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Top 10 Must-have Tools to Get Started with DIY Projects

You might ask yourself, what is a DIY project. For those who want to do everything themselves, DIY projects is really exciting. DIY stands for ‘do it yourself’ and generally means that instead of hiring a contractor to do a job, you do it yourself. Nowadays, the Internet is filled with videos and tutorials to do a wide range of building and improving projects. But almost all of them require specific tools. In this article, we are going to talk about the must-have tools to get started with DIY projects.

First stop, hand tools!

Hand Tools

Hand tools are basic tools that you must have in your house, even if you do not intend to do a lot of DIY projects. To have a complete and ready-to-use toolbox for both DIY projects and small home repairs, you need the following:

Cutter

cutter or a utility knife is a DIY tool used to cut through different materials. These DIY tools are one of the most used tools in many projects. You can cut paper, cardboard, plastic and many other materials with them. The most advantageous point of these hand tools is that their blades are replaceable and you can easily change the blade when it becomes worn-out. The most important thing you need to pay attention to is how secure the blade is inside the cutter. In some cheap and low-quality cutters, the blade is not placed tightly inside the knife which is not safe to use.

ronix cutter

Screwdriver

Screwdrivers are not just DIY tools. If you have a habit of buying fruniture from IKEA, you know that assembling them without a screwdriver is impossible. Almost everything in your house is attached to each other by screws. So, when you want to fix them, you have to have a screwdriver to remove the screws and after repairing, putting them back on their original positions. The most common types of screws are the flat-head and the cross-head screw. Therefore, you must have these two types of screwdrivers in your toolbox. You might come across other types of screws in your DIY journey but compared to these two, they are rare. When shopping for a screwdriver, pay attention how in feels in your hands. Because working continuously with an uncomfortable screwdriver might cause damages in the future.

ronix Screwdriver

Hammer

A nail useless without a hammer. Sure, it is possible to use one of your shoes to push the nail inside the wall, but it would not be that effective. An there is a possibility to ruin your shoes! Nailing is not the only job that a hammer can do. In any task that needs a whack, a hammer can go a long way! When choosing a hammer for DIY projects, make sure that it has a smooth head and a curved claw. The smooth head is for hammering and the claw is for taking nails out of a workpiece. Take a look at Ronix collection of hammers.

diy hammer

Adjustable Wrench

The next must-have DIY tool is the adjustable wrench. These wrenches are versatile hand tools that can be used to tighten or loosen bolts. Because you can adjust their jaws, you can use them on a wide range of bolts and nuts. A good adjustable wrench is made of durable material and has strong jaws. Ronix adjustable wrenches have great durability and are made of the best alloys in the industry.

Adjustable Wrench diy

Hand Saw

For cutting harder and thicker workpieces, a cutter is not enough. You need a hand saw. There are different hand saws for cutting different materials. If you want to work more with wood, then you need to get a woodworking hand saw. But if your DIY projects are around metal objects, then a metalworking hand saw will be beneficial to you. Ronix offers a wide range of hand saws and you can choose the one that suits your needs most.

Hand Saw diy

Measuring Tape

Whether you are handy or not, a measuring tape is an absolute essential in every house. A good measuring tape has a nylon-coated blade which ensures its durability. It also has a strong case to protect the tool from falling of any kind of stroke. If you want a high-quality measuring tape that is durable and reliable, take a look at Ronix measuring tapes.

Now that we have covered the must-have DIY hand tools, let’s discuss more advanced tools; power DIY tools!

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Power Tools

Power tools offer more strength, speed and precision in comparison to their manually operated counterparts. This is why they are widely popular among avid DIYers around the world. Here are the basic DIY tools that you need to have to start your DIY projects.

Drill

One of the most practical and useful DIY tools anyone can own is an electric drill. You can use a drill to make holes in different materials like wood, metal and even concrete if your drill has a hammering function. Moreover, if your drill is equipped with a forward/reverse function, you even can use it for screwing and unscrewing tasks. A good drill feels comfortable in your hands and is designed ergonomically. When you buy a drill for DIY projects, remember to pick up some drill bits as well; because the part that actually does the drilling is the bit itself and a drill without a drill bit is useless. Drill bits come a variety of shapes and sizes. Based on the materials you intend to work on, you can choose the proper drill bits. For example, if you want to make bigger holes in wood, you should buy a flat bit. Take a look at the wide range of Ronix Drills to find the right one for you!

diy Drilling

Angle Grinder

An angle grinder is both widely used for industrial applications and as a DIY tool. With proper discs and wheels, having an angle grinder helps you cut metal workpieces, level surfaces and remove excess material. A great and powerful angle grinder can speed up your tasks help you save a lot of energy and effort. If you intend to buy an angle grinder, consider its wheel diameter. Usually these power tools that have a wheel diameter of 115mm are mini angle grinders and are less powerful than those which have a wheel diameter of 180mm. And remember, you need to buy different wheels if you want to do different applications with it

diy Angle Grinder

Safety Gears

Sometimes working with hand tools and power tools becomes dangerous. To reduce the chances of getting injured, there are some safety gears that you should have and use during your DIY projects.

ronix Safety Gears diy

Safety Goggles

When cutting or grinding and even hammering, small pieces of material might be flying around. Safety goggles protect your eyes from these tiny pieces.  A well-made pair of safety goggles provide protection for your eyes while letting you see the working area completely.

Gloves

Gloves protect your hands from getting hurt and injured. They also provide a more secure grip on the workpieces you are working with. Another point of using gloves is that they do not let the heat reach your hands. Some can also protect you from electric shocks. So, it is always a good idea to wear gloves before you start working.

Mask

Since working on DIY projects usually makes a lot of dust, wearing a mask will protect your lungs and respiratory system. If you are working with special chemicals, you need to get a special mask because regular masks do not prevent the chemicals from reaching your lungs.

In our opinion, these DIY tools are the must-haves for those who are just getting started with DIY projects. If you think we have missed something, do not forget to tell us in the comment.

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Yara Smith

I am a 28-year-old graphic designer and an avid DIYer. I have always had a passion for DIY projects and in my free time, I like to make things with my hands. I try to keep myself updated about tools. That is why I am always in Australia’s tool shops or surfing on the best online shops. I will share all my experiences and also some tutorials with you!

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