What Dad Wants for Father's Day: Family DIY Projects Start with Craftsman® Tools

Great Projects from Handyman & Design Expert Eric Stromer for Father's Day Family Fun

Sears is the place for America to celebrate fathers and families this June!

From mechanic to weekend woodworker, most fathers agree that a lifetime of projects starts with the best tools, and what better gift for dad this Father's Day than the latest technology from Craftsman®?

This Father's Day, with every $35 Craftsman® purchase, Sears customers can buy a "Doodle Box" toolbox for just $9.99. "Doodle Box" is a high quality red metal toolbox that comes with colorful paint and stickers, making it the perfect gift for moms and kids to give dad. Decorate it to reflect your dad's personality and if you're really ambitious, fill it with some new tools that can be used for cool projects that dads and the entire family can enjoy. "Doodle Box" is available while supplies last on craftsman.com and at Sears stores.

Also in celebration of Father's Day, handyman and design expert Eric Stromer, host of HGTV's Over Your Head, has put together a variety of family do-it-yourself projects available online at http://www.craftsman.com/. These fun family projects -- which include a toybox, derby car and skateboard ramp -- are easy to build with the right Craftsman® tools and are guaranteed to provide well-spent quality time between dad and the kids! When the building is done, Craftsman® still serves up family time fun with the new C3 Remote Control Truck, which is powered by the same C3 battery platform used for dad's 19.2 volt tools*. The C3 R/C Truck, ($69.99) can go up to 18 mph (that's about 180 mph if the toy truck were built to scale!) -- making it a great gift for the kids (ages 14+) or the kid in dad! In addition to the R/C Truck, the Craftsman® C3 battery platform also powers three new items: a powered caulking gun; an AM/FM radio with weather band that includes an MP3; and a portable fan to help cool down the workshop.

Here are the newest products from Craftsman® items, just in time for Father's Day:

  --  The Craftsman® 4-in-One Ratcheting Wrenches ($29.99) a two-piece set
      that does the work of eight combination wrenches giving dad fewer
      tools to carry to the job and a lighter toolbox.
  --  Easy-to-read Craftsman® Digital Levels, ($34.99-$99.99) in several
      sizes, including: 9-inch torpedo, 10-inch, 24-inch and 48-inch. This
      cool tool provides digital clarity and accuracy +/- 0.1 degree as well
      as digital memory to store up to nine measurements for ease of
  --  The Craftsman® AccuTrac Laser Measuring Tool ($119.99) uses precise
      point-to-point laser technology accurate to 3/16" at 150 feet, to
      calculate and convert measurements. It also helps determine the amount
      of building and landscaping materials required for a project.
  --  New Craftsman® Professional Hammers ($39.99 & $42.99) come with an
      advanced shock absorbing pad, replaceable caps and a power plug core
      that combine to reduce sting and ring that are typically associated
      with steel hammers and are available in 19-ounce and 21 ounce models.
  --  The Craftsman® Digital Miter Gauge ($79.99) enables accurate
      measures for angled crosscuts on a table saw and increases the
      accuracy of the cutting task with a magnetic blade attachment for
      blade-to-table squaring and angle adjustment.

Consider giving dad a Sears gift card for these two new cool tools, coming to stores in July:

  --  Craftsman® Professional Vibrafree™ 5-inch Random Orbit Sander
      ($99.99, available in July) reduces vibration by more than 40% when
      compared to the Craftsman® model #27673 5-inch random orbit sander
      by incorporating two counter-balanced pads -- both inner and outer
      discs -- moving in opposite directions of one another to reduce
  --  The Craftsman® Professional™ Vibrafree™ 12.0 AMP Reciprocating
      Saw with Vibration Reduction System ($149.99, available in July) on
      average has 30% less vibration than other leading professional
      reciprocating saws. It provides sure cuts in wood, wood base building
      materials, plastics, fiberglass, ferrous metal, pipe and tubing.

"Fathers often are so busy with the day-to-day routines of daily life that they miss the glory of fatherhood," says Stromer, himself a father of three. "They need Craftsman® tools to get the job done, but that's why I've also put together some projects which will not only yield useful storage solutions, playthings and decorations for the home and garden, but are geared to every skill level so each member of the family can participate and make this the best Father's Day ever."

The Craftsman® catalog features professional quality tools and tool storage systems for carpentry, woodworking, metal working, automotive or the simplest home repair jobs. Visit http://www.sears.com/shoptools. Items with the Sears "Ready in 5" icon can be ordered online and picked up at a local Sears store within five minutes. If it's not ready in five minutes. Sears will provide a $5 coupon good for the customer's next purchase.

  * Note: battery and charger for the Craftsman® C3 truck are sold

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