Nowadays, DIY home renovation projects have become more popular. To do these tasks, hand tools are not enough. Here is a list of 4 necessary power tools
A cordless drill is the most indispensable power tools. With a drill, you will be able to handle almost drilling jobs from a tiny pilot holes to big holes.
The cordless drill business supply many compact 12v tools. They are light, high-tech, and powerful with their size. An 18v is likely the best choice for good power-to-weight balance, and it can deal with most of your tasks. Some brands such as DEWALT, Bosch, Makita, etc make 18v models that help get your job done. Don’t regret your money on drill; it is a tool that you will use frequently, and you will find your decision is right in five or ten years for spending a little bit more money for quality products now. Most of high-quality 18v versions cost about $100-$200.
The reciprocating saw is useful when you want to cut metal and wood easily. I have ever cut down trees with one in an emergency. If you are remodeling, wrecking or electrical work, a reciprocating saw will assist you deal with 2x material, pipes, etc. very quickly. Note that never cut through a wall but don’t know what is inside it as you can cut out several live electric wires or water lines.
It’s not similar to the cordless drill, you should use the corded version for this tool. In fact, there’re some cordless models in the market, but we think that the corded one will work for you best. It will never runs out of power and most famous brands and models have a great deal of power. Some models have spinning handles which can be helpful in particular cutting situations, but for most case, it is not a need. The Milwaukee and Porter Cable are our personal choice. I think I takes about $100 to buy a decent saw. Blades are also very important. Have a good collection will help you deal with any kind of jobs.
You are not going to surprise when seeing the ladies coming into the room with an oscillating tool. If you are not already accustomed to them, an oscillating multi tool features a long, slim body and a head that match with a various kinds of accessories for grinding, sanding, grout removal, scraping, wood cutting, etc. This tool is so convenient as the attachment oscillates just enough to finish small job quickly but don’t cause large dust cloud.
In the past, the Fein Multi-Master is the only real oscillating tool on the market. It’s an incredible tool, but also famous for being very expensive. However, there is a huge change in the osillating tool market with many new models with outstanding features. There are also two kinds for people to choose up to their purpose: the corded versions and corless models. Since Bosch invented the Oscillating Interface System (OIS), it has become some kinds of standard. Then Skil and Milwaukee OSM also support OIS. Fein with quick-change system stands out from other brands. Porter Cable also offer this system in their products. With sanding projects, Fein and Skil are best choice when they have dust collection feature. You can get good oscillating tool for the price from $100 to $200.
When you have to cut through 2x sheet goods or material, a circular saw is the best tool. If you have wood cutting projects regularly, a circular saw can do it in only 2 mins while it takes a handsaw 20 mins to finish the job.
Like oscillating tool, circular saw also have cordless and corded versions. If you need to cut balsa wood for your son’s toy, cordless models seem to be more suitable. However, for most jobs, you should use the corded versions. Corded versions also come in two camps: the smaller traditional cicular saws and a more heavy worm drive saws. Traditional saw is suitable for DIY projects while worm drive saws is good for profesionals like carpenters and framers.
Tha is our suggestions of four must-have power tools when remodeling home. What do you like most? Please tell us in the comments.