Homeowners have so many things that they can use power tools on. In this post, I highlight some of the top 10 most versatile power tools that every homeowner will find to be very useful. Take a look.
One of the most preferred specialty tools for homeowners is the Jigsaw. It is also called the sabre saw. Jigsaw will help you to easily maneuver through any contoured jobs. It will help you to navigate easily around circular designs, curves, and inside round openings.
Jigsaw is highly versatile and won’t bind or splinter wood. It has zero mess and comes in two main types that you can choose from (Barrel Jigsaw and D-handle Jigsaw).
D-handle will lean more towards the traditional design while Barrel jigsaws only provide an easy control.
Another versatile wood working must have power tools include the circular saw. It has a handheld design and provides top accuracy levels when being used.
Unlike a handsaw that will require your time and muscle, a circular saw will cut through large wood stacks effortlessly and in very few minutes. Thanks to the large amounts of power that this tool is capable of generating at any time when used.
Nonetheless, you should be very careful with it so that it doesn’t cut you. Circular saws come in two main types namely: corded and cordless saws. The latter is good for minor repairs while the former is the “beast”.
Sanders are the best tools if you want to sand wood. An electric sander, for instance, will easily clear bumps on any wooden surface and leave you with the perfect smoothness for staining, painting, designing, and drilling.
Sanders are easy to use and come in two main types namely orbital sander and random orbital sander.
An orbital sander will come with a square pad while the random orbit sander has the round pad. They both vibrate in tiny circles, but you will realize that an orbital sander is easier to control than a random sander.
For an all-round tool, a band saw is the perfect solution. Band saws will give you very many cuts and more importantly good handling to thick materials.
They produce smoother and straighter cuts easily, but are not the best tools for tight curves as their wide blades aren’t easy to bend.
Many band saws are designed for rip cutting and only provide additional jigs in case you want to cut out many other different shapes too.
Unlike other saws, band saws won’t allow its blades to be detached and reattached. Instead, they come readily customized for specific jobs.
There are two types of band saws: Benchtop Band saws that are portable and Stationary Band saws that are fixed and which contain bigger motors.
Tile saws are customized to cut through ceramic tiles. You can easily use it to cut out different shapes on ceramic tiles smoothly so that you get seamless edges, joints, and fixes with your ceramic tiles any day.
A Wet Tile Saw is mostly recommended as it leaves no chipping on the edges of the tile and is versatile enough if you have a timeline to beat. Tiles saws are best for DIY projects too and you won’t have to labor more.
Tile wet saw will cut through larger and thicker ceramic tiles and come with diamond crystals that are captured in the metal matrix for incredible strengths. This is why the saw makes very smooth cuts without any chipping on the cut end.
Thankfully, the water that comes out as you cut also prevents the blade from overheating and minimizes the chipping.
If the woodworking designs that you make require long cuts a track saw will be the best power tool to use. It cuts fast and precisely. It is super light and very portable, compact and easy to store too. More importantly, it produces clean cuts and works best in the tightest spaces.
However, the saw might take you a longer time to set up as it comes with very many parts including the dust bag that you have to fix first before you start to use the track saw.
The cordless drill is the improved version of a power drill. It is one of the must-have power tools/ carpentry tools that allows you to drill holes easily. It also screws and even bolts in case you want to fix a new shelf up the wall or remove a tight cover.
In case you are buying a cordless drill make sure you look at the size of the bit and determine if a keyed in or keyless designed chuck will be ideal.
A table saw is the center-piece of every woodworking station. It provides some of the best woodworking patterns and gives you the exact measurements for the most specific cuts or patterns that you might choose to make.
It is best when working on narrow and repetitive cuts and if you want to make numerous cuts non-stop. It doesn’t rip wood and comes with a table set for fixing the saw on it. A table saw is generally bigger and requires more muscle power to move.
A reciprocating saw cuts through wood and even metals in a few seconds. It is best for plumbing, electrical work, demolishing, and remodeling. It can cut through tons of material and easily eliminates the need for a hacksaw and a crowbar.
Personally, I have used a reciprocating saw when cutting through plastic pipes, nails, metallic pipes, and thick wood. It has disposable blades and you can also use it when hacking through ceramic tiles, plastic, and stone.
The hammer drill is a type of cordless drill. It is characterized by the ability to spin the bit and also to hammer. Hammer drills are best when working against masonry bricks and will allow you to drill and at the same time use its hammer action to bust up concrete.
This tool is best for making holes and driving into any hard material or surfaces. To use it as a traditional drill you will only need to disengage the lever.
There you have it. The top must have power tools for your workshop. As a homeowner, these tools will make your work easy and leave you with the best experience around repairs and minor fixes within the home.