Who doesn’t need power tools? From those do-it-yourself projects to the simply household repairs, you have to have tools to do just about anything. Walking through the aisles of your local home improvement store may be confusing. There are so many tools and so little time. How do you know what you need to do basic labor in your home? Here are the top 8 tools that you must have in your tool box.
1. Circular Saw
A circular saw is one of the power tools that you cannot be without. It has the ability to cut through wood with ease. It is great for cutting large sheets, 2×4’s and just about any straight line cut you need.
2. Miter Saw
The miter has the ability to cut corners and angles. If you’re doing any kind of trim in your home, you have to have a good miter to do it. It’s great for anything that requires a 90 degree angle.
3. Table Saw
The table saw is one incredible saw to have around. It can replace the circular saw in some applications. If you’re cutting large sheets, or doing flooring and you need to ensure perfection, this is the saw for you.
4. Automatic Hammer
Forget the old hammer and nails routine. The automatic hammer or air gun can nail 10x faster than any human can. Whether its roofing, hanging drywall or doing framework, you can’t get by without this power tool.
The corded drill is probably the most handy power tool of all. It allows you to screw a door knob back on, or just tighten that weak kitchen chair. There are so many things that you can do with a drill that there’s too many to list. From making holes to securing screws, it’s the most important of all power tools.
6. Jig Saw
If you like doing projects that require small trim work, you need a jig saw. This type of saw allows you to get in those corners and really make child’s play of what would be a difficult job. They’re inexpensive and they do a great job.
7. Electric Snake
A snake is a power tool that cleans out drains. It can do a toilet or a kitchen sink, but not in that order. You need to have snake because at some point and time your drains will clogs. It’s cheaper to invest in one than calling a plumber.
A Dremel tool is one of the best creations when it comes to power tools (also known as a rotary tool). It has many different attachments and can be just about anything you want. For those who don’t have a whole lot of projects around the house, this little tool may be all you need. You can buy a small circular saw and various other pieces that make it a tool box in one.