You cannot call yourself a DIYer if you don’t have the tools below. Without them, you will be either gearing up for an accident, or you will be fixing your home with one hand tied behind your back.
To some of you, this list will seem basic, but remember that once upon a time, these tools didn’t exist; instead of scoffing, we need to praise the best home DIY equipment!
As I said, this might seem basic, but every DIYer needs a toolbox. This is so you can easily find all of your equipment and you can carry it easily from one place to another. The number of times you are halfway through a job and realize that you need a specific screw, or a special hammer that you have left back home can be ridiculously annoying. This can all be solved if you have a secure place to keep everything.
Get yourself a toolbox, and pour everything out of your “random stuff” drawer into your toolbox. You should never lose a bolt again.
MultiBit Screwdriver Set
Your toolbox will fill up fast if you have a different screwdriver for every occasion. Instead of wasting money and space buying tons of screwdrivers in various sizes, buy one screwdriver with a multibit adapter.
You can get these sets in any DIY store. They often use magnetics or tightening screws to keep their changeable bits attached to the handle, and you can also buy expansion packs for when you find a job that requires tiny bits or humungous ones.
Don’t think that you will be buying something tacky either. MultiBit screwdrivers are as strong as their single-bit counterparts.
Stud And Cable Detector
Stud and cable detectors should be your best friend. If you are adopting a new house or fixing an old home, you can never be sure if the contractors placed the wires or panels in the right place. To make sure you don’t break your equipment or electrocute yourself, you should make use of this safety equipment.
You push the detector back onto the wall you want to drill, and it tells you what’s behind the surface. If there is a cable or a stud, the detector will light up, indicating which material is in the way.
Portable Air Compressors
This one might be a curveball, but you’ll see why air compressors should be a must in your DIY collection. Air compressors are devices that convert energy into pressurized air. You can use them for anything from pressurizing spray guns to power cleaning your floors. They are even great at pumping your car’s tires.
In my mind, a clean space is usable space, so I use my air compressor to tidy up the sawdust mess I’ve created after building something. If you have never used one before, you should look for the best affordable portable air compressor, as there is no point buying a big and expensive one until the job requires it.
Clamps are the unsung heroes of many DIY projects. Also known as quick grips or G-clamps, you can buy them in metal or plastic forms. The metal ones are better for most jobs, but sometimes their heavyweight can harm your project. Depending on if you can lie your DIY project down on a surface, I would recommend buying the metal versions.
With a clamp to hold your project together, you don’t need to worry about wasting time holding the items yourself. This way, as the glue sets, you can go back to your other projects.
When coronavirus first hit, a lot of DIYers used their own PPE or Personal Protection Equipment as medical masks. They are amazing at filtering out dust particles while still allowing you to breathe, and (if you use the ones with shields) you will be protected from eye damage too.
No matter what job you are doing, safety should always come first. Face masks and gloves should always be worn. Depending on the job, goggles, hard hats, and steel-toe shoes should be considered too.
Fixing a table is not worth cutting your toe.
You may find yourself working in the dark or needing light to shine in a specific direction. Normally, you want the light to shine in the direction you’re looking, so the best torches will be attached to your head.
These devices might look silly, but they are a great way to keep your hands free while you are working on your project.
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