You have to consider the mess you’d be leaving after work: Concrete dust, sawdust, shaved wood, the list goes on. Cleaning all of them will be exhausting. You’d be surprised that even after you sweep the floor, there will be some bits remaining on the floor or floating in the air. Also, after a hand day’s work, cleaning adds up to the exhaustion. A powerful vacuum can be a lot of help in cleaning all the mess efficiently and swiftly.
Angle grinders are among my favorite tools to use. I used it to smoothen the edges of our gates after decades of exposure, making it easier to close. Of course angle grinders have more specific purposes – cutting out metal and stone. It can be used to cut tiles and metal bars as well.
If you’re going to do a lot of woodwork, a circular saw can be very, very useful. It’ll allow you to cut pieces of wood in a fast and controlled way. If you’re going to be making your own cabinets, drawers, tables, or any other furniture, circular saw is a big must.
A pressure washer lets you clean more efficiently. The jet-spray can remove flapping paint, scrub off grime or mold, and wash away mud or dirt. Sometimes a pressure washer is powerful enough to peel off chewing gum. It’s great for concrete surfaces and outdoor floors.
Power Drill/Impact Driver
A power drill is the mascot of power tools and the most needed one. You will need this to drill holes through concrete or wood walls. It is most needed when installing new curtains, hooks, shelves, basically anything you would need to make holes and tighten screws.
A sander will let you swiftly smoothen surfaces. The manual counterpart to this is using sandpaper, which is physically exhausting! Smoothing surfaces as soon as possible will let you start on working other things, such as applying paint.
Although Danny Glover used a nail gun to take out his enemies in the movie Lethal Weapon, one may think it is dangerous to own one. Remember, that’s movie magic working there. In reality, nail guns have safety features that prevents it from launching nails into the air at Mach 5 speed. Nail guns are useful tools to get carpentry work done in a snap. Best of all, you don’t get to hit your fingers with a hammer. With a nail gun, you just aim and shoot.
An oscillating tool has multiple purposes. They can: grind tile adhesive, trim baseboards and wood flooring, cut door jambs, cu nails and bolts, clean or remove grout, and cut away other materials, even metal, drywall, and fiberglass. If you’re doing a lot of work in the shed, an oscillating tool is very much needed.
When using power tools, please don’t forget to wear gloves, steel-toed boots, and goggles for safety reasons. Even if you think you don’t need one, at one point in life living in your own house, the need for it will arise.