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4 Supplies and Tools Every DIYer Should Have on Hand

Having the right gear is essential for everyone who is serious about their DIY projects. Without the proper supplies and equipment, you won't be able to get the results you desire, and might have to cut corners to get your projects through. In this article, we're going to give you some of the essentials of the perfect DIYer.

Essential Tools for your toolbox

Cover Surface Protection
You should invest in good surface protection if you don't want to ruin your floors or wood around your house when you're making renovations. Good floor protection and heavy duty professional painter's tape should be on hand at all times if you're heavy into DIY projects. Companies like Trimaco specialize in surface protection products, so take a look at their stock and see what will come in handy for your project. Make sure you have enough for multiple projects so you don't end up running out.

A Good Screwdriver Set
The screwdriver is perhaps the king of all tools and can be used for a whole lot more than just DIY projects. A good set of screwdrivers is essential in any toolbox. Instead of buying one of the all-in-one screwdrivers, invest in a complete screwdriver set with screwdrivers of all sizes. Make sure you buy Philips and flat headed screwdrivers and make sure you invest in screwdrivers for electronics as well. You never know when you might need to unscrew miniature screws on things like lighting for instance. Make sure the tips are magnetic for more convenience and make sure they are comfortable as well. Look for a rubber grip that won't slip if your hands are sweaty. Also hold them to see how they fit in the palm of your hands to make sure they are ergonomic.

A Nice Hammer
A good hammer is also an essential in any toolbox. The average flat hammer will do the trick, but there again, comfort is key. Make sure it has a nice grip and is made with good materials. The perfect hammer is about 16' in length and weighs about a pound. But you should get a sense of which hammer is the best for you just by holding it. Go for a handle made of vinyl, plastic or rubber for better shock protection.

A Level
Levels are essential in almost all remodeling projects and can be used for things as trivial as hanging photos on the wall. A level will allow you to align anything you want to hang perfectly. If you're redoing floors, a nice level will be absolutely essential as well, when laying putty for instance. While there are some apps that can serve you if you happen to be in a pinch, it's always better to invest in a real metal level, or even better, a laser one. They aren't that expensive and can make the world of difference.

These are some of the elements every person who is serious about their DYIng should have on hand at all times. If you're well equipped, there will be less chance of frustration and you'll be prepared for all eventualities.

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