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 GeneratorGenerac GP2200i at a family campsite

This inverter generator really is portable and packs plenty of power in its 46-pound package with 1700 running 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 power tool. Quiet and non-intrusive. Have a conversation without shouting over the noise.

The Generac GP2200i Portable Inverter Generator has a front panel is packed with features like the PowerDial for start/run/stop functions, LED indicators, two household outlets and a USB Port for charging electronics. Economy mode saves fuel and reduces noise. This generators runs for 10.5 hours on a 1.2 gallons tank of gasoline.

Need more power? Add a second GP2200i with a Generac Parallel Kit for twice the power.

Briggs and Stratton 5750 Watt Portable Generator

The Briggs and Stratton 5750 Watt Portable Generator

A home portable generator that supplies more power than three standard (15-amp) house circuits. 5750 running watts and 7185 surge watts for starting large appliances and power toolsat the same time. The Briggs and Stratton 5750 Watt Generator 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 5750 Watt Generator features two 120-volt household receptacle and a 120-volt 30-amp RV receptacle, multi-featured control panel, Briggs and Stratton Engine, and a 7.5-gallon fuel tank for up to 11 hours of run time.  Tubular frame and 10-inch never flat wheels for easy transport.

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 4200 PSI Power Washer

Generac 4200 PSI Pro Grade Pressure Washer Cleaning Truck Tires

Generac 4200 PSI Pressure Washer has a pro-grade Trilex pump and a powerful Generac OHV Engine. Built on a tubular steel frame with 12-inch pneumatic tires for easy moving plus the professional Spray Gun and Pressure Control Valve.

The ergonomic gun with cushioned grip and an inverted trigger make it easy to use on extended jobs with a 50-foot high-pressure hose for a long reach. Five quick-change nozzles for multiple spray angles and soap nozzle for applying detergent. Powerful 422cc Generac Engine for maximum cleaning performance and reliability with low-oil shutdown to protect the engine. The oversized air-filled tires make it easy to move over rough terrain or up and down stairs.

Cleans driveways and walks, decks, doors, and siding. Engineered and built in the USA. Includes a Generac 3-year limited 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 Electric Start Portable Generator

Champion 7500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator

The Champion has plenty of power for big jobs and power outages.

This Portable Generator is a versatile workhorse with Electric Start.  Provides up to 7500 watts of continuous power and 9375 surge watts for starting large motors. Great for big jobs, running multiple tools, or even powering the house during a power outage.

The Champion 7500 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator with 25-Foot Power Cord 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.

Updated May 25, 2021