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Top Ten Tools

July 15, 2022

Sarah Randall

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We're so glad you're here! We've been transforming spaces together for the past five years and slowly renovating our own 1950's home. Join us as we create a home we love!

Hi, we're Jake and Sarah

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)

5. Drill
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

8. Screwdriver
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)

9. Level
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)

Best: Dewalt 25′ Premium Measuring Tape


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