Which Power Tools Do You Need Around the House?

Power tools for household useMany homeowners at one time or another will find themselves wanting power tools. Power tools make it easier to perform home improvement projects and make repairs. Power tools also help hobbyists who like to build things in their garage.

New homeowners and people who are new to making home improvement projects can find the world of power tools intimidating. This list will help someone who hasn’t yet invested in power tools to find the right tools for them. 

Power Drill

Many homeowners use their power drill more than any other tool in the tool box. Read more Which Power Tools Do You Need Around the House?

When to DIY and When to Hire A Professional: Tips For New Homeowners

do it yourself projects with small toolsHomeownership is a serious commitment. Upon buying their first house, most people learn through experience how to make a variety of home improvements. However, not all home improvements should be performed by a homeowner.

Some home improvements are too expensive, too high stakes or too complex to be performed by someone without specialized training. Knowing the difference between a good DIY project and a project for a professional can help homeowners who want to take good care of their house.  Read more When to DIY and When to Hire A Professional: Tips For New Homeowners

How to Find the Right Drill for Your Home Improvement Project

Choose the best drill

Whether doing handyman jobs around the home or picking up a new hobby, a person needs to find the right electric or power drill to meet their needs. And the right drill becomes an important part of a complete home tool kit.

But with the many available options (both in-store and online), it’s easy to buy one that over- or undershoots the actual scope of the project. Keep these tips in mind before making a final decision on the right drill for you.

Cordless Drills

As one might suspect, cordless drills are highly recommended for those who need full mobility while they work. Read more How to Find the Right Drill for Your Home Improvement Project

Tips for Choosing the Best 3-D Printers for Hobbyists

3d printer buying tips

Making a 3-D printer purchase can be a serious decision for home hobbyist. There are models ranging in price for those the budget minded and go up in scale into the thousands of dollars. Unlike the best small home tool kits, 3 d printers can cost hundreds or thousands of dollars.

There are simple beginner and hobbyist models such as doodler pens that can create 3-D accents onto existing objects. However, serious enthusiasts may seek full-fledged 3-D printers for full start to finish creative freedom.

However, depending on what it will be used for, who will be using it, compatibility features and the budget in mind, these questions can help potential buyers choose just the right product. Read more Tips for Choosing the Best 3-D Printers for Hobbyists

Advanced DIY Tools for Homeowners & Apartment Dwellers

Do it yourself toolsThe home improvement world can be a complicated one to navigate if a homeowner is just getting started. It’s not just a time investment, but also a financial one to buy the equipment, small tools in toolkits and accouterments necessary for every project.

But once a homeowner has the hang of it, it’s hard not to be thirsty for more. For those who have graduated past the standard hammer, screwdriver and Allen wrench, keep these tools in mind for the next hardware trip.

Air Compressor

The versatility of an air compressor makes it a must for those who complete a number of major projects around the home. Air compressors can be used in practically any location. And they can transition from inflating a tire to powering a nail gun in seconds flat. Read more Advanced DIY Tools for Homeowners & Apartment Dwellers