When tackling DIY projects at home, it can be tricky to know exactly which tools you will need to get the job done. You can make it much easier for yourself by adding a few key essentials to your kit though.
While some jobs may need more specialised tools, these can be purchased or hired as and when they are necessary. Most jobs you attempt to DIY will use a selection of tools which are useful to have on hand at all times.
If you know you will be completing a lot of DIY projects, stocking up on these for your kit is essential, however, anyone who enjoys fixing up and solving issues at home by themselves may find it useful to keep these tools in their shed for if and when the need for them arises.
Some key essentials include measuring tools, such as a tape measure, builders’ chalk and a hardy ruler. This can help to ensure you are measuring and marking everything correctly and keeping your lines and angles straight.
Many projects call for exact measurements and precision in order to achieve a professional finish, therefore having the right tools is vitally important in ensuring you don’t botch the job and cause additional work for yourself
A spirit level or laser level is also a key tool to have in your kit as these can help to ensure you are always precise with your measurements and installations.
Now you have measuring accounted for, you’ll need some tools for cutting and shaping.
Everyone should have a small saw at their disposal, whether a handheld or power tool. These are useful for a whole range of projects from simple gardening tasks to home renovation projects.
Another essential tool is a utility knife. These are useful for almost everything and you may find yourself reaching for them for simple everyday tasks as well as DIY jobs.
It is important to exercise safety and precaution when using cutting tools as they are often very sharp and you can easily injure yourself if you do not follow safety practices.
This is why it is a good idea to have safety equipment on hand as well. Gloves, eye protection and masks are all essentials to have on hand when tackling any DIY project.
These can help to protect your fingers from accidental cuts, keep dust and dirt from getting into your eyes as well as prevent any respiratory problems from inhaling dust or fumes.
Other key tools to add to your kit are drills, screwdrivers, a hammer, pliers and clamps. Screwdriver or drill sets with a singular handle and a range of different heads are a great choice for those wanting something compact and easy to store.
These come in handy on a regular basis for tightening screws, putting together furniture, hanging pictures on the wall and holding projects together.
These items can easily be found in many different shops, including supermarkets these days and are relatively inexpensive making them a wise and sensible purchase for any homeowner.
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