Father’s Day is just around the corner (June 18) and you might be wondering what to get Dad for this special day. If there’s one thing that will make just about any man around the house smile, it’s a power tool that really lives up to its name—Power. We’ve got some great ideas for power tools that will make him smile and they are all versatile enough that they won’t just sit in the back of the garage and end up at your garage sale a few years from now.

Generac GP2200i Inverter Portable Generator

Generac GP2200i at a family campsite

Small, easy-to-carry Generac Gp2200i inverter generator for power to go in the yard, on outings or at campgrounds to supplying emergency power at home.

This inverter generator really is portable and packs plenty of power in its 46-pound package with 1700 continuous watts and 2200 surge watts. Small enough to fit in a car trunk and take camping, picnicking, and tailgating. Powerful enough to run just about any other power tool. Quiet and non-intrusive. Have a conversation without shouting over the noise.

The Generac GP2200i Residential Inverter Generator has a front panel is packed with features like the easy start dial, USB Ports, LED indicators and parallel ports. Economy mode to save fuel and reduce noise. The fuel tank holds 1.2 gallons of gasoline for about 10 hours of run time in economy mode.

Need more power? Add a second GP2200i and a parallel kit for twice the power.

Briggs and Stratton 3500 Watt Home Series CARB Compliant Portable Generator

Briggs & Stratton 3500 watt Home Series Portable Generator

The Briggs and Stratton 3500-Watt Home Series can power multiple tools or appliances at home or away.

A home portable generator that supplies as much power as two standard (15-amp) house circuits. 3500-watts continuous power and 4375 surge watts for starting multiple large appliances and heavy-duty tools at the same time. In addition to powering outdoor tools and a lot more, the Briggs and Stratton 30550 can keep a refrigerator and freezer running during a power outage or power several crock pots and warmers at a tailgate party or family picnic. Connect it to the RV for power anywhere you pull off the road.

The Briggs and Stratton 30550 Home Series features two 120-volt household receptacle and a 120-volt 30-amp RV receptacle, multi-featured control panel, Briggs and Stratton Engine, and a four-gallon fuel tank for up to 8 hours of run time.  Tubular frame and 10-inch never flat wheels for easy transport.

CARB compliant for sale and use in California. Manufacturer 2-year limited warranty.

Generac SpeedWash 2900 PSI Pressure Washer System

Generac 2900-PSI SpeedWash Pressure Washer

Clean up made easy with the Generac 2900 PSI SpeedWash Pressure Washer

Dad will look for things to wash with this Power Washer system. The Generac SpeedWash features four settings for different applications and a spray gun with power dial at the end of a 30-foot ultra-flex hose. Four quick-change nozzle tips for 0o, 25 o, 40 o spray settings and soap. Moves easily up and down stairs or across the lawn on never-flat wheels. Convenient detergent tank eliminates siphon hoses and spilled detergents.

The Generac 6882 SpeedWash 2900 cleans cars, walkways, house siding, decks, pavers, garage doors. A Turbo Nozzle attachment makes a pinpoint rotating stream to clean tough grime from tough surfaces. A soap blaster attachment helps detergents penetrate further into tough stains for better cleaning results.

Generac Variable Speed Power Washer

Generac Variable Speed Pressure Washer

Decks, cars, walkways, driveways, pavers, and siding. The 2000 – 3000 PSI Variable Speed Pressure Washer Cleans up everything.

Generac’s 6809 Variable Power Washer has adjustable settings from 2000 PSI to 3000 PSI, essentially making it four power washers in one. Choose what you want to clean and it adjusts the pressure for you.

The ergonomic gun with cushioned grip and an inverted trigger make it easy to use on extended jobs. 25-foot high-pressure hose for a long reach. Three quick-change nozzles included for 0o and 25o sprays angles and a soap nozzle for applying detergent. The frame folds for easy storage and the unit moves easily on 10-inch on oversize wheels across uneven ground, up and down stairs, or anywhere else you want to go.

PowerDial pressure control adjusts the spray intensity to clean a wide range of surfaces with a single turn making it perfect for washing the car, lawn furniture, driveways and walks, decks, doors, and siding. Engineered and built in the USA. 2-year warranty.

Generac 1 1/2-Inch Clean Water Pump

Generac 1.5 Inch 80-gallon per minute water pump

Generac’s 1 1/2-inch clean water pump will empty pools, window wells and anything else with water in it.

Swimming pools, flooded window wells, standing water in the basement, and garden water features are no match for this 80-gallon per minute water pump. That’s 4800 gallons in an hour.

The 6821 Clean Water Pump includes the hose kit with connectors, a 10-foot suction hose with screen, and a 25-foot discharge hose. Easy Prime funnel design for quick priming. The carry handle and 38-pound weight makes it easy and convenient to move.  Instructions on the pump with icon touch points make it easy to setup, start, and use.

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Champion 7500 Watt Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator

Champion 7500 Watt Dual Fuel Electric Start Portable Generator

The Champion Dual Fuel runs on either gasoline or propane and provides plenty of power for big jobs and power outages.

This Portable Generator is a true versatile workhorse. It runs on either gasoline or LPG propane and has push-button electric start or an easy recoil start. Provides up to 7500 watts of continuous power and 9375 surge watts for starting large motors. Switching to propane is easy. Connect the tank, move the fuel selector to LPG and turn the fuel valve on. Propane operation provides 6750 continuous watts and 8400 surge watts.

The Champion 7500 Watt Dual Fuel is great on big jobs, power for an RV, or install a manual transfer switch and use it for backup power during an outage. 120/240-volt 30-amp Twistlock receptacle, 120V 30-amp Twistlock receptacle, and four 120-volt 20-amp GFCI receptacles. Runs for 8 hours on 6 gallons of gasoline or 5.5 hours on a 20-pound LP Tank.