Are you the type of person who prefers saving big bucks by learning the ins and outs of a project rather than relying on a professional service? Price gouging is one of the main reasons to become a DIYer because no one likes to be ripped off. In today’s world, we have an unprecedented amount of information at our fingertips.
While this is bad news for a lot of professionals who think they’re the only people who can do their jobs, it’s great news for DIYers. To become a true DIYer homeowner, it’s essential to have the right tools in your arsenal. With the right power tools, you have the ability to take care of just about any project at home.
As a result, your partner and family will begin to view you as the Superman or girl of the house.
1.) Hammer Drill
When it comes to drilling through concrete, brick, and other hard materials, a hammer drill is an excellent tool for the job. It allows you to accurately drill pilot holes for masonry screws. Plus, it’s especially useful for drilling holes into concrete when you need to place metal anchors.
As for brick, a hammer drill also comes in handy when drilling into both brick and mortar. For instance, if you have a brick exterior and want to install a smart doorbell or other accessories, this is the tool for the job. Lastly, be sure to pair it with a masonry bit for best results.
2.) Drain Cleaning Machine
For homeowners with tree roots in their sewer lines, a call to the local plumber can end up costing a small fortune. If you fall into this group of homeowners, you’ll more than likely save a bunch of cash by investing in a drum-type drain cleaning machine.
This type of drain cleaner is self-contained and gets to the clog quickly. Additionally, a powerful gives you power in both forward and reverse. As a result, you’re able to feed the line quicker to reach the clog and retract it more quickly after you finish the job.
Lastly, it’s important to match the specs of your machine to your pipes and get a good cutting head or chopper that blasts through tree roots. Once you release the clog, performing semi-annual maintenance should keep your pipes flowing freely year-round.
3.) Scroll Saw
If you want to wow your family with your woodworking skills, then a scroll saw is a must-have power tool for you. The greatest benefit of a scroll saw is its ability to make intricate cuts. With this ability, you’re able to make some fascinating upgrades to your interior design without being an expert.
Examples of common scroll saw jobs include inlay projects, which requires fitting multiple types of wood together in custom shapes, and the more advanced art of fretwork. Needless to say, a scroll saw has its place in any workshop for jobs that requires unorthodox cuts.
4.) Wall Chaser
For cutting grooves into concrete and brick to lay conduit or wiring, a wall chaser is the perfect power tool. To use a wall chaser, you’ll adjust the depth and cutting width to suit the job. Typically, wall chasers are used for plumbing and electrical jobs.
Another important factor to consider when using a wall chaser is the fine dust it creates while you work. For this reason, it’s essential to hook it up to a vacuum or dust extractor and use the proper (PPE). In the end, you’ll save yourself a bunch of time compared to using a chisel and hammer.
5.) Cordless Impact Wrench
One of the more useful power tools for any DIYer’s workshop that might’ve fallen off your radar is the cordless impact wrench. Firstly, the impact wrench’s high torque makes it the ideal tool for removing rusted or overtightened bolts with minimal effort.
Secondly, it’s going to come in handy every time you need to do an automotive project or just to remove lugs. Third, a cordless impact wrench is more convenient for removing lugs than an air impact wrench, and this point is especially nice for renters who don’t want to invest in an air compressor.
Lastly, always be sure to wear hearing protection when operating an impact wrench since they’re one of the louder power tools.
All of these tools have their place in the DIYer’s workshop, and surely you’ll find that some are more useful for yours than others. The key is to envision the jobs that may pop up over the next several years and decide which of these tools will have a significant impact on your upcoming jobs.
You’ll more than likely find that several of these tools will significantly reduce the time it takes to complete the job while boosting the quality/accuracy of your work. Plus, you never know, you might find a new passion once you use a scroll saw for the first time.