In a previous article, we shared a few tips on how to use home renovation tools to lower the risk of serious injuries. The article fascinated both professionals and beginner home renovation enthusiasts but one question still lingers. Which tools should all home renovation enthusiasts have at home to do an excellent job always? We have reviewed three of the best ones below.
Folding Work Tables
Whenever we are cutting wood or bending metal, we need a stable platform for holding materials. While countertops work great, they are prone to scratching, translating to thousands of dollars in repairs in the end. Traditional tables, on the other hand, are heavy and therefore not suitable for people who handle woodworking and metalworking projects on the road.
To overcome such problems, you should consider buying one of the best foldable work tables in the market. These consist of a foldable frame, often made from a robust metal such as steel or aluminum. They also take up little storage space and are therefore ideal for people who travel a lot of have little storage space at home. The top, on the other hand, is often a robust plastic with slots for hand tools such as hammers, pliers, and screwdrivers. This not only withstands abuse for long but also keeps tools within your hands reach to boost your productivity.
Most home renovation jobs involve a lot of cutting, grinding, and polishing. If you do such jobs often and want a single tool that can handle all effortlessly, you should consider adding an angle grinder to your home renovation tools. They are loud and expensive but provide value for money considering the quality of the work they deliver in most settings. You can use one to cut metal using abrasive disks. Handling most fine polishing and or finishing jobs is also effortless with one because of their amazing power output. They consist of two parts. First, you get a handle with a built-in electric motor that generates its torque. The motors are powerful and often have adjustable speed systems that spin the second component, a blade, made from a durable and abrasive material. Blades have an interchangeable design (quick fix), making them easy to replace when working. You can also fix different blades for different materials and do an excellent job on demand at home or in a commercial setting.
You will have to reach high cabinets or areas of your garage to access suitable tools for your job. As you renovate kitchens or patios, you might also have to climb high areas to install lighting and or tear down a gutter that you are planning to replace. To do this safely and efficiently, make sure that you have a ladder in your shed or garage. While these come in many novel types, all designed to guarantee safety in high places, foldable step ladders work the best for many reasons. First, they do not take up a lot of space. Storing them at home when not in use is easy. Most have a sturdy design that supports over 200 pounds and robust platforms with non-slip inserts that prevent injuries. This makes them safe to use indoors and outdoors in all weather.
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With all of these three tools in your garage, you will be able to handle most home renovation jobs effortlessly and safely. For the best experience, however, the quality of the products that you order should be top-notch. Electrical gadgets such as angle grinders should have safety certified design that is safe to use at home. Check this before you reach for your wallet and order a new one for your home. Also, look for a product that will be of great benefit to you. If you weigh 200 pounds, for instance, buying a ladder that supports only 150 pounds might be a bad decision. Such a ladder might fail to support your weight when needed and even compromise your safety when least expected. Finally, all tools should have a high safety rating. While selecting a folding table, for instance, do not opt for a low-grade brand that wobbles or breaks under stress. It should be able to support all your materials and tools issue-free.
The best strategy for finding the best of such products is by researching. Check what some of the most popular stores are offering and compare what is on offer. Like we stated above, opt for a solid, safe, and functional brand to get value for cash.