Most homeowners have a small shed or workshop with essential tools like a hammer, handsaw, screwdriver set and tape measure. However, if you want to take on a big project like constructing a new deck, then you will need a few power tools in order to get the job done in an efficient manner. Here are a few power tools that any DIY enthusiast shouldn’t lack.
Due to its adaptivity, a jigsaw is one of the first tools that DIY hobbyists will purchase. This power tool is known for its ability to cut curves, and it’s preciseness when cutting intricate shapes. It can ideally be utilized to cut wood of varying density and thickness, create bevel cuts and more.
This is a versatile power tool that gives you endless possibilities as a DIY lover. A cordless drill does not just drive screws and drill holes, variants with key-less chucks ideally accept rotatory sanders, hole saws, wire-wheel brushes, etc. These tools vary in size and power, and the best one will depend on your needs.
This is another essential power tool for DIY homeowners, particularly finishing carpenters. Even if it’s possible to find other tools that can perform the same tasks, a router, when given the right guide, can cut dovetails and mortises faster and more precisely than hand chisels. It is ideally one of the few power tools available for trimming plastic laminate edges for counter-tops.
If you are looking to stick to one router, then you may want to get the plunge router. It will not only do any task the fixed-based variant can do, but ideally handle an array of internal cuts in a safe and effective manner.
These are not the only tools that a DIY enthusiast should own, but they are the most essential.