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Every DIY’er needs tools to get projects done and today I’m sharing four basic everyday tools that could be used to tackle a variety of projects.
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Let’s start with the circular saw. There are endless situations where you’ll find yourself needing a saw and this Dewalt cordless circular saw is a great option. First off it’s cordless and that feature in and of itself is amazing. It’s extremely easy to nick the cord on a corded circular saw, ask me how I know, at that renders your corded circular saw useless. Stick with the cordless people! Not only are you not dealing with cords but that makes this saw portable and super convenient for almost any situation.
The Dewalt 20V max lithium cordless circular saw also has brushless motor technology and practically purrs. It’s designed for even the most novice of users with an easy to adjust depth handle. And not pictured is the perfect on board storage spot for the blade wrench – genius!
I recently set up the Dewalt cordless circular saw with the Kreg Accu-Cut system guide jig and I actually like cutting sheet goods now. This set up is ideal for someone who doesn’t have a table saw but still needs to cut sheet goods.
This Dewalt circular saw does come with a blade however I swapped it out for something with a ultra-fine finish to make super clean cuts. I can almost guarantee I will never go back to a corded circular saw as long as I have this beauty.
The next everyday tool any basic DIYer might consider is the Dremel Multi-Max universal oscillating tool and the flush cut blade variety pack.
First off the Dremel multi-max is super user friendly, no extra tools or wrenches necessary in order to insert the blades. Simple open the quick lock, insert your desired blade and close the quick lock. The blades do have a universal dual interface which fits all tools – not just the Dremel tools – so bonus if you have another brand of multi-tool.
I recently had to cut off a portion of our copper gutter in order to re-route the drainage system due to a collapsed underground pipe. Using the Dremel carbide blade I started off by making a small cut. Believe me I was super nervous this would take me all day to cut through that copper but no way, it was super quick.
Two minutes later and I had the whole downspout portion of the copper gutter cut off.
The Dremel Multi-Max flush cut blade variety pack includes 3 high performance blades: high carbon steel blade for wood cutting applications, bi-metal blade for wood/metal cutting applications and carbide -toothed blade for hard material cutting applications. Basically you can cut endless types of materials using one of these blades: wood, metal, plastic, nails, screws, stainless steel bolts, galvanized pipe, plaster and lathe, cement board, fiber board, sheet metal, slate and ceramic tile.
I would definitely consider the Dremel Multi-Max with the flush cut blade variety pack a must have tool for any DIYer.
I also used the carbon steel blade awhile back to trim off a piece of wood filler I had used when refinishing this cabinet. The original hinge placement left a large gap in the frame and I filled it in with a paint stick and then cut it flush with the Dremel. Endless uses around the house I promise.
One of the most fun tools to add to your everyday collection is this Makita 18V pin nailer:
If you do any kind of trim work or small woodcraft definitely consider this pin nailer. First off it’s cordless and super lightweight.
Secondly it’s compact and powerful, and drives six different pin nail lengths (5/8”, 11/16″, 3⁄4”, 1″, 13/16″,
13/8″) with a magazine capacity of up to 120 pins. Those pins leave the TINIEST little hole versus a regular nail gun.
The last everyday tool you’ll want to add to your workshop are these Diablo SandNet Discs. If you blow through sandpaper discs like nobody’s business than you need to consider switching to these reusable sand net discs.
Basically the net design prevents dust build-up and gives you a longer sanding life. You can easily clean and reuse the SandNet Disc multiple times by shaking, vacuuming or rinsing the disc to remove any build up. See how the net is woven disc allowing for debris to pass through:
And after sanding a side table there is no debris on the actual SandNet Disc:
They are available in all grits and definitely worth a try next time you need to replenish your sanding supplies.
I hope you enjoy me highlighting these everyday tools. Take stock of your workshop, what tools do you have? what tools do you want? what kinds of projects do you enjoy and are there any tools that might make your work faster or function better?