As the saying goes, for every task there is a proper tool. There are certain tools that every Canadian handyman or woman should have. Power tools in particular are important for helping handle the toughest jobs and allowing you to perform DIY work with some of the same tools used by the pros. Whether you’re a carpenter, DIY enthusiast, or anything in between, you’ll need to make sure that you have each kind of power tool listed here in your toolbox.
- Miter Saw
Different saws are suited for different tasks and you don’t want to use one for a job for which it is ill-suited. Mitre saws from brands such as DeWalt and Makita are highly specialized, being mainly suited for miter and bevel cuts. They can cut long and short pieces with equal smoothness and can handle a wide range of materials as well.
- Circular Saw
The main purpose of a power tool is to allow you to do a task more quickly, more easily, and with more accuracy and less strain than a regular tool could accomplish. A circular saw is a perfect example of all of those attributes at play. While you might be able to get away with a handsaw if you only have to cut a single board here and there every few months, a circular saw is essential for cutting mass quantities of wood without being exhausted by having to saw them manually.
These are some of the most high-powered saws out there and are thus suited for DIY and carpentry work that requires the strongest saw work possible. If you need to cut mass quantities of wood or need to cut through other harder material, circular saws are a useful power tool to have.
- Orbital Sander
Sanding can be one of the most tedious tasks in any DIY carpentry job. An orbital sander from a brand such as Bosch can make it far easier, making it indispensable among modern power tools. It has great strength and it does not require the same kind of go-with-the-grain approach to sanding that can make it so tedious. Simply turn it on, apply pressure, and let it sand away all those rough edges and surfaces.
- Power Drill
This is as obvious as it gets. Every toolbox needs either a corded or battery-powered power drill. The latter are more convenient and mobile while the latter can boast more power. You’ll also want to make sure that you have the right size drill bits for your power drill.
- Air Compressor
This may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a power tool. Maybe you were expecting to find a spray gun, paint gun, nail gun, or other tool-based “gun” that works with air pressure. However, that’s precisely why an air compressor is a must-have power tool: you need it to power all of these air pressure-powered tools. Simply plug it in and use it as an air supply for all the tools that require air pressure to work.
No matter the task, these and other power tool options can help you get the job done right.