9 Handy Tools Every DIYer Should Have

More and more, consumers worldwide are turning to DIY projects not just to beautify their Pinterest boards, but to save money, be more environmentally conscious, and because they genuinely enjoy the work.  After all, what’s more rewarding than looking back on a project and knowing that you did it?

According to The American Cleaning Institute, 91% of Americans engage in spring cleaning, and with spring cleaning comes repairs and countless projects to approach with a DIY mentality.  So if you are one of those people, we are here to help.

Micaton – 18 Piece Magnet Driver™ Set

Using a power drill is fun. And now it can be even easier. With Micaton’s magnetized driver set, you only need one hand. The heads fit onto power drills or manual tools and hold the nail for you. They’re even color-coded according to size for easy grab-and-go use, and this set includes a nail holder, too. 

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FlexPro – Hand Sanding Tool

Sand and smooth all those tough-to-reach nooks and corners with this ergonomic hand sander. Three different grits of color-coded sandpaper tackle different surfaces — from wood to metal to fiberglass to plastic and paint. The reverse side has a hook and loop fastener that sticks securely to the handle. This tool is great for smoothing down those pretty branches you always wanted to turn into a chair or bench but just never had the time for.

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Handle Rite – Ergonomic Loop Handle Pliers

Get a grip! With ergonomic loop-handle needle nose pliers. The scissor-like construction makes for an easier-to-grip design to help you regain control over the task at hand. You can also opt for side cutter, lineman, and slip joint pliers that have all gotten the same makeover. The loop handles give you better leverage and control of the pliers, especially if your hands are slippery, you have dexterity issues or you’re working with gloves on.

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TriggerFire – Kickback-Free Staple Gun

Staple guns are always a necessity when taking on a DIY project. And now, with the TriggerFire design, you have extra control and a flush finish without any kickback. It has a trigger mode so you can squeeze the handle, position, then pull the trigger instead of having to hold and shoot at the same time. It’s ideal for accessing hard-to-reach areas with accuracy, especially when building new fences for your garden to keep those pesky deer out.

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Instrumments – Bluetooth Dimensioning Tool

This Bluetooth measuring tool works like a magic wand. Trace to measure over curved, straight, or jagged surfaces and get the length, width, and depth delivered to your device. The app will share and convert those dimensions, too.  Whether you’re remodeling a whole house, re-carpeting stairs, designing clothes, or hanging pictures evenly, this tool will measure up to the challenge and make sure your DIY project doesn’t look, well, DIY-ed.

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Surebonder – Dual Temp Hot Glue Gun

Tackle DIY tasks and craft projects with a dual temp glue gun packed with safety features. There’s a kickstand to keep a hot gun off of surfaces, an insulated nozzle to help protect against burns, and an auto shut-off, too. This upgrade to the classic glue gun has your back. 

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Nimble – Finger Safety Cutter

Cut open envelopes, clips coupons, and does other jobs scissors typically do with your finger. Pop it on and go finish your DIY project feeling reassured that this nifty device will give you precision cuts every time.

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Piper – Kids’ Educational DIY Computer Kit

Get the kids in on the DIY fun, too. This Raspberry Pi kit for kids teaches early STEM skills, like coding and programming, through its own edition of Minecraft. After budding builders assemble their own computer, they take on increasingly complex challenges that are not only educational but fun.  While it may not be very helpful in refurbishing your house, it will be helpful in luring your kids away from Fortnite or whatever that new one is and letting them explore their STEM side. 

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UGEARS – Wooden Model Building Kits

Finally, there is UGEARS. These model kits make building a fun and engaging hands-on experience. They’re geared toward older kids ready to try something a little more involved. Each model is pieced together from flat, laser-cut plywood parts that don’t need tools or glue to be assembled. The finished product has parts that move, too, to put these models in motion and captivate their audience.

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Whether you’re an adult or a child, DIY is everywhere and is increasingly being incorporated in our day to day lives.  So whether you like to DIY for your own satisfaction, the environment, or for fun, we have products we know you will love.

To see what else you can use to make that next project easier, check out our entire DIY and Crafters collection.

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