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Home improvement DIY projects can be enriching experiences. They let you customise your space, increase property value, and boost your sense of accomplishment. But to handle those jobs, you need the right tools. 

Having a well-stocked toolkit means you tackle fixes and upgrades without relying on expensive contractors or handypersons. You can buy all these premium DIY tools from one of the best home improvement stores, FEPY.

Let's look at the must-have tools every homeowner should own:

Hand Tools

Hand tools are the backbone of any DIY project. They offer precision, control, and the ability to work on various tasks without relying on external power sources. The following are the standard hand tools:

  • Hammer: A classic claw hammer is your go-to for driving or removing nails.

  • Screwdrivers: A set with flathead and Phillips screwdrivers in various sizes is necessary.

  • Pliers: Needle-nose, slip-joint, and locking pliers cover gripping, bending, and twisting tasks.

  • Tape Measure: A retractable tape measure (at least 25 feet) ensures accurate measurements.

  • Level: Check for actual horizontal and vertical surfaces with a spirit level.

  • Combination Square: A versatile tool for measuring angles, marking 90-degree cuts, and more.

  • Utility Knife: This workhorse cuts through boxes, tape, and other materials.

  • Hacksaw: Ideal for cutting metal pipes or trim.

  • Wrench: An adjustable wrench is excellent for general use, while a socket set provides more precision.

  • Chisels: For shaping or carving wood. Consider a set with different sizes and tip profiles.

  • Clamps: Essential for holding workpieces together securely while glueing, drilling, or cutting. Choose from bar clamps, C-clamps, and spring clamps in various sizes.

  • Rasp: A coarse file for quickly shaping wood or other soft materials.

  • Putty Knife: Useful for spreading spackle, applying putty, or scraping away old paint.

  • Awl: A pointed tool for marking surfaces or creating pilot holes for screws.

  • Pry bar: Helps remove nails, trim, or provide leverage during demolition tasks.

  • Wire Strippers: Explicitly designed for removing insulation from electrical wires.

  • Hex key set (Allen wrench set): Tighten or loosen hex-head screws commonly found on furniture and some appliances.

  • Hand Saw: A classic handsaw is still valuable for quick cuts, whereas a power saw could be more practical.

Power Tools

Power tools vastly increase the speed and efficiency of DIY projects. They unlock a more comprehensive range of DIY projects and make it easier to achieve professional-looking results. The following are the standard power tools:

  • Drill: A cordless drill is a modern essential, perfect for drilling holes and driving screws.

  • Saws: Consider a circular saw for straight cuts, a jigsaw for curves, and a mitre saw for precise angle cutting.

  • Sander: A random orbital sander makes smoothing surfaces easy.

  • Router: This tool crafts decorative edges or cuts patterns into wood.

  • Air Compressor: Powers various pneumatic tools like nail guns and paint sprayers.

  • Generator: Provides backup power for your tools during outages.

  • Table Saw: This workshop staple excels at making precise, long cuts in lumber. It's ideal for building furniture, cabinets, and other large-scale woodworking projects.

  • Jigsaw: While a circular saw is best for straight cuts, a jigsaw is king for cutting curves, shapes, and intricate details in wood, plastic, and thin metal.

  • Brad Nailer: Speeds up projects involving trim, moulding, or light woodworking tasks. It quickly attaches materials with tiny, hidden nails.

  • Impact Driver: Drives large screws or bolts with incredible power and speed. Great for deck building, framing, or any project with heavy-duty fasteners.

  • Oscillating Multi-tool: Versatile problem solver – it cuts, sands, scrapes, and grinds. It's helpful for minor cuts in tight spaces, sanding intricate details, and removing grout.

  • Paint Sprayer: Quickly paints large areas like walls, fences, or furniture. Different types exist for various paint and finish applications.

  • Pressure Washer: Blast stubborn grime and dirt from siding, decks, driveways, and more.

Safety Gear

Safety isn't just common sense – it requires the right gear. Invest in safety glasses, gloves, ear protection, a dust mask, and project-specific safety equipment to protect yourself from harm during your DIY projects. Following are the standard safety gears:

  • Safety Glasses: Always protect your eyes from debris, sparks, and chemicals. Choose glasses that meet safety standards.

  • Gloves: Work gloves protect your hands from cuts, splinters, burns, and harsh chemicals. Choose the type based on your project: leather for heavy-duty work, rubber/latex for chemicals, etc.

  • Ear Protection: Power tools produce loud noises. Use earplugs or earmuffs to prevent hearing damage.

  • Dust Mask/Respirator: Protect your lungs from fine dust particles generated by sanding and cutting. Respirators offer more substantial protection against fumes and chemicals.

  • Hard Hat: Essential for large construction projects or when there's any risk of falling objects.

  • Face Shield: Protects the whole face from flying debris or splashes. Use in conjunction with safety glasses.

  • Work Boots: Steel-toe boots protect your feet from dropped objects and punctures on rough job sites.

  • Knee Pads: Provide cushioning and protect your knees when kneeling during tasks like flooring or tiling.

  • Welding Helmet: Specifically designed to protect your eyes and face from the intense light and sparks of welding.

  • Fall Arrest Harness: Vital for roofing or any work with a risk of falling from significant heights.

How to Choose the Right Tools

Skill Level: Be honest with yourself about your current abilities. 

If you're a novice, start with a core set of essential hand tools and a versatile cordless drill. 

As you gain experience and tackle more complex projects, you can invest in specialised power tools and more advanced equipment. 

Using overly complicated tools too early can lead to frustration and subpar results.

Project Type: Consider the specific tasks you'll be doing most often. Think about the jobs you'll undertake - woodworking, plumbing, electrical, etc. It helps guide your tool choices.

Quality: While tempting to choose the cheapest option, consider quality an investment. 

Well-made tools will only break or wear down slowly, meaning you won't have to replace them as often.

Safety: Cheap tools may have poor safety mechanisms or be prone to malfunction, leading to potential injuries

Budget: Set a realistic budget before shopping. Versatile Tools that can perform multiple tasks (like a cordless drill) give you the most bang for your buck. 

You don't have to purchase everything at once. Build your toolkit gradually, starting with essentials and adding on as needed.

Research Sales and Deals: Look for reputable brands known for good quality, and take advantage of sales and promotions at FEPY to get great tools at better prices.

How to Maintain Your Tools

Cleaning: Wipe down tools after each use to prevent rust and buildup that can affect performance.

Proper Storage: A toolbox, workbench, or tool cabinet keeps your tools organised and protected.

Sharpening: Regularly sharpen blades on saws, utility knives, and similar tools.

Oiling: Apply a light coat of oil to metal parts to prevent rust and corrosion.

Ready to Tackle Your Next DIY Project?

FEPY is the UAE's leading e-commerce platform for construction materials. It offers the finest quality construction materials and tools for all your DIY projects. Don't just tackle projects; master them. Visit to explore an extensive selection of hand tools, power tools, safety gear, and more. Get your tools and take your DIY skills to the next level!

Posted by : GoDubai Editorial Team
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Posted on : Friday, March 22, 2024  
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