Essential Tools for any DIY Project and Homeowner

Looking for a quick weekend craft? Want to find a way to make those do-it-yourself projects even easier? Then you should take a few minutes to locate and reassemble all of your crafting tools. That way, you have an idea about what tools you already have and what tools you might want to get.

Check to make sure that all of your tools are in good working order. Make sure that there are no items that need replaced, updated or if you are missing any of the pieces. Here is a list of our favourite craft, covering basic and essentials tools that every DIYer should have on hand.

Power Tools

Hammer Drill: This tool is vital if you are going to hang art or anchor furniture. It is priced from $70 and up.

Cordless Drill: While a screwdriver will work just as well, sometimes you just need the speed that a drill has. It will help cut down on your DIY project time, leaving you more time to enjoy your weekend. We recommend an 18 to 20 Volt drill. These will cost you around $100.

Orbital Sander: This tool is perfect for getting the finish off of those furniture pieces that you want to repurpose. And it does this rather quickly, so you can focus more of your time on other things. Finding a decent sander at $60 is easy.

No Electricity Needed Tools

Level: Investing in several different sizes of levels is always a good idea. Also, make sure that your levels have horizontal and vertical vials.

Measuring Tape: Having both a small and large tape measure in your tool collection will make DIY projects easier to do. The little ones can fit comfortably into your pocket and will make measuring an easy task.

Jigsaw: Adding your personal touch to DIY projects is a key component, so having a jigsaw will allow you to do that just. Avoid low-quality brands, if you plan on using it frequently, check this guide to know the popular jigsaw brands and how to select the best one for your project.

Screwdriver Set: Screwdrivers are better able to fit into small spaces and are quiet so any late night projects will not wake up the whole house. Having a set that comes with interchangeable bits will offer you more flexibility.

Step Ladder: Sturdiness is an important thing to consider. Think about investing in a ladder that can be folded up into a smaller space, so it does not take up a lot of your project area.

X-Acto Knife and Cutting Mat: Not every project will require using a saw to cut things, sometimes you need to have a tool that can cut those corners.

Staple Gun: A staple gun is a secret tool for being able to finish your projects quicker. They also come in handy for those small household temporary fixes

Hammer: Make sure you pick a hammer that can be multifunctional. You are going to want to use it to hang pictures and tear things down.


Having a well-rounded tool selection will make any DIY projects easier and quicker. Do check online often for DIY-crafted idea to improve your home.

About the Author: This is a guest post by Jimmy, from Air Tool Guy. He is a DIY enthusiast, and loves tinkering with home improvement projects in his free time.