5 Must-have Power Tools In Your Garage

For a while now repair and maintenance services have continued to get expensive pushing more and more people towards DIY. Today more and more people are getting used to working in their garages carrying out the woodwork, fixing their furniture and trying to make new and creative things.

DIY requires tools and an appropriate know-how of using them, thankfully, Youtube has played an integral part in it and it is much easier now for people to learn how to use these different power tools. However, the biggest issue that is faced by many beginners is the choice of tools; what to buy? What not to buy? Which brands are good? Am I paying too much? And the list goes on and goes. In this article, we list 5 must-have power tools in your garage that will help you kick-start DIY:

Air Compressors:

One of the most important items to have in your backyard is an air compressor. An air compressor can be used for a number of purposes and with a number of tools. Most essential uses include using an air compressor with a nail gun, using air compressors to remove bolts or using air compressors to achieve uniformity in spray painting. What needs to be made sure is that the air compressor is handy, quiet and at the same time powerful enough to carry out the tasks. Here is a list of top models of air compressors that can be bought off the shelf:

  • DeWalt D 55167 Hand Carry Compressor with Wheels
  • DeWalt DWFP 55130 Quiet Trim Compressor
  • BOSTITCH BTFP3KIT 3-Tool Portable Air Compressor Combo Kit
  • Campbell Hausfeld 8 Gallon, Low Noise Air Compressor

Miter saw

Although a circular saw is good for cutting up materials, in order to have more precision in your cuts a miter saw is used. It allows you to make the cut at different angles and is an extremely handy tool to upgrade your garage.

  • Makita LS1016L
  • Hitachi C10FCE2

Cordless Circular Saw

Circular saw has always been one of the most essential tools in the toolkit. It helps you to cut through different materials to draw them in desired shapes. A cordless circular saw is slightly less powerful than a corded one but for application at home, it can be really effective. Some major brands selling cordless circular saw include:

  • DEWALT DC390B 18-Volt
  • Black & Decker BDCCS20C 20V
  • Makita XSS02Z 18V LXT

Power Sander

A sander uses sandpaper to smoothen the surface by abrasion. It’s an important tool to have to quicken up the finishing process on any given surface. Some useful sanders are:

  • Ryobi 5″ Random Orbit Sander
  • Black & Decker Mouse sander
  • Makita BO4565K Finishing Sander

Cordless Drill

A cordless drill can be used for a variety of purposes and is definitely a must-have in your garage. It can be used for inserting screws to drilling holes in walls to even assemble furniture. Some commonly used models in cordless power drills are:

  • BLACK & DECKER LDX120C Cordless Drill/Driver
  • DEWALT DCK240C2 Drill Driver/Impact Combo Kit
  • WORX WX176L Switch driver 2-in-1 Cordless Drill and Driver


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