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Here's another edition of "Top 5 DIY Tools!" This time they are from The Home Depot. Take a look at some of the tools we consider to be essential. Let us know your favorites in the comments.
1) THD Bucket
You can not beat the versatility of the ubiquitous Home Depot bucket. We have LOTS of them in all shades of orange. (They do fade quickly in the bright Florida sunlight!). We use them for storage, mixing cement, holding water for our Ryobi misting fan, and more. Look for a couple of different lids you can buy that increase their functionality. The screw top lid is one of our favorites.
2) WD-40 Non-Aerosol
I know, I know, everyone has a can or two of this, but we are featuring the non-aerosol version of WD-40. The trigger spray is easy to use and doesn't seem to have the "spitting" problem that the aerosol cans sometimes have. When we need to soak rusted parts, this version is what we use. You can fill a small container quickly and easily using the trigger spray.
3) Husky Extendable Square
4) 3M Banded Hearing Protector
Safety gear is only useful if you actually use it! These grab and go 3M banded style hearing protection is what we use. Ear muff style protection is heavy and hot making us reluctant to use those. These are easy and accessible and can be worn around our necks when not in use. I keep a set in the kitchen to block out vacuum cleaner noise as well as when I'm using the coffee grinder! These have replaceable tips.
5) Wiss Scissors
BONUS! DeWalt Carbon Fiber Tacker
If you've ever used a traditional staple gun, you know how much strength it takes to pull the trigger. I don't have that strength, that's why I like this DeWalt tacker/stapler. It's lightweight and the trigger is easy for me to use. It's perfect for DIY upholstery projects. At the time of this post, these are listed at the Home Depot for $34.97.
Be sure to read/watch our first "Top 5 DIY Tools." That one features tools from Amazon. You may find just what the DIYer on your list needs to find in his or her stocking this year!
What are some of your favs from the Home Depot or Amazon? Let us know in the comments below. We love to hear about tools that have worked well for you.
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FYI: We are not professionals, and we don't claim to be. This is what we found worked for our project. Yours may need a little different approach. Safety first!
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