Here are our top ten tools that we use on a regular basis!
(in no particular order)
1. Miter Saw
The most convenient tool of all time. No more having to go back to Lowe’s to ask for cuts. You got this!
Budget: Hart Miter Saw (What We’re Using)
Better: Craftsman Miter Saw
Best: Dewalt Miter Saw
2. Orbital Sander
An absolute must for furniture flipping, furniture building and most other projects that involve using wood.
Budget: Hart Orbital Sander
Better: Kobalt Orbital Sander
Best: Dewalt Orbital Sander (What We’re Using)
3. Brad Nailer
For all your shiplap, wall treatment, baseboard and trim needs.
Budget: Ryobi Brad Nailer (What We’re Using)
Better: Craftsman Brad Nailer
Best: Dewalt Brad Nailer
4. Impact Driver
Single-handedly the most used tool in our household.
Budget: Hart Impact Driver
Better: Craftsman Impact Driver
Best: Dewalt Impact Driver (What We’re Using)
Who doesn’t have one of these? A must have!
Budget: Hart Drill
Better: Craftsman Drill
Best: Dewalt Drill (What We’re Using)
6. Jig Saw
It’s like a sawzall but smaller and more precise.
Budget: Hart Jig Saw
Better: Craftsman Jig Saw
Best: Dewalt Jig Saw (What We’re Using)
7. Oscillating Tool
This is the tool that you always wish you had. Warning – it’s annoyingly loud.
Budget: Ryobi Oscillating Tool (What We’re Using)
Better: Craftsman Oscillating Tool
Best: Dewalt Oscillating Tool
A true classic. Highly recommend the Dewalt ratcheting screwdriver!
Budget: Craftsman 6-in-1 Screwdriver
Better: Klein 6-in-1 Screwdriver
Best: Dewalt Ratcheting Screwdriver (What We’re Using)
Easily one the most important tools to have in your tool bag. Getting everything plumb and level is so important!
Budget: Johnson 9-in Magnetic Level
Better: Craftsman 9-in Magnetic Level
Best: Dewalt 9-in Magnetic Level (What We’re Using)
10. Measuring Tape
This is the MOST important tool, hands down!
Budget: Craftsman 25′ Measuring Tape
Better: Dewalt 25′ Measuring Tape (What We’re Using)