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Put a smile on dad’s face this Father's Day - forget novelty socks, ties and shaving kits. Men love toys that they can actually play with and use to show off their skills. Let Black & Decker® take the stress away with our guide to nifty gadgets and tools that make the ideal Father's Day gifts.

The new Autoselect® Screwdriver (£37.99) is a great gadget that men will love. It boasts a lithium ion battery which not only makes it lightweight and easy to handle, it also ensures that the tool stays charged and ready to use for up to 18 months. As with the other tools in this range, it is controlled by a series of task led settings displayed on an easy to read picture menu. Another key feature is the magnetic retractable screw holder which holds the screw in place so it can be used with just one hand. This tool is ideal for taking the hassle out of everything from flat packed furniture to a range of quick fix household DIY jobs.

The Autowrench™ (£29.99) lends a modern twist to an old household essential. Made from heat treated hardened steel, the Autowrench™ adjusts to fit a variety of nuts and bolts with just one touch of a button. Gone are the days of frantically fiddling with awkward settings which more often than not result in everything falling to the floor. With 185 ft/lb’s of torque this tool box staple takes the stress out of a whole host of DIY tasks.

If the man of your house is complaining about the credit crunch and how much new things cost, set him up with the new Compact Mouse® Sander (£44.99). Not only can this versatile tool be used for sanding, it can also be used for a range of reviving maintenance jobs from rust removal to glass cleaning or polishing metal. The compact design gets the DIY’er closer to the surface for greater control and the effective dust filtration system ensures a cleaner working area. The soft palm and ergonomic design provides added comfort taking any irritation out of the job.

Men love a clean car and the Dustbuster® Pivot® Auto Vac from Black & Decker® (£44.99) will help keep his car in tip top condition. Designed specifically for the automotive market this handy and compact cleaner makes fast work of dirt and grime. This model boasts a pivoting head that locks into 10 different cleaning positions, an extendable crevice tool and a flexible hose with brush to efficiently tackle even the most hard to reach spots. The generous five metre cable, which plugs directly into the cigarette lighter, means no straining to reach the boot, while the compact storage bag means the Pivot® Auto Vac slots neatly away.


Notes to Editors:

BLACK & DECKER® is a registered trademark of the Black & Decker Corporation.
Price Information:

1. 3.6V Autoselect® Screwdriver - £37.99, available from B&Q
2. Autowrench™ A7150 – XJ - £29.99, available from Amazon and B&Q
3. Compact Mouse® Sander KA1000 - £44.99, available from B&Q and Homebase
4. Dustbuster® Pivot Auto Vac 12V PVA1205 - £44.99, available from Argos

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