This post is sponsored by Ryobi.
Have you recently brought a renovators delights, or have you decided on a new use for that old kids playroom? Then renovations are on the horizon. You’ve read the books, watched the DIY shows and you’re ready to give the job a go yourself, all that’s missing is the tools to get the job done. Here is a list of 5 tools every renovator needs.
1. Stud Sensor
This handy tool is a must have for DIY renovators and professionals alike. Take the guess work out of where to cut or drill your holes, and use a tool to help guide you to where the studs are in the walls. If you can, spend a little more, and purchase a stud sensor (or stud finder) that not only makes it easy to find studs, but also detects steel piping, cables and wood studs.
2. Angle Grinder
I love our angle grinder; it has helped me out of so many tricky situations. Offering versatility, it cuts, grinds, polishes and sands. The action is all in the attachments. Remove paint or rust with a wire brush attachment or select a suitable grinding disc for masonry or metal grinding. To take full advantage of its versatility, look for a cordless version. Ryobi have a great selection of cordless options for small spaces.
3. Cordless Screwdriver
We don’t have one of these, but it has been put on my wish list. While renovating our home, there have been countless times when a cordless screwdriver would have been so handy. Whether it was with the flat pack side table, or the brackets and hooks in the kids rooms, a cordless screwdriver allows you to get into difficult spaces and tight corners, while also saving time and a sore arm!
4. Multi Tool
If you need a tool that has many different functions, this tool is the one for you. The multi tool as the name suggests, can perform a number of different tasks. The interchangeable heads allow you to efficiently cut through screws, nails and other small metal objects or fasteners. You can also use the sawing and grinding attachments for small-scale edge trimming and holes. This is the perfect handyman tool for those smaller jobs or fiddly jobs.
Most renovation jobs require some demolition work, a handsaw makes it easy to cut through strong materials like plasterboard, timber and MDF. The versatile handsaw can cut through timber beams, while being light and easy to use. It’s a handy tool, for jobs big and small.
Renovating without the correct tools, can be difficult and downright dangerous. Before you begin your DIY renovation process, be sure to have the right tools for the job, and don’t forget to take the time to learn how to use each tool properly, to ensure you have an effective and safe result.
Do you own any of these tools? Do you have some DIY planned for your place?