10 Essential Power Tools For DIYers
Having the right equipment is key especially when embarking on some DIY. Whether you are an experienced DIYer or just new to it, having the correct tools can help you tackle your projects with ease.
Why not take on any exterior or interior project and tinker with the odd repair in your garage with our ten top favourite power tools.
A circular saw is a rapid, versatile and high-powered hand-held cutting tool every workshop must-have. Make smooth, rigid, controlled cuts with this high-powered blade through wood and timber, and find specialist circular blades for cutting through masonry, metal and even granite.
This versatile, battery-powered and portable cordless drill is a great all-purpose tool. It allows you to make a pilot hole, and fasten screws in concrete, wood, brick, plastic and even metal. An adjustable clutch gives you control while a keyed or even keyless chuck can hold both standard drill buts or hex for enhances versatility.
A really handy alternative to a hand saw an electric planer is a great tool for precise, quick and efficient trimming. Shave, smooth and remove thin lathers of wood, chamfer grooves and add decorative bevels to your projects.
Repair and restore surfaces with an electric sander to smooth down timber and also eliminate rough edges. Offering precise wok in small and tight areas, electric sanders work in circular or looping motions to remove grains and finishes. Find sample belts and sheets in varied grits for all types of projects.
A jigsaw gives you great flexibility to cut angled and intricate shapes, circles and curved profiles and patters with the thin reciprocating jigsaw blade. Adaptable to use on a wide range of materials, a model with an adjustable baseplate with even allow you to cut mitres and bevelled edges.
A more lightweight alternative to a drill driver, an impact driver has an enhanced torque and hex collet clamp for some larger-scale jobs. Ensuring powerful and controlled pulses from the motor, the impact driver can ensure you drive screws straight into the toughest of surfaces.
The grandmaster of accurate, fine and precise square cuts, a mitre saw is great for framing and construction jobs. Trim casings, frames and mouldings with ease and cut through large pieces of wood with the large diameter hinged saw.
Save energy and time by replacing your hammer and nails. A nail gun can finish off furniture jobs and tackle trim with ease. Especially helpful where corners are tight and awkward. There are nail guns for absolutely everything from flooring to framing, making projects flexible.
A rotary multi-tool is a small, one-handed versatile power tool; that can be used with a variety of interchangeable attachments for smaller jobs (often referred to as a Dremel). Grind, polish, sand, cut and carve with a variety of accessories.
Trim, cut, shape and hollow your wood effectively at very fast speeds with a router. Powerful enough to tackle big jobs, a router can take on a range of workshop duties and is great fort carpentry. For true flexibility, a combination router with fixed and plunge bases ideal for home improvement projects.
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