Tools Every DIYer Needs

If you’re a DIYer, you need to have the right equipment in your toolbox to make sure that you’re ready to tackle any job at hand. From the absolute basics to the tools that you might have forgotten about but which could prove invaluable when something goes wrong in your home, here is a rundown of some of the essentials to equip your toolkit. 


Cordless Drill
You’re sure to find that, whatever the DIY project, a cordless drill can be of service. Incredibly versatile, drills aren’t just for making holes. You can use a screwdriver bit and work with screws or a socket adapter for working with hex bolts. You can even use right angle adapters and do 90 degree drilling and if you’re really creative, you can use a paddle adapter to stir your paint.

Miter Saw
Whether you’re doing a crown molding project or a spot of woodwork for the home, a miter saw is a very useful tool for your home workshop. A handsaw is just a lot of hard work, but miter saws can be used simply by pulling a trigger. You’ll get perfect cuts each and every time and you’ll be finished your job before you know it.

Random Orbital Sander
If you’re working on any kind of woodworking project, a sander is vital for you. There are many kinds of sander on the market, but a random orbital sander is one of the best for DIYers’ needs. You’ll be able to expose wood in minutes and you’ll easily reach all the tricky to reach, small areas.

A Shop Vac
If you don’t have a shop vac, you’re really missing out. You’ll be amazed by how quickly you can clean up after work and there’ll be no more mess and sawdust on your workshop floor. Get a wet and dry vac and it’ll even pick up screws and nails. You’ll never stand on a nail again or puncture your car’s tires!

A Circular Saw
A circular saw is a classic power tool and it’s invaluable for a wide range of woodworking tasks from cutting lap joint grooves to ripping sheets of plywood. As circular saws are bulky and heavy, it might be best to get a compact model which can be used in narrow spaces and to make precise, small cut.

A Finishing Nail Gun
Nail guns are a remarkable useful tool to add to your kit. If you’re a keen DIYer you’ll love the convenience and efficiency that this tool can offer you and it’ll make it much quicker to finish any project. Whether you’re building shelves or erecting wooden posts, a nail gun will make it a breeze to accomplish your task in a very short space of time.

A Set Of Screwdrivers
It might sound basic, but a set of screwdrivers of different sizes and types will set you in good stead no matter what type of project you’re tackling. A Philips head and a flat head screwdriver are an absolute must, and if by choosing a few different sizes you’ll be able to manage everything from changing a plug to repairing a door bracket. 

A Claw Hammer
A quality claw hammer will make light work of all kinds of tasks, from putting up a picture to dismantling old furniture. The claw will make it a breeze to remove nails from wood whole the heavy metal head will allow you to quickly drive nails into the surface.

A Stapler
No, not the kind of stapler that you’d put on your office desk for fixing papers together! A staple gun can achieve a wealth of tasks, from putting up a fence to installing some roofing! Super rapid, they get the job done in minutes and without any time-consuming effort or hassle. You’ll wonder how you ever got by without one! Check to find out more about the benefits of a staple gun and how to choose the right one for you.

These are just some of the key tools that you should have in your toolbox. With these essential items, there’s no DIY project that you can’t handle – you’ll be ready to take on any task in minutes!


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