Absolute Machine Tools’ Holiday Gift Guide
If you haven’t finished your shopping or can’t think of a gift for that machinist in your life – we have you covered! With only a few weeks to go before the big day, forget the stress of searching and simply pick an item from the Absolute Machine Holiday Gift Guide. Everything on this list is sure to be a perfect fit – machined just right – for the shop guy (or gal!) in your life.
1. RiF6 Cube
Small name, big impression, the RiF6 can turn any setting into an entertaining atmosphere. The RiF6 Cube allows you to project all the pictures and movies from your smart phone onto a much larger surface. Why watch your latest video on a 1 inch screen, when you can see it in 120 inches on the wall or ceiling? The little 2 inch cube throws 50 lumens at the full 1080p HD quality images. Worried about the lamp life? Don’t sweat it, the RiF6 gives you have 20,000 hours of time. Get to projecting!
How long has it been? Not long enough to forget the pain of losing a word document or two on a floppy disk. Oh, the horror that our children will never know, and you’ll never forget with this techy t-shirt.
Hand-Eye-Supply from Portland, Oregon offers this beautiful canvas and leather gentleman’s shop apron. Forget throwaway protective covers, this is made to last with leather neck straps and waist straps that can be adjusted with double brass D-rings. This apron is easy to clean, tough to harm, and a classic piece for any gentleman of the shop.
4. Yeti Rambler
Known for their bear-proof, ice retaining coolers, Yeti has ventured into the world of keeping coffee hot. Or ice tea cold. However you prefer the temperature, these Ramblers are made of kitchen grade 18/8 stainless steel and double wall vacuum insulation. It comes down to this – your lunch time ice tea will still have ice when the 5 o’clock whistle blows.
5. Shop Towels
Let’s be honest – there are just some things that a person can’t have enough of. Socks, smartphone battery, and shop towels. The Scott brand shop towels in baby blue are a wonderful way to tell the machinist in your life how much you love them, and how they should hurry to clean their spill. These are handy in the shop, around the house, and in your vehicle.
This multipurpose tech gadget from MOTA would be a perfect addition to an emergency preparedness kit. The MOTA Power Stick is an LED flashlight and a recharge source for your smartphone. At full charge, the MOTA can add 10 extra hours of talk time to your cellphone. It comes with all the adapters and cords you need to add extra life to your phone.
If your significant other is a list maker, an idea barnstormer, or just a doodler, this simple leather Field Notes wallet from Bexar Goods will hold the traditional 5.5 inch Moleskin Journal for a full day of doodling. With a pen insert and 2 card pockets, this journal cover could double as a wallet or business card holder. The leather looks great and is durable to boot.
Known for their wallet-friendly price and lifelong utility, the knives from Sweden’s Mora are sure to be a hit this holiday season. They can be found in a variety of steel and handle components. Our favorite you ask? The all-around Basic 546. Balanced, sharp and handy, the 546 is a real do-it-all blade.
This is a real thing, we promise. One of the only desktop 3-D printers on the market, the Maker-Bot Replicator is the “easiest and most versatile way to get from 3D model to 3D print.” With 100-micron layer resolution, the Replicator can print paper thin layers in professional quality and high resolution. Print a part for your shop, or print a replacement coffee mug when the dog knocks it off the desk. If you can dream it, the Replicator can 3D print it.
We just had to throw this one in the bunch. Absolute Machine has been trading in used machine tools since the company started in 1988. We have developed a 15-point checklist to go with a Gold Preventative Maintenance package. We have a variety of used machines prepared to leave our facilities, ready for a place in your CNC machine shop.