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DIY Essential Tools List & Review

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DIY (do-it-yourself) projects can be a fun and rewarding way to improve your home, save money, and learn new skills. However, to complete a project successfully, you’ll need the right tools. Here’s a list of essential tools that every DIYer should have:

  1. Drill: A power drill is a versatile tool that can be used for a variety of tasks, including drilling holes, driving screws, and mixing paint. Look for a cordless drill with a rechargeable battery for maximum convenience.

  2. Screwdrivers: A set of screwdrivers (both Phillips and flathead) is a must-have for any DIY project. These simple tools are essential for assembling furniture, hanging shelves, and making repairs.

  3. Wrench and pliers: A set of wrenches and pliers will come in handy for a variety of tasks, such as tightening bolts, turning off water valves, and gripping and twisting wires.

  4. Level: A level is an essential tool for ensuring that your projects are straight and level. Use it to check that shelves, frames, and other items are properly aligned.

  5. Saw: A saw is a must-have for any DIY project that involves cutting wood. A circular saw is a great choice for larger projects, while a handsaw is better for smaller tasks.

  6. Hammer: A hammer is a basic tool that every DIYer should have. Use it to drive nails, hang picture frames, and make other repairs.

  7. Measuring tape: A measuring tape is essential for any DIY project that involves cutting or building. It will help you to ensure that you have the correct dimensions before you start.

By having these tools in your arsenal, you will be able to tackle a wide range of DIY projects. Always make sure to read the instruction manual before using any tool and follow safety guidelines.

DIY Tools review on Ryobi

Confused about what tools to buy? Read this DIY tools review!

There are many DIY Tools that you need to make your home renovations stellar. The difference between an amateur appearance and a touch of professionalism can be based on your tools! Use the best tools that you can get your hands on while also maintaining comfort because you are going to use these tools for years to come. With that being said, think longevity and that will help you shell out that extra $50 bucks or more if necessary. Here is an example of what I say, “This weed wacker is $199 vs this one at $119. Well I’m going to be using it for at least 7+ years, I’ll go with the $199 with more features.”

Rationalize Spending More Money on DIY Tools

Here is the rationale with this approach for buying DIY Tools: even if I wanted to go with the lower priced weed wacker at $119, it’s already a given it lacks features the higher priced model at $199 has. The $119 weed wacker may last just as long and if it does, I’d be using it for the same length of time constantly wishing I went with the higher priced model with better features any way.

Since you are understanding that it is better in most cases to spend the extra money, you probably already know you need to shop around. Compare prices between Lowe’s, HomeDepot, and Amazon. Keep in mind that a lot of these stores cater to certain brands i.e., HomeDepoty Rigid, Ryobi, Milwauke, and Makita, while Lowe’s has Craftsman, Dewalt, Black and Decker, etc.



My first Ryobi came with 2 batteries. One day I was working out back and left my Ryobi out in the rain and 1 battery stopped working. *Note the drill was fine and I was left with the remaining battery pack! That drill and battery lasted a few more years and literally this past year finally was time to go, or so I thought. 

The thing about Ryobi, they often run deals on combo packs which save you tons of money. This makes Ryobi tools my DIY tools of choice!

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