Tackling a home improvement project is a great way to build equity and work with your hands. Whether you’re working on your home for the first time or tackling a new project that you haven’t accomplished before, find out how to choose the right products. From measuring tools to hand tools, gear up for your next project like a professional and have confidence in your home improvement skills.
1. Measuring Devices
Every project needs a measuring device. From a simple tape measure to a plumb line, laser level or other device, measuring tools should be the first step to any home improvement project. Without a measuring device you won’t know how much material to buy, where to make cuts or other essential information about your project.
Digital devices offer a surprising range of precise measurements. Whether you’re measuring area, distance, incline or volts, choose a product that offers reliable digital readings to keep your project on track. Digital measuring devices cut down on measuring time and reduce your margin of error for professional accuracy throughout your home.
2. Organizational Products
Investing in additional tools can quickly create a disorganized mess. Look for a reliable tool belt, bag, box or tray. There are a wide range of organizational products that fit your various needs. Add more storage space to your work truck, garage or tool shed with some of these products. Consider the types of tools you have and need before you pick a dedicated organizational rack or toolbox.
A well-sorted toolbox or garage workshop makes it convenient to quickly pick the tools you need. Sort tools by project or feature to quickly find the cutting, measuring and drilling tools for any home improvement project.
3. Drills, Saws and Hand Tools
Now that you have space to store your tools and measuring devices to size up your project, it’s time to invest in the tools you need to get the job done. Some basics include a cordless drill and circular saw, but the exact tools you need will vary based on your project.
Pick up wrenches, pipe cutters and copper welding kits to work on your plumbing. Drill bits, pneumatic nailers and trim nails and screws are essential for framing, trim and other carpentry projects. For electrical projects, invest in insulated screwdrivers, strippers, cutters and other wiring hand tools. The right tools take your precise measurements and quality building materials and create a professional repair, renovation or remodeling project.
4. Invest in the Best Brands
Invest in quality tools to last a lifetime. Hand tools should come with a lifetime warranty, while power tools should have a generous warranty and great reviews. Shopping online is a great way to compare brands and prices of the same items.
Don’t be tempted to skimp on quality because you’re working on a home improvement project. Professional tools often last longer and offer you more accurate, professional results. Compare brands and work with the best tools available for a convenient DIY project and a professional finish.
5. Shop Online for Your Must-Have Products
Shop today for your measuring tools, hand tools and other products at Engineer Supply. Our extensive online catalog has the specialized tools and equipment you need to tackle your next home improvement project. Whether you’re measuring a simple distance, an incline or an area, start your project with precise measurements for a precise finish.