Planning a kitchen update? Re-tiling the bathroom? Fitting new cupboards in your bedroom? If you’re in the market to get your hands dirty with some DIY work at home, here are six tools you should definitely have in your box.
This is an essential tool used primarily for knocking nails into or pulling nails out of another object. While it’s usually used with wood, it’s not limited to use with this material.
Need to make sure a room is perfectly perpendicularly laid out? This tool can help you with that. It’s made up of a steel rule and one or more interchangeable heads, with the most common being the square head, used to measure and check 90 and 45 degree angles.
This tool doesn’t need an introduction. One of the most common of all DIY tools, a screwdriver is essential if you’re going to be keeping anything in place with screws.
This nifty power drill is very useful especially if you need to drill into rock, stone, brick or concrete. It used a hammering action (a quick succession of thrusts) to crunch through material faster and with less effort.
This is a slightly more artistic saw than most, which usually only cut in straight lines. The jigsaw tool can be used to cut curves, shapes and stenciled designs into wood, metal and other materials.
This tool is useful for sanding corners and small, narrow spaces. It uses a triangular piece of sandpaper attached to a vibrating head to smooth and rub down tight areas.
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