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Essential Power Tools for your Home

When you move into your new home, unless you’re very fortunate you’ll probably have at least a few DIY tasks to carry out. Even if you don’t though, there’s an almost certain chance that at some point you’ll need to carry out some form of repair work from basic wear and tear. Subsequently, having the right power tools for the job is an absolute must.

In this post, SGS Engineering takes a look in closer detail at what we think the essential power tools are for any home to help tackle your potential DIY problems. As well as this, we explain just why the chosen examples are so important and which jobs they could be used to help you with. Read on to find out more!

A Cordless Drill

Power Tools from SGS

Starting with arguably one of the most important power tools, a cordless drill is something that can make many different DIY jobs much easier and get them finished much faster. You can bore holes in a variety of sizes (drill bit permitting) at the squeeze of a trigger; plus the clever, almost pistol-like grip, gives the user improved control for precision drilling. Also cordless models give greater freedom and flexibility in use.
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Simply put, these are useful in pretty much all aspects of home improvement where holes need drilling. From affixing smoke alarms, to building new kitchen units or creating gaps for threading cabling.

A Circular Saw

Circular Saws

If you’ve ever had to cut through materials neatly with a hand saw, you’ll appreciate how challenging this can be at times. A circular saw helps you avoid this issue and offers a clean, smart cut in a matter of seconds. This is thanks to the winning mix of a sharp blade, high RPM and secure handle grips. Certain models also come with depth adjustment and guide plates you can use to suit the material you’re cutting.
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As you might have guessed from the above, if you’re wanting to cut planks of wood or pieces of material to size for building structures, roofing or furniture, a circular saw won’t let you down.

A Nailer

Ryobi Airstrike Nailers

This power tool takes the hard work out of having to hammer in nails by hand with accuracy and speed. A Nailer’s delivery rate and nail type can vary, but what is consistent is how much time you can save when using these. Plus, like a drill, their handheld operation helps to make these easier to use and avoids denting or damaging the surfaces you’re nailing as an added bonus.
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Any building or decorative work that requires wood to be fixed together quickly. For example affixing skirting boards around your living room, or nailing the frame together for your garden decking.

An Orbital Sander

Random orbital Sander

In a similar vein to the above, this power tool makes sanding and creating a smooth finish quick and easy, rather than doing this by hand. With the speed and aggressiveness of a belt sander, and the finer detail capabilities you’d expect from a pad sander, the random orbital sander makes a great addition to any home DIY kit.
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This tool is great for working with woods, metals, plastic or plaster. This versatile tool doesn’t stop at sanding; you can remove paint and rust, or even try waxing or polishing your car.

A Cutting Multi-Tool

Multi-Cutting/Sanding Tool

For the practical-minded of you, why not combine the applications of several power tools into one? A cordless multi-tool like this can be used for sanding and a variety of different cutting applications (depending on the heads available). You can essentially get a scaled down version of a larger power tool that still offers variable speeds and has ergonomically designed grips for easy use.
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You can use this for lots of little jobs, for instance cutting through drywall, piping or wooden units. Also it’s again a great choice for finishing or renovating jobs on furniture and surfaces.

A Jigsaw

Often one of the first power tools a DIY enthusiast will add to their arsenal, the jigsaw is a versatile cutting tool designed for straight and curved cuts. A cordless jigsaw adds manoeuvrability and a bevel shoe helps to create accurate angled cuts down the edge of a material. With a small learning curve, you'll find you get great results within minutes of picking up this tool.
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Cut woods, metals, plastics and even ceramic tiles in a whole array of everyday, DIY tasks. Cut intricate hobby projects in patterns or cut out a large shape for installing a new kitchen sink.

A Mitre Saw

mitre

One of the more advanced tools on this list, a good DIY mitre saw (or chop saw) can handle some more ambitious household improvement. Designed for tight fitting joint work that can be fine tuned to within a hairs width, You'll get far better angled cuts than you could with a bevelled jigsaw or hand tool.
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Perfect for all kinds of mouldings, window and door trim, baseboard and crowns. With the ability to cut a good mitre edge updating the detail work in your home will be a breeze.

A Angle Grinder

angle

Last on the list, but by no means least, an angle grinder is another versatile power tool, that'll enable you to take on more ambitious projects. It's primary job is to remove excess material with a variety of different application discs and heads.
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A good angle grinder will not only grind metals - use it for sharpening blades, stone shaping, edging paving slabs and tiles, removing rust and loose paint from metals, and even tough polishing tasks.

So if you’re a little stuck as to which tools you need, be sure to invest in the above options to cover you for a variety of situations. And why stop in the home - here at SGS, we stock a wide range of DIY garden power tools such as strimmers, hedge trimmers, blowers and even chainsaws! Power tools for the house and garden have never been simpler to use - invest in your home by investing in your toolbox today.

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