If you are gonna try to DIY your life you have to have the tools. Here, find the DIYer Tool List to get you started DIY’ing today!
When I first got out on my own, the only tools I had were a Phillips and flathead screwdriver, hammer, and maybe a set of pliers. And they hardly ever got used.
Like with a few other areas of my life, my hubby has leveled me all the way up in my tool knowledge and acquisition.
In my early DIY days, when I would bring project idea’s to my husband he would say, “yea, that would be really easy to do…. If we had the tools”.
It always fell back on the tools.
So wanting to make sure we were always ready and equipped, tools started to be the norm for birthdays, father’s days and any day I felt like gifting my old man.
It’s all good, cause me buying him tools is the equivalent of me getting kitchen gadgets. To some it’s an insult, to us, it’s like a kid getting their favorite toy under the Christmas tree.
In stepping his tool game up, I have even gotten my own toolbox and tools that I use in regular rotation. Yup, I am a for real DIY-Her!
My toolbox has some of my favorite items in it. And it’s kind of hard to imagine a time I didn’t have, or even realize I needed, a toolbox and all the tools now lining my garage.
And my husband, he better not ever try to leave, cause we will be fighting over tools just like some people fight over the house and kids. LOL. I kid, neither of us is going anywhere, but he sholl better be ready for a fight if he think he is.
Over 21 Tools for the Modern DIY-er
Used to drive or remove nails
Screwdrivers – Phillips and flat
Used to screw and unscrew screws into things. Can be manual or electric.
Ratchets allow for continuous movement in one direction while limiting movement in the other. Often used with nuts and certain types of screws.
Used to hold in place or turn nuts and bolts.
a single wrench that adjusts to different sizes.
Used to hold things in place when doing things such as hammering, sawing or filing.
Used to hold objects like wires firmly or in situations where your fingers get in the way.
Used to hold wood in place during projects containing wood.
A power-saw using a toothed disc or blade to cut different materials, using a rotary motion spinning around an axle or spindle.
Used to make accurate crosscuts by pulling a large blade down onto a board in a quick motion.
A circular saw mounted under a table or bench so that the blade projects up through a slot.
A power saw with a fine blade that enables it to cut curved lines in materials like wood, metal, or plastic.
Drill Driver w/various sized screwdriver and drill bits
MUST HAVE!!! For drilling holes and installing/removing screws and some bolts.
To help you see in those not so well lit places.
Protect those eyes! K?
Handheld saw that moves in an up and down motion, unlike others that spin for making difficult to get to cuts.
A hand tool with a long blade and beveled cutting edge that is struck with a hammer or mallet to cut or shape wood, stone, metal, or other hard materials.
Used to clean up imperfections in furniture, trim and things around the home.
It actually has 5 functions including a sharp blade for scraping, putty remover, plaster spreader, 1/2-round cutout to remove paint from rollers, and sharp point to open cracks for patching.
Non-Stick Joint Knife
For scraping or spreading plaster or other material.
L-Shaped metal for making measurements and straight guidelines.
For making perpendicular or straight guidelines and measurements.
Essential for making necessary marking when determining measurements and positioning in projects.
Rolled up, elongated ruler for measuring.
Power tool used to smooth and even out surfaces.
While this is not an all-inclusive tools list (have you been to home depot?), these are certainly the ones that you will need to get just about most, if not all, your DIY needs handled.