7 Must Have DIY Tools For Weekend Warriors

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7 must have diy tools for weekend warriorsDo you watch shows on HGTV and think "I can do that!"? Do you idolize the work of designers like Joanna Gaines? Well, I have a great list for you below! It's the 7 Must Have DIY Tools for Weekend Warriors like yourself.

Now, before you go trying to knock down walls or hang some old flea market find on the wall in your study, make sure you have these DIY tools. You don't want to pull a Steve Urkel and go from "I can do that!" to "did I do that?".

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7 Must Have DIY Tools for Weekend Warriors

Miter Saw

7 must have DIY tools for weekend warriors

Found from Lazy Guy DIY

We've used a miter saw for many projects. Make sure you have somebody to teach you how to properly use this saw. Last thing you want is to lose a finger. That wouldn't necessarily go with the decor.

In our previous home, we hung a lot of chair rail throughout the house. So, I cut my teeth (no, not literally) over the months and years doing that work.

Where to get your first miter saw? You can check out the one Adam from Lazy Guy DIY has above or search Amazon for all miter saws.

Power Sanders

7 must have diy tools for weekend warriors

Found from Scrappy Geek

Andrew over at Scrappy Geek recommends every DIYer have at least one power sander. If you're looking for just one to start with, he says to go with an orbital sander.

Power Drill

7 must have diy tools for weekend warriors

Found from Pink Toes and Power Tools

As power drills go, there are plenty out there to choose from. However, Kristen from Pink Toes and Power Tools is a Dewalt power drill fan to the core.

Shop Vacuum (aka Wet Vac)

7 must have diy tools for weekend warriors

Found from Man Made DIY

The guys over at Man Made DIY sing the praises of the shop vac. It's pretty must a staple DIY tool. Something has to clean up all that leftover crap and debris. Just be careful it doesn't grab the dog's tail!


7 must have diy tools for weekend warriors

Found from Love & Renovations

The jigsaw is another must have DIY tool for weekend warriors. Fortunately, Kristen over at Love & Renovations has a wonderful tutorial for using her Ryobi jigsaw!


7 must have diy tools for weekend warriors

Found from Thriving Home

Rachel and Polly over at Thriving Home have a great tutorial on How to Hang Perfectly Level Decor on Walls. Clearly, they're fans of the level and I'm including it in the must have DIY tools list.

The Basics: Hammer, Wrench, and Screwdrivers

7 must have diy tools for weekend warriors

Found from Art of Manliness

Now, we're getting really basic. But, a list of must have DIY tools for weekend warriors wouldn't be complete without the real essentials. You know, things like hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, and the like. Luckily, Art of Manliness has us covered!

Check out some basic toolkits here and here with all the items you'll need.

What must have DIY tools do you still need?

By no means is this a comprehensive list of DIY tools, but we provided the basics. Now is the perfect time to assess what you have and what you need.

Before you tackle any DIY project, make sure you know how to properly use the required tools. Nobody wants a home improvement fiasco on their hands that turns into an ER trip!

Good luck and have fun!

Are you tackling a DIY project for your home? What tools do you consider essential? We would love to hear about it in the comments! 

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John says August 18, 2017

I have compound Miter Saw and have always used. It’s a great beginner saw. I can see how a better saw would be a bit more accurate, but this one actually works really well for the cost. It does bevel cuts and cuts at an angle. It’s also “sliding” which allows for making longer cuts.
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    David Domzalski says August 18, 2017

    Thanks so much for the reply, John! So glad to have your feedback. What projects are you working on?

Mustard Seed Money says August 20, 2017

For the most part I’m a big fan of the basics. I need a hammer, a couple of screw drivers and I’m good to go. Although having a wet saw is handy when cutting tile 🙂
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    David Domzalski says August 22, 2017

    I hear you, Rob! What projects have you worked on?

Kathleen Culpepper says August 21, 2017

Nice! I’ve definitely run into problems not having the right screwdriver size when I needed to fix or tighten something. Having the right tools on hand makes DIY work so much easier!

    David Domzalski says August 22, 2017

    Absolutely Kathleen! Thanks for the comment!

Chris says September 6, 2017

My favorite tool is the reciprocating saw. Great post
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    David Domzalski says September 6, 2017

    Thank you, Chris! ?

Walter Langely says October 7, 2017

Nice List…! Very Good Information.
I like your DIY tools tips and ideas. This is very Helpful Post for me. Love Your Post.

Would you recommend which tools are the best for my home renovation?

Thanks for sharing your Post.

Bracel Aurther says June 23, 2018

DIY tools are really important for home improvement. All DIY tools are essential for useful and helpful. You can complete your homework by using DIY tools.

Gloria Diaz says August 5, 2018

It’s a really awesome collection. Thanks for sharing this list.

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