The 6 Essential Tools for Every DIYer!

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Do-it-yourself (DIY) projects have always been popular, there are thousands of articles available online that take you step by step through almost any project you can think of.  

Whether you are choosing to save money or discover a new hobby by putting your skills to the test,   there is no denying that creating your own masterpiece leaves you with a deep sense of satisfaction and accomplishment!

Before you get started it is very important to have the right tools available.  Beginner or expert? it makes no difference; we will show you the essential tools to have on hand and what they are used for.

Essential DIY Tools

Tool #1: Measuring Tape

A tape measure is a simple yet invaluable tool that everyone should own. Making sure the measurements are correct can be the difference between making or breaking a project. 

Without the exact measurements, the pieces won’t fit properly.  By measuring correctly, you could also increase or decrease the size of the project you are busy with. 

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Tool #2: 20-Volt Cordless 1/2 -inch Drill/Driver Kit

The second essential tool to have is a drill/driver kit. This tool is a real time-saver due to the pressure and power of it.

Ideal if you are working with softer woods, you will need the lighter touch of a traditional cordless drill/driver

For harder woods, concrete, masonry, and long fasteners being worked into heavy materials, you will need an impact driver.

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Tool #3: Steel Hammer

Hammers are used for a wide range of driving, shaping, and breaking applications. The hammerhead is typically made of steel which has been heat-treated for hardness. 

If you need to secure something or you are going to be using nails, the steelhead hammer will definitely be your essential tool of choice.

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Tool #4: 20-Volt 6 1/2 -inch Cordless Circular Saw

Many DIY projects call for the use of a circular saw. Do not let this tool intimidate you, it is so easy to use and makes precise, quick cuts. 

This hand-held, electric circular saw is designed for cutting wood but may be used for cutting other materials with different blades. 

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Tool #5: Cordless Oscillating Multi-Tool

This versatile tool can cut, sand, scrape, and grind through a variety of materials.  The oscillating multi-tool is one of the handiest tools you can have around your workshop. 

Its versatility allows you to accomplish numerous tasks that would be impossible with other tools. You can sand; saw metal, wood, and drywall; make large holes; plunge cut into hardwood; or undercut a doorway. 

Definitely a tool worthy to put on your wish list.

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Tool #6: 9-Inch Torpedo Level

A torpedo level is a spirit level designed for use in tight spaces. It is small enough to be put to use in spaces that are too cramped for longer levels.

This tool is easy to read and has a groove so you can also use it with surfaces that are not completely flat.

The fluid-filled containers that give you a level reading are called vials. The liquid in the vials is usually oil or alcohol so that the air bubble inside can move freely.

Because if you want your new creation to sit, lay, hang, or stand straight, you need a level. 

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There you have it! Now that you have familiarized yourself with these great essential DIY tools click here to add a few of them to your basket in our online store!

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