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Top 10 tools to have in your first home:

Getting started on your first home can be daunting and with such a range of tools on the market it is hard to know where to begin.

To help you get started we have put together a list of the top ten most useful tools to get you going:


Safety Glasses and Work Gloves:


Capture 1Safety first! For any avid DIYer Safety glasses offer crucial protection for a range of tasks especially when drilling! A pair of work gloves can also help prevent injury such as blisters or grazing when sanding.Capture 3



Electric sander:

Capture 6An electric sander is the perfect tool for DIY projects. A sander is great for sanding down old, uneven staircases and floors. Makita DBO180Z Sander Body 18v ensures precise work with the variable speed feature and 3-stage, push-button controls. The ideal tool for getting a professional finish.



Drill and Impact Driver Combo Kit:

CaptureFrom household repairs to hanging the Christmas lights. The Makita combi drill provides a lightweight, simple to use design ideal for DIY tasks. However, if you’re not familiar with the product, always read the instructions first to prevent accidents.



Set of screwdrivers:

A screwdriver set is always useful for the tradesmen or DIY Capture 7alike, the Makita 25 piece set with magnetic holder provides a practical belt clip to ensure easy access whilst working and a range of bits for each task.




Spirit level:

Capture 8Keep finishes, pictures, bookshelves sharp and straight with a Spirit level. The OX Spirit Trade Level ensures a high-quality design with all vials having a lifetime guarantee. The level boasts rubber ended caps combined with the strong aluminium profile that provides the ultimate resilience.






Tape measure:ox_trade_tape_measure_

“Measure twice, cut once” - taking the time to measure always pays off. The Ox Trade Tape Measure is low cost tape measure with a quick release bottom strip and a nylon coated steel blade.



Circular Saw:

Capture 9A circular saw is a huge time saver for any DIY enthusiast. Whether you want to install new railings or build shelves the circular saw is not only highly efficient but leaves a professional finish compared to the traditional handheld saw.





Hammer:Capture 5

A hammer combined with a claw provides a tool not only to put in nails but remove any excess or old nails. The Ox Pro Claw Hammer is a great hammer comprising a Non-Slip Grip handle with shock reduction and a high-quality steel for durability.



Work platform/ladder:

A work platform is perfect for gaining that extra Capture 4reach when painting ceilings or fixing shelves. The Youngmans Multipurpose platform boasts a compact design which is perfect when storage space is limited.





71yxwcuiwpl._sl1200_-minAre always handy to have around. A set of pliers can help loosen or tightening bolts, remove pins, nails or other fastenings. The Channellock TH-4 Pliers & Screwdriver Set provides a handy holster. The pliers comprise a high carbon C1080 drop forged steel composition to ensure superior strength combined with an electronic coating for the ultimate rust prevention.






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