Hello everyone, I am DIY gentleman Do you want to do the decoration yourself or hire someone? This is not an easy question However, the advantages of DIY are very obvious In home decoration, house maintenance, car repair, and environmental beautification You can save a lot of money by doing it yourself One of the keys to saving money is to have the right tools You need to spend money on very good tools that you will use repeatedly Fortunately You don’t need to prepare so many tools for family emergencies DIY Jun summarized 16 tools for everyone Enough for you to complete most basic repairs At the end of the video, there is an additional tool Allows you to expand into more areas Become a serious DIYer The first necessary tool: hammer There are two main types of hammers, one is the claw hammer Is this hammer Its hammer It's normal, the same as other hammers But the claws behind it are curved So when lifting a nail, it’s easier to lift Does not need too much angle For example, it doesn’t need much strength In this way, after getting up, pull to this position The nails are already high The second kind of hammer is called the frame hammer framing hammer Is this kind of relatively straight claw When making a frame You can pick up the wooden square with a hammer, without using your hands So it’s very convenient to use The most commonly used hammer is 16 ounces Flat head claw hammer Which is this 16 ounces, the head is flat It's a claw hammer Then a hammer of this weight can handle a lot of delicate work For example, hanging picture frames can also be used to repair fences Large-scale work such as terraces and decks Bent claws are easy to pull nails If you have time to choose slowly There are two points to consider.
The first point is the weight of the hammer. Every hammer feels different and weird You’d better go to the site to try it out, one round for each hammer round You can definitely find a hammer that suits you The second point to consider is the material of the handle of the hammer There are three types, the most common is wood And glass fiber There is also metal, which is iron, let’s talk about the wooden handle first The shock absorption capacity of the wooden handle is the strongest among the three types of handles The wooden handle is also the lightest material Its weight is concentrated on the hammer head The shock absorption effect of fiberglass hammer handle is second only to wood Electricians like fiberglass the most because it does not conduct electricity The third type, metal handle The biggest feature of the metal handle is that it is very, very strong This is my favorite, It's only 15 ounces This one is 24 ounces There are two reasons for buying it.
The first is to do When hitting a 3.5 inch long nail 15 ounces is a bit hard Another point, we see there is a small gap here Its function is to target some wooden squares that are not straight. Use this Gap clamped 2×4 Correct the angle with one hand and use a nail gun with the other hand Just put this Mu Fang in correctly The second necessary tool: screwdriver Many things in the house are fixed with screws Such as newly bought IKEA furniture Lamps, socket covers, door handles, etc. You need at least two screwdrivers Flat head is also called flat-head This kind of cross flower is called philips You can buy a cheap screwdriver set at the beginning Ten dollars, twenty dollars, many kinds When you are familiar with the tools, buy a specific screwdriver of good quality according to your needs You can also buy a multi-head screwdriver Such as these two It has ratchet function, you can adjust the direction Very convenient This too The third necessary tool: tape measure Tape measure In most cases, a 16-foot tape measure It's enough, 5 meters Basically able to meet daily needs If you want to make a basement, or framing You need to use this 25-footer The main difference is The distance that these two rulers can support is different The first one is 16 feet Just reached 8 feet Let's look at 25 feet We saw We see that it has been pulled to 8 feet now, let’s see how much we can go Now 9 feet past 10 feet now Still ok But it has a certain arc To probably About ten and a half feet Then look at its unit This tape measure Its unit is only inches, which is its only flaw Johnson's 16-foot tape measure is my favorite The reason is here It has centimeters on it There are also feet, and The scale has reached a precise score 1/8, 1/4, 3/8 Very convenient when measuring Another point, the characteristic of this tape measure is You pull it out, it's automatically locked, and you click it to go back Under normal circumstances After the other tape measures are pulled, they will automatically go back.
The fourth item of necessary tools: Knife First, the knife used for work must be strong and durable Sometimes you need to make a lot of power Knives that are too thin are easy to break and get hurt This knife is not recommended The second point, you have to buy a utility knife Also called Snap-off blade knife Every piece of it can be broken After breaking it is a new blade We see that this one was launched and then recovered by itself This knife is very safe to use But its disadvantage is that there is only one blade After using this end, switch to the other end, and then you will change the blade These two knives are my most commonly used This knife Its fixation is very tight So the knife hardly moves randomly There is rubber at the back, so it’s very stable Then the biggest feature of this is the metal below It can be a small putty knife It is also a small screwdriver You can use it to screw some flat head screws You can directly screw the screw by holding it like this A little trick to use a knife is Only the length of one blade is exposed Generally, I use it at most for this long Then the blade was blunt and broke off The next blade you use is brand new again If you stretch it very long So you have used all three or four blades It’s not fast enough to break one when using the next blade The fifth item of essential tools: electric drill set Electric drill is the most useful power tool you can have It actually has two tools This is an electric drill, this is an impact drill These two tools are indispensable This set must be battery-powered This way you don’t have to lay wires to tighten a few screws every time you work Very convenient, I suggest you buy an 18 volt If you don’t need to do large-scale carpentry work Then a 12-volt electric drill set can meet your needs The brand is very, very important This will also affect some of your options for buying other tools in the future About how to choose the brand of electric drill, how to save money to buy tools I will continue to publish new videos The sixth item of the necessary tool: level There are many types of spirit levels The 2-foot-long spirit level is the most common You can also buy this (torpedo level torpedo level) very short Very short, there is a magnet here, but it is not used by ordinary households This is for hanging picture frames It’s very convenient to put it in the corner of the photo frame This is for fence post, piling Nail it to the pile Directly you can measure it very easily This is a laser level It is very important and convenient when doing framing Then press two buttons to start work Then the laser can hit this You can refer to it very far, if you want to buy a laser level One thing to pay attention to is this red laser The effect is better indoors Once you get outside, you can barely see clearly If you go outdoors, you have to buy a green laser However, the green laser is very expensive If you don’t need to use it outdoors It's better to buy red Seventh essential tool: caulking gun Sealant has a wide range of uses I have a video dedicated to How to choose sealant, please click on the link in the upper right corner The sealant gun is simple There are only two sizes, one is smaller and the other is larger If the amount is larger, you can buy a larger glue gun Large glue guns are also relatively expensive, but what The sealant itself is more suitable for large barrels Choose a sealant gun, any brand is fine This function is more comprehensive, after the sealant dries You can use a metal stick to reopen the old sealant In this case, the old sealant can also be reused Another point, this place It's a knife, when you press it The plastic head of the glue can be cut off, which is more convenient Any kind is fine, a must-have for home I have to buy one The eighth essential tool: Pry bar Nail Puller, also called crowbar So here I am going to prepare two styles One big and one small This little I can handle it completely when you are not doing heavy work The small one is a must, here you can pick up the nails This side can also be used to pick up nails, and it can also be used as a crowbar This bigger crowbar, you are making the deck, Or for fence It is also very convenient when removing The crowbar must be of good quality The ninth necessary tool: speed square Triangle ruler In general, you just buy a small triangle ruler.
Make any cuts almost at right angles It also has more and more complex uses I will have a video to talk about If you need to do a large project, you may need this kind of large triangle ruler Tenth essential tool: Putty knife The left is 4 inches, the right is 1.5 inches This one is very hard, almost immobile This very soft stainless steel There are many uses, you can use it to smear and smooth wooden putty Scrape off the old paint Or wallpaper on the wall Can be used to clean the gaps around the bathtub or windows It is best to buy stainless steel, which is easy to clean stainless I suggest you buy this kind of thick, very hard, 4 inch wide Essential tool eleventh: Pliers When you work, you will find The power of your fingers can't grasp something Pliers are needed at this time There are several types of pliers, two of the most common One is linesman pliers So this is also an electrician's pliers, it's sharp-nosed Either way, you need one The twelfth item of the necessary tool: Studfinder Wood detector When you nail a nail to any wall, before screwing the screw Be sure to use Studfinder to check for pipelines behind the wall There are many kinds of pipelines wire Water pipe Downpipe There is plastic, there is copper, there is iron It is very important to drill down to any one of them! I will publish a video to compare three kinds of studfinder From cheap to expensive, see which one is right for you The thirteenth essential tool: Circular saw Circular saws are very important for large DIY jobs For example, you make a deck, or replace windows, build shelves In the past, when building a wooden house, there was only one electric tool, and that was a circular saw.
A fast-rotating blade is dangerous Therefore, you must be extra careful when using it But for speed and flexibility This is the best cutting tool you can buy I recommend everyone to use a battery-powered circular saw There are two points, the first is safety Battery-powered circular saw has very little power Good control The second point, you don’t need to route wires To buy a circular saw, you need to buy the same brand as your electric drill In this case, the battery can be used universally Essential tool fourteenth: reciprocating saw Reciprocating cutting saw This is an indispensable tool for demolition It can also do a lot of other work For example, sawing off some thin branches And the saw blade is very cheap The fifteenth item of the necessary tool: Multi-tool This tool is my favorite tool It can do a lot of work The most commonly used is this blade It can reach positions that other saws can't reach And it’s very safe, it can also act as a sander Can do some fine polishing This saw blade Can allow you to be on drywall or wood Cut relatively long straight lines Start cutting from this side, you can cut very long and straight Put this on top, you can rub off the old paint The old silicon is caulking Remove some floor glue These two can polish the stone This is to remove the grout on the floor tiles If you have tiles that need to be repaired Use it to remove the stone mortar in the middle You can cut all the seams around Although it is very accurate but slow It can only do some What other tools can't reach But it can’t be used as a main tool The sixteenth necessary tool: Safety gears PPE personal protective equipment Safety and health come first When you do any work First thing to consider What harm might I get in doing this job The personal protective equipment that must be prepared is Safety glasses Gloves and dust mask If your work is noisy Please wear earplugs or earbags Item 17: Airtool When you have a compressor You can use all the tools You can do trimwork with nail gun Door frame, window frame, can be used as roof Solid wood flooring, framing, Even the spray paint texture on the roof is made with a spray gun You can do all kinds of molding You can install the sheeting of the ground with the staple You can pump up the tires When you expand your DIY skills You should also extend your tools For example, for woodworkers, you may need table saw, mitre saw Nail gun, you can add electrician tools Perform simple electrician work Buy ladders and extension cords to expand the scope of work When choosing tools If you only need it occasionally For example, if you want to make a bathroom Then wetsaw saw for cutting tiles If you only use it once, you can consider whether it is more convenient to rent Only those tools you use regularly are worth buying Which tools do you use most often Please leave a message below If you like my video please like it, subscribe to my channel, thank you all