DIY was one of the most popular hobbies taken up by people throughout the country during the lockdowns of 2020 and, as a result, related shops and online companies experienced a huge surge in sales.
If you are one of those people who are new to DIY or, conversely, you are somewhat of a self-proclaimed expert, continue reading to learn everything you need to include in your DIY home toolkit.
Regardless of the projects you intend on embarking upon in the near future, it is certain that you will require a set of good-quality power tools from a brand and manufacturer that you trust.
There are more than a few essential power tools for DIY enthusiasts, and one of the most indispensable pieces of equipment is a good-quality electric drill. Ideally, if possible, you should invest in a cordless drill as they are incredibly easy to use and are useful for effectively accomplishing most minor domestic jobs. Due to the fact they are cordless and are charged when not in use, it is pertinent to point out that cordless drills tend not to be quite as powerful as those types of drills that do require an electrical power source from the mains.
Other fundamental and incredibly convenient power tools that you should consider investing in include electrical sanders (which you can use to repair and renovate all sorts of different surfaces) a good-quality nail gun, a rotary multi-tool, a jigsaw and a circular saw, which is able to cut through mortar, metal, granite and timber.
Aside from your new power tools, the other crucial side to any self-proclaimed DIY expert is the types and qualities of the accessories and appropriate equipment found in your toolbox.
The most affordable and relatively simple option is to visit a professional, experienced and knowledgeable supplier of all items DIY such as Tradefix Direct, who sell the complete range of accessories and equipment, from screws and nails to wooden structures and patio slabs and decking.
PPE and Safety Gear
Health and safety is of paramount importance in any job, but is especially necessary and important when carrying out any kind of DIY project in your own home, by yourself.
The main elements of personal protective equipment to include in your at-home toolbox must include a thoroughly stocked first aid kit, in case of personal injury to you or a family member that needs immediate treatment. Your DIY toolbox firstaid kit should include different sizes of plasters and bandages, alcohol-free wipes, gauze dressings, safety pins, medical gloves, antiseptic creams and tweezers.
It is strongly advisable that you invest in a good pair of quality work boots(preferably steel toe-capped); hearing protection in the form of ear plugs or even industry-standard headphones; thick plastic safety goggles or glasses; and strong, heavy-duty work gloves. For larger DIY jobs, consider investing in some work overalls, dust filters and masks, and a helmet or thick, hard hat.