Do you have a toolbox full of tools that you don’t know how to use, or do you spend hours running around the hardware store trying to find the right one? Either way, it’s time for you to get some power tools.
Power tools are great for homeowners because they can be used in so many different ways. You may need them when building your own home, adding on and renovating rooms or just fixing things around the house.
They’re also convenient because not only can they do more than other types of equipment but they’re also lightweight and easy to handle.
Let’s take a look at must-have power tools every homeowner should have in their arsenal!
Power Drill: Every toolbox needs a power drill. This is the best way to get nails and screws in your wall without having to really work at it.
It’s also great for assembling furniture, hanging frames or other DIY projects around the house with ease. Depending on what you’re looking for; cordless drills are available as well!
Circular Saw: This is the tool for more precise measurements and cutting. A circular saw is what you need when building a deck or putting together furniture with precision to make sure every piece fits just right.
Lighting: You’re going to be doing some serious work around your house so it’s important that you have the proper lighting.
There are tons of different lights out there to choose from; fluorescent, incandescent and LED. The best option is usually dependent on the room you’re working in so make sure that you do your research before deciding!
Caulking Gun: A caulking gun allows for precise application with no mess or fuss. It’s great for sealing up any gaps around doors, windows and more. All it takes is a little bit of glue and some careful squeezing to get the job done right!
Saw Horse: Occasionally you’ll come across something too big to fit on your table saw but still needs cut down into size. That’s where saw horses can help out; simply prop one end against the object then use another saw to cut through it.
Hammer: A hammer is a must-have power tool for homeowners, as you’ll need one if you ever decide to do any construction work in your home! To hang pictures or put up new cabinets all you need is nails and the right type of hammer so be sure that both are within arm’s reach at all times.
Tape Measurer: Sometimes standard measurements just won’t do when assembling furniture or other large items. That’s where tape measurers come into play; with them every inch can become another measurement which hopefully isn’t too complicated!
Belt Sander: Belt sanders aren’t only great for woodworkers but also those who are undertaking projects around their own house. They’re great for smoothing out the surfaces of wood as well as metal, and are excellent at making effective use of space.
Cordless Drill: A cordless drill is an absolute must-have power tool when you’re working on tasks around your own home; after all there’s nothing worse than getting halfway through a project only to find that your battery has died.
Make sure whichever model you invest in comes with two batteries so one can be charging while the other is being used.
Carpet Knife: Carpet knives come in handy if you want to get rid of any old carpeting or upholstery from furniture like couches and chairs. It cuts down everything into small pieces which makes it easier for you to dispose of it.
Jigsaw: Jigsaws are excellent for cutting curves and making intricate shapes in wood, plastic or metal; they’re also great at cutting through hard materials like concrete so you can use them on projects around your home such as garden edging.
Cordless Concrete Mixer: You might not have ever considered one before but a cordless concrete mixer is an invaluable power tool if you plan on doing any renovations that involve cement!
They allow you to mix the ingredients without having to do all the heavy lifting required with traditional models (which may be too cumbersome especially when working alone).
Paint Sprayer: A paint sprayer has many advantages over using a normal brush because it will provide a smoother finish, lessens the amount of time needed to paint your home and also reduces the likelihood of brush strokes.
Cordless Sawzall: The sawzall is an excellent power tool for cutting through pretty much anything you can imagine! They’re perfect for demolition or woodworking projects around your house such as building sheds, adding garden features like trellises or pergolas, replacing doors in your home etc.
Portable Air Compressor: A portable air compressor is a great tool for any homeowner. It can be used to inflate tires, sports balls etc., but it’s also perfect when using power tools that use an air-powered drill or impact wrench.
A Portable Vacuum Cleaner: For small messes like sawdust from woodworking projects, drywall dust after you’re done painting your walls – say goodbye to those old dusty cloths with this handy vacuum cleaner.
If you need to clean up some stubborn stains around your home then try one of the wet/dry vacs, which are great for cleaning up pet hair or liquid messes.
Foldable Ladder: If you don’t have a ladder in your garage and need to get on top of something – this is it!
These ladders can be folded into small packages that fit inside most closets so no more having to drag around an entire wooden ladder everywhere you go.
Remember folks, safety first when using tools near dangerous surfaces like steps outside or second-story windows.
Make sure you wear gloves (see below) whenever a tool might come into contact with chemicals such as paint thinner etc., and always keep children away from power tools unless they’re being supervised by an adult.