Design & DIY

Surprise your favourite DIY enthusiast with one of these cordless wonders


This article was originally published in the Winter 2016 issue of Cottage Life magazine.

Need a big gift for your favourite handyperson? Help them soup up their workshop with one of these cordless power tools. All three are incredibly useful—and will make any DIY nut jump up and down like a little kid on Christmas morning.

Let ’er rip

Photo by Liam Mogan

We didn’t believe it until we tried it ourselves, but Dewalt’s 60V cordless table saw rips boards with the same ease as its corded counterparts. Just one charge is enough to cut through 302′ of 3/4″ OSB.

$699, without stand

Tough tunes

Photo by Liam Mogan

The Bosch Power Box is a work site lifesaver. Play music via Bluetooth with 360° speakers, supply power through four outlets for hours, and go ahead and drop it off the roof—it’s that durable. (Maybe just take our word on that one.)


Bright angles

Photo by Liam Mogan

Leave no corner of your workshop in shadow. Ryobi’s 18V Workbench light has an LED-lit arm that rotates 270° and two hooks to hang it up, so you can light any nook or cranny, for up to nine hours.


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