator Machinist Skull Premium Men’s T-Shirt
Who doesn’t like getting a black t-shirt with a human skull on it for Christmas? Especially with a slogan like this? This 100% cotton was printed in the USA and comes in a wide range of sizes.
5. Ultra Tech Telescoping Magnetic Pick-Up Tool
This Telescoping Magnetic Pickup is a must-have rescue tool for retrieving ferrous metal parts such as screws, nuts, wrenches and metal shavings from hard to reach areas.
6. Trump Machinist Mug
President Trump has an uplifting holiday message for your favorite machinist!
7. Industrial Sharpies
OK, maybe it isn’t a fun gift but it’s super helpful! Keep the machinist on your gift list well stocked with plenty of industrial sharpies for marking workpieces.
8. Machinists Are Just Nuts Can Cooler
Your machinist can keep their Yuengling cold no matter how hot it gets outside and (and provide fair warning to others at the same time).
9. AFA Tooling Long Reach Deburring Tool
According to Amazon, this long reach extension gets into hard to reach spots to remove burrs and flaws in any fine detail work where deburring is required. It safely removes plastic, metal (including steel, aluminum and brass) and wood burrs from any surface. Ideal for 3D printing jobs.
10. Safety Glasses
Safety Glasses USA has a wide range of styles to choose from – you’re sure to find a pair cool enough for any machinist.
11. Machinist Square Set
This is a square gift that is totally cool! This Machinist square set includes 2″, 3″, 4″ and 6″ squares made from fully seasoned and hardened tool steel with accurate right angles both inside and outside.
12. Machinist Cap
What goes better with a cool pair of safety glasses than a new baseball cap?