Updating and upgrading your home has a lot of benefits. For starters, any improvement you make will add value to your home, resulting in a good use of your time. Next, upgrades improve your quality of life and allow you to enjoy your home more.
When you’re considering a home improvement project, its helpful to learn and understand some of the basic tools you might want to use.
1. Screwdrivers and Hammer
For pretty much any DIY project, you’ll need to use either a screwdriver or hammer (or both). Hammers are used to drive nails in, a skill worth practicing and getting good at at. Screwdrivers come in two basic types: flat head (exactly as it sounds) and phillips head ( 4 prong instead of the flat head).
Screws and nails allow you to attach things together, such as wood, metal, plastic, or siding.
A great jigsaw is an easy and powerful way to make a variety of cuts. You can use the jigsaw for virtually anything, provided you have the right blade. A jigsaw is also highly portable, meaning that it is easy to carry from job site to job site.
Jigsaws come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and price ranges.
3. Circular Saw
Unlike a jigsaw, which uses a reciprocating blade that goes up and down, a circular saw uses a circular blade. This allows it to make fast cuts on thick pieces of wood and plastic. You’ll love how quickly this saw will blast through cuts. Not as accurate as the jigsaw, this saw is faster and works better on more difficult material.
While there are a variety of tools you can use for your DIY project, these 3 simple ones will allow you to accomplish the majority of what you need.