Whether you are a DIYer or a first-time homeowner, there are a number of power tools and gadgets that you should own. Maybe you’ve got a weekend project lined up or you need to fix something around the house, regardless you’ll need to own the right tool for the right job. Here are the top 25 power tools that every homeowner should own.
In every good tool kit, you’ll want a cordless drill. The Black+Decker Max Cordless Drill is great for drilling or screwing through wood, metal, and plastic. With a comfort grip handle and 30 accessories, these power tools will come in handy for round-the-house jobs and DIY projects.
Sometimes, a cordless drill just doesn’t cut it, and different power tools are needed. The Wen 5 Speed Drill Press has a space-saving design and is so powerful that you can drill up to a ½ inch hole in heavy-duty cast iron. An “Amazon’s Choice” in tools and home improvement, this is a top-rated drill press at an affordable price.
With a single-beam laser, built-in dust blower, and a guarded trigger, the Skil Circular Skill Saw has advanced features for experienced DIYers. A circular saw is useful for making cuts in a straight line on lumbar. These power tools definitely belong in a woodworker’s toolkit.
The DeWalt 10 inch Table Saw is a #1 best seller on Amazon. Table saws are versatile power tools that offer precise cuts on larger boards. The DeWalt table saw has a 10 inch, 24-tooth carbide blade, rolling stand push stick, and miter gauge. The accompanying stand is designed for easy set-up and breakdown with excellent stability.
A cordless jigsaw is a power tool dream! With the DeWalt Max Cordless Jigsaw, you can twist and turn to your heart’s content. The DeWalt features a 4-position orbital action, keyless blade change, and 20V Max Lithium-Ion Battery. Guaranteed tough, with this piece of equipment you can cut elaborate curves without being impeded by dangling cords so you can saw on!
If you’ve never tried a palm or orbit sander, you haven’t lived. If you’re doing any kind of woodworking job, then power tools like this will give your jobs a high-quality finish. The BlackDecker Random Orbit Sander has a hook and loop system to easily load sandpaper and a sturdy handle making this a #1 best seller on Amazon.
Dremels are versatile rotary power tools with a variety of uses, including arts and crafts projects. The Dremel can be used on wood, metal, glass, electronics, plastic and many other materials. The Dremel 4000 has 2 attachments and 30 accessories for grinding, sanding, polishing, and engraving.
A Wet/Dry Vac is great for small clean-up jobs. With powerful 4-peak horsepower, the DeWalt Wet/Dry Vac has enough suction to cleanup sawdust and other debris from power tools and projects in your workshop. The bright yellow vacuum comes equipped with a 10 foot power cord so you can reach nooks and crannies easily during clean-up.
A handheld vacuum comes in handy, not only in the workshop, but also inside the house, car, or anywhere else little messes are made. The Black+Decker Handheld Vaccum is cordless and comes equipped with several attachments to make clean-up easier. Lightweight and portable, this vacuum comes highly rated averaging 4 ½ stars from over 14,000 reviews.
Sometimes, you need some extra juice to power up your power tools. An air compressor is just the the right piece of equipment to add air to tires, clean crevices and tight spaces, or power up various pneumatic tools for home projects. The 6 gallon Craftsman Air Compressor is durable, oil-free, and even holds up in cold weather.
A cordless nail gun makes driving in nails a breeze. With the press of a lever, you get consistent driving death to countersink nails. No hose, no compressor, and no gas, the battery-powered Porter-Cable Cordless Nail Gun will increase your productivity with all of your woodworking projects.
When it comes to yard clean-up, a blower/vacuum combo with mulching capability pulls triple-duty in yard clean-up. The Black+Decker Blower/Vacuum easily converts from a hard surface sweeper to vacuum. And, its mulching function reduces volume of dried leaves at a 6:1 ratio so you never have to worry about running out of room in your yard waste bin.
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If you’re wondering why you might need a hacksaw, the answer is you simply never know when you’ll need to cut pipes, metal or plastic, or other small household materials. The 12 inch Craftsman Handsaw is made of a solid metal frame, has a large tension knob with a full-grip handle, and has the ability to make flush cuts when the job calls for them.
The Stanley Mechanics Tool Kit has 65 pieces so you always have the right tool for the right job. This kit includes a blow molded case for easy tool storage. Whether you are doing basic repairs, hanging pictures, or cutting through boxes, this tool kit will help you with the job.
Another good all-in-on tool kit is the Black+Decker 68 piece kit, which gives options for power tool add-ons like a cordless drill, circular saw, stick vac, etc. An Amazon’s Choice flagged product, this kit is ideal for any homeowner or DIYer looking for a one-stop shop kit.
Useful for hanging pictures and art, a magnetic stud finder beats knocking on drywall and lath & plaster to find studs the old-fashioned way. Small and compact, the CH Hanson Magnetic Stud Finder has powerful magnets to allow hands-free use.
Clamps are indispensable. You won’t regret a purchase of the Irwin Quick-Grip Mini Clamps, especially when you need to hold something together with a tight and firm grip. Available in micro sizes as well, these clamps are sturdy, non-marring, and super easy to use.
With all of these tools and other findings, you’re going to need a portable chest. There are plenty of lighter toolbox options made of rugged plastic, but if you’re into a classic look, opt for the Craftsman 3-Drawer Metal Portable Toolbox. With three drawers on the side, tools and finding stay organized and they’re easy to spot without having to dig everything out.
If you think you might be serious about tinkering, consider investing in a workbench. The Seville Classics Ultra HD Workbench is made of durable stainless steel and has a powder-coated finish. This work center has a built-in fluorescent light, gliding ball-bearing drawers, and an easy to reach power strip. The unit comes equipped with pegboard to hang your most used power tools and gear for easy access to customize your workspace.
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Whether you’re plugging in power tools or connecting decorative lighting, an extension cord is a must-have for any homeowner. The Southwire Outdoor Extension Cord is heavy duty in a 12/3 diameter and water resistant dayglow yellow jacket. This all-purpose extension cord is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Instead of marking out length with a ruler, yardstick or your feet, get yourself a sturdy, self-locking measuring tape. The Komelon 25 Foot Measuring tape has a push button so that the tape retracts smoothly. It is nylon coated for maximum durability and has a bright green case so it’s easy to spot in your tool bag or garage.
Do yourself a favor and consider investing in a simple First Aid Kit for your home workshop. Store it somewhere accessible so, if and when, you need it, you’re not digging through closets and drawers to find a bandaid. The Be Smart Get Prepared First Aid Kit is compact, comes in a carrying case, and meets all United States FDA regulatory standards.
Eye protection is non-negotiable when working with power tools. With the NoCry Over-Glasses Safety Glasses, you can protect both your eyes and eyewear with these polycarbonate wraparound glasses. Designed for woodworking, construction, chemistry or science lab, these glasses are a great choice in personal protective equipment.
Another non-negotiable when working with power tools is ear protection. The constant exposure to loud, jarring sounds that emanate from some power tools can be detrimental to your hearing. Consider investing in a pair of 3M Peltor Over-the-Head Ear Muffs to muffle the sound and mitigate potential hearing loss.
Another great product from the brand NoCry, their Professional Knee Pads are designed for comfort and safety. You never know when you need to shield yourself from cuts and scrapes on any terrain. These knee pads are easy to adjust for a tight and secure fit, and will stay in place all day long, if you need it.
Another smart piece of personal protective equipment, the Dex Fit Cut Resistant Gloves are great when your job calls for sharp metals, knives, cutters, and more. Great not only for working in a workshop, these gloves can also be used in other areas of the home such as a kitchen or craft room. The Dex Fit Cut Resistant gloves come in lots of colors, are super comfortable, and feel like a second skin with their ergonomic fit.
With these power tools, you’ll be a veritable handyman or woman. With the right tool, the possibility for projects is endless. Grab an apron and some protective gear, and enjoy all of the fun DIY projects that are awaiting your attention.
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