Today, there are ample videos on how to do simple jobs in the home. Everyone is now Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor or Bob Villa. Also, it suggests that people are no longer just relying on the professionals to get things done around the world. Homeowners are tired of being the butt of the joke “how many young people does it take to change a light bulb?”
That said, in order to undertake do-it-yourself (DIY) projects, you need to have some essentials tools. Over the past 30 years, hundreds of power tools have been developed, which can be used by people of all ages for basic home repairs. Investment in the best power tools can save the homeowner a significant amount of money in the long run.
What’s more, these DIY efforts can be greatly enjoyed. So, do you have a DIY personality and enjoy completing repairs on your own? Here are nine of the best power tools to have in your home:
1. Table Saw
A table saw is a very useful tool for someone who needs something strong and powerful for board cutting. There are more advanced options, but if a table saw is economical and quite versatile to meet your needs.
2. Cordless Drill
This is quite the versatile tool that allows you to drill holes in many types of surfaces. Drilling is commonly required during most repair tasks. You can also use the drill to drive bolts and screws into concrete, cut out holes in doorknobs, sink faucets and help with drywall installation. All in all, a cordless drill will probably turn out to be the most useful tool to have in your workshop.
No, we are not talking about the fictional movie character. A jigsaw is an adaptable tool that can help cut many different circular patterns and shapes. The jigsaw is ideal for cutting patterns and lines that are not straight. These are one of the best power tools because they are relatively easy to use, and the blade can be changed without any hassles.
The best power tools will have the following key features:
- Dust collection ability.
- Presence of a splinter guard.
- High quality of the blade.
A big advantage of a jigsaw is that there are numerous blades that are available and you can use these blades to cut through a variety of material, including steel, fiberglass, and drywall.
4. Power Hand Plane
For those who love carpentry, the power hand plane is one of the best power tools to have. A power hand plane is more accurate and efficient compared to jack place. It is also relatively easy to use and requires a lot less effort. The power hand plane can be used on many types of wooden structures and offers smoother results.
5. Paint Sprayer
Unlike the traditional method of painting with the hand brush, there are many types of power paint sprayers that are efficient. These paints sprayers perform the job faster and are more effective compared to a hand paintbrush. The paint sprayers are portable and can be used to paint almost any type of surface, both indoors and outdoors. Using the paint sprayer can save you a significant amount of time.
There are many different types of paint sprayers available in the open market:
- Cup gun
- Piston pump
- Diaphragm pump
6. Automated Screwdriver Set
A set of screwdrivers is a must for all homeowners. Screwdrivers can help can crank lids open, install light switches, and tighten loose screws. The latest automated screwdriver sets are very light, easy to use, and simple to maintain. They also come with several versions so that you can access the screw in tight spots.
7. Circular Saw
For those are seriously into DIY projects, a circular saw is a must. The latest circular saws can be used for many tasks:
- Cutting concrete forms
- Framing lumber
There are many options when it comes to cordless circular saws, but you need to get one that is portable, high performing, and easy to use.
8. Electric Sander
If you are constantly using sandpaper to smoothen out a rough surface, then you need to get an electric sander. This tool will help you develop the perfect finish for your surface in no time. An electronic sander tool is very easy to use and also quite lightweight.
9. Air Compression Nail Gun
For those who are constantly installing crown moldings, frames, and baseboards with a hammer and nails, an air compressor with a nail gun is a must. This tool will make your life a lot easier and, most important, you will also save you time.
There are many other power tools that are also quite useful and easy to use. Depending on what type of DIY projects you usually engage in and/or the type of work you do with your tools, there is a lot more you can add on to your collection. But the tools mentioned above are ones that are a must-have for those interested in woodworking, carpentry, and home repairs.