7 Must Have DIY Tools For Weekend Warriors

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7 must have diy tools for weekend warriorsDo you watch shows on HGTV and think “I can do that!”? Do you idolize the work of designers like Joanna Gaines? Well, I have a great list for you below! It’s the 7 Must Have DIY Tools for Weekend Warriors like yourself.

Now, before you go trying to knock down walls or hang some old flea market find on the wall in your study, make sure you have these DIY tools. You don’t want to pull a Steve Urkel and go from “I can do that!” to “did I do that?”.

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7 Must Have DIY Tools for Weekend Warriors

Miter Saw

7 must have DIY tools for weekend warriors

Found from Lazy Guy DIY

We’ve used a miter saw for many projects. Make sure you have somebody to teach you how to properly use this saw. Last thing you want is to lose a finger. That wouldn’t necessarily go with the decor.

In our previous home, we hung a lot of chair rail throughout the house. So, I cut my teeth (no, not literally) over the months and years doing that work.

Where to get your first miter saw? You can check out the one Adam from Lazy Guy DIY has above or search Amazon for all miter saws.

Power Sanders

7 must have diy tools for weekend warriors

Found from Scrappy Geek

Andrew over at Scrappy Geek recommends every DIYer have at least one power sander. If you’re looking for just one to start with, he says to go with an orbital sander.

Power Drill

7 must have diy tools for weekend warriors

Found from Pink Toes and Power Tools

As power drills go, there are plenty out there to choose from. However, Kristen from Pink Toes and Power Tools is a Dewalt power drill fan to the core.

Shop Vacuum (aka Wet Vac)

7 must have diy tools for weekend warriors

Found from Man Made DIY

The guys over at Man Made DIY sing the praises of the shop vac. It’s pretty must a staple DIY tool. Something has to clean up all that leftover crap and debris. Just be careful it doesn’t grab the dog’s tail!

Jigsaw

7 must have diy tools for weekend warriors

Found from Love & Renovations

The jigsaw is another must have DIY tool for weekend warriors. Fortunately, Kristen over at Love & Renovations has a wonderful tutorial for using her Ryobi jigsaw!

Level

7 must have diy tools for weekend warriors

Found from Thriving Home

Rachel and Polly over at Thriving Home have a great tutorial on How to Hang Perfectly Level Decor on Walls. Clearly, they’re fans of the level and I’m including it in the must have DIY tools list.

The Basics: Hammer, Wrench, and Screwdrivers

7 must have diy tools for weekend warriors

Found from Art of Manliness

Now, we’re getting really basic. But, a list of must have DIY tools for weekend warriors wouldn’t be complete without the real essentials. You know, things like hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, and the like. Luckily, Art of Manliness has us covered!

Check out some basic toolkits here and here with all the items you’ll need.

What must have DIY tools do you still need?

By no means is this a comprehensive list of DIY tools, but we provided the basics. Now is the perfect time to assess what you have and what you need.

Before you tackle any DIY project, make sure you know how to properly use the required tools. Nobody wants a home improvement fiasco on their hands that turns into an ER trip!

Good luck and have fun!

Are you tackling a DIY project for your home? What tools do you consider essential? We would love to hear about it in the comments! 

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