diy essentials + workwear

power tools for beginners — the first 5 power tools you should buy

01. orbit sander

Random orbit sanders have interchangeable sand paper and help you smooth wood and remove old finishes

what you could make:

furniture flipping — sand off old finish &re-paint or stain it

02. drill / driver

drills are a versatile for home repair and epic diy projects. drills drive screws or drill holes using interchangeable bits

what you could make:

simple entryway bench have home depot cut the wood in store and assemble at home

03. miter saw

miter saws are on a hinge so are a good place to start for beginners — you can use them to make angled cuts

what you could make:

framed canvas – diy a frame with mitered edges

04. nail gun

nail guns help you secure trim or smaller boards on projects — they have so many uses and are also SO FUN to use  

what you could make:

trim wall – cut trim with your miter saw and attach with your nail gun

05. circular saw

circular saws are great for cuts that cant be made with a miter saw — you can make rip cuts and cut large plywood

what you could make:

diy table or bar top — rip plywood or trim down a herringbone pattern

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