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Top 6 Essential Power Tools

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These tools are simply essential to have in the home to complete DIY jobs effectively and safely. With the right equipment you can save money hiring professionals to fix those items on your snag list or for home improvement.

The quality and performance of power tools varies among different brands, so make sure you seek advice in store to ensure it will suit your needs. Check our list below and see what you’re missing from your kit!

1. Cordless Drill/Driver

The cordless drill/driver acts as both an electronic drill and screwdriver, making it an indispensable tool in every toolkit. Powered by a rechargeable battery, it is highly portable and easy to use. Its popularity can also be attributed to its wide range of uses around the home. When selecting a cordless drill/driver, keep in mind that the higher the voltage, the more powerful is it. You should also consider the types of uses it will have in your home before deciding on a particular model.

2. Jigsaw

A jigsaw is a versatile power saw that cuts with excellent accuracy. It saves time and makes a difficult task easy. All you have to do to cut a perfect circle with a jigsaw is draw the circle, drill a hole, insert the jigsaw blade into the hole and cut.


3. Angle Grinder

An angle grinder can be used to cut or grind tough materials like stone or metal. A variety of cutting discs can be used with the grinder according to the material being worked on and the level of detail required. Typical uses of an angle grinder include cutting tiles, removing rust, and restoring the mortar in a chimney.


4. Orbital Sander

The orbital sander is a compact power tool suitable for small household sanding jobs. It is useful for tight spaces, small and hard to reach areas, and for working on awkwardly shaped wooden objects such as skirting boards, furniture, and floors.

5. Router

A router is a simple to use tool that cuts or shapes wood in various ways, making it essential for woodwork. You can attach different router bits to suit each task.


6. Power Hand Planer

A power hand planer can be used as an alternative to a saw to remove smaller sections of wood. It performs the same tasks as a manual hand plane but with substantially less effort. It comes in a variety of sizes so you can choose which is best for your needs.

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